First time to Bangkok, Pay Attention to This

  • 09/09/2019
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There are many things you need to know before travelling to Bangkok. Starting from the habits of local residents, transportation to get around.

The capital of Thailand is flooded with tourist attractions. The temple contains sacred Buddha statues, traditional markets, to the stadium where the Thai Boxing was held. But, there are some important things you know before travelling to Bangkok.

The following are a number of things you need to know before a vacation to Bangkok:

The hotel is a smart solution for your stay with family. Staying at the hotel feels like you are at home with more private spaces such as areas for relaxing and chatting with family.

Even some hotels are also equipped with beautiful gardens and swimming pools in private villas. 4 star hotel Sukhumvit is the right choice for you to stay.

What do you have to take from the airport?
Your plane will land between 2 airports: Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang. The distance between the two is quite far, but don’t worry, there is a special bus from Don Mueang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Take bus number 554. From Suvarnabhumi Airport to the city centre, just take Airport Rail Link to various areas in Bangkok City.

“In addition, you can also take a taxi directly from Don Mueang to the city center. The price is around 300-400 Baht.

Transportation around Bangkok
Getting around Bangkok can take the Skytrain, Metro, taxi, or a traditional vehicle that is a tuk-tuk. Besides land vehicles, there is also the Chao Phraya Express that crosses the Chao Phraya River. The path is distinguished by the color of the flags ranging from orange, yellow, to blue. The last color is a Tourist Boat. You can take this ship for 30 Baht one way or 150 Baht all day.

Another river vehicle is the Saen Saep Express Boat that runs on the Saen Saep Canal. This ship is often used by office workers to avoid traffic jams on the road.

If traveling with family, there is one boat that is suitable for you. The name is River Taxi, available at almost every river pier. The price is indeed quite expensive, 500 Baht per hour. This ship can carry 8-10 people.

Buddhist norms and beliefs
The majority of Bangkok residents are Buddhists. Every Buddha statue in their temple is sacred. Therefore, it is important for tourists to respect their place of worship.

“You are obliged to dress modestly when visiting temples, for example the Grand Palace. This also applies when you enter a church or mosque. Surely we do not wear disrespectful clothes such as stumps and shorts.

Before entering, take off your footwear and bow at the entrance. If you are in a religious ceremony, do not let your camera shots disturb those who are worshiping. Do not also pose weird while taking pictures with a Buddha statue!

It is forbidden for monks to touch women, and vice versa. If you are a female traveler and want to give something to the monk, it’s better to give it to men. You can also put it on a cloth stretched from a monk.