City of Angels ~ Bangkok

There are two airports in Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) and Don Muang Airport ( DMK ).


 Don Muang Airport ( DMK) 

Guide:  click

Arrival from Krabi / other local flights

  • Baggage carousel

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  • Exit

Airport Transportation from Don Muang Airport ( DMK)

TO BANGKOK

  • Taxi

Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour ( depending on the traffic)

Fare: 350 baht + 50 baht (surcharge) 

  • Hua Lamphong (Central Railway Station) click

Service hours: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm

Location: Right opposite the airport building

  • Airport Bus

From DMK to the city, the cheapest is the Airport bus for 30 baht. A1 bus will take you to Mo Chit while A2 bus to Victory MonumentRailway Map

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From Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) 

Taxi: 350 baht for 45 minutes

Free Shuttle and Public Buses click

FROM BANGKOK TO DON MUANG (DMK) click

A1 and A2 Buses click


Suvarnabhumi International Airport ( BKK)

Guide: click

Departing from Bangkok

  • Security
  • Check in DCIM111GOPRO
  • Customs
  • Gate / Terminal

Airport Transportation from Suvarnabhumi International Airport ( BKK)

TO and FROM BANGKOK



 Recommendation



Airbnb in Bangkok

PHOTOS

  • The condominium building is 2 minutes away from the BTS and the main road.
  • The building has a 24/ hours security, gym and swimming pool
  • The unit was spacious, with flat screen TV, a small couch, dining area, kitchen, bathroom with H/C shower. 
  • It had a small veranda where you could hang your clothes after doing the laundry using the automatic washing machine provided in the unit.
  • The neighborhood was fantastic. Many street food, food park and a few spas and Japanese restaurant. There were also 24 hours convenient store and money exchange shops.
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Japanese restaurants and pubs in the middle of Sukhumvit, Bangkok
  • This place is far from the city center but accessible and convenient because of the BTS.

Transportation in Bangkok

 Train

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crowded during rush hours 7:00 am to 8:00 am / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

PHOTOS

If your accommodation is near the BTS / MRT station and or you want to tour around the city, acquire unlimited pass

 Water Taxi

PHOTOS

Get to Chao Phraya Pier by taking the Silom Line and getting off at Saphan Taksin Station (S6 Station). Look for Exit No. 2 then turn left. The express boat operates from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm.

Where to get off

Fares

 Tuk tuk

Most of the driver will offer you a high rate. Make sure you haggle the price before taking one

 Taxi

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Please see: Thailand Scams

Tell the driver you are using your GPS or show him the address in Thai so he would know it would be a challenge to rip you off.

 GrabCar

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Expensive, but this is the best way to get to the airport if you are running late. The fare from our accommodation to BKK was roughly 600 baht

 Songthaew

Not recommended because of the limited route and no fixed schedule but if you must try one, the fare is 10 baht for a half mile

The sole reason why we pursued one was because one of the locals misheard us and told us to ride it but when we arrived at the destination it was not a BTS. 

 Bus

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Places to see / Things to Do



Grand Palace

Location: Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand

Opening Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30pm

Entrance Fee: 500 baht ( access to the main compound : Wat Phra Kaeo, The Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile and Vimanmek Mansion Museum on Ratchawithi Road )

PHOTOS

To get here: Getting on a water taxi, get off at Tha Chang (pier N9). Walk straight where you will see a security check (they will ask for your passport). You will pass by souvenir shops and restaurants along the way before the main gate of the palace.

The place was very crowded. If the entrance fee is too much for you, you can still explore the outside area of the palace.

Wat Pho Kaew

Location: 2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Opening Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Entrance Fee: 100 baht

PHOTOS

To get here: From the pier N9, instead of walking straight to the Grand Palace, turn right and walk for about 15 to 20 minutes.

You need to take off your shoes before going inside the temple where the reclining Buddha is.

Crowded and barricades were place around the Buddha. At the back wall, you will find the 108 pots where, according to legend, it will make your wishes come true.

 Wat Arun

Location: 158 Wang Doem Rd, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand

Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Entrance fee: 100 baht

PHOTOS

To get here: Get to Tha Tien (pier N8).

From Wat Pho, a nearby pier would cross to Wat Arun. It would only cost 3 baht for a 5 minute ride

This temple is known for 2 things. The sunset and the beautiful light show but unfortunately at that time, the temple was in restoration.

This temple is not crowded, the best spot to take a nice sunset is on the right side of the temple, along the stairs.

 Khlong  Lat Mayom

Location: Soi Bang Ramat, Bang Phrom, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand

Opening Hours: Weekends only from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Entrance Fee: None

PHOTOS

To get here: Take the BTS Skytrain to Bang Wa Station on the Thonburi side of Bangkok. From Bang Wa, hail a taxi and indicate the driver to take you to ตลาดน้ำคลองลัดมะยม. The ride is only 15 minutes.

