This is probably my 5th or 6th trip to Bangkok but I have to say that each visit is always better than before. It was also not my first time at Chatuchak (JJ) weekend market but I manage to enjoy myself every single time. Sure the weather was hotter than ever before but Tammy and I loved every minute we spent in the City of Smiles.
We made plans to arrive into Suvarnabhumi Airport on Friday morning and booked ourselves a car to the hotel. The ride cost us THB1,200 inclusive toll fees.
Our hotel is fantastic! I thought they might be exaggerating when I read on the hotel website that they were just next to the Nana BTS Station but there weren't kidding. The hotel's back entrance is literally a few steps from the escalator leading up to the BTS. What's more, the hotel feels brand new, the guest room we had was spacious and equipped with a mini bar, safe, bath robes and slippers and hair dryer. The room rate included daily breakfast for two and Internet. For a total of 4 nights, we paid about THB9,200 (S$368 / USD 289) for a twin-bedded room. Great value for money.
Nana Skytrain Station
162 Sukhumvit Road at Sukhumvit Soi 8
Tel: +662 2548866
I do think that the aromatherapy body massage just 2 lanes away is worth trying.
King and I Spa Massage
Sukhumvit Soi 12, Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 2525248
And then there's authentic Thai food at Cabbages and Condoms
10 Sukhumvit Soi 12, Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 2294610
Read NY Times article
Although I suspect that the food is laden with fish sauce - despite the fact that the waiter who served us was kind of a snob who fawns upon caucasian customers - even though we were told they had run out of Mango and Sticky Rice, we did like the food at:
Ban Khun Mae Thai Restaurant
458/6-9 Siam Square Soi 8, Rama 1 Road,
Patumwan District, Bangkok 10330
Tel: +66 2 2501952 - 3
This is just a quick run down. Follow my Bangkok adventures in my next few posts.