We have two full days on arrival. What should we not miss? We don't particularly like organised tours but if that's the best way then suggestions please. How should we get around?. We are staying in Siam Square. Thanks.
Plenty of bargain shopping at the MBK centre, I think about a 10 minute
walk from Siam Square. The other shopping centres nearby are great but all
designer label and not very cheap. Still worth a look as the stores and
massive food courts are amazing. Go for a night cruise and dinner on the
river, you can arrange transfers and tickets through the hotel not
expensive and a great night. Get on a Tuk Tuk and have a ride around town,
great fun but the drivers will try to sting you so negotiate the price
first and tell them no stops as they will try and take you to sponsored
shops around the town. Have fun ! over 5 years agoAnswered by Sam Buttiglieri
Hi Elsa. I must admit Bangkok overwhelmed my friends & I & we probably did not do it justice. If I could do it again I would do A LOT more research before I left. The locals speak very little english so be prepared. We rode the sky train around the city, that's a must to understand how the city really works, & visited the Grand Palace which was gorgeous - do that one on your own though & not in a tour. We also heard very good things about the Tiger Temple outside of Bangkok but couldn't make it there. I suggest you look it up & book at home. A friend of mine went & her photos look AMAZING! All the best for your trip. over 5 years agoAnswered by Travel Editor
Thanks so much for your replies. We're home now but saw everything we wanted and then more. You're right; you assume English is understood but its not. So, went to grand palace, textile/clothing museum, Bangkok cultural centre (a must), Patpong market, china town, Chatachuck market, lat krabang, MKB centre, river express boat, grand Chinese hotel revolving restaurant, (25th floor), Wat po. Yes, sky train is a must! over 5 years ago
I'd say check out the Grand Palace and the temples within its vicinity and River Cruise for a spectacular night view of the city on day 1. Your hotel can help you arrange a taxi and also the Cruise which costs between 800 to 1200 Bahts. You can try shopping at MBK and Pratunam all within walking distance of where you are staying on Day 2. I doubt you will have any energy left after this (you will be walking a lot!).
While Chatuchaak market is a also one of the recommended places (great for bargain shopping and finding handicrafts), it is a weekend market and also you would typically require at least one whole day to see it properly. over 5 years ago