Looking for more reasons to visit Bangkok this summer? We’ve got this handy list to convince you to go for it! It’s cheap and accessible Bangkok has always been one of the inexpensive but definitely worthwhile destinations in Southeast Asia. It’s the perfect city for those who hoping to get their travel feet wet, as […]
November 13, 2019
Looking for more reasons to visit Bangkok this summer? We’ve got this handy list to convince you to go for it!
It’s cheap and accessible
Bangkok has always been one of the inexpensive but definitely worthwhile destinations in Southeast Asia. It’s the perfect city for those who hoping to get their travel feet wet, as the locals are generally friendly to foreigners and moving around Bangkok is relatively easy through their train system, taxis and even tuktuks.
It’s also the place to do something luxurious for yourself as your money will go a long way than it will usually do when compared to other cities. Book a night or two in an upscale hotel, snag that relaxing spa session that you deserve, or go for that fancy dinner cruise along Chao Phraya.
Options, options, options!
Bangkok is a bustling city of options, with different areas home to their own specialties.
Looking for shopping? Head to Siam, where shopping malls stand side by side, offering both premium selection and retail bargains.
Want to go cafe hopping? Drop by the hip sections of Ari, Phrom Phong and Thong Lo for the best cuppas and pastries.
Hoping for a taste of history and culture? There’s Yaowarat Road or Chinatown and its Thai-Chinese offerings; Chareonkrung, the oldest street in Bangkok; and the Old Town with the temples and family-owned eateries.
The exciting and delicious cuisine
Delicious, inexpensive food is never too far away when you’re in Bangkok. As with all things in the city, you’ll have many dishes to choose from, but the classic trifecta includes the pad thai, tom yum and mango sticky rice.
If you’re craving for more, you can also check out this feature on the top ten Thai dishes you need to try during your trip. The Michelin Guide is also about to make its mark this year, paving the way for more foodies hoping to sample the best of Thai food in Bangkok.
The kind locals
Despite recent political unrest and crisis in the recent years, the Thai people remain to be generous and kind, often offering a smile and the warm greeting of Sawasdee.
Take some time to get to know them, and remember, always ask before you take their photo. Supplement your travel research and pre-trip planning by asking the locals on where to go and what to do, and who knows, you just might win a new friend.
There’s always something more
Getting out of the city is no problem. Go for a quick day trip and let Thailand mesmerize you with its charm: a quick ride from Bangkok will lead you to different floating markets; while a couple of hours on train will lead you to Ayutthaya and its temples. Closer to the city but still feels a world away is Bang Krachao, a fantastic green space where you can go biking around Bangkok’s “Green Lung”.
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