Where to Stay in Bangkok: Siam Square

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Siam SquareCalled “Siam” for short, this downtown square is the hub for fashion, the world of shopping, trendy entertainment, and international food. It is no surprise that Siam is known as the best of the best. This is the hot spot for fashion in Thailand. The center of Thai & International foods from all over the world. The shopping district with the most public transportation. And the most retail shops, from MBK and Bonanza Mall to Siam Center. No wonder this is the most popular shopping center in all of Thailand: it can respond to the shopper’s need for any selection. If you are after original brand name products, you can go to Siam Center, Siam Discovery, or Siam Paragon. If you want a cheaper product, you can find it at MBK. But if you are looking for economy price products like in the Sunday Market, you’ll do well in the retail shops in Siam Square. For entertainment this location can offer you anything from modern cinema, bowling and karaoke, to a variety of restaurants with menus from all over the world. You’ll also find outdoor events at venues between Siam Center and Siam Discovery. Hop easily from Siam Square to another shopping center (Central World Plaza, Gaysorn Plaza, The Emporium) or to the business center with rapid and convenient transportation by sky train.

Phaya Thai Station

Nearby Hotels      Siam City Hotel
Restaurant                Kamon Japanese Restaurant (Siam City Hotel), Lin Fa (Siam City), Patummat (Siam City Hotel)

  
Ratchathewi Station

Nearby Hotels  Asia Hotel (has a connected passageway from Ratchathewi Station)
Entertainment  The Rock Pub (opposite Asia Hotel)

 

Siam Station

is the transit station with the biggest shopping center, both indoor and outdoor.

Nearby Hotels   siam@siam design hotel and spa
Restaurant   Hard Rock Cafe , Belguardo(Siam Paragon), Out Back  Steakhouse (Siam Discovery), Tidbit Treasure
Entertainment             Hard Rock Café
Shopping  Siam Dicovery,Siam Centre, Centre Point, Siam Paragon

      
 

National Stadium Station

 Nearby Hotels Pathumwan Princess, The Twin Tower (15 minutes by walk)
 Restaurant   Citi BiSTRo  (Pathumwan Princess) Kayageum (Pathumwan Princess), 
Kongju Korean BBQ(Pathumwan Princess)
 Entertainment Studio Bar (Pathumwan Princess)
 Shopping MBK Centre

 

Chit Lom Station

is on Sukhumvit line with one of the most popular shopping centers in Bangkok and connections with Siam Station and Ratchaprasong Intersection.

Nearby Hotels Holiday Inn Bangkok, Intercontinental Bangkok, Four Wings, Arnoma Hotel, Bangkok City InnMayfair Marriott
Restaurant   Biscotti (italain), Madison (Four Wings Hotel),Shintaro (Four Wings Hotel)
Entertainment        Aqua  (Four Wings)
Shopping  Central (chidlom), Amarin Plaza, SOGO,  Gaysorn Plaza, Central Word, Big C

 

Ratchadamri Station

Nearby Hotels            Grand Hyatt Erwan, Four Season

Where to Stay in Bangkok: Silom Road

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Silom RoadSilom Road is one of the main business centers of Bangkok, named “Bangkok Wall Street.” Silom has banks, hotels, offices and big department stores lined up along both sides of the road. You will find souvenirs and other goods for sale along the sidewalk at night or in Soi Lalaisap (Silom soi 5). And Silom also offers famous night entertainment that is very popular for all tourists like Silom soi 2, Patpong, and Soi Taniya. Though the traffic on Silom Road is heavy, you can travel by sky train and subway, economical and very convenient transportation connecting to other business and shopping centers like Sukhumvit, Siam Square, Jatujak Sunday Market, Sathorn, and Riverside. The main stations of the Silom line sky train are Saladaeng, Chongnonsee, Surasak, and Taksin Bridge.

