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									INSIDE TRAVEL BANGKOK               How to Get to Admiral Suites                      with light breezes and only the occasional
                                                                                                                                            along the Chao Phraya river.

                                    From the airport, you may reach Admiral                                                                 Canal boat
                                                                                       June - September
                                    Suites by any of the following:                                                                         There are also several canal routes by
                                                                                      A cooler time of year with some rain.                 long-tail boat which offer more charming
                                       Taxi                                         ________________________________                        scenery with stops at old temples which
                                     Head to the taxi lane on the arrivals floor,
                                     there you will be required to pay a small
                                                                                    Getting around the city                                 are scattered along all canals.
                                     fee of THB 50 for this service.      After
                                     making payment, present the coupon to
                                     the officer present and he will direct you                                                         Places of Interest
                                     to a taxi. The taxi is metered but does
                                     not cover possible highway and express                                                                The Grand Palace
                                     way fees. These will be borne by the                                                               Past residence of the Kings of Thailand, a
                                     guest.                                                                                             must see for every visitor. The palace is a
                                     Approx. 30-40 minutes to Admiral Suites                                                            mix of Traditional Thai and European
Bangkok is an attractive and                                                        There are several modes of transportation           architecture. Religious ornaments and statues
                                       Bus                                                                                              fill the grounds of the Grand Palace.
fascinating city with a rich         Take route no AE3 (Suvarnabhumi to
                                                                                    available around the city:
cultural  heritage  that   spans     Sukhumvit). The bus will drop you at              On foot                                             Wat Pho
hundreds of years.      There is     Sukhvumit Soi 20. Head in the direction            There are many things to see around             Or “Temple of the Reclining Buddha”, houses
much to be explored, and the city    of the Phrom Phong BTS skytrain station            Admiral Suites from street shopping,            one of the largest reclining Buddha’s in the
will occupy you from morning to      turning into Sukhumvit Soi 22. Admiral             infinite and varied eateries to shopping
                                                                                                                                        world at 46 meters long and 15 meters high.
                                     Suites is under a 10 minute walk down              malls.
                                     the road on your right hand side. Look
                                     for the sign of a ships wheel.
                                                                                       Tuk Tuk
Shopping, traditional markets,       Approx. 60 minutes to Admiral Suites               Best known for its ‘Sam Lor’ - a motorized
places of worship, dining and                                                           3 wheeled traditional form of transportation,
entertainment     -   these  are                                                        found readily around the city. Bargaining is
scattered about the city and to        Limousine                                        a must.
                                     Make an advance booking through our
ensure you experience the best                                                         BTS and MRT
that Bangkok has to offer, we                                                           A    clean   and    convenient   mode     of
                                    _____________________________                       transportation in this busy metropolis, with
have highlighted the places that
are not to be missed!               Weather                                             both the skytrain and underground stations
                                                                                        located along most major routes and tourist        Erawan Shrine                        Chidlom

                                                                                        destinations. Ask for more details for the      Visit one of the most popular places of
    How to get to Admiral Suites    Bangkok being a tropical city, the weather
                                                                                        skytrain and underground train routes from      worship (shrine) for Brahma and his elephant,
    Currency                        is generally warm throughout the year,
                                                                                        our Concierge.                                  Erawan. Traditional Thai dancing is shown
                                    with temperatures ranging from 25 to 35c.
    Weather                                                                                                                             from time to time.
    Getting around the city            March-May                                       Taxi
    Places of interests              April and May are relatively warmer than           In general, taxis are readily available, a
                                                                                        word of caution, some drivers may refuse           Vimanmek Mansion
    Shopping and Malls               other periods of the year, with the
                                                                                        to turn on the meter, therefore, bargain or     World’s largest golden teakwood mansion, in
    After Darks                      temperature reaching its peak in April.
                                                                                        hail another taxi.                              stunning 19th century architecture, and the
    Dining                             October - February                                                                               former palace of King Rama V.
    Calendar                         This is the most pleasant time of year,           Ferry and Public Boat
    Others                           where temperatures range from 25-28c               The ideal for taking in the sights and sounds
                                                                                                ground floor food court and the Underwater                 Khao San Road
                                                                                                World.                                                  An endless number of bars and clubs at which
                                                                                                                                               Phrom    to quench that thirst. The streets of Khao
                                                                                                   The Emporium                                Phong
                                                                                                                                                        San are also lined with hundreds of small
                                                                                                Located in the prestigious Phrom Phong area,            shops and street stalls.
                                                                                                the ultra-chic Emporium is especially popular
                                                                                                with high-end and luxury products.

