Best of Budget Bangkok 2



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There is much to see in Bangkok and many things come for cheap. This guide hits the highlights and groups them together to save you the travel time. Also consider a whole day exploring the Chao Phraya River using cheap public boat transportation.

Author: Kevin


Chatuchak Weekend Market

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Location:

Phahon Yothin
Chatuchak Park at Mo Chit BTS
10900 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 225 7615(Tourist Information)


Day 1 - Bangkok


The trick of budget travel is not just hitting all the cheap attractions but also knowing when you need to spend more than you'd like on things you shouldn't miss. The Grand Palace is not cheap and in fact is about $10 USD. However, it is one of those must sees AND it includes the Emerald Buddha and entry to Vimanmek Palace. Also in the neighborhood is Wat Pho. After all the walking you can get a great foot massage inside the temple grounds. End the day with a visit or just a view of Wat Arun across the river.


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Wat Pho

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Location:

2 Sanamchai Road
Phra Borommaharatchawang Sub-District
10200 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 222 5910 / +66 2 226 2942 / +66 2 226 1743 / +66 2 225 9595
fax: +66 2 225 9779
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National Museum

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Location:

Na Phrathat Road
Phra Nakhon
10200 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 224 1404 / +66 2 224 1333
fax: +66 2 224 9911 / +66 2 224 1404
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Grand Palace

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Location:

Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang
East of the river, on Na Phra Lan Rd., near Sanam Luang
10500 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 694 1222 (Tourism Authority of Thailand)
fax: +66 2 694 1220 1
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Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha)

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Location:

Na Phralan Road
Phra Borommaharatchawong
10200 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 222 0094 / +66 2 222 6889 / +66 2 222 2208
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Vimanmek Palace

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Location:

16 Rajavithi Road
Dusit
10300 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 628 6300
fax: +66 2 628 6300
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Day 2 - Bangkok, Pathumwan


This is the center of the commercial district of Bangkok. See the important shrine and a lovely overlooked wat (temple). Siam Paragon... well, it's free to look! Across the street is Siam Square where you can find some street vendors for cheap eats. MBK is the best for cheap shopping. At the end of the day, hop the Skytrain to On Nut station for a huge variety of cheap food stalls at the market there. Consider Suk11 Hostel for its convenience to the Skytrain and proximity to some cheap drinking in the evening, but consult the NileGuide site for more options.


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Erawan Shrine

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Location:

494 Ratchawithi Road (corner of Ploenchit and Ratchiwithi)
(Next to the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel)
10330 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 225 7612(Tourist Information)
fax: +66 2 225 7615(Tourist Information)


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Wat Pathumwanaram

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Location:

969 Thanon Rama I
Bangkok, Thailand


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Siam Paragon Shopping Complex

Location:

991/1 Rama I Road
10330 Pathumwan, Thailand

Contact:

tel: 0-2690-1000
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Siam Square

Location:

Thanon Rama I
10400 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 225 7612 (Tourist Information)
fax: +66 2 225 7615(Tourist Information)
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On Nut Market

Location:

Sukhumvit Road, between Sois 79 and 81
Bangkok, Thailand


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Suk11 Hostel

Location:

1/13 Sukhumvit 11
10110 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: 02-253 5927
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Day 3 - Bangkok


Climb the Golden Mount for a super view of the city then cool off in air-con at the nearby museum which gives an interesting perspective on the transition to constitutional monarchy. The unusual temple across the bridge is worth a visit and then you can head south down that street to have some of Bangkok's finest pad thai.


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King Prajadhipok Museum

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Location:

2 Lan Luang Road, Somanas, Pom Prab Sattru Phai
10100 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: 0-2280-3413
fax: 0-2281-6820
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Wat Saket (Golden Mount)

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Location:

Boriphat Road
10100 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 694 1222 (Tourism Authority of Thailand)
fax: +66 2 694 1220 (Tourism Authority of Thailand)


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Wat Ratchanatdaram

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Location:

2 Mahachai Road
Bowonniwet Sub-District
10200 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 224 8807 / +66 2 225 5749
fax: +66 2 225 7615(Tourist Information)
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Thip Samai Pad Thai (Pad Thai Pratoopee)

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Location:

313 Mahachai Road, Phra Nakorn
10200 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: 02-221-6280
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Day 4 - Bangkok


Start your Chinatown exploration at the most famous wat there, home of a huge gold Buddha. The heritage center inside the temple will give you the back story of the Chinese in Bangkok. Expect a good day of street food and some superb dim sum in some hidden places.


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Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center

Location:

Traimit Road, Samphanthawong District
10100 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 (0) 2 623 3329 - 30
fax: +66 (0) 2 623 1372 - 3
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Chen Dim Sum

Location:

Issaranuparb Lane, Yaowarat
Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: 02-222-4381, 02-222-6477


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Chinatown (Yaowarat)

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Location:

Yaowarat Road
Sampanthawong District
10110 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 02 694 1222 (Tourism Authority of Thailand)
fax: +66 02 694 1220 1
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Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha)

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Location:

Traimit Road
Chinatown
10100 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 (0) 2 623 3329 - 30
fax: +66 (0) 2 623 1372 - 3
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