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 here

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 here

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 bing 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 here

FROM BANGKOK TO DON MUANG click here

A1 and A2 Buses click here

 

Suvarnabhumi International Airport ( BKK)

Guide: click here

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

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  • 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 great. A lot of 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

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

Water Taxi

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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.

Uber

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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 limited route and no fixed schedule but if you must try one, the fare is 10 baht for a half mile

The only reason why we took one was because one of the local 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 )

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Getting there: Using 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

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Getting there: From 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 makes 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

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Getting there: Get to Tha Tien (pier N8).

From Wat Pho, there is a nearby pier that would cross to Wat Arun. It would only cost 3 baht for a 5 minutes 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

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

If you are not a fan of too much tourist and the crowd, then this floating market is for you. The market is filled with locals selling different kinds of Thai cuisine and seafood. There were a lot of 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

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Getting there: 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 that 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 were 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

 

Getting there: 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

 

Getting there: 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 taking 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)

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Getting there: 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

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Getting there:

  • 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.
  • 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 the market 

 

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

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Getting there: Take BTS Skytrain to Phra Khanong. Walk for about 2 minutes

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

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

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 warm water. Most masseuses  here do not speak English but the service was amazing.  


10 things to do in Bangkok click here

Limited time in Bangkok click here

Free things to do in Bangkok click here



 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 very cheap 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 lost trying to catch a train going to our accommodation. The food here was very good and the place was clean. The staffs can’t speak fluently in English but they were all very friendly 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)

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

Very relaxing ambiance with very delicious 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

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One of the oldest Cantonese restaurant in Bangkok. This place has been open for 100 years. They are famous 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)
 

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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 a cheap yet authentic food in Bangkok, 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 very cheap but amazingly 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)

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A local restaurant that does not have any English name in Sukhumvit near our accommodation. Very popular with the locals, this local restaurant is being manage by old women. The staffs can’t speak English so all you need to do is point the pictures on the wall.

One of the best food we’ve eaten in Bangkok. I am absolutely in love with this place. The food was absolutely DELICIOUS. The pork was slow cooked to its perfection and in big 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 small 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.

Unfortunately, unable to take pictures because of starvation, the only picture we were able to capture was this huge fish dish. We ordered fried rice, fried chicken, fried beef and this 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)

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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 enjoy the view of the river.

Some food stalls do not have a price of the food so I think the prices of food varies from Thai to foreigners. Most of the food were not only spicy but VERY spicy so, it would be better to tell them not to put too much chili pepper if you are not a big fan of spicy cuisines.


Find the best street food click here

Street food sanctuaries click here

Food Guide click here



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 place in Bangkok. Surrounded with big shopping malls and expensive branded stores.

This coffee shop does not only sell coffees but expensive shoes as well. A great place 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 just outside of the temple, this coffee shop is overlooking the garden / park beside the temple.

A great place to relax while waiting for the sunset to come.

 

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)

 

The coffee with a beautiful view overlooking Bangkok. Their food and drinks were pretty expensive, but the service and the view was great.

The ambiance on the 46th floor was romantic and beautiful. Not crowded and relaxing


Sukhumvit Cafes click here

Cafe hopping click here

Best coffee shops click here



 

 

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