Things you need to know when traveling to Thailand

Asia Travel Jun 7, 2019

Bangkok up to now is an attractive tourist destination for backpackers. Most travelers step off the plane to find themselves in a strange world. There are some familiarities, like escalators, Subway sandwich shops, McDonald’s, and English language signs that read “Bathroom.” But those western assurances slowly fade away the further you get from the airport.

The first point to note for you is the Internet is not good in some areas. Compared to neighboring countries like Singapore and South Korea, Thailand’s infrastructure needs an update. If you bring your phone or tablet to Thailand and hop onto wifi you’ll get 3G, or if you’re lucky, 4G at the most. Even prepaid tourist sim cards don’t always deliver. And in some areas you won’t get any wifi. Even hotels that offer wifi have shoddy connections. So make sure you pick up a Thai SIM card to use while you’re here. Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports both have True Communications shops with SIM cards.

Booking a hotel in the wrong area Bangkok is big. I have encountered such a situation, I booked the room online in advance and when I arrived, I could not find the hotel address I had booked, It’s also congested. Therefore, it really makes sense to consider the location of your hotel carefully, staying as close to your intended activities as possible. The last thing you want to be doing is wasting time in traffic jams when you could be out having fun. Take a look at our rundown of all the popular districts of Bangkok to see which one is right for you.

Underestimating Bangkok’s notorious traffic Rush hour traffic in Bangkok can be gridlock. Make sure you leave yourself plenty of time when travelling out and about, especially to the airport. Missing dinner plans is regretful, but missing your flight is a serious pain. The Bangkok Skytrain (BTS) continues to improve and is the preferred way to travel around downtown when you’re in a hurry.

Not giving yourself enough time in the city In your haste to get to the beaches down south, you only give yourself one night in Thailand’s capital, which isn’t nearly enough time to appreciate all that Bangkok has to offer. Of course, there’s no beach here, but the world-class shopping, partying, dining and more mark Thailand’s capital out as a truly cosmopolitan world city. Take our advice and give yourself a couple of nights, minimum.

Street food in Bangkok is quite a lot, you can see everywhere, the food is also quite delicious and fancy. Ask for a price before buying and find restaurants that guarantee food safety and hygiene.

Bangkok has many famous attractions, you can choose the following destinations to explore:

– Chinatown
– Grand Place – Wat Phra Keaw
– Wat Traimit
– Siam area
– Chao Phraya River
– Damnoen Saduak floating market
– Chatuchak Market
– Safari World Bangkok
– Sukhumvit area
– Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
– Ratchadamri Central Area

I wish you a happy holiday in Thailand

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