There is a lot to be said for partying in Bangkok but what about when you just want to relax and hang out with your friends? Lucky for you there are loads of things to do!
There are 2 main cinemas SF Cinema or Major Cineplex , I prefer to go to SF in the Terminal 21 shopping mall because the food court is inexpensive and there is a decent choice, so you can do dinner and a movie for under 400 B. SF have a promotion at the moment if you use DTAC phone network you can get the second ticket for 100 B, also on Wednesdays tickets are 100 B anyway. And they have this Woody figure you can have your photo next to.
From victory monument we took the bus which was 10B each. Be careful on these buses and they keep driving as your getting on/off even if your a pensioner. Dusit Zoo is Thailand's oldest zoo! It costs about 70 B each to enter for Thais or foreigners with a work permit, otherwise it's 100 B each. We went on a Tuesday afternoon, it was very quiet apart from groups of school children here and there. There is a Thai food court, KFC or a nice cafe that does ice-cream and coffees all of which are reasonably priced. The cafe is by the entrance and it has aircon, so a good place to take a break.
All in all I really enjoyed my day there as it felt as if I had taken a break from Bangkok. The animals overall seamed happy enough and that's the most important thing when visiting a zoo.
This is a craze which originated in Japan and has swept across Asia. In today's busy world not everyone has time to responsibly own a pet but many wish they did and miss that special kind of down time you get when snuggling with your furry friend. So some bright spark decided to throw some coffee and cake in the mix and came up with the 'Cat Cafe'. Pure genius. There are 2 Cat Cafes in Bangkok that I know of, the one I've been to is called Purr. It is very sanitary and the cats are very well looked after, so well looked after that their actually a bit stuck up!
The cafe is designed with cat walks that climb from the floor to the tops of the walls. The cats sling along these out of reach walkways and then sit there looking down on you, and if your lucky they'll come over and let you smooth them. The waitresses/cat slaves try to make the cats play with you by getting out their favorite toys and coaxing them toward you. There are a few kittens which are kept in separate units for their own safety. If you have a cat and would like to bring it along for a fun day out, your welcome to do so.