Where to Find a Public Phone or Free Wi-Fi in Bangkok When You Urgently Need It

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A public phone and free Wi-Fi might be something you’ll ever think of using no matter if you’re in your country or staying in any foreign country. Why? Because you already have your own mobile phone with a SIM card that comes with an internet package. So, you’re likely to see no necessity to use the public phone But who knows? Your friend might accidently get hit on the head by a stone and knocked unconscious or your daughter might have food poisoning and at that moment, unfortunately, you’re out of credit and/or you can’t use the internet any longer.

In that case, if you happen to be at a place where public phones or free Wi-Fi is available (and you’re aware of its availability in that place), you’d be able to contact other person or a related center or organization that can help them. That’s why you need to know where such services are provided, just in case. This article presents where to find them in Bangkok in the case that you urgently need it.

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Public phones

Public phones, although you can hardly see them these days, are available at most department stores in Bangkok and they’re usually installed near the rest rooms. So, if you know where the rest rooms are, it’s 97.123456789% possible that you’ll find the public phones. Sometimes you might also see some public phone booths on a footpath. Whenever and wherever you see them, you’re encouraged to memorize their location.

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As for the free Wi-Fi, most of the time it is available at a number of coffeehouses and department stores. Besides, the major tourist attractions in Bangkok that has free Wi-Fi include Sanam Luang, the Grand Palace, Khao San Road, Chatuchak Market, MBK Center, Central World, Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery.

The free Wi-Fi can also be found at the airports, BTS and MRT stations and some transport stations. Check to see if any free Wi-Fi network appears in the list of available networks on your phone. Usually, the names of the free Wi-Fi networks contain the words “Free Wi-Fi” so you should be able to recognize them at once.

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By the way, remember that this kind of service isn’t and never is totally free as you’d probably have thought it is. It’s “conditionally free”. This means you must do something first in order to be able to use the internet.

AIS free Wi-Fi service

If you find the AIS free Wi-Fi service, you must register for a username and a password in order to access the network. However, with this service, you can only use the internet for a limited period per login. In order to re-access the network, you need to log in to it again. The major mobile operators in Thailand, namely, AIS, dtac, TrueMove H and TOT, all provide free public Wi-Fi services in many areas of Bangkok.

You can check them out on your phone, or if you run into a sign with the word “Free Wi-Fi” preceded by a mobile operator’s name, or similar, that means the free Wi-Fi is available there.

What You Need to Know About MRT

(MRT) Blue Line

MRT is one of the modern transport systems adopted in Thailand. Basically, it works in the same way as BTS, but it is run by a different organization. The former is run by the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand while the latter is partly run by the Bangkok Mass Transit System. Just like BTS, MRT helps improve the lives of people in Bangkok. The railways are above or below the street level.

People can use MRT to go to their workplaces during the rush hours without having to be worried that they might get stuck in a traffic jam. For travelers who aren’t familiar with MRT yet, you’re encouraged to read this article to have some general knowledge of how it works. This is for your own benefits. By knowing how MRT works and the places each of its stations connects, you can enjoy your trip as much as you want.

MRT Purple Line

MRT stands for Metropolitan Rapid Transit. Its operating hours are from 6am to 12am of every day. It currently has 2 lines in operation: Blue Line and Purple Line. The former runs from Lak Song to Tao Poon. The latter runs from Tao Poon to Khlong Bang Phai. The two lines connect at Tao Poon.

MRT Stations

There are currently 45 stations. 30 are along the Blue Line and 15 are along the Purple Line. The stations along the Blue Line are Lak Song, Bang Khae, Phasi Charoen, Petchkasem 48, Bang Wa, Bang Phai, Tha Phra, Itsaraphap, Sanam Chai, Sam Yot, Wat Mangkorn, Hua Lamphong, Sam Yan, Silom, Khlong Toei, Queen Sirikit Convention Center, Sukhumvit, Petchaburi, Phra Ram 9, Thailand Cultural Center, Huai Khwang, Sutthisan, Ratchadapisek, Ladprao, Phaholyothin, Chatuchak Park, Kamphaeng Phet, Bang Sue and Tao Poon. The stations along the Purple Line are Tao Poon, Bang Son, Wong Sawang, Yaek Tiwanon, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi Civic Center, Bang Krasor, Yaek Nonthaburi 1, Saphan Phra Nangklao, Sai Ma, Bangrak Noi-Tha It, Bangrak Yai, Bang Phlu, Sam Yaek Bang Yai, Talat Bang Yai and Khlong Bang Phai.


