What to Consider When Travelling Bangkok – Our Guide

July 1, 2019
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Why is this so? Bangkok is considered the gateway to Southeast Asia, and it is a great place to stop over when you’re in the middle of a journey. It is often the first stop for tourists who are new to Thailand. Known as the City of Angels, There is much to see in Bangkok — over 400 temples, a number of royal dwellings, modern skyscrapers, and more!

To name a few, you can visit the famous Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaeo and the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and the Reclining Buddha, fascinating sky bars in the city, tours on the Chao Phraya river, and the food stalls, small shops, and bars in Khao San Road and Rambuttri road. Bangkok is a perfect combination of the old and new. When you go there, you will see signs of traditional Thai culture mixed with things that are of the modern world.

Getting around the city of Bangkok is easy. However, there are things that you have to take into consideration. For your reference, here are some important things to remember when you’re going to Bangkok for the first time.

TIMELINE:
How to divide your time in Bangkok

There are a lot of things to do and see in Bangkok. You’ll never run out of attractions to check out, whether you’re inclined to museums, palaces, and temples, or low-key bars and open-air markets. There are also a lot of things to do there. You can go to amusement parks, Muay Thai boxing venues, shopping centers, and, for the foodies in your group, great places to eat. Those mentioned above are just some of the more famous ones. It’s not possible to try to see everything in just a few days. We suggest that you come up with an itinerary beforehand, so you can make the most out of your stay in Bangkok.

PLACES:
How to get around Bangkok

Bangkok can be an absolute maze to navigate. However, if you know what you are doing, it shouldn’t be too hard to get around. Consider investing in a guidebook or handy map and familiarize yourself with the different modes of transportation and routes that are available to you when you go here. You can expect to use the long-tail boat, river taxi, subway, and train. If you are in an old town, however, you can make use of Tuk Tuks—three-wheeled open vehicles commonly found in Thai cities. Prior to your travel date, you can make a list of where to go and plan transportation options so that once you do get there, you won’t get lost.

TRANSPORTATION:
How to get to the venue from the airport

Getting to your venue from the airport should be your top priority. There are many transportation options, but their availability depends on the time of day. First off, you can use the high-speed Airport Express (SRT Link) which goes right from the middle of town to the airport in only twenty minutes. It is also connected to the city subway and train lines, making it easy to get to many places around town. If you need to get to Old Town, you need to take a cab or a taxi as Old Town isn’t connected to the metro lines. From 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM, taxis are your only option. Do not book one from the stands inside the airport; walk outside to the drop-off or pickup area where the official airport taxis are. They are much cheaper than the ones you can book inside.

GESTURE:
How to use the ‘wai’ bow greeting

It’s essential to be sensitive to the city’s culture and tradition. ‘Wai’ is a polite gesture used when you want to show respect to someone you’re greeting. This simple gesture involves placing your palms together in front of your chest and bowing or nodding your head at the person. You’ll need to use this gesture when greeting people older than you or people who outrank you; this means people who hold respected positions such as teachers as well as to monks, priests, and members of the royal family. Now, if someone greets you with a ‘wai,’ to return the respect, you only have to put your palms together in front of your chest. There’s no need to bow in return.

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