Bangkok is an amazing city. I travelled to Manila last year, which is nothing compared to Bangkok. The food is great, the nightlife is awesome and traffic is rolling – which was not the case in the Philippines.
During the day, you can visit a lot of great cultural attractions. One of them is the Grand Palace, but you’ll also find beautiful temples on almost every street corner. The Floating Market of Talin Chang is also one of those must-do’s. It’s a little bit out of the centre (30 minutes), but it’s cosy and not that touristic or crowed.
If you prefer shopping and walking in air-conditioned rooms all day, don’t worry: Bangkok is a shopping walhalla. Every brand has a store in Bangkok. From high-end labels to the mainstream Western fashion chains and local Thai clothing stores.
During the night, you can visit several markets! Two of them are the Neon Market and the Rod Fai Ratchada Market. Both of them are in the center and are a great hangout spot during the evening. Don’t eat before going there, but try to absorb the local Thai cuisine. It’s great. My favorite dish? Pad Thai with Chicken. A lot of calories, but it’s worth it.
You can stay on the market until late or go to the clubs afterwards. Warning: don’t go to late as most of them already close around 2 AM because of the Thai law. They start early – and heavy – in Bangkok. Khao San Road is one of those places to be. Silom Road is another one, full of (gay) clubs and bars.
The Floating Market of Talin Chang
A must do in Bangkok: Eating at the Talin Chang Floating market.
All photos are made with a Canon Mark IV 5D by Dennis Van Peel & Jorn Brinckman