Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Bangkok - river taxis and more

Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 and this article is about how using Bangkok’s numerous canals as a means of transport

Original article written by Robin Westley Martin

“Bangkok is bisected by one of the longest rivers in Thailand – the Chao Phraya river – which is approximately 370km long.” (sic)

The Khlong Saen Saep is a way of traveling in Bangkok.

This has a great number of piers to disembark; the Jim Thompson House, Democracy Monument, Golden Mount and a great deal more - 

You can change at Pratunam to get another river taxi to the final stop at Panfa Leelard (or simply go shopping at Pratunam). Here’s some video and photographs of a local blogger taking theriver taxi.

Something else to add to your list of things to do if you visit us in Bangkok and we hope that you stay with us at Cape House.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

What to do in Bangkok

Today’s post is courtesy of Couplertw and is about things that you can do if you visit us in Bangkok

“Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and by far its biggest city with 8 million people and its metropolitan area reaches the 14 M. According to a recent study Bangkok is also the most visited city in the world!”  

What to do in the most visited city in the world
1)    Take the Sky-train (BTS)
2)    Walk, Walk, Walk

3)    Take the boat on the Chao Phraya river
4)    Go to Chinatown
5)    Go temple hopping – don’t miss Wat Pho and Wat Arun

6)    Street Food

7)    Chatuchak Market
8)    Wang Lang Market
9)    Siam Paragon, Central World Plaza, etc

10) Lumpini Park

We would also like you to stay with us at Cape House - near to the BTS and the shopping Malls.


Friday, March 15, 2019

Things to do

Today’s post is by Tom and Anna and is about the Thailand Bucket List.

Today we will share with you their list of things to do in Bangkok & Central Thailand.

While Bangkok is a big metropolitan city, however, if you venture just a little bit further, you will be pleasantly surprised with quiet neighborhoods and pleasant historical gold mines like the UNESCO heritage sites in Ayutthaya or the beautiful wildlife by Khao Yai National Park.

1: Visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok and marvel at the intricately designed temples and palaces – this is a must for everyone who visits Bangkok - https://goo.gl/maps/kre2eEaHhEL2 

2: Cruise down the Chao Phraya River – you might get a little wet

3: People watch in the busy streets of Khao San Road – you will certainly meet other people doing the same as you! - https://goo.gl/maps/bHRfPEZQLUE2 

4: Dare yourself to eat a few bugs and crickets – they are not as bad as you think, then how about the scorpions on a stick!!!?

5: Watch a Traditional Muay Thai fight – not for the squeamish

6: Shop till you drop in Chatuchak Markethttps://youtu.be/ndeLupPn7Og -  and many of Bangkok’s Traditional markets – remember to bring an empty bag with you or a rucksack and don’t forget will the items fit in your suitcase when you go home – please remember Buddha figurines are not for decoration and will be ‘confiscated’ by the Airport Officials.

7: Eat your weight in Pad Thai, Tom Yum and all the other delicious Thai street food – this is everywhere!

8: Visit the Historic City of Ayutthaya – a place which is submerged in culture and history - https://goo.gl/maps/otPDkKwQjZP2

9: Visit the floating market in Bangkok and watch the chaos of vendors float by – try some of the food prepared by the chefs and marvel as they are able to balance their cooking

10: Go skydiving in Pattaya.

11: Go Trekking in Khao Yai National Park to see the incredible wildlife.

This is just a drop in the ocean here is the complete list and we would also like you to stay with us at one of our Cape and Kantary Hotels you will not be disappointed.