Are you planning to visit Bangkok, Thailand for the first time? Here is a quick and straightforward guide of where to go, what to do and what to eat.
The Weather in Bangkok
The peak season to visit Bangkok is November to February when it’s cooler and rains less. However, prices are highest as is the population of tourists. If you’re not averse to a little rain, June to October is when prices and tourism to Bangkok are at its lowest.
Getting to Bangkok from the Airport
You will arrive at one of the two international airports; it’ll probably be Suvarnabhumi Airport. You can get to Bangkok by train, bus, taxi or private transfer from your hotel.
Where to Stay in Bangkok
It’s advisable to stay in a city hotel in Bangkok as it will be harder to find transport further into the suburbs you go. For example, Avani Atrium Bangkok is right on the MRT line and has close access to Terminal 21.
Things to do in Bangkok
You can take the temple hopping route and explore the old city or visit the night and morning markets for a street food tour. Most resort hotels offer a Thai cooking class. If you’re into a bit of adrenaline, watch a Muay Thai match live, it’s quite the experience.
Where to Eat in Bangkok
Despite a probable 5 hour wait, check out Jay Fai’s Raan Jay Fai. She is an iconic street food chef who is considered the best cook in Thailand. Try her crab omelette. Try the pad Thai, tom yum goong, the Wattana Panich beef stew and mango sticky rice.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+