 

Saladaeng Station (links sky train with subway transit)  

Nearby Hotels Dusit Thani, Bandara Suites Silom, Pan Pacific, Centre Point Saladaeng, Swiss Lodge,Montien HotelWall Street, Tawanna  Bangkok Hotel,Siam Heritage
Restaurants Aubergine (french), Benjarong (thai), D’ Sens (french), Hamilton’s Steak House (steak house), Heights Cafe (inter), Indigo(french), Irish X-Change(irish bar&restaurant), Mayflower(chinese), Silver Place (chinese),Sphinx (thai/inter), Thien Duong
Entertainment      Barbican Bar and Brasserie(european), ChampangneS, Irish X Change, My Bar,O’ Reillys Irish Pub, Pavillion (Dusit Thani), Tapas Club
Shopping   Robinson Department Store (at Silom Complex)

 

Chong Nonsi Station (located on Narathiwas Ratchanakarin Road, which connects Silom and Sathorn)

Nearby Hotels
Entertainment

Ascott Sathorn Bangkok, Room@Silom Hotel, Evergreen Laurel, Narai Hotel, Unico Grande SilomSilom SereneTriple Two Silom Hotel, Tawana Bangkok Hotel
Restaurants         Mistal (mediterranean), Nika-I (japanese), Shanghai 38 (chinese)
Shopping Silom Plaza and Soi Lalaisap Market.

 

Surasak Station  (located on Sathorn Road)

Nearby Hotels Holiday Inn  Silom, Best Western Elegrant Suite, Silom Village     
Restaurants Bussaracum

Where to Stay in Bangkok: Sukhumvit Road

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SukhumvitSukhumvit road is one of the main business centers of Bangkok. Along this road you will find various lanes (or Soi) packed with shopping zones, delicious foods, and night entertainment. It is a heaven for tourists. From Nana (Sukhumvit soi 3-4) to Asoke (Sukhumvit soi 21), you will find many shops offering jewelry, leather, souvenirs, costumes, tailors, clothes, car rental, etc. but the most attractive for tourists is Nana Plaza (soi 4) and Soi Cowboy (between soi 21-23). Sukhumvit Road has many foreign residences and accommodation for tourists. Hotels and serviced apartments line the road. Leading or economy 3-5 star hotels provide the best choice for tourists and businessmen who want to stay comfortably within easy walking distance of the sky train. The main stations of the Sukhumvit line sky train are Phloen Chit, Nana, Asok, Thong Lo, Phra Khanong, and On-Nut. There is only one subway station, Asok, which is a hub for both subway and sky train transit.

Phloen Chit Station

Nearby Hotels

Centrer Point Wireless Road, The Hotel Plaza Athnee, Chateau De Bangkok, Conrad Hotel,Holiday Mansion, Swissotel Nai Lert Park,Majestic Grande Sukhumvit, FuramaXclusive Sukhumvit
Restaurants La Buca (italy food) ,New York Steakhouse
Entertainment Diplomat Bar
Shopping Ploen Chit Center
Spa S Medical Spa

Nana Station

Nearby Hotels

Ambassder Hotel, Swiss Park, City Lodge Soi 9, Landmark Hotel, Amari Boulevard, Bal-Aire Princess, Royal Benja, JW Marriott , Unico Leela Hotel, The Zenith Sukhumvit, Adelphi-Suites-info
Restaurants Arbar (Arabic), Bed Supperclub (Inter food ), Kinnaree Gourment Thai (thai food),Lapiola (italian ),La Banyan (french ) ,Marriott Café and Nami Teppanyaki (JW Marriott), Mongo’s Restaurant and Bar, Stable (danish) Tapas Café(spanish) Xuan Mai
Entertainment Bed Supper club, Salute, Bully’s Bar, Bus Stop, Cheap Charlies, Zanzibar, The Winking Frog, Gulliver’s Traveler’s Tavern, The Chequers Bar
Shopping Nana Square

Asok Station (links subway and sky train transit options.)

