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1. Posted by hollyholly (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

hey currently planning my trip..

i'm stopping in bangkok for 3 nights and 2 full days before flying to cambodia, then back to bangkok for another 2 full days and 2 nights before going on to india...

with such a short time in bangkok i want to make the most of my time there. i'm planning on staying near the khao san road area.

but im just wondering if any one has any recommendations on what i should do when i'm there

thanks

:)

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3545 posts) 6y

Holly,
The Grand Palace is going to be a must see. I found Jim Thompson's house interesting as well. A tour might not be a bad idea if alone. I also suggest you get on the river, a khlong tour or just ride the water taxi. I rode from one end to the other just to cool off. It was so hot slogging around BKK, I wanted a breeze. Nice views from the river and a cheap way to get around BKK. There are several day trips from BKK that you might enjoy. Ayatthaya for ruins, River Kwai to see some countryside, rafting and a bit of history. Good Luck.

3. Posted by daraserene (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

yes grand palace is a must. then a good dinner at chao phraya river. at night you want to hit the road and go to chatuchak night market.. you might as well want to visit the crocodile farm at samut prakarn which is very accesible to bangkok.. need more give me a shout :)

4. Posted by wanderer84 (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

Spend some time in the markets! eat some Pad Thai, and do all the stuff the other posters recommended. BKK is not a dull place by any means. Just be carefull about tuktuk drivers who want to give you a tour. Most are just trying to make a living and by all means take a tuktuk once, its a fun ride. But sometimes they'll try to scam you and they're very persistant around Khao San rd area.

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3606 posts) 6y

Around the Khao San Road and Soi Rambuttri area, don't miss the gorgeous fresh fruit sold on the streets.

I'd recommend staying on Soi Rambuttri rather than Khao San Road -there are plenty of gueshouses around this area and it's quieter than Khao San.

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 9, 2008, at 2:13 AM by bex76 ]

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1329 posts) 6y

Quoting hollyholly

hey currently planning my trip..

i'm stopping in bangkok for 3 nights and 2 full days before flying to cambodia, then back to bangkok for another 2 full days and 2 nights before going on to india...

with such a short time in bangkok i want to make the most of my time there. i'm planning on staying near the khao san road area.

but im just wondering if any one has any recommendations on what i should do when i'm there

thanks

:)

Just a comment on the area you are staying at.

Khao San Road has it's good points, lots of kids go there for cheap hostels or cheap hotels but there is no close Skytrain stop.

There are other areas in Bangkok that are quite close to the Skytrain. The Skytrain is an overhead rail service which can connect you to many popular places in Bangkok real easy. So, all it comes down to is if you plan on staying in really cheap places then KSR may be a good choice and just deal with meter taxi cabs which, by the way, are cheaper and safer than tuk-tuks. If you are paying a decent rate for your hotel there may be better areas to stay in and have more transportation access.

http://www.asiatraveltips.com/ThingstodoinBangkok.shtml
http://www.bangkok.com/pratunam/shopping.html
http://www.into-asia.com/bangkok/markets/chatuchak.php
http://www.asiatravel.com/bangkok_info/temple.html
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/Bangkok_Metro_Skytrain.png

Nevertheless have an exciting holiday!

7. Posted by hollyholly (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

hey thanks very much for everyones input, got some good ideas on what i am going to do now, and where i am going to stay.

out of interest has any one done the 1 or 2 days tours where you go to tiger temples/elephant farm and floating market tours, seen one on tiger temple website and it looks pretty good.

thanks for your help

holly

8. Posted by gowriter (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

I heard you can now do a dinner cruise at night on the chao phraya river.

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