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Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

May 22, 2017 by David Herd

Breathtaking view from Red Sky Bar

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars, I really doubt if any city in the world has as many amazing rooftop bar/restaurants than Bangkok. This photo is from the 56th floor of the Red Sky Bar located above CentralWorld.

Happy hour at Red Sky Bar

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Generally as you can imagine Sky Bars are expensive venues, however between 5 & 7 pm buy one get one free is a good deal, for instance  a Jack Daniels or a beer is B360 or $10.50 usd, so getting 2 for 1 is a good value.

I rate Red Sky Bar 5 stars.

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

At the Hotel Indigo Bangkok 81 Wireless Road, Pathumwan, on the 25th and 26th Floor.

I give Char a 4 star rating.

The amazing Bangkok skyline.

Spectactular Bangkok Sky Bars Open at 6 pm in time for the sunset.

 Char Bar walking distance to CentralWorld.

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars An easy walk from Char Bar to Red Sky Bar.

I rate Char Bar 4 stars.

Long Table sky bar

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars  Long Table sky bar Bangkok is located on the 25th floor of the Colomn serviced apartments in Soi 16 Asoke. Obviously not as high as many of the Bangkok sky bars but still offers an incredible view of this great city.

I rate Longtable 4 stars.

Spectacular entrance

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

Walk in the door and this is the fabulous view of Bangkok. Obviously not as high as many of the Bangkok sky bars but still offers an incredible view of this great city. Photo credit Asia Web Direct.

Use THIS LINK for a great rate of around $80 USD + tax for a 62 M2 serviced apartment.

Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Another spectacular venue to add to the many other “must do” places to visit in this great city. Located between Sukhumvit 69 & 71 only five minutes walk from Phra Khanong BTS station.

A small beautifully designed intimate restaurant

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars The Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant menu caters to a variety of budgets and offers a small selection of well known international dishes. Try the simple Spaghetti Carbonara (250 Baht), the fancy Roasted Duck with Fresh Orange Thyme Sauce (320 Baht), or for those wanting to splash out: the grilled Australian ribeye steak (850 Baht).

Sirocco Restaurant & Bar

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok is one of the best rooftop restaurants bars in the world. In fact I really doubt if any city in the world has more roof top bars than Bangkok. I would certainly like to know if there is any place more spectacular than Sirocco which is located of the 64th floor of the State Tower building in Bangkok.

I rate Sirocco 5 stars.

Top floor Lebua Hotel

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars  Great location close to the Sky Train and the river ferries. One of the nicest ways to spend an hour in Bangkok is cruising along the mighty Chao Phraya river. The river ferry takes you up the lazy river for only B150 for the whole day. It is a great way to see many of Bangkok’s wonderful landmarks. A ticket to Chinatown is only B40, get off at pier number 5 at Ratchawong and walk 10 minutes up the road.

For a great room rate at the Lebua Hotel just book throughh THIS LINK.

 Sirocco to Red Sky

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

Via Roof 33 & Char Bar.

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars  Located on the 38th floor of the Mode Sathorn Hotel which is right next door to Surasak sky train. A nice relaxing atmosphere and the drinks are rather expensive as you would expect.

Rawiwan (Lucknam) Thaikam @ Roof 38

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars  The lovely lady is the Roof manager, very friendly with a beautiful smile. She has worked at some other bangkok Roof bars and I think the 38 bars is very lucky to have her on the staff.

Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road near Soi 25 claim to be the only rooftop craft beer bar in Bangkok. I’m not into craft beers however an Asahi bottle was reasonably prices at B160, or $4.50 USD.

Book your Bangkok hotel through THIS LINK for a great discount, you can pay later or cancel if you wish.

Two Pattaya reprobates

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Joergen Ulitzka & Pothole aka John Martin were very impressed with the view.

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok’s busiest roads so catch the sky train to Thong Lo station and walk 5 minutes to 57 Sukhumvit Rd.

I rate Octave 4 stars.

Waiting for sunset at Octave.

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars The drinks are quite expensive at most roof top bars however  here you get two for one cocktails at happy hour before 6pm.

For an excellent room rate here at the Marriott just use this link to book and you will be very happy with the result.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Spectactular Bangkok Sky Bars On the left is the Westin Hotel which is next door to Terminal 21, & on the right is the Sheraton.

