Reposting: First Timers Guide to Bangkok

Thursday, February 03, 2011

* Originally posted September 2009 on Unfortunately the site is no longer online.Bangkok is known for its temples and endless retail therapy. If you’re a first timer or a frequent Bangkok visitor, take a bite into the city’s culture and unforgettable night spots.

Siam Niramit
Siam Niramit is best enjoyed with an open mind and a genuine appreciation for the arts. It is a compound housing the cultural show and Thai village, think Nayong Pilipino meets Broadway.
The ticket to the show entitles you to experience the outdoor entertainment that the complex offers. Tour the Thai Village to get a feel of rural life in the different parts of Thailand. View firsthand the different activities in the villages as well as the products including Thai Silk.
Visitors are treated to beautiful traditional Thai dances before the show in the world-class theater.
The details of their costumes were impeccably made. Get trigger happy capturing every graceful move and enjoy the performers exuberant energy.
Cameras aren’t allowed inside the theater. Siam Niramit is a spectacular world-class show telling the story of Thailand’s heritage and culture.

I wouldn’t want to describe every detail of the show because the unexpected sets, choreography, and characters add to the show’s appeal. It is a performance for the senses and worth the Baht you paid for.
Baiyoke Sky Hotel
In the heart of bargain shopping haven Pratunam you will find the tallest building in Bangkok, the Baiyoke Sky Hotel.
Embrace your fear of heights and experience Baiyoke’s 360 Revolving Roof Deck at the 84th floor.
Enjoy a safe and unobstructed view of the city at a relaxed and slow pace.
It’s best to visit the deck around 4 PM to be able to enjoy the city during the day and at night.
Not only does the city light up, so does the deck.

Roof Top Gimik Places
Take your gimik nights to another level with Bangkok’s rooftop hot spots. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city at the Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar at the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel.
Prices run as high as the bar so expect to do damage to your credit card. The travel to the top is an experience well worth taking.
Not brave enough for Vertigo? Take baby steps and head on to the Nest at the Le Fenix Hotel instead along Sukhumvit Soi 11.
The laid-back ambiance coupled with the striking view make for a breath taking experience. You’d never want to fly away from this Nest.

Looking for a place to stay? Visit my post about that.

Contact Information and Additional Photos from:
Siam Niramit

Baiyoke Sky Hotel

Banyan Tree Bangkok

The Nest Bangkok

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