Duration : 7 days
Starting from : Grand Palace
Ending at : Patthaya Elephant Village
Duration : Luxury, Woman, Gay & Lesbian
One week exploration of Thailand’s capital city, visiting all the top attractions including the best cultural, historical, shopping, nightlife, and dining venues, as well as a cooking class!
Day 1 : Bangkok
The outstanding Grand Palace is an architectural marvel and the gem of Bangkok's impressive collection of temples and palaces. However, the four main buildings are incorporated in the grounds of the glittering Wat Phra Keo. This is the must to visit the experience of its diverse styles that no one should miss.
The entrance fee is THB 250 which includes the allowance entrance to Vimanmek Palace and Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall. The opening hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.
It is situated at Na Phralan Road , Bangkok 10200 Thailand . For more details, you can contact at Tel: +66 2 222 0094 / +66 2 222 6889 / +66 2 222 2208 or visit the website at http://www.palaces.thai.net or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Appropriate dress code required (cover shoulders and legs).
Bangkok Sightseeing City Tram
See the sights of inner Bangkok from an electric city tram. En-route a professional guide describes the attractions as passengers relax and view Rattanakosin Island 's myriad sights and sounds such as the Grand Palace , Pak Talong Flower Market, the Ta Chang Pier, the NationaL Museum and the National Gallery. Multi-lingual commentary is available. Catch the tram near front gates of the Grand Palace in Sanam Luang. Tours leave every thirty minutes.
Chao Phraya River Cruise
A cruise along the Chao Phaya River and Thonburi's vast network of canals is an experience no other Asian capital can offer. However, if you have specifically come here for sightseeing, then a trip to Chao Phraya River in Bangkok suits the best.
Moreover, you can see various traditional old houses, temples, shops and Floating Market on a trip to Chao Phraya River . You'll get a nice tour of many of Bangkok's sites, including the Palace, Wat Arun, and some fancy hotels such as the Oriental.
To approach the spot, you can get on the SkyTrain to the Saphan Taksin stop and getting on the river boats there.
Day 2 : Bangkok
Panthip Plaza is the best place for IT shopping, located at Petchburi Rd in Pratunam district (opposite the Pratunam's City Complex and the Amari Watergate hotel). Over here, you should be worry less of the prices as it provides very reasonable price with extensive range. But the vendors at the plaza can merely speak English. Usually, it opens from 10:00 - 20:30 (every day).
You can reach there by the skytrain (BTS) to Ratchathewi station, followed by either hire a tuk-tuk / taxi, or ten minutes walk down to Petchaburi Road .Chatuchak 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).
Day 3 : Bangkok
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 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. It is opened daily from 9:00 to 22:00 with the entrance fee for adult THB450 and child (80 ? 120 cm) THB280.
The address is B1-B2 Floor, Siam paragon 991 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330. For more information, you can contact at Tel: 0-2687-2000 Fax: 0-2678-2001
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.
Bed Supper Club
Bed Supper Club is one of the most unusual clubs you'll ever visit. Dubbed as a 'dining in bed experience', it is an integration of a restaurant, club, art gallery, and theatre.
Over here, dinner is served only once; so if you need to have some you should arrive by 8:30p. Moreover, on weekends, you can savor the four-course menu that serves up different food week after week.
It is situated at 26 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Bangkok 10110 Thailand . For more information please visit http://www.bedsupperclub.com or contact at +66 2 651 3537
Day 4 : Bangkok
Lumpini Park is a popular oasis, named after Buddha's birthplace. The best time to visit the park is just after sunrise, when hordes of fitness fanatics can be spotted jogging, doing aerobics, practicing tai chi, yoga or even ballroom dancing. You can even hire a paddle boat, eat at one of the reasonably priced outdoor restaurants, or just take it easy under a shady tree. There is no entry fee to visit the park.
There are four entrance to the park each at Rama IV Road , Sarasin Road , Wireless Road and Ratchadamri Road repectively.
Ancient City is an innovative park and museum (Muang Boran in Thai) in which visitors can learn about Thai architecture and history. Surroundings are famous buildings, monuments and temples representing all regions in Thailand . However, you may need a private car to navigate around the 280-acre outdoor museum.
Day 5 : Bangkok
MBK is the perfect place for those who love shopping in a market style atmosphere but prefer to do so in air-conditioned comfort. Bargaining is a common issue at MBK. However, you should be careful of the products against imitation such as clothes, watches and others.
The opening hours of the MBK center are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Sunday. It is situated at Phayathai Road , Bangkok 10330 Thailand . For more details, you can visit http://www.mbk-center.com/ or email at email@example.com or contact at: +66 2 620 9000.
