Hey im going travelling next year and i start off in Bangkok, i am going on a guided tour for 17 days through to Singapore/ before i go however i would like to experience the life of Bangkok/ i am willing to spend 3 to 5 days there.
Could anyone could help me out PLEASE! jsut to give me advise how i could spend my time there - what to see where to go where not to go, anythign possible will be most appreciated
Yeah Bangkok is an amazing place!before I went eveyone was like "you wont like it, its dirty, it smells blah blah blah" but Im a city girl at heart and I personally loved Bangkok so I say go for it and make the most of it!!!!The must sees I would reccomend are.....the Grand Palace,(see the whole lot, Wat Phra Kaew, Emerald Buddha.....)Wat Arun (this place is beautiful, visit Patpong Market, if you want more modern stuff head to MBK centre and Siam Square, the Jim Thompson House is nearby too and that is pretty cool!have fun!
2 things I really enjoyed:
- hiring a longtail boat for a few hours and having a tour of the klongs.
- going to 'vertigo' bar at the top of the Banyan Tree hotel for a cocktail, great views of Bangkok, especially at night, and fresh air. Y'don't need to be staying there.
I would start off with a hotel on Sukhumvit Road or the Siam area where you can take advantage of the Skytrain. The Skytrain connects you to many popular places in Bangkok.
Travel agencies offer several tours of the city for a reasonable price, compare prices before you commit. Usually travel agencies in hotels are more expensive.
When you take a taxi in Bangkok avoid the stopped taxis lurking around hotels and bus stations, they will be the most expensive. Hail a passing taxi and tell the driver to use the meter. The meter price will almost always be cheaper than bargaining the price. Taxis are very cheap in Bangkok. The drivers rarely object to using the meter, if one does, get out and get another moving taxi - there are thousands of them!
Take in the night market at Patpong, that is also the world famous area for gogo bars and etc. You can take the Skytrain to the Chatachuk market, it's the last stop on the route (MO CHIT.) Also take a look at the vendors on New Phetchaburi Road. Locate the Baiyoke Tower Hotel, you can go to the roof and from there see a lot of Bangkok on a clear day. Also you are in the "garment" area of Bangkok where you can get a deal on clothing.
Busses are cheap, hop on a local bus and see where it goes, get tired of riding around just hop on another bus and head back for town. Bus fare is around 8 baht to 28 baht, real cheap!
Go to National Stadium on the Skytrain and do some shopping at the MBK store. It's a huge mall with lots of small shops! Hop on the Skytrain again and head out to Saphan Taksin and go on a boat ride - it's real cheap!