THE TOURNAMENT: ATP Challenger Wind Energy Holding Bangkok 2 Open
Date: From 01/09 to 01/15
Money prize: $ 50,000
Surface: Hard Outdoor
Tournament Location: Rama Gardens Bangkok – 9/9 Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd, Khwaeng Talat Bang Khen, Khet Lak Si, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10210, Tailandia
General information: The Rama Gardens in Bangkok is very close from Don Mueang Internation Airport (9 km/10 minutes). If you come from Suvarnabhumi Int. Airport (35 km) or downtown you will need about 1/1,50h driving. It depends on traffic.
Top 10 Players: Janko Tipsarevic (Srb) – Christian Garin (Chl) – Aslan Karatsev (Rus) – Jonathan Eysseric (Fra) – Gregoire Barrere (Fra) – Zdenek Kolar (Cze) – Yannick Mertens (Bel) – Axel Michon (Fra) – Vaclav Safranek (Cze) – Yannik Maden (Ger)
THE TOWN: Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and, with a population of over eleven million inhabitants, by far its largest city. Its high-rise buildings, heavy traffic congestion, intense heat and naughty nightlife do not immediately give you a warm welcome — but don’t let your first impression mislead you. It is one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone. Lonely Planet’s writer Austin Bush explains the reasons he loves this town:”Admittedly, there are some things – the hot weather, the pollution, the political instability – that make Bangkok a less-than-ideal city. But there’s so much more that makes it amazing. I love the food. What other city has such a full-flavoured, no-holds-barred, insatiable, fanatical approach to eating? I love old Bangkok. Districts such as Banglamphu and Chinatown still carry the grit, charm and character of the city that used to be. And I’d be lying if I didn’t also say that I love new Bangkok – don’t we all have a soft spot for megamalls and air-con?“
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Wat Pho Temple Reclining Buddha
BTS Skytrain Trail
- Royal Palace
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Rama Gardens Hotel Bangkok. Very good **** hotel this is the official location of the tournament and accomodation for players and provides free shuttle service to city center, free wifi, an outdoor pool, a fitness center and six restaurants. A superior 30 mq2 room costs 75$ per night in b&b.
- Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok. Excellent ***** hotel standing on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Rated 9.0 on Booking and voted nr.1 hotel on Tripadvisor, this hotel features first-rate amenities including an outdoor pool, spa and fitness centre, free parking and 6 dining options. It offers incredible 60 mq2 suites with kitchinette with prices from 92$ to 161$ per night (it depends on the additional services yuo want included).
- Shangri-La Bangkok. Luxury ***** hotel situated along the Chao Phraya River, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok boasts a 10,000-sqm Fitness Centre and the multi-awarded CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La. Among its 10 dining options is an award-winning restaurant. Price for a 36 mq2 deluxe double room is 234$ per night with excellent breakfast and free wifi included. Rated 9.0 on Booking.
Enjoy this fantastic city!!!!