Bangkok, Thailand is an interesting place and I think it’s worth experiencing once in your life.
It’s quite a whirlwind going from the relaxed beaches of Thailand to a major, developed and bustling city, but you adjust quickly because there are adventures to be had and memories to be made.
A couple things about Bangkok to be prepared for.
It’s dirty and smelly. The sky is forever grey in Bangkok. The pollution is out of control at this point. I understand the face masks now.
If you can imagine LA traffic x 10 – that is what Bangkok traffic is. I got out of the Uber and started walking because it got to the point to where walking was the fastest transportation option.
Other than that – you can keep yourself busy with adventures around this bustling city. Here are some of my favorite places.
The Ritz Carlton Hotel
Sra Bua, Bo.Lan, Nahm, Vertigo, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and street food.
The bar from the hangover
Afternoon Tea at
the Mandarin Oriental
Take a boat ride
along the Chao Phraya River
EmQuartier for luxury, CentralWorld for everything, Siam Paragon – also for everything and MBK to shop and play video games.
The mall arcades are HUGE.
Onyx Nightclub, Sugar Club and Levels Lounge. Also Hookah lounges are great.
Don’t bother going anywhere else and avoid Khao San Road – it’s disgusting, dirty and full of annoying backpackers who don’t have manners. V sloppy.
Walk around Chinatown and ride a tuk-tuk