Be it for cultural discoveries, shopping sprees, nightlife adventures or even for business, Bangkok offers it all! Here’s a quick guide to help in planning a trip to Thailand’s dynamic capital.
Where to Stay
Bangkok has diverse areas and depending on what you plan to do, look to find accommodation in or close to a suitable locale be it at a hotel or service apartment. Sathorn is known as a thriving corporate hub, Siam is home to popular shopping malls and Sukhumvit offers plenty of dining and nightlife; there are other areas too so do some research and plan accordingly.
The Grand Palace, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Temple of the Dawn are ‘must visit’ cultural sites in the city. Located within easy reach of Somerset Park Suanplu Bangkok, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is another top attraction as are the Erawan Shrine, Jim Thompson House and SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.
Best Things to Do
You can shop to your heart’s content at malls like ICONSIAM and MBK, explore the bustling Chatuchak Weekend Market, embark on a Chao Phraya River cruise and enjoy some bar hopping adventures too. Don’t forget to also sample local street food be it Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong or Som Tam!
There are several options to help you get around the city with the well-connected underground (MRT) and Skytrain (BTS) services being amongst the most popular options. While public buses and river taxis are available too, for short distances one can use tuk-tuks and taxi cabs as well.
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