Nearby Hotels

Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit, The Westin Grand Sukhumvit, Park Hotel Bangkok, Somerset Lake Point Bangkok,City Lodge soi 19,Tai-Pan,Bangkok Boutuque Hotel,Centre Point Sukhumvit soi 10,Citadines Bangkok, Manhattan, S15 Sukhumvit Hotel
Restaurants Baankanita and Gallery (thai) , Basil (Sheraton Grande), Bei Otto(german), Chesa (swiss), Crepes&Co(French/Mediterranean), Enchant (Crepe/Inter), Kisso (The Westin Grand) La Gritta (italian),Shin Daikoku(japanese)
Entertainment Horizons Sky Lounge Karaoke, Zest Piano Bar, The Black Swan
Shopping Sukhumvit Plaza, Times Square shopping, Ambassador & Smart Fashion

Phrom Pong Station

Nearby Hotels

Windsor Suite Hotel, Rembrandt Hotel, Royal Park View, Emporium Suite, Imperial Tara, Imperial Impara, Ariston Hotel, Four Wings, Novotel Lotus, Imperial Queen Park,The Davis,St James Hotel, President Park
Restaurants Bacilico(italian), Dubliner Irish Pub(irish-inter food) Green Garden (inter food), Ikkyu-An (japanese), Indus(The Emporium), Lemongrass (Thai), Le Vendome(french) Mahanaga(thai fusion), Robin Hood (british), Seafood Town, Xing Fu (Novotel Lotus)
Entertainment Bull’s Head Pub, Dubliner Irish Pub, Londoner Brew Pub, Robin Hood, Coyote
Shopping The Emporium

Spa

The Purple Spa

Thong Lo Station

Nearby Hotels Grand Tower Inn Sukhumvit 55, Centre Point Thong Lo
Restaurants Amapola (steak house), Ana Garden(thai), Chine Chine (chinese), Great Amercan Rib, Harvey’s(californaian), Hazara(indain), Ikkyu-An (japanese) Lan Na Thai (classical thai), Royal Kitchen (chinese), Shan (chinese)
Entertainment Face Bar, Witch’s Tavern

Spa

Sareerarom Tropical Spa , Being Spa, Palm Herbal Retreat, Ice Bar

Where to Stay in Bangkok

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Bangkok is the center for a wide range of tourism: culture, boat travel, shopping, food,entertainment by day & by night. Bangkok is an enchanting colorful city that attracts many tourists. Each year many travelers from all over the world head to Bangkok for business and travel, especially in November through April which is the high season in Thailand. All accommodations tend to be fully booked during that period. For your convenience, you should plan ahead and make your reservations for a cheap hotel in Bangkok at least a few months in advance.

BangkokThere are many accommodation options in Bangkok. If you are looking for a big, high quality and affordable hotel, you would do well to locate yourself in the business center, which offers great shopping and entertainment. The sky train (BTS) and subway (MRT) provides rapid and easy transit. You will find many excellent downtown hotel choices in the area around Sukhumvit, Silom, and Siam Square.

For a more peaceful, less central situation, you can admire the beautiful scenery along both sides of Chaophraya River. You can travel easily by boat or by road, not far away from areas of historical interest (e.g. The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaeo). Those travelers desiring a more laid-back experience will appreciate the excellent hotel choices in the Riverside area.

ModernThailand.com has arranged its hotel options in zones as follows, for your convenience in searching on our website.

Route 5 ( About 8 hrs)

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Travel time from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the Erawan Elephant Museum: 1 hour

Erawan
Erawan
Erawan

Spend an hour at the Erawan Elephant Museum, currently the only one of its kind in Thailand. The ornate works of art that adorn this impressive sculpture of Erawan, the three-headed elephant in Hindu mythology, is awe-inspiring. (Erawan is the Thai name for Airvata, the mount of Indra, the Vedic god of the sky, clouds and monsoon, and guardian of the East.)

Their creation of the masterpiece, ‘the elephant at the centre of the universe’, reflects the exquisite craftsmanship of highly skilled Thai artisans. Masters of their craft, each is well-trained and experienced in the ten basic disciplines of traditional Thai art and craft. These are carving, engraving, sculpting, modelling, drawing, lacquerwork, plaster, metal works, moulding and lathing.

For example, the four columns that support the interior are rich in detail. Scenes from Buddhist tales depict the story of the life of Buddha — the enlightened one. According to Buddhist legend, a Bodhisattva, the Buddha-to-be, descended from Heaven to help the world and was reborn as the historical Buddha.

Bright light, symbolic of all that is good in this world, streams through the stained-glass roof.

