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

Stay

Stay in Bangkok
Dusit Thani
The Dusit Thani is a grand hotel of the old school which sets itself to provide for hospitality, elegance and friendliness - for 40 years by now. The service is extraordinary and so is the location (right next to the subway, the sky train and the Lumpini park).   Altogether there are 13 room types at choice, and the cheapest category (about 100 euro) could have definitely turned out a little bit larger. The great view on the park however compensates for that. The guest can choose from eight (!) restaurants, each and every of them offering excellent food. A special recommendation is the Cantonese option, the Mayflower. Here the royal family, heads of state and other VIPs dine regularly - possibly also because of the six opulent private rooms. After dinner, most guests feel drawn to the D'Sens bar on the rooftop, to party with a glass of champagne or a cocktail and do some business.
Sofitel So
Sukhothai

Sights

Sights in Bangkok
Floating Market
The Taling Chan Floating Market is one of the three floating markets in Bangkok and the one that is most easily accessible from the city. Every weekend it's all about grilling, chatting and bargaining - on the water. You can easily imagine how life in Bangkok used to take place mostly on the Chao Praya and the many klongs in former times. The Taling Chan was established in 1987 to remind of these almost forgotten times - and on the occasion of king Bhumibol's 60th birthday.   Already on the country way to the market there is one stall next to the other and the closer you get to the klong the more intensively the delightful smell of grilled fish and meat tickles your nose. You can hardly deny yourself from picking marinated shrimps on a spit at the first stall.   Most restaurants contain a dining area on a wooden jetty and a longboat where the dishes are prepared. Most of the times you take your seat on the wavering floor at one of the low tables.   If you have some time left you can book a boat tour at the small information desk at the entrance. A tour to the orchid farm costs approx. four euros for adults.
Art Centre
Golden Mount

Shopping

Shopping in Bangkok
Narai Phand
To support Thai arts and crafts the ministry for industry has opened the Narai Phand on the Phloen Chit Road together with investors from the private sector. For about 72 years it has been Thailand's biggest shopping center for local premium arts and crafts from the most diverse regions.   The range of products goes from Vishnu and Ganesha statues made of bronze or stannic to handcrafted, braided bags to traditionally painted picture frames and jewellery boxes.   In addition, there is an own area for Thailand's famous cutlery: the Celadon. It is known for its delicate green or blue colour and the cups, plates and ashtrays are elaborately decorated with (golden) paintings - of course by hand. All products are packed securely and can be sent to Europe by request.
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.
Spring
Ruen Urai

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