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1. Posted by FleurdeLiz (Budding Member 31 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I'm planing trips across Asia...I started in Malaysia last month. It was tiring but worth it because I tasted their cuisine and climbed the highest peak.
next is Thailand, perhaps in December. Anyone who can share some info about Bangkok?

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 517 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

What type of info are you looking for?
https://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Bangkok/
It's a fascinating place plagued by traffic.
Get accommodation near a train/tube/BTS line as it's the most efficient and cheapest way to get around.
Like KL it's an amazing mix of old and ultra-modern.
The grand palace is a 'must see'.
Food is generally excellent.
Khaosan road area is the usual back packers area but is rather too touristy (and therefore too expensive) now, but worth a look.

3. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1071 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

Don't miss IconSiam, a massive mixed-use development on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River (free shuttle from Sathorn Pier). Its amazing and spectacular shopping center opened Nov. 10. I was there Nov. 14. See this link for details:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iconsiam

4. Posted by LeeXee0819 (Budding Member 32 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

You can also take a tour on the Chao Phraya River and they have multiple stops on different temples. Dont take the cruise, just take the public ferry. From the Saphan Taksin Terminal, one station away is the Asiatique Riverfront (They have live bands, boutique and street foods there) its better to go there at night. This is the map for the boat ferry.
(http://www.bangkok.com/attraction-waterway/chao-phraya-river-chao-phraya-river-pier-guide.htm)

Cheap deals in Pratunam Market and Jatujak Market and high end malls are in Siam.

Baiyoke Tower is their highest rooftop with revolving deck but its quite pricey.

You can explore Ibis Hotel for accommodation which is just across the Train Station. I stayed in Mercure Hotel, which is in the same buiding as Ibis and i find it really convenient.

Try Mango Sticky Rice (They have it on street or you can try from Mango Tango in Siam). I love it.

Don't take taxi as their traffic jam is quite bad, if you want you can take Grab or There's a train from the airport (Suvarnabhumi) that will take you to City.

5. Posted by FleurdeLiz (Budding Member 31 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Wow...thank you for all the information. Noted!
Now, how much would be my budget? In Malaysia I brought USD 350 and I still got excess which I spent at the airport to buy things.

6. Posted by LeeXee0819 (Budding Member 32 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Well it depends on how many days you are planning to stay in Bangkok.

Maybe USD 20- 25 per day for food and transportation if your on a budget is safe enough.

And around USD 50 -80 per night for hotel.

7. Posted by FleurdeLiz (Budding Member 31 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I'm planning only 4-5 days to celebrate New Year's eve there.
I'm always pre-booking my hotel before my flight so I'm concerned on the daily budget like food and transportation. Hence, thank you for the tip.
Is there any place where people go to an area for a countdown on New Year's eve?

8. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1071 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

On another thread a week ago, I posted this:

My friend Barbara and I ate at the fifth floor hawker food court in Bangkok's Terminal 21 shopping center (next to the Asok BTS/Sukhumvit MTR station). Price of dinner for the two of us on Nov. 13: 180 Thai baht, or the equivalent of $5.48. We both had a green papaya salad; I had chicken w/cashews and rice and two scoops of coconut ice cream. Barbara had pork with morning glory leaves and rice. In Singapore, our Japanese dinner for two (chicken katsu with rice, miso soup, chawanmushi and salmon sushi (we shared the latter) cost 22.9 Singapore dollars, or about US$16.66.

9. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 517 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting FleurdeLiz

I'm planning only 4-5 days to celebrate New Year's eve there.
I'm always pre-booking my hotel before my flight so I'm concerned on the daily budget

I assume that means you've already booked your accommodation, which is a good idea as you'll be there at the peak of the high season.
You'd still be able to find accommodation but possibly not in a convenient area.

I really wouldn't recommend any private transport in the city.
The traffic is terrible, whereas the BTS/MRT/Trains/Ferries are very easy, efficient and comfortable (and really cheap) http://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/main.aspx
This may help ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQkXxyJtxqE although a 'rabbit card' would probably be better.

Daily budget (after accommodation) can be as low as you want it to be.
You can eat well for very little money (less than $10 per day), but you'll probably want to mix it around between stalls, malls, small restaurants so you'll spend more some days. Public transport is cheap, so your expense will be entertainment, whether that's visiting sites, shows, clubs or drinks... or just spending in the markets/shops.
Modern 'fashionable/trendy' places like Baiyoke Tower are very impressive (search youtube) but really eat your budget.
So your daily can be anywhere from $20 to $250 depending on you.

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Nov-2018, at 10:41 by Andrew Mack ]

10. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 517 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

I was going to post this to you on another thread, but I guess here would be better;
Thailand is the easiest country to travel in, in the world.
It's generally a very safe country (provided you use common sense, so don't get drunk and walk down dark alleys!).
Travel with as little luggage as possible, as it can be 'difficult' when you need the toilet and you're solo. But generally solo just means you've lots of new people to talk to...
I'd recommend you get a backpackers guide (like Lonely Planet or Rough Guide) as it has useful info, although they do become 'out of date' quickly, so do not take it as gospel, but generally they're helpful. There are lots of YouTube Vloggers who have vlogs about Bangkok. Psychotraveller was there a year ago (or maybe a little more) but just do a you tube search for Bangkok 2018 and loads of info will be available.