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20 SHA Plus Hotel You Should Spend the Night in Bangkok

In the post-pandemic period following Thailand’s opening, those living in and visiting the country must have heard of or noticed SHA or SHA Plus signs while searching for hotels and other accommodation facilities.

In case you too are wondering what they are, we have the answer here.


Background of the SHA

The Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) is the hygiene safety standard that fosters trust among service users and tourists, both Thais and foreigners. The project is operated by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and tourism-related government and private agencies, aiming to encourage the tourism industry to prepare and improve the quality of their services in accordance with the New Normal and raise the standards in conjunction with COVID-19 sanitation measures.

TAT logo
Tourism Authority of Thailand logo

As a result of that, SHA is now used as a badge to indicate that the business operators, especially the hotels, have transformed their products and services, including hygiene, which is an important factor in preventing the spread of COVID-19, with public health measures at the forefront. The SHA logo will then be provided free of charge to a variety of hotel and resort establishments who apply after they pass all requirements.

SHA logo
SHA logo

What are SHA and SHA Plus hotels (SHA+)?

There are currently two types of hygiene safety standards for hotels and accommodations in Thailand which are SHA and SHA Plus.

The TAT grants SHA certification to hotels that adhere to the Department of Disease Control’s requirements, which include having regular cleaning to pandemic-level standards; providing sanitizers and thermometers in the establishments; deploying seating arrangements and proper signage; and complying with basic protective measures for staff.

A mother wearing a face mask for her child

Meanwhile, SHA Plus is obviously a stricter version of SHA, with more rigorous standards. Hotels that carry the SHA Plus certificate must meet the SHA criteria plus 70% of their staff must have been fully vaccinated (at least two doses); no unvaccinated employees are allowed to have close contact with guests; and all members have been trained with COVID-19 emergency solutions.

As of today, despite the fact that all COVID-19-related regulations in Thailand have been lifted since October 1, 2022, staying in a hotel with a high level of protection is still popular among tourists and is always a good idea. As a result, we’ve selected ten of Bangkok’s best SHA+ hotels for you to consider before booking your next trip to the City of Angels.

1. Avani Atrium Hotel Bangkok

The chef is cooking steak for customers

At Avani Atrium Hotel Bangkok, everything is close by in the heart of the city, with easy access to the best of Bangkok, whether for work or leisure. Hotel dining facilities include a poolside bar and Benihana, the world’s famous Japanese steakhouse. The hotel also provides MRT-Phetchaburi station drop-off services.

2. Pullman Bangkok King Power

The Pullman lobby area

This lifestyle hotel offers travelers a true “resort in the city” experience and is inspired by Pullman’s unique “Bleisure” concept, or a space where business and leisure blend seamlessly. This SHA+ hotel is only a short distance from the Victory Monument BTS Skytrain station and the Phaya Thai Airport Rail Link to Suvarnabhumi Airport, it’s only 3 BTS stations away from the Siam Square shopping district.

3. Banyan Tree Bangkok

The reception of Banyan Tree Bangkok Hotel

The city’s only 5-star all-suite hotel, with some of the largest rooms in the city, Banyan Tree Bangkok offers world-class dining, event spaces, and an award-winning spa. It is conveniently located near Sathon and Silom, two vibrant areas brimming with exotic food, beautiful temples, exciting cityscapes, and limitless shopping opportunities.

4. Centara Grand Ladprao

The Centara Grand Ladprao terrace area

Located on the northern outskirts of the city, Centara Grand at CentralPlaza Ladprao, known as Thailand’s first 5-star hotel integrated with a shopping destination, allows its guests to explore a different side of Bangkok with a plethora of dining and shopping opportunities and the fresh air of the nearby Chatuchak Park.

5. Grand Centre Point Terminal 21

The golfing area for of Grand Centre Point Terminal 21

This 5-star, high-rise hotel, which shares the same roof as Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, has a surprisingly spacious outdoor garden with a jogging track, an infinity pool, a lap pool, a tennis court, and a golf putting range, as well as coworking space and conference facilities. It is located in Bangkok’s central business district and has direct access to the Asok BTS station, which is also connected to the MRT Sukhumvit station.

6. Royal Rattanakosin Hotel

Royal Rattanakosin Hotel lobby

On Ratchadamnoen Road, the Royal Rattanakosin Hotel offers comfortable Thai classic rooms with modern interiors. Unlike the other hotels mentioned, this SHA Plus hotel is only a 5-minute walk from the city’s historic landmarks and popular attractions, including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Khaosan Road, and Wat Arun is only 500 meters away.

7. Hotel Nikko Bangkok

Hotel Nikko Bangkok’s reception

Seriously implementing various safety and hygiene standards, this hotel is not only in a lively and trendy part of Bangkok City, but it is also very convenient with a 2-minute walk from Thong Lo BTS station. The hotel’s facilities include Japanese and all-day dining restaurants, an executive lounge, a big ballroom, several meeting rooms, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool.

8. Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok

The pool area of the Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok

Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel is where modernity meets history and international luxury blends with local living. This colorful, stylish hotel with sleek rooms and suites is located in the Pratunam area, offering a fresh perspective on the City of Angels with a seamless connection to Watergate Pavillion Shopping Mall. The family suites with bunk beds, rooftop dining, and an outdoor event venue are among the hotel’s highlights, as are the nearby sizzling street food and vendor stalls and the many shopping malls within reach.

9. Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

The outdoor dining area of the Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

This is one of Bangkok’s most luxurious and refined new 5-star hotels, with elegant rooms and suites and a choice of award-winning dining venues. The hotel is located between the BTS Asok and Phrom Phong stations, providing quick access to the city’s upscale shopping malls, corporate offices, fascinating cultural attractions, and a peaceful green area dotted with sculptures, Benjasiri Park.

10. Riva Surya Bangkok

Riva Surya Hotel swimming pool

A luxurious urban oasis along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this SHA+ boutique hotel offers genuine Thai hospitality as well as cleverly detailed rooms, exquisite dining options, and a riverside swimming pool.


The hotel’s picturesque location on Phra Athit Road also makes it easily and quickly connected to other parts of the city via the Chao Phraya Express boats. Nearby attractions include the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Chinatown, and the National Museum.

11. Skyview Hotel Bangkok

The Grand Premier Room of Skyview Hotel Bangkok

Active area with a diversity of places to visit around the hotel. It is located in the heart of Sukhumvit, where the nearest BTS station is Phrom PhongSkyview Hotel Bangkok provides several types of rooms such as Grand Premier Room, Grand Executive Room, Skyview Grand Suite, Skyview Executive Suite, Club Grand Premier Room, and Club Grand Executive Room.

12. 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

Poolside Massage service from 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

If you’re visiting Thailand for business and have limited time to travel around, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok will impress you with every minute you spend here. They facilitate their residence with many activities. For instance, gym, golfing, Muay Thai, Spa, or even a poolside massage.

13. Amari Watergate Hotel

The reception area of the Amari Watergate Hotel

The Amari Watergate Hotel is a match for those travelers who want to spend the night and their time in Bangkok City with an easy and comfortable way to find public transportation. Within this area, you can easily go to many local markets and famous department stores for shopping and to take a walk. For example, Palladium Night MarketThe Platinum Fashion Mall, and Central World.

