Centre Point Wireless Road
Travel Blogs from Bangkok
... ornate temples adjacent to these tin and wood shacks that looked
like they wouldn’t withstand any kind of strong wind. As we got closer to the city, we started
seeing the modern, high rise hotels and other large modern buildings looming
behind and above the little shacks. The
contrasting elements of the city continued to amaze me and, although I took a
million photos, the impact of this dramatic contrast ...
As I am flying back to Australia tomorrow I completed my web check-in. I utilised the free business centre room at the hotel, it is well set up. Logged into Thai Airways website on the computer and completed my web check-in and printed out my boarding pass. I had passed a couple of times a street called Convent Road, which intrigued me. I decided to go for walk. I passed St Joseph Convent positioned on a huge block of land, considering this is only a block or two from the CBD, ...
... but the upper rooms were closed.
“It was built for Rama III (King Phranangklao; r 1824-51) in the 1840s in honor of his granddaughter,” according to Lonely Planet. “The design is said to derive from metal temples built in India and Sri Lanka more than 2,000 years ago. The 37 spires represent the 37 virtues that lead to enlightenment.”
In a prayer hall on the Wat Ratchanatda grounds, I observed Thais praying before a giant sitting ...
... being such a great barrier to getting to know people better.
Some of you have noticed that there is sometimes dullness in the eyes of women and children in the developing countries, especially Laos and Cambodia. Perhaps it reflects the poverty that is pervasive or families lost to wars and fighting in the past? Perhaps growing up with communism? I don’t know, but the inner sadness was there.
There are stacks of hawkers everywhere. At first it’s fun, ...
... jewellery, are they all in this together? After giving our tuk tuk further directions we eventually arrived at this jewellery wholesaler to be shown some nice bits (so I'm told) but with firm but polite declination we left empty handed. Our tuk tuk driver then asked that if we had time could he take us to another 'shop' no obligation to buy but he would receive a 'coupon' in return, well at least he was honest, so with nothing better to do found ourselves ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center