Duration : 2 days
Starting from : National Stadium Station
Ending at : Phrom Phong Station
Duration : First time travelers, Luxury, Woman
Two days around Bangkok exploring by electric rail, featuring shopping, museums, and Siam Ocean World aquarium.
Day 1 : Bangkok
National Stadium Station:
Jim Thompson's House and Museum
Jim Thompson's House and Museum is a small but fine museum, being the former home of the man who saved the Thai silk industry from collapse. It is constructed from six different traditional teak houses; the walls were reassembled from the outside in.
The museum shows Jim Thompson's beautiful collection of art and artifacts from Thailand and Southeast Asia.
Siam Paragon considered as the first mega shopping complex in Thailand located in the heart of Bangkok, offers a magnificent and elegant shopping experience. You can enjoy a gastronomic delight with the finest international cuisines from the best restaurants in town at Siam Paragon.
It is opened daily from 10.00a.m. -10.00p.m., but the restaurants on ground floor will be open until 11.00p.m.
Siam Ocean World
Siam Ocean World located on floors B1 and B2 of the brand new Siam Paragon Centre contains over 30,000 marine animals (Seals, Blue Ringed Octopus, Ragged-tooth sharks, Stingrays, Leafly Sea Dragons, Giant Spider Crabs, and Sharks of various types including Ragged-tooth, Black tipped, and Leopard) this is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia.
Day 2 : Bangkok
Chatuchak Market (Weekend Market)
Chatuchak Market is the Worlds Biggest Weekend Market selling practically everything under the sun, from the smallest nails, to foods, trendy fashions, antiques intricate wooden carvings, masks from far-off lands, adorable fluffy dogs, colorful fish of every hue and singing birds.
The market is as huge including 9,000 individual booths filled with every type of wares catching the trends. You can get anything from incense to insects and food stalls in case you get hungry.
It opens only on evening of weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
Phaya Thai Station:
Suan Pakkad Palace
A visit to this exquisite collection of traditional Thai homes, set in beautiful gardens, gives you an insight into the appreciation of art and gardening by members of the Royal Family.
The compound contains seven traditional houses that display the diverse art collection assembled by these connoisseurs. Images of the Thai Royal Family, model boats, drums and religious artifacts are displayed in House 1.
The reception area of House 2 exhibits personal items such as ivory boxes and bowls inlaid with mother-of pearl. Lovers of Thai musical instruments will be impressed by the collection in House 3 which also has a palanquin, nielloware and ceramics.
Princess Chumbhots extensive mineral collection is on show in House 4, while House 5 has examples of Ban Chiang pottery. The Sukhothai era is depicted with ceramics, earthenware utensils and figurines in House 6.
The theatrical aspect of Thailand is on display at the Khon Museum is House 7. This exhibit includes Khon masks, costumes, accessories and a model of a troupe performing the Ramakien.
Other displays and exhibitions are in the Lacquer Pavilion and the Marasi Gallery which also has an information system on Ban Chiang art and culture.
Phrom Phong Station:
Emporium is a very trendy and more expensive shopping mall that has a number of specialty stores so you can get all your shopping done at once. You can find top local and international brands, local and visiting celebs and hi-society shoppers. As supreme fashions don't come cheap often, you can pick up a good deal though if you keep your eyes peeled for promotions and discounts. Visiting Bangkok, should not miss emporium for shopping.