Thanks to the lovely people from Travelog in a little bit over a week I will be in Bangkok, exploring and writing about places I have already been to, and places I have not seen before. I am over the moon about this project. It is my first writing assignment and I will do my best to provide you with the most useful information about the City of Angels.
My task is to spend 3 whole days in Bangkok and write about my experiences.
I have visited the city multiple times. My first trip consisted of going to the most famous spots, such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Kao San Road. The other couple of times I didn’t do much, except some shopping and eating street food. I actually didn’t know what else was there to see and do in the city.
Thanks to the beautiful Travelog I found other great spots in Bangkok worth seeing and I included them in my itinerary. I created a long wish list, using Travelog website and app, so I have it handy when I am roaming the city. Here is a draft plan for my stay in Bangkok.
17th of April
Arrival in the early morning. I will probably take a bus or a train – both arrive in Bangkok around 6 or 7 am.
After taking a shower, and most definitely a quick nap, I will set off to explore the city. My guesthouse is in Silom area, so I will start from walking and exploring the streets nearby. The famous Lumphini Park is nearby, so I am planning to see it, too.
In the evening I will head to the infamous Patpong district, where go-go bars are set among thousands of street stalls, offering food and fake goods. I am planning to have a look and see if I can buy myself a nice watch, and then eat a nice, quick Thai dinner. Travelog has a great article on where to eat the best Thai food in Bangkok, so I will use this to help me choose where best to go.
18th of April
This day will be full of sightseeing.
First of all I will visit the Grand Palace. Hopefully it won’t be too hot just yet. From there I will cross the river to the Wat Arun and climb the steep stairs to take a couple of photos of the river and the Palace. I will then cross the river again and take the tuk tuk to Wat Pho to see the laying Buddha.
At the end of the day I will head to Khao San Road for a dinner and drinks.
19th of April
My third day is all about shopping.
I am planning to finally see the Taling Chan floating market, if I can figure out how to get there from my hostel. Next to it there is the Khlom Lat Mayom floating market. Both will be perfect for a breakfast, or early lunch.
For the late afternoon and evening I left Terminal 21, which has a floor inspired by British culture, so maybe I will feel just like at home, if only for a minute. The shopping mall is supposed to have a lot of nice places to eat, too.
Another mall I want to visit is the MBK centre. I am not planning on splashing my cash there, but I heard that going to this shopping centre is an experience by itself.
If I have time during any of those days I have a couple of other places to see, like Art in Paradise, which is a 3D Museum and looks like a lot of fun, Jim Thompson House and Chatuchak Market. I am also keeping in mind a couple of places on Travelog’s list of alternative places to see in Bangkok. You always need to have a backup, right?
I promised the guys from Travelog I will use their app while sightseeing. Mind you, this is my very first time when I will use an app and a website instead of an actual paper travel guide. This is going to be quite a challenge and a new travel experience for me.
Before I head to Bangkok, however, I am spending relaxing and lazy days in Chiang Mai, followed by Songkran – the Thai New Year, which will be full of parties and meeting new and old friends.