14. Theatre Residence Bangkok

The reception area of The Theatre Residence Bangkok Hotel

According to the location of the Theatre Residence Bangkok Hotel, you will be able to explore Bangkok City mainly by boat since they’re located by the riverside. You can take a tour by boat to Wat ArunWat Rakang Kositaram, and Wat Pho. Can visit the market named Wanglang Market, where you can see many different types of Thai food there.

15. Oriental Residence Bangkok

The lobby area of Oriental Residence Bangkok Hotel

The tall and beautiful Oriental Residence Bangkok Hotel is one of the iconic buildings in the heart of Bangkok City. Its location is not too far from Central Embassy and Central Chit Lom, you can arrive at these two department stores within 5-10 minutes via the BTS sky train. Phloen Chit and Chit Lom stations are both convenient.

16. Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit

The rooftop bar of Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel

For those travelers who are coming for a vacation but still worry about their work life, Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit provides a working station for you with a comfy table and seat to work. Moreover, this hotel can reach many hotspots around Bangkok City, you can travel by the BTS, and the nearest station is Phrom Phong.

17. VELA be Bangkok

The lobby area of VELA be Bangkok Hotel

With no worries about traffic or confused transportation. VELA be Bangkok Hotel takes only 9 minutes walk to arrive at the Central World department store. In addition, there are many other department stores for you to shop and explore what young Thai people do around the Siam area.

18. LUXX Langsuan Hotel

The swimming pool area of LUXX Langsuan Hotel

If you’re looking for the comfy and wooden tone decorating style, you might want to visit LUXX Langsuan Hotel. They offer the pool and the garden to let you release all the tension of a rough day of traveling in here. Additionally, this place is suited for those who’re looking for an urban escape.

19. Arte Hotel Bangkok

The rooftop Infinity pool of Arte Hotel Bangkok

Arte Hotel Bangkok is located in the center of much main public transportation. You can simply travel in Bangkok City via BTS or MRT train through the city. The nearest shopping mall is Terminal 21 Asoke, they offer a variety of activities and foods for you to look for.

20. Bangkok Oasis Hotel

The garden area of the Bangkok Oasis Hotel

The street with the food stalls along the way to the Bangkok Oasis Hotel is something you should try while staying in Bangkok City. It will give you the local vibe and see how Thai people live their lives around the Phaya Thai area. You can transport via BTS Phaya Thai Station which takes a 14-minute walk.


Even though COVID-19 is not considered a global health emergency anymore. Some Thais still remain wearing face masks, they might wear masks for protecting the pollution or protecting other viruses in the air that we couldn’t see. Anyways, we offer an option of the best hotel with hygienic places for you to spend the night in Bangkok. Have a great vacation in Thailand!

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Chatuchak Market 2023 | Travel Guide Update!

When traveling abroad, you might want to see product or stuff that you’re not able to see in your own country.

Today’s tourism spot that is going to be introduced in this article is “Chatuchak Market”. It is one of the biggest weekend markets in the world where you can get and buy a lot of souvenirs back home! Let see!


Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak Market in Bangkok, Thailand

Apart from products and souvenirs, there are also many street food and drink stalls and restaurants where you can get some tasty Thai food and drinks while walking and shopping.

For example, Fresh coconut juice, Pad Thai, and Mango sticky rice. You’ll not hungry or thirsty and you will enjoy shopping as there is almost everything you can imagine here.

The top view of Chatuchak Market

Many Thai people also love going shopping at Chatuchak Market to buy fashionable and vintage clothes and accessories. You can get trendy clothes at low to high prices.

Moreover, there are many shops owned by Thai designers where you can find a bunch of handmade stuff as well. There is also a big area for selling second-hand stuff for those who want to check it out.

Interesting Shop List in Chatuchak Market

People shopping at the clothing shop
  • Clothes and accessories

There are many cloth shops in Chatuchak Market, they sell t-shirts, shirts, dresses, and skirts. Furthermore, for the accessories such as necklaces and earrings that made from rocks, glasses, and slivers are here for you. These are the name of the shop you should visit A*M*P, ALIENS, ANIMAL TREE CONCRETE, BERRY BEAR, Cimilg, HAMLET, and ICKY BABY.

For those who are looking for Thai traditional cloth, you can check HMONG FASHION, Lady from Mars, STEREO MAMA, and THE BACHDAIC. You will get to see the silk cloth of the Thai Northern style that will give you a comfy and suitable to wear in the hot weather of Thailand.

Fake botanic stuff in Chatuchak Market
  • Household goods, decorators, handicraft products, and arts

There are also plenty of beautiful household goods and decorators such as Thai Crafts House, lamps from Ann’s Living and SB Flower, and photos from ARTON FIRM. You will notice that there’re a lot of handcrafting products in Chatuchak Market. Such as leather goods from DER KORAT and Horseshoe Leathers Shop. If you want to grab some pieces of art back home. You can check out the FREE FROME Shop where they make art from acrylic colors. 


Chatuchak Market Operating Hours

Whole Market Open

  • Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Wholesale Only

  • Friday: 6:00 PM – 12:00 PM

Plants market

  • Wednesday – Thursday: 7:00 Am – 6:00 PM

The most visited days are on Saturday and Sunday for general markets, which is the most lively time of the market and that you can walk around each area to look for what you are interested in all day long without being bored. If you are interested in ceramic products from Thailand especially, you can also visit the market on Friday one more time but the most recommended time is on Saturday or Sunday.

Apart from such products we have mentioned, there are also second hand books for sales and many areas that sell food and drinks. There are plenty of street food and local desserts and drinks. Just try things out and see which ones you like as it is super cheap and maybe even tastier than what you can get in expensive restaurants.

The rabbit for sale in Chatuchak Market

How to Visit Chatuchak Market

  • BTS: Mo Chit Station: Entrance No.1
  • MRT: Chatuchak Park Station: Entrance No.2
  • Bus: Normal Bus No.3, 8, 26, 27, 28, 29, 34, 38, 39, 44, 52, 59 ,63 ,77 ,90 ,96, 104, 108, 122, 126, 134, 136, 138, 145, 182, and188
    Air Conditioning Bus No. AC.3, AC.28, AC.29, AC.34, AC.39, AC.44, AC.59, AC.63, AC.77, AC.104, AC.126, AC.134, AC.138, AC.145, AC.157, AC.177, AC.502, AC.503, AC.509, AC.510, AC.512, AC.517, AC.524, and AC.529

And that is a wrap for Chatuchak Weekend Market Guide. If you love shopping and want to buy quite something as souvenirs, it would be best to prepare the whole Saturday and Sunday for it. Recommended things you can get as gifts for your friends and family members are local scraft, soap, scented candles, clothes and accessories in traditional style, household decorators from wood, etc.

Downloading Chatuchak Guide App

If you want a helper where you can search the locations of shops especially, you can download Chatuchak Guide APP mobile application. With this, you can search by product and see highlighted items and insights about the store’s type and follow the map easier and not get lost easily in this big outdoor market. You can use the application in English.

People wandering around the Chatuchak Market

One more tip is that you may also want to go pretty early if you want to avoid too much sunshine in the afternoon, especially in the hottest months in Thailand such as April and May. You may want to prepare cash as many shops do not accept cards and take an extra bag with you to avoid collecting too many plastic bags. 


Even though Chatuchak Market is very hot during the day, it can still gain attention from many travelers around the world to visit this magical spot. You can try bargaining or ask the seller to discount the price of the products. You will enjoy walking, shopping, and eating along the way of the market. Please don’t forget to stay hydrated and apply the sunscreen before visiting the market!

