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Taxi Cab to #1 City In The World For Street Food

Taxi Cab to #1 in the world for Bangkok street food. Report from the CNN culinary journeys on 24th June 2017 (http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/best-cities-street-food/index.html). Bangkok Thailand is #1 in 23 cities best of the word for street food.

Bangkok street food is known worldwide. Not only Bangkok is known as the outdoor dining capital of Asia for good reason. The street you will find in Bangkok is nothing less than jaw-dropping, taste bud popping and downright bloody amazing.

So in the confusion of Bangkok’s bright pink taxi’s, ginormous modern shopping malls, and flashy motorbike racers. Where are all these neighborhood eating covers? These dining Shangri-La’s, these street food sanctuaries where a hungry soul can gobble down excessive portions of affordable and insanely delicious Bangkok street food?

Top 16 favorite places in Capital of Street Food

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It’s not easy to narrow down the list of Bangkok’s best street food streets. Anyone who has spent time navigating the city surely acknowledges that there is without the stretch of the imagination.

1.Victory Monument (Anusawari Chai Samoraphum อนุสาวรีย์ชัยสมรภูมิ)

Victory Monument is such a good area for street food. Because it’s one of Bangkok’s main transportation hubs – countless buses load and unload at this giant roundabout everyday. It’s also served by the Victory Monument BTS station. Wherever there’s lots of people, there’s always lots of food.

2. Yaowarat (Chinatown เยาวราช)

Yaowarat road is the most famous street, cutting through the heart of Chinatown. But on the parallel Charoen Krung road, and down countless small market lanes, you’ll also find endless eating options.

3. Ratchawat Market (ราชวัตร) / Sriyan Market (ตลาดศรีย่าน)

Ratchawat is first and includes a fine selection of restaurants serving roast duck. Kobe beef noodles, and unnamed restaurant where a man in a shower cap cooks up a stir fried curry shark that burst’s with so much flavor. You will get the made of his professional cooking raise to your hands with a “hallelujah!”

4. Charoen Krung (เจริญกรุง) and Bangrak (บางรัก)

A walk down the entirety of Charoen Krung Road is bound to end with a full stomach. There’s no humanly-possible way (not that I’ve discovered) to resist the tempting delights that are thrown at you from every direction.

5. Bang Khun Non (บางขุนนนท์)

Bang Khun Non is the source of Som Tam Boo Maa (ส้มตำปูม้า).  Som Tam Boo Maa is one of my all-time favorite restaurant for Isan food. There are also many other great restaurants on the streets. The serving dishes like yen ta fo (เย็นตาโฟ Thai pink noodle soup), khao ka moo (pork leg over rice), and roast duck (pbet yang)

6. Petchaburi Soi 5 (เพชรบุรี ซอย 5)

This soi especially comes alive in the evening. When you’ll find dozens of street food carts and restaurants with their doors open. They catering to many people coming home from work. Since it’s a neighborhood, much of the street food in the evening is for takeaway. But there are still some places to sit down and enjoy a meal.

7. Talat Phlu (ตลาดพลู)

The area is blessed with the high concentration of skilled street food. A lot of personnel that prides themselves on serving some of the best things to eat in Bangkok. A number of street food stalls have received local Thai awards for their dishes. And including an ancient street cart serving a snack (kanom buang yuan ขนมเบื้องญวน). That is so famous it has been decorated with plaques and winning awards that dangle from the pole of the street light.

8. Rangnam (รางน้ำ)

There is a slew of trendy bars, international restaurants, hotels, and massages. Some fancier sit down restaurants (like Tida Esarn), and a worthy mass of street food stalls that sprout up especially in the evening time.

9. Sukhumvit 38 (สุขุมวิท 38)

Sukhumvit Soi 38 is frequented by tourists and expats.It has the best street food in Bangkok, but it is very convenient. The vendors are friendly, and you’ll find a decent selection of Thai dishes to choose from.

10. Tha Pra Chan / Banglamphu (ท่าพระจันทร์ บางลำภู)

You’ll find street food carts, snack stalls, shophouse restaurants. A number of vendors selling the famous traditional Thai snack of kanom buang (ขนมเบื้อง).

The market close to the river at Tha Pra Chan weaves around in a baffle of stalls and carts. One may as well close their eyes and just let their nostrils do the navigating.

