As a blogger and a traveller, I see a lot of blog posts targeting the younger generations when they are in Thailand. Personally, I believe that Thailand has something for everyone. So when Sweet3Mango asked me to write a guest post for them about Bangkok, I was more than happy to oblige. I’m going to give 5 reasons why I think anyone can enjoy the bustling megalopolis of the old Krung Thep.
Getting Around Bangkok is Easy
You’ll be glad to hear that from the moment you arrive in Bangkok, Getting a round is relatively easy. Convenient mass transit systems run From Suvarnabhumi Aiport, you can catch the ARL airport link to Interconnecting MRT underground and BTS sky train stations. They even connect to some of the SRT state railway stations. Failing that, there are swarms of minivans, tuk-tuks, songtiews and motorcycle taxis all waiting to help you get around the city. My only advice is just make sure you avoid the traffic at peak times. Look out to see if there is a free bus if you are thinking of heading to a popular tourist attraction. If you’re in a hotel, many of them have free transport to the nearest BTS or MRT station.
Bangkok is a Sociable City
There’s no doubt that Thailand has a very sociable society, that means there’s no shortage of interesting places to eat, drink and socialise.
People from all walks of life congregate at street food stalls, markets,cafes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other places such as pool parties. Of course, there’s places tourist areas like Koh San Road, Nana. and Soi Cowboy, but if you’ve been in Bangkok for a while, the novelty soon wears off. If you’re over 30 and live in Bangkok you’re probably not. going to go those places. If you’re new to life in the Big Mango, you can also find events for networking and meeting new people. I find Thailand’s open society much more inviting than that of the UK for example, I am. often asked to eat and drink with locals and tourists alike, even though they are complete strangers.
You’ll Never Be Short of Good Food
Bangkok is famous for fresh food. You literally can’t turn a corner without seeing a street hawker offering something delicious to eat. I understand that street food isn’t for everyone, even I like a break from the spicy som tam and tom yum soup. Thankfully, International cuisine is readily available in the city. So whether you want a French croissant, an English breakfast, or an American burger, you’ll never be far away from your those home comforts. If you don’t mind splashing the cash, Bangkok has a list of fine eateries that rivals cities like London, Paris and New York.
It’s a Big, Bustling and Beautiful City
Bangkok is one of those cities where you’ll always find something to do.
I’ve been there 8 times now, usually for 3 weeks at a time and I’ve only
seen a fraction of what the city has to offer. There are great markets, beautiful temples and interesting tourists attractions dotted everywhere.
Some are a little harder to get to than others, but the public transport shouldn’t make them too difficult to reach. People often overlook many of my personal favourites in favour of the well-known attractions, but some of the most beautiful temples aren’t even on the tourist radar. If you need a break from the pandemonium, Bangkok also has some stunning parks, impressive museums, art galleries and interactive cultural centres. They are just a few of the great places to unwind after a busy day.
Bangkok Won’t Break the Bank
The Thai Baht still offers good exchange value for most currencies. A delicious street food meal will set you back as little as 35 baht, that’s about a dollar at the time of writing. You could have a great meal in a restaurant from 10 dollars up. The rent is pretty cheap too, as long as you’re not wanting to stay in The Ritz, you could rent a nice little condo with air conditioning from as little as 8,000 baht per month. Hotels start from 600 baht per night and hostels can be even cheaper. You can even have a cheap getaway from the city if you do get bored. Kanchaburi
by train for example, just 100 baht for tourists. If you want something a little more luxury, that’s all at your fingertips in Bangkok, but of course you’re going to have to pay for it. Luxury hotels will start upwards of 3,000 baht per night.
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