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Luggage Delivery and Storage in Bangkok 2023

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About Airportels

For the ultimate convenience in traveling further in Thailand, Airportels, the top provider, offers unparalleled luggage delivery and storage services. Whether you need to store your baggage upon arrival or ensure a memorable last day after check-out, you can manage your time effectively without worries.

Moreover, we also provide efficient luggage delivery services for pick-up and drop-off at airports, hotels, and shopping malls in Bangkok. With our seamless services, you can travel with ease and peace of mind. All of this will convince you to travel or do your business comfortably to save time and money and reduce stress from traffic and any burden that will distract you.

About Airportels

Luggage Storage

We offer five Bangkok locations for luggage storage and delivery: Airportels counters

  • Suvarnabhumi airport
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  • MBK Center – Free 2 hours luggage storage
  • Central World
  • Terminal 21 Asok
  • MIXT Chatuchak
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In addition, we offer storage for not only luggage but also bicycles and other sports equipment, as well as technological devices. Rest assured, we understand the value of your belongings during your trip. Our privacy policy and 24-hour security service guarantee the prevention of any physical damage to your items. So, leave your worries behind and make the most of your last day in Thailand before heading to the airport.

We offer five Bangkok locations for luggage storage and delivery: Airportels counters

About Price, Service and Counter

Avoid the hassle of carrying your baggage to hotels, airports, and shopping malls in Bangkok, and save time navigating through roadworks. Our luggage delivery service offers convenience starting from just 299 baht, with no size or distance limitations within Bangkok city, available at any time you require.


We also provide nationwide delivery in Thailand starting from 349 baht per piece (up to 15 kg). Rest assured, our fast and reliable delivery ensures your luggage arrives safely and on time. Stay updated on your luggage’s status via Facebook, LINE, WeChat, or email.

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Luggage Delivery

Airportels provides efficient luggage delivery services. Whether you need your luggage delivered from the airport to your hotel or any other location, Airportels ensures a prompt and reliable service. Enjoy the convenience of having your luggage safely transported to your desired destination, allowing you to travel hassle-free.


How to Store Luggage Online/Offline

Now you may have a question how to leave or storage your luggage? We are here to assist you. You can store your luggage with us both offline and online. If you arrive at the airports, you can leave your baggage at our counters at the Airportels at Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports and provide our staff with necessary information. This service also available at shopping malls at MBK Center, Terminal 21, and 21 Asok, and Central World as we mentioned above.


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To book our services, simply visit our booking platform and select your desired location for luggage pick-up or collection, such as a hotel, home, condo, Airbnb, shopping mall, or airport. Choose the date and time you require, specify the quantity of luggage (with no restrictions on size, weight, or distance), and provide your basic information in the form. Complete the process by making your payment, and if you have a promotion code for a discount, check our website for details.

That’s it! You’re now ready to enjoy hassle-free travel in Thailand with our fast and secure service, leaving bulky items behind.

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Guide to Chatuchak Weekend Market 2023 | Tips and Tricks

Guide to Chatuchak Weekend Market 2023 | Tips and Tricks

Chatuchak Market or JJ Market is the most well-known market in Thailand and a great Bangkok market for locals and tourists filled with over 15,000 shops and stalls, divided into 30 sections. “Discover a wide range of products here, including fashionable clothing, vibrant plants, delicious food, and more. More than 400,000 people visit this market every weekend as weekend market in Bangkok and spend about 60 million baht in this friendly and unpretentious atmosphere.

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Shopping at the Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market 2023

Products available in the market

Chatuchak Map

Explore the Vintage Clothing Market to discover a variety of clothing and accessories, including trendy women’s fashion with stylish dresses, tops, and skirts, as well as men’s clothing such as T-shirts, printed shirts, and jeans. You’ll also find colorful swimwear and beachwear for the whole family.

The jewelry section includes stylish hair accessories such as colorful headbands, hair ties, and cute hair clips. There are also stylish and practical fashion hats and colorful shoes with cute designs. In addition, you can visit other products such as furniture and home decoration, which have a wide selection, or browse plants and gardening supplies at the Chatuchak plant market, as well as pets and pet supplies at the Chatuchak pet market. There are also a variety of books and stationery to choose from.

Don’t miss out on our selection of antiques and collectibles, where you can find unique treasures like an antique wooden chest. Carefully inspect your item for damage or replicas that may be mistaken for the real thing. And while you’re here, be sure to visit the Souvenir Market and Handmade Crafts Market to explore a variety of art, handicrafts, ceramics, and galleries.

You will find beautiful portrait paintings for art enthusiasts. Discover an impressive collection of unique and stunning portraits on display. There are also cheap and cute souvenirs, including coins, statues, and wooden souvenirs, that are popular with tourists as well. Indulge in a variety of food, snacks, and beverages at Chatuchak Food Market, Bangkok’s most popular street food destination. Don’t miss the chance to try dried mangoes and durians, among other delicious offerings.

Tips for shopping at the market

Tips for shopping at the market

Enjoy discounted prices on most items at Chatuchak Weekend Market. But sellers usually offer a special discount of 10% to 15% for buying 3 or more items, so you have to bargain and negotiate prices. In addition, practicing Thai for shopping will make your shopping easier with a challenging and rewarding experience.

Best to get there early to avoid crowds. Maximize your shopping and dining options by visiting the market on weekends, when all stalls are open. With so many vendors to choose from, you’re sure to find something you love. It is also best to explore the market in the morning as the crowds are less and the temperatures are tolerable from 9 a.m. onwards. You should spend at least 4 hours in the market because of the abundance of food and groceries.

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Stay hydrated, wear comfortable shoes, and choose light and comfortable clothes. Avoid wearing long sleeves and long pants. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen. Always have bottled water close by to make you feel relaxed all day long.

Bring enough cash in advance. Most sellers do not accept credit cards, and it takes a long time to walk to an ATM. Keep your belongings safe to avoid pickpockets in crowded conditions. Don’t put your wallet in your back pocket. Instead, wear your bag in front.

Food at the Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak food market,

Types of Food Available at the Market.

Experience the vibrant food scene of Chatuchak Market, where you’ll find a diverse range of Thai and international cuisine. Don’t miss out on traditional favorites like chicken curry rice and fried chicken, or indulge in delicious appetizers, snacks, and desserts like grilled shrimp, river prawns, French fries, and octopus. Keep cool with refreshing fruit juices, including watermelon, mango, banana, and melon, all served up fresh by numerous coconut vendors. There is also a mixed fruit smoothie and the famous Thai tea caramel paired with other tea flavors.


Must-Try Foods at the Market.

Discover a wide variety of delicious street food at Chatuchak Market, including grilled pork on skewers, fried chicken, and Pad Thai – all considered top Bangkok street food favorites. You can indulge in the famous mango sticky rice, which includes cold drinks from mangoes plus healthy and delicious durian and coconut. You will not be disappointed because these fruits are very fresh. Finally, you should not miss the very popular coconut ice cream to cool off on a hot day.

 Foods at the Chatuchak Market.

Food Safety and Hygiene at the market

These matters deserve close attention and should not be overlooked. You must choose stall vendors that are clean and well-maintained, and fresh foods prepared through a clean and hygienic cooking process to avoid diarrhea or food-borne illness.