11. Wang Lang Market (วังหลัง) by Siriraj Hospital (ศิริราช)

At Wang Lang Market there is a mind blowing quantity of street snacks and cute things to sample. I often have to need to take a breather in an attempt to analyze what to eat in the most efficient manner to maximize my stomach space.

12. Nang Loeng (นางเลิ้ง)

The market consists of picturesque ancient wooden buildings and grannies that have made the same home-made snacks and Thai desserts for the entirety of their lives. The Thai recipes of dishes at Nang Loeng are proven.

13. Soi Ari (ซอยอารีย์)

Soi Ari is adjacent to Ari BTS station, and there’s also fantastic street food at the next BTS station of Saphan Kwai and the surrounding side streets.

14. Ramkamhaeng – Opposite University (ถ.รามคำแหง)

Along with southern food, you’ll find dozens of Isan restaurants. Normal general Thai food restaurants where you can order up any type of stir fried Thai dish that your taste is calling for.

15. Silom Soi 20 (สีลม ซอย 20)

About 1 kilometer further south from the main part of Silom, almost in-between Silom and Bangrak is Silom Soi 20. which is a great street food street? It’s especially good in the morning, from about 6 am – 9 am when the road is mostly closed to traffic and turns into a fresh market with lots of takeaway food.

16. Sam Yan (สามย่าน)

The Sam Yan Market, which is both a wet market and sort of student food court.Today Steak, offering cheap Thai street meat and all-things-deep-fried that will require you to use that next notch on your belt.

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If you are really interested in eating the best food in Bangkok, take a look at the ultimate Eating Thai Food Guide. An essential guide to for eating on the streets of Bangkok.

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Credit to: Top 16 Bangkok Street Food Sanctuaries (Are You Ready to Eat?) by  Mark Wiens

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Top 3 Places to Visit in Thailand!

1.Bangkok: Grand Palace in Bangkok

A visit to Thailand would not be complete without a trip to one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks, if not the most famous- the Grand Palace in Bangkok! Immerse yourself in Thai history as you wander the vast palace grounds and take in the intricate decoration of the building, which was once home to the Thai royal family.

Now, we all know there’s no shortage of Buddhas to see in Thailand, however the Emerald Buddha, located in the palace’s outer court, is most definitely a sight not to be missed. Sculpted from pure green jade, the famed Emerald Buddha is surrounded by a crowd of gold monuments and statues.

You’ll be in awe at the scene which fills the temple’s interior, and what’s more, the Emerald Buddha gets a seasonal change of attire! Yes, that’s right- according the the change of the seasons, the towering Buddha gets a ceremonial change of costume, carried out by the King of Thailand himself; which costume will you see?! Squeeze a trip in to see the Grand Palace by joining Camp Thailand’s Extended Bangkok Tour which gives you that extra bit of time to see the capital!

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2.Pattaya: Nice Beach, Fine Dining, Night Life

Tourists have been coming to the beach resort of Pattaya on Thailand’s eastern seaboard since as long back as the 1970s. Once a small fishing village, Pattaya has grown to be one of the premier tourist resorts of anywhere in South East Asia. From its early beginnings as a place for rest and recuperation for American servicemen during the Vietnam War, to today’s high rise five star hotels, restaurants serving cuisine from all four corners of the globe, and some of the best entertainment to be found anywhere, there is literally something for everyone in this exciting, lively and vibrant city.

Being close to the sea, the adjoining beaches of Pattaya City, from Naklua Bay to Wong Phrachan (Crescent Moon) and Wong Amat beaches in the north down to Jomtien and Na Jomtien beaches in the south, cover a total length of about 20 km.

For the past centuries, Pattaya was a small fishing village almost cut off from the outside world. But after its beauty was discovered by the first group of American servicemen from Nakhon Ratchasima in 1961, the sleepy Pattaya gradually became a famous beach resort. Fishermen’s huts along the beach were replaced by a full range of accommodations from super deluxe hotels to bungalows and mini-pocket guesthouses. And the quiet powdery golden beaches are frequented by swimmers and sunbathers from various parts of the world.

Pattaya

3.Hua Hin: Funny Water Park, Elephant Riding, Nice Beach

Hua Hin is Thailand’s oldest beach town resort. Situated on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand and only 200 kilometers from the capital, Bangkok, it offers the ultimate getaway destination for the city’s elite. Hua Hin became popular with the Royal Family following the construction of the southern railway in the 1920’s, travel became more accessible and a demand for luxury resorts and hotels grew. The first of these was the Railway Hotel which is now the Sofitel Central, still one of Hua Hin’s most popular hotels.