                                                                                                   Central World
                                                                                                With a total built up area of 830,000sqm, it is
                                                                                                                                                            Bon Caf้ Restaurant and Coffee Shop
                                                                                                currently the largest shopping mall in South
                                                                                                                                                        Great coffee, a wide range of teas and juices
   Floating Market                            Shopping and Malls                                East Asia, offering a wide range of products
                                                                                                                                                        as well as a wide selection of snacks and
Shopping or dining, either can be                                                               and foods.
                                                                                                                                                        pastries.         For something a little more
carried out from the seat of your boat.          Chatuchak Market
                                                                          Mo Chit   Chatuchak
                                                                                    Park           Platinum and Pratu m Mall                            substantial, there are local favourites and
An adventure indeed!                          As the largest weekend market in Thailand, Garments, shoes, bags, accessories at whole-                   international dishes to choose from. Located
                                              with more than 15,000 stalls on 35 acres, a sale prices but no trying allowed.                            on the ground floor of Admiral Suites.
                                    Saphan    day is not enough.
   Chao Phraya Cruise               Thaksin                                                     ________________________________                        T: + 66 2 663 4000
Cruise the largest river in Thailand to
                                                 Suanlum Night Bazaar               Lumphini
the accompaniment of music and fine                                                             After Dark
food whilst taking in the Bangkok             Located in the city, this outdoor market is                                                                     Ruen Mallika
skyline.                                      perhaps a little more upscale and a little                                                                Set in a two storey wooden house with a
                                              better organized, with nevertheless, a mind                                                               pleasant garden, offering indoor or alfresco
                                   Lamphong   boggling number of stalls to explore.                                                                     dining. The restaurant features Thai cuisine
   China Town                                                                                                                                           and a must try is Herbs wrapped in Chinese
Yaowarat - an explosion of color with                                                                                                                   broccoli leaf.
bright neon signs written in Chinese                                                                                                                    A stone’s throw from Admiral Suites.
and Thai lining the streets. Take a slow                                                                                                                T: + 66 2 663 3211
unhurried walk, and savour the sights
and    sounds     of    this    pulsating
neighbourhood.                                                                                                                                              Bourbon Street
                                                                                                    Siam Niramit                      Cultural Center   Reminiscent of New Orleans, the only place
                                                                                                Spectacular performance by the Thai Arts and            for truly authentic Cajun/Creole cuisine. Dig
                                                                                                Culture Department with special art technology          into gumbo a Cajun specialty, the shrimp and
                                                                                                effect. With 500 costumes and 150 performers,           crabmeat version a wonderfully healthy
                                                                                                this must-see show is performed on a gigantic           choice. Located on Sukhumvit Soi          22,
                                                                                     National   stage now listed in Guinness World Records.             Bourbon Street is a short 5 minute walk from
                                                MBK                                  Stadium
                                                                                                                                                        Admiral Suites.