I rate Sofitel 4.5 stars.

Farewell from the Sofitel & the Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Thanks for visiting my Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars photo blog. One popular Sky Bar Cloud 47 closed the end of March, see the story on THIS LINK. Soon I will reveiw Above 11 & the new Park Hyatt which open on May 12th 2017.

Book your Bangkok hotel through THIS LINK for a great discount, you can pay later or cancel if you wish.

iCheck Inn Soi 11

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

Please check out some of the most popular below, and thank you for visiting.

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                                          Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later.
               Plus free cancellation .?
                                                       Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
                                                  Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses
 
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Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

May 21, 2017 by David Herd

Breathtaking skyline from Red Sky Bar

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars, I really doubt if any city in the world has as many amazing skybar/restaurants than Bangkok. This photo is from the 56th floor of the Red Sky Bar located abbove CentralWorld.

Happy hour at Red Sky Bar

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Generally as you can imagine Sky Bars are expensive venues, however between 5 & 7 pm buy one get one free is a good deal, for instance  a Jack Daniels or a beer is B360 or $10.50 usd, so getting 2 for 1 is a good value.

I rate Red Sky Bar 5 stars.

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

At the Hotel Indigo Bangkok 81 Wireless Road, Pathumwan, on the 25th and 26th Floor.

I give Char a 4 star rating.

The amazing Bangkok skyline.

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Open at 6 pm in time for the sunset.

 Char Bar walking distance to CentralWorld.

Spectactular Bangkok Sky Bars An easy walk from Char Bar to Red Sky Bar.

I rate Char Bar 4 stars.

Long Table sky bar

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars  Long Table sky bar Bangkok is located on the 25th floor of the Colomn serviced apartments in Soi 16 Asoke. Obviously not as high as many of the Bangkok sky bars but still offers an incredible view of this great city.

I rate Longtable 4 stars.

Spectacular entrance

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

Walk in the door and this is the fabulous view of Bangkok. Obviously not as high as many of the Bangkok sky bars but still offers an incredible view of this great city. Photo credit Asia Web Direct.

Use THIS LINK for a great rate of around $80 USD + tax for a 62 M2 serviced apartment.

Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Another spectacular venue to add to the many other “must do” places to visit in this great city. Located between Sukhumvit 69 & 71 only five minutes walk from Phra Khanong BTS station.

A small beautifully designed intimate restaurant

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars The Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant menu caters to a variety of budgets and offers a small selection of well known international dishes. Try the simple Spaghetti Carbonara (250 Baht), the fancy Roasted Duck with Fresh Orange Thyme Sauce (320 Baht), or for those wanting to splash out: the grilled Australian ribeye steak (850 Baht).

Sirocco Restaurant & Bar

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok is one of the best rooftop restaurants bars in the world. In fact I really doubt if any city in the world has more roof top bars than Bangkok. I would certainly like to know if there is any place more spectacular than Sirocco which is located of the 64th floor of the State Tower building in Bangkok.

I rate Sirocco 5 stars.

Top floor Lebua Hotel

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars  Great location close to the Sky Train and the river ferries. One of the nicest ways to spend an hour in Bangkok is cruising along the mighty Chao Phraya river. The river ferry takes you up the lazy river for only B150 for the whole day. It is a great way to see many of Bangkok’s wonderful landmarks. A ticket to Chinatown is only B40, get off at pier number 5 at Ratchawong and walk 10 minutes up the road.

For a great room rate at the Lebua Hotel just book throughh THIS LINK.

 Sirocco to Red Sky

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

Via Roof 33 & Char Bar.

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars  Located on the 38th floor of the Mode Sathorn Hotel which is right next door to Surasak sky train. A nice relaxing atmosphere and the drinks are rather expensive as you would expect.

Rawiwan (Lucknam) Thaikam @ Roof 38

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars  The lovely lady is the Roof manager, very friendly with a beautiful smile. She has worked at some other bangkok Roof bars and I think the 38 bars is very lucky to have her on the staff.

Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road near Soi 25 claim to be the only rooftop craft beer bar in Bangkok. I’m not into craft beers however an Asahi bottle was reasonably prices at B160, or $4.50 USD.

