7 Reasons Why Bangkok Is Overrated

Thailand, Bangkok Guide (B): 7 Reasons Why Bangkok Is Overrated

Bangkok is definitely not a destination off the beaten path. It's been one of the most popular places to visit in recent years as well as most of South East Asia. Western tourists, when they travel to Asia, usually skip the absolutely amazing regions of Caucasus and Central Asia and head straight to the overcrowded beaches in Thailand. To be honest, I didn't really feel like visiting either Bangkok or Thailand, I prefer places that are rather unpopular, but after reading some blogs and listening to friends who have been there claiming how amazing it was, I said to myself, why not?

I spent only one full day in Bangkok. I managed to see a lot, but to visit everything properly, at a slow pace, you'll definitely need more time. Although it was only one day, it was still very busy, hectic and stressful (not to say unpleasant). It turned out, that after having visited nearly 50 countries before arriving to Bangkok and comparing Bangkok with all those places - I came to the conclusion that indeed, it is totally overrated. To the point that I was happy to leave the next day which virtually never happens to me as I love to travel and explore. It still amazes me why crowds of Westerners fly to Bangkok, usually just because Thailand is "trendy" right now and never think of visiting such amazing and authentic cities as Tbilisi, Yerevan, Kathmandu or Mandalay. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 7 Reasons Why Bangkok Is Overrated
Guide Location: Thailand » Bangkok
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Khao San Road   Royal Palace   Wat Pho Temple   National Museum   Phra Sumen Fort   Wat Arun   Wat Intharavihan Temple   Wat Makut Kshattriyaram  
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
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