Bangkok

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Thailand is the perfect place for beginning backpackers. Here you will find super nice people from all over the world. I’m fascinated by this big city’s wonderful boutique shops, food stalls and the great markets.

If you are visiting Bangkok I definitely recommend you stop by Khao San Road. During the day many small shops line the street selling clothes, jewelry, electronics and delicious street food all at bargain prices.

On the next street, through the small passage 999 West is my favorite restaurant =) Here I just love everything, whether fish, meat, pasta, rice or appetizer, I can recommend everything. WIFI is available and everything is really cheap.

In the evening the Khao San Road then turned into a loud commotion with many backpackers who meet for strolling, partying and drinking.

My favorite bar in Bangkok is the Roof bar where they have live music every day. Great bands play old and new popular songs to sing along to.

In Charlie massage parlor you can enjoy anytime a very good foot massage located in the middle of Khao San Road.

Don´t miss the floating markets, the luxurious sky bar and the cheap night markets.

Sightseeing in Bangkok:

There are so many cool things to do in Bangkok. Combining all of my trips I have spend about 3 weeks total in Bangkok.

  • Floating Market: There are 2 different markets here. At the first market you sit in the boat and float around to the different dealers. The second market is where traders are on the boats and the customers on land, step down to the ridge to trade with the merchants. Both are worth seeing!
  • Temple: This is of course a matter of taste, I think even if you have seen a temple, you’ve seen them all 😉
  • Khao San Road: If you are visiting Bankok I definitely recommend you stop by Khao San Road. Durring the day many small shops line the street selling clothes, jewelry, electronics and delicious street food all at bargain prices.In the evening the Khao San Road then turned into a loud commotion with many backpackers who meet for strolling, partying and drinking.
  • Skybar: I can recomment the skybar in the Lebua hotel or Banyan Tree skybar. Both are in expensive hotels on the rooftop. If you are a fan of the Hangover films you should definitely visit the Lebua Skybar. A popular destination in Bangkok and one of the sites where Hangover 2 was filmed. Cocktail prices are a bit more expensive but it has a really good view and you can take some great photos. It’s definately worth the vist! But don´t go in flipflops or beach-slothes, thats not allowed.
  • Shopping:
    • MBK Mall: Huge mall with many small stalls and clothes, perfumes, shoes, bags, electronics, everything your heart desires at reasonable prices. Here you can also buy glasses or contact lenses.
    • Pratunam Mall: This is a very cheap mall, where u can find cool and good clothes
  • Roof Bar- My favorite bar in Bangkok is the Roof bar where they have live music everyday. Great bands play old and new popular songs to sing along to.
  • Charlie’s Massage Parlor- In Charlie massage parlor you can enjoy anytime a very good foot massage located in the middle of Khao San Road.
  • Markets:
    • Chatuchak Weekend Market is probably the biggest weekend market in the world. If you are in Bangkok over the weekend, you should not miss this!
    • Patpong Night Market: A medium-sized market is nice epecially for shoes, bags, watches and little knick knacks.

Enjoy a great time in Bangkok!

Delicous Food in Bangkok

You can eat anything in Bangkok. But i like the streetfood most.

In the mornings:

  • Muesli with fresh fruit and yogurt
  • Fruit Shakes
  • american breakfast

lunch and dinner:

  • Fish
  • Meat
  • streetfood
  • Why not try a tasty grasshopper? 🙂
  • pancake with nutella, milk and banana, i am addicted to that
  • my favorite restaurant: Pannee in the street next to Khaosan Road

Of course you can also eat at McDonalds, Subway, etc. but go to the delicious food stands while you are in Thailand

Best Accommodations in Bangkok:

  • Khaosan: D & D, double room for about 30 euro, single room about 20 euro, with a nice pool on the roof terrace
  • Old Town Hostel;  opened 2014, cheap and very nice
  • Sourire Rattanakosin Iceland at the hotel (a little more expensive, but really quiet and 2 minutes walk to Khaosan)
  • if you want to have one of the best hotels: Siam @ Siam Design Hotel: you will have a perfect view of Bangkok with a phantastic infinity pool and you are in the center, two minutes walking from MBK.

Transportation in Bangkok:

  • From airport: bus, train, taxi (I drove a taxi to Khaosan Road for about 10 euros, splitting it with other riders makes it really cheap)
  • Water Taxi (this is a cool and very very cheap option of getting from A to B.
  • Tuktuk (Be careful and avoid being ripped off, the driver makes frequent stops it becomes really annoying)
  • Taxi (I recommend the pink taxi’s because they are metered)

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