The fascinating work of art on the interior also reflects a marriage of Eastern and Western styles. The Western interpretation of the solar system is integrated with the beliefs of the exotic East. The Hindu-Buddhist cosmic universe is portrayed with Mount Meru, the mythical peak and ‘abode of the gods’ at the centre, surrounded by seven continents or seven rings of golden mountains. Each is separated from the other by one of seven circular cosmic oceans.
Travel time from the Erawan Museum to the Naval Museum: 15 minutes

 

Spend the next 45 minutes learning about the history of the Royal Thai Navy and major naval battles fought in the past. Accounts of important events such as the battle of Ko Chang, the heroes of Don Noi, and the first submarine to serve the Royal Thai Navy are presented in the form of a special exhibition.

The museum is open Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. –

4 p.m.

For more information, please call: Tel. 0-2394-1997
Travel time from the Naval Museum to the Ancient City: 20 minutes

the Ancient City
the Ancient City
the Ancient City

Spend the next 2 hours at the Ancient City — the largest outdoor museum in Thailand. The attractions at the Ancient City are spread out over a vast area of 128 hectares. Fortunately, it’s possible to drive from one stop to the next.

Drive past the entrance and journey back in time to a prosperous city, rich in material wealth and culture. Monuments representing various periods in the kingdom’s history are dotted around the site. Learn about the history, culture, religion, art, Thai customs and traditions, past to the present.

Key landmarks range from important royal palaces, temples, chedis or stupas, corn-cob-shaped Khmer-style towers called prang and Khmer-style temple sanctuaries constructed in stone. Traditional Thai houses in the various architectural styles reflect the changing cultural landscape and way of life of the kingdom’s four regions – North, Northeast, South and the Central Plains.

In an effort to preserve the kingdom’s historic landmarks for future generations, a few of these priceless monuments have been completely replicated or resurrected at the Ancient City.

Savour some local cuisine for lunch and shop for local handcrafted or home-made products as well as other merchandise from the four regions on sale at the Floating Market in the Ancient City.
Travel time from the Ancient City to the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo: 20 minutes

Crocodile
Crocodile

Spend the next 1 hour at the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo. Promoted as the world’s largest crocodile farm, over 100,000 crocodiles of various sizes are commercially bred. There are hourly crocodile shows from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (with a break at noon). On holidays, there are additional shows at noon and 5 p.m.

In addition, domesticated elephants show off their remarkable intelligence and dexterity during an elephant performance.

For further information, please call

Tel: (0) 2703 4891, (0) 2703 5144-8

Travel time 1 hour:

Depart from the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo for Suvarnabhumi Airport
Web sites:

Erawan Museum

www.erawan-museum.com

Naval Museum

www.paknam.com/content/view/86/54/

Ancient City

http://www.paknam.com/content/view/92/57/

Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo

http://www.paknam.com/content/view/91/56/

Route 4 ( About 5 hrs )

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Travel time from Suvarnabhumi Airport for the Old Bang Phli Market: 1 hour

Bang Phi
 
Bangphi

Spend 1 hour 30 minutes at the 140-year-old Bang Phli Market. Browse around looking for good buys, particularly souvenirs. Catch a glimpse of the traditional Thai way of life along the picturesque river banks, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Pay respect to Luang Pho To, a sacred Buddha image at Wat Bang Phli Yai Nai temple in Samut Prakan Province, said to one of three legendary Buddha images from whom worshippers sought protection from danger during times of war. All three were bathed with consecrated lustral water and since then have been highly revered.

(Buddhist pilgrims usually visit all three sites to pay homage to Luang Pho Sothon at Wat Sothon Wararam Voravihan temple in Chachoengsao Province and Luang Pho Wat Ban Laem at Wat Phet Samut temple in Samut Songkhram Province in the same trip.)
 

 Travel time from Wat Bang Phli Yai Nai to Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang: 15 minutes

Wat Bang PhliSpend the next 1 hour at Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang. The temple received the blessing of the king in 1935 and is now home to Thailand’s largest reclining Buddha image (approximately 53 metres long, 7.5 metres wide and 18 metres high) built in 1978. The interior of the reclining Buddha image consists of 28 rooms for practicing meditation. The image itself is divided into 4 levels. Level 2 is for practicing meditation; Level 3 houses writings on the life of the Buddha by Ajarn Watchara Sa-ngern, art teacher of Satri Samut Prakan School. Level 4 houses the Buddha image’s ‘heart of gold’.