MRT and BTS connect at Phaholyothin, Chatuchak Park and Sukhumvit. MRT and the Airport Rail Link connect at Petchaburi.

MRT provides a stored value card and it’s called “MRT card” which works in the same way as the Rabbit of BTS. Any value that is added to the card is valid for 30 days. The card, however, expires 2 years after the last top-up date.

Keep in mind that pets aren’t allowed in MRT unless they come with the blind. Besides, food and drinks aren’t allowed in MRT, either.

An important thing that needs mentioned here is whether MRT has a toilet. The answer is yes, but you aren’t likely to be able to notice it. The toilet isn’t easily noticeable. If you really need to use it, you should inform a security guard or any other staff person and he/she will take you to where it is.

Elevators are available at all stations but a priority must be given to those in more need than you are.


Recently, 5 stations have been put into operation: Wat Mangkorn, Sam Yot, Sanam Chai, Itsaraphap and Tha Phra. Currently, you can get to these stations for free. They connect to some major tourist attractions such as Wat Mangkorn, Yaowarat, Sao Chingcha, Museum Siam etc. It’s a good idea to check out these attractions if you haven’t done so.

I Need to Get My Luggage Wrapped!! Where Can I Do That?

Sometimes you will definitely need to get your luggage wrapped. The plane landed around forty-five minutes ago. Now you’re at Suvarnabhumi Airport waiting for your luggage so you can finally leave the airport and head for your company. All passengers’ luggage is being transported on a carousel at the baggage claim.

Luggage wrapping service at the airport

Once your luggage has arrived, you find that one of the corners of your travel bag is broken and the front part has a few noticeable scratches. Luckily, none of the items you put in the bag aren’t affected. But you can’t deny the truth: you’ve lost that bag! You bought it for 2,500 baht. That’s quite expensive for a travel bag. This means, for your next trip, you’ll have to buy a new one. You feel upset and want to complain about this to the airline. But you don’t have enough time as you need to reach your office as soon as possible.

While getting to the exit, you notice some travelers towing their luggage firmly wrapped with plastic. Actually, you’ve seen plastic-wrapped luggage many times, but you’ve never thought the plastic wrap would be necessary for you. Now you come up with an idea that you’ll get your luggage wrapped next time so you can use it for as long as possible. But you’ve never done this before. You wonder where you can get the wrapping done.

Luggage wrapping service

Luggage wrapping service at Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Actually, the luggage wrapping service is available at an area so close to you. If you’ve been to Suvarnabhumi International Airport many times, you should have noticed some spots with a reddish box. Those are where this service is provided. But if you’re hardly an air traveler and/or you’ve never used the service before, find this kind of spot. The staff will wrap your luggage firmly.

Most of the main airports in Thailand has this kind of service. At Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the wrapping service can be found on the 4th floor. That’s the international departures area. Don Mueang International Airport has this service on the 1st floor of the T1 (International Departures) building.

At Chiang Mai International Airport, you can get your luggage wrapped on the 1st floor of both domestic and international terminals. And if your flight departs from Phuket International Airport, you can use the wrapping service at the international terminal.

Plastic wrap

Wrap your luggage by yourself

However, do you know you can also wrap your luggage by yourself? The plastic wrap is sold at a lot cheaper price at some grocery or stationery stores or some home improvement retailers such as HomePro. That’s right. It’s cheaper. One plastic roll can wrap several bags.

By doing it by yourself, you can save your money for your trip. Besides, this seems to be an inevitable option for those who depart from an airport without this kind of service provided. Be that as it may, don’t forget to wrap your luggage firmly. Make sure the plastic is thick enough to prevent your luggage from getting damaged.

Now you know where you can get your luggage wrapped or where to buy the plastic wrap. You can then travel with peace of mind. For those who are still making decisions, read the article entitled 5 Reasons Why Wrapping Your Luggage Before a Flight Is a Must to give yourself some ideas of what might happen if you don’t wrap your luggage.

FAQs About BTS

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BTS is a kind of transport system that has recently been used in Bangkok. With it, the lives of many people in Bangkok have become much easier. Obviously, you don’t have to get yourself stuck in a traffic jam on a street. Why? Because the BTS railways are elevated above the street level.

