Here are the useful Bangkok travel tips when travel to Bangkok. It will help you get to know the Thailand’s amazing capital city-Bangkok.
1. A good map & Transportation tips.
There are so many street names, winding rivers and neighborhoods. So, it will be confusing when come to Bangkok. So, the first step to start your journey is arm yourself with a decent map with street names in English and Thai.
It is better to take the taxi when you come to Bangkok. You should also avoid rush hour, ask the driver to switch his meter on and take care of your personal effects.
2. Language, Currency& Credit Cards and Banks
Language: Thai is the local language, although all young people are taught basic English at school, and many signs are written in English.
Currency: Thai Baht is the local currency, exchanging at around 32 baht per dollar.
Credit Cards and Banks: ATMs are common, and while credit card acceptance is common, it is wise to use cash where possible as card fraud can be a big problem.
3. Main Attractions:
Grand Palace, located in Bangkok, close to the Chao Phraya River, is a symbol of Bangkok dynasty and the first choice for tourists to Thailand. Grand Palace is the most perfect and spectacular palace. It is still used for coronation and celebrating the ceremony.
San Phra Phrom
San Phra Phrom in Bangkok, Thailand is one of the most prosperous incense places of worship, sought after by the Hong Kong stars. In Thailand and Southeast Asia, San Phra Phrom is considered to be merciful gods.
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew is located in the northeast corner of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is a sign of Bangkok and the place tourists must go. The ancient royal family held the important ceremony here.
4. Eating and Drinking
There are plenty of restaurants and fast food eateries. Be cautious about buying food from street vendors, look for one that’s busy serving the locals – the food there will be good. Water and other soft and alcoholic drinks can be bought in supermarkets and convenience stores. From street food to fine dining, Bangkok has an amazing range of food on offer. Tom Yum Kung soup, Som Tam(green papaya salad) and Thai curry are on the must-list for you.
5. Shopping & Bargaining
After a whole day journey, you must want to the wonderful thing-shopping. In addition to the most unique Bangkok bags, you can buy a variety of Thai characteristic goods, such as Thai silk and handicrafts, unique T-shirt and a variety of popular Thai food. If there’s no price tag, it can be bargained down. You can shave 25-50% off the seller’s asking price if you use a smile and a patient disposition.