"Experiencing Bangkok" Bangkok by PierreZA
Bangkok Travel Guide: 10,366 reviews and 23,038 photos
Bangkok is a BIG city. With terrible traffic and pollution ; but, the people are great and I think it is a city to experience, rather than to do too much sight-seeing. I’m sure people would differ, but find Bangkok to be amazing and almost an overwhelming experience. New/modern and old culture lives side by side in this city.
I think it is important to do some degree of planning when visiting.
Wat Pho and the Grand Palace are in the same area, and also close to a taxi stop. So you can do quite a lot in one day around this area.
I found the boat and canal trip very nice. It gives a total different view of Bangkok.
I only had a few days in Bangkok. It is difficult to rush through the city in order to see as much as possible. I therefore visited some of the sights, so that I also had enough time to experience certain areas of the city by foot. Then you also need some time for shopping!
There are quite a few things I did not get time for, including:
I. Thai boxing
II. Jim Thompsons House
III. Lumphini Park
- Pros:A lot to offer, an almost overwhelming experience!
Enough to fill with all the shopping! As light as possible - cottons (not T-shirts) When visiting temples, shoes which... more travel advice
I must say I had much better fares with metered taxi’s than with Tuk-Tuks. The Tuk-Tuks drives inflate prices hearing if... more travel advice
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