It’s convenient and can take you to your workplace within an hour or two. For a traveler like you, BTS is one of the best ways to travel within and around the central part of Bangkok. So, having some knowledge of BTS will definitely be very useful to you. This article presents all necessary information you need to know about BTS in the form of FAQs.

What does BTS stand for?

BTS stands for Bangkok Mass Transit System which is the title of the company that operates it.

How many lines are there?

There are currently 2 lines in total: Sukhumvit Line and Silom Line. The former runs from Ha Yaek Lad Prao to Kheha. The latter runs from the National Stadium and to Bang Wa.

Where do both lines connect?

They connect at Siam.

BTS SkyTrain on cityscape,BTS

How many stations are there?

There are currently 44 stations in total. 36 are along the Sukhumvit Line and 13 are along the Silom Line. The stations along the Sukhumvit Line are Ha Yaek Lad Prao, Mochit, Saphan Khwai, Ari, Sanam Pao, Victory Monument, Phayathai, Ratchathewee, Siam, Chidlom, Ploenchit, Nana, Asok, Phrom Phong, Thonglor, Ekkamai, Phra Khanong, Onnut, Bang Chak, Punnawithi, Udomsuk, Bangna, Bearing, Samrong, Puchao, Chang Erawan, Royal Thai Navy Academy, Pak Nam, Srinagarindra, Phraek Sa, Sai Luat and Kheha. The stations along the Silom Line are National Stadium, Siam, Ratchadamri, Sala Daeng, Chong Nonsi, Surasak, Saphan Taksin, Krung Thonburi, Wongwian Yai, Pho Nimit, Talat Phlu, Wutthakat and Bang Wa.

BTS Skytrain area,BTS

For how long can we stay inside BTS?

We can stay inside BTS for 120 minutes. You’ll be fined if you stay longer than that.

Are there any toilets in each station?

Yes, there are but they aren’t easily noticeable and are meant for passengers who really need to use them.

Does BTS connect to MRT?

Yes, it does. The former connects to the latter at Ha Yaek Lad Prao, Mochit and Asok.

Does BTS connect to the Airport Rail Link?

Yes, it does. They connect at Phayathai.

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Does BTS provide a stored value card?

Yes, it does. This card is called “Rabbit”. Any value you add to this card lasts 30 days.

What is the lifetime of a Rabbit card?

A Rabbit card is valid for 7 years after the issuance date.

If we change our destination, do we have to pay an extra fee?

You have to pay an extra fee only when the price for the station where you get off is more than your original destination.

Who can we contact in case of any problem?

The security guards and staff people in the ticket rooms can help you.


What are the operating hours of BTS?

BTS operates from 6am to 12am every day.

Are pets allowed in BTS?

No, they aren’t unless they come with the blind.

Does BTS have an elevator?

Yes, it does. An elevator is available at all stations except Saphan Taksin.

What should we do if we drop our belongings on the railway track?

Never pick up the fallen belongings. You should ask the security guard for help. This is for your own safety.

Are Luggage Lockers Useful for You ? Some Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Luggage Lockers

blank advertising billboard,Luggage Lockers

A luggage locker, sometimes called a luggage storage, is a lockable closet or compartment typically placed in a public area for general use. It gives you small space for storing your bags, books, stationery, documents or other stuff.

We usually see them in schools, gymnasiums and health clubs. But you might also see some on a footpath such as the yellow lockers placed on the skywalk near Phaholyothin Station or the pink ones on the pathway connecting Phayathai Station to the Airport Rail Link.

These are cash-operated lockers meant mainly for travelers who don’t want to tow or carry their luggage all the time. Their space is generally bigger than general lockers.

They’re available at a reasonable price and you don’t need a key to open them as they’re controlled by a computer. To use them, in general, you need to insert coins or notes in the amount specified by the computer, depending on the size of the locker you choose. Sounds good, right? But are they really useful?

Here are some advantages and disadvantages for you to consider:

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The luggage lockers are useful when you have a lot of luggage and want to travel without having to take the luggage with you. So, you can just deposit it in one of these lockers and go anywhere “with freedom” enjoying your shopping as much as you want.

Besides, the luggage lockers are available with flexible pricing. The price depends on the size you choose. So, if you have only a few bags, you’ll pay less than those who deposit more than you do. The price also depends on how long you deposit your luggage. The longer you do it, the more you pay.

By using the luggage lockers, you don’t have to be worried that your luggage might be affected by harsh weather such as heavy rain.

