6 Great Dinner Cruises in Bangkok – Dinner on the River

The City of Bangkok, crammed with busy streets of food stalls, locals, tourists and souvenir stores are famous for its variety of exotic night life. For a different experience of night life, a dinner cruise along Bangkok’s River of Kings that flows through this magnificent, well-lit city bordered by towering skyscrapers and rich culture offers you the best night time experience of Bangkok. Visitors looking for an apartment hotel in Bangkok to stay during a long vacation would find the comforts of Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok much to their liking.

Enjoying dinner aboard the Apsara as it sails along the Chao Phraya River is considered to be one of the most popular dinner cruises in Bangkok, as diners are treated to a different sight of the temples and other landmarks at night as their structures shine from the glistening moon light, from the Wat Arun to the golden Rama Bridge. Diners are served with a delectable Thai cuisine during the 1 hour and 45 minute cruise.

Bangkok’s Grand Pearl Cruise which also sails along the Chao Phraya River offers an international and local buffet spread that can be enjoyed as the guests can listen to the sounds of a live band performing on board.

The White Orchid River Dinner Cruise is another fantastic option for diners which feature a Thai and Western buffet which can be enjoyed with live music and a mesmerizing display of a classical Thai dance.

The Manohra Rice Barge Dinner Cruise can accommodate up to 40 guests and aims to deliver an ideal romantic dinner.
River Star Princess Dinner Cruise treats its diners to a buffet menu of Thai and International cuisines while enjoying a classical Thai dance performance. After dinner, this cabin is turned in to floating disco for its guests!
The Wanfah Dinner Cruise in Bangkok offers a scrumptious variety of Thai and seafood dishes. Classical Thai music and dances is also a big feature of this cruise as travellers take in the cultural sights of the river.

 

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+

Delicious Street Food of Bangkok- A Gastronomically Cultural Experience

There is nothing as striking as street food when you want to get to know a culture of a country. This is doubly true for Bangkok, a place that is known for its street food – for they are convenient, delicious and of course, cheap. It doesn’t matter where you stay in the city – Pathum Wan or Thung Khru; it doesn’t matter the sort of accommodation you have selected – budget hotels or luxury serviced apartments. Bangkok has street food stalls aplenty, and at almost every street corner. In fact, if you are staying in a busy district, such as at Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok, you will be able to visit street food stalls that are open around the clock. Some of the street vendors function as organized groups, which means that you will be able to enjoy a different choice of meal at the same place on different nights.
Bangkok street food is as varied and colourful as its residents. You may find it at a handheld cart on the side of the road, you may find it in a tight little group at a local market. You may even find it in the guise of a traditional shop house with tables taking over the pavement. Although every stall usually has a smattering of choice dishes, each usually specializes in one type of street food. The most popular food items are papaya salad, fried rice, noodles with shrimp, steamed chicken on rice, grilled chicken/pork skewers, sour Issan sausage, stir-fried pork with basil and fish barbecued in salt. You will be able to gauge the speciality of each stall by observing the vendors at work. Some might be stir-frying with the aid of an ancient wok, while others may be pounding papaya. You will find some vendors grilling meat skewers while others will be busy boiling noodles. Whichever it is that you choose, it is best that you go to a rather busy place because that is one sure way of guaranteeing that the ingredients are fresh. One thing to note, though. It is not guaranteed that all vendors would speak English. So learn a few important phrases before daring the streets, or be prepared to fall back on the age-old universal language of communication: point and smile.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+