The temperature regularly hovers close to 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Bangkok, which makes the de rigueur hotel swimming pool more than a mere amenity. It becomes an absolute necessity. That said, the best of Bangkok’s hotel swimming pool options go above and beyond the basics of cooling off over-heated guests.
The best of those at Bangkok hotels have superlative views. They’re architecturally stunning. They’re private. They offer spread-out room for swimmers and comfort for sun-worshipers. And, they offer delectable beverages and edibles for both groups. Five to keep firmly in mind, should you be planning a stay in Bangkok are, the pool at the Siam, Bangkok, the pool at the St. Regis, Bangkok, the pool at the Sukhothai, the pool at The Peninsula, Bangkok and the pool at 137 Pillars, Bangkok.
“With temperatures constantly hovering above 30 degrees Celsius, a good swim, preferably complemented by grand views and attentive service, is mandatory in Bangkok.”
Apart from the pools mentioned in the article above, I think an honourable mention should go to the tropical paradise that is the pool at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok, which was featured in the 2008 Nicolas cage movie Bangkok Dangerous.
The Bangkok Transit System (BTS) is so famous in Bangkok that residents have dubbed it the Skytrain and it is well known as much as the good street food in Bangkok and the prevalence of fake viagra. The transit system is operated by the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTSC) which is a subsidiary of the company known as BTS Group Holdings that is operating under a concession which was granted to it by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). There are 43 stations in the system that are organized along two lines. The first line, the Sukhumvit line runs from the north to the east and ends at the stations at Mo Chit and Kheka respectively. The second line is the Silom Line which operates at Silom and Sathon Roads which are the central business districts under the BMA and it ends at the National Stadium and Bang Wa. An Airport link that is dedicated link runs from the city to Suvarnabhumi and in the future there are plans to open another line that will lead to Don Mueang. To complement the BTS there is an underground and elevated railways lines for the Mass Transit system. This additions were because the growth in traffic in the district has been very huge in recent times.
“The system consists of 43 stations along two lines: the Sukhumvit Line running northwards and eastwards, terminating at Mo Chit and Kheha respectively, and the Silom Line which serves Silom and Sathon Roads, the central business district of Bangkok, terminating at National Stadium and Bang Wa.”
There are four main stretches that make up Railay Beach, and all have the same gorgeous scenery that the entire Thai mainland offers you. There are tons of Thai-style beach houses that sit along the shoreline which attract many tourists to buy property in the area. Visitors love to sit and stargaze while admiring the gorgeous waterfront and beautifully lit sky. During low tide, a path emerges where you can travel from one beachfront to another.
“The tide is out, attracting the beachcombers in its wake. Families with young children trudge through the wet, mucky sand past the dozen or so anchored long tail boats that remain now that the day trippers have left.”
Did you know that hotels actually embody certain personalities that vary from brand to brand? Depending on what you’re looking for during your stay, you’re going to want to get to know each personality on an individual level in order to choose the best option for you. For example, a hotel with an Aman personality is one that is known for peace and serenity. A Four Seasons hotel is one for those who like to experience high levels of sociability.
“Whilst luxury hotels are all of exceptionally high quality, each brand has their own twist on the concept. It’s this twist that can really enhance your travel experience, setting it apart from others.”
The food stalls in the great Khao San Road are not looking as good as they once did. At one time, this area was full of tourists and able to be seen by many people who were interested in this time period and the lives that the settlers of this area led. But due to a government crackdown on street stalls, it is sad to see the state of what the stalls have now become but the bottom line is it is what it is.
“The ban was slapped on the stall owners for BMA to regulate hygiene, monitor traffic, create parking space for ambulances and return the sidewalks, which the stalls currently occupy, to pedestrians.”