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Discover the magic of Bangkok
Discover the magic of Bangkok
- Gong Therapy: Bathe in Good Vibrations
Gong Therapy: Bathe in Good VibrationsSound therapy has been used for centuries to detoxify, heal, and clear emotional blockages. A gong bath, of course, has nothing to do with water, but it is immersive in a deeper sense: the resonant rolls and soaring crescendos from the ancient instrument sweep over and through you to raise the frequencies in your body to more optimal levels, like an energizing sound massage. Join Jen – a professional dancer turned yoga teacher, Reiki healer and sound therapist – for your vibrational reset. In her candlelit, verdant sanctuary, sunset is optimal relaxation time, and her regal symphonic gong takes center stage. All smiles and warmth, Jen settles you in with some breathing exercises as the dusk deepens in the city beyond her vast windows. Lie down and the gong bath begins, releasing waves of sound that wash over you and send your brain into a theta, dreamlike state. Whether you’re a wellness junkie or a meditation newbie, don’t be surprised if you see colors, find inspiration or fall into a trance. Jen’s gentle use of Tibetan singing bowls and tinkling Koshi chimes adds to the fairyland effect.The conclusion of your session brings a feeling of peaceful exhilaration; stretch and linger over a cup of homebrewed yogi tea. For an even more profound experience, start with a yoga lesson. Drawing on more than 15 years of yoga practice and training in Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, Iyengar, and Yin styles with internationally recognized teachers, Jen will guide you to bring awareness to your breath and body – the perfect ease in to your gong bath.
An evening with a legendary storytellerAn evening with a legendary storyteller
An evening with a legendary storytellerWhat makes for a great night out? Exploring new areas and stumbling on hidden gems? Or chilling at your favorite local in the embrace of a familial community? At Roadbook we say all of the above. And you can have it all in Bangkok, as long as you have the right guide. We want to make you a local, and we have just the man to do it. Consummate insider Joe Cummings is an award-winning journalist who’s also a musician, actor, influencer, connector, and linguist. Since writing the first-ever Lonely Planet Thailand guidebook, he’s been fully immersed in the rhythms of life here and throughout the region — and with him you have an all-access pass to Bangkok’s best night spots.
Single Malt Vault: Whisky Tasting in a Bangkok SpeakeasySingle Malt Vault: Whisky Tasting in a Bangkok Speakeasy
Single Malt Vault: Whisky Tasting in a Bangkok Speakeasy
A whisky repository might not be the most obvious way to describe Bangkok, but that undercover nature is what makes the burgeoning “uisge beatha” bar scene here all the more exciting. In a riot of hidden venues and tucked-away gems, it never hurts to have a spirit guide or two… say a gent from Scotland and one from Japan, homes of the world’s best single malts, unlocking the door to a whisky experience that ranks as the Thai capital’s most intriguing.
Cosmopolitan Bangkok has many influences from the past that have shaped its present. A great way to slow down and discover secret spots is on a bicycle. Roadbook takes you down back alleyways to lost temples, and by boat to well-kept secret spots. You'll visit traditional markets, cross the Chao Phraya river to the quieter side of the city and visit hidden parks and an artist community. We stop for lunch at an authentic wooden house and get a taste of the many flavors that influence Thai cuisine. We'll see students perform a traditional show. This is a fun 30-kilometer ride through Bangkok's hidden neighborhoods that involves navigating narrow alleys, tight corners, and bridges over canals. Experience a unique and adventurous ride through the city most tourists will never see!
Where does one go to find the best street food in Bangkok? Don't know what to order? Roadbook will connect you with passionate people who will bring you to experience street food in neighborhoods off-the-beaten-path. Traditional street food is rapidly disappearing in Bangkok and relocating to air-conditioned shopping malls. Tailored to fit your schedule daytime or evening, Roadbook will dine with you at authentic, street-level culinary spots at neighborhood sidewalk stalls and traditional markets.
Make your visit to this great city memorable. Soar into the skies and experience a breathtaking view of Bangkok. Roadbook takes you on a flight in a luxuriously equipped Airbus helicopter with experienced pilots. After liftoff, you'll fly over Ratchamangkala Stadium and glide over the city to the architectural marvel that is the King Bhumibol Rama 9 Bridge. You'll then hover over the lush Bang Kra Chao — the Green Lung of Bangkok. From there you'll see the contrasts of a rapidly evolving Bangkok skyline and traditional life on the Chao Phraya River.
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