Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel is perfectly positioned for productive days and relaxed nights, located just off Sathorn Road on the edge of the CBD. Start each day with an energising swim overlooking the cityscape. Hop on the BRT to a meeting, avoiding the city's notorious traffic. Return to spa unwinding, rooftop dining, and spacious suite bliss with executive privileges at our Sathorn hotel in Bangkok.
10 minutes' walk or one BRT stop from the main Sathorn intersection.
Critically acclaimed ZOOM Sky Bar & Restaurant
Anantara Sathorn, Bangkok features rooms and suites that are spacious, contemporary and full of thoughtful touches among hotels in Sathorn Bangkok. Enjoy unparalleled cityscape views from your private balcony.
Banking Office such as BKK, Kasikorn, TMB, Krungsri are at Empire Building which is about 5-7 minutes walking from the hotel
Central Silom or Silom Complex. Taking taxi about 10 – 15 minutes from the hotel SuperRich is located at 3rd floor in Silom Complex
The Family Mart & several ATM next to 24 hours shop right before the hotel building which is about 30 meter distance from the hotel building
Bangkok is Asia’s most vibrant city, a dazzling contrast in ancient and modern, packed with things to do, see, eat and buy. Although the city has developed rapidly, much of its cultural heritage has been preserved. It is still a city with full of priceless treasures. Here is where modern city life meets Buddhist traditions. The glory of the old Siam is seen in the ancient buildings. One of the most impressive sights for all visitors is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Royal Palace compound, where the temple roofs and golden stupas glitter in the sunshine. But the city is not only worth visiting for its 400 temples, Bangkok is also noted for its huge choice of hotels, dining and entertainment opportunities, and for shopping, in up-market luxury malls, department stores, or bustling open-air markets. From Bangkok, head out for sightseeing tours to many nearby attractions, such as the drive to Kanchanaburi (Bridge over River Kwai), by river cruise or bus to the ancient city Ayutthaya with its impressive ruins, or to Damnoen Saduak with its floating market – just a taste of the wonders to be discovered..
Damnoen Saduak Market
This half-day tour lets you escape the crowded city of Bangkok straight to the two most passionate markets of Thailand. Transfer you to the iconic Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, you will be fascinated with the bustling scenery throughout the canals; be amazed with the lively vendors padding their flat boats piled high with fresh produces, chattering with the shoppers on the banks. Then, venture out on the long-tail boat cruising along these small canals, take part in the bargain for some snacks like real locals’ whist passing by the spectacular and colourful views of traditional Thai life sits on both banks.
Rom-Hub Railway Market
Visit the truly unique Rom Hub Railway Market with train passing through where fresh market stalls lying on both sides of the active railway track! Witness breathing-taking scene when the train approaches, you will be amazed at how quickly all the vendors will fold away their umbrellas or awnings to make rooms for the train which will slowly pass by just a few inches away from you.
Bangkok City Temples Combined The Grand Palace
Visit "Wat Trimitr” which houses the impressive Golden Buddha (5.5 tons of solid gold). Follow with "Wat Pho" Reclining Buddha Temple and the Chedi of the Kings. And the Grand Palace, one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient heritage. It houses various buildings used for different occasions: the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guesthouse, and the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple "Wat Phra Kaew".
(Note: Proper attire is required for the visit to the Grand Palace)
Thais do not shake hands; they ‘wai’ – a gesture made by placing your hands together in front of your face a bowing a little. Generally, you should not wai to a child and a younger person should wai an older person first. However, these rules are possibly a little more flexible as far as a foreigner is concerned, the Thais you wai will generally very much appreciate you delving into the local custom and practice.
The head and feet
In the West a friendly pat on the head, especially of someone younger, is regarded as a friendly gesture, but, in Thailand, any touching of the head will cause offence. Thais regard the head as the highest part of the body – the temple of the body. Touching someone’s head is therefore unacceptable. Whereas the head is the highest point of the body, the feet are the lowest. Do not point at things with your feet, and do not point the palms of your feet at anyone, as this is considered offensive.
Thailand’s national religion is Buddhism (although there are significant numbers of Muslims and a minority group of Christians) and it is very important to be respectful as far as the religion is concerned. Always dress ‘politely’ when entering a temple or religious shrine. As you are on holiday in a hot country, your perspective of polite dress might be colored by the situation you are in. However, shorts, bikinis, tops that show your bare arms, skirts that show your legs, open-toed sandals and generally dirty or unkempt attire is considered inappropriate. In some of the larger temples like Wat Prakeaw guards will actually forbid you from entering if you are dressed inappropriately, and you may have to hire sarongs and strips of material to cover yourself up before being permitted to enter. At the smaller temples you are on your own, however, appropriate attire is expected to be worn to all temples in Thailand.
Buddha images and sculptures are sacred in whatever size or condition. Never climb on a Buddha image, or mimic any image sculpture. There are places where snap shots and photographs are forbidden, do abide by the rule as you may be asked to leave the place. If you can’t cross your legs, don’t sit on the floor in front of temple’s Buddha image – in doing so you will point your feet at the Buddha which is an act of sacrilege.
Buddhist monks are not allowed to touch or be touched by a woman or accept anything a woman might offer. If a woman wants to give something to a monk it must first be given to a man, or put on a piece of cloth. The monk will then drag the cloth to him before picking the item up. Likewise a monk will not shake a man’s hand – that type of contact is forbidden. Monks travel on public transport and require the same respect there as they would receive at the temple. If a bus or train, etc. is crowded and a monk is likely to come into contact with people, do not hesitate to give the monk your seat. Often special seats are allocated for monks.
Around 97% of Thais are Buddhist, but their supernatural inclinations are also deeply entwined with Animism and Hinduism. This is clearly seen through the numerous spirit houses found in every part of Thailand. Spirit houses look like miniature temples set atop tall pedestals. Inside are miniature figures representing the guardian spirit or deity. Besides the teaching of Lord Buddha, many Thais believe in land spirits, tree nymphs and wayward ghosts, among many other kinds of celestials. People pay homage to these guardian spirits by the Thai traditional "wai” gesture along with offerings of flowers, incense sticks, food and water. In return, people believe that these spirits will ensure them future health, prosperity, protection and happiness. Knowing they have pleased the spirits gives people confidence and comfort. Spirit houses should always be respected by foreigners.
The monarchy is revered by all Thais and people will simply will not tolerate any lack respect towards any members of the royal family – past or present. If you come from a culture like that in the United Kingdom, where royals are often in the news and are sometimes subject to criticism, be especially careful. Criticism of the king and royal family is not just frowned upon in Thailand; it is against the law – a punishable offence that is taken very seriously.