Today Hua Hin is undergoing rapid expansion as Bangkokians and Westerners look this way for a second home, be it a quaint house nestled in the hills or an upmarket condominum with ocean views. Over the past few years, the town has seen countless housing developments spring up, new golf courses constructed, a brand new shopping complex and movie theatre and a boom in local businesses. The charm of Hua Hin is that it still retains its fishing village serenity which is now side by side with the bustling center of a modern luxury beach resort.

Hua Hin

5 Tips for Taking a Taxi in Bangkok

You may learn about Thai before arrival and take a taxi in Bangkok

1. Learn some basic Thai words. Turn left, turn right, and stop here are words that will definitely come in handy. Don’t forget to add the polite particle khrap if you are a man and ka if you are a woman.

  • leow sai – turn left
  • leow kwaa – turn right
  • jort tee nee – stop here

The ability to give some basic directions in the cabs will obviously help you get to your destination. Drivers will also respond well at your attempt to speak Thai. Your chances of getting scammed will decrease because they will assume that you’ve been in Thailand for a while and know the correct price.

2. Carry a map or card from your hotel. Many business cards are bilingual with both English for you and Thai for the driver. Some cards even have a small map and directions for the cabbies but don’t expect every driver to be able to read your map. Another way to assure your arrive at the right destination, especially if you don’t speak any Thai, is to ask the bellhop, security guard, or your Thai friend to tell your driver where you want to go. Another tip is once you are in the taxi call your destination and hand your phone to the driver so he can speak to a Thai person at your destination.

3. Remember your taxi. When you take a taxi, make a mental note or jot down the number of the cab, along with the color of the taxi or the name of the cab company. The taxi’s number can usually be found on stickers on the windows or metal plates attached to the doors. You might want to ask your driver for their card, called a nambaht in Thai. Don’t rely on getting the cabbie’s information from their license displayed on the dashboard. Half the time it’s their co-worker’s license who shares the taxi with them. If you forget something in the cab and if you have minimal information about the taxi, you can call 1644 in Bangkok, the taxi call center for lost items.

4. Be aware of scams. While most drivers are on the up and up, there are some cabbies who try to make some extra baht in not-so-honest ways. Occasionally drivers may suggest a seafood restaurant or a massage parlor because they may receive perks from those establishments, including gas coupons, for bringing in customers. Another scam involves telling passengers that certain tourist spots are closed for a public holiday and instead you might end up at a cheesy tailor shop or a gem store. If you are asked to visit a store and you do not wish to go a firm NO will usually suffice, if the driver insists get out of the taxi as soon as you can and find a new driver.

5. Avoid taxis waiting near tourist areas. Sure, it’s convenient to walk out the door of a local club or the lobby of your hotel and take the first cab you see, but keep in mind that most of those drivers won’t turn on their meters and will offer a flat rate several times more than the metered fare. Some drivers will try to tell you that this is the same amount as the meter and if you’re new to Bangkok or are just visiting from London or New York, the fare might seem reasonable. If you wish to avoid paying the inflated fair, walk a block or two away from the tourist spot and flag down a passing taxi, this will usually get your the correct metered price.

Lastly, treat the drivers with respect. Most drivers are honest and are truly concerned about your comfort and well being. If you do have a conflict with a driver raising your voice or arguing with them goes against Thai ways of communicating and it generally won’t help your cause. It’s much better to be level headed and to talk to the driver calmly or have a Thai person, preferably one with some authority try and solve the situation for you.

Even better – give your cabbie the benefit of the doubt along with a ten or twenty baht tip. They might just be having a bad day and why not cheer them up instead of making their day worse.

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LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION IN THAI

THAI LANGUAGE

While the official Thai language is widely spoken throughout Thailand, many Thais also speak and understand English, though more so in Bangkok and the major tourist areas.  As visitors to Thailand also include many Europeans and other Asians, Thai people’s language skills often also include these other languages to varying degrees.  The Thai language itself is challenging to master, but Thai people are happy to help foreigners learn a few words to help them get around.  However, English is typically the common currency for cross-cultural conversation as Thailand hosts visitors from around the world.