If you are not a fan of too many tourists and crowded scenic spots, then this floating market is for you. The market is filled with locals selling unique Thai cuisines and seafood. There were many souvenirs as well.

 Taling Chan

Location: Taling Chan District, Thailand

Opening Hours: Weekends only from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entrance Fee: None

PHOTOS

To get here: Head to Siam BTS Station then wait for a Bus 79 which is located under the station across the street from the Siam Paragon Shopping Center. Tell the bus conductor you want to go to this floating market. The fare is 17 baht.

Take the same bus back to the city.

Or from Khlong  Lat Mayom, take a taxi (use your GPS because this is where we “almost” got scammed). The ride is less than 20 minutes and fare is less than 80 baht

 Khaosan Road

Location: Khaosan Road

Entrance Fee to pubs / bars: None

Prices: 100 baht / laughing gas> 80 baht / drinks

To get here: Take the Skytrain (BTS) to National Stadium Station. From there take a metered taxi.

Loud music, wild parties, laughing gases and lots of booze. . . that sums up Khaosan Road.

Soi Cowboy

Location: Sukhumvit Road, between Sukhumvit Soi 21 (also called Soi Asoke) and Soi 23.

Entrance to pubs / bars: None

Prices: > 100 baht / drink

To get here: Take the BTS Skytrain to Asoke Station then walk for 2 minutes.

This place is full of strip bars and pubs, one of the most famous nightlife in Bangkok

The place is only 15 minutes from Patpong but you need to be careful choosing a taxi here. Most of them would offer a fixed rate of 200 baht to Patpong or they will scam you by bringing you to a VIP pingpong show for an entrance fee of 900 baht.

 Night Markets

 Chatuchak Market

Location: 587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand

Opening Hours: Everyday except Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm ( Fridays 7:00 am to 12:00 am)

PHOTOS

To get here: Take the Skytrain (BTS) to Mo Chit station and take exit no. 1 and follow the crowd ( left).

This market is huge and crowded especially after 5:00pm.

 Pratunam Night Market

Location: 869/15 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

Opening Hours: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

PHOTOS

To get here:

  • Take a SkyTrain (BTS) to E1 Chit Lom  then take exit 3. Go straight to the intersection of Ratchaprasong Road then cross the pedestrian bridge to the right and walk straight ahead to Petchburi Road. Cross Petchburi to Pratunam Market  or take a bus 2, 13 or 511.

OR

  • Take Skytrain (BTS) to Phaya Thai then take the Airport link to Ratchaprarop. Walk to the exit then turn left. Walk for about 5 minutes

This night market is more organized than the Chatuchak market. There are also street food around the corner of this area

Cielo Skybar

Location: 1595/ 500 ถนน สุขุมวิท พระโขนงเหนือ วัฒนา Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Opening Hours: 5:00 pm to 1:00 am

Entrance Fee: None

Prices: > 300 baht / drinks, 500 baht / food

PHOTOS

To get here: Take BTS Skytrain to Phra Khanong. Walk for about 2 minutes

There are many skybars in Bangkok, but this one is the newest recently. The restaurant is on the 46th floor where you can appreciate a superb view of the skyline of the city.

This skybar was not crowded. There were only less than 10 customers that night. The place was breathtaking and the service was exceptional. 

Ponnapat Spa (พรนภัส นวดเพื่อสุขภาพ)

Location: 20 Sukhumvit Soi 71, Wattana, Bangkok Prakanongnua

Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Prices: 250 baht to 900 baht 

A Thailand is never complete without trying an authentic Thai massage. Prices differ as well as the services offered. You will find it all over Thailand.

This spa was clean and small. Before the body massage, they would soak and wash your feet with a lukewarm water. Most masseuses  here do not speak English but the service was amazing.  


10 things to do in Bangkok click

Limited time in Bangkok click

Free things to do in Bangkok click



 Food



Anong Noodles Restaurant

Location:  สามเสนในอนุสาวรีย์ชัยสมรภูมิ ถนนพหลโยธิน พญาไท กรุงเทพฯ 10400, Thailand ( Below Victory Monument near the river canals on a floating boat)

Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm

Food: 5 baht – 35 baht / bowl ( depending on the size) , 5 baht / serving of pork crackling , 10 baht / bottled water

Authentic Thai noodles being sold here for a amazingly cut-rate price. Crowded and popular with the locals. They do not serve rice in this place but they have a variety of noodle dishes with meat and vegetables.

