Benjasiri Park, Bangkok – An Ideal Spot to Unwind

The Benjasiri Park is quite a popular park with locals and tourists alike who visit to either get some fresh air and exercise or to simply wander through the winding paths.

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Background

The park stretches over almost 11.6 acres of land and was built to commemorate the sixtieth birthday anniversary of Queen Sirikit in 1992. Known also as the Queen’s Park, it features an ornamental lake surrounded by contemporary sculptures by local artists.

Location

The park is located in downtown Bangkok, on Sukhumvit Road between Soi 22 and 24. It can be easily accessed by nearby hotels and serviced apartments in Bangkok including the likes of Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok.

Things to Do

There is no end to the activities one can do while here. From winding tracks for jogging, a swimming pool and basketball courts to a skating rink, this park is quite a popular hangout with youngsters. Water fountain shows can also be watched at various time slots throughout the day. It also happens to be a great place for a picnic with family and friends.

Best Time to Visit

While the park remains a popular place to visit throughout the day, the best times would be early morning or towards the evening as it can get quite hot during the afternoons.

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Guide to Terminal 21 Bangkok – Make the Most of this Mega Mall

Terminal 21 is one of the biggest malls in Bangkok, which is no easy feat since this tropical metropolis is famous for having some of the world’s largest emporiums. Here’s what you need to know.

Terminal 21 Bangkok| Img by: Terrazzo via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0

LG Caribbean

This is the name of the lower ground floor and it has a distinct Caribbean theme. You’ll find two things here, food and banks. Where the prior is concerned, this is one of the best places in Bangkok, where you can find everything from fine Japanese burgers to western classics and gourmet groceries.

Level G Rome/Level M Paris

These two floors are named after these cities for good reason since they showcase the most luxurious and elite brands the mall has to offer. All high-end brands from Jaspar to Victoria’s Secret are situated on these floors.

Level 1 Tokyo/Level 2 London

These two floors combined offer some of the best clothes-shopping in Bangkok, with Level 1 catering to women, and Level 2 for men. If you’re staying at a Bangkok apartment hotel nearby, such as Adelphi Forty-Nine and wish to indulge in some shopping, do not miss these floors!

Level 3 Istanbul/Level 4+5 San Francisco

Level 3 is the most eclectic of all the floors and features everything from accessories to toys. San Francisco is the theme of both the 4th and 5th floors, which offer an absolutely astonishing array of eateries.

 

 

 

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Street Performers (Buskers) in Khao San Road – A Quick Entertainment Fix

street performers in bangkok

A backpacker’s first choice, Khao San Road in Bangkok is a place to enjoy a one-off Thai experience on a budget. While its vibrant cultural scene, surprisingly delicious street food and friendly atmosphere is a huge hit among travelers, this epicenter of entertainment is also famous for its many street performers.

Who are buskers?

Buskers are more than just street entertainers. Artistes whose works sometimes reflect the social and cultural state of their crowding spectators, the buskers connect to their audience; the end result being an informative and an entertaining experience.

What kinds of buskers are out there?

There are all kinds of buskers. Be it the mysterious and exotic snake charmers, Gnawa groups performing a hats dance or doing flips, individual performers with monkeys, or magicians and palm readers, these street performers add a little bit more life to the buzzing streets.

Buskers on Khao San Road

The types of buskers on Khao San Road might vary. Sometimes amid all the hustle and bustle, street musicians and even DJs might play your favourite tunes. More on such entertaining tips can be found on the best entertainment blogs online including options such as My Entertainment Hub.

Other things to enjoy on Khao San Road

Apart from these cheerful entertainers, the street is also famed for fish spas, whimsical souvenirs, toys and many places to grab a cold one after a long day of backpacking across the best city in the world. Khao San Road is also found close to popular attractions including the Grand Palace, Royal Grounds (Sanam Luang), Wat Pho and more.