Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok

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Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok

Bangkok Highest Rooftop And Thailand’s 2nd Tallest Building

With 84 stories the Baiyoke Tower is an unmissable towering landmark in Pratunam area. The skywalk with
large viewing windows on the 77th floor is the best place to get sweeping bird’s eye views of the skyline floor
while the revolving rooftop observation deck on 84th floor is a bit too noisy and hot to keep visitors very long.
Bayoke is currently the 2nd tallest building in Thailand, at 309 metres. Adding the 34.35-metre spire,
the building is 343.35 metres tall in total.

Baiyoke Tower (pronounce ‘Bayok’) is an aging hotel built in 1998, and has mostly become an attraction and
a shopping complex all in one. The area where the tower stands is the famous Pratunam market with thousand
shop all selling clothing and garments. It’s not glamourous and a can even be a bit dispappointing, but it’s all about the views.

Baiyoke Tower II Shopping Experience

Apart from the view points, Baiyoke Tower II offers six levels of shopping. But don’t expect glitz and glam, as
shopping in Pratunam area caters to wholesale, mass market type of clothing. Instead of brand names and
designer labels, think affordable clothes that are good for blending in rather than for making a fashion
statement. You don’t have to buy in bulk as prices are already very cheap even if you pay the retail price for
single pieces. Most shops will offer a discount when you buy three or more items.

Compared to nearby Baiyoke Tower and Pratunam Market, Baiyoke Tower II shopping offers more variety
for men and indie type of clothing. The second basement level is interesting, as it has all kinds of graphic
-printed T-shirts imaginable, whether cartoon characters, football club logos, graphic nude women, heavy
metal types, rock emblems, reggae style, embroidered patterns, tie dye, and many more. Accessories like
bags, beads, necklaces, hats, belts and more T-shirts can be found on the fourth floor.

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Credit : http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/baiyoke-tower-II.htm

Photo : http://baiyokesky.baiyokehotel.com/baiyoke-sky-hotel-pratunam-gallery.html

Wat Patum Wanaram

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Wat Pathum Wanaram (Thai: วัดปทุมวนาราม) or Wat Pathum for short is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand.
It is located in the district Pathum Wan, between the two shopping malls Siam Paragon and CentralWorld,
and across the street of Siam Square.

The temple was founded in 1857 by King Mongkut (Rama IV) as a place of worship near his Sa Pathum Palace.
At the time of its founding the area was still only rice fields, only accessible via the Khlong Saen Saeb.
The temple is a third class royal temple of the Thammayut Nikaya order. The full name of the temple is
Wat Pathum Wanaram Ratcha Wora Viharn (วัดปทุมวนารามราชวรวิหาร).

This is why it was constructed very near his Sa Pathum Palace. During the time of its construction
In this temple lie the ashes of the Thai Royal family from the household of Prince Mahidol Adulyadej.

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Octave Rooftop Bar – Marriott 57 Hotel

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Octave Rooftop Bar – Marriott 57 Hotel
Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok waited a long time for its very own rooftop bar,
and then finally one came along and showed the rest of them how it should really be done.
Octave Rooftop and Lounge is more than a place for watching the sunset or having a romantic meal.
No rooftop bar in the city has a 360 degree view of Bangkok that matches this, and the top floor of this
three level venue is the highest spot in the city for a party. Starting on the 45th floor of the Marriot Hotel Sukhumvit,
a three minute walk from Thong Lor Skytrain Station, Octave Rooftop Bar and Lounge opens at 17:00.
Although the location is handy, it is slightly off the main tourist trail meaning that it is usually easy to
grab a seat at one of Octave’s tables with a view.

Octave Rooftop Bar and Lounge may be the new kid on the block, but by offering a different atmosphere and a view unlike any other,
you can guarantee it will soon be top of many people’s to-do lists when they visit Bangkok.

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Octave Rooftop Bar & Lounge
Opening Hours: 17:00 until 01:00

Credit : http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/octave-rooftop-bar.htm

The Rome – New open air Rome style restaurant in Bangkok

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Among many of open air restaurants, you can find many beautiful ones outside tourist’s areas.
One of the most popular one is Chocolate Ville. The Rome was open in Dec 2015, on Petchkasem Road.
They have both indoor and outdoor areas.

The restaurant has some of the seats located in the middle of the pool, similar with the one in W Retreat Samui.
The whole restaurant is designed in Rome theme. You must visit the toilet! The environment is even better in early evening.
They are thinking to make the roof area for special events like proposal, honeymoon or birthday party.

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The restaurant serves traditional Thai and some Western dishes at an affordable price.
For example, a big portion of fried fish, roast ham hock and prawn Tom Yum only costs 380 baht each.

It takes around an hour drive to get to The Rome from the city centre.
Their main customers are local people.  You can hire a car or drive there.

Bangkok is cheapest place in Southeast Asia that people actually want to visit

Bangkok is cheapest place in Southeast Asia

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According to research from TripAdvisor, Bangkok is the most budget-friendly place to spend a week-long
vacation during the high season, which is now through the end of February.

Yesterday, the travel site named Bangkok as both inexpensive and desirable to travelers already living in
Southeast Asia. The company took into account round-trip airfare from within the region, seven nights of
hotel costs, meals three times daily and visiting some of the major attractions.

Of their top ten destinations, Bangkok came in at the lowest cost at just THB43,451 for the trip per person.
Costwise, from second-cheapest to most expensive were: Cebu Island (Philippines) at THB45,868; Luzon
(Philippines) at THB46,197; Boracay (Philippines) at THB52,352; Bali at THB48,957; Phuket at THB49,861;
Singapore at THB59,661; Seoul at THB66,773, Hong Kong at THB66,482; and Tokyo at THB70,431.

In terms of desirability, or where people wanted to travel to the most, the list looked like this, from most
desirable to least: Bali, Luzon, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, Singapore, Boracay, Phuket, Cebu Island and
Seoul, reported Bangkok Post.

The study also revealed the cheapest week during high season to travel to each place. For Bangkok, it was
the week of January 16, when travelers could save an average of THB1,268 per person.