China town is the place full of shops, stalls and alleys, where the movers and shakers of Thailand 's economy got started. You can get everything from household and electronic goods to Chinese medicine and antique. However, this place is famous for dealing in gold and of course Chinese food. Some of stores and restaurants here are opened 24 hours a day.
You can touch the Thai magic at River City . It was founded in 1984. This shopping adventure is located on the Chao Phraya River next to the Royal Orchid Sheraton and features 192 shops and presents an ideal place to look for hand-woven Thai silk and cotton, gems and jewelry, decorative objects, leather goods, antiques, handicrafts and other souvenirs. A free shuttle service runs to and from nearby major hotels located on the river.
The Antique Shops open 8:30a.m to 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday, whereas Boutique shops open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Sunday. It is situated at 23 Yota Road , Sampantawong, Bangkok 10100 Thailand . For more information, please visit http://www.rivercity.co.th or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: +66 2 237 0077
You can get there by BTS to Saphan Taksin Station. There's a free shuttle boat service to the River City available at Sathorn Pier everyday from 10:00 to 20:00.
Day 6 : Bangkok
Baipai Thai Cooking School
Baipai Thai Cooking School is an ideal home-style learning environment that is different from most of the hotels and restaurants in Thailand . If you think to take a class on the last day of your stay, this is the most perfect place to eventually wrap up your journey to Thailand .
Baipai Thai Cooking School is located at 150/12 Soi Naksuwan, Nonsee Road , Chongnonsee, Yannawa, Bangkok , THAILAND 10120. To contact, you can email at email@example.com and Tel: 662-294-9029 Fax: 662-294-9027
Built incongruously in one of Bangkok 's hubs of consumerism, this very popular shrine is devoted to Brahma and Erawan, his elephant. Erected by the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, the shrine was beset by a series of accidents during its construction in the 1950s. Traditional Thai dancing can often be seen here. Admission is free.
Address: 494 Ratchawithi Road (corner of Ploenchit and Ratchiwithi), Bangkok 10330
Open Hours: 24-hrs M-Su
Lumpini Boxing Stadium
Thai boxing (muay Thai) is one of the most famous and most identified sports of Thailand . As it is an effortful sport that needs a lot of strength, flexibility and endurance from its combatants, it has a spiritual dimension that isn't usually associated with sports.
In addition Thai boxing being the fascinating fights, the matches attract great people-watching opportunities as well. The fighter's corners are always filled with interesting people that intensely watching cannot bear to miss even a single second of every round.
The most famous Thai boxing stadium in the world hosts fights on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. There are usually 10 bouts in an evening, each comprising five three-minute rounds. Ritualistic music and a slow dance precede the fights as the boxers honor their teachers and the spirit of the ring.
The Lumpini Boxing Stadium is situated at Rama IV Road , Bangkok 10500 . It opens on Tuesday to Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., whereas on Saturdays Sundays it opens from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to midnight. The contact number is +66 2 251 4303.
Day 7 : Bangkok
Wat Arun gets its name from Aruna, the Indian god of the dawn, hence its common name The Temple of Dawn.
The location of the temple is in the area that used to be occupied by the palace of King Taksin who re-established the Siamese Kingdom after the fall of Ayuttaya more than two hundred years ago. The main Buddha image is believed to have been designed by King Rama II.
Wat Arun, often called The Temple of Dawn, is one of the most remarkable visual identities of Bangkok . The imposing Khmer-style prang or tower is 104 metres tall and decorated with bits of porcelain that was used as ballast by boats coming from China . It is surrounded by four smaller prangs. Construction of the prangs were started by King Rama II and completed by King Rama II.
National Gallery Museum
Situated on Chao Fa Road opposite the National Theatre, the museum exhibits traditional and contemporary works of art created by Thai artists.
It usually opens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Sunday. The entrance fee required is THB 30. For more information, you can contact at Tel : 0 2281 2224, 0 2282 2639-40
Cruising along the klongs as the canals are called in Thai, takes you on a journey of contrast back to earlier eras and up to modern Bangkok .
The most popular klong trips start on the Bangkok side of the Chao Phraya River and cross over to the Thonburi side to venture up Bangkok Noi and Bangkok Yai canals. These journeys take you to fascinating places such as The Royal Barge Museum and the colonial-style Thonburi Railway Station.
On the way you will see a different side of life as you pass the homes of the klong-dwellers. Each home seems to have its own boat, be it a small canoe or a hang yao the long-tailed boats powered by car or truck engines and a propeller on a long shaft that acts as both propulsion and steerage