One thing’s for sure; when you touch down in Bangkok, you will be welcomed only with smiles and pleasantries. That’s the lovely thing about the Thai’s - they appreciate tourists and the fact that many travel thousands-of-miles to visit their cosmopolitan, upcoming city.
A lot of visitors spend a short time in the capital and then venture to Thailand’s beautiful coastline for some quality, holiday time. If you are intending to visit Bangkok briefly then the best place to reside is close to the main transport links such as the Skytrain, metro and river.
Here’s our guide to the some of the most popular places to stay in Bangkok:
Backpackers and budget holiday-goers have been recommending Banglamphu for a number of years, and it isn’t hard to see why when you visit roads full of cheap accommodation, such as Khao San Road.
Chinatown, in the old Sampang district of Bangkok, is centrally located and offers incredibly easy access to a number of tourist-landmarks; such as the Chao
Phraya River, Ratanakosin (for the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo) and the
main train station at Hualamphong.
Chinatown is a colourful, vibrant area in Bangkok and is full of Thai-Chinese
markets, restaurants and shops galore. There are a number of places to stay
here, once again budget sensitive for the attentative traveller.
Two of the city’s main roads (Thanon Charoen Krung and Thanon Yaowarat) run straight through Chinatown, providing excellent travel links.
Siam Square is the place to be if you’re on the hunt for some quality holiday time. Home to a number of multinational companies, upmarket shops and five star luxury hotels, Siam Square (or Central as it is also referred to) is conveniently located to the Skytrain station.
Siam Square is likened to Bond Street in London and Trafalgar Square in New York. There is a real cosmopolitan buzz about the place that often changes many perceptions
of Bangkok, actually.
Silom is situated between Siam Square and south Chinatown, offering the perfect compromise for those that would like to be close to both areas without actually residing in either.
Sukhumvit is definitely one of the more favoured areas to stay in Bangkok, perhaps mainly due to its easy access to both of the city’s airports. Sukhumvit is also situated within walking distance to many Skytrain links and the popular metro station, and is incredibly close to a number of Bangkok’s best nightlife haunts and popular
Accommodation ranges from budget establishments to luxurious International hotels. There is, however, a number of mid-range hotels so you will be sure to mingle with many travellers from far and wide.
Depending on how you intend on getting around, whether you have come as a honeymoon a couple, a young family or with a group of backpackers; we’re sure you’ll have your own ideas as to what type of accommodation you are looking for and where. All we can advise is make sure you do some research first to ensure you are booking exactly what you want, check credentials and have a read of some