Other Attractions at the Chatuchak Weekend Market

Pet Shop and Animal Welfare Chatuchak
  • Pet Shop and Animal Welfare at Chatuchak pet market which has a variety of pets. Everyone can buy live animals, including some rare and endangered animals, a live python, as well as see a Thai girl selling a cuddly dog as a pet, making it of interest to conservationists, including the World Wildlife Fund. There is a manual and advice on raising animals. It is important to buy pets from sellers who are ethical and not illegal.
Chatuchak plant Market
  • Plant shops and gardening supplies at Chatuchak plant market which has a wide selection of plants, tropical flowers, cacti, and succulents. You can visit on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tips on buying and caring for plants include checking the integrity of the plants, such as bright leaves, no insect diseases, comparing the prices of each store when buying in bulk, and being wary of showing ignorance. The seller can determine if the price is inflated through this. Do not buy trees that are defective or show signs of damage from disease and insects.
Bookstores and Stationery Chatuchak
  • Bookstores and Stationery There are many new and used books in both English and Thai to choose from, as well as unique stationery and office supplies.
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In addition, if you feel tired, you can visit the Thai massage market which will make you feel relaxed, and relieve tiredness from shopping all day long with a relaxing atmosphere and scent.

Chatuchak Weekend Market is the top-notch of Thailand market, and very popular among tourists. One can go to the market weekly and enjoy the bustling, lively, and attractive atmosphere with food stalls, bookshelves, clothing stalls, handicraft stalls, flower and plant stalls, and much more, plus there is a wide variety of unexpected and surprising items on offer to suit every taste. It was an extremely exciting experience to remember from this Bangkok shopping. Do not miss experiencing it yourself.

AIRPORTELs Luggage Storage and Delivery at MIXT Chatuchak

AIRPORTELs Luggage Storage and Delivery at MIXT Chatuchak

Luggage Storage Highlights

AIRPORTELs has now opened a branch in Chatuchak, catering to travelers who no longer have to carry heavy luggage while shopping. They offer both luggage storage and delivery services. This means that visitors can drop off their bags at AIRPORTELs and shop without any hassle.

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Chatuchak Pet Market | Bangkok Popular Pet Destination

Chatuchak Pet Market

Chatuchak Market, or Chatuchak Weekend Market, is a market in Bangkok with more than 8,000 stalls divided into 27 projects filled with all kinds of products of all types, grades, and prices, such as new and used clothes, miscellaneous goods, ready-to-cook food, fresh food, fruits and vegetables, pottery, ceramics, local products, basketry, pets, and others. We will delve into the pet market.

1.Chatuchak Weekend Market: A Pet Lover’s Paradise

Pet Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market is divided into 26 sections, spread over 25 acres, which are numbered and have similar shops within them. Many shop owners use sections and ‘alleys’, which are streets, to distinguish where their shops are on the map. Pets and accessories are in sections 8, 9, 11, 13, and 15. Animals: dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, various sizes of hamsters, and various species or even strange reptiles.The market offers a wide variety of accessories for pets including leashes, dry food, toys, and more for dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals.

Types of pets include dogs such as Thai, Lang Arn, Chisu, poodles, boxers, or the gigantic Saint Bernard; cats such as sisawat, authentic Thai cats, or haughty Persian felines; birds such as colorful parrots and parakeets; fish such as goldfish and fancy carps; rabbits, and others. Additionally, the Mixt Chatuchak Shopping Center offers a new dimension to the market, with a length of 350 meters and exotic pets available for purchase. It is the only shopping center located in the heart of the world-famous Chatuchak Market that is open every day.

You will find a wide variety of products, including exotic pets that are special and charming, at Exotic Pets Studio. There are many animals to choose from, such as rats, tree snakes, pythons, geckos or iguanas, raccoons or monkeys, baby squirrels, fennec foxes, and meerkats.

Sometimes, exotic animals that are easier to handle and have an import license are traded overseas. There are officials coming to investigate illegal trade. Some animals may not be available all year. For beginners, there are experts who give advice and knowledge. They also take care of food, cleanliness, and the well-being of the pets. Therefore, you can be confident with these good and healthy pets. Moreover, the shop also provides a full range of pet supplies and food from leading brands, imports and exports all kinds of pets, both domestic and international. For Pet accessories, you can find leashes, cages, aquariums, pet soap, vitamins, or pet food, including bird supplies such as cages.

The pet zone market consists of various sections, such as a bird market, fish market, dog/cat market, rabbit market, large hamster market, reptile market, and more. All animals are well-maintained, clean, and have a friendly temperament.

2. Tips for Visiting Chatuchak Pet Market

animals Chatuchak Market

The best times to visit the market are on Friday (wholesale market): 7:00 p.m.–5:00 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday (weekend market): 5:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. It is recommended to go to Chatuchak Weekend Market on Saturdays and Sundays, since all stalls are open on weekends. This gives you more shopping options, and it is best to explore the market in the morning with fewer people and more tolerable temperatures. Most stalls do not open before 9 a.m., so it is best to go to the market from 9 a.m. onwards.

The most convenient transport methods and travel options are:

  1. By BTS Skytrain: The nearest station to the market is Mo Chit Station. When arriving at Mo Chit Station, head to exit 1 and walk straight for about 4 minutes (about 350 meters). Then you will see Entrance 3 of the market on your right.
  2. By subway: You just get off at Chatuchak Park Station Exit 1, then turn right and walk straight for about 4 minutes, then you will be at Entrance 3 of the market.

How to explore the market and find what you are looking for. You will receive a free map at the entrance. This map will make it easy to navigate the market.Plan to spend at least two days exploring the pet market.The first day is a total visit. The second day is for buying. For animals that are not on sale all year round. To purchase animals out of season, a deposit may be required to reserve the right to select the best when the product becomes available.

Negotiating prices with sellers can save you money. If you plan to purchase a large quantity of products, you may be able to get an extra discount of 10% to 15%, or you can try to bargain for a reasonable price. However, if you appear unfamiliar with the products, the seller may try to charge you more than the actual price.

3. Types of Pet Accessories and Foods Available

Pet accessories, Animal Foods

You can find a variety of pet accessories, such as pet beds, collars, toys, and clothing, at affordable prices. These products feature modern fashion and good quality, with dog images on purses, hair bands, strollers, costumes, and more.

Recommendations for specific stalls or areas to find certain types of pet supplies are in Sections 8, 9, 11, 13, and 15. Animals like dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, various sizes of hamsters, and various species or even strange reptiles. There are also many accessories for dogs, cats, rabbits, and other pets here, such as leashes, dry food, and toys.

Bunny Villa

Bangkok has a number of pet-friendly cafes, including Cat Garden located in Chatuchak Plaza. This cafe takes good care of their cats and customers are required to wash their hands before touching them to avoid exposure to germs. The cats at Cat Garden have different personalities, making it a great place for cat lovers to enjoy spending time with them.

There are also pet-friendly restaurants where you can enjoy wine and dine with your pet at the table. Cute coffee shops and spacious restaurants offer different atmospheres for you and your pet. Furthermore, the city has several dog parks where dogs can socialize and make new furry friends. Owners can relax and watch their pets socialize. Additionally, there are businesses such as grooming shops, spas, and pools to keep your pets looking and feeling their best.

There are veterinary clinics available for pet healthcare and treatment. Pet adoption is a great way to save and heal abandoned animals, and some stores offer assistance for pet care. This market supports the ethical sale of animals.

pet grooming

Finally, this article will be concluded with pet grooming tips, pet food trends in 2023. Tips for pet care include understanding the animal’s nature, being gentle, maintaining hygiene, and providing quality food. Pet food trends prioritize natural, nutritious options with diverse flavors and eco-friendly packaging.

