07 March 2018
latest Benefits of living in Thailand
Travel has long been a passion for many people, especially from the west of the world, towards the east, where the economic advantage is felt the most. Thailand and its capital Bangkok are perfectly situated as a hub to stay for a while and visit other Asian neighbours. Have a look at our next blog to
Location location locationDon’t worry we haven’t got a stutter in our fingers and the inability to find the delete key twice. The fourth instalment of our top ten reasons to study Thai in Bangkok on an ED Visa touches on the fact that Thailand is positioned so centrally and conveniently in Asia. The following airports located around Thailand mean that regardless of where you are, you’re sure to never be too far from an airport to hop on a flight. Although travelling by train and long distance coaches / buses are certainly a cheaper option. Bangkok actually has two main airports, with the Suvarnabhumi Airport located to the east of the city, and well connected into the centre of the city by the cheap and gigantic Airport Rail Link and Don Muang Airport, found in the north of the city, after a short cab ride from Mo Chit Station. Others in the country include: Chiang Mai (in the north west), Phuket (off the south west coast of Thailand), Koh Samui (an island off the mid eastern coast) and finally Hat Yai (found deeper in the deep south). If you are going to be based in Bangkok here’s just a quick heads up of some expected flight times, to give you a quick reference. All flight times as given from Bangkok. Ho Chi Mihn City (Vietnam) - 1 hour 35 minutes Vientiane (Laos) - 1 hour 10 minutes Taipei (Taiwan) - 3 hours 35 minutes Manila (Philippines) - 3 hours 25 minutes Singapore - 2.25 hours Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) - 2 hours ten minutes Thailand, as you all know, boasts more majestic landscapes, dreamy beaches, wild coconut tree forests, retreats and temples than you could ever try to shake a stick at ….so…even if you decide to have some down time without jetting away anywhere, there is really an abundance of things to see and visit, not just countrywide, but in Bangkok also. Here are our top 3 locations we think are well worth a visit, in Bangkok, to get you started. These are chosen for the simple reason that Bangkok is a city that gets a bit steamy and sweaty - and without some foresight of planning where you may want to go on any given day, it can be very easy to laze around and not make the best use of your free time. Even though there are an abundance of shopping malls to keep you cool, visiting some simple and insightful places will certainly open your eyes to the culture quickly, to help you get settled and feeling more at home.
Jim Thompson House is a worthy visitThe story here of Jim Thompson is both equally inspirational and mysterious. A former retired army officer, who decided to spend the rest of his days in Bangkok and Thailand. After developing a fascination with the Thai fashion culture and its silk, Jim Thompson was credited with single-handedly reviving the dying Thai silk industry and creating hundreds of new jobs for Thai housewives, by launching a range of silk products and garments. If you do ever go into one of Bangkok’s vast shopping malls, the chances that you will come across one of his silk fashion houses is quite high. When you go to visit the location of what is simply known as “The Jim Thompson House”, you are treated to a serene inner garden area, comprising 6 individual house settings, which display not only the style to which he was accustomed to living, amongst traditional Thai antiques and furnishings, but also the tranquillity in which he spent his personal life when not trading in silk fashion items, or collecting gorgeous objects of art. One thing that certainly rings true when you have gone for a visit is that the setting of being in Thailand is indeed enchanting and inspiring – which would have certainly been the case to entice JT back to Thailand to invest in his venture. Now here’s the mysterious part…upon exploring the jungle regions within Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands on Sunday, 26 March 1967 he simply disappeared after taking an afternoon stroll. Despite many police efforts to find him and many hours and months of search and rescue, it was determined that there was not significant enough of a trace to continue the search. To date his disappearance remains somewhat of a mystery – which certainly adds to the image and legacy of his brand, which can be enjoyed by many customers for years to come. For more information, we simply advise that you go and visit the site of the “The Jim Thompson House”, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Jim_Thompson to discover for yourself, and take in the stunning and relaxing setting of where he founded his successful Thai silk business. You will not be disappointed if you choose to drop by for a couple of hours, and if we were asked to vote on it we would give it a decent 8.5/10…..possibly even even more if you consider the enigma of Mr Thompson and his disappearance.
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