2016.04.14 Bkk 5 days

family themed 5 day tour Bangkok April 











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Page created with permission of tour members to share our experience including logistics Distances, Prices and Duration so that others can use the content to plan their adventure to Bangkok

The content has been tabled in various platforms to suit each member as well as test the capacity and boundaries of those systems 

The Group 
four (4) guys from Australia - 2 young and 2 not young 
Family Themed events (mostly)

stay in the centre of town (medium priced) accommodation 
mission: lots of places 
rest in foot massage otherwise go go go




Topics
  • Program: Summary of our tour 
  • Tour map: created in a desktop / ISO only app, shows places visited, photo, brief comment and link to media hub page of the venue 
  • Photo album
  • Video playlist
  • admin notes: how we collated and stored the data
  • Directory of venues: logistical info and link to each place
 








Itinerary 


The 5 p's always apply

Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance 

We created a free google doc and shared ideas and logistics 

now years later there's a great apps available - see Scout 

another help full tool when you have a group is Group Tour profiler to drill down to the key "wish list"


for PRE TOUR 
to create a mission / Itinerary 

try the new Scout Travel app
easily build a list, drag to Itinerary with map links and more

view more about Scout Travel itinerary



POST TOUR: app TRACK MY TOUR  is best suited for POST TOUR  
creating a memory on tour  and that's what we used below 









Program


Summary - last 5 items
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Venue / URLTheme / Intensity / Censorship rating Price / DurationValue for moneyDay / Why go
Songkran Bangkok 2016 Attraction: festival event low / all day and night everywhere, see youtube  HIGH: we arrived late, went straight to Khaosan Rd a backpacker zone which is known to be over crowded .. yeah ! 1 Thu Night / 3 day water games ...  
BTS Asok - skytrain station Transport / Low / Family Low  HIGH: skytrain is EXCELLENT 2 Fri day 1a / study the map and realise the benefits, must do in peak hours to avoid traffic jams 
Terminal21 Plaza Shopping - Phone cards Low 6th floor many providers / 1 hr  High: phone or internet saves a lot of time and confusion 2 Fri day 1 / must a to split tour groups and be mobile 
Central Embassy Shopping Label Products / Low / Family ?? / 1 hr, could stay for hrs  High: awesome architecture  2 Fri day 2 / awesome building / multi storey 
Erawan Bangkok Shopping Shopping Label Product / Low / Family ?? / 1 hr not minor centre of Hyatt Hotel Low: not much to see here, we only went for a specific item 2 Fri day 3 / Nara Thai Restaurant in basement is amazing, Erawan Shrine next door 
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Day 1: Thursday 


check in to hotel 5pm then taxi to Khaosan rd for Songkran Water festival fights

Songkran is an annual festival to celebrate the Thai new year (thai's celebrate three (3) new year - Western (31st Dec), Chinese (Feb) and Thai in April
about our Songkran Festival experience, we visited Khaosan rd knowing it will be crazy, it's a backpacker location that will have thousands of people 


Video: 360: Songkran at kkaosan rd (not that good in dealing with water) the page has videos of other locations and link to knowledge base about Songkran









Day 2: Friday 
Public holiday for Thai new year from Wednesday 13th (Songkran) 
city quiet / gains and pains 
busy schedule see directory bottom this page 
 
videos created:
 360: Chao Mae Penis Shrine
 360: Flow house - wave surf centre
 360: Soi Cowboy

The videos appear in the youtube playlist and or in the SM hub page in Directory 








Day 3: Saturday 
busy schedule - see directory bottom this page 


videos created:

360: River Ferry to Grand Palace
360: Grand Palace
360: Golden Mount
360: Vertigo Grill Moon Bar - 61st flr rooftop

The videos appear in the youtube playlist and or in the SM hub page in Directory 






Day 4: Sunday 
evening traffic heavy as workers return from family festival of Songkran 


videos created:

360: Flight with Gibbon

The videos appear in the youtube playlist and or in the SM hub page in Directory 









Day 5: Monday 
Busy city, getting back to normal 

local Canal ride to shopping 

lazy day recover from hectic 4 days 

diner and airport home 

videos created:
















Tour map





How it works

you can click / tab thru the location markers
or scroll down the list

each location marker has brief comment, photo/s and link to more info


Map  view displayed below - external link  


unique tag word for maps: 2016.04 GmanBkk‬, other tags added to suit venue name, location






Live map


map updated frequently after the tour completed with data contributed by participants

Live map link, add comments and share


various print view options below 





Story view

This is a new design, displaying the info from start to finish 
Please note: 
map updated frequently after the tour with contributions from participants





Print view

Please note: 
note: map updated frequently after the tour with contributions from participants














Videos 


Link to Youtube playlist - note some video are 360 (spherical) 


tips: 360 / Spherical videos


Best viewed in smartphone / tablet

1. Quality: select HD  (gear icon in corner of player)   -  how to

2. Smartphone: turn device in any direction, rotate with finger swipe or pinch zoom
If you can not rotate screen/view see help notes below


















360 Spherical photos

 







Album
all 360 photos this tour:  Directory I album  I  map location I slideshow
you can change the search: 1. deselect tag words from directory 2. select new tag words


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Admin
How to preserve media - Photos and videos 

Create free Google gmail a/c (includes 15gb cloud storage)

collaboration:
all tour members can have pwd, contribute files to folder in their name, everyone has access to all folders
can give permission to others (3rd parties) to view / edit / contribute 

