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Public Question Asked by NaDiAjOe about Bangkok
i'm travelling to bangkok, thailand at the end of april with 2 friends. this is the first time we go there. we like to go for city sightseeing tour, the museum, floating market, rose garden, chatuchak market n night markets. all in 4 days. we plan to stay at pratunam area, is it convenient? can u give me some suggestions n recommendations? thank you in advance for your time.
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Answered by Soe Sankosik , Bangkok, Thailand
4 days is a bit tight for all those you mentioned but doable : ).
Fiest of all, if you wanna go to Chatuchak, you need to make sure your 4 days is during the weekend as well cos it is opened mostly on the weekend.
Day 1 Floating Market, and Rose Garden is out of Bangkok. You can spent 1 day during you trip doing that, then your evening, you can come back to Suan Lum Night Market.
Day 2: Bangkok Sight seeing namely Grand Palace, Wat Pra Kaew, Vimanmek Palace, then you can visit a few museum in the area. After all this places, you probably need some massage and spa in the evening then chill out.
Day 3: Weekend Market & your shopping day. Start early with the Market, and make sure you have enough water. It is really hot and you can easily get dehydrated. If you have enough of the heat, you can go to Malls to chill & shop in the air con space... and Kao San road in the evening.
Day 4 : Boat trip along the river or take a boat ride to Koh Kret.
I plan from your wish list...let me know if you have further questions...
You will love Bangkok !!!
Answered by Karry , Palma, Spain
Staying in Pratanum is very central and you have lots of transport options so you can use the BTW (skytrain), MRT (underground train) and of course taxi's and tuk-tuks. There are lots of accommodation too for all sorts of budgets.
Answered by Graham Bear MacMillan , Phuket, Thailand
Hello, whew 4 days to do so much. You will have to narrow down what you want to do and see. Many agents can fix you up on a sight seeing tour, but please use only accredited guides from Tourism Authority of Thailand. They are the honest ones.Also the better hotels can also offer suggestions as to guided tours and sight seeing. I think you have a good list of sights to see. Be on the lookout for rip off artists who want to take to other places other than your destination. They get commissions for this, but be firm and say no, or get another taxi. Use only Taxi Meters and make sure the meter is turned on when you begin your journey. Have fun and be safe.
Answered by Javi Vee , Haad Yai, Thailand
if you want a convenient place to stay,i'd recommend Khao Sarn Rd.,you can find almost everything around there and you'll have a taste of a sleepless St. as well.
if you plan to go to Chatuchak market make sure that it's a weekend coz it's only then that it's open. Wat Arun is a good place to go to as well if you want some scenic view of the sunset,and have dinner on board a ferry.romantic!
i advice that you extend your visit,coz 4 days just won't be enough as there is so much to go around the city itself.
Answered by pimpa chinratana , Cha-am, Thailand
I agreed with Soe Sankosik, he had made you very good program. Enjoy your stay in Bangkok and have fun!
Answered by Wannisa Piyatrakul , Bangkok, Thailand
All in 4 days it can be a troublesome if you don't have anybody to guide, it's best that you contact travel-agency and you will find a lot of them on Khoa-san road. Pratunam is a good place to stay there are lots of things going on for your shopping, clothes, food and IT matter CD, Movies and all cheap!
Answered by Hugo Zimmermann , Sattahip, Thailand
Welcome to Krung Thep
Soe suggested you a good planning for 4 days.
Since you come the first time, please get advantage of all
services available upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Get all City Maps and inquiries at offices at the arrival
lounge. For 3 of you, I would also agree to "hire" a
professional guide knowing your language.
Enjoy this thrilling City of the Angels
Answered by Rasheed , Ayuthaya, Thailand
The plan of stay in pratunam is really welcome.
Recommend to stay at baiyoke the tallest building in bangkok. Spend some time at this tower top to see the stunning view of the city.
About museum....Visit National science museum.
About 300 bhat taxi fair from pratunam.
Welcome to bangkok & Good luck.
