There is no other city than Bangkok. From glittering temples to bustling markets, from exciting shopping to endless leisure and entertainment, Bangkok pulses with energy and offers holidaymakers a myriad of ways to discover its sights and experience its unique culture. The hotel enjoys a convenient location in the northern district of Ladprao, with the expressway and an MRT underground station and BTS Sky train station minutes away.
The hotel is connected to its own convention hall and to Central Plaza Ladprao shopping and lifestyle centre, one of the largest in Bangkok, while the green expanse of Chatuchak Park and shopping opportunities of Chatuchak market are accessed by complimentary shuttle service.
Don Muang International Airport is a 20-minute drive away; Suvarnabhumi International Airport is approximately 35 minutes from the hotel along the elevated highway.
Our concierge will be delighted to recommend the places and attractions to suit your interests.
Distance to Phahon Yothin MRT Station: 450 metres
Distance to Mo Chit BTS Station: 2 km
Distance to Don Muang International Airport: 15 km
Distance to Suvarnabhumi International Airport: 33 km
Originally opened in 1982 as Thailand’s first integrated shopping complex, and fully renovated and reopened in 2011, Central Plaza Ladprao is an exciting shopping and lifestyle destination. Directly connected to the hotel, Central Plaza is home to over 200 shops and over 80 restaurants and food outlets, several spas and wellness salons, a cinema and a supermarket.
One of Bangkok’s green lungs, Chatuchak Park is an oasis of greenery in the city and a prime destination for outdoor activities such as cycling, jogging and, yoga. Chatuchak Park is amongst the largest public parks in the capital and the venue of the country’s most comprehensive outdoor market which is held every weekend. Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has become a must-visit place for holidaymakers and a prime destination with local seasoned shoppers. Most visitors would agree that just about everything is on sale at the Chatuchak Weekend Market, including clothing and accessories from local designers, handicrafts, ceramics, books, antiques, furniture and home decoration, plants, artworks and paintings, and stalls serving food and drinks aplenty. The hotel connects to the park via a complimentary shuttle service.
Formerly the residence of the Kings of Thailand, the Grand Palace is an enormous complex surrounded by a white crenellated wall and containing classic Siamese architecture designed for auspicious occasions such as coronations and receptions. Housed within the complex is Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, containing the nation’s most revered image of Buddha. Audio guides are available at a supplement charge.
Be reminded to dress appropriately, wearing long trousers and with your shoulders covered.
Directly adjacent to the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is a must-see, with its 46-metre long, 15-metre high Reclining Buddha. The temple compound contains fascinating statuary, and the temple is also considered one of the leading schools of massage in the country.
A short walk across the road from Wat Pho is Tha Tien Pier, with cross-river ferries to Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. Sitting majestically on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun represents Mount Meru, the centre of the world in Buddhist cosmology. Spectacular sunsets with the temple spires forming a silhouette can be seen from the east side of the river.
Famed for reviving the Thai silk industry after World War II, Jim Thompson was an avid collector of Asian arts. His home consists of six traditional Thai-style houses and now houses a museum.
1695 Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2541 1234
Fax: +66 (0) 2541 1087