With so many visitors, the Thailand communications system has many features that make it very accessible to foreigners.  In regards to telephone use, it is possible to get a Thai SIM card at most international airports and both rental mobile phones and SIM cards are readily available in destinations including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.  Workers in post offices generally speak some English, and there are internet cafes throughout Thailand that feature Skype headsets specifically to cater to visitors wishing to communicate with friends and family back home.  The Thailand communications system is both modern and convenient for visitors to use.

While the Thai language is the official language of Thailand, one could say English is its unofficial second language.  As tourist and business visitors from around the world have traveled to Thailand, English naturally has become the common linguistic “currency” even while many of those visitors learned how to speak Thai. Consequently, population centers that host many foreigners, such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and the islands have many people who can speak both Thai and English quite well.  That said, visitors may experience difficulty picking up the Thai language as it is considerably different from many foreign languages.  The Thai language features five tones: high, mid, low, rising, and falling, each of which changes the meaning of particular ‘words’.  Visitors unfamiliar with tonal languages often have difficulty pronouncing even the most basic terms when learning to speak Thai, but with some practice visitors find that Thai people enjoy helping them with their pronunciation of the Thai language. Written Thai is based on an alphabet adopted from the Khmers of Cambodia and is said to have become standardized during the reign of King Ramkhamhaeng during the Sukhothai period.  The Thai alphabet consists of 44 consonants, 18 vowels, and 4 diphthong (tonal) notations.  Learning to read Thai can be more complicated than learning to speak it as the pronunciation of written words does not follow a straightforward progression of letters and written Thai does not place spaces in between words.  Fortunately, road signs are written in both Thai and English, and many tourist areas provide maps, menus, and other literature in both Thai and various other foreign languages.  One problem that does occur for foreigners trying to pronounce Thai words correctly is caused by the transliteration of Thai words into Romanized characters.  An obvious example would be the island of Phuket, pronounced “poo-ket” rather than “foo-ket” as it would be pronounced in English.  Furthermore, there is no official standard for the transliteration of words and thus many Thai words are spelled differently on different maps or street signs (i.e. Even the BTS Skytrain features both Chitlom and Chidlom stations). In addition, while most Thai’s speak and understand the central Thai dialect, there are various regional dialects, including those of Southern Thailand and Northeastern Thailand, the latter of which is essentially just the Lao language (as most of the population is of Lao descent).   In northern Thailand, which had been the independent kingdoms of Lan Na and Chiang Mai from 1259-1939, a distinctive form of Thai is still spoken by the local inhabitants, all of whom can also speak central Thai.  All variants of Thai use the same alphabet.

YOUR PASSPORT & THAILAND VISA

Generally speaking, foreigners visiting Thailand for business, investment, study, medical treatment, or employment are required to apply for a Thai visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General. Foreigners must possess valid passports or similar documents and comply with the regulations contained in the Immigration Act B.E.2522 (1979) and its related provisions.  Be aware that Thai visa requirements change from time to time and a Thai embassy can provide you with the most up to date Thailand visa information.

If you are planning a short holiday in Thailand you may not require a Thailand visa if you are citizen of one of the approximately 40 nations that qualify for a Thai visa waiver or Thai visa exemption.  With evidence of onward/return travel, citizens of New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the USA, and most European nations may enter Thailand for up to 30 days without a Thai visa.  These Thailand visa waivers are issued upon arrival in Thailand.  Those entering Thailand by land may not receive a 30 day exemption however; the Thai visa waiver was reduced to 15 days for those entering by land after January 1, 2009.

If your citizenship does not qualify you for a Thailand visa waiver or if you are planning to stay in Thailand for longer than 15/30 days, you must apply for a Thai visa at an embassy or consulate outside of the Kingdom.  Thai tourist visas are valid for 30 or 60 days, though visitors who plan to travel from Thailand to a neighboring country and then back to Thailand can apply for several consecutive 30 or 60 day Thai visas.  At most, three Thai visas can be issued at one time, granting visitors either 30 or 60 days for each entry into Thailand (maximum 3×60 days, requiring visitors to leave within 60 days before beginning the next 60 day visa).

The penalty for overstaying your visa is typically 500B per day, with a 20,000B limit. Fines can be paid upon departure at the airport. If you’ve only overstayed one day, you may not have to pay any fine or you may have to pay 1,000 baht, depending on the current regulations. Children less than 14 years old who are traveling with a parent or guardian are not required to pay any fines for overstays.

