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What To Do in Bangkok

By Chris Boyle

Golf Course Thai Country Club

From exhilarating rides in formula race cars travelling at speeds of over 124mph to diving with sand tiger and black-tipped reef sharks, Bangkok offers a wealth of activity.

Learn to cook traditional Thai cuisine on an antique rice barge on the shimmering Chao Phraya River or unwind with a round of golf on a picturesque golf course.


Glide along the sea bed in a retro ocean walker suit and dive with sand tiger and black-tipped reef sharks at the fascinating Siam Ocean World.

Located in the luxurious Siam Paragon Mall, Siam Ocean World boasts a one million gallon oceanarium and aquarium rainforest. Stroll down the 270-degree underwater tunnel and admire the array of intriguing marine life as they glide above your head. With a 4D cinema and 30,000 creatures to marvel at, Siam Ocean World is perfect for a family afternoon outing or alternatively makes a unique venue should you wish to host a private event. In association with the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel Siam Ocean World can also cater stylish cocktail parties and elegant private dinners.

Ross Werner, Deputy General Manager

B1-B2 Floor, Siam Paragon, 991 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, 10330

66 2687 2000

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For a thrilling ride in a formula race car book a track day with ZIZ Asia.

After a briefing on safety and optimum driving techniques by an expert racing team you will take to the track in a car that has top speeds of over 124mph. The cars are single-seat with 160bhp with a maximum of 8,000rpm. ZIZ Asia organizes a number of bespoke leisure experiences, including golf lessons, clay pigeon shooting and private yacht charter.

Adrian Gwyn-Evans, Director

55/83 Phoenix Sports Centre, Soi Wacharapon, Tareng, Bang Khen, 10220

66 2948 2904


Managed by The Peninsula Hotels group the Thai Country Club opened in 1996 as a private members’ golf club, however, select overseas visitors are also welcome to play on this 18-hole, par-72 golf course.

Thai Country Club has hosted a number of prestigious golf tournaments and some of the greatest professional golfers have played here. The course has received a number of awards and has been declared the best course in Thailand and the best clubhouse in the Asia Pacific by Asian Golf Monthly Magazine.

TW Hughes, General Manager

88 Moo 1, Bangna-Trad, Tambon Pimpa, Bangpakong District, Chachoengsao, 24180

66 3857 0234


Manohra Cruises offers private Thai cookery lessons for a minimum of four people and à la carte dining cruises aboard a beautifully restored antique rice barge.

Learn to prepare five traditional and authentic Thai dishes as you float along the magnificent Chao Phraya River. Each dish is explained stepby- step by one of Manohra Cruises’s expert chefs. At the end of the day you will receive an apron and a certificate and most importantly you will have the opportunity to sample your delicious creations. Manohra’s evening dining cruise offers a gold set menu consisting of nine courses. Simply relax with a glass of champagne and watch the sparkling city lights reflecting on the Chao Phraya River’s shimmering surface.

Ladapa Itsuwan

257 Charoennakorn Road, 10600

66 2477 0770

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