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Maboonkrong (MBK) Shopping Center at Pathumwan
Siam Ocean World Aquarium at Siam Paragon
Siam Paragon at Pathumwan
Patpong at Silom
Thai Boxing Stadiums
Chao Phraya River
Lumpini Park
Silk Paradise at Sv River Mall
The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo
Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha Temple) at Rattanakosin
Wiman Mek Palace at Ratchawithi


Maboonkrong (MBK) Shopping Center at Pathumwan
MBK Center is an enormous six-story building with vast spaces and teeming crowds. The item for sale in the shopping center includes the discount products that meet the needs of young people, like cosmetics. The vast walkway is filled with carts selling low-price name brand knockoffs. There is also a cell phone marketplace, where many young Thais haggle down the prices of cell phones.

Thailand folk artworks are also a big attraction at MBK Center, including leather paintings, leather carvings, puppets, wood carvings, etc., that all can be bought for low prices. Gold and jewelry stores, swallow's nest stores, dried meat stores, and Thai snack stores have opened up one after the other these past few years, already numbering several dozen. This makes MBK Center a great place for tourists to stock up on souvenirs and gifts, to bring back home from Thailand.

Siam Ocean World Aquarium at Siam Paragon
Southeast Asia’s largest ocean park, the world-class Siam Ocean World, covers 10,000 square meters, and is located on levels B1 and B2 of Bangkok’s newest and most elegant temple of shopping, Siam Paragon. It holds the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. There are over 400 types of ocean life exhibited in the aquarium, including seals, blue-ringed octopus, blue shark, stingrays, leafy sea dragons, giant spider crab, and many more.

Your journey in Siam Ocean World will take you through 7 different zones which are Weird and Wonderful, Open Ocean, Deep Reef, Rainforest, Rocky Shore, Living Ocean, and Sea Jellies.

In addition, you can also take a glass bottom boat ride and dive with the sharks and feed them, among other activities.

Opening hours: daily = 9:00am to 10:00pm, adult tickets are Baht 450, and children’s tickets are Baht 280 (height 80~120cm).

Telephone no.: 662-687-2000.
Website: http://www.siamoceanworld.co.th

Siam Paragon at Pathumwan
The area around Siam Paragon and Siam Center, located at the Siam Mass Transit Station, has many great places to enjoy, attracting lots of hip shoppers. Siam Paragon is divided up into a cross-shaped area, with fashion stores, bookstores, restaurants, and theaters. The center section is a popular meeting place for young people. Siam Center is the place for products that young people want – fashion, accessories, shoes, and so on and so forth. One look at Siam Center will tell you that all the high-class brand names are here, from fashion and jewelry to Habitat and Loft.

Patpong at Silom
The two streets at Pat Phong I and II are filled with bars and many travelers’ visits this area to experience a little bit of Bangkok’s rich nightlife. The two streets have a total of about 20 to 30 night clubs. A visit here requires the knowledge of how to distinguish different kinds of places for nightlife. Many of the night clubs situated in Pat Phong I & II streets are operated by the same business group, so the signs of several night clubs have the King’s Group trademark, and the quality of these night clubs are more reliable. Besides bars, Pat Phong’s discos are also worth a look. Bangkok’s discos are definitely good places for wild night outs. The facilities are large and the atmosphere will not fail to live up to its billing.

Thai Boxing Stadiums
Thai boxing is a sport, and it is also a form of self defense. The boxers can use all parts of their bodies for defense and attack, using their feet, elbows, legs, knees, and shoulders that can all become "weapons." Traditional Thai music is being played throughout the match that makes it culturally a rewarding experience. There are two places in Bangkok for teh boxing matches: Ratchadamoen Stadium on Ratchademnoen Nok Boulevard, with telephone no. 281-4205, and Lumphini Stadium on Rama IV Road, with telephone no. 251-4303.

Chao Phraya River
Due to its part in the development of agriculture and commerce, the Menam River, also called the Chao Phraya River, has the name of the Cradle of Life. Meandering like a colorful ribbon, it divides Bangkok into the east and west banks. Since Bangkok was established as a city in 1782 it has played an important role as the main transportation channel and as a defensive moat. Up until the middle of the 19th century, when a surface road system was first built in Bangkok, there were still public transportation like boats, rice boats, and tourist yachts busily cruising back and forth on the river.

