Bangkok has yet another shopping mall for the shopaholics out there, and this one is pretty new in comparison to the others too!
The Terminal 21 mall is said to be different from its predecessors as it gives importance to privately owned stores and not the usual international chain brand stores like the other malls.
You’d be able to find everything from a dishwasher soap bar to a high-end handbag worth hundred thousand dollars within this building. Unique stores line up along most of its floors while the first floor is filled with the brands that we expect and mall to have.
Located in Sukhumvit, this mall is within close proximity to hotels and service apartments in Bangkok the likes of Adelphi Forty- Nine.
When to go
Avoid the weekends if you hate crowds. The mall opens at 10am every day of the week, and stays open until 10pm unless you are watching a night show at the cinema and the movie runs until after. You can expect to use most of the major credit and debit cards within the malls, but when it comes to the privately owned stores, it is better to ask ahead, especially if it’s a restaurant.
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Bangkok is a traditional country and is also the place people think of when they want fashionable clothes or great shopping destinations.
The culture in Bangkok displays its prominence in Thailand, be it religious or traditional values. Buddhism is the main religion and has been so for centuries now. Ancient, ruins, temples, statues and architecture can be found all around the country and most of the major religious spots call Bangkok their home.
Apart from the attractions and religious places that bring in tourists and worshippers alike, Bangkok is also famous for its fun and colourful festivals that happen throughout the year. Hotel rates are at their highest during the festivals and renting out a serviced apartment in Thonglor is a good idea if you are travelling in a group. You have a lot of variety to choose from, be it Adelphi Forty- Nine or something similar. The Songkran festival happens in April, followed by Loi Krathong, which takes place in November. The Golden Mount Fair also happens at the end of November, and apart from these annual festivals, the birthdays of the members of the royal families are also celebrated nationwide, making for more fun events to attend.
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Lumbini is where the Buddha was born. The place is still in Nepal now open for public. Lumpini Park has been influenced by the original location in Nepal. The park was built as far back as 1920. It was initially set up with the purpose of being a centre to showcase Thai crafts and various other floral items. The architects of the park, however, could not accomplish that mission. The park instead became an ideal place for various leisure activities. Even today, joggers and light workout enthusiasts are an unmistakable sight.
The Lumpini Park knows no age barrier. Whatever age group you belong to, the park has something to offer in terms of recreational activities. If you can arrange to lodge at a Bangkok apartment hotel located close to the park, you can enjoy your holiday while attending to other to-dos in your vacation schedule. For instance, if you book somewhere like Adelphi Forty-Nine, you can look forward to chilling out in the park at the end of a busy day.
You are likely to spot elderly walkers immersed in tai chi, lovers taking a leisurely stroll along the lakeside while office employees relax after a full day of work. Do not forget to notice the local flora and fauna, some of which are both indigenous and rare. The forest park located on the premises is a must-visit. You will, of course, come across the long-time residents of the park such as water monitor lizards.
The park has a noteworthy presence in contrast to the skyscrapers that mark the urbanity. The park’s weekend serenity morphs into a hive of activities such as paddle boats, rowing and other outdoor games. Even if you are not much into outdoor games, it’s enjoyable to watch others indulging in the weekend liberty.
Before the sunset, you can take part in open-air aerobics. The local jazz groups add melody to the evening episode. If you feel a little hungry, the hawkers are passing by selling snacks for a song.
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