Welcome To Bangkok
Sawasdee. Welcome to the metropolis of Bangkok, one of Southeast Asia's most thriving commercial centres. We will do everything we can to help you get the most from your visit, learn as much as you can about the city and make your stay simply great!
Our Guest service Manager and Concierge team are eager to share their local knowledge with you. Your visit will not be complete without a visit to our innovative Concierge Lounge. Here you will gain valuable insights to make the most of your stay and go home with more to share. iPads are available for unique and interactive experiences, such as interactive maps, virtual tours, video recommendations and travel information.
Start your perfect day with a beautiful sunrise early morning walk to Wat Pratumwanaram to give monks food offerings- a way of making merits believed by Buddhists. Continue to Lumpini Park, Bangkok’s largest public park, where you can enjoy the fresh air breeze while doing exercise or jogging. On your way back to the hotel, stop by at the famous Erawan Shrine, known for bringing good luck and fortune. Then take your time to dress up appropriately for your afternoon trip to the Grand Palace. Bare shoulders should be covered and long trousers or skirts should be worn. Now, time to fuel up with our delicious breakfast buffet at the Espresso restaurant before heading out to do some shopping. By taking the skywalk, you can easily reach Bangkok’s well-known department stores such as Gaysorn, Central World and Siam Paragon or small shops within Siam Square area. Alternatively, you can also take sky train to MBK Mall, where you will find various food, fashionable items and even mobile phone accessories. For lunch, taste Thai’s favorite I-San food at Café Chili Restaurant on the ground floor of Siam Paragon. Otherwise, located on the same floor is the famous Japanese Restaurant; Kabuki, also available on the 7th floor of Central World.
Continue your prefect day by taking a taxi to the Royal Grand Palace, also known in Thai as Wat Phra Kaew, a place you should not miss. Inside, you will visit the Royal Chapel and the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand made from green jade, known as the Emerald Buddha. Just across the street is Wat Pho, where the biggest reclining Buddha image in Bangkok is located. Then for a change, travel back to InterContinental to avoid the traffic in the late afternoon, you can take the shuttle boat to Saphan Taksin BTS station and continue with the other line of sky train to Chit Lom station, which is right in front of the hotel. Complete you afternoon with a relaxing authentic massage at Spa InterContinental.
Take a chance to see Bangkok from the top of the State Tower, the second tallest building in Thailand, while dining at the most stylish and sophisticated open-air Mediterranean restaurant. You will also enjoy their signature dishes and live Jazz Music. On the other hand, experience a wonderful dinner on a cruise along the Chao Phraya River. End your perfect day with a visit to the renowned night market along Khao Sarn Road
Do not touch a person's head, nor ruffle the hair as the head is the noblest part of the body in Thai culture. A sincere apology should be offered immediately if you touch someone's head unintentionally.
Avoid placing your feet on the table whilst sitting, and never use your foot to point things out or to touch any part of another's body as it is considered very rude.
Avoid raising your voice, it's considered rude.
Thailand is a Buddhist country and images of Buddha are considered sacred. Sacrilegious acts, such as climbing on a statue or touching an inappropriate area are punishable by imprisonment, even if committed by foreign visitors.
Dress properly when entering temples. Mini-skirts and shorts are not allowed. Take your shoes off before going inside places of worship. Ladies must not, on any account, touch a Buddhist monk, give things directly to him or receive things directly from him.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Spectator sport, especially Muay Thai (Thai boxing), is very popular in Bangkok, but it's keeping fit that's really on the rise among urbanites and visitors. If you crave physical exertion during your trip, there’re plenty of parks for working up a sweat in. Golf is also in full swing here, with plenty of courses scattered around Bangkok.
Most Thai food is already cut into small pieces before being served or made soft enough to be cut with a spoon or fork; thus making the knife unnecessary. Salt-shakers are rarely found on the table. The caramel-coloured fish sauce called 'Naam Pla' is generally used instead.
You can find many kinds of tropical fruit in Thailand throughout the year. In each month there are different types of fruit. Durien is known as the king of fruit and Mangosteen as the queen of fruit.
Classical Thai paintings found mostly inside Buddhist temples and palaces depicting themes relating to Buddhism, such as the Buddha's life story.
WHAT TO PACK
Most street vendors welcome bargaining. Most shops and department stores don't.
When visiting temples or major attractions please wear formal dress and shoes.
When visiting nightclubs or bars, please take along your ID card or passport for verification.
If you are interested in getting a VAT refund, please make sure your goods are available for examination at the airport. Customs officers will want to check all the goods that you have purchased before giving you the refund.
- 973 Ploen Chit Road
- Bangkok , 10330
- Front Desk +66-2-6560444
Distance 17 KM / 10.56 MI NORTH to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): ฿250.00 (THB)
Time by taxi: 30 minutes
Train Charge (one way): ฿50.00 (THB)
Time by train: 60 minutes
Take Toll Way from Don Mueang International Airport to Dindaeng. Merge on to Chalerm Mahanakorn Express way. Go straight to Bang Na direction. Exit onto North Ploenchit. Turn right to Ploenchit Road. Head west to Ratchaprasong intersection. InterContinental Bangkok is located on the right.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
Distance 23.4 KM / 14.54 MI EAST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): ฿450.00 (THB)
Time by taxi: 40 minutes
Train Charge (one way): ฿150.00 (THB)
Time by train: 28 minutes
Head west and take the ramp. Continue straight onto Bangkok Motorway heading to Bangkok Rama9 road. Continue onto Route7 to 1st State express way to Dindaeng. Turn left to Sukhumvit and exit at Phloenchit Route 3. Turn right onto Ploenchit road and keep straight. InterContinental Bangkok is on the right at Ratchaprasong intersection.
Station Name: Chit Lom BTS Skytrain station
Distance 0.0 KM / 0 MI NORTH to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Train Station: ฿35.00 (THB)
Direct access to Chit Lom BTS Skytrain station
Subway Name: Sukhumvit MRT Station
Distance 4.0 KM / 2.49 MI EAST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Subway Station: ฿50.00 (THB)
Turn left on to Ploenchit Road and another left turn till you are on Phetchburi Road. Turn right for Phetchburi road and right agin to get to Sukhumvit Road. Turn left and continue down Sukhumvit road for 500 metres till you reach Sukhumvit station.
- Parking Available/800 Spaces
- Indoor car parking available for 800 vehicles. Car parking is available free of charge for in-house guests.
- Valet Parking Available
- Controlled Access Gates to Parking
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
To arrive at InterContinental Bangkok, it takes approximately 40 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport. BMW 7 series hotel limousines are available upon your request. For a reservation, please call + 66 2656 0056 at least two hours prior to your arrival time.