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  • Writer's pictureElif Adali

48 hours in Bangkok

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When to go to Bangkok 📅: It's warm all year around. Dry season is mainly December-March.

Where to stay in Bangkok 🏨: Rates range between 80-100 Euros. We stayed at Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside and where really happy with it.

Transportation in Bangkok 🚋: Bangkok has 2 airports. Suvarnabhumi is the main big international airport. Dong Mueang is a rather smaller airport where most of the domestic and low cost flights land. From Suvarnabhumi UBER or GRAB are the easiest way of transport. trip takes around 30 minutes and we paid the UBER 425 Baht. With subway it takes around 45 minutes. From Phaya Thai there is a direct line to tge airport, fprices changes according to your departure station but the maximum fare is 45 Baht. If you travel from Dong Mueang airport taxi or UBER/GRAB is teh best choice. We paid 420 Baht for an UBER to our hotel.

In the city MRT public transport is the cheapest and most efficient way of transport. Plus I love the Skytrains. If you want to take a car use UBER or GRAB. TukTuk is the most fun way to get around.

Visit a temple

Bangkok most famous temples are Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Wat Pho. We just had time for Wat Arun and it was definitely worth the visit. Try to go eraly.

Eat something on a night market

Thailand's street food is just delicious. Bangkok offers many many street food markets where you can find anything from Pad Thai to fried cockroaches. Most of these market open after sunset and are open the whole night. Khao San Road is the most popular and opens at 6 PM'. we also tried Silom and PatPong night markets which are mostly nice for souvenirs, both open at 5pm. There is also a nice street food market in front of Ion Plaza.

Enjoy the rooftops of Bankgok

Bangkok has many skyscrapers hence many rooftop bars to have a drink and enjoy the view. The most popular is SkyBar. It's mostly famous for it's scene in the movie. We spent and evening at Vertigo & Moonbar which is located on the 61st floor. You can either have dinner at Vertigo or just have a drink at Moon Bar. Both just have an incredible view over Bangkok. Other nice rooftop bars are: Above 11, Hi-So, Octave, Wanderlust and Mojjo.

Take a TukTuk ride

TukTuk's are a symbol of Bangkok and no Bangkok trip is complete without taking a TukTuk ride. Make sure to negotiate the price upfront with your driver. Prices are higher then public transport or UBER but it's definitely the most fun way to get around in Bangkok.

Take public boat transportation

To go to Wat Arun temple we used the Chao Phraya Express Boat which stops at different stations along Chao Phraya River. Also the Grand Palace an Wat Pho temples are on the route. It's super cheap with prices between 10-32 Baht. For schedules and more info click here.

Get lost in shopping malls

As all big Asian cities, Bangkok has many many huge shopping malls. The Siam is the most dense area in terms of malls and most are connected to each other through underground tunnels. In fact you can spend hours without seeing any daylight. My favorites were Siam Paragon and ION Plaza. If you want to shop some electronics head to Pantip Plaza.

Do a workout in Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park is Bangkok's biggest park surrounded by tall skyscrapers. Awesome place to get some air. In the evenings there are Airobic classes for the public. Really nice to see how many people joined.


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