Thailand is a very famous destination for tourists all over the world thanks to its beautiful landscapes and distinctive culture. This article will guide you what to do and explore for your first time in Bangkok.
Where to go
Siam Square shopping centre
Siam Paragon and Siam Centre are the two largest shopping centres in Bangkok where you can find the world’s popular brands such as Zara, H&M, Gucci.Louis Vuitton, Prada, Versace, Hermes, Chanel, Bvlgari and digital products such as Samsung, Toshiba and Bose, cafes, cosmetic, theatre and car brands such as Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Mini Cooper, Ferrari, BMW.
Sukhumvit: Restaurants and bars for the rich and foreigners
This is the area for elites and foreigners in Bangkok with numerous luxury bars, pubs and restaurants. Sukhumvit Soi 11 is the place of many luxury entertainments with pubs situated in the highest floor of buildings. You can also explore street food and nice cafes there.
Silom – the Patpong “red light” area
Gathering many multinational companies, Silom at night becomes a bargain in the music of the bar – pub, the bustle of the night market and shopping activities, especially the performances Patpong – Sex show featured in the pub. If you are in Bangkok and want to ask for directions to Silom, do not ask the older people.
Chinatown is near other areas so it’s convenient to travel around. This area is the centre of the wholesale products of the city, providing for retail businessmen in Thailand. This area is also famous for cuisine with abundant eateries and dishes such as rice, noodles, tom yum, seafood and drinks.
Pahurat – Indian street
This place is famous for fabric and is where the Indian live. Coming here, you can see Indian architectural houses.
Khaosan Road – The Western Street
The most bustling time of the street os from 8 pm to 2 am, like Bui Vien in Ho Chi Minh City or Ta Hien in Hanoi. In Khao San, you can find many items such as clothes, shoes, hats, bags and accessories for both men and women. Some delicious food here is pad Thai, tom yum, mushroom hotpot, crepe cake and grilled insects.
Chatuchak night market
Being the biggest market in Thailand and one of the biggest markets in the world, Chatuchak only opens at weekend from 8 am to 6 pm but you can stay until 8 pm because it’s the time for cheap items when main stores close.
Chatuchak area is divided into a chess map. You will be given a map when getting to the market gate.
The market includes 15000 stores with numerous products. There are interior decoration items such as handicrafts, ceramics, wood, ornamental plants, lamps, oil and souvenirs. The front areas are fashion stores selling bags, wallets, accessories, shoes and cheap, strange and toxic hi-tech products. Along the streets of the market are the restaurants and refreshments for guests to enjoy delicious food
Traveling by airplane
Besides national airlines such as Vietnam Airlines or Thai Airways, you can refer some airlines offering cheap flights.
This is a very popular airline. If you depart from Hanoi, you only arrive at Don Mueang Airport. If you book the ticket before one month, you can find the ticket with only 45$ or even 0$.
The round-trip ticket can be 65 USD and 30 kilograms of luggage if you book the ticket before 3 months. However, this airline only offers the flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Don Muaeng Airport.
The ticket price ranges from 2.5 million to 3.5 million dongs if you book the ticket before one month.
You can find the suitable hotel through websites agoda.com or booking.com. With some large areas in Bangkok like Sukhumvit, you should see the map where your hotel is not to waste much travelling cost. You should stay near market or supermarket to convenient for buying food.
Nasa Vagas Hotel Sukhumvit 71
It’s the three-star hotel with full equipment. The hotel accommodates nearly 500 rooms. If you book online, you can rent the room at the price of 15 USD for a two-bed room. However, this hotel is quite far from tourist attractions, so you will waste much travel cost.
Check-Inn Chinatown Hotel, Yaowarat
The room here is small but nice and tidy with balcony. The room rate ranges from 30 USD to 50 USD.
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