Travel Tips for Bangkok


This city is huge, like WHOA!

Bangkok may only be your port of entry for other fabulous Thai destinations, but do spend a couple of days while there and get a little lost, it will be worth it. However, a few pointers for your time in the Golden City:

1. Taxi and tuk-tuk drivers speak pretty much zero English. It’s definitely worth carrying map with you to point out where you want to go. Our guest house actually had a handy city map with directions (in Sanskrit) for the cab driver to get to the hotel, check and see if yours does too.

2. The Chatuchak weekend market is well worth the visit. You WILL need a map to navigate this monster. Once inside, you will find everything from Thai handicrafts and spices to pet scorpions and golden fans. There are tons of food carts throughout serving you local specialties. Don’t worry, if the waiter screams something over the crowd, it’s only your order.

3. Carry small change with you and don’t expect others to be able to make change.

4. Follow the crowds. When you’re looking for a good place to eat, take a seat where there are many people already seated (especially Thais). This is a sure sign that the food is fresh and tasty.

5. Take a long-boat ride through the canals that intertwine through the city. Enjoy the views and keep your eyes peeled for caymans, catfish, and floating vendors selling Singha beer–you’ll definitely want a beer for the ride.

~ Emily

Bangkok Tuk Tuk

Category : Our Adventures

Comments (1)

Good tips, thanks. I want to add something that was a life saver on my last trip to Rome. I lost my passport during the day and had no idea it was missing. Fortunately, I had a tracer tag on it. A waiter where I ate lunch found it and entered my tracker number on the website. I was automatically sent a text message (and an email) with a pickup location before I ever even knew my passport was missing. Lucky for me, I was leaving in the morning for Germany and getting a new passport would have been impossible. Tags are available through That tag saved my trip from total disaster and I put them on my phone, laptop and almost everything that travels with me now.

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