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Luggage Storage Chatuchak weekend Market

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AIRPORTELs has a new branch in Chatuchak for travelers who don’t want to carry heavy luggage while shopping.They offer both luggage storage and delivery services. This means that visitors can drop off their bags at AIRPORTELs and shop without any hassle.

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Best Local Food to Try at Chatuchak Weekend Market

Best Local Food to Try at Chatuchak Weekend Market

When coming to Bangkok, there are many activities waiting for you. Whether you want to enjoy Thai culture, taste foods and drinks, or just want to go shopping, there is sure to be something for you in the city. Regarding a place to go shopping, there are many premium department stores in Bangkok, but your trip won’t be complete unless you’ve had a chance to visit any markets. There are many markets in Bangkok, today we’d like to recommend that you visit Chatuchak Weekend Market, the largest one in Bangkok.

Getting to know the market!

Chatuchak Market is recognized as the largest market in Bangkok, with around 8000 stalls separated into 30 sections. Due to its large size, we recommend that you spend around 4-5 hours at this place. If you’re a shopaholic, you won’t be disappointed coming here. There is almost everything you can think of: trendy fashion clothes, shoes, gadgets, or even plants.

The best way to get to the market is by BTS or MRT, getting off at Mo Chit BTS Station or the MRT at Chatuchak Park Station. You can walk from the station to the weekend market and other shopping places such as JJ mall.

Like you already know, you should spend at least 4-5 hours here, so you may need to take a break while shopping and have something to eat. Thailand is famous for its rich varieties of street food, and this market isn’t the exception. You can find food stalls around the market or escape the hot weather to take a break at Mixt Chatuchak, where you can enjoy various Thai cuisines as well. If you’re not sure where to eat, let’s find out more with our Street food tour Chatuchak.

Must-Try Dishes 

red bbq pork chatuchak

1. Khao Moo Daeng (Red BBQ Pork with Rice)

            If you don’t like spicy dishes, this one is for you. Khao Moo Daeng is rice with slices of red barbecued pork (or with crispy pork) and topped with sweet sauce. Besides red BBQ or crispy pork, there are Chinese sweet sausages, boiled egg and cucumber slices. You can find Khao Moo Daeng throughout Thailand, from tiny stalls to well-known restaurants.

            In Chatuchak, you can find the Khao Moo Daeng stall at Section 6 of the market. There are around 7 tables to have a seat at, so it’s crowded, especially during lunch time.

Pad Thai

2.Pad Thai

When talking about Thai dishes that are best known all over the world, Pad Thai is definitely one of them. It is stir-fried noodles with shrimp, peanuts, scrambled eggs, and bean sprouts. There are also various kinds of fresh vegetables as side dishes.

            There are two Pad Thai vendors we’d like to recommend. The first one is Big Shrimp Pad Thai @Chatuchak. You can easily spot it in the market zone because it’s always very crowded. However, the price is quite expensive. The other is Hua Toa Phad Thai at Mixt Chatuchak which is served in bamboo dishes.

Som Tum

3. Som Tum

Som Tum or green papaya salad, is another well-known Thai food both among locals and foreigners. It is listed at #46 in the world’s top 50 best dishes compiled by CNN GO both in 2011 and 2018. Due to its popularity, you should try it when coming to Thailand.

            Som Tum is available in almost every place around Thailand, from tiny stalls to restaurants. It’s hard to say which one is the best until you’ve had a chance to taste it yourself. For Chatuchak, there are many stalls where you can have Som Tum. The one we’d like to recommend is “Jad Jan Som Tum Restaurant”.

Mango Sticky Rice

4. Mango Sticky Rice

            Your meal won’t be complete without dessert, and mango sticky rice is the one you shouldn’t miss, especially during the summer, which is recognized as mango season in Thailand. When you visit Chatuchak, you can have mango sticky rice at “Mango Lover”, located at section 26 of the market.

Other Sweet Treats that you shouldn’t miss!

On a hot day, it’s a good idea to have some ice-cream or a cold drink as refreshment while taking a break from shopping.

Khanom Krok or Thai Coconut Pancake

1. Kanom Krok

Khanom Krok or Thai Coconut Pancake is a famous street food. It’s inexpensive and can be eaten all at once, but you should eat it slowly as the freshly made snacks are hot. The delicious taste and aroma of coconut are cooked in a small circular oven similar to a Takoyaki oven. While walking in the market, you can find many stalls selling Khanom Krok.

Fried Dough Balls

2. Fried Dough Balls

Thailand’s street food scene offers a variety of delicious treats, one of which is Fried Dough Balls. This popular snack is made from a simple mixture of wheat and tapioca flour, combined with sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, egg yolks, and coconut milk. The mixture is then fried in oil until golden brown. With its high-energy content, Fried Dough Balls are a perfect pick-me-up snack for those on-the-go. It is another menu that is easily found in general stalls in the market.

3. Thai-Style Ice Cream

At Chatuchak, we’d like to recommend you try coconut ice cream served in a coconut shell with various toppings at the Cocojj Ice Cream stall, which is located near MRT Kamphaeng Phet Station.

Fresh Fruit Smoothies

4. Fresh Fruit Smoothies

Fresh fruit smoothies are easy to find in the market because in Thailand there are many kinds of fruits, such as watermelon, coconut, pineapple, orange, lemon, banana, etc. Apart from pure drinking water that you should carry while walking in the market in hot weather, there are fresh fruit smoothie shops in different zones that will make you feel even more refreshed. You can also get fresh fruit smoothies at The Breakfast Club BKK, located at Section 3 of the market zone.

Vegetarian and Vegan Options

Vegetarian and Vegan Versions
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Versions of Popular Dishes

            For most Thai dishes, there is always a vegetarian option. For example, you can find a vegan option for stir-fried minced pork with basil, which is one of the most popular dishes. Many vegetarian dishes use tofu or Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) instead of meat, and some of them use plant-based meat. There are many vegan-only restaurants throughout Thailand. Moreover, many restaurants also have a section on their menus dedicated to vegetarian options.

  • Vegetarian and Vegan Stalls

            While walking through the market, you might see food stalls suited to vegans. There are juice shops or snacks like fried tofu, and you should ask each shop to make sure it’s vegetarian. If it’s during the vegetarian festival in Thailand, it’s easy to find vegetarian food by observing the shops with small yellow flags decorated.  

If you’re vegan, you can have a special meal at “Vegan Style Restaurant” which is located at Mixt-Chatuchak. Besides Thai signature dishes such as Vegan Massaman Curry, there are also international cuisines such as Vegan Style Chicken Teriyaki, Vegan-style Burger, Vegan Tea Leaf Salad, etc.

4 Tips for Shopping and Enjoying Food at Chatuchak! 

4 Tips for Shopping and Enjoying Food at Chatuchak! 
  1. Choose whether to arrive early or visit during off-peak hours: the market opens from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you want to avoid the crowds, it is best to visit as soon as it opens or late in the afternoon.
  2. Choose to wear comfortable clothing and footwear; prepare to spend many hours at the market.
  3. Don’t forget to bring cash and small bills: large bank notes such as ฿1000 are hard to get change from, especially when you buy any cheap items.
  4. Try new things and explore; there is almost everything you can think of when coming to Chatuchak. Whether you want to have lunch, look for some trendy fashions, or shop for souvenirs for your loved one, there is surely something waiting for you!