You can avoid paying any overstay fines by visiting a Thai immigration office and requesting a Thai visa extension. The Bangkok immigration office near Sathorn Rd is the most popular (02-287-3101; Soi Suan Phlu, 9am-12pm/13:00-16.30 Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm Sat) and the Chiang Mai immigration office will also provide Thai visa extensions (05-320-1755-6; Th Mahidon; 8.30am-16.30pm Mon-Fri). The usual fee for a Thai visa extension is around 2000 Baht.  Because the immigration offices can be very busy, getting a Thai visa extension may not be practical unless you believe you will overstay your Thai visa by more than 3 or 4 days.  The length of the visa extension depends on the length of your prior Thai visa; typically 7 days extension for a 30 day visa waiver and up to 30 days extension for a 60 day visa.

Other Thai visas, such as non-immigrant, retirement, and student visas should be inquired about at your nearest embassy or consulate, or the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mfa.go.th.

Information on locations and contact numbers of Thailand Embassies and Consulate-Generals abroad may be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Consular Affairs, Visas and Travel Documents Division, 123 Chaengwattana Road, Bangkok 10210, Tel. (662) 981-7171 ext. 3201-2, 3204-5 or direct line 575-1062-4, Fax. (662) 575-1066 , E-mail : div1303@mfa.go.th

It should also be noted that foreigners who fall into any of the following categories are prohibited from entering the Kingdom:

* Those having no genuine or valid passport or document used in lieu of passport; or having a genuine and valid passport or document used in lieu of passport without obtaining a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in a foreign country or from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, except if a visa is not required for certain types of aliens in special instances.

* Having no appropriate means of living following entrance into the Kingdom.

* Having entered into the Kingdom to take occupation as a laborer, or to take employment by using physical energy without skills or training , or to work in violation of the Alien Work Permit Law.

* Being mentally unstable or having any of the diseases as prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

* Having not yet been vaccinated against smallpox or inoculated or undergone any other medical treatment for protection against disease and having refused to have such vaccinations administered by the Immigration Doctor.

* Having been imprisoned by the judgment of the Thai Court; or by a lawful injunction; or by the judgment of the Court of foreign country, except when the penalty is for petty offense or negligence or is provided for as an exception in the Ministerial Regulations.

* Having behavior which would indicate possible danger to the Public or likelihood of being nuisance or constituting any violence to the peace or safety of the public or to the security of the public or to the security of the nation, or being under warrant of arrest by competent officials of foreign governments.

* Reason to believe that entrance into the Kingdom was for the purpose of being involved in prostitution, the trading of women of children, drug smuggling, or other types of smuggling which are contrary to the public morality.

* Having no money or bond as prescribed by the Minister under Section 14 of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 .

* Being a person prohibited by the Minister under Section 16 of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522.

* Being deported by either the Government of Thailand that of or other foreign countries; or the right of stay in the Kingdom or in foreign countries having been revoked; or having been sent out of the Kingdom by competent officials at the expense of the Government of Thailand unless the Minister shall consider exemption on an individual special case basis.

The examination and diagnosis of disease of a physical or mental nature, including protective operations as against disease, shall be conducted by the Immigration Doctor.

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PAD THAI

Your private taxi to get Pad Thai in Bangkok

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Pad Thai – This Pad Thai recipe is how you actually find it in Bangkok and comes from testing hundreds of different variations from food carts all over the city. Pad Thai is the ultimate street food. While “street food” may sound bad, food cart cooks are in such a competitive situation, with such limited space, ingredients and tools they need to specialize in a dish or two just to stay in business. The best of these cooks have cooked the same dish day-after-day, year-after-year, constantly perfecting it.

Great Pad Thai is dry and light bodied, with a fresh, complex, balanced flavor. It should be reddish and brownish in color.  Not bright red and oily like I’ve seen in the US. The ingredients listed below can be somewhat intimidating but many are optional. If you would like to make authentic Pad Thai, just like in Thailand, use all the ingredients.

Pad Thai is another perfect vegetarian dish, just omit shrimp and substitute soy sauce for fish sauce. Add more tofu if you like.

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THE GRAND PALACE

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Probably the foremost visited and remembered landmark of Siam. The Grand Palace in the capital of Thailand is wherever each traveler should pay a visit a minimum of once in their period. the development of the Grand Palace began in 1782 throughout the reign of King Rama I, the founding father of Chakri kinfolk. This Grand Palace has designed to become a royal residence, and it’s been the utmost bailiwick image of Siam ever since. The Grand Palace served as a big royal residence till 1925 and is currently used for ceremonial functions solely.

