Bangkok and Beyond



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If you have a full week in Bangkok, you'll have a chance to really explore and get to know the city and nearby locations. This itinerary guides your way through temples, museums, day trips, restaurants, and activities, guaranteeing that you'll leave Bangkok satisfied.

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Day 1 - Bangkok


With all your energy at the onset of an exciting trip, take advantage of your first day in Bangkok. This is a great day to see some of the main sites, including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun. While you're in that area, check out Sala Rim Naam for lunch before heading north on the river to explore the area around Khao San Road (including Phra Sumeru Fortress). At the end of the day, enjoy the progressive atmosphere of Cabbages and Condoms for dinner before relaxing with a glass of wine at the Living Room.


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World Fellowship of Buddhists

Location:

616 Sukhumvit Road, Soi Medhinivet
(At the back of Benjasiri Park, beside the Emporium)
10110 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 661 1284-90
fax: +66 2 661 0555
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Wat Pho

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Location:

2 Sanamchai Road
Phra Borommaharatchawang Sub-District
10200 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 222 5910 / +66 2 226 2942 / +66 2 226 1743 / +66 2 225 9595
fax: +66 2 225 9779
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Grand Palace

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Location:

Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang
East of the river, on Na Phra Lan Rd., near Sanam Luang
10500 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 694 1222 (Tourism Authority of Thailand)
fax: +66 2 694 1220 1
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Day 3 - Bangkok


Getting back to Bangkok in the early evening, you will probably want a relaxing night in the city. Siam Square is a nice area to stroll about, and it is home to numerous theaters where you can go and check out a Thai movie if you're up for it. Face is a beautiful restaurant, serving top notch Thai and Indian food...not to be missed. If you're in the mood for a drink before bed, Shades of Retro is a very low-key bar...and most of what's inside is for sale!


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Shades of Retro

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Location:

522/3 Soi Thonglor
corner of Soi 16
Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: 66 2 714 9657


Day 4 - Bangkok


A great way to ease back into Bangkok after Kanchanaburi is to visit a few of the city's notable museums and architectural sites. Not far from the Siam Society is Tamarind Cafe, a charming restaurant that serves strictly vegetarian dishes guaranteed to satisfy everyone...even the meat fanatic. To end the day, try out Beirut for some oustanding Lebanese.


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Siam Society

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Location:

Sukhumvit 21 Road
131 Soi Asoke
10110 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 661 6470
fax: +66 2 258 3491
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Beirut

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Location:

Sukhumvit Soi 2, Phloen Chit Center, basement
Khlong Toey
10110 Bangkok, Thailand


Day 5 - Bangkok


Today you should be ready to take on a little more Bangkok action. Get an early start at Crepes & Co. for a delicious breakfast before stopping by the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute and Snake Farm. You can even see a snake milking on Saturday mornings. Later, take a stroll around Lumpini Park while you people watch, and then head to Chinatown for an exciting afternoon of markets, temples and food. Leave yourself time to get tickets for a Saturday night fight at the premier Lumpini Boxing Stadium and cap off the night with some drinks and live music at Saxophone Pub.


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Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute and Snake Farm

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Location:

1871 Rama IV Street
Pathumwan
10330 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 252 0161 x4
fax: +66 2 254 0212
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Lumphini Park

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Location:

Entrances on Rama IV Road, Sarasin Road, Wireless Road and Ratchadamri Road
10330 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 694 1222 (Tourism Authority of Thailand)
fax: +66 2 694 1220 1
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Day 6 - Bangkok


As your time in Bangkok starts nearing its end, there are a few more musts to be experienced. Start with a morning at Chatuchak Weekend Market, where you can buy all the last minute items you've been waiting to purchase. Drop off all your bags and grab an Indian lunch at Akbar before indulging at a spa...well deserved after such a week. The Oriental Spa is luxurious, but there are places to get massages and treatments all over the city...consult your budget to decide. Shin Daikoku offers exceptional Japanese food in a well-thought-out setting for dinner. Afterwards, stop by Erawan Shrine on the way to the Calypso Cabaret for a night of true Bangkok entertainment.


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Chatuchak Park

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Location:

Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand


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Oriental Spa (The)

Location:

48 Oriental Avenue
The Oriental Bangkok
10500 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 (0)2659 9000
fax: +66 (0)2659 9284 / +66 (0)2659 9285
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Erawan Shrine

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Location:

494 Ratchawithi Road (corner of Ploenchit and Ratchiwithi)
(Next to the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel)
10330 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 225 7612(Tourist Information)
fax: +66 2 225 7615(Tourist Information)


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