Is it fair to say that it’s a shame the most famous/beautiful Thai house that is not a palace in Thailand was built by an American? I absolutely adored The Jim Thompson’s house in Bangkok and was so inspired by its amazing design and collection. All visitors inside the house were organised by tour groups and it was not allowed to take photos inside the house so the tour guide had everyone’s full attention. Outside the house, there are beautiful details gardens, a large shop selling Jim Thompson branded merchandise and a wonderful Thai restaurant where you can enjoy delicious, authentic Thai food without worrying about getting sick from food poisoning afterwards.
I picked Hotel Mercure Bangkok to stay in Thailand due to it’s super convenient location and excellent review. It didn’t disappoint a bit in every aspect, as a matte of fact, this hotel really exceeded my expectation. They even send me some cake and afternoon desert to my room on my birthday.
Erawan Shrine is a well respected, busy place of worship in Thailand. It is surrounded by modern, high end shopping malls in Siam area and directly opposite to Louis Vuitton store.
My favourite place to eat in Bangkok is this Japanese chain restaurant that offers hot port and sushi buffet. The food there is deliciously fresh and clean. Later I was ecstatic to find this chain restaurant in Pattaya too! Please excuse me for siting a Japanese restaurant as my favourite restaurant in Thailand, but I love hot pot and that Japanese place was literary just cross the road from my hotel in Bangkok!
While those sleepless night bars and clubs in Thailand are loved by many visitors to Thailand, being someone who can’t handle more than one drink, I could easily describe the night life of Bangkok as being crazy. The whole city really comes to life at night. One can possibly be overwhelmed by the stand still traffic packed with cars, motor bikes, tuk tuk, hot hair and the ever increasing numbers of night market stalls. Still, it is good to just go out at night and see it yourself. A good place to go and experience Bangkok’s night life at its best is Soi Cowboy. This red light district attracts tons of tourists and expatriates with colourful gogo bars that could stay open until 2:30am. I wasn’t really interested in stepping inside any of those bars but aren’t those dazzling neon lights and party scene truely phenomenal?
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