Explore Thailand's local treasures with Amari Hotels
A road trip with Amari Hotels to explore the culture of Thailand
Experience Thailand off the beaten track, and don’t miss the country’s local treasures by embarking on the perfect road trip across the Land of Smiles with three Amari destinations.
From the airport, the first stop is Pattaya Beach. A mere hour-and-40-minute drive to Thailand’s second-most visited city, Pattaya is packed with a mixture of the slow life during the day, and busy nightlife after sunset.
What to see in Pattaya: Khao Cha Chin aka Buddha Mountain is an amazing Buddha image sculpted on a cliff, standing at 109 metres tall and 70 metres wide. This magnificent view was created in honour of the 50th Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol and is celebrated as one of the biggest Buddha statues in the world.
Where to stay in Pattaya: Amari Pattaya is located on the peaceful northern end of Pattaya, just a stone’s throw away from the beach and 45 minutes away by car from Khao Cha Chin. Amari Pattaya’s location gives guests easy access to the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Amari Pattaya’s Value Package offers a two-night stay in the Deluxe Ocean Wing King, starting at 7,370 THB++. It includes daily buffet breakfast and one-set dinner or lunch at the Tavern, amongst other benefits. To book, please visit www.amari.com/ocean-pattaya/.
After Pattaya, a two-hour drive will lead back to Bangkok, Thailand’s buzzing capital. Always on the move, a couple of days in Bangkok will feed energy and excitement back into one’s holiday. Here, public transportation, which includes the BTS Skytrain system and MRT underground train system, is efficient and an experience on its own. A rental car will not be needed.
What to see in Bangkok: Bangkok’s old town. Apart from the Grand Palace and the commonly known temples, Rattanakosin Island boasts rich culture and historic architecture not to be missed. As guests visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in the morning, they will have plenty of time in the afternoon to explore the local riverside neighbourhood at Wang Lang Pier. There is a local market with the same name, where guests can enjoy a perfect to snack to satisfaction.
Where to stay in Bangkok: A 20-minute drive from Rattanakosin Island, Amari Watergate Bangkok is located in the heart of the vibrant Pratunam neighbourhood in downtown Bangkok. The busy life and entertainment side of Bangkok are just steps away, whereas the spacious rooms and suites offer a relaxing haven, overlooking the vibrant cityscape. Amari Watergate offers its Hot Deals Package for a two-night stay, starting at 8,830 THB++. The package includes BTS Skytrain day passes and a guaranteed late checkout. To book, please visit www.amari.com/watergate/.
From the hustle and bustle of city life, the concierge at Amari Watergate can help in arranging a transfer to the next destination – the charming seaside village of Hua Hin. Hua Hin is Thai residents’ favourite escape since the 1920s, when the Thai Royal Family built their summer palaces in the once quiet fishing village.
What to see in Hua Hin: Ratchapak Park features statues of the seven former Kings of Thailand, constructed and installed by the Thai Army under the royal permission from His Majesty the King, who also granted the name of this park. Standing at 14 metres high, the statues are made of pure bronze, and took 10 months to complete. This not-to-miss destination showcases the first location to see all former kings standing tall and collectively located in one place; a symbol of the Thai people’s loyalty and love.
Where to stay in Hua Hin: Amari Hua Hin is located near the Gulf of Thailand, designed with contemporary architecture that is modelled after the rhythm of the waves and stands amidst lush tropical gardens. The resort is offering a Super Saver package for a two-night stay starting at 8,000 THB++, with daily breakfast and 500 THB dining credit.