Two Pattaya reprobates

Spectactular Bangkok Sky Bars Joergen Ulitzka & Pothole aka John Martin were very impressed with the view.

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok’s busiest roads so catch the sky train to Thong Lo station and walk 5 minutes to 57 Sukhumvit Rd.

I rate Octave 4 stars.

Waiting for sunset at Octave.

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars The drinks are quite expensive at most roof top bars however  here you get two for one cocktails at happy hour before 6pm.

For an excellent room rate here at the Marriott just use this link to book and you will be very happy with the result.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars On the left is the Westin Hotel which is next door to Terminal 21, & on the right is the Sheraton.

I rate Sofitel 4.5 stars.

Farewell from the Sofitel & the Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Thanks for visiting my Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars photo blog. One popular Sky Bar Cloud 47 closed the end of March, see the story on THIS LINK. Soon I will reveiw Above 11 & the new Park Hyatt which openen on May 12th 2017.

Book your Bangkok hotel through THIS LINK for a great discount, you can pay later or cancel if you wish.

iCheck Inn Soi 11

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

Please check out some of the most popular below, and thank you for visiting.

         Zagreb Croatia              Rio de Janeiro                  Brisbane River 

Main Square Zagreb          Good Value Brisbane City Hotels         Brisbane Australia

           Koh Samui                          Korea                                  London

Thailand island          Good Value Brisbane City Hotels          St Pauls Cathredal London

         Bangkok                                Osaka                                     Pattaya

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                                          Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later.
               Plus free cancellation .?
                                                       Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
                                                  Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses
 
Pattaya webcam

That’s all folks

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Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

February 16, 2017 by David Herd

Happy hour happy street

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok was a street I had known about for such a long time but had never ventured there until now. It seemed every Bangkok restaurant review would recommend an establishment in this area & now I can understand why. 

El Guacho

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I am a great fan of the Wine Connection chain of restaurants & Google told me there was one at 208 Thong Lo 8 Alley so my brother & I caught the Sky train to Thonglo station & walked for 20 minutes or so looking for the restaurant. What we in fact found at the address was El Gaucho, so I’m assuming either Google got it wrong or the information was simply out of date. 🙂

Here is what Googled showed.

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok Wine Connection has morphed into El Gaucho.  

So many restaurants & so little time.

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I have decided on my next visit to Bangkok I will tear myself away from my beloved Soi 11 & stay in Thonglor. 

Grand Centrepoint Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Right in the heart of Thonglor, just book through THIS LINK for an excellent discount. Sukhumvit 55 or Soi Thong Lo, is well known for its classy bars, boutique shops, fashionable clubs plus lots of hip restaurants. Its also acknowledged as the Siam Square of Bangkoks East side.

Absolute luxury

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok These beautiful rooms are 40 M2.

Lots of Japanese restaurants

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I was amazed by the number of Japanese restaurants in Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok, they were everywhere. 

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok, The Dock

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I am looking forward to having dinner at The Dock, they specialise in seafood & the menu looks excellent. Being an Aussie I love Sydney Rock Oysters as well as those big juicy ones from Tasmania. Kumamoto featured, I was there last October, & Brittany on the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean, has over 2800 km of coastline, it provides nearly 60,000 tons of oysters each year, almost 50% of the total French oyster production.

 This Soi 55 building caught my eye.

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Prior to moving to Thailand from Australia in 2011 I lived on the Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise. On the beach there is a building called Focus which is the twin of this Soi 55 round building. 🙂

Focus in Surfers Paradise

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Compare the twins. 🙂

Follow THIS LINK for more Gold Coast skyscrapers.

One One Hotel Soi 55

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok Another good hotel on Soi 55, about B1600 pn if you book trough THIS LINK.

Thanks for visiting my Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok photo blog.

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

David Herd Thailand

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

Please check out some of the most popular below, and thank you for visiting.

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Main Square Zagreb          Good Value Brisbane City Hotels         Brisbane Australia

           Koh Samui                          Korea                                  London

Thailand island          Good Value Brisbane City Hotels          St Pauls Cathredal London

         Bangkok                                Osaka                                     Pattaya

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                                       Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later. ?
                                                       Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
                                                  Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses
 
Pattaya webcam

That’s all folks

Beckington Trowbridge

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Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

February 12, 2017 by David Herd

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road between Nana & Asoke stations is on the 32nd floor of the hotel. L’Appart restaurant at the recently opened Sofitel is a delightful multi-faceted venue occupying the entire 32nd top floor of the hotel tower.