We discovered this place by accident while we got puzzled trying to hop on a train going to our accommodation. The food here was vastly good and the place was decent. The staffs can’t speak fluently in English but they were all kind and accommodating

W Market @ W District

Location: 1599 Sukhumvit Rd, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Opening Hours: 4:00 pm to 12:00 am

Food: 50 baht – 300 baht ( depending on the food / food stalls’s menu)

PHOTOS

A food park in Sukhumvit with a variety of food to choose from. This space is full of food stalls and they serve numerous dishes from seafood, Thai desserts and pizzas. Some stalls sell wines and beers as well

A very relaxing ambiance with savoury food to choose from. Food was freshly cooked and made.

 Prachak 

Location: 1415 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Opening hours: 7:00 am to 8:30 pm

Food: 50 baht – 120 baht

PHOTOS

One of the oldest Cantonese restaurants in Bangkok. This place has been open for 100 years. They are well-known for their noodle dishes and roast duck.

This restaurant is small but crowded most of the time. A lot of locals come and go and most of the staffs are busy cooking and serving the costumers. The food was delicious, especially the crispy pork, but the duck could have been better.

Noodle Shop ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรืออยุธยาป้ารวย

Location: Outside the entrance of Chatuchak Market
Food: 50 baht – 60 baht ( choices of pork, chicken, vegetables and noodles)
 

 PHOTOS

Most restaurants and cafes inside the Chatuchak market was swarming with tourists and the food ranges from 100 baht up, so if you got hungry in the middle of the day while shopping and you want to taste an inexpensive yet authentic food in the area, this place is the best choice.

Though while eating, cars and tuktuk’s are passing by the road, I would totally recommend this place because it is cheap and delicious. They do not have an English menu nor they speak English but you will be able to choose your food from the pictures on the tarpaulin.

Don’t forget to try the local coconut ice cream sold in the market. Sold for 20 baht / scoop, you get 2 extra free toppings with it.

Local Restaurant

Location: 3/27 Soi Pridi Banomyong 3, Khwaeng Phra Khanong Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand ( corner between the said address and Soi Sukhumvit 71 Road) 

Food: 40 baht – 80 baht ( choices of chicken, pork, noodles, fish and vegetables)

PHOTOS

A local restaurant that does not have an English name in Sukhumvit near our accommodation. Very popular with the locals, this local restaurant is managed by old women. The staffs can’t speak English and no English menu so you need to point the pictures of the dishes  on the wall.

One of the heartiest food we’ve eaten in Bangkok. I am undeniably in love with this place. The food was absolutely DELICIOUS. The pork was slow cooked to its perfection and in generous servings. I would totally recommend this place to anyone who wants to visit Bangkok.

Street food near this local restaurant. . .

 

Pratanum Local Restaurant ( street food)

Location: Pratanum Night Market market, a few steps from 7/11 convenient store

Food: 50 baht – 300 baht ( choices of pork, chicken, fried rice, fish, beef and noodles)

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Locals call it Pla Kapong Manaw for 300 baht

Located in a narrow alley near the night market, thanks to Lisa, we did not leave Bangkok without tasting this one-in-a-million Thai cuisine. This place only had plastic tables and chairs but, their food was all freshly cooked and delicious.

We ordered fried rice, chicken, beef and the Pla Kapong Manaw (fish) dish. All were delicious and worth every penny

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Food: 20 baht – 300 baht ( choices of seafood, barbecue meat, desserts, noodles,  fruits, salads and exotic food)

PHOTOS

Locals selling a variety of Thai dishes and seafood. Most of the dishes here were fresh. After ordering some food, you can take it to the dining area while you appreciate the view of the river.

Some food stalls do not have a price of the food so I think the prices vary from Thai to foreigners. Inform the seller not to put too much chili pepper if you are not an avid fan of spicy cuisines.


Find the best street food click

Street food sanctuaries click

Food Guide click



Coffee Breaks



Carnival’s Coffee and Kicks

Location: 428, Siam Square Soi 7, Pathumwan, Bangkok

Food: < 120 baht ( coffee)

Siam area is one of the most expensive places in Bangkok. Surrounded with huge shopping malls and expensive branded stores.

This coffee shop does not only sell coffees but expensive shoes as well. A lovely shop to hang out and feel the art side of Bangkok.

Cafe @ Arun Temple

Location: Wang Doem Road

Food: 70 baht – 120 baht (coffee) , < 100 baht ( dessert)

Located precisely outside the temple, this coffee shop is overlooking the garden beside the temple.

A terrific place to relax and have coffee while waiting for the sunset

Cielo Skybar

Location: 1595/ 500 ถนน สุขุมวิท พระโขนงเหนือ วัฒนา Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Opening Hours: 5:00 pm to 1:00 am

Prices: > 300 baht ( drinks), 500 baht ( food)

A coffee with a stunning view overlooking Bangkok. Their food and drinks were relatively expensive, but the service and the view were great.

The ambiance on the 46th floor was romantic and charming. Not crowded and very relaxing, a perfect place to end your trip in Thailand


Sukhumvit Cafes click

Cafe hopping click

Best coffee shops click



 

 

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