East meets West in the cultural melting pot that is Thailand’s cosmopolitan capital, Bangkok; here are some things to keep in mind to ensure a safe and rewarding trip.
Find a Safe Hotel
Find accommodation that is not only centrally located, but also from a trusted brand. This is especially important for post-COVID-19 travel when health and hygiene are a priority. Properties like Avani Atrium Bangkok Hotel make an ideal choice since they follow strict guidelines and have stringent sanitisation and sterilisation protocols.
Be Culturally Sensitive
When staying at a city hotel Bangkok has to offer, you will undoubtedly plan to visit temples and the Grand Palace. When doing so, remember to dress conservatively covering bare legs and shoulders. Additionally, never say anything insulting against the royal family as that is an offence punishable by law.
Stick to Filtered Water
Since there are so many things to do in Bangkok and it can get hot, you need to stay hydrated; while some may drink water straight from the tap, it is advisable to stick to filtered or bottled water. Having a reusable water bottle with you is a good idea and will help to cut down on plastic use too.
Choose Your Taxis Wisely
Be mindful that you may occasionally come across some unscrupulous taxi drivers! Always ensure the meter is working and it’s better to have some idea of the route (Google Maps or Apple Maps will help) beforehand; tell the driver the route you wish to take and avoid being taken on a longer, more costly ride.