Great Asoke View

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

On the left is the Westin Hotel which is next door to Terminal 21, & on the right is the Sheraton.

For a great room rate at The Sheraton just use THIS LINK to book.

The pool at The Westin Hotel.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok The hotel is only 50 metres from Asoke Station. For a great room rate at The Westin use THIS LINK to book now & pay later.

 Waiting for the lights to come on.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Tonight there was quite a bit of haze over the city which effected the sunset & the view.

Terminal 21 on the left

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok A great view in every direction.

Thirty minutes later.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok The Bangkok haze is still around I’m afraid.

Pachara Suites Soi 6 Nana

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok 

Looking down on Soi 6 which is a very good location, close to Nana Plaza & Nana station. Use THIS LINK for an excellent room rate at Pachara Suites.

Nana Station 

 photo Snap 2017-06-15 at 14.41.45.png Of course Soi 4 Nana is one of Bangkok’s most popular area for tourists.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 photo Snap 2017-06-15 at 14.44.34.pngAn excellent rooftop bar.

Bangkok looks great at night

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok Of course Murray Head is famous for the great song about “One Night in Bangkok. “

 

 Lets check out the bar

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok The entire 32nd floor is occupied by the L’Appart restaurant & the Sky Bar.

Relax on the lounge with a cocktail or two.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok The whole place is beautifully designed.

L’Appart kitchen.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok It certainly is a great looking kitchen. 🙂

Sit outside &  watch the city lights.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok There are probably between 25 & 30 Bangkok Sky Bars & this is one of the best. L’Appart opens daily from 5:00 pm at the Champagne Bar, and dinner is served from 7:00 pm.

Sukhumvit Road

 photo Snap 2017-06-15 at 14.45.32.png A birds eye view.

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 photo Snap 2017-06-15 at 14.44.34.png An excellent hotel & rooftop bar close to Nana Station.

Farewell from The Soffitel

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok Many thanks for visiting my Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok photo blog, I hope to see you there soon. 🙂 

Location

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Buy one get one free between 5pm to 7pm daily at happy hour.

Click this link for a 360 degree view from  Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

             

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

David Herd Thailand

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

Please check out some of the most popular below, and thank you for visiting.

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Main Square Zagreb          Good Value Brisbane City Hotels         Brisbane Australia

           Koh Samui                          Korea                                  London

Thailand island          Good Value Brisbane City Hotels          St Pauls Cathredal London

         Bangkok                                Osaka                                     Pattaya

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                                  Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later.
                                                                       Plus free cancellation .
                                                       Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
                                                  Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses
 
Pattaya webcam

That’s all folks

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Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

December 12, 2016 by David Herd

Bangkok’s number 1 attraction

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho is rated number 1 out of 517 things to do in Bangkok by TripAdvisor. Not sure how they come to this decision, however it certainly is very impressive, as is The Grand Palace & Wat Arun. Above is a couple of tourists posing with a Thai Guardian Statue. 

 Chinese stone sculpture

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

There are many different statues & sculpture at Wat Pho including these imposing Chinese stone sculptures.

 Symbolic offereings to Buddha

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Candles, lowers & insence are some of the items used to honour Buddha.

Beautiful buildings

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho The blue sky enhances the beauty of the buildings.

Ashes of the Royal family

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho According to Wikipedia many of these structures contain the ashes of the Royal family in years gone by.

Location

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

As you can see it’s an 18 minute taxi ride from MBK or Siam Center, will only cost about B80 in a taxi.

Too many Buddhas is never enough

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Wonderful ornate Golden Buddhas. 

 Open from 8.00 to 17.00

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

Entrance fee B100 which is far better value than B500 at the Grand Palace.

The wonderful reclining Buddha

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho At forty six meters long and 15 meters high it is one of the largest Buddha statues in Thailand.

 Beautiful from any angle

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

In 2013 I visited the Reclining Buddha in Yangon, it is in fact larger than Wat Pho, 66 meters long & 17 meters high.

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho 

In my opinion however this one at Wat Pho is the most beautiful.

The Bell Tower

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Installed to call the monks to prayer.

