Car Rental at Suvarnabhumi Airport
This information is correct as of August 2015.
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Where to rent a car at Suvarnabhumi Airport
Car rental companies have their desks at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. The desks are located on the second floor of the passenger terminal, near Gate 8, with car rental services accessible for 24 hours for several providers. Some of the car rental companies on-site include Budget, AVIS, Hertz, Thai Car Rental Association, Sixt, Bizcar, and National. These car rental companies provide various car rental services and assistance for travellers who have just arrived at the airport. Telephone numbers are available through the Suvarnabhumi Airport website.
What to expect when renting a car from Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport has five main access routes, with the most convenient route being the Bangkok Chon Buri Motorway (Highway no. 7). The Chon Buri Motorway directly connects the airport to Bangkok's downtown province, which is also the industrial and harbour city in eastern Thailand. Another main expressway that is connected to the airport is the one from Bang Na to Bang Paking, which is the entrance to the Samut Prakan province and the southern area of Thailand. Most roads here are paved and are of good quality; however driving can be a nightmare due to massive traffic jams, complicated road ways and expressways, and often confusing road signs. If driving, be sure to be aware of sudden lane changes by cars and reckless motorcyclists who tend to weave through traffic and through different lanes. Always be aware too, of public buses, tuk tuks, and other modes of transport that share Bangkok's roads with private vehicles.
Driving around Suvarnabhumi International Airport
The streets in Bangkok do not follow an organised grid structure. The city is served by 48 major roads that lead to different parts of the city, branching into smaller streets and lanes that serve local neighbourhoods within Bangkok. There are also 11 bridges over the Chao Phraya connecting the two sides of the city, along with expressways and motorways linking the city to nearby provinces in Thailand.
Getting to your destination
Wat Phra Kaew
Located within the Grand Palace of Thailand, the Wat Phra Kaew is Thailand's most sac rest Buddhist temple. Unlike other temples, it is not concentrated on one building nor are there living spaces for monks. Instead, it is a collection of highly decorated holy buildings and monuments, which houses some of the most beautiful religious articles in Thailand. One of the temple's buildings contains the Emerald Buddha, which is the smallest and the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand.
Wat Phra Kew can be accessed within the city centre, within the grounds of the Grand Palace. Get here by driving from the airport and on to the direction of the Bangkok central district.
Also located in the Rattanakosin area, Wat Pho is home to the world's largest reclining Buddha image that is visited by thousands of tourists worldwide every year. The Buddha, which was built in 1832, features feet that is beautifully inlaid with mother of pearls. Wat Pho is also a famed massage school, as massage is an art and a popular activity in Thailand.
Wat Pho is located in the Grand Palace district, and can basically be accessed via the Sanamchai Road.
A leafy and European palace that is built by King Rama V as an escape from the stifling busyness of the Grand Palace, the Dusit Palace is a breath of fresh air. Its main structure is the Vimanmek Mansion, touted as the largest golden teakwood house in the world. There are also several museums here.
Dusit Palace is nestled between the Rama V Road and the Thanon Samsen Road in Dusit.