Also, imagine you arrive in Bangkok during the Songkran festival. Your hotel is close to Sala Daeng Station but you want to join Songkran before check-in because it’s the right time to do so.

People are having fun on the road and you don’t want to waste your time because Songkran is the reason why you come to Bangkok. If you don’t deposit your bags, you won’t be able to play Songkran.

women using the locker service

Disadvantages of Using Luggage Lockers

However, there are some drawbacks. Each locker has limited space. One locker might not be enough for all your bags. So, if all can’t be put in one locker, you’ll have to pay for more. Otherwise, you’d have to take the rest of the luggage with you.

Also, the minimum price is the rate for 2 hours. So, although you want to deposit your bag for only 30 minutes, you still have to pay for 2 hours. This can sometimes be expensive.

If you realize you left something important inside one of your bags, you can’t come back and temporarily open the locker. That means you’d have to repay for the deposit service again. So, you need to make sure you take important stuff with you before closing the lockers.

In short, depositing your stuff in luggage lockers is useful but you should also be aware of the cons of this kind of service so it won’t make you feel upset for the rest of your trip. For a detailed instruction on how to use a luggage locker, go to A Guide to Using a Luggage Locker.

A Guide to Using a Luggage Locker

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Cash-operated luggage lockers are luggage-storing tools that have been made available in many countries for some time. In Thailand, however, their availability has just started. They are becoming more and more popular as they are quite convenient and allow travelers to go anywhere freely, not having to carry or tow their luggage with them.

However, the luggage lockers have both advantages and disadvantages. You’re encouraged to read Are Luggage Lockers Useful for You? first so you can decide if you should use them. This article provides you with the steps in using the luggage lockers. Two brands of the luggage lockers will be mentioned here: B-Locker and Lock Box.

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How to use the luggage lockers B-Locker

The luggage lockers of B-Locker are placed on the pathway connecting Phayathai BTS Station and the Airport Rail Link. They are pink. Two options are available for this service: depositing and retriever luggage.

Depositing your luggage

1. Before using the luggage lockers of B-Locker, a staff person will scan your luggage for security reasons.

2. Walk to the computer screen and choose “Deposit”. While you’re using the screen, your face will be recorded. In that area, there are CCTV cameras. This is also for security reasons.

3. Then, choose your space. The space you can put your luggage in is shown in green. Any spaces that are already occupied are shown in red. Before choosing your space, check to see which space has a size that suits the size of your luggage. Two sizes are available: M and L.

4. After choosing the space you want, set your password. It must be easy for you to remember and must not be easy to guess.

5. The computer will let you fill in your citizen ID number if you’re a Thai or the phone number you use as you stay in Thailand if you’re a foreigner.

6. Then, pay the service fee. You can choose to deposit your luggage on an hourly or a daily basis. The fee starts from 50 baht which is the rate for 3 hours. That is, if you want to deposit your luggage for only 2 hours, you still have to pay the fee for 3 hours.

After 3 hours, you’ll be charged 20 baht per hours. If you want to deposit your luggage on a daily basis, the fee is 400 baht per day. Then, insert your money. The machine accepts both coins and notes.

7. Once the entire amount has been paid, the lid of your chosen space will be unlocked automatically.

8. Keep your luggage in that space. Make sure you take all your necessary stuff out and take it with you.

9. Close the lid.

Retrieving your luggage

1. On the computer screen, choose “Retrieve”.

2. Then, fill in the number of your space.

3. Fill in the password you set earlier. If you come after 2 hours, you have to pay an extra fee. After that, the lid of your space will be unlocked automatically.

4. Take out all your luggage and close the lid.


– The luggage lockers of B-Locker operate between 8am and 10pm. After 10pm, you won’t be able to unlock your space.

– Don’t put food with a strong smell in the lockers.

– In case of any problem, contact a staff person. Behind the lockers is a control room where the staff person stays. From there, the staff person will observe the locker but he/she won’t be able to take your belongings.

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How to use the luggage lockers of Lock Box

The luggage lockers of Lock Box are yellow. They’re placed in 3 locations: inside Chatuchak MRT Station, inside Makkasan ARL Station and on the pathway that connects Silom MRT Station and Sala Daeng BTS Station.

Depositing your luggage

1. First, walk to the computer screen. While you’re using the screen, your face will be recorded. In that area, there are CCTV cameras. This is for security reasons.

