It's a hidden gem in the heart of Bangkok. Tenface is a new boutique hotel with only 88 rooms but it makes me feel very impressed. Their well-trained staffs are perfect! The room is very big and clean, recommended!
I've stayed at Tenface for the last two weeks. It's located on Sukhumvit Road. Nice touches like a iPod in my room, sim card for local calls, Bangkok travel tips with BTS card and more. Plus excellent staffs who can speak English very well.
One of the most interesting places I've visited. Cycling through Bangkok back roads along canals, taking a local train, then continuing into the countryside, where you can visit farmers, villagers, schoolchildren, temples, markets.
People are very friendly. We had lunch in the simple Thai house of a village head. Participating in a local classroom was also fun and lively, with people trying to speak to us, even though they couldn’t speak English. While cycling, you are surrounded by rice fields everywhere you look. I was blown away.
You can see pictures of our tour here: www.absoluteexplorer.com/share/dailypic.php?year=2006&month=6&day=22
The ancient capital of Siam, it's the same distance north of the airport as Bangkok is south.It is everthing Bangkok is not - rural, relaxing, peaceful, hassle-free and the only choice if you have small kids. You can even breath the air.
Once there, choose from a range of lovely, cheap family run guesthouses within walking distance of the crumbling golden wats, some over 1000 years old, that dot the canal girt plain. Built by the Khmers and destroyed by the Burmese only a couple of centuries ago, they make an ethereal sight as the dawn lights the mist through the banyans.
Just catch a train in the opposite direction from the front of the airport. On arrival, a tuk-tuk will take you round to the hotels on the opposite side of the river for a few baht.
Tucked away in the shadow of the Thornburi side of the Memorial Bridge, Wat Prayoon is a pretty temple complex surrounding a small artificial hill where model houses – shrines to family members – are perched. As well as being a very peaceful place to wander around, the main attraction of Wat Prayoon are the snapping turtles, which live in the ponds around the temple. For 10 baht (about £0.14) you can buy a plate of fruit or bread, and feed the turtles. The local belief is that doing so gains special merit. The oldest turtles – their shells covered in moss – are old hands at being fed, but it’s the younger ones – trying to keep from drifting off in the current –that’ll have you reaching over the water with your piece of fruit and taking the risk of falling in.
Soi 1, Thanon Thetsaban, ThornburiNearest Boat Stop: Tha Saphon Pier then walk acroos Memorial BridgeOpen: Dialy 9.00am-6.00pm
If you have children (or even if you don't) and you need a relaxing day away from the noise and chaos, Leoland Water Park is a huge water park with numerous pools, flumes, jacuzzis and a 'lazy river' on the roof of a posh shopping centre with amazing views of Bangkok.Entry is 250 baht for adults and 150 baht for children.
Take the skytrain east to the end of the line (On nut) and then a No 38 bus to Bang Na. The shopping centre is called Central City.
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