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 22:20 15:20 10:00 30.10.2016 - 24.03.2017

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
Patpong Market
On the sidewalk every night hundreds of booths and cookshops pop up, behind them you see blinking signs of numerous Go-Go-Bars. The Patpong night market stretches out over several streets and attracts masses of bystanders, pleasure-seekers and bargain hunters. From 10pm onwards it's so crowded that getting through the narrow Sois is almost impossible and the atmosphere starts to boil. The area may be safe, nevertheless you should leave the DSLR camera in the hotel and only take sums of money with you that you really want to spend. You never know.   Most sellers offer forgeries of bags, watches, clothes and DVDs but before you buy anything you should get an overview of the huge range, to get a closer look at the quality of the mock Gucci-handbag or the Rolex-replica. And then you bargain. Only when the original price is reduced by half you pay an - more or less - adequate price. It is also recommended to make a real leather-test with a lighter. When the merchant gets nervous the iPad-sleeve is probably plastic after all.
Pantip Plaza
Narai Phand

Stay

Stay in Bangkok
Suk11 Hostel
The Suk11 is the best option for travellers who need to keep an eye on the travel budget but still want to have some comfort. The four-storey bamboo-house is family-run and reminds you of surfers, Bali and beaches - except for the traffic that is rushing outside instead of the sea. The rooms are nevertheless relatively quiet, some of them even have big jungle plants in front of their windows and all of them are equipped with an air conditioning system. Single rooms are available starting from 13 Euros, including breakfast. The big family room deluxe costs around 36 Euros per night. The whole house is decorated with memories, stories, souvenirs and little notes which have been left by travellers from all over the world. Already at the entrance one can feel the informal feel-good atmosphere.   And: The Suk11 is located excellently for all those who want to meet new people and hurl themselves into the nightlife. Some of the city's best clubs and bars are in the next street. One Soi down there is Nana, the red light district. But the Suk11 has strict rules concerning this matter: Strangers are by no means allowed to be in any rooms.
Hansar Hotel
The Eugenia

Sights

Sights in Bangkok
Khao San Road
Since the 1980ies the Khao San Road (translation: street of uncooked rice) is the first choice for (young) travelers who have to watch their budget and like to go out. In the street and its sois numerous budget accommodations have settled, and you find small supermarkets, English bookshops, hippie stores full of batik wrap skirts, cheap restaurants with terraces in Bali-style, tourist agencies and bars, bars, bars. If you see an Asian here than it's most likely a tuk-tuk driver or a waiter.   This place might be stuck somewhere between Europe and Asia and has little to do with Thai culture, however it's fascinating to dive into this unique world for a night. Moreover you get great hints for your world trip here. Which island has the finest sand? Which boat reaches the most secret bay? And what do you need for a Cambodian visa? These and many more questions are sorted out if you chime in the never-ending stream of travelers. 
Red Sky
Soi Cowboy

Eat

Eat in Bangkok
Central Food
Thai? Korean? Or maybe Italian? The Central World shopping mall has dedicated its seventh floor to the shopaholics' creature comforts - at a high standard. 19 restaurants and open kitchens of all kinds string together and the smell of dishes that serve all imaginable tastes is in the air across hundreds of square metres. The selection seems to be endless: spicy mango salads from the Thai, Japanese california rolls, freshly prepared smoothies at the fruit bar that is metres long and tiramisu from the Italian.   You can eat and chat along the huge window wall with view on the city and red leather armchairs. And after the feast you can fall into the loungers - in one of the numerous massage parlours - close your eyes and have a relaxing foot massage.
Ruen Urai
T&K Seafood

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