Bangkok Thailand On A Cheap Budget
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Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city is a very popular holiday destination, so it’s no surprise that it’s constantly populated with tourists from all over the world. If you’re on a tight budget then have no fear, Bangkok has plenty to offer you.
Bangkok has a rich history, and has several sites that you should visit during your stay. The temple of Wat Pho is the largest in the city, and houses the reclining Buddha. Other temples include Wat Arun and Wat Suthat, where The Giant Swing can be found. Visitors are welcome to visit and explore these temples. In addition, the Grand Palace is also worth a visit. The palace was originally the official residence of the King of Thailand, and also houses a temple called Wat Phra Kaew, which contains the Emerald Buddha. Entrances to the temples are relatively cheap; prices are in the region of 50-350 Baht (£1-£7).
If you want to experience magnificent views of the city, take a trip to Golden Mount. Before skyscrapers arrived at the end of the last century, this was the highest point in Bangkok, and is well worth a visit. Admission is only 50 Baht (£1).
One of the most popular tourist attractions is The Jim Thompson House Museum, a compound of traditional Thai houses collected by an American businessman between the 1950s and 60s. Entrance to the museum is only 50 Baht (£1). If you want to delve deeper into Bangkok’s history, the Ancient City also comes highly recommended. Although it’s an hour south of the city, this open-air museum includes perfect replicas of Thailand’s historic monuments, and entrance is only 300 Baht (£6).
Bangkok is also well-known for its floating markets. Tourists can take a long-tail boat ride through the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, to experience the traditional buying and selling of fresh food on the water. Tours vary depending on the size of your party; if you’re travelling alone you’ll have to fork out around £80, but parties of 12 will be approximately £30. You might also want to consider a trip along the Thon Buri canals. It’s a great way to avoid the hectic Bangkok traffic, and also admire the major sites of the city. Prices are slightly cheaper at around 1000 Baht (£20) per person.
If you’re looking for some retail therapy, visit the Chatuchak weekend market. Situated in the centre of busy Bangkok, you’re bound to find plenty of bargains amongst the market’s 5,000 stalls. Be prepared to spend the whole day there as there’s so much to see and buy, from handicrafts and souvenirs to great second-hand clothing.
If you’re travelling through Bangkok, you have to spend at least one night on Khao San Road. The area is jam-packed with bars, restaurants, nightclubs and clothing stalls. Whatever your budget, Khao San Road, also known as the ‘backpacker’s paradise’, is a great place to find affordable hotels and hostels. Prices range from 150-1500 Baht per night (£3-£30).
Staying in Bangkok also gives you the chance to experience both international and Thai cuisine. Venture into Chinatown and taste some of the most authentic Chinese food in Thailand. Try a wide selection of seafood dishes at Lao Li Shark Fin and T&K Seafood. If you’re in the mood to sample the local cuisine, head to Sukhumvit Road for some good value food at Lemon Grass, or some tapas-style bites at The Barbican on Silom Road.