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AIRPORTELs Luggage Storage and Delivery at MIXT Chatuchak

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AIRPORTELs has now opened a branch in Chatuchak, catering to travelers who no longer have to carry heavy luggage while shopping. They offer both luggage storage and delivery services. This means that visitors can drop off their bags at AIRPORTELs and shop without any hassle.

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Exploring the Best Plants and Flowers at Chatuchak Plant Market

 Chatuchak Plant Market

Chatuchak is one of the important landmarks in Bangkok. As you may have heard about JJ mall and Chatuchak Weekend Market, where you can go shopping on weekend for almost everything you can think of, from clothes to traditional street food. But did you know that there is also plant market on weekdays? Sounds interesting? If so, let’s find out more, especially if you’re a plant lover.

Getting to know the market 

Chatuchak Plant Market

Chatuchak Plant Market is a famous outdoor market in Bangkok for plant lovers. It is the largest market of its kind in Thailand. The market is primarily dedicated to selling plants and gardening supplies, with thousands of vendors offering a wide variety of plants, flowers, trees, gardening tools, and gardening decorations.

  • Chatuchak plant market opening hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. However, most store owners will restock their goods in the late Tuesday afternoon, and you can start shopping since then. There are almost all kinds of plants you can think of: orchids, cacti, indoor plants, lucky plants, etc.

Plants and flowers hold a significant and important role in Thai culture and everyday life in various aspects of Thai society. Flowers play a significant role in Buddhism as decorations in temples and as offerings to Buddha statues. Thai people also use plants and flowers for decoration at homes, in public spaces, and in any important ceremonies. There are many other aspects, such as using herbs in traditional medicine and in many recipes.

The Best Plants and Flowers at Chatuchak Plant Market, also known as JJ Plant Market 

Tropical Plants 

Tropical Plants 

Chatuchak Market is known for its vast selection of tropical plants. Some of the most popular ones include Aroids family such as anthuriums, a wide variety of ferns, various kinds of palms, and popular tropical fruits such as mango and jackfruit. By landscaping with plants especially tropical plants, you need to start with choosing the right one for your home because they come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. You can use plants with different textures, heights, and colors to create interest and make your home uniquely good-looking. For a tiny apartment, you can add greenery and a sense of calm to your home with a small plant such as a gerbera. 

  • Tips for caring for tropical plants:

To take good care of tropical plants, you have to pay attention to their light, water, humidity, fertilizer, soil, and pruning needs. Most tropical plants need consistent and regular watering, but not too much. Enough light is also important. You can place your plants near a window to make sure they get natural light every day.

Succulents and Cacti

Succulents and Cacti

Succulents are a popular plant and have become one of the indoor plant trends in Thailand because of their hardiness and low maintenance. You can find a wide variety of succulents at the market; some of the more popular ones include cacti, echeveria, Crassula, Tillandsia, and Haworthia. Thai people have known succulents for a long time because aloe vera and adenium are also classified as this type of plant.

  • Tips for caring for succulents and cacti:

Water them only when the soil is completely dry. Please note that they are adapted to live in an arid environment, so do not overwater them.



Thailand is famous for its orchids, and Chatuchak Market has an extensive collection of these exotic flowers. You can find a wide variety of orchids at the market, with examples of popular orchids including Dendrobium, Vanda, and Cattleya. 

  • Tips for caring for orchids:

Watering them at least once a week. Watering with a spray bottle may be used to increase the humidity of the orchids regularly. Please note that they should be planted in a well-draining potting mix that allows water to flow freely through the roots.

Bonsai Trees

Bonsai Trees

Bonsai trees are a type of miniature tree that is grown in small containers and shaped through careful pruning and training. Examples of popular bonsai trees are divided into leaves, flowers, and fruits such as Kuromatsu Bonsai, Shimpaku Bonsai, Juniper Bonsai, Apple Bonsai, Orange Bonsai, Azalea Bonsai, Cherry blossom Bonsai, Sekka Hinoki Cypess Bonsai. The advantage of buying bonsai at Chatuchak is that many bonsai sellers are proficient. They have been in the bonsai industry for a long time, so they’re ready to advise you from scratch.

  • Tips for caring for bonsai trees:

Taking care of bonsai requires some skill and training. Some people even consider growing bonsai as an art. Therefore, you should study carefully before deciding to buy bonsai to know whether it’s your style or not.

Tips for Shopping at Chatuchak Plant Market 

Tips For Planning Your Visit 

1. Tips For Planning Your Visit 

  • Best time to visit: If you are a plant lover and want to buy plants for decorating your home, the best time to come here is Tuesday evening. Although these aren’t the official opening hours, this is considered to be the golden time. It is the time when each store just restocks their goods, so you’ll be the first one to choose. The weather isn’t hot when compared to the daytime on Wednesday and Thursday, and it’s less crowded. 
  • How to get there: The best way is by using public transport, either BTS or MRT, and getting off at Kamphaeng Phet station for MRT or Mo Chit station for BTS. You can enter the market using Entrance No. 2 or 3. However, you can drive to the market and park your car at Mixt Chatuchak
  • What to bring: Keep only necessary things; don’t bring too many belongings with you. If you enjoy plants, you will have to walk and shop for several hours. 
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Tips for Shopping at Chatuchak Plant Market 

2. Bargaining and Negotiating Prices

Bargaining is acceptable in Thailand. It’s a common practice when you buy something in any market or from street vendors. However, there are some tips to keep in mind when negotiating prices. 

  • Be polite and respectful, bargain in a friendly manner, and avoid being aggressive to any sellers.
  • Pre-research to find a fair price before buying in order to negotiate effectively.
  • Start negotiating with a lower price than what you’re willing to pay. For example, a seller told you that the price for an item is 100 baht, and you’re willing to pay around 80 baht. You can start negotiating at 70 baht. The seller may ask whether 75 or 80 baht is acceptable or not. If you’re willing to pay, it’ll make the seller feel like he or she is getting a good deal.

Plants and flowers are an integral part of Thai culture and everyday life, and they play an important role in religion, decoration, medicine, food, and tourism. Although there are many plant markets in Bangkok, if you need a market with the largest selection of plants as well as the most convenient travel, only Chatuchak Plant Market is your answer. Finally, although you can get various products from the Chatuchak plant market online using many well-known online shopping platforms, the best is still going to be appreciating them at the market yourself!

AIRPORTELs Luggage Storage and Delivery at MIXT Chatuchak

AIRPORTELs Luggage Storage and Delivery at MIXT Chatuchak

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Travel Guide: Top 10 Beaches in Thailand

The best time for beaches season is summer! We proudly present the top 10 beaches in Thailand here for you when you visit Thailand in the hot weather. These locations should unquestionably be on your bucket list this year. Whether you favor sports like exhilarating surfing or incredible snorkeling in the azure waters, strolling on the white sands and admiring the colorful sunset, or enjoying late-night beach parties, they are here for you with our travel guide below. You will never regret visiting there, even just once.

1. Khlong Muang Beach, Krabi

If you think about visiting a beach in Thailand, the first province you might consider or look up online may be Krabi province. One of the popular beaches there is Khlong Muang Beach, which is only a short distance from the crowded Ao Nang Beach but is the ideal location for those looking for a place where they can find true peace. Islands will be all around you, and you will see the clear, blue water up front. It is a wonderful area to unwind and take a stroll through the beach’s end, where you will be greeted warmly by kind neighbors and fishermen.

