Saturday, 16 February 2013

Another Top 5 places must go in Bangkok !

6. Chao Phraya River & Waterways

A beautiful place to view of Bangkok city.18km long section of these canals are served by express boats providing a fast, inexpensive means of cutting across traffic-infested Bangkok. They run between 5.30 am and 8.30 pm each day, arriving approximately every 10 to 15 minutes and stopping at 27 piers. Fares range between 10 and 20 baht, depending on how far you travel. 


During rush hours, try to stay away because it is dangerous and a lot of people pushing around. However, it is convenient for shopping and sight-seeing. There are temples, market and etc. 

Tips : Simply wave them down and wait patiently for two helmeted deckhands to jump ashore, ropes in hand for fastening.

7. Chatuchak Weekend Market

The most famous and biggest weekend market in Thailand. A must visit in Bangkok because its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’.


How to go there ?

Take the Skytrain (BTS) to Mo Chit station, take exit no. 1 and follow the crowd until you see rows of canvas stalls selling clohtes. Turn right while continuing to follow the crowd and you will see a small entrance that leads into the market (clothing section).

Operation Time : Saturday and Sunday 9a.m - 6p.m.
                             Fridays 6p.m. - 12a.m.


Tips :

1. Wear comfortable shoes as you will walk long distances.

2. Wear light and comfortable clothing as weather is very HOT !

3. Bring enough cash as most of the vendors don't accept credit cards and the ATMs are very far away.

4. Take good care of your belonging as there are many pickpockets.

5. Bargains !! * Important* ( Be Friendly and smile )

8. Khao San Road  

A famous place for Nightlife because there are many pubs and clubs over there.

Most importantly of all, the air of youthful abandon which permeates the place 24/7 is still here, unashamedly and comfortingly intact despite the seemingly unstoppable influx of fast-food outlets (Starbucks, McDonalds and Burger King) and incongruous shopping malls.


How to get there ?

From either Victory Monument, Siam, or Silom taking metre Taxi. ( cost roughly 100bahts )

Bus

157 , 171 ,  509

Take from Victory Monument ( Rajavithi Hospital bus stop ) pass Ratchadumnoen Road. You can get off at Khok intersection ( one stop away from Democracy Monument). 

9. Soi Cowboy in Bangkok


Soi Cowboy was named after the cowboy hat-wearing African-American who opened the first bar here in the early 1970s, this red-light district has a more laid-back, carnival-like feel to it than Patpong or Nana Plaza.

A place to chill and party all day long! Entry is always free and drink prices are fixed. The bars usually close at 2.30a.m. 

How to get there?

Soi Cowboy is just next to Terminal 21 !

Mrt : Sukhumvit Station
BTS: Asoke

10. Jim Thimpson House

A speciality museum that filled with a magnificent collection of Asian art and many unique displays. 

There is a shop selling silks shirts for men, T-shirts, scarves and bags for women.


Operation time : 9 a.m - 4.30 p.m

Location : Opposite the National Stadium 6 Soi Kaseman 2 
                  Rama I Road, Bangkok 

Special Additional 

Riverfront Shopping 


Operation time : 5p.m till midnight

How to get there ?

From Sapan Taksin BTS and continue with Asiatique's service Boat.
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