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Getting to Bangkok

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Visa: On arrival

Cost: THB 1,000 (₹1,963 approx)

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Transit time: 4hrs from major cities

Cost ₹7,000 per person

Review and ratings (192)

Read 192 destination reviews with average rating of 4.2/5, out of 6384 Bangkok reviews
Vinod Ponnan

Vinod Ponnanratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

3 reviewsPosted 2 years ago
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Exploring Bangkok by Public Bus

This was my fifth time to Bangkok and I wanted to do something different this time. If you are a frequent visitor to a city, we all tend to go and stay in the same area in town, frequent the same places to eat in short we prefer to be "safe" and less stressful.

In Bangkok I always stayed in the Sukhumit area along the Sky Train route, for quick access to and from the airport. I had heard a lot of stories and read a lot of blogs about the famous Khao San Road, the famous backpacker ghetto, and was really curious to explore, but never got round to doing it as it in not on the sky train route and you have to take a taxi or use public transport. My flight into Bangkok would get in only by 8pm and after the long wait for visa on arrival, I didn't want to head to a new part of town late at night, but a last minute encounter with a seasoned Kho San road veteran convinced me to try it out and Boy oh Boy, it was out of this world.

More about that later, but to reach there I used a combination of the Airport Link from Swarnabhumi Airport to Phaya Thai for bhat and outside station you can catch a bus to Kho San Road. I took a taxi the first time 65 bhat. There is a police beat box, where they make sure you get a taxi which uses the meter or else you need to fix a price before you board.

I had two days to explore and I decided to use the public buses to go around town. Its very simple if you can get a good bus map and the fares are super cheap from7-15 bhat max. All buses are numbered and once you know the number its very easy as the same no buses keep going up and down the same route. If you take one to the city centre, and get off the left side, then to go back, simply pass the road and go the bus stop and check the number written on it. Some bus-stops also have the signs inbound and outbound. I travelled extensively across Bangkok and I would strongly recommend it if you have time and want to chill, Great way to do some people watching as well.

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Rajiv Singhal

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1 reviewPosted 2 years ago
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Amazing trip to Bangkok

At last I have got my own time to write review on my third vacation destination that is Bangkok. After 15 days of my study on internet about the Bangkok and Pattatya we booked our air tickets through one of local travel agents in Thai Airways one of the second best Airways after Emirates which I have experienced, My Air tickets coast me 31, 000 round trip for 2 of us.

Along with that the travel agent offered us a PK of 12500 per /p for 6 nights 7 days incl. Bed, Breakfast, internal travelling to few places, one lunch, airport transfer, to Pattaya both ways, and half day s/ see, isn't it cheap. Hotel accommodation was chosen by me from booking.com and I just informed the agent and he booked for us in same price.

We reached Bangkok at morning 8, Seeing Bangkok airport I was very happy has it is one of huge airport and yet very simple and easy. For Immigration there was a huge line so our immigration took 1 and half hour, we were bit worried as we thought our pick up was at 8 and we have missed it taking baggage when we arrived at the arrival we were greeted by Name board. Within half an hour we were seated in coach to words Pattaya. Pattaya was 1-12 hour journey.

My Pattatya review you can read in Pattaya destination. After 2 nights in Pattaya we had a pick up at dot 12 noon to Bangkok. We reached Bangkok at 2 by bus. At their main stop and from there we were transferred by van to hotels. The foremost thing I liked about Thai people and the huge travel operating agencies is they respect there work and everything is on perfect time. This is the most important thing to be learned.

Hotel chosen by me was 4 star and very good one. But only bad thing about hotel staff is they need to change attitude towards Indian people. We stayed near Pratunam Market area one of famous for wholesale cloths it was 10 mints walk from my hotel, but shopping lovers will go mad when they visit Bangkok. Half of our journey in Bangkok was walking we enjoyed walking to MBK mall one of the huge malls, Saim Paragon. The other day we had 1 & 2 days we saw standing and sleeping Buddha. Jewell factory its worth seeing for Jewell lovers, and they dropped us to MBK MALL.

We were interested in seeing floating market which coast us 600 bath p/p but its fun seeing. And you get experience of Thai culture. You can request the same travel agency in Bangkok. Bangkok is worth visiting for shopping. Traffic is horrifying but with lots of discipline. People are honest, soft, and loving. Cleanliness is 8/10 that's good. Food is worth eating. Indian People can eat Indian food at Bombay Palace rest, near Prathunam Market its good. Bargen with sweet voice and you get best deals for shopping at Prathunam Marke.

If you are on weekends do visit C hatchuk Market. Visit Pantip Plaza for Electronic stuff. Do not be scared of of Thai people they are good, take proper care of your own stuff. We never got any bad experience in Thailand, carry yourself well and if you are with out children try to experience city max by walking that gives you a feel of different land and study map.

Bangkok is cheap it depends up on how you spend and what you buy. Ecotel Hotel is very nice to stay, breakfast is lovely. Location good. Plenty of fruits, do not miss there coconut water, fresh orange juice sold on streets. Best season to visit is End of November and in December. Amazing Christmas decorations one can find.

One foremost request to all my beloved Indians visiting Bangkok always be ready on time and wait in hotel lobby to visit any sight seen as Thai people love work to be done on time And that shall definitely help in changing attitude of Thais to words Indians. Do not take small kids below 10 years to Bangkok if you are visiting for shopping they well get fed up. Pattaya is ideal destination for water sports lovers and families. Many people think Thailand is only meant for Red Light Area, but no, trust me its the land of Natural Beauty. Fun, Culture, Tradition. After all its been said Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder. Its Amazing Place one can visit with Family. And its really beautiful when you go with your presence of mind.

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