Thursday, November 26, 2015

Cloud47 rooftop bar

A nice way to enjoy the skyline of Bangkok is to visit one it the many sky bars. Try to get there just before sunset and be amazed of the beauty the view will bring. Most rooftop bars will have a dresscode, so no shorts and flip flops allowed. If your not sure just give them a call before you head up to the place. During the weekends a reservation might be the only way to get in.



Cloud47 at Silom road is one of the best rooftop bars in town. Nested on the top of the United Centre tower it's about a 5 minute walk from BTS Sala Daeng. The entrance is not directly at Silom road and there is no sign pointing out to the entrance. If you stand in front of the United Centre tower just walk a bit to the back into the exit of the car park. Here you'll find some kind of reception with a nice lady helping you getting into the elevator to the 47th floor. No cover charge applied so it can get quite busy even though it can seat up to 500 people. 




Exiting the elevator you walk right up to the large rooftop area. It has a large seating area with a large part covered by some kind of roof. It has a bit of an industrial look with lots of concrete. Besides the open air rooftop bar there is an airconditioned wine bar which looks quite impressive.

The view of Bangkok is amazing even though it's not a 360 degree view. On the left side you can see the Chao Praya river and slowly turning to your right you can see all of North and East Bangkok. When the evening falls all buildings light up and the roads look like a web of light. Coud47 combines great views with live music, no dresscode and affordable prices!!



After you enjoyed the sunset and want some more action, just across the street is Patpong night market and it's infamous nightlife. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Loy Krathong, the sky lantern festival

Wanna experience a great festival in Thailand, check out Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai. The colorful festival is held every year on the full moon in November and attracts masses of people.

A great parade is held near the moat in the center of Chiang Mai while the river is packed with people ready to light up there sky lanterns. The sight is wonderful with the sky filled with lanterns and the river full of floating krathongs.



Be sure to make reservations for transportation and accommodation as flights and hotels fill up rather quick during the das of the festival.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Udonthani

Udonthani is a large city in the North East of Thailand and about an hour from the border with Laos. It’s a typical Thai city with not that many things to do for tourist but still ok to visit for a day or 2. Near the train station is a large night bazaar and market. Nice to walk around as markets are always interesting. Also a large foodcourt is present to enjoy local dishes and drinks.

During the winter there is a nice attraction a bit outside of town. It's a lake covered in lotus flowers which bloom between December and February. The whole lake looks like an ocean of red/purple flowers. At the lake boats offer a ride through the carpet of flowers. A trip will take 45 to 90 minutes and starts at 300 baht.