hi guys, i'm flying to bangkok on sunday and will be there for a few days before flying down to malaysia. was basically wondering what i should do in my four days in bangkok. i don't want to just do all the main touristy things... would love to see the "real" bangkok, as well as all the main sights. so, what not to miss?
ps- will be returning to thailand after malaysia, for about a month. planning on visiting krabi, ko phangan and the north. any highlights, things or places not to miss? much obliged...
ko kret in nonthaburi for hill tribe artisans - by boat from Bangkok
taling chan floating market and boat tour - weekends
you could see a Thai boxing match and women doing strange and unusual things with bits of their anatomy think ping pong balls,
or is that touristy ???
there's 'meuang boran' south of BKK, an educational theme park displaying over a hundred thai monuments, on a slightly lesser scale of course !
one thing for me not to miss is food markets, especially the night markets. best way to meet people and getting a feeling for traditional thai cuisine, yummie ...
loads of the touristy stuff is real good as well, the national museum is worth a visit and if you're one for the bustling streetlife, your destination is china town.
green with envy ,
I know its really backpacker like but head to Khao San Road and just chill out in one of the cafes watching the world go by (at a very hurried pace). Certainly one of the highlights of my trip around Thailand.
cheers for the suggestions guys. mim, any recommendations of places to go for the ping pong tricks? my friend was telling me about those places... sounds educational!
leaving for bangkok on sunday! can't wait!!!!!
let's really try to be different, as joey said he'd try to be!!! ping pong's not original at all if u're talking about bkk!!!
i'd recommend getting lost in china town and little india, trying to be curious and going wherever u feel like, exploring a lot along the riverside (both sides), and lumphini park's nice too at dawn or sunset. commercial areas like siam are interesting 'coz u feel where thailand's trying to go to. in general my experience of bangkok (i've returned there 7 times from different trips around the region AND from home) is just having a map and getting lost. the nancy chandler's map of bkk is pretty famous but funny and good.
as for the rest of ur trip i'd suggest:
ko pha ngan: if u wanna party hat rin, if u wanna rest north-east.
on ko tao u can also find quiet beaches... in general just ask around some interesting people u meet.
northern thailand: chang mai, pai, riding a motorbike towards the border with myanmar, caves. same advice: GET LOST!