   Erawan Shrine                    SIAM

Visit one of the most popular places of worship (shrine) for Brahma and his elephant, Erawan. Traditional Thai
dancing is shown from time to time.
    Govinda Restaurant                        you, all in the spirit of Songkran. Khao San        Always show your respect toward the King           the North and North East of Thailand,
Italian dining with a twist. From pizzas      Rd is the center of this activity. Fireworks        and members of the Royal Family, monks             including Chiangmai, Chiangrai and Korat. T:
to stuffed chicken          -   it’s  all     are also displayed in several spots in the          and elders, as well as all religious statues.      +66 (02) 936 2852-66
vegetarian. Located on Sukhumvit Soi          city.                                                                                                  Approx. 30 minutes from Admiral Suites
                                                                                                   Thailand is famous for cheap and nice
22, Govinda is a short walk from
                                                 August - Queen’s Birthday                        goods; however you may still need to
Admiral Suites.                                                                                                                                       Southern Bus Terminal
                                              The whole town will be beautiful with               bargain especially in tourist areas.
T: + 66 2 663 4970                            magnificent lights decoration along the                                                                Located on Borommarat Chonnani Road, (2
                                              main streets and Grand Palace.                                                                         km from the Pinklao Bridge), it serves
    Seafood Market and Restaurant                                                                                                                    destinations in the South such as Hua
Great place for fresh seafood. Located                                                                                                               Hin, Phuket            as well as Western
                                                September - International Boat Race
on Sukhumvit Soi 24, Seafood Market                                                                                                                  provinces like
                                              A world class, international event featuring                                                           Nakhon Pathom and Kanchanaburi.
is a 5 minute drive from the hotel.
                                              participation from over 20 countries.      A                                                           T: +66 (02) 391 2504
T: + 66 2 261 2071                            colorful and noisy spectacle, a day at the
_______________________________               boat races is not to be missed.
                                                                                                                                                     Approx. 30 minutes from Admiral Suites

Calendar                                                                                         Everyday at 8am and 6pm the National                 Suvarnabhumi International Airport
                                                                                                 Anthem is played in a show of patriotism,           Meaning ‘Golden Land’, the Suvarnabhumi
    February - Chinese New Year                                                                  and as a sign of respect all Thais will come        International Airport opened in 2006. The
Every year, a big celebration featuring                                                          to a standstill.                                    airport serves 45 million passengers yearly
lion or dragon dances and fireworks                                                              Don’t get a taxi without meter.                     from all over the world. The International
with food stalls lining the streets will be                                                                                                          Airport Code is BKK.
held in China Town.
                                                                                                                                                     Approx. 30-40 minutes from Admiral Suites
                                                                                             In and Out from Bangkok
   March - Kite Festival                          November - Loy Krathong
A spectacle not to be missed, where                                                                                                     Hua           Don Muang Domestic Airport
                                              A celebration that gives thanks to the water      Hua Lamphong Station                                 Opening in 1914, the Don Muang Airport
thousands of kites of every shape, size       spirit who has given life. During the full

and color fill the sky. Head to Lumphini                                                      Main railway station in city which connects to         was the International Airport until 2006
                                              moon, you may participate by floating           the MRT (underground train). Built in 1916,            when the new airport opened. Currently,
Park or the Grand Palace.                     “krathongs” in a canal or river.                over 130 trains pass through daily, carrying           this airport serves local destinations.
                                                                                              60,000 passengers to various cities around
                                                                                              the country. T: +66 (02) 621 701                       Approx. 30-40 minutes from Admiral Suites
                                                  December - King’s Birthday
                                                                                              Approx. 30 minutes from Admiral Suites               ______________________________
                                              In December, the citizens of Bangkok come
                                              together to celebrate the birthday of their
                                              beloved King. Lights, large pictures, and
                                              flowers fill every street corner.                Eastern Bus Terminal                    Ekamai      Currency
                                              __________________________________              Located on Sukhumvit Soi 40, (near BTS Eka-
                                                                                              mai it serves destinations in the Eastern part
                                                                                              of Thailand, including popular Pattaya and
                                              Things to Know                                  Rayong. T: +66 (02) 391 2504                         Thai Baht (THB) is used in the country with
                                                                                              Approx. 15 minutes from Admiral Suites               the below exchange rates (approximate only)
   April - Songkran Festival                     Thai people greet each other using the
                                                                                                                                                     1 EUR = 49.50 THB                           1 SGD = 23.50 THB
                                                 term “Sawasdee” along with both
In celebration of the New Year, an age                                                         Northern/North Eastern Bus Terminal                   1 USD = 32.00 THB                           1 JPY = 0.301 THB
old tradition of being blessed by having         palms and hands united to form a wai.                                                               1 AUD = 30.00 THB                           1 GBP = 62.20 THB
                                                 The wai is equivalent to the Western         Located on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd (near
a small amount of water poured over                                                                                                                ___________________________________
                                                 handshake.                                   Chatuchak Market), it serves destinations in
ones hands has evolved to new heights,
with buckets of water being thrown at

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