what are some cool places to check out for someone in bangkok for a few weeks?
Bangkok is great but once you ran out of place to go, you’re pretty much walking in circle. I hope you’re not staying in the city for too long..
The usual spot would be:
wat pra kaew (วัดพระแก้ว): Bangkok’s Biggest Temple
suan luang rama 9 (สวนหลวง ร.9) if you prefer nice and quiet park
china town (เยาวราช) & richmond night market for food
jatujak (จตุจักร) for thrift & bargain on apparel
platinum (ประตูน้ำ) if you are into printed tee and cute accessories
amphawa (อัมพวา) offer nice float market vibes, a lot of nice dessert & snack
That’s all I can think of for now..
Also, don’t shop for clothing before you go to jatujak. Every shop you walk by usually get it from there. Bargain is the key.
Please eat as much as you can, the ghetto the restaurant looks, the better.
If you are asian, and look Thai- a good amount of taxi drivers are very likely to not take you, especially if you’re going to the downtown core. If they refuse to take you to where you’re going. Leave two doors opposite to the drive seat open, so they will have to come down and close both of them. (That’s what I do.)
If you’re not asian, they can be really tricky with the fare. So make sure they press the meters.
It also help to take the sky train, 5-7pm traffic is brutal, especially if you’re around downtown core.
I hope this help!