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.


Sights in Bangkok

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.
Golden Mount
Art Centre

Shopping in Bangkok

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.
Narai Phand
Flower Market

Stay in Bangkok

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.
Sofitel So
Suk11 Hostel

Eat in Bangkok

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.
Ruen Urai
Central Food

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

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