WHERE TO STAY IN THAILAND
WHERE TO STAY IN BANGKOK
Finding where to stay in Bangkok couldn't be easier. Bangkok is a fabulous place to stay with numerous different styles of holiday accommodation and hotels from Bangkok Budget Hotels and budget hostels to world class 5 star accommodation. There is so much to see and do in Bangkok and finding where to stay is the beginning of your asian experience. First up the Thai hotel developers build their hotels to allow the visitor an experience in thai culture and cuisine without forcing it upon you. All tastes are catered for and hotel staff are always on hand to assist you with your stay. They can arrange guided tours of all the Temples and ancient pagodas that abound throughout Thailand. Bangkok is Thailand's gateway to breath taking palm fringed beaches, Buddhists monks, burgeoning cities, never stop nightlife, pristine jungles and beautiful smiling people. All these places of interest go towards making a fantastic Thai holiday and be assured that when staying in Thailand you will be well taken care of, even if you are traveling on a budget and are looking for cheap accommodation.Or maybe you are a business traveler and the boss is paying.Check with your travel agent for Bangkok Hotels.Just don't make the whole trip business, stay a bit longer in Thailand and experience the "Thai style and Thai smile".
STAYING IN BANGKOK
There are so many hotels and holiday accommodation available in Bangkok, catering to all budgets. Bangkok accommodation is more expensive the closer you are to the center of the city. A great experience is to stay a little out of town along the river. The Royal River Hotel is a nice place for a family and is reasonably priced. Catching a water taxi or a tuk-tuk are great a way to see and get around Bangkok. They are cheap but it's best to have a smog mask on your face. Bangkok is a wonderful city. So rich harmoniously blending itself with the old and the new. It somehow epitomizes the beauty of the Far East with its warmth and friendliness. No wonder it's a favorite destination to so many seeing the tourists come back again and again. Many choose to stay in a traditional style guest house. While others go up market.
MORE PLACES / WHERE TO STAY IN BANGKOK.
Bangkok is basically divided into 6 main areas. The airport area, Downtown area, Silom area, Sukhumvit, Riverside and along the Sky Train (BTS) Route. Here are few choices to help you find where to stay in Bangkok.
population is mostly rural, most people live in