Bangkok! It is known in Thai as Khrung Thep Maha Nakhon. The population of the city is 8 million or 12.6% of the country population. Bang is a Thai word meaning “a village situated on a stream”, and the name may have been derived from Bang Ko. While ko is an “island”, a reference to the area’s landscape which was carved by rivers and canals.
This is a city that attract millions of people everyday. I personally had visited this city for more tan 10 times and must say that this is a great place for everyone.
Let me share with you some of the things that you can plan or do while in Bangkok..
Where to stay :
Try to search hotel within 10 mins walking distance from BTS. Asoke BTS is good as u do have option for SkyTrain or the MRT. Nana BTS, Siam BTS or Saladaeng BTS is pretty good as well.
Chao Phraya River :
Stop at BTS Saphan Thaksin. Take the boat and enjoy the ride to places I listed below.
Khao San Road :
Take the BTS Skytrain to Sathorn/Central Pier (Saphan Taksin Station – change at Siam Station), then take the Chao Phraya Express boat to Phra Athit – pier 13 – then walk. http://www.bangkok.com/area-khao-san-road/review.htm?cur=THB
Grand Palace & Wat Pho :
BTS to Saphan Taksin station. Go down under the bridge to Central Pier and take the Chao Phraya express boat coming from your left, and get off at Ta Chang pier. (pier N9).
Do not buy a ticket at the desk, and do not buy a 150 baht ticket for the tourist boat. Get on the Chao Phraya Express Boat coming from your left. Take a boat with no flag, an orange flag, or a green flag. You pay the fare on board to the ticket seller, tell her “Tha Chang” (pier N9).
Get off at Tha Chang (pier N9), and walk out from the pier area until you see a high white wall. Follow it to the left and then around to the right, so that Sanam Luang (a large open green space) is on your left and the palace wall is on your right. Walk about 200 meters until you get to the main entrance.
Wat Pho is right behind the Grand Palace, so you will need to go back out the way you came in, and go around the block to enter Wat Pho.
Take BTS to Saphan Taksin. Same station as Khao San & Grand Palace. But for this u have to walk to the further most, left hand side pier to catch it. You won’t mistake it, it’s the one emblazoned with the Asiatique Logo.
Floating Market :
Damnoeng Saduak (optional as a bit far from the city. Will take u about 1 hour. Very touristy.
Ayuthaya(Ancient capital of Thailand) :
Optional. A bit far from Bangkok. About 1 hour from the city. Very touristy.
New Road Fai Market :
You can get Halal street food here. Kena cari sket lah. Take MRT and stop at Thailand Cultural Ctr. Go out From Exit no 3. The place is behind a mall call The Esplanade http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/rot-fai-market-ratchada.htm
Shopping mall :
Terminal 21 (Asoke BTS), Central Embassy(Phloen Chit BTS), Em Quartier(Phrom Phong BTS) & Siam Paragon(Siam BTS).
Cheap Shopping :
Chatuchak(Mo Chit BTS), Platinum (Chid Lom BTS, but this is a bit far from station… but worth for your money to spend)
Suppaniga Eating Room Sathorn 10.(not halal)
Sara Restaurant, Nuovo City Hotel (Halal)
Yana Restaurant, Level 5, Near the international food court(National Stadium BTS)
Fine Dine : check out this web. Lots of idea on how u want to enjoy bkk.
Stay tune on the next for more posting… and tips to save your money while in Bangkok.