Bangkok City

By Gonzalo
This post is part of a series called Honeymoon in Thailand - Bangkok and Islands
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The city of Bangkok is really impressive, and one of the most interesting places I’ve been to. People usually say, you either love it or hate it: there is no mid term. In fact, we really loved it! Until then, was only possible see the city in movies, and now turned real.

With a population of over 6 million people, you can instantly feel the difference once you step out of the airport. A quick 30 to 40min drive will take you the city centre.

We were recommended to stay at LUXX XL Hotel Bangkok at Langsuan, just next to the American Embassy and BTS Chit Lom. You can see full report about the hotel here on this link, where we stayed for few nights on the arrival, and then few other nights on departure after visiting the islands: http://eat-travel-love.net/asia/thailand/luxx-xl-boutique-hotel-bangkok/

There are several attractions that are a must-visit and prices are incredibly cheap ! On the street, we could eat for just 75 cents of Euro and at standard restaurants the average meal price was 5Euro per person only ! We booked most hotels on this trip at sawadee.com and found prices really unexpensive.

MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS IN BANGKOK:

1) Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw
2) Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
3) Ayuthaya (DayTrip)
4) Baiyoke Tower
5) Temple of the Golden Buddha – Wat Traimit
6) Chinatown
7) Patpong Night Market
8) Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn)
9) Wat Pho
10) Chao Phraya River & Waterways
11) Take a drink at Sky Bar / Sirocco – Lebua at State Tower (63rd floor)
12) Shopping at MBK, Platinum Fashion Mall or Centralworld
13) Bangkok Zoo

 

Disclaimer – Please note: some of the experiences listed here may have been sponsored, but this review is independent and reflects exclusively my personal experience.

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Gonzalo

Passionate traveler, entrepreneur, webdesigner and travel article writter. Based in Lisbon and experienced in tourism for over 15 years, with multiple ongoing projects, today traveling with his family. Also an avid tripadvisor user level 6 with more than 180.000 readers worldwide, helping thousands of travelers yearly to plan a perfect trip.