Travel time from Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang back to Suvarnabhumi Airport: 1 hour

Route 3 (About 7 hrs)

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Travel time from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo: 1 hour

Crocodile
 
Crocodile

 Spend an hour at the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo. Promoted as the world’s largest crocodile farm, over 100,000 crocodiles of various sizes are commercially bred. There are hourly crocodile shows from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (with a break at noon). On holidays, there are additional shows at noon and 5 p.m.

There’s also time to enjoy a performance by domesticated elephants and for a visit to a dinosaur museum with displays and models of dinosaur skeletons, located on the same premises. A multi-vision slide presentation features human and animal models.

The Crocodile Farm is open every day from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
For further information, contact Tel: (0) 2703 4891, (0) 2703 5144-8
 

 

 

 

 

Travel time from the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo to Bang Pu seaside resort: 30 minutes

Bang PuSpend an hour enjoying a leisurely lunch at Sukjai Pavilion, by the sea, in the coastal resort of Bang Pu. If there is enough time, drive past a mangrove forest and observe native as well as migratory birds search for food in this rich habitat. 

 

 

 

Travel time from the Bang Pu to the Ancient City: 30 minutes 
 

the Ancient  City
 
the Ancient City
 
the Ancient  City

Spend the next 1 hour 30 minutes at the Ancient City – the largest outdoor museum in Thailand. The attractions at the Ancient City are spread out over a vast area of 128 hectares. Fortunately, it’s possible to drive from one stop to the next.

Drive past the entrance and journey back in time to a prosperous city, rich in material wealth and culture. Monuments representing various periods in the kingdom’s history are dotted around the site. Learn about the history, culture, religion, art, Thai customs and traditions, past to the present.

Key landmarks range from important royal palaces, temples, chedis or stupas, corn-cob-shaped Khmer-style towers called prang and Khmer-style temple sanctuaries constructed in stone. Traditional Thai houses in the various architectural styles reflect the changing cultural landscape and way of life of the kingdom’s four regions – North, Northeast, South and the Central Plains.

In an effort to preserve the kingdom’s historic landmarks for future generations, a few of these priceless monuments have been completely replicated or resurrected at the Ancient City.

Savour some local cuisine for lunch and shop for local handcrafted or home-made products as well as other merchandise from the four regions on sale at the Floating Market in the Ancient City.
 

 

Travel time from the Ancient City back to Suvarnabhumi Airport: 1 hour

Route 2 ( About 5 hrs )

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Travel time from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khlong Suan Market, Amphoe Bangbo, Samut Prakan Province: 40 minutes

MarketSpend the next 1 hour at Khlong Suan Market.
This old market, which dates back over a century, straddles the two neighbouring provinces – Chachoengsao and Samut Prakan. The market is famous for the delicacies it offers such as braised duck, Chinese sausage, traditional coffee, and Thai sweets. Enjoy the picturesque view of houses along the canal and observe the communal way of life. 

 

Travel time from from Khlong Suan Market to Wat Sothorn Vararam Voraviharn situated in the provincial centre of Chachoengsao Province (Amphoe Mueang):
30 minutes

Wat SothornSpend 20 minutes at Wat Sothorn Vararam Voraviharn temple.
Pay homage to Luang Pho Sothon, a sacred Buddha image highly revered by local residents as well as visitors from out of town. Constructed with marble, the temple was built at a total cost of 2,500 million baht.

Spend the next 30 minutes on a cruise along the Bangpakong River. See the way of life along the river, learn about the history of the Bang Pakong River, and take photos of Wat Sothorn Vararam Voraviharn as a momento of your trip.
 

Travel time to Ban Mai Market: 30 minutes
 Ban Mai

Ban Mai Market is a 100 year-old market on the bank of the Bang Pakong River. Quench your thirst with refreshing fragrant young coconut juice. With dozens and dozens of food vendors, shop-house stalls serving up tempting local delicacies, savoury dishes as well as desserts, you’re spoilt for choice for lunch.