Publications

Photos
upload to free google Picasa album (web album and mao location)
create 1 album or albums by day or location to suit 

we created 1 album of the tour which includes link to location by photo




Videos 
upload to free Google youtube in Public or Private folders
  • set publication to: Public / Private / Unlisted
  • create playlists by day or events 

2. Photos only - load into sub a/c of photo album (Picasa)

Social Media
add unique hashtag to all posts so they can be found with 1 search, see hashtags used inn this page

Hashtags: 
#‎GmanBkkApril2016‬  /  venue  /   Industry or activity / location: zone or street or Bts station 





Social Media


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Directory

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4 Sun Night 1 / Asiatique on the river has 1500 stalls, markets, bars, restaurants, can be a big day out Entertainment: High energy good intro to the sport / culture Muay Thai Live Med: 1000bt 90mins 5 star venue High: well presented, quality premises 
4 Sun day 1 / bus tour, thrill event, safari park Activity - High Flight with Gibbon Med: 3500bt 9.30am to 5.30pm  High:  
5 Mon night / easy culture before head to airport Eats: / Thai Restaurant Madam Saranair Low / 2 hrs casual atmosphere good food High: very good food and cherpie staff 
3 Sat day 3 / group fun or arguments lol. located in shopping centre many things to do Activity - Medium Escape Room 500bt pax 1 hr  Medium: / 45 min challenge - test team skills.  
2 Fri night 1 / compare culture .. what was bar scene of yesterday year Adventure: Beer and Pool Bars - old style Queens Park Plaza Low: 2 hrs High: depends if your buying a lot of drinks for others ..lol 
2 Fri Night 2 / Photo op, nice bar with good music but we had time for the Icebar Pic Attraction: Ice Bar The Titanium & Ice bar > live Music Low: 250bt shot of vodka High: unique experience, wished we had more time here 
5 Mon day 1 / culture, thrill ride,cheap transport Adventure: local canal EXPRESS boat ride Sukhumvit - Saen Saep Low / 30 mins, we jumped on at Pier Soi 15 to Pier Pratunam HIGH: see the backstage of the city. 
3 Sat night / spectacular views: 61 flrs 360 degree open roof  Attraction: Rooftop Bar / Low / Family Vertigo Grill & Moon Bar Medium: 550baht pax cocktail / 1 hour  HIGH: price includes the views and nibbles  
3 Sat day 1 / immense cultural Icons and history, we went via the river ferry from the BTS interchange at central pier Attraction / Low / Family - walking pace at your leisure  The Grand Palace Med: 500bt / 3hrs / need to cover shoulders / legs, u can hire clothes but long wait if busy High: a lot to see, heat of the day takes it's toll as your outside. Journey view the river ferry to capture the mood 
3 Sat day 2 / man made mountain, was the highest point in Bangkok, temple, shrine. visit via local canal for culture Attraction / Low / Family The Golden Mount Nil / 2hrs, cafe half way up the 300 + steps HIGH: walk up to temple rooftop for 360 rooftop view, best in evening 
2 Fri Night 3 / Photo op Adventure / Medium / M-R Soi Cowboy Nil / 1 hour (we did the walk thru only in 10mins .. lol) HIGH: it's a dare 
2 Fri day 6 / fun day enjoy to try or watch Activity / High / Family Flow house Med: 500bt / 90mins * 360 Photos/videos in link HIGH: play or watch is good, food and drinks avil 
2 Fri day 1 / must a to split tour groups and be mobile Shopping - Phone cards Terminal21 Plaza Low 6th floor many providers / 1 hr  High: phone or internet saves a lot of time and confusion 
2 Fri day 2 / awesome building / multi storey Shopping Label Products / Low / Family Central Embassy ?? / 1 hr, could stay for hrs  High: awesome architecture  
2 Fri day 5 / curious Attraction: Penis Shrine Chao Mae Tuptim shrine Nil / 30 mins * 360 pics and video in link Med / not much to see but curious 
2 Fri day 4 / cultural, easy location at Bts station, best after 5pm (not hot) Attraction: Popular Shrine / Family Erawan Shrine Nil / 1 hr * 360 photos/videos made in link High: Thai costume dancers music 
2 Fri day 3 / Nara Thai Restaurant in basement is amazing, Erawan Shrine next door Shopping Label Product / Low / Family Erawan Bangkok Shopping ?? / 1 hr not minor centre of Hyatt Hotel Low: not much to see here, we only went for a specific item 
2 Fri day 1a / study the map and realise the benefits, must do in peak hours to avoid traffic jams Transport / Low / Family BTS Asok - skytrain station Low  HIGH: skytrain is EXCELLENT 
2 Fri day 7 / Aussie Icon and Suk Soi 11 is premier tourist strip Attraction: Aus Pub / Low / Family Australian Pub & BBQ Low / 2hrs watch Aus football, play pool, eat HIGH: good food, lots of Tv's 
3 Sat day 2a / MBK is popular choice at Bts station Food & Drink / Low / Family MBK (Mah Boon Krong) Med: 400bt / 90 mins Japanese buffet all you can eat. The restaurant is Shabushi on 2nd flr.. good experience HIGH: the food passes on a track eat as much as u can 
1 Thu Night / 3 day water games ...  Attraction: festival event Songkran Bangkok 2016 low / all day and night everywhere, see youtube  HIGH: we arrived late, went straight to Khaosan Rd a backpacker zone which is known to be over crowded .. yeah ! 
5 Mon day 2 / local and tourism  Shopping / Low / Family Compare Shopping Zones low / 5 hrs HIGH: from Canal visited Platinum Plaza, Patintip Plaza and MBK 
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