Destination of the week: Bangkok

You haven’t seen anything yet until you’ve been to Bangkok, land of all things fun. The people are loving, the markets are great and the food is so delicious and full of flavour and to be honest until you have had Thai food in Bangkok you haven’t really had Thai food. If that doesn’t capture your attention the 200-year-old village homes, great Buddhist temples and its rich culture will. Explore Bangkok streets to your heart content, stroll through Chinatown and come face to face with a live Chinese opera performance or explore the local nightlife and make nights to remember.


The stunning Okura Prestige, Bangkok is situated in the city’s leading commercial district and a great place to stay, conveniently located for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel embraces an Asian design that harmonizes Japanese and Thai cultures, and boasts cutting-edge facilities and Okura’s original hospitality.

 Okura Prestige

All 240 rooms and suites enjoy impressive views of the Bangkok skyline through e-coated triple-glazed windows, and are located above the 26th floor.  The hotel dawns Asian designs that harmonize Japanese and Thai cultures, furnishings and modern conveniences. Ensuring calmness and comfort is essential to the hotels principles, so you’re sure to have an enjoyable and personalized stay. Guests staying on the Club floor will have access to a comprehensive breakfast buffet, refreshment throughout the day, as well as complimentary evening cocktails at the Club Lounge.

Okura Prestige

The Deluxe Suite is one of the hotels most prestige suites and is comprised of 80 square metres of understated, elegant style. Details that stand out the most are the suites dual aspect floor-to-ceiling windows and triumphant architectural form .The suite is split between a spacious bedroom and casual living/dining area and also features an expansive bathroom complete with separate shower room and a solid terrazzo bathtub.

Okura Prestige Suit

Bangkok is the massage capital of the world being and according to the teachings of traditional Thai healing; the use of herbs and massage should be part of a regular health-and-beauty regimen. There is definitely a wide variety of spas to choose from and style of massage depending on want to focus on the medical aspects or the sensory.A great spa to try out while in Bangkok is the sophisticated Spa 1930, the menu is very simply including face, body care and body massages, and soothing scrubs and massage oils.


Nahm restaurant is one of Bangkok’s beat Thai restaurants and according to critics the best restaurant in all of Asia in 2014. It is run by Australian chef-author David Thompson, who using his  ancient cookbooks as his inspiration has given new life to dishes such as 'smoked fish curry with prawns, chicken livers, cockles and black pepper'.

Nahm Restaurant

Wat Phra Kaew also called Temple of the Emerald Buddha is a phenomenal site to see in Bangkok and includes the former residence of the Thai monarch, the Grand Palace. The grounds of this compound were consecrated in 1782 (the first year of Bangkok rule) and is one of Bangkok’s largest tourist attractions to date. It is also a pilgrimage destination for devout Buddhists and nationalists. More than 100 buildings reside in this 94.5-hectare grounds, which represent 200 years of royal history and architectural experimentation.

What Phra

The Emerald Buddha is housed in a beautifully decorated chapel and is the temples primary attraction. It is always cloaked in royal robes that are changed each season by the crown prince and sits atop an elevated altar.

Emerald Buddha

 If you’re up for some extensive sight-seeing then you might want to add Wat Arun, Wat Pho, the Golden Budha and the flamboyiant Sri Mariamman Temple to your list of places to visit during your stay.

Sri Mariamman Temple