Bangkok is an amazing city with so many unique things that you can’t find in any other city. It offers a combination of old lifestyle and modern living where every element of the two worlds seem to blend with one another in unison. For first-time visitors, Bangkok may seem like a chaotic city that has no boundary, but we assure you that there’s a method to this madness.
Famous food such as pad thai and hoi tod are sold by street vendors along with fried bugs and fresh-squeezed juice, pieces of clothing sold under a dollar, and exotic shows that will leave you in awe for years to come.
If you’re planning to come to Bangkok for the first time, here are our short guide to traveling in Bangkok:
You get everything in 7-11!
If you’re ever in need of anything ranging from food, a toothbrush, and milk, to alcohol, you’re guaranteed to find them in 7-11. Unlike the small shops you’re used to in the Western countries, you can find anything you can imagine in these stores. 7-11s in Thailand are the epitome of convenience, as they are located in quite literally every block in Bangkok — some even has more than one. The best thing about them is that they’re open 24/7, so whenever you need one, just know that one is not far away. If you’re a first-time traveler in Bangkok, 7-11s can save your life!
The best beef soup in the world — Wattana Panich Beef Soup
If you ever want to know how 60 years old beef soup tastes, be sure to visit Wattana Panich shop in Ekkamai. The shop is hard to miss, as there’s a giant copper situated right in front of the restaurant, and the smell of the soup fills the air of the entire soi (small street). After the day is done, the shop will save the soup in the fridge so that the oil and fat of the beef today congeals, leaving its essence in the soup. The staff will scoop out the top layer of the fat the next morning and heat the soup up again. This is how they have been making the soup since the shop first started 60 years ago, making it an experience that you can’t have anywhere else in the world!
Spending a night in prison at Sook Station Prison Hotel
If you’re up for a different style of accommodation, the Sook Station Prison Hostel is a great option. This is where you can dress up as a prisoner for a night, as everything is decorated with black and white stripe theme, from the sheets, blankets, to decorations. The sectioning doors are made of metal bars with a curtain to shut you off from your roommates. The best part about this place is that you can get your very own mugshot taken! You can find many food stalls that sell fried finger foods, noodle soup, and authentic stir-fried dishes. If you’re looking for a place to stay, this is a great option!
Save time with AIRPORTEL’s Airport Luggage Service
Bangkok isn’t a city known for its public transportation, so if you’re not a backpacker, it can be hard to get around the city. If you don’t want to deal with the logistics of carrying around your luggage, AIRPORTEL’s Airport Luggage Service is a great way to take the confusion out of the equation. You can book the service before you arrive and check in at the counter once you arrive at the airport. The luggage can be delivered at any destination of your choosing within the Bangkok area for minimal fees. You can leave your suitcases with them and start your travels in the city right away!
If you’re looking make the most out of your trip, you need to find the right accommodation. Boulevard Bangkok is a luxury hotel that provides incredible accommodation with a central location in Bangkok. Get in touch with us today to book your stay!