9 Basics of Bangkok

Thailand, Bangkok Guide (B): 9 Basics of Bangkok

Bangkok is unbelievably big! Even coming from sprawling LA, I couldn't believe the massive scope of this city. Before arriving, I thought I might want to bypass a potentially generic big city, but I'm so happy I stayed a few days to discover beautiful palaces, get lost in local streets, and wander some exciting night markets. Here are a few places I visited, along with other sites recommended to me.

It's massive, crowded, and beautiful so take it easy, cover your shoulders and legs, and hydrate. Hours are from 8:30am-3:30pm, so you can't leave this as a late afternoon excursion. 

Each have their own entrance fees, so be prepared with cash. The whole Grand Palace is really a sight to behold and completely worth it. Ladies need to cover your shoulders and wear clothing past your knees. If you find yourself without the appropriate attire, there are plenty of local vendors who would love to sell you a large scarf to cover up. 

In walking distance from The Grand Palace is the famous backpackers street. This area is not for everyone, but some will appreciate the famous area. Personally, I connect it to Brokedown Palace where Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale start as out as innocent, care-free travelers, before things take a dark turn and they end up in Thai jail. Thankfully, this was not my personal plot and I was able to simply enjoy a cool drink, while accessing wifi, and check out all of the local wares. This turned out to be one of the cheapest places to purchase clothing, so if you find something you like, bargain and buy.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 9 Basics of Bangkok
Guide Location: Thailand » Bangkok
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Katie Adams
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.katieonthego.com/single-post/2016/08/03/Surprisingly-Beautiful-Bangkok
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Grand Palace
  • Wat Pho
  • Golden Mount
  • Siam Paragon
  • Emquartier Emporium
  • Jam Factory
  • Asiatique
  • Health Land
  • Asoke/Sukhumvit
  • Terminal 21

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