Answered by Theresa , Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand
Yes it is possible to cover all places in 4 days, Pratunam is a central area and you have a access to all the city points, plus you can do your shopping at Pratunam itself, you have access to BTS so that you can go to Chatuchak market, night bazaar, or just about any place in the city as it is very easy to get transportation in that area
If you need any guide services or any Tour booking to be done do email at http://bangkokexpatriates.com
Answered by Bett , Bangkok, Thailand
yes for your plan in bkk for 4 days. i would like to recommend u to add walking tour.
1st day : your arriving BKK and take you to sightseeing tour that will take you to the Grand Palace & the Royal Temple (The Emerald Buddha Temple), Wat Pho (temple of Reclining Buddha & Center for Traditional Thai Medicine and Traditional Thai Massage School, Canel Tour ( take long tail boat along Chao Phraya River & Quiet Klong) Wat Arun ( the temple of the Dawn), and flower market that the wholesale for flower market serving everyone from flower vendors to florists.
2nd day : walking tour that will start walking from China Town (Yaowaraj) a large area and one of greatest concentrations of gold shops. many of small side street that selling all type of goods including household and chinese food stuffs., and all the way long to Sampeng ( many gift shops and busy commercial activities) Pahurat ( largest fabric market in BKK, plenty of clothes, ready-made clothes, cosmetics, souvenirs) and the last for walking is Thai Silk Market (the old Bangkok-style shopping center, the best place to buy Thai Silk fabric and Thai Silk Cloths, stalling selling thai food, thai sweet and thai snacks. after long walking tour, you can enjoy the spa & massge for relaxing your feet and legs making you feel comfortable at Bodytune in Silom area and you can enjoy the night market after.
3rd day : floating market, all traders are in small wooden boats. enjoy the boat ride along the floating market to taste young coconut and tropical fruits. then to Sampharn Elephant Ground & Zoo for Crocodile Show and Elephant Show. after that visit to Rose Garden ( Thai Thai Village Cultural Show), in evening go to Khaosan Road
4th day : Chatuchak Market (Weekend Market)/ Pratunam Market / MBK these are shopping mall in the cheap price.
these are the plan for you while you staying in Bangkok. if you like this plan, you can contact me for it. :) i'm pleased to help u with this :)
Answered by a Localyte , Amphoe Muang Phuket, Thailand
Ask Soe Sankosik if he can take you to some less known restaurants at night. You can find some very exotic cuisine in Bangkok.
The tour to Koh Kret is really good!!
Answered by Jacques Poma , Krung Thep, Thailand
Pratunam is fine, very much central. Personaly I always recomend a budget hotel in a quiter area, close to the Oriental
They have a swimming pool and it is close to everywhere (considering that with Bangkok taxis you should never pay more than 4 to 5 € if you insist on taximeter).
What Pra Kaew (Kings Palace) is obviously a must, but I would skip the night market and rather go in the morning at the fruit and flowers market.
I would advises you to take the tourist boat on the river Chao Praya, for example from Saphan Taksin or the Oriental to the King Palace, it's fun and scenic (and fast and very cheap).
Another "cultural" thing, which is worth a free museum, is to go to visit the antique shops at Oriental Place (Charoen Krung Soi 38, again close to Oriental). You don't need to buy anything (which is expensive anyway), but the shopkeepers will be delighted to give you lots of explanations and cultural insight.
I personally always advise Wimanet, the palace of former king Rama V, which gives a very personal view on what was Thai life 100 years ago.
I would normally advise you to go to see the Golden Bouddha in Chinatown, but it is closed for renovation for a few months.
For food, you can not miss Pepper and garlic crab (at Je Ngor on Narathiwas or at Somboon). This is a must do before you die.
The environment is not top, but you will lick your fingers (I have recomended them so many times that they will owe me a dinner sometimes in my next life).
