Bangkok on a Budget – The Very Epic Centre of Backpacking

Bangkok has always been considered to be most popular spot for backpacking in Asia. Read on to find out how you can experience all that the city has to offer, on a budget!

How to Get Around

Getting around in Bangkok is relatively easy with several options available. The BTS Skytrain/MRT is fast, reliable and cheap. The boat services which operate on the Chao Phraya River too are worth checking out along with meter taxis. However, the famous Tuk Tuks are just plain expensive! If you do wish to try it, do settle on a price before setting off.

Places to Eat

Ready to feast? Then check out Terminal 21, one of the largest food courts in the city or San Road which offers some of the most mouth-watering Thai dishes. If you are on a quest to taste the best Pad Thai in all of Bangkok, then head over to the legendary Thip Sami Pad Thai restaurant!

Places to stay

On a very strict budget? Then check out Khao San Road or Silom Road for the cheapest accommodation. While it does boast of a festive vibe, it can get overly crowded. Reasonably priced accommodation can be found in Bangkok city hotels including the likes of AVANI Atrium Bangkok as well.

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Bangkok would be during the Thai New Year which falls between the months of November to late April. However, do be prepared to share the bustling city with millions of other tourists.

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River Cruising, a Serene Getaway – Take in the Sights of Bangkok in a Unique Way!

Hoping to take in all the fascinating sights that Bangkok has to offer? Then read on to find out about a very serene and relaxed way to do so.

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Explore the khlongs in a long-tailed boat
Head to the river pier in the morning and hire a traditional Thai long-tail boat, and spend a fascinating time exploring the river’s many canals known as Khlongs in Thai.

Book yourself onto a luxury dinner cruise
Cruise down the mighty Chao Phraya River by booking yourself on to a luxury dinner cruise. It’s a perfectly comfortable way to get a look at the dazzling skyline of the city shaped by skyscrapers, and many a Riverside Bangkok hotel including the likes of Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.

Things to see
Once you meander down the waterway, you will be able to get a glimpse of a seamless blend of historic monuments, shimmering palaces and modern buildings boasting sleek designs. Don’t forget to take lots and lots of pictures of the stunning views.

Drift down the river on an antique rice barge
A relaxed ride down the cool waters during a hot afternoon is a great way to beat the mid-day heat and humidity. Board a beautifully restored antique rice barge and get a close glimpse of the bustling locality that’s centered around the banks of the river.

 

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The Museum of Contemporary Art, Bangkok – Appreciate Thai Art!

Thailand is renowned for its culture and traditions world over, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok provides a refined space for premier Thai artists to display their take on it.

The Museum

The museum which was established in 2012, is a sophisticated space filled with lots of natural light and ample space for art lovers to take in the creations which are both beautiful and thought provoking.

Location

The MOCA is located on Vibhavadi Rangsit, Chatuchak and is within easy distance of many a Bangkok apartment hotel in the vicinity including the likes of Adelphi Forty-Nine. The best way to reach the five storied gallery is by a taxi or private vehicle.

Things to See

A must visit destination for art lovers, the MOCA showcases the works of an eclectic mix of Thai Artists of different mediums. A few that stand out would be Prateep Kotchabua’s paintings which are characterised by the bold use of colours and astounding attention to detail. His work often features traditional aspects of the Thai community which are fast disappearing. Other artists include Chelermchai Kositpipat and two of Thailand’s most famous and revered artists, Chalood Nimsamer and the late Paitun Mauangsomboo.

General Information

The museum is open to the public from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. The entrance fee is 180 baht for the public while it is 80 baht for students. For visitors under the age of 15 and over 60, entrance is free.

 

 

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+