2. Then, choose the space you want. Before that, check to see which space has a size that suits the size of your luggage. Four sizes are available: S, M, L and ML.

3. Choose whether you want to deposit your luggage on an hourly or a daily basis.

4. The machine will let you set your password. You’re encouraged to choose one that you can remember. It must not be too easy to guess.

5. Then, pay the service fee. The fee starts from 20 baht per day and 160 baht per day. Insert your money. The machine accepts both coins and notes.

6. After paying the fee, your chosen space will be unlocked automatically.

7. Keep your luggage in that space. Make sure you take all your necessary stuff out and take it with you.

8. Close the rid.

Lock Box self service storage

Retrieving your luggage

1. Walk to the computer. Choose “Retrieve”.

2. Choose the space you want to unlock on the screen.

3. Fill in the correct password. If you come after 3 hours, you have to pay an extra fee. After that, the lid of your space will be unlocked automatically.

4. Take out all your luggage and close the lid.


– The luggage lockers of Lock Box at Chatuchak MRT Station and Makkasan ARL Station operate during the operating hours of MRT and ARL, but the lockers on the pathway connecting Silom MRT Station and Sala Daeng BTS Station operates 24 hours.

– Don’t put food with a strong smell in the lockers.

9 Money Changers in Bangkok That Offer Best Exchange Rates

Exchanging money is one of the things you have to do before a trip to a foreign country and most of the time exchanging money at a good rate allows you to enjoy your trip as much as you want. So, saying that money exchange is a kind of investment is probably not an exaggeration.

You invest your money in exchange for your happiness in a foreign country. The banks are common places where you can exchange your money into other currency. But there are also other dealers who offer a currency exchange service. You can find many of them in many areas crowded with foreigners, especially those in Bangkok. However, not all of them offer a good rate. In this article, you’ll find 9 most popular dealers in Bangkok with best exchange rates.


1. SuperRich (orange)

This is one of the most popular dealers in Thailand. When talking about money exchange, people, both Thai and foreign, often think of SuperRich with orange shops, compared with the other SuperRich which has green shops. It is the first private company that offers a money exchange

Its head office is located at Soi Ratchadamri 2. It has branch offices at Soi Wipawadee 22, Silom, Silom Complex, Pantip Plaza Pratunam, MBK Center, Bangkok Hospital, The Mall Bang Krapi, Central Ladprao, Central Bangna and some other places. SuperRich (orange) also offers a money exchange service at Siam Square BTS Station, Chidlom BTS Station, Nana BTS Station, Asok BTS Station, Onnut BTS Station, Mochit BTS Station, Sukhumvit MRT Station, Phra Ram 9 MRT Station, Suvarnabhumi ARL Station and Phayathai ARL Station.

Superrich (Green)

2. SuperRich (green)

Although called SuperRich just like the above, this is a different dealer. Its business is run by other company. Its head office is located at Ratchadamri. It offers a money exchange service at major places including Siam Paragon, Emporium, Future Park, Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Central Pinklao.

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3. Twelve Victory

Another good choice managed by Thai people. Its branches are in all regions of Thailand. In Bangkok, you can find some at Soi Pradiphat 2, JJ Mall, Soi Thonglor, Siam Paragon, Central Chidlom, Central Westgate, Future Park, The Street Ratchada etc. You can also find some other branches at Phrom Pong BTS Station, Ploenchit BTS Station, Phayathai BTS Station, Ekkamai BTS Station etc.

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4. X ONE Currency

X ONE is also another dealer with a good rate of money exchange. It is located on Surawong Road in the district of Bang Rak.

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5. Vasu Exchange

This money changer is located near Nana BTS Station.

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6. K79 Exchange

In Bangkok, this dealer can be found at Onnut BTS Station.

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7. ESOL Money

The shop of this money changer is located close to the Huai Khwang District Office.

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8. Siam Exchange

One of its branch offices can be found near National Stadium BTS Station.

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9. Value Plus+

The places where you can find its branches include Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Siam Paragon, Central Ladprao and Thaniya Silom.

These are the most popular dealers in Bangkok often mentioned by many people. Before choosing a dealer, always compare the exchange rates unless you don’t have many choices. Remember to exchange money before you fly as you might not have a chance to find a dealer with a good exchange rate in the country you’re going to go to.

