Life In Bangkok
Street Life at it's Best, a Jumble of Fun, Colorful and Majestic
"Same same, but different. This Thailish T-shirt philosophy sums up Bangkok, a city where the familiar and the exotic collide like the flavours on a plate of pàt tai." - Lonely Planet
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Sathorn is known as a business district so you will find many shops and restaurants in the Empire Tower itself where Webster is located. You can get a nice coffee at Starbucks, eat at the Basement Food Court and later hit the gym at Virgin Active or cycle around Lumpini Park.
You will never run out of things to do in Bangkok - from temples to dinner cruises, from sea life to sanctuaries, from adventure parks to shopping malls - there is something for everybody in Bangkok.
Bangkok’s has an interesting combination of high-end boutiques, local hand-made goods and fake designer products in the plethora of malls found there. Siam Paragon, Terminal 21, MBK, Central World are all malls but with their own unique characteristics.
The best night markets in Bangkok offer a carnival like atmosphere with a huge array of goods to browse, and snacks, bars and live music to keep everyone in good spirits. Some popular night markets are Rot Fai Market, Asiatique, JJ green, and Chang Chui.
It is hard to miss the BTS in Bangkok and even more difficult not to rely on it to travel around the city. It's the fastest and cheapest way around although there are alternatives such as the MRT (underground rail link), buses (difficult for a non-Thai speaker), Taxis (expensive and slow), Bike Taxis (unsafe) and tuk-tuks (hot and pricy).
Bangkok is one of the major hubs in Southeast Asia so there are flights to all major and even minor cities of the world. The two main airport in Bangkok are Suvarnabhumi International Airport which is connected to the MRT line (underground rail) and BTS (Phayathai Stop) and Don Mueang Airport. When you travel, please make sure you have purchased a re-entry permit!