Bangkok Journals

A Weekend in Bangkok.

A May 2001 trip to Bangkok by juyenn

Quote: It was a memorable first trip to Bangkok City for me this year. The bustling city life with the wats, river, food and bargains never fail to end. The trip was made even more wonderful with the rich culture and the polite and soft-spoken Thais.

A Weekend in Bangkok.

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

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We stayed at Amari Atrium Hotel which is situated along the busy Petchiburi Road in the heart of Bangkok city. It is indeed a wonderful place to stay , moderate rates but with facilities and comfort admist a five star hotel. From the hotel, it is a walking distant to major shopping centres, bus terminals and some tourist attraction spots. We took a cruise down the famous Chao Phrya River in a boat. It was an hour journey, cruising along the river with sights of the floating market, the temples 'wats' and wooden and brick houses on stilts. We also took the'tut-tut', a kind of a motor-trishaw vehicle to the world famous Grand Palace which has two main entrance, guarded by security guards, one for th...Read More

Indra Regent

Hotel

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I was in Indra Regent for two nights. Once I entered the main lobby, I was greeted warmly with legendary Thai hospitality by the staff. The receptionist at the counter speaks very good English, and they were very efficient and friendly. I stayed in a double room with my husband for 2800 baht per night, inclusive of service charge and VAT. I was told the single room is 1800 baht per night. The room is excellent for the price we paid. It has electronic key-card access, remote controll satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, built in hair-dryer, attached bathroom and toilet, and well-stocked mini bar with 24-hour room service. Free American breakfast was included for us at Pratunan Coffee s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 24, 2002

Indra Regent
120-26 Raja Prapor Road
Bangkok, Thailand
208 0022-33

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It is situated opposite the famous World Trade Centre in Bangkok. The receptionists speak good English though they were not so efficient in meeting our enquiries. We stayed in a double room for 2800 baht inclusive of service charge and VAT, as well as American breakfast for two. The room is decorated in Thai style with bathroom, colour TV with a 24 hour satelite programme, well-stocked mini bar and air-conditioner. It has a 24-hour service. We had lunch in the coffee house which serves authentic Thai and continental cuisine. Our room has a great view of the city especially at night, so remember to request for a room facing the city. What I love most about...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 24, 2002

Bangkok City Inn Hotel
43/5, Rajadamri Road, Pathuwan,
Bangkok, Thailand
253-5373

Mango Tree

Restaurant | "Mango Tree Restaurant"

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It is a classical Thai house with total relaxation. I love its simple yet exotic decor in this old restaurant. The waitress showed us to a table inside the garden. Menu is in Thai and English. The staff speaks moderate English and was very friendly. The appetizer we had was simply superb. Mieng Khan is a traditional Thai appetizer which consists of roasted coconut flakes topped with shallot, lime and chillies wrapped in leaves. Next we had rice with Tomyang King which is spicy and sour with shrimps, coconut milk and chile paste. Simply mouth-watering! A nd mango salad which is a dish consists of mix mangoes and roasted coconut. With the soft music provided by classical Th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 28, 2002

Mango Tree
37 Soi Tantawan, Surawongse Road
Bangkok 10500
66 (2) 236-2820

Coca Express

Restaurant | "Coca Express."

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Coca Express is a restaurant which serves Thai style buffet with a mixture of Chinese cuisines.

It is a one price for all you can eat concept. We came here for lunch, at 169 Baht per person and were told dinner is at 188 Baht per person. You can have your choice of dim@sum, noodles, appetizers, desserts and soft drinks.

I love the multi-colour decor in this cozy restaurant with soft instrumental music for listening pleasure.

A good place to eat if you want to try various Thai cooking for a small amount of money.

The cashiers are efficient though it was a bit crowded during lunch hours.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 28, 2002

Coca Express
40, Soi Tantawan Surawangse Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10110

Grand Palace

Attraction | "The Grand Palace."

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The Grand Palace is the most popular landmark in Thailand. It should be the first place on your itinerary. The Royal Palace is situated on a huge compound surrounded by high walls and occupies an area of about a square mile. There are two entrances to the palace. One is for the locals and admission fees are slightly cheaper. And the other entrance is for the foreigners. The Royal Chapel of Wat Phra Kai is situated in the same building. I was amazed when I looked at the Emerald Buddha Image. Just magnificent and splendid! The vast area of the palace provides you an opportunity to study the great architecture of the palace with its rich history. The drawings on one of the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 28, 2002

Grand Palace
Na Phra Lan Road Ko Rattanakosin District
Bangkok, Thailand 10500
+66 (2) 694 1222

National Museum

Attraction | "National Museum Bangkok"

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It is one of the most comprehensive museums in South East Asia, located near the National Theatre and opposite Royal Grand Palace. As I entered the compound of the museum, I can see how great the museum is. There are several buildings in the compound. I love the Thai History Gallery. I bought a Thai handcraft from the souvenir shop here which cost me 60 Baht. A traditional wooden key chain. The Theatre Arts and Games Room displays puppets and masks used in classical dance performance. The room that captured my interest is the Costume and Textiles Room where they display mannequins wearing costumes from different periods and uniforms, mostly from South East Asia and Indian. I spend almost h...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 28, 2002

National Museum
Na Phrathat Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10200
+66 (2) 224 1333