 Lots of tourists

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Is it any wonder with such a beautiful blue sky to enhance our photos. 🙂

 Another wonderful statue

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

Around every corner awaits another surprise.

 Ancient golden statues

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho There are multi linguel guides you can hire to explain the meaning of all the statues, paintings & symbols.

More symbols

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Here is an INTERESTING LINK to explain some of the statues & paintings etc.

 A new coat of paint

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho I’m guessing the maintanence here never stops.

Farewell from Wat Pho

Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

Thanks for visiting my Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho photo blog.

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

David Herd Thailand

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later. ?
                                                       Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
                                                  Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses
 
Pattaya webcam

 

That’s all folks

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Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand

July 30, 2016 by David Herd

Great location & a beautiful pool

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand is across the road from the beach on the gulf of Thailand, two hours from Bangkok airport. Only 90 minutes east of Pattaya, B1200 by taxi and B1800 in a mini bus. For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand Adjacent to the pool you will find a fully equipped gym and a Thai massage service. The gym is free and it’s B300 for an hour for a Thai massage or foot massage.

Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand          Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand          Mae Pim Resort Hotel Thailand

 My Australian friends

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand Nikki & Tony Murphy with my brother Warren in the middle.

Even nice in the rain

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand

If it rains just head for the gym. 🙂

Another Aussie friend, Chris Lockwood aka Dr Evil.

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand Chris and my brother Warren travel often together, follow THIS LINK for his south American adventure.

Room 201 in the main building

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand This room was a little bigger than many of the others.

Good aircon & internet

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand On the same level as the swimming pool.

The view from my balcony

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand Naturally 301 on the next floor would have an even better view. 🙂

The hotel from the beach

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand You can clearly see the great location of Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand.

There are many good restaurants close by overlooking the beach

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand This vermicelli & prawn dish was at Xing Xing restaurant. For more information on food in Mae Pim just follow THIS LINK.

Tequila Sunrise

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand Only 150 meters down the road is our favourite bar restaurant Tequila Sunrise. There is an international team there, a Swiss owner, Peter the German chef, Gary an Australian manager & some very nice Thai staff who run this popular establishment. On our recent trip we had lunch there 3 times, dinner once and cocktails every evening.

Location

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand

As I said earlier Mae Pim is two hours from Bangkok airport & only 90 minutes east of Pattaya. Thanks for visiting my Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand photo blog. Use this link for a discounted rate at THE MAE PIM RESORT.

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Mae Pim beach boats sunsets

July 29, 2016 by David Herd

Mae Pim fishing boat

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets Mae Pim beach boats sunsets a beautiful onshore wind & peace and quiet. Only 90 minutes from Pattaya and 2 hours from Bangkok airport. The peace & quiet only applies between February and October, the 3 months over Xmas is a different story when the crowds converge on this delightful beach side resort.

Fishing traps

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets

Here are the traps being loaded onto the boat.

Setting off for a nights fishing

Mai Pin fishing boat photo IMG_2793.jpg The traps are on board and there is a long night ahead, Mae Pim beach boats sunsets it’s all here.:)

 Roadside stalls

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets The fresh produce is sold at roadside stalls beside the beach.

Beautiful Mae Pim beach boats sunsets

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets Plenty of deck chairs through the high season however they don’t seem to waste their time offering them in the low season.

Looking west the beach goes on forever

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets This is the perfect place for long beach walks with the onshore wind blowing in your face.

Sunset at Mae Pim

 photo Sunset20Tuesday201.jpg A beautiful time of the day to enjoy a stroll along the beach.

The sun setting in the west

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets  Mae Pim is on the gulf of Thailand only ninety minutes by car east of Pattaya, and 2 hours south of Bangkok. Beautiful white sand and clean water, it’s so quiet and peaceful after the noise & Madness of Pattaya.

However it’s not all a wilderness

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets There are many restaurants offering live seafood, the photo above is my brother Warren & I at Tequila Sunrise.

Tequila Sunrise at dusk

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets Tequila Sunrise is our favourite Mae Pim bar restaurant. Lots of good food in Mae Pim, just follow THIS LINK.

Just after sunset at Mae Pim

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets All the seafood stalls are closed due to the low season and lack of customers.

 Main road Mae Pim

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets So quiet in the low season between February and October.