Travel time to Wat Chin Pracha Samosorn shrine: 30 minutes

Wat Uphai   Luang Pho To
at Wat Uphai Phatikaram temple
     

Wat Chin Pracha

Stop at Wat Chin Pracha Samosorn, a Chinese shrine, to pay homage to the God of Luck and at Wat Uphai Phatikaram temple to pay homage to Luang Pho To, one of the three highly respected images in Thailand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel time from Chachoengsao Province back to Suvarnabhumi Airport: 40 minutes

Route 1 ( About 5 hrs.)

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Travel time from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khlong Suan Market: 40 minutes

MarketSpend 50 minutes at Khlong Suan Market.
This old market, which dates back over a century, straddles the two neighbouring provinces – Chachoengsao and Samut Prakan. The market is famous for the delicacies it offers such as braised duck, Chinese sausage, traditional coffee, and Thai sweets. Enjoy the picturesque view of houses along the canal and observe the communal way of life. Elderly residents of Chinese descent continue to pay respect at the shrine in the market in Chachoengsao Province. Enjoy old-style coffee at Pa Li’s shop, browse for souvenirs and other good buys, including local Thai desserts of Samut Prakan Province. 

Travel time from Khlong Suan Market for Tambon Tha Kham, Amphoe Bangpakong, Chachoengsao Province to see the Irrawaddy dolphins: 45 minutes
 

Dolphin

Spend a total of 2 hours on the cruise.
Arrive at the sub-district of Tambon Tha Kham and rent a fishing boat to see the dolphins at the mouth of the Bang Pakong River and the Gulf of Thailand.

During November to February, every year, families of dolphins swim up the estuary of the Bang Pakong River in search for food. If a gentle breeze blows, individual dolphins can be seen skimming the surface of the water. If it is windy, the dolphins will swim together in a school and ride the choppy waves.

Also enjoy some bird-watching whilst on the river cruise. During the cool season, some 50 species of native and migratory birds seek refuge in the mangrove forests of Bang Pakong.

There are several fisheries en route to the mouth of the river. Watch local fishermen rear fish in floating baskets placed in the river and observe the local way of life.

At the end of the cruise, enjoy a feast of delicious dishes prepared from freshly-caught fish and seafood for either lunch or dinner.

Travel time from Tambon Tha Kham back to Suvarnabhumi Airport: 45 minutes

TIPS AND ADVICE FOR
RESPONSIBLE IRRAWADDY-DOLPHIN WATCHING

- The best time of the day to see the Irrawaddy dolphins is in the morning before 9.00 a.m. when they are most active feeding on the catfish and there is a higher chance of sightings.
– Dolphins are also easier to see at high tide. Later in the day, they seem to spend more time ‘playing’ further out in the bay.
– Keep as quiet as possible. (Boatmen should turn down the engine to a slow idle.)
– Once dolphins have been spotted, boatmen should approach from downstream of the dolphins.
– As responsible tourists, please discourage boatmen from pursuing or chasing the dolphins.
SWIMMING WITH WHALES AND DOLPHINS
Whale and dolphin behavior is not thoroughly understood. Experts advise that it is best to observe the animals without entering the water in order to protect yourself and the animals. Please refrain from jumping into the water and/or make attempts to swim with or touch the dolphins.

Recommended Sight-Seeing Programms for Transit Passengers

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Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok’s new international airport, is located on Bangna-Trat Road in Bang Phli District of Samut Prakan Province, approximately 25 kilometres from the heart of Bangkok.

If you’re waiting for a connecting flight and are ‘in transit’ for five to eight hours or if you’re seeing someone off on a morning flight and have several hours to spare before driving back to the airport to meet people arriving on a return flight later in the day, the provinces nearby Suvarnabhumi Airport offer some interesting attractions. These can be covered in half-day or full-day sight-seeing programmes.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand recommends a choice of five different sightseeing itineraries and routes featuring a range of tourist attractions and destinations in the neighbouring provinces of Samut Prakan and Chachoengsao. Each is within an-hour’s drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport.