Sunday, 15 March 2015

Thailand Travel Diary Part 2: Bangkok

BANGKOK (THAILAND), January 2015 

Bangkok is not always well-perceived due to the tourism, the infamous sex industry and the traffic/ bustle of it. However I always defend that, if you navigate it correctly, it doesn’t need to be like that (OK, the tourism is quite difficult to escape…). Bangkok is full of culture, incredible eating options, friendly people and a whole lot of shopping. This was my 5th visit to Bangkok and I am still discovering new things that I love about this exciting place. Read more about me raving about Thailand here

A few pointers… 

1. Take Bangkok for what it is - it is touristy, it is busy. If you’re prepared it’s way better. 

2. For culture, I completely fell in love with the never-ending Wat Phra Kaew (and it’s well worth getting a guide, as without it you would not only get lost but also not really get a sense of the place. 

3. You will have good food wherever you go, there's really no need for me to outline any.

4. For shopping, you’ve got infinite options. The place is a shopping heaven. You’ve got all the big Western brands, fake markets (e.g. MBK - although nothing compared to what’s in Shanghai), shopping on Khao Sahn road and , most of all, Chatuchak weekend market. I promise it will blow your mind. 

5. We visited one of the open-air sky bars, and I would highly recommend it! Obviously pricey but still really gorgeous views and such a luxury to be outside! 

Check out my other Thailand post here and more chats about big Asian cities here

P.S. We stayed at the Novotel which was a brilliant location 5 minutes walk from Khao Sahn Road but definitely not with the bustle of it. It has a gorgeous roof top pool and gym too. 

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1 comment

  1. Great mix of photos...wish I was there...


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