Mae Pim Resort Hotel

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets Here is where we like to stay in Mae Pim, for an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Location

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Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food

July 28, 2016 by David Herd

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food was high on our list when my brother & I took some Australian friends to this quiet little seaside village 90 minutes east of Pattaya. The 3 days & 4 nights had the feel of an eating odyssey centred mainly around the Tequila Sunrise bar & restaurant. There is an international team, a Swiss owner, Peter the German chef, Gary an Australian manager & some very nice Thai staff who run this popular establishment. We had lunch there 3 times, dinner once and cocktails every evening. Above is Swedish Skagen at Tequila Sunrise

Skagen is one of my favourite dishes, here is Jamie Oliver’s recipe.

Swedish smoked salmon

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food My good friend Tony Murphy rated this beautiful salmon 10/10 at Tequila Sunrise.

Tony Murphy strikes a pose

Tequila Sunrise Mae Pim

Here is Murph doing his best to imitate a rather dour Swede as a salute to this fabulous salmon dish. 

                          Jag älskar verkligen att äta rök lax
 Bratwurst at Tequila Sunrise

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food Naturally with a German chef you would expect bratwurst to be on the menu. 🙂 However let’s not forget the mash potato which was excellent.

Chris Lockwood aka Dr Evil

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food

Dr Evil & Nikki Murphy fell in love with the Pina Coladas at Tequila Sunrise. Chris has just completed a terrific South American trip, read his hilarious blog, just follow THIS LINK.

Here is a Pina Colada recipe.

A bunch of Aussies

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food From the left we have Chris Lockwood, Warren Herd, Nikki Murphy and Tony Murphy.

Nikki snaps the Sea Bass.

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food This was certainly worth a photo, another excellent dish at Tequila Sunrise.

Peter the talented chef at Tequila Sunrise

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food Peter was a chef at the Hard Rock Hotel in Pattaya until he saw the light and moved to Mae Pim. Now nothing short of an atomic bomb will get him to move anywhere else. Originally from Hamburg in Germany, he returned home for 2 weeks in May 2016, after 33 years this was his only visit. After speaking with him I’m guessing it may be his last trip home. 🙂

Up to now it seems like Tequila Sunrise is the only place we ate at, however there were a couple of other places. Here is my Tequila Sunrise photo blog from February.

Thailand beach resort fabulous food at Xing Xing

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food One of the many Mae Pim seafood restaurants, lots of live product on offer at very reasonable prices. Above is their Prawn & Vermicelli which was absolutely delicious.

Rock Lobster at Xing Xing

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food Rock Lobster at Xing Xing certainly lived up to the Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food category.

Seafood tanks at Xing Xing

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food Lots of fresh seafood to choose here.

Lots of varieties

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food I’m not even sure what this little beast is. 🙂

Curry crab & spring rolls Thailand beach resort fabulous food

Thailand beach resort fabulous food The crab was very good (B600) and the spring rolls were fantastic.

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 Next door to Tequila Sunrise

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food Sadly I didn’t get the restaurant name, however it was right next door to Tequila Sunrise, food was very good as was the beautiful breeze coming off the gulf of Thailand. My brother Warren enjoyed his fried squid in yellow curry with fried rice.

Chris also enjoyed his spicy Tom Yum seafood soup

Thailand beach resort fabulous food

All the dishes here were good and the price very reasonable.

A short video on Mae Pim beach

 Wednesday special

Thailand beach resort fabulous food The Wednesday special at Tequila Sunrise is the enormous double schnitzel for only B159 which is a bargain. Here is my friend Larry Krausz who was born in Australia so I guess he was raised on schnitzels. 🙂

Larry & I were here in February 2016 and I couldn’t wait to return.

Larry Krausz wasa friend for around 30 years, sadly he suffered a major stroke on October 28 2016. After 2 months in the Bangkok Pattaya hospital on life support he was transported to Australia by a hospital Leer jet, thanks to his Medibank travel insurance. After a further month his life support was removed & he passed away peacefully.

I rest my case

Thailand beach resort fabulous food What a monster, comes with French fries or mash potato.

Peter is the chef at Tequila Sunrise

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food Thanks for visiting my Thailand beach resort fabulous food photo blog, for an excellent hotel use this link for a discounted rate at THE MAE PIM RESORT.

