Our final stop was Bangkok, the capital and the most populated city of Thailand. I have visited Bangkok before and I have to admit that I didn’t really enjoy my time there. Bangkok has very limited roads and an awful lot of cars which has resulted in terrible traffic congestion and in turn highly severe air pollution. The heat is oppressive and the air is dusty, all in all it does not compare to the relaxed island life that we enjoyed in Phuket. That being the case, I chose to only spend one night in the capital city. I’d previously been to the Banyan Tree for dinner and had glimpsed the Vertigo Restaurant, this time in Bangkok I wanted the opportunity to dine there and this influenced my decision to spend our one night in Thailand residing at the Banyan Tree Hotel.
The Banyan Tree, in the middle of the bustling city did not let us down in terms of Thai service and style. As usual check in was seamless and the room was stylish and excellent value for money.
The hotel is vast, 61 stories high with numerous different choices for dining and drinks, a spa and health club and
swimming pool. With only one night there, dinner at Vertigo would be our prime experience.
|Roof top pool Situated right at the top of the hotel with a
panoramic view of the city, Vertigo is one of the this best ways to experience Bangkok
The menu is international and offers Asian options alongside steak and seafood. We enjoyed the food there and the portions sizes were huge and very filling!
Vertigo holds well deserved place on the culinary scene in Bangkok though expect prices are higher than the restaurant’s more provincial counterparts.
Moon Bar, adjacent to the restaurant is the perfect location for an after dinner cocktail or glass of champagne.
If you have the time, go for drinks at the Riverside Terrace in the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. The restaurant has an idyllic setting on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and if you fancy some food you can enjoy an international buffet there. A boat frequently crosses the river and can convey you to The Peninsula hotel if you fancy having your dessert there! I didn’t get a chance to do this but it was one of my favourite experiences last time in Bangkok.
Bangkok marked our final destination in glorious, fabulous, magical Thailand and we were sad to head home. It was a once-in-a life time adventure and one I would recommend to anyone.