20 million inhabitants and how many tennis courts? Nobody will be able to judge this exactly, because most courts are very hidden in Bangkok. Ten years ago, tennis gained a big boost in Thailand when Paradorn Srichiphan entered the top 10 and achieved cult status in his home country.
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But the view from the 46th floor of the Hotel Banyan Tree – two courts at a glance!
“Bangkok has always been on top of our bucket list.”
November for me and my wife is our no.1 month for travelling the world. There is hardly anything left of the mild autumn in Bavaria and the first snow is about to come. Reason enough to escape to the southern hemisphere. Off to Thailand!
Things To Do In Bangkok
Top 1 Bangkok: Banyan Tree Hotel & Vertigo Bar
Banyan Tree Bangkok is a vertical resort, towering 61 floors above the city providing some of the best views of Bangkok. The most spectacular panoramas can be enjoyed from the famous Vertigo/Moon Bar on the 61st floor, one of the most amazing hotel rooftops in the world.
Almost everywhere we went – our room, the spa area, the pool area, the gym, the restaurant and the bar – offers a spectacular view of the city skyline. Having drinks at Vertigo & Moon Bar located on the 61st and 62nd floor is one of the best ways to end a long day in Bangkok.
Top 2 in Bangkok: Temples In Old City
If you just spend two days in the Thai capital you have a tough program ahead. Immediately after breakfast, head towards Bangkok’s Old Town and go for a sightseeing tour.
The Old City district in Bangkok is home to a glittering array of temples (Wat), palaces and ancient architecture, representing the cultural and historical centre of the city.
After having visited the Grand Palace we arranged a TukTuk-Driver to the Chao Praya (river through Bangkok) . All I can say is that “Mr. Always Friendly” did a terrific job. First, he demanded 300 TBH (8 EUR) for a one-minute drive and in the end, he asked for another 2.500 TBH (65 EUR) for the 60 minutes boat ride along the river. #befooled 😉
Top 3 in Bangkok: Dinner At Mango Tree
If you spontaneously look on Tripadvisor for a restaurant in the evening, it’s gonna be a big challenge – the app will show you more than 11.00 search hits. The first evening we went out to the Mango Tree. #typicalThaiStyle
Top 4 in Bangkok: Driving with a TukTuk
To be honest, the most friendly Thais are TukTuk drivers. The fare is much higher than taking a taxi, but who ever wanted to drive through the streets of Bangkok in a usually pink flashing vehicle, should not miss this fun. But beware: in the rush hour at 5pm, I would recommend the taxi. Or who wants to be 10 minutes besides a big truck that blows fumes directly into your face.
Of course, Bangkok has much more to offer, but there was no time left in just 36 hours. For us, the journey continues to Ko Lanta (Krabi) – hoping to discover more tennis courts in Thailand 😉
I am #inlovewithThailand