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Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

May 17, 2016 by David Herd

Great Bangkok bar

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok is located on the 25th floor of the Colomn serviced apartments in Soi 16 Asoke. Walk in the door and this is the fabulous view of Bangkok. Obviously not as high as many of the Bangkok sky bars but still offers an incredible view of this great city. Photo credit Asia Web Direct.

Use THIS LINK for a great rate of around $80 USD + tax for a 62 M2 serviced apartment.

Grab a seat beside the pool

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok Happy hour is 5 pm to 7 pm, you get 2 for 1 drinks so two cold beers will only cost you B210.

 The Sheraton and Terminal 21.

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

Only a ten minute walk from Asoke station which is beside Terminal 21 shopping mall.

Looking towards Sathon.

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

Best to arrive before sunset to fully appreciate the changing view as the sun sets.

Video before sunset

Even though it is only the 25th floor the view is exceptional.

Terminal 21

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

One of the best Bangkok shopping malls, lots of low price restaurants.

Sathon at sunset

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

One of my favourite pastimes is to watch the sunset over the Big Mango while sipping an ice cold Carlsberg.

On come the lights

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

The city starts to light up, this was Sunday May 15 2016, during the week the view is better at night as more lights are on in the buildings.

 The Sheraton on Sukhumvit and Terminal 21.

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok From Asoke station a walkways takes you straight into Terminal 21.

Bangkok at night

Much more spectacular at night.

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok There is actually a Red Sky bar in Bangkok, it is one of the most spectacular views in the city, just follow THIS LINK.

Lets look inside

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok The excellent bar at the Long Table restaurant.

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok The décor is terrific and the happy hour make the drinks very affordable.

It is a very long table.

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok It is easy to see why they call it the Long Table sky bar Bangkok.

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I’m not sure if there is anything like this anywhere in the world.

Put Long Table sky bar Bangkok on your bucket list

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok As you can clearly see the décor is rather spectacular.

 Entrance to Long Table sky bar Bangkok

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Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

April 4, 2016 by David Herd

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels are very good value in this part of the city. I place these hotels in the under B1,700 category, which is under $50 USD.  The photo above is on Sukhumvit close to Soi 4 Nana.

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Lets check out the Dynasty Inn.

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

The Dynasty Inn is in Sukhumvit  Soi 4 Nana, a few meters from the infamous Nana Plaza. I can highly recommend this 2.5 star hotel because I have stayed there probably 50 times in the last 20 years. For lots of information regarding Nana Plaza  check out my blog.  

Dynasty Grande

Bangkok budget hotelsJust around the corner at 21 Soi Sukhumvit 6, Sukhumvit Rd is the more upmarket Dynasty Grande, very good large rooms, I would rate it 3 to 3.5 stars. Rooms are around 2,000 Baht per night or $60. Bear in mind that is the same rate at Centre Point in Silom which is a much better hotel. The Dynasty however is a good choice for those who can’t resist the lure of Nana Plaza. If you use this link you can sometimes get a room for B2000.

View of Soi 11 from Mulligans

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

Citadines hotel is a great location in Soi 11 Sukhumvit to stay in Bangkok, right in the middle of the action. Mulligans 24 hour Irish pub is on the ground floor.

Citadines Bangkok budget hotels

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

The rooms are compact and nicely laid out including a kitchen if you like to prepare some food.

I-Check Inn Soi 11

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels Just a few meters from Nana station is this excellent small hotel tucked away is a lane off Soi 11. If you use this link you will get a room for around B1100.

Hotel Icon

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

The Hotel Icon is a short walk to Nana Plaza and Ploenchit Sky train. It is quite new and in a good location.

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Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels Located a fair distance down Soi 4 Nana, they provide a shuttle to Sukhumvit every 30 minutes. Make sure you book a superior room, use this link for a great price.

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Nana Plaza area is good for Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels On the ground floor are mostly open-air beer bars to choose from. Girls will try to tempt you in for a drink or a game of Jenga but not much really happens here, however it is where I prefer to drink and watch the passing parade.  The shows and the A Go Go Bars with naughty names like Lollipop,Pretty Lady and Red Lips are located on the first floor.  Girls here will step into your path and will try to drag you in for a look.

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iCheck Inn Soi 11

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

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