Reason #3: Bangkok!
Bangkok is like no other place in the world. It’s busy. It’s stinky. It’s exotic. It’s …. Bangkok!
It’s quite easy to get to the city, and to get around in the city! To get there, hope on one of the mini busses that seem to be nearly as abundant as scooters, (okay, maybe not quite) and you’ll be speeding there in no time. To get around the city, the public transportation consists of the BTS, or Skytrain, scooters, taxis, and tuk tuks. The BTS, or Skytrain, has 2 lines that hit all the major areas of the city. Just walk up a million flights of stairs, and wait for the next train to whisk you away. If it’s during rush hours, you’re going to be smushed. If the BTS doesn’t take you all the way to your destination, grab a scooter, taxi, or a tuk tuk to take you the rest of the way. Scooters are faster and cheaper for one person, taxi’s are the next quickest option, and tuk tuks are definitely the slowest.
While you’re there, check out the Chao Praya River. The river itself is a little bit dirty and gross, but cruise down the river is quite cheap, and offers some pretty cool views of temples, and the city. The BTS will take you all the way here!
If you find yourself in Bangkok, do yourself a favor and end up on the roof of a really tall building. Rooftop views of the city are like nothing else you’ll ever lay eyes on.
Lastly, make sure you check out Chatuchak Weekend Market. It’s HUGE. I mean seriously huge. So big it has it’s own map, and BTS station! It is one of the world largest weekend markets. While markets are common all over Thailand, this one is a little special. It has everything. Cool Thai clothes, touristy t shirts, buddha statues, live fish in bags, amazing cooked meals, puppets, decorations, shoes, and plants. And about a million more things.
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