Travelstories from Bangkok Post
Updated: 12 hours 3 min ago
Brisbane is generally not the first city that comes to mind when people think of Australia. Tourists may even skip it altogether for a busier metropolis like Sydney or the artsy Melbourne. But a recent trip to this capital of Queensland became a revelation of what we've been missing out on.
All along the Chao Phraya, from Bangkok Noi in the capital to Bang Kruai in Nonthaburi, are several old temples and communities that have stood for more than two centuries. These sites are mentioned in the works of Sunthon Phu, the great poet who lived during the reigns of King Rama I through to King Rama IV (1786-1855).
The prime area between Wireless Road and Soi Ruamrudee is home to several upscale hotels. Keeping up with the steep competition, Conrad Bangkok, a veteran in the district, boasts recently refurbished guest accommodations and facilities. The facelifted interior subtly but beautifully blends Thai elegance with modern feel and practicality.
Airports of Thailand Plc will on Aug 6 launch a smartphone app to provide travellers with check-in and baggage information, product discounts and hotel and taxi reservation services.
Footpaths on the famous tourist strip of Khao San Road will be revamped, with clear vendor zoning established to ensure orderliness and safety, according to City Hall.