Bangkok Travel Vacation Hotel Tourist Attractions

Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand (By Mda at Th.wikipedia, via Wikimedia Commons)

Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand (By Mda at Th.wikipedia, via Wikimedia Commons)

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Bangkok – A fascinating city of Thailand

One of the Thailand top travel vacation destinations

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Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, has a lot to offer to visitors. The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Vimanmek Mansion, the Chao Phraya River and Chatuchak Weekend Market are some of major landmarks and attractions in this fascinating city.

In addition to sightseeing, Samui Island and Phuket, as well as Pattaya, Rayong, Cha-am and Hua Hin resorts which are all closed to Bangkok, are some of exotic vacation spots in Thailand.

Bangkok Tourist Attractions

Grand Palace

Statuary at Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

Statuary at Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

The Grand Palace is the beating heart of Thailand. The Royal Family’s ceremonial home is a vast complex of buildings and paths flooded with golden light. Some bejeweled sword-bearing Guardian Statues, stately outfits in the Pavilion of Regalia, and the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew are some attractions of the Grand Palace.

Wat Arun – Temple of the Dawn

The main feature of the Wat Arun temple is its 341-foot tower covered with colorful porcelain that glistens in the sunlight. Visitors will admire the intricate craftsmanship, and enjoy the sunset view from the east side of Chao Phraya River.

Wat Pho – Temple of the Reclining Buddha

This elaborate temple doubles as the national headquarters for the education and preservation of traditional Thai medicine, and is also the site of one of the first Thai massage schools. The Wat Pho Temple is filled with gilded images of Buddha, including the 150-foot-long Reclining Buddha.

Wat Phra Keow Museum, Bangkok (By Sodacan, via Wikimedia Commons)

Wat Phra Keow Museum, Bangkok (By Sodacan, via Wikimedia Commons)

Wat Phra Kaew – Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Serenity surrounds this spiritual building. Thousands pray to the Emerald Buddha at this temple inside the Grand Palace. The Buddha, carved out of a single block of jade, is one of the most treasured in Thailand.

Chao Phraya River

The winding Chao Phraya River is Bangkok’s arterial waterway and main thoroughfare for boat traffic. Soak up a host of city sights in one go with a short cruise that runs you past the major sites. Visit the bars and restaurants of the five-star hotels that pepper the shoreline for deliriously sublime views, especially at dusk.

Bangkok Luxury Hotels Resorts

Bangkok offers travelers many luxury hotels with modern facilities excellent services.

Phra Thinang Dusit Maha Prasat, Bangkok, Thailand (by D Ramey Logan, via Wikimedia Commons)

Phra Thinang Dusit Maha Prasat, Bangkok, Thailand (by D Ramey Logan, via Wikimedia Commons)

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Tower Club At Lebua, Bangkok

Tower Club At Lebua Bangkok Hotel

Tower Club At Lebua Bangkok Hotel

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Towering over central Bangkok, this 5-star hotel offers stunning views from luxurious suites. Featuring an outdoor pool and fitness facilities, it boasts a rooftop restaurant and bar. Guests enjoy free wired internet and free Wi-Fi in the rooms.

Elegantly decorated with dark wood furnishings, spacious suites feature Tower Club Lounge access with free refreshments. In-room comforts include a private balcony with stunning views and Acca Kappa toiletries.

On the 51st to 59th floor of the State Tower, Tower Club At Lebua is just over a quarter mile from Saphan Taksin Sky Train Station and Sathon Fang Pha Nakhon Ferry Pier.

Tower Club At Lebua Bangkok Hotel

Tower Club At Lebua Bangkok Hotel

Leisurely afternoons can be spent at the outdoor pool, which features spa jets and lounge chairs. Alternatively, guests can use the sauna and steam rooms available.

Tower Club At Lebua Bangkok Hotel features 6 dining options, highlights include live music and outdoor Mediterranean dining at Sirocco. The hotel also has an Asian restaurant and Mezzaluna, which serves international fare.

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

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Luxurious stays await at Siam Kempinski Bangkok, with multiple pools situated within landscaped grounds. Steps from Siam Paragon shopping center, it features free Wi-Fi, fine dining and a world-class spa.

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok enjoys easy access to Siam BTS Skytrain Station through Siam Paragon Mall. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is about 15 miles from the hotel.

The spacious rooms at Hotel Siam Kempinski are contemporary and stylish. Each features a tea and coffee maker, a flat-screen TV with satellite and cable channels, and a private balcony. Complimentary soft drinks and local beer are available from the minibar.

A range of services for pampering and relaxation are offered at Siam Kempinski. It features a Turkish bath and fitness center. Various body treatments and massages are available at the Kempinski Spa.