Answered by a Localyte , Bangkok, Thailand
THE ONLY ADVICE I CAN GIVE AS MUCH HAS BEEN MENTIONED BEFORE IS GET UP EARLY FOR ALL OF IT ESPECIALLY THE FLOATING MARKET PICTURES ALWAYS LOOK BETTER WITH LESS SUNLIGHT AND ITS FAR COOLER THATS WHEN MOST TRADING IS DONE BUY THE THAIS,NO2 TRY A TUK TUK FOR THE FACT YOU CAN SAY YOU HAVE BUT IF THERE IS 3 PEOPLE AN AIR CON TAXI WILL PROBABLY END UP CHEAPER WITH NO BKK POLLUTION JUST MAKE SURE YOU SAY METER TO THE DRIVER,I WOULD CATCH A BUS TO THE FLOATING MARKET AS ITS OUT OF BANGKOK AND THAT WILL BE CHEAPER,SOUTHERN BUS TERMINAL (SAI DAI MAI) BUSES GO EARLY
Answered by Robert Derek Davies , Muang Surin, Thailand
A hotel , opera hotel, first hotel and amari watergate are in pratunam area, Ive stayed at opera many times and they also have tours, been here 20 years and no go by my self as this is much cheaper, for expenses I could also show you these places.
Answered by Shuli Phatwong , Amphoe Thong Pha Phum, Thailand
If you want to travel in Bangkok,I advise you this route.
It take you travel around Rattanakosin Island (sightseeing tour)
Route :Rattanakosin Island
Visit the Grand Palace & Wat Phra Keaw, the most famous
landmark and the heart of Rattanakosin Island. The Grand Palace was built by King Rama I in 1782. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew, the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Arrive Wat Phra Chetupon , also Known as The Temple of the
Reclining Buddha. This temple is the largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It was regarded as the first open university for Thai people.
Then,cruise in a comfortable boat along the Chao Phraya River with Thai lunch.
Afterthat visit Wat Benchamabophit or The Marble Temple, one of the most magnificent temple in Thailand. This temple was built with White Italian marble from Carrara.
Visit Vimanmek Masion, an octagonal structure built of
Near The Grand palace you can visit The National Museum too.
Answered by Theresa , Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand
Greetings from expatria!!!!
As you mentioned that you are coming to Bangkok first time, i would like to suggest few important places to visit. Please find below my options,if its OK to you,then i will quote you accordingly.
Day1 Check in to Hotel
Evening Siam Niramit show, Must see show of Thailand
Day2 Floating Market + Rose garden
Shopping , Night Market
Day 3 Chatuchak in Day time
Dinner Cruise in night
Day 4 Grand Palace+ Emerald Buddha Temple
Drop at Airport
Hotel Bangkok Palace
1 Please let me know, whether u need 1 Room or 3 Separate rooms in order to give you Rates.
2 You need Private Car to pick up from airport after your arrival, or joint Vehicle
3 You need 3 Star or 4 star Accomodation??
Answered by Sunai Wachirawarakarn , Amphoe Muang Phuket, Thailand
Pratunam area is the main shopping area for the dress with wholesale price, let visit Platinum mall...it's my favorite. Some shops sell like 3 for wholesale price. U don't need to be so tired with bargaining there because the price is already cheap. But if you go to Night market and Chatujak market, u may need to use your skills for bargaining. And the food court there is also nice with a lot of delicious local foods and not expensive. Pantip plaza is another mall in that area which is so popular with the good price IT stuffs either hardware or software.
For floating market, if u have some time left... i will recommend u to visit
Talat Nam Yam Yen Amphawa
Talat Nam Yam Yen Amphawa is an afternoon floating market by the canal near Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram (parking area is available). On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, during 12.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m., the Amphawa Canal is occupied by vendors who pack their boats with food and drinks, such as fried sea mussel, noodles, coffee, O-liang (iced black coffee), sweets, etc. There are also things for sale on wheelbarrows on the bank. Visitors can enjoy a cosy atmosphere and music broadcast by the community members, explore the market, have food, and hire a boat to see fireflies at night.
To get there
By car Take Highway 35 (Thon Buri – Pak Tho) to Km 63. Drive through the town of Samut Songkhram to take Highway 325 (Samut Songkhram – Bang Phae). At Km 36-37, take a left turn toward the King Rama II Memorial Park. The Market is near the King Rama II Memorial Park.
By bus Take the Bangkok – Ratchaburi – Damnoen Saduak bus to get off at Amphawa Market.
Enjoy travel ^_^
Answered by a Localyte , Bangkok, Thailand
Wow, good luck. Maybe you want to narrow down what you want to do in those four days so you can actually enjoy and see what you want to see at these places?
Answered by Katherine Gray , Phuket, Thailand
Answered by Andre Breuer , Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand
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