Unique insights on the Amari lifestyle brought to you in full colour
A perfect location right in the middle of all the action of Sukhumvit – Amari Boulevard is the ideal place from which to explore this exciting city. Here’s our list of 5 fun things to do in the vicinity.
1) Shop till you drop – Sukhumvit is known for every kind of shopping experience you could imagine – from designer name brands to cool local crafts.
2) Cool off with a drink – Stop off at one of the many beer gardens or local pubs for a sip or two before continuing on – and be sure to take advantage of happy hours in the area.
3) Thai massage – Yes, a massage can be fun – especially when it is a traditional Thai reflexology massage. You will leave refreshed and ready to discover more of the city.
4) Test your palate – Sukhumvit has hundreds of local food stalls where you can test the meddle of your palate with super spicy Thai dishes. But beware – these dishes are not for the faint of heart!
5) Get accessorized – Sukhumvit is great for getting that perfect fitting suit or tailored made dress. And the experience is fun when you’re saving money while feeling like a celebrity.
If you’re planning to celebrate the New Year in Bangkok be sure to remember the following things to make your night smooth and fun.
Be aware of your surroundings – This sounds obvious – but with all those libations it’s easy to lose track of what’s going on around you.
Choose where to party wisely – Expect enormous crowds if you’re going to any of the big celebrations. Consider a more low key party at a local restaurant or pub to keep things simple.
Expect to pay more for taxis – Taxis are notorious for charging exorbitant prices when celebrations end. Consider a place within a short walk of your hotel for festivities.
Take advantage of the BTS SkyTrain – The BTS is open a little later on New Year’s Eve (closes around 2AM) so consider it instead of expensive taxis.
Party responsibly – We don’t mean to be a downer – but this time of the year is known for a spike in traffic accidents so be vigilant and always have a designated driver.
Like being reborn again after hours of air travel - you enter a foreign land so different that your pulse begins to accelerate in anticipation of the events to come.
You exit the airport to an intense heat that nearly takes your breath away - then you realize it is only 10pm.
The frantic traffic is like organized chaos with no rules - yet things seem to function as the cabby cruises at blinding speeds.
Adrenaline is your only source of energy at first.
Somehow you manage to stay alert and yearn to check out what’s going on. You emerge onto the streets of Bangkok; sensory overload.
The sights, smells and sounds overtake you almost as much as the heat. Tuk tuks whiz by at break neck speed – while motorbikes skillfully negotiate solid traffic jams with precision.
The city is alive with people moving as in mass. Food carts line the streets with unique fare that tantalizes the senses.
The next day jet lag hits you and you feel as a mere mortal once again. But you continue on out of sheer determination. Everything seems as though it’s backwards - yet you feel welcomed and safe no matter where you go.
Welcome to Bangkok.
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