Kempinski Siam has 3 restaurants providing European breakfast buffet, modern Thai cuisine and all-day dining. Drinks can be enjoyed at the 1897 Bar.

Pathumwan is a great choice for travelers interested in clothes shopping, shopping and food.

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

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Shangri-La Hotel is located in the heart of Bangkok and along the Chao Phraya River, minutes from Wat Yan Nawa and close to Wat Arun. This 5-star hotel is close to Wat Pho and Grand Palace.

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok features a 107,640 ft² Fitness Centre and the multi-awarded CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La. Among its 10 dining options there is an award-winning restaurant.

Guests can join daily aerobics and dance classes at the hotel, or play a game of tennis. Shangri-La Bangkok also has a hot tub, sauna and steam room. Other facilities include a shopping arcade, a clinic and a business center.

Offering city or river views, rooms at the Shangri-La feature Thai décor with silk and wood furnishings. Each room comes equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, a safe, and a minibar.

Italian specialties and a wide selection of wines can be enjoyed at Angelini. For a romantic dining experience, Horizon II River Cruise serves an Asian and international buffet on a private riverboat. The Chocolate Boutique has an indulgent range of sweets and hot drinks.

In Silom, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok is next to Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station. Driving from Suvarnabhumi International Airport takes around 40 minutes.

Millennium Hilton Bangkok

Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel

Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel

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On the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the Millennium Hilton Bangkok provides free shuttle boat service from its private pier to Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station and Asiatique the Riverfront. This contemporary 5-star property has 4 dining options, a 24-hour gym and a world-class spa. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the property.

The hotel is located next to Khlong San Market. It is a short boat ride from Asiatique Shopping Mall and Wat Arun.

Night view from Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel

Night view from Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel

All rooms feature splendid views of the river and modern interiors. They include a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar and a safe. A bathtub and free toiletries are included in the private bathrooms. Some rooms have an iPod docking station and a DVD player.

Guests can indulge in a variety of spa and beauty treatments at eforea. Those who seek some sun can head to The Beach, equipped with a 50 feet (66-ft) infinity pool and hot tubs. The hotel also has 17 meeting rooms, a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk.

All the dining options have open kitchens and river views. Flow features an all-day-dining menu and the ultimate Sunday Brunch. Cantonese specialties and special selections of tea are served at Yuan, while gourmet steak and seafood can be enjoyed at Prime. A Thai 13-course meal is served along with modern Thai dance at Maya. Guests can cool down with cocktails and panoramic views of the city at ThreeSixty Lounge. Signature desserts and artisan chocolate can be sampled at The Lantern.

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel

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Directly connected to Asok BTS Skytrain Station and just steps from Sukhumvit MRT subway station, the luxurious Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit features award-winning restaurants and 24-hour room service. It also has a tropical outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi access in public areas.

Featuring 300-thread-count cotton sheets and a walk-in closet, all rooms also include a flat-screen TV and well-stocked minibar. The private bathrooms feature both a bathtub and a shower. Guests receive welcome fruit in the rooms.

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel is located across from Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. It is about just over 1 mile from Emporium Department Store and the Central Chidlom Department Store. The hotel is 2 miles from luxury shopping at Siam Paragon.

The Grande Spa provides relaxing massage therapies, and the modern gym has personal trainers and a sauna. Local and international newspapers, as well as a large collection of books, can be enjoyed at The Library.

Orchid Café serves a full international buffet for breakfast and dinner, and menu options for lunch. Dinner can also be enjoyed at Basil. Other dining options include The Sala, poolside restaurant which serves breakfast during the weekend. The Sunday Jazzy Brunch is served at Orchid Café from 12 pm-3 pm. Live Jazz music is available at The Living Room.

The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel

The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel

The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel

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Right on the Chao Phraya River, The Peninsula Bangkok features luxury guest rooms with full facilities and views of the Chao Phraya River. This disabled-friendly hotel includes an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire residence.

It is just 5 minutes by free ferry transportation from Saphan Taksin BTS Station. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is a 45 minute drive from The Peninsula. Grand Palace and Wat Arun Temple are within a 20 minute drive of the property.

The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel

The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel

Rooms include a walk-in closet, a sofa and a sitting area. Other facilities include electronic curtain control, mood lighting and a cable/satellite flat-screen TV. Private bathrooms have free toiletries, a bathtub and shower facilities. A daily fruit basket is provided in the rooms.

Guests can enjoy hotel’s facilities such as spa, sauna and business center. Currency exchange, car rental and laundry services are available. There is a tour desk and a ticket counter to help guests with sightseeing arrangements.

Dining options include The Lobby which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy fine Cantonese cuisine for lunch and dinner in stylish setting at Mei Jiang Restaurant. Thiptara Restaurant features authentic Thai dishes for dinner in an ancient Thai style decoration with river views.

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