Plan your itinerary to include a trip on the Chao Phraya Princess, taking a leisurely tour up and down the Menam River. Ancient and modern sights are interlaced as historical scenes seem to dance before your eyes. Relive the days of the kings – Siam’s glorious Grand Palace, the solemn Wat Pho, the forbidding Wat Arun main tower, and bridges after bridges spanning the banks of the river. A slight breeze blows while you marvel at the scene of the lights of the city that will be switch on for the evening, filling the Menam River with a romantic and relaxed atmosphere. You can also listen to the music on the boat while enjoying a delicious and exquisite buffet.

Lumpini Park
Bangkok’s biggest park is Lumphini Park. The park’s tropical trees are brilliantly green with a restaurant on the lake, a place where Bangkok residents go for relaxation. The park entrance has a bronze statue of Vajiravudh, Rama VI, and a lawn with lush, green grass. There is a large pleasure boat, tens of meters long, on the lake, which is filled with beauty everywhere you look. Near the park is the Lumphini Boxing Stadium, famous for Thai boxing, and the next street over holds the famous snake farm. This is Thailand’s largest public park visited by the largest number of people, with a total area of 57.6 square meters. The park is surrounded by fountain pools and dense trees, an elegant environment that people allow themselves to forget the busy city for a while.

Silk Paradise at Sv River Mall
The museum is packed with the exquisite beauty of Thai silk. Gorgeous colors and splendid patterns invite the viewers to walk among fantastic legends. Take you family and friends to experience the magnificently brilliant world of Thai silk! The exhibits in Silk Paradise will take you on a trip back through time from 4,000 B.C. when silk made an impact on human civilization. It not only formed the precious textiles of the throne room, it also became the common currency between different nations. We have heard many mysterious legends about silk, passed down from ancient China and Japan. Silk is also a brilliant part of the stories of European explorer, Marco Polo’s journey to the East, as well as of Egypt and the Pharaohs.

The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo
The first stop for the vast majority of travelers to Thailand is the Grand Palace because it is not only a tourist destination, but it is also the trademark of Bangkok. This palace is surrounded by white palatial walls, and takes up about a square mile of space. This palace was built in 1782, and includes many buildings with carved beams and decorative paintings, with beauty everywhere the eye can see. Wat Phra Kaeo is the imperial temple located inside the palace, housing a jade Buddha. It is Thailand's most majestic Buddha statue.

The palace's opening hours are
Daily = morning - 8:30am to 11:30am
afternoon - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

When visiting, be sure to dress neatly.

Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha Temple) at Rattanakosin
This world famous temple, just to the south of the Grand Palace, is Thailand’s largest and oldest Buddhist temple. This temple is over 200 years old. It was built by Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, Rama I, and has a large golden Buddha statue, reclining on its side, giving another name as the “Reclining Buddha Temple.” This one of a kind Buddha is 1.46 meters long and 15 meters high. The bottom of this majestic and awesome statue’s sandals is inlayed with mother of pearl. Reclining Buddha Temple is not only Thailand’s oldest temple, but it is also the center for research in herbal medicine and massage therapy. Behind the temple is a traditional medicine academy and a massage room, which costs Baht 250 per hour (first come first serve), and Baht 300 per hour (with herbal medicine), and Baht 500 per 1.50 hours (with reservation). There are also lessons or program for studying massage with fee.

Opening hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm with admission fee of Baht 20.
Website: http://www.watpho.com.

Wiman Mek Palace at Ratchawithi
Wiman Mek Palace, located behind the old Capital, is the world’s largest golden teakwood building. This palace is made up of three levels, all of which are built of teakwood. The great hall and the reception hall have a total of 81 rooms. This doesn’t include the spaces for flower beds and hallways. Those who haven’t visited yet will not be able to imagine that the world holds such a large wooden building.

Opening hours: daily = 8:30am to 3:30pm. Free tour service is available.


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