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Bangkok Unveiled

Getting There

Embark on an adventure to Bangkok from Mauritius with direct or connecting flights. Touch down at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) with Air Austral or Emirates.

Essential Tourist Information

Prepare for a sensory journey in Bangkok:

  • Language: Thai is the official language, but English is widely spoken.
  • Currency: Thai Baht (THB) is the official currency.
  • Weather: Tropical climate with hot and humid weather. Dress comfortably.

    Must-Visit Places
  1. Grand Palace: Immerse yourself in Thai history amid stunning architecture.
  2. Wat Pho: Home to the famous reclining Buddha and traditional Thai massage school.
  3. Wat Arun: Admire the iconic temple along the Chao Phraya River.
  4. Chatuchak Weekend Market: Explore one of the world’s largest markets for unique finds.
  5. Wat Rong Khun (White Temple): Marvel at the unique architecture of this contemporary temple.
  6. Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha Temple): Witness the beauty of the Golden Buddha, a 5.5-ton solid gold statue.

Food Delights

Indulge in Thai flavours:

  • Pad Thai: Savor the iconic Thai stir-fried noodle dish.
  • Tom Yum Goong: Enjoy the spicy and sour shrimp soup.
  • Som Tum (Papaya Salad): Try the refreshing and spicy papaya salad.
  • Thai Curries: Explore the rich and aromatic varieties of Thai curries.
  • Coconut Ice Cream: Cool down with this delightful tropical treat.
  • Mango Sticky Rice: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this classic Thai dessert.


Best Spots to Visit

  1. Wat Saket (Golden Mount): Climb the hill for panoramic views of Bangkok.
  2. Khao San Road: Experience the lively atmosphere with street food, shops, and bars.
  3. Chao Phraya River Cruise: Witness the city’s landmarks illuminated at night.
  4. Ancient Siam (Muang Boran): Explore a vast outdoor museum showcasing Thailand’s cultural heritage.
  5. Jodd Fair: A unique market offering diverse and eclectic finds.


Public Transport

Navigate Bangkok seamlessly:

  • BTS Skytrain: Efficient for reaching key districts.
  • MRT Subway: Connects major areas, including the business district.
  • Tuk-Tuks and Taxis: Iconic modes of transportation, negotiate fares with Tuk-Tuks.


Shopping Extravaganza

Shop till you drop:

  • Chatuchak Weekend Market: Explore over 8,000 stalls with everything from clothing to handicrafts.
  • Pratunam Night Market: A bustling market for affordable clothing and accessories.
  • Icon Siam: Luxury shopping and entertainment complex along the Chao Phraya River.
  • Platinum Fashion Mall: A haven for fashion enthusiasts with diverse clothing options.
  • Central World: One of the largest shopping malls in Southeast Asia.
  • Siam Discovery and Siam Paragon: High-end shopping and lifestyle destinations.
  • Palladium Night Market: Enjoy a vibrant night market experience.


Places to Explore Outside Bangkok

Plan day trips to nearby wonders:

  1. Death Railway – Kanchanaburi: Visit the historic railway built during World War II.
  2. Railway Market: Experience the unique market where vendors set up stalls along an active railway.
  3. Ban Pa In Palace: Explore the royal summer palace with a mix of architectural styles.
  4. Nong Nooch Village, Pattaya: Discover tropical gardens, cultural shows, and more.


Emergency Numbers

In case of emergencies, dial:

  • Medical Emergency: 1669
  • Police: 191
  • Fire Department: 199


Shamal Travels – Your Travel Partner

At Shamal Travels, we specialise in crafting personalized travel experiences. Contact us to customise your journey to Bangkok, ensuring an unforgettable adventure tailored to your preferences.