Lub d, Silom, Bangkok
The iconic, trend-setting original Lub d is still a “Bangkok must” for travelers in the know. With a downtown location conveniently situated in Silom, Bangkok’s business district, Lub d - Silom is surrounded by a plethora of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. Silom buzzes from early morning until late night. Travelers are connected via the nearby BTS skytrain and the pier for boat rides.
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Patpong is an entertainment district in Bangkok for locals, foreign tourists and expatriates. While Patpong is internationally known as a red light district, a busy night market aimed at tourists is also located in Patpong. Bargaining skills are needed here to get the best prices on a wide variety of familiar products. Entering the roads themselves can get a bit risqué, however, and is not advised for children. There are some nice Irish pubs and other international eateries in this area as well.
Aerobics Dancing in Lumpini Park
Lumpini Park, a great place to cool down from overheated Bangkok, is a huge park located on Rama 4 Road. It is well-known as a recreational area with several activities going on inside the park at any given time. There is action available for people at all ages, including cycling, jogging, singing, yoga, and much more. “Aerobics dance” has become the most popular choice of fitness activities in the park. The highlight is the aerobics session which all are welcome to join. From 6 p.m. onwards Monday to Saturday, hundreds of Bangkokians gather to do aerobics in the front of the park. It’s great fun and good for you, too!
Lumpini Boxing Stadium
If you want to see real Thai boxing, the place to go in the Kingdom is not far from Lub d - Silom. Opened more than a decade later than Rajadamnern Stadium, the Lumpini Boxing Stadium is run by the Royal Thai Army on behalf of the Thai Government. It has become the symbol of modern Muay Thai (Thai boxing). Muay Thai contests are held every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The fights usually start around 6.00 p.m. Ticket prices range from 200 to 2,000 Baht. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the real thing while you’re in Thailand!
Yaowarat Road, Chinatown
Bangkok’s Chinatown is centered on Yaowarat Road. There are many small streets and alleys full of shops and vendors selling all types of goods. It has been the main centre for trading by the Chinese community since they moved from their old site some 200 years ago. Yaowarat Road is also famous for many varieties of delicious foods, and it becomes a street of many foods every night. It’s a wonderful area simply to roam around, window shop, and try some unusual and exotic foods.
Bangkok Folk Museum
The Bangkok Folk Museum is located on Soi Charoen Krung 43. The museum was originally the home of the Suravadee family, which was built in 1937. It was converted to the Bangkok Folk Museum to preserve the lifestyle of early Bangkok and the history of the Bangrak District. If you want to learn about the fascinating history of Bangrak, it’s just 1.5 km. away from Lub d - Silom. A wonderful excursion to pass a few hours educationally.
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