The Grand Palace is divided into three main zones:

The Outer Court, home to royal offices, public buildings and the Temple of Emerald Buddha

The major attraction of the Outer Court is that the Temple of Emerald Buddha because of the residence of Thailand’s most sacred. The Buddhist sculpture: Phra Kaeo Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), that was carven from unflawed inexperienced jade, settled amid gold-gilded sculptures and ornaments, and fresco paintings of the most ordination hall.

The Middle Court, which is where the most important residential and state buildings are

The residence and a serious throne hall at the middle of the Center Court area unit Chakri Mahaprasat Throne Hall that was ordered by King avatar V. the development began in 1876 and completed in 1882, revealing an impressive architectural-style combining European structure and ancient Thai roof tiles and spires. the inside sees subtle decorations galvanized by European Renaissance era, adorned with royal portraits of Chakri Dynasty’s monarchs. The building currently solely serves state functions and royal ceremonies.

The Inner Court, which is exclusively reserved for the king, his queen and his consorts.

At the so much right of the center, Court is Borom Phiman Mansion. This building that was additionally created throughout the reign of King Rama V in neo-renaissance vogue to become the residence of the prince. This most recent design among the Grand Palace compound later became the occasional residence of 3 succeeding kings. The mansion isn’t hospitable the general public and presently served because the official accommodation for visiting heads of state. Borom Phiman Mansion is a component of Sivalai Garden complicated, wherever the workplace of the Royal social unit Bureau is. The garden was a recreation space for the royal girls and kids and is currently used for receptions.

Sat between Sivalai Garden and Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall is Maha Monthien Prasat complicated. The home to the Audience Hall of Amarin Winitchai wherever royal ceremonies typically occur. whereas on the left is Dusit Mahaprasat Throne Hall, that is a perfect original of ancient Thai design.

How to get there

Getting there: one in all the best and most enjoyable ways in which is taking the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station. Located atop Sathorn “Central” Pier. From here take river stream by Chao Phraya River Express boat to Chang Pier then take a brief walk to the Grand Palace’s main entrance.

You can take a private taxi to the Grand Palace from and return your hotel just click Book Now

Opening hours:

Open daily from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm except during special royal ceremonies.

Entrance fee: 500 Baht, inclusive of access to Wat Phra Kaeo also The Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile. Which is located within the Grand Palace compound, and to Vimanmek Mansion Museum on Ratchawithi Road.  The visitor may additional payment 100 Baht for a rental personal audio guide in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese or Mandarin.

Dress code:

Visitors are required to dress appropriately. These following clothes are strictly not allowed as outer garments for both ladies and gentlemen:

1.       Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, and tights

2.       See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers

3.       Sleeveless shirts or vests

4.       Sandals (without ankle or heel straps)

5.       Rolled-up-sleeved shirts

6.       Sweatshirts and sweatpants, wind-cheaters, pajamas and fisherman trousers

Contact: 0 2623 5500 ext.3100, 0 2224 3273

Website: www.palaces.thai.net

Nearby attractions: Chang Pier, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, National Museum

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Don Chedi Monument

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Don Chedi Memorial and Red Cross Fair

Suphan Buri province is holding its annual major event, Don Chedi Memorial and Red Cross Fair, from 18 January to 1 February 2016.

The two-week fair highlights a multimedia mock-up war on elephant’s back, organised to commemorate the glorious victory of King Naresuan the Great over the Burmese troops. History has it that in January 1592, King Naresuan the Great of Siam defeated Phra Maha Upparacha, the Burmese Crown Prince, in a royal duel on elephant’s back; as a result, the Siamese kingdom regained its sovereignty from the occupation of Burma.

The event also features cultural performances on stage, and a Red Cross fair offering the best from Suphan Buri, an exhibition of public and private organisations and a Don Chedi beauty contest.

Contact:
Suphan Buri Provincial Administration
Tel: +66 (0) 3553 5380

Tourism Authority of Thailand, Suphan Buri Office
Tel: +66 (0) 3553 6030, 3553 5789, and 3553 6189
Fax: +66 (0) 3553 6030
E-mail: tatsuphan@tat.or.th