Set in the centre of the historic Chinatown in Bangkok, the award winning Shanghai Mansion embraces the romance and elegance of 1930’s Shanghai with its vibrant interiors and Art Deco flair. The hotel’s location offers an ideal location from which to explore the fast paced Thai capital whilst the stylish guestrooms and range of facilities within make for a perfect sanctuary after a busy day of exploring. From Bangkok, the real adventure begins with the ‘Gems of Central Thailand’ tour taking your across the central region of Thailand.
Discover an array of sites that piece together to form Thailand’s vibrant history, from the beautiful temples of Wat Chai Watthanram and Wat Chantaram through to the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai and Hellfire Pass. End your adventure amongst the swaying palms and golden beaches of Phuket with a stay at The Old Phuket. Set a matter of steps from Karon Beach, the resort provides a stylish blend of colonial charm mixed with chic and modern comfort for the perfect beach escape.
- A matter of steps from Karon Beach in Phuket
- Award winning boutique stay in the heart of Bangkok’s historic Chinatown
- Explore the infamous Hellfire Pass and ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’
- Departs: manchester
- Arrives: bangkok, Thailand
- Departs: bangkok, Thailand
- Arrives: phuket, Thailand
- Departs: phuket, Thailand
- Arrives: manchester
Shanghai Mansion Bangkok
- Superior Room
- Bed and Breakfast
- Amazing decor and atmosphere
- Free Tuk Tuk service
- Best value hotel award in 2010 by The Sunday Times
Get transported to the golden era of 1930s Shanghai with a stay at the elegant Shanghai Mansion Bangkok, where old Shanghai meets new world Shanghai-chic. Located in the heart of Bangkok's Chinatown, a market shopper and food lovers paradise, the hotel is within walking distance of the Hua Lumpong subway station and Ratchawong Pier on the Chao Phraya River, allowing easy access to all the business and tourist venues of the city. The hotel also provides a complimentary tuk-tuk shuttle service to several city attractions.
Awarded the Best Value Hotel in 2010 by Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Shanghai Mansion Bangkok is perfect for those who desire comfortable accommodation, distinctive atmosphere, and life's little luxuries.
Wow what a place it is represented authentically on line. Beautifully restored and a lot os fun. Loved the jazz club.
Fiona Humphreys reviewing Shanghai Mansion Bangkok (08-May-2017)
Gems of Central Thailand
- As Per Itinerary
- As Per Itinerary
- Take a ride on the infamous ‘Death Railway’
- Visit the country’s medieval capital
- Stay on the edge of the famous River Kwai
A kaleidoscope of colours established by a vibrant culture and rich heritage, Thailand is a unique destination full of surprises. Enjoy a taste of what this country has to offer away from the tropical beach destinations and manic streets of Bangkok by delving into the heart of the country beginning at the medieval capital of Ayutthaya. The country’s capital for almost 4 centuries it offers enchanting ruins to wander through with a reputation as the base from which Thai culture flourished. Explore other less travelled areas such as the charming town of Uthai Thani and Nakon Pathom as well as the infamous Hell Fire Pass and the ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’ along the way.
Day 1: Depart Bangkok for Uthai Thani, via Ayutthaya
Beginning with an early start at approximately 07:30, you will depart the bustling atmosphere of Bangkok and head for Ayutthaya via the Bang Pa In. The former Royal Summer Residence of King Rama V., Bang Pa In is a stunning residence along the bank of the Chao Phraya River originally built in the 17th century that you can enjoy exploring.
Carry on to the city of Autthaya, Thailand’s capital from the 14th century through to the 18th century, where traditional Thai heritage truly flourished. Here you can explore stunning sites including the ruins of Wat Srisanpetch, Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon and the beautiful temples at Wat Chai Watthanram before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, it’s time to continue on to the rural town of Uthai Thani. Set on the banks of the Sakaekrang River, the tranquil town offers an insight into local life that few tourists see. The final site of the day is the stunning Wat Chantaram (Wat Thasung), a temple offering its impressive Crystal Hall and Golden Grand Shrine.
After checking into your hotel, you can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Lunch and dinner included
Overnight in Uthai Thani
Day 2: Explore the ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’ and Hell Fire Pass
After breakfast it is time to leave the sleepy little town and head onwards for Kanchanaburi via Suphanburi.
After lunch at a local restaurant in Kanchanaburi near the infamous ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’, it’s time to carry onto the Hell Fire Pass and the attached Memorial Museum. Offering you a look into a part of Thailand’s darker history, the joint Australian-Thai museum contains pictures, hand tools, audio-visual displays and interactive exhibits exploring how Allied Prisoners of War were forced to build the railway. You can also take a scenic walking trail through the infamous Hell Fire Pass where the prisoners were forced to work.
Your day ends with a short boat ride over to your resort for the night with the rest of the day at leisure.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Overnight in Kanchanaburi
Day 3: Take a ride along the Death Railway and onto Nakon Pathom
Enjoy a morning of leisure after breakfast until you depart for the train station at Wang Po. After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, you can enjoy a unique train experience along the Death Railway to Tha Kilen station where you can learn more about the area’s history at the Thai Burmese Railway Center.
Continue on with a drive to Nakon Pathom where you’ll find the awe-inspiring Phra Pathom Chedi, said to be the tallest pagoda in Southeast Asian as well as an important structure signifying the introduction of Buddhism into the country.
The day finishes at the charming Sampran Riverside Hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Overnight in Nakon Pathom
Day 4: Head back to Bangkok
Following an early breakfast, you can explore the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market with a short boat ride into the centre of the market. After lunch back at the hotel you can then go on to learn about the hotel’s unique Thai village and its sustainability programme involving the local people before returning back to Bangkok in the evening.
Breakfast and lunch included
The Old Phuket
- Bed and Breakfast
- A unique combination of heritage and contemporary style
- 8 Restaurants and Bars
- Located a matter of steps from Karon Beach
A stylish resort that truly combines the classic heritage of the area with sophisticated and contemporary style, The Old Phuket is an ideal base for whether you’re a couple looking for an intimate island vacation, a family looking for the perfect holiday or simply want to explore the tropical island of Phuket. Located within minutes’ walk of the popular Karon Beach, the resort offers golden sands and turquoise waves whilst also being within walking distance of Aroona Karon for plenty of shopping and entertainment.
The resort itself includes a range of dining options across the resort ranging from authentic Thai cuisine in eclectic and fun surroundings, through to a sea front restaurant offering a range of dishes and fresh seafood. You can also enjoy the lounging by the resorts inviting pool with a refreshing cocktail as well as at 3 other bars across the resort.
£1339 per person
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