Bangkok is a stunning city with so many sightseeing places to amaze you. It has numerous skyscrapers, ancient monuments, temples and a choice of theme parks for you and your folks to enjoy. You can visit the famous Grand Palace, Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), Siam Ocean world, Chinatown and an exceptional floating market.

Bring earplugs. Thailand is a noisy country, especially khao san road bangkok bts in Bangkok. Even though you will inevitably spend some nights partying, there will be other nights where you will just want to have some peace and a good night sleep.

Bangkok boutique hotels are a popular new addition to the market these days and that is why this hotel gets special mention. The new Dream Hotel Bangkok on Sukhumwit 15 oozes luxury and hip, ambient design lets you know you are in the here and now. The blue lighting gives it an alien and futuristic feel. It feels like a 5-star hotel with its style and the service is sure to match it. Features like a DVD player in the room and free wifi further add to its superior quality. And the price? Starting at $75 a night, it feels like you are stealing from the owners. For what you get, it should probably be twice or three times as much but it’s a grand deal. It truly falls under the category of cheap and luxury hotels in Thailand.

Bangkok Backpackers Most Thais used to visit this shrine offered jasmine flowers, incense sticks and lotus buds. However, now the trend has changed. You will find many large and small phallic symbols around the shrine instead of the traditional offering because people believe that the shrine is dedicated to fertility.

How To Buy Fried Insects? – When you see a fried insect cart, don’t be afraid to stop and look. The sellers are always friendly and love selling to westerners as they know fried insects are a no-no in the west, so expect the laughs, shrieks and sounds of disgust.

Chatuchak Weekend Maket Arguably the largest open air market in the world, Chatuchak is a must see for shoppers in Bangkok. You can get nearly anything here and often at very cheap prices. It’s so large that it is very easy to get lost, and will take a whole day to explore properly. Getting to Chatuchak weekend market is easy depending on where you are staying. It’s possible to take a train if you are staying in the Sukhumvit area, otherwise a metered taxi will cost around 100Baht from the Khaosan Road Bangkok area.

Not the hugest but certainly the neatest. Big, thick mattresses and bedding that feels like it comes from The Martha Stewart Collection. Couple that with unbelievably efficient air conditioning and that new-hotel smell…it’s a winner.

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