The best sim cards for tourist’s in Thailand

SIM cards in Thailand

Getting a local sim card when you travel to Thailand is highly recommended. The Internet is very important to most of us these days and it can improve your travel quality if you have access to the local networks. You can search for directions, look up the most popular attractions or update your social media accounts all while you are abroad.

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However, the problem is that you might not be familiar with the local service providers, so AIRPORTELs has gathered all the information you need to help you get connected while you are in Thailand. There are 3 big companies who provide signal service in Thailand. There is AIS (the green one), True (the red one), and DTAC (the blue one). As a result, the most common problem is knowing which company you should choose. Therefore, AIRPORTELs will explain some of the main benefits of each company and package clearly for you.

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Get the best deals

The package that we will elaborate on is the package for 299 THB from each of the three companies. All packages offer unlimited internet with a maximum speed of up to 2.5 GB for 8 days except for AIS who offer only 7 days. You will get 100 THB call credit. It costs 0.99 THB per minute for DTAC and True while it costs 1 THB per minute for AIS.

Since there is only a slight difference in the packages from each company, there is one more thing to consider which the internet speed is. According to speedtest.net, AIS ranked first in THAILAND’S FASTEST MOBILE NETWORKS 2016 AWARD. It’s followed by True and then DTAC. AIS won with the upload speed and download speed of 21.36 and 12.41 Mbps while True just lost out with 20.79 and 11.15 Mbps. DTAC came in at speeds of 17.98 and 9.35Mbps.


Finally, the last thing you want to consider is the privileges that come with using a particular company. We have listed below some of the affiliated companies who offer promotions to customers of each sim card provider.

Promotions from SIM card providers


  • Madame Tussauds Bangkok
  • SEA LIFE Bangkok
  • Central Department Stores
  • Grab services


  • Insurance
  • BTS
  • McDonald’s
  • Dairy Queen
  • Dean & Deluca
  • Take Me Tour
  • Cookly
  • Ran Tai

If your internet quota is finished or you haven’t bought a sim card, many of the main airports and shopping malls in Thailand have free Wi-Fi services. For those who travel through Suvarnabhumi International Airport, you can connect to the free Wi-Fi after you fill out a short online form which is quick and easy.

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At Suvarnabhumi airport, AIRPORTELs are located on B Floor which is the same floor as the Airport Rail Link to Bangkok city centre. For Luggage Storage, AIRPORTELs guarantees the best price at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

No matter the size or weight of your luggage, we offer the same price: 100 THB per day!

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Customers can entrust leaving their luggage with AIRPORTELs as we consider safety and customer satisfaction our highest priorities. Your luggage will be kept in a proper storage room with 24-hour security.

Finally, AIRPORTELs is willing to take care of electronic devices such as laptops or sports equipment such as bicycles. Our service provides insurance of up to 100,000 THB on all items, available for both short term and long term storage.

Luggage Storage at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) – AIRPORTELs Thailand

Price and Promotion 2018 | AIRPORTELs Luggage Storage Service

Famous Bangkok Riverside Shopping – Chao Phraya River

Bangkok City, Thailand, is one of the most famous shopping destinations for tourists from all around the globe. They can get almost everything they need in this city. Bangkok riverside shops and local markets for wholesale and retail items offer reasonable prices you can buy for yourself or pick something up for friends and family members.

Bangkok Riverside

As you may know, there are a lot of shopping malls in Bangkok, but getting to know local Bangkok riverside shopping places may give you a new shopping experience you’ve never had before.

Bangkok Riverside

People come to the city for different reasons, some people come to Bangkok just for food, some people come for its variety of culture and of course, some people come for shopping.

Let’s explore some famous riverside shopping places in Bangkok where you will never get bored.

Asiatique: The Riverfront

Asiatique proudly presents Thai living style along the Chao Phraya Bangkok riverside.

Asiatique is the first great riverside shopping mall in Bangkok that includes shopping places, food and other activities all in one place. That makes this location more unique and interesting than the others. You can also touch the scent of Thai culture and modernity at the same time while enjoying your time here. Asiatique is divided into three main shopping districts.

Bangkok Riverside

Charoen Krung District: the new high way to the modernity of the country.  Here, you will find old-fashioned and new culture clashing together. More than 1,000 retailors are waiting for you to shop here.

Town Square District: a mix of Thai and Western cultures presented through international food. You can also find sports and activity courts here.

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Factory District: the area to present fashion works, cool restaurants and other product retailers.

