WHY THAILAND?

Why study with us in Bangkok:

Forbes- The World’s Most-Visited City Is Bangkok
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericrosen/2019/09/04/the-worlds-most-visited-city-is-bangkok/#5229d595cd26

For the fourth consecutive year, Bangkok topped the Global Destination Cities Index with the most international overnight visitors. To wit, Bangkok, London and Paris have been the top three cities every year since 2010, with Bangkok ranking at number one six out of the seven past years. Finally, cities in the Asia-Pacific region have experienced the largest increase in international visitors since 2009 with an average 9.4 percent growth rage. By comparison, Europe, which ranked second, only grew 5.5 percent.

CNN- World’s 50 best foods
http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/world-best-foods-readers-choice/index.html

What are the world’s best foods? Well, CNN sought to answer this question with their list of the World’s 50 best foods. This list stimulated some impassioned debate, so it was put to a vote. After more than 35,000 votes the results are in, Thailand hosts 4 of the world’s top 10 dishes and 7 of the top 50.  According to the CNN poll, #4 Tom Yum Goong, #5 Pad Thai, #6 Som Tam, #10 Massaman, #19 Green Curry, #24 Fried Rice, and #36 Nam Tok Gai. Its clear that Thai food has made a significant impact on the culinary world and is here to stay for the long haul.

  • COST OF LIVING IN BANGKOK

According to https://www.investopedia.com/ with the low cost of living in Thailand, you can live comfortably for about $1,000 a month.

Thailand has undergone rapid development in recent decades, spurred partly by its tourism industry. Many favorite tourist and expat destinations offer excellent infrastructure and plenty of services geared toward visitors. The best part: While living standards have risen, the cost of living in Thailand remains low.

Thailand is one of the world’s best-known tropical paradises and home to many thousands of expatriates who enjoy a comfortable, low-cost life amidst the country’s virtually endless natural splendor.

Accommodations for 6 weeks:
Hostel 9,000 baht ($300 USD)
School accommodations (private room) 15,000 baht ($500 USD)
Nearby 3-star+ hotels from 30,000 baht ($1,000 USD) to 66,000 baht ($3,200 USD)

Food:
While in class (Monday-Friday), you will cook, cook, and cook.  What you cook is yours to eat for lunch and/or supper.
You are not in class on weekends. 
Thai food restaurants and street food vendors are abundant and near the school.  Thai food is cheap to buy and delicious to eat.
Cost for a single Thai meal starts as low as 45 baht ($1.50 USD).

Public Transportation:
There are many accommodations within walking distance of the school.
Taxis and motorbike taxis are readily available and inexpensive.
Taxis start their meters at 35 baht ($1.15 USD).
Motorbike taxis start at 30 baht ($1.00 USD).

Telecommunications:
Thai sim cards can be purchased from any 7-11 store for about 60 baht ($2 USD).
Minutes can be added by purchasing a card from any 7-11.

Medical Services:
Clinic visit, close to the school, starts at 500 baht ($16 USD).
Medicine, purchased over-the-counter, from local drug stores is very cheap and usually does not require a prescription.

Contacts and Emergency Numbers:
Ambulance 1554
Police 191
Immigration Dept 02-287-3101
Tourist assistance 1337 ext. 9

  • THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND BANGKOK

Bangkok (Krung Thep) is Thailand’s largest city with well-over 10 million inhabitants.  There is a very large expat community found primarily in the Sukhumvit and Silom areas of the city.

Bangkok is Southeast Asia’s most exotic city.  Having a long history, Bangkok has many historic and beautiful places to see.  Additionally, Bangkok has some of the best shopping you will ever experience, and the city is also known for its vibrant and sometimes wild entertainment.

Top attractions:

  1. Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)


This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in Bangkok, which features a soaring 70-meter-high spire decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass and Chinese porcelain.

 

  • Chatuchak Weekend Market 
    CHATUCHAK MARKET

Chatuchack Weekend Market, also known as JJ Market, is a huge indoor/outdoor market with about 35 acres and 27 sections in all. There are more than 10,000 shops and stalls offering a wide range of products from Thai handicrafts, handmade products, clothing, accessories, arts and painting, house decorations, households, souvenirs and gifts, pets, plants and books.

 

  • Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw 
    WAT PRAKAEW

The Grand Palace and Wat PraKaew was built in 1782, and for 150 years the home of Thai Kings and the Royal court. The Grand Palace continues to leave visitors in awe of its beautiful architecture and intricate detail. Wat PraKaew enshrines the Emerald Buddha that was meticulously carved from a single block of emerald.


View these and more top attractions at these reputable sites below:

TripAdvisor:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g293916-Activities-Bangkok.html

Lonely Planet:
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thailand/bangkok

Hotels.com:
http://www.bangkok.com/most-popular-historical.htm

  • GETTING AROUND BANGKOK

Bangkok has numerous transport options available, including BTS Skytrain, MRT Subway, buses, taxis, motorbike taxis, tuk-tuks, songthaews, express boats and khlong boats. Pick and choose the best public transport options to get to your required destination hassle-free.

Transportation aides:
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/how-to-navigate-transport-in-bangkok-thailand/
http://www.bangkok.com/information-travel-around/bts.htm
http://www.bangkok.com/information-travel-around/mrt.htm
https://www.grab.com/th/en/transport/taxi/