Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok, whose Thai name translates as "city of angels", is a prime destination for Southeast Asia. Whether you're looking for the grand palaces and gardens as depicted in films like the King and I (although I wouldn't mention this to the locals), or the exotic nightlife it's become known for in more recent years, Bangkok won't disappoint. The Grand Palace is an architectural gem, a reminder of the rich history of the country. There are many beautiful temples to see and various tours within Bangkok itself and to outlying areas. There is a rich nightlife for all with plenty of options for any taste. The airport is 30 kilometers outside of Bangkok with easy transportation into the city. So fly with Austrian Airlines to Bangkok and discover the beauty of Thailand.

Timetable

from to dep. arr. travel duration validity
VIE BKK 20:15 12:15 10:00 01.04.2017 - 21.10.2017
VIE BKK 23:20 15:20 10:00 29.03.2017 - 26.10.2017

Boeing 777-200

Boeing 777-200 side view Boeing 777-200 seats
Type of aircraftLong haul passenger aircraft
ManufacturerBoeing Commercial Airplane Company, Seattle, USA
Names - Austrian Airlines paintingSound of Music (OE-LPA), Heart of Europe (OE-LPB), Dream of Freedom (OE-LPC), Spirit of Austria (OE-LPD), Blue Danube (OE-LPE)
Number of aircraft5
Seating capacity8 C / 260 Y, total 308 | Abweichung OE-LPE: 48C / 264Y, total 312
Min. LegroomC/44"=111,7cm, Y/31"/33"=78,7cm/83,82cm
Wing span60,9 m
Length63,7 m
Height18,8 m
Max. cruising speed1,030 km/ h
Max. cruising altitude13.100 m
Type of engineGeneral Electric, GE 90-90 B
Max. thrust2 x 90,000 lbs
Fuel capacity135,880 kg
Max. range fully payload6,200 NM, 11,500 km
Max. payload61,600 kg
Max. take-off-weight294,835 kg
Max. landing weight208,652 kg

Shopping

Shopping in Bangkok
Tha Prachan
The historic market in Old Town brings an extraordinary charm with it. Even though it is near the Grand Palace, one will hardly see any tourists. The local shops and little stalls have very often been in the same family for generations. And it fits the offer: Different than on many Thai markets, there are hardly any mass-produced goods around the Moon-Pier, as it would be called in English. Instead, there are antique coins, Moroccan lamps, bronze figures, vintage-jewellery, Buddhist amulets and talismans.   The Thai Sompong lies his cards onto a little, shaky table, a few meters away an old hippie wearing a dozen pearl necklaces shows his jewellery proudly, and on the end of the street pendants made of boar tushes have been sold for over 40 years. One thing is certain though: On Tha Prachan you can find a souvenir which is out of the ordinary and which you will want to keep for yourself at the end.
Pantip Plaza
Patpong Market

Eat

Eat in Bangkok
T&K Seafood
Chinatown is a paradise for fish and sea fruit aficionados. Along the bustling Yaowarat Road there are countless steaming street kitchens side by side. Hungry people barge their way through the crowds on the pavement and small tables with grilled king prawns, fried rice and steamed Morning Glory on them. Despite of the immense offer there is one restaurant where even locals are willing to wait for a table: the T&K Seafood restaurant.   At first sight, the venue appears simple and less trustworthy. But the plastic seats on the streets are simply a sign that at T&K it's all about the excellent food and nothing else. Everybody who finds it too authentic outside - and that means noisy and hot - can take a seat on the second floor of the restaurant which is air-conditioned. An advice: it's best to arrive early, e.g. when they open at half past six because it's less crowded then.
Central Food
Greyhound Café

Stay

Stay in Bangkok
The Chakrabongse
The four villas with rooms of different standards are located on a green and spacious area next to the Chao Phraya and a stone's throw away from the most important sights like the Grand Palace (five minutes by foot) or the Wat Arun (directly opposite on the other river side).   Depending on your budget you choose between one of the four rooms of the B&B villa (starting from 100 euros including breakfast) or a more luxurious suite (starting from 250 euros) in the Thai House, the Riverside Villa or the Chinese House. The latter offers a comfort zone of special class: the suite consists of two double rooms, two bathrooms, a living room and two private terraces that offer a free view on the pool and the Chao Phraya. The interior: antique, Chinese furniture and doors, modern prints and exquisite fabrics. The perfect choice for two couples or a whole family.   Cushioned loungers and white sun shades around the spacious and deep pool invite you to relax and the palms in the garden wave in the wind. Every now and then you hear a boat passing by. There's no more idyllic place in Bangkok - that might also be the reason why many newlyweds spend their honeymoons in the Chakrabongse Villas.
Suk11 Hostel
Ariyasom Villa

Sights

Sights in Bangkok
Seashell Museum
A candy store? No, these are scallops in all kinds of colours at the Seashell Museum in Bangkok - we know them from the logo of a Dutch fuel supplier. There are more than 3,000 pieces and 600 species of salt and freshwater animals: snails, molluscs and other sea dwellers. You will recognise the museum at the Soi Silom by the oversized snail on the grey/blue glitter facade and the European architectural style.   For a couple of decades Jom Patamakantin and his father have collected the exhibits. A part of the collection is accessible to the public in glass cabinets throughout the three-level building, underneath: a giant clam and a rare slit shell which can only be found in great depths. In the shop next to it you'll find the shells manufactured into pieces of jewellery.
Khao San Road
Red Sky

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