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Thailand

Thailand
The Kingdom of Thailand, formally known as Siam until 1939, is the 50th largest country in the world, almost equal to that of Spain. The climate here is generally associated with that of the tropics, making it hot and humid all year round. The main language spoken is Thai, although there are many regional dialects. English however is spoken and understood around most of Thailand. Traveling around Thailand is made easy by means of air, bus, and rail to beautiful locations such as Phuket or even the capital Bangkok. One famous location is that of Phi Phi Ley, featured in the blockbuster movie "The Beach". Here you will find pristine beaches with white sand and crystal blue waters, surrounded by limestone cliffs. A definite must see, and what better way to get there than to fly with Austrian Airlines to Thailand and explore the many treasures they have to show.

Worth knowing

Thailand
  • Currency: Thai bhat(THB)
  • Language: Thai, English
  • Capital: Bangkok
  • Austrian flight destination: Bangkok
Airport
  • Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi (BKK): The airport is located 28 km (18 miles) east of Bangkok.
  • Address: 999 Bang Na-Trat Rd, Rachathewa, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan 10540, Thailand
  • Telephone: (66)-2/132 18 88
  • Airport Bangkok You will be directed to a possibly non-accessible site. Take care. Be careful.


What to see in Thailand

What to see in Thailand
Golden Mount
At the Eastern end of the historic city many tourists overlook the Golden Mount (despite its height of almost 100 metres). Wrongfully, because the artificial hill with lush vegetation rewards every visitor with thrilling views on the Old Town and a sea of skyscrapers, respectively. The intertwined path to the top is worth a visit: massive antique bells are hanging on long cross bars who are said to bring luck to those who ring them. Artistically installed fountains full with orchids refresh the air and a small cemetery with black and white photos and buddha statues make you look inward for a moment. When you've reached the top, a sign asks you to keep on your shoes (being used to many temple visits most tourists slip out of their steaming sneakers). Still a little breathless, you enter the inner of the point tower in the shape of a bell, which houses a buddha relic and offers a view on the city. The entrance is 25 cent.
Seashell Museum
Soi Cowboy

Where to stay in Thailand

Where to stay in Thailand
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.
Dusit Thani
Old Bangkok Inn

Where to eat in Thailand

Where to eat in Thailand
Ruen Urai
When the guest turns into this tiny soi he is within spitting distance of a completely different world. The Ruen Urai is part of the Rose Hotel and is located in an age-old Thai teakwod house. At the entrance the guests are asked to take off their shoes before they are guided by a traditionally dressed Thai to the second floor (make a reservation!) where teakwood tables provide for a private atmosphere. The view wanders outside and lingers on the lush green of the tropical garden. The noise and heat of Bangkok already seems to be far away. On the menu you mainly find Tai delicacies that can be recommended without exception. The prices are a little bit above average - however, it's absolutely justified considering the quality of the dishes and the wonderful atmosphere. In brief: the Ruen Urai is a must.
Central Food
Spring

Where to shop in Thailand

Where to shop in Thailand
Platinum Mall
The Platinum Fashion Mall is the biggest of its kind in Bangkok. The 2.000 shops on seven floors primarily offer fabrics and accessories - for wholesalers who come in buses and trucks and pack goods in masses in order to distribute them on Thailand's markets. Many locals find: why push and shove in the heat from booth to booth if you can find the bigger selection at a better price in the air-conditioned Platinum? The result: meanwhile not only wholesalers buy in the mall but half of Bangkok. The shops have adapted to the new target group, and thus it is also possible to buy single products although price reductions are granted only to larger quantities. It is therefore worth while to buy several products in a shop, they don't have to be the same style - it's only about the quantity of the products purchased. A big disadvantage with cheap shopping: the clothes can't be tried on. In addition, the selection of sizes is very limited. As a tall European woman you should therefore fill the shopping bag rather with jewelry than with T-shirts that possibly turn out to be too small in the end.
Siam Paragon
Pantip Plaza

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