More Information: http://www.asiatiquethailand.com/

Tha Phra Chan

This place welcomes you to come from seven o’clock in the morning until five in the evening. Tha Phra Chan market is not far from the emerald Buddha temple or Wat Phra Kaew. You will find a bunch of amulets which attracts people to come here.

Klong San

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If you are looking for low-cost outfits, you are right to be here. No matter what kind of clothes you want, you can get them here. Klong San market is a very energetic market. Thai people always come here to get their clothes for themselves, their kids, and their parents. There are different sizes of shops located near the river until the main road. Not only clothes, but you can also get some fresh food and local desserts for yourself.

River City Bangkok 

If you are interested in antique objects, this place is right for you. Not only Thai people love to come here, but also foreigners who come for its well-known objects. You can also find an art gallery where the bidding for its contemporary arts takes place.  Around River City, you can also find plenty of restaurants that offer Thai and international foods. You can enjoy the view of the river while enjoying the food.

More Information: http://www.rivercitybangkok.com/en


Sampeng is considered to be the original market of China Town. Chinese people migrated to this area and built their permanent homes here. After that, they started commerce. While you enjoy shopping, you can also see old buildings along the street. There are different types of delicious foods to eat, clothes and Chinese medications are sold here. You will definitely enjoy walking around, tasting some food, buying whatever you want or what you don’t even want because of the attraction itself.

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Chao Phraya River Bangkok

Now, you have known some best places to go for shopping. As you can see that most of these places are local markets where people try to maintain Thai culture and life style while the others are mixtures of the southern Asia and western which are good combinations toward the globalization.

Hopefully, you will have some ideas to explore some of these places on your weekends and get yourself, your friends and your couples a bunch of ultimate stuffs you want and don’t forget to share these places to whomever you love to come and see the place themselves.

These are only some great destinations we shared with you, yet there are a lot more places waiting for you to visit. We hope to share new more shopping places opening in Bangkok City very soon.

Enjoy your shopping! 

Places to Visit around Siam instead of Shopping – BKK City Centre

Siam is very famous for shopping. There are many shopping malls in this area; Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, Siam Center, Siam Square One, Central World and MBK Centre are all located in very close proximity to each other.

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With all these malls, you can start to feel overwhelmed with shopping, and you might want to give it a break. Luckily there are some hidden gems tucked away around Siam.

AIRPORTELs lists 4 places to visit if you’re bored with shopping in Siam.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

The largest aquarium in South East Asia lies under one of the most popular shopping malls in Thailand. It is on B floor of Siam Paragon. It’s suitable for every type of tourist. Many sea creatures are there waiting for you to discover.

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It’s open every day from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. You can spend around two hours there. There are many interesting shows in the aquarium. You can check the showtimes at the official SEA LIFE BANGKOK website before visiting the aquarium.

More information: http://www.sealifebangkok.com/en/

Madame Tussauds Bangkok

The most famous wax museum in the world is also here in Bangkok. You will have a chance to meet and greet with celebrities from all over the world on the 6th floor of Siam Discovery. You will meet the most realistic wax models, so real that you might find it difficult to distinguish between the real one and the model. It’s open 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM every day.

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Visiting Madame Tussauds Bangkok takes approximately an hour. There is an exclusive promotion where you can get a cheaper price for visiting both SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. 

More information: https://www.madametussauds.com/

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC)

It’s a place that art lovers shouldn’t miss, and even if you’re not an “art person”, it’s a place to have a well-spent afternoon. The exhibitions are constantly rotating so be sure to check the current exhibition at BACC official website.

The most important thing is it’s free. It’s open every day except Monday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The exhibits in BACC are mostly fine arts from Thai artists and sometimes from international artists.

More Information: http://en.bacc.or.th/

Jim Thompson House

A traditional Thai house located in the heart of bustling Siam, this relic is the former home of Jim Thompson, an American businessman who lived in Thailand during the 1950s and 1960s and was famous for revitalising the Thai Silk industry.

The house is filled with many valuable Thai arts. It’s open every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

More Information: http://www.jimthompsonhouse.com/

mbk center,bag deposit,

If you plan to visit any of these attractions around siam, you can drop off your luggage first at AIRPORTELs MBK Centre counter around Siam. We are located on the 6th floor and prices start from as little as 100 THB per day for Luggage Storage, regardless of size or weight. We can also send your luggage directly from MBK Centre to the airport or your hotel.

You can make an online booking in a matter of moments and be on your way to enjoy the Siam area.

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