2. Railay Beach, Krabi

Take in the limestone cliffs that every climber must encounter throughout their lifetime, as well as the soft, white sand beneath your feet. Railay Beach was initially a fishing village and has become a famous world-class beach because of the stunning limestone cliffs that attract a lot of tourists or those who love outdoor activities to this place. However, the turquoise sea, which has white sand and shallow water, is also a highlight. It is without a doubt the ideal location for swimming, and it is also in Krabi and has a variety of resorts, restaurants, and beach bars.

3. Yanui Beach, Phuket

            Without a doubt, we won’t skip showing you Yanui Beach, a magnificent beach in Phuket. Due to the off-road way, you can get to this location by local automobiles or ATV (if you are comfortable with it), but it is definitely worth a try. There are numerous places to take pictures, but Phuket Swing is the standout because it raises you over the gorgeous sea and sand that are surrounded by cliffs and tiny three-lines. Once you are happy with the sea view, you can proceed to the stunning Black Rock, which is close to this beach, to take in the 360-degree panorama.

4. Silver Beach, Koh Samui

Even though Silver Beach is just a small beach on Koh Samui and not well-known among visitors, it is like a secret destination surrounded by large granite boulders and private sandy areas. You will feel the true nature with tiny fish swimming around your legs. The water is extremely clear and clean; you can see some small sparkles of sunlight on the water surface. It is a perfect spot and worth seeing the sunrise at dawn over the Gulf of Thailand. There are several luxurious and incredible hotel and spa to make your holidays more memorable in Surat Thani.

5. Lamai Beach

Lamai Beach is another island highlight that you should not skip in Surat Thani! The half-moon shape of this beach and its row of coconut trees add to its allure. Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks (Hin Ta Hin Yai), a natural phenomenon of granite caused by erosion, seawater, and heat until it became unique rock formations with a mysterious story, are one of the tourist attractions. The location is perfect for water sports, including sailing and jet skiing.

6. Na Thap Beach

Although this beach does not have any accommodations for overnight stays, people can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities here, such as traveling, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, and more, with full facilities like toilets, dining areas, and relaxation and rest areas powered by photovoltaic systems. The beach’s length is 200 meters, and it is near many tourist spots. Na Thap Beach is in Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park, Surat Thani Province, southern Thailand.

7. Ao Khao Kwai Beach

Visit Aow Khao Kwai Beach in Ranong if you’d prefer something different. The main attraction of this location must be the enormous rock known as Hin Talu, which has a hole in the middle that resembles an arch and has some buried trees on it. When you want to escape the crowds, it’s a terrific area to take pictures and rest. Before you head back, do not forget to take in the sunset.

8. Tawaen Beach, Pattaya

This beach is a popular destination as Coral Island, with a scenic beach, clear water, diverse food, and a ton of water sports, and you can take a speed boat from Pattaya city to Koh Lan. You can enjoy exciting activities like parasailing and sea walking if you would like to try something different. There are 4-5 hotels and spas there to recharge your energy after an exhausting day.

9. Khao Takiab Beach

Khao Takiab Beach is one of the top attractions in Thailand due to the calm and peaceful atmosphere with its clean beach. You can see the Buddha statue and mount as the backdrop of this place, with monkeys to make it more unique. It is not far from the heart of Hua Hin city, and you can easily find something to eat at small local restaurants beside the beach and accommodations near hotels there.

10. Hua Hin Beach

Hua Hin beach is in Hua Hin city, which is simple to find, and it has been the most popular beach for decades, so everyone knows when they come to Prachuap Khiri Khan. You can rent a horse with staff for a ride at the beach entrance, and take a photo of the blue, pink, and purple sky in the evening. After that, you can walk to the Hua Hin night market to find delicious Thai street food and souvenirs to take home.

Now you may get some idea of where your next stop will be in the summer, but if you would not like to carry your heavy and bulky bag during travel, Airportels is pleased to provide you with the services of luggage storage and delivery to your destination safely to make your trip more enjoyable and convenient.

Many Easy Ways to Travel from Don Mueang International Airport to Bangkok Downtown

Although Suvarnabhumi Airport has been operating for many years and served as Thailand’s main international airport, Don Mueang Airport is still a hub for both domestic and international flights, facilitating travelers from various cities to Bangkok. But what can you do when you arrive at this airport on a day when no one picks you up? If this is your problem, don’t worry because today we have the solution. We will show you many easy ways to get from Don Mueang Airport into Bangkok by public transportation without having to deal with anyone.

The MRT Red Line

The new-opening Red Line of Bangkok’s Sky train system is now ready to provide convenience to everyone with the walkway that allows you to connect to the sky train station immediately after landing. You can go there by following the road signs posted along the way. When reaching the station, you can take the train by getting on at platform 3 or 4. The train will take you to Bang Sue Grand Station, Bangkok’s new travel hub, where you can connect to many transportation services such as the MRT Blue Line (Chatuchak Park Station), SRT, Airport Rail Link, and the future high-speed rail system. Right now, the SRT red line consists of 10 stations: Bang Sue Grand Station, Chatuchak, Wat Samian Nari, Bang Khen, Thung Song Hong, Lak Si, Kan Kheha, Don Mueang, Lak Hok, and Rangsit. The red line’s service time is from 5:30 a.m. until midnight, making it one of the best ways to travel from the airport into the heart of Bangkok and connect to other mass transit systems.

New BMTA shuttle services

            It is the service provided by BMTA to facilitate travel from Don Mueang Airport to various routes in Bangkok. There are currently four lines available.

  • A1: Don Mueang International Airport to Mo Chit BTS Station and Mo Chit Terminal. It is suitable for anyone who would like to connect to the sky train system. Buses are available every 15 minutes with a flat rate of 30 THB.
  • A2: Don Mueang International Airport to Chatuchak Park and Victory Monument.Buses are available every 15 minutes with a flat rate of 30 THB.
  • A3: Don Mueang International Airport to Pratunam and Lumphini Park.Buses are available every 30 minutes with a flat rate of 50 THB.
  • A4: Don Mueang International Airport to Khao San Road and Sanam Luang.Buses are available every 30 minutes with a flat rate of 50 THB.

The timetable may not be precise as described here, but there will be buses in service continuously. Besides these 4 lines, other buses are also available, such as;

  • # 29-to Victory Monument, Siam and its terminal is at Hua Lamphong.
  • #59-To Victory Monument and its terminal is at Sanam Luang.
  • #187-to Si Phraya.
  • #510 & 538-to Victory Monument.
  • # 523-to Mo Chit BTS Station.

The advantage of traveling by bus is that it is inexpensive, around ฿10 for a non-air-conditioned one, and there are many lines covering all areas in Bangkok. However, the downsides are that it might take a long time to wait, it is sometimes too crowded, especially during rush hour, and it is not suitable for people with luggage. So, if you would like to avoid such downsides, we have a better option recommended for you.

Airport LimoBus Express 

If price is not something you are concerned about, and you are willing to pay a bit more for the convenience, we would like to recommend you our shuttle service. Our service is one of the good choices for people with luggage. With just ฿150 flat rate, you will be able to travel comfortably on a 33-seater air-conditioned shuttle with free Wi-Fi service throughout the trip.

Our service time is from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., and our shuttle will depart every 30 to 60 minutes. There are currently 2 lines available.

