About Bangkok – ICCRF

About Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok is a marvelous city of exciting possibilities, with an incredible diversity of cultures, scenes, activities, history, and heritage. A journey through its back streets reveals the city known as the heart of Thailand – Bangkok, where modern buildings and traditional shophouses mingle and where exquisite temples glimmer next to the city lights. The tastes, sounds, sights, and surprising contrasts make the vibrant city of Bangkok a memorable destination.

Bangkok is always among the world’s top tourist destinations. The city is a true tourist paradise, proved by the growing number of travelers coming each year.

Besides the city itself, Bangkok is also surrounded by many interesting provinces worth visiting.

  • The north of Bangkok borders Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani Provinces, with tourist attractions like Koh Kret and Lotus Museum.
  • The east of the city is next to Chachoengsao, a small province which is full of interesting places and activities. Tourists can pay homage to Luang Pho Sothon Buddha Image at Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan, watch flying foxes or fruit bats at Wat Pho, see the golden church at Wat Paknam Jolo, and pray to the giant reclining Ganesh statue at Wat Saman Rattanaram. There are also old markets for you to visit and shop such as Ban Mai Market, Nakhon Nuang Khet Market, and Khlong Suan Market.
  • The south of the city borders Samut Prakan Province and the Gulf of Thailand, with tourist attractions like Bang Pu, Ancient City, and Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo.
  • The west of the city is next to Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom Provinces. Tourist attractions include Don Kai Dee Benjarong Village, Phra Pathom Chedi, Sanam Chandra Palace, Don Wai Floating Market, Sampran Riverside, and Thai Human Imagery Museum.

Travel to Bangkok by Plane

Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK):

Don Mueang International Airport (DMK):

There are many international and domestic flights or airlines operated daily to Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang International Airport (DMK). It’s took around 30-45 minutes from these airports to Samyan Mitrtown and our official hotels

Transportation within Bangkok

Taxi

Taxi is a convenient way to travel within Bangkok. Most taxi drivers speak Thai and a little bit of English. For airport taxi, there will be another 50 Baht of service charge.

Grab Application

Booking taxi to pick you up where you are and take you to your destination. *Please be noted that this application shouldn’t be used at the airports because of some legal problems*


Rental Car

All major international car rental companies, such as AVIS, Budget, and Hertz, as well as Thai car rental companies, have various vehicles for rent and are ready to provide suggestions on travel itineraries. Most rental agencies can be found at the airport.

Be aware that only Commercial First Class Insurance provides full coverage on rental cars, opposed to limited personal or third party insurance.

Most international car rental agencies will offer this insurance (some only for those with a valid international driver’s license) while local companies may or may not. You may wish to request a copy of their insurance policy and ensure that it states “For Commercial Use”. Regardless, inspect rental vehicles prior to rent and drive with caution as traffic in Thailand can be quite confusing, especially the habit of Thai motorcycle drivers as they often drive on the wrong side of the road.


Practical Advice

In Thailand, to ask for a direction to Samyan Mitrtown, it is possible to say the following message to a local:

“สามย่านมิตรทาวน์ไปทางไหนครับ (คะ)”

(“Where is Samyan Mitrtown”)

“Sam-yan-mit-town-pai-thang-nai-krab/ka”

It is also possible to say the following message to a taxi driver:

“ไปสามย่านมิตรทาวน์ครับ (ค่ะ)”

(I want to go to Samyan Mitrtown)

“Pai-sam-yan-mit-town-krab/ka”

*Men end a sentence with “krab”, women with “ka” in a polite way of speaking*