Welcome to Bangkok THAILAND
A short travel guide for a short stay
BANGKOK is the capital and a popular city in Thailand. Thailand is officially known as Kingdom of Thailand. You have to see and experience the beauty of this country from their Historic Temples, delicious foods, and beautiful Beaches.
Thailand is also a member of ASEAN including the Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam. We always prefer to visit a country that offers visa-free entry. Fortunately, if your country of residence is belong to ASEAN, it will be always visa-free to enter all of the listed countries for a certain period of time.
Arriving by air: Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is one of the two airports serving Bangkok. From the airport, you can go to the city via train, taxi or bus.
Currency: The currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB). If you already arrived at Suvarnabhumi, do not change your money inside the Airport. Money Changers inside the airport has a low exchange rate. We suggests you to look for a SUPERRICH Money Changer outside because the exchange rate is better.
SUPERRICH Money Changer beside National Stadium Station
Must visit place/attractions:
1. Jim Thompson Museum
Jim Thompson House
In front of Jim Thompson House
It is a museum located at 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road near Siam. The museum designer and former owner is Jim Thompson, an American businessman and an Architect. Unfortunately, it is not allowed to take pictures inside the Museum, just enjoy you tour inside the Museum.
Entrance Fee: 100 Baht
How to get there: By train, alight at National Stadium Station W1, take the exit 1, from the stairs , you have to turn left and walk for around 200 meters. Just to be sure that you are in the correct way, you will pass by Mercure Ibis Hotel and Lub D Hostel, you will find the Soi Kasemsan 2 road. Turn right and you will see the house in less than 200 meters. Total walk is less than 400 meters.
2. MBK Center
MBK Shopping Center
It is one of the cheapest mall in Bangkok. If you are into shopping and want to buy souvenirs, MBK Center is one of your choices.It is located at the intersection of Rama 1 Road. Infront of MBK Center, you will find budget-friendly Thai delicious Street Foods
Food Stalls infront of MBK Center
Ice Cream in Coconut
How to get there: By Train, Just alight at National Stadium Station W1 you will see MBK Center shortly.
3. Wat Arun
In Front of Wat Arun Temple
Wat Arun Sculptures
Temple at the back of Wat Arun
Wat Arun or The Temple of the Dawn is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Since temples are sacred, you have to dress properly or you might not allowed to enter the temple. Wearing sleeveless shirts, shorts and slippers are not allowed specially for girls.
Entrance Fee: 50 Baht
How to get there: By Train, alight at Saphan Taksin Station S6, Leave via Exit 2, follow the signs going to the Chao Phraya Express Boat. Do not ride Tourist Boat, its more expensive. Take a Chao Phraya Express Boat (orange flag boat) to Tha Tien Pier N8. Fare is 15 Baht. Alight at Wat Arun / Ratchawararar station.
4. Wat Pho
Wat Pho Temples
Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple complex just across the river from Wat Arun. There are a lot of Buddhist temple inside the complex and one of it is the Temple of reclining Buddha. Reclining Buddha size is about 15 meters tall and 46 meters long
Entrance Fee: 100 Baht
How to get there: If you are already at Wat Arun, just take the Ferry Crossing Boat. The Boat will take you to Tha Tien Station N8. The Fare is around 4 Baht. At Tha Tien, just follow the signs going to Wat Pho temple.