  • Don Mueang-Lumphini Park; this line also passes Ploenchit Station, so you can connect to many transportation options, including the sky train, the subway, and Bangkok BRT.
  • Don Mueang-Khaosan Road; its terminal stop will be at Wat Chana Songkhram, near Khaosan Road.

Khaosan Road is one of the well-known tourist attractions in Bangkok. There are many guesthouses for you to choose, many bars for relaxing, and you can easily visit many other interesting places around.

You can reach our service on the first floor of the arrival terminal (terminal 2, gate 14) or the first floor of the departure terminal (terminal 1, gate 7).

Taxi Services

There is a taxi queue organized for travelers at the airport. There is a waiting area with an additional fee of ฿50 where you can take a seat and watch TV while waiting. However, if you feel that it takes long time to wait, especially during festive period, follow us, we would like to recommend you another taxi stand, although walking further, but surely less crowded.

During crowded conditions, you can get a taxi in front of the Amari Don Mueang Airport Hotel. Please be careful to follow the road signs because the walkway is quite complicated.

One thing to consider when getting a taxi in Bangkok is that some taxis may refuse to take you to the destination for many different reasons depending on the driver. Besides this, sometimes you may have to wait longer than usual for a taxi due to traffic jams, such as during rain or rush hour, and there are many other reasons why there will be fewer taxis than usual. So, if you feel that you can’t wait for a long time, the best thing to do is to find an alternative that is faster and more convenient.

We hope you will have a nice trip and everything will go smoothly. But one more thing: If you are concerned about your luggage, such as not being able to take it with you, “AIRPORTELs” is here to help. We are ready to provide you with a luggage storage service and deliver your luggage safely to any destination. For more details or to book the service online, please click:

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What to Buy in Thailand -22 Best Souvenirs & Gifts

The best souvenirs in Thailand are those that every tourist must buy to give back to relatives and close friends. It is a way to travel to Thailand, a land rich in culture, nature, friendliness of people, elaboration, excellent craftsmanship, which is the highlight, and unique gifts from Thailand , and here are 22 souvenirs that will serve as reminders of Thailand.

Let me give you an example of one of the above souvenirs that stand out and are something that tourists must buy.

1. Thai silk

People in Europe and America will be very interested in silk because it is difficult to buy in foreign countries, but it is generally sold in Thailand. The designs and craftsmanship reflect the culture and tradition very well. It promotes culture as well, making it one of the recommended souvenirs from Thailand.

Price range: THB 125 to THB 5,300

The Best Places to Buy: Jimthomson Surawong, Bangkok

2. Thai handicraft

The Benjarong amulet is a glazed pottery that is painted with enamel using porcelain clay (Porcelain ware), and the clay that is used to make white ware by the part called Benjarong, which is a writing pattern on the work produced with five colors, generally black, white, yellow, red, and green. At present, there are many applications of patterns and colors to have more than these five primary colors. The paints used in the past were those made by calcining minerals mixed with glazes. Draw a pattern on the container before putting it in the kiln until it becomes a beautiful and shiny Benjarong.

Price range: THB 300 – THB 1500

The Best Places to Buy: Chatuchak Market, Bangkok

3. Silver ware

Silver jewelry, which is Lanna wisdom inherited from ancestors from generation to generation, is outstanding, unique and exquisitely beautiful, not inferior to any other jewelry until becoming one of the famous products of Thailand. It is also accepted in the international market.

Price range: THB 300 – THB 1500

The Best Places to Buy: Chatuchak Market, Bangkok

4. Thai boxing shorts

It is known as a popular item on social media, and many tourists flock to buy Muay Thai shorts. It is made up for sale in many tourist attractions because our Muay Thai boxers have made many world-class reputations. Thai martial arts and self-defense techniques are admired around the world until there are many foreign fans. It’s not strange if you buy it back for someone else, because the real thing is only available in Thailand.

Price range: THB 300 to THB 1,300

The Best Places to Buy: Sports shops, Bangkok

5. Pha Khao Ma

One of the characteristics of Thai, Pha Khao Ma is one of the pride that has been with us for many generations. Almost every locality must have it until it becomes a common cloth in the house. Most Thai people use a loincloth as a headdress. Later, Thai men used a cloth to tie the waist (tie the waist) and also applied a variety of uses, such as using it to pack travel luggage, wrap weapons, wear it when taking a bath, wipe the body, and sleep. Call this multipurpose cloth ‘Waist Kian Cloth’ before changing to Linosaur Cloth later.

For a long time, it was spread throughout the country and developed to become a garment attached to the Thai way of life.

Price range: THB 130 to THB 200

The Best Places to Buy: Sampheng, Samphanthawong, Bangkok

6. Coconut Products

No matter what product is made from coconut shells, it can make many foreigners wow, including coconut shell lamps, cutlery, soap dishes, condiment sets, coffee cups, ladles, cups, and many more. The art of coconut shells is beautiful, exotic, and chic. It can be used to decorate the house too. This is another souvenir from local wisdom that will impress the recipient.

Price range: THB 89 to THB 399

The Best Places to Buy: Swanson Food and Beverages or Farmers’ Market, Bangkok

7. Instant noodles

When it comes to popular products in the eBay market, no one knows Mama, Wai Wai, and Yum Yum Quick, which have a large number of orders until they are already a popular product. If foreign friends have the opportunity to visit Thailand. It is a good opportunity to buy back to eat abroad because it arrived with many flavors to choose from, from spicy salad, waterfall, tom yum seafood, and many more. Fill your stomach with a variety of flavors.

Price range: THB 6 to THB 15

The Best Places to Buy: 7- Eleven Convenient Store, Supermarkets in Thailand

8. Elephant pants

Elephant pants are another souvenir about which you can be sure that foreigners will be delighted. Because it is a pant with an elephant pattern that is considered a symbol of Thailand. These pants have many styles with a variety of colors to choose from. And most importantly, it’s very comfortable to wear because the fabric is quite loose. It doesn’t stick to the skin, and it’s also a lightweight fabric that doesn’t feel uncomfortable or hot. Most tourists when they come to Thailand, they wear elephant pants on general travel, sure enough. Of course, some people have to buy them back to their own country or buy them as souvenirs.

Price range: THB 39 to THB 169

The Best Places to Buy: Khao San Road, Bangkok

9. Tuk-Tuk Model

According to the legend that people have always adhered to, foreigners who come to use this type of car can’t define what it is called, so it’s called “tuk-tuk” became the name of this Thai identity car for people around the world since then, Tuk-Tuk can take tourists on a comfortable journey. See the atmosphere of the attractions up close. Sit in the wind against the speed all of them impress foreigners and remember that tuk-tuks are the symbol of traveling in Thailand.

Price range: THB 200 to THB 430

The Best Places to Buy: Salaya, Nakornpatom

10. OTOP processed Thai fruit

Thai fruit is famous abroad. Of course, durian, longan, or any other fruit from our home will be of interest to many foreigners. Products in the processed food category can be purchased at general stores and department stores. It’s very suitable if you bring it as a souvenir for our foreign friends to eat abroad with your family.

Price range: THB 29 to THB 890

The Best Places to Buy: King Power Rangnam, Bangkok


Gifts & souvenirs in Thailand are the gifts that foreigners like and find impressive. It is a unique identity referring to craftsmanship, with the intention of making souvenirs reflecting Thai. There are no other places like this. Therefore, it is not surprising that anyone who visits Thailand has to buy souvenirs to bring back to their loved ones. Of course, if we use the services of Airportels, carrying a lot of luggage will not be a problem anymore.

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