Sightseeing in Bangkok - 1 day
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November 11th, 2009 – by: elam
We also planed be in Bangkok at the end of our journey and finally we spent there 4 days.
We started from taking tuk-tuk (this typical Asian taxi which looks like motorbike on 3 wheels with open passanger cabin : see details under this link : Tuk Tuk Information).
We wanted to eat something before going further, so the tuk tuk guy took us to the place with a nice thai soups. They are very spicy and hot but after a while you can get used to this taste. Don't forget to take tissue, because spicy meals always cause blowing.
Our destination was China Town. It is good to ask in your hostel how much you should pay for a specific route. We paid 10 BHT from Kao San to China Town. Without a stop for food it should cost 8 BHT.
We saw Big Buddha. We went through all China Town and we went back on foot through the city centre to Kao San.
Please be careful with tuk tuckers because they usually drive you to the turists informations where they want to offer you booking for everything. They have a money from bringing tourist to that place. It is ok to get know better all posibilities, but believe me on each hostel they have all informations about tourists attractions and transport possibilities.
It is not worth it to plan everything because in Thailand there is always an option to find free room or transport to the next place.
It is better to see everything without planing - only 1 -2 days before is good to know where you want to go.
You never know what you might like to do in any place.
I recommend eating watermelon or pineapple on markets. I tried also chestnuts, but they weren't as good as in Paris.
I liked pad thai on Kao San - it is the simplest one, without nuts or sweet sauce. Only pasta, bean sprouts, garlic, soy sauce and that's it.
The best soup I have ever ate in Thailand it was prepared on Kao San Road by old guy. I thing old people make it very traditionally and they put everything into the soup so the taste is incomparable and original. The second best pad thai was on Ko Phi Phi , but about it later.
COSTS OF THAT DAY IN BANGKOK:
10 BHT TUK TUK KAO SAN - CHINA TOWN
20 BHT SOUP NEAR BIG BUDDHA
50 BHT CHESTNUTS CHINA TOWN
20 BHT COLD PEPSI 0.5 L ON THE STREET
15 BHT WATER NESTLE IN 7 eleven (the most popular smalls shop with food just like polish frog (Żabka): 7 eleven page and logo )
140 BHT BUS TO THE AIRPORT (private one bought near kao san, it wasn't this airport express line which costed 150, but it was a simple AC van, which was ok and cheaper). We had to wait for bus till 16 (4pm) because there were no place for bus at 3 pm. So we drunk a nice fruit shake (35 BHT) in the place where they sold the bus tickets.
Costs on day before (10.11.09):
500 BHT HOSTEL (AC double room next to the KAO SAN road, it can be cheaper for FAN - with vane)
100 BHT for a guy who showed us this place, we did it once because we were tired. Not recommended - you can always find it by yourself. So don't wait or react on any help on the street. It costs.
80 BHT (SINGA) KAO SAN BEER at the biggest pub. Alkohol is quite expensive. I recommend red Fanta. It taste like old polish orangeade -a lit of bit artificially - but it gives you a lot of energy. Of course the best is from the fridge. The warm one doesn't taste good. In Thailand you usually drink a 1.5 L bottle in 1 or 2 hours (2 people). So it is not worth to buy in advance because after 1h it is completely warm and it doesn't quench your thirst.
150 BHT Airport Express bus (Airport Express and Airport information you can find under links Airport in Bangkok)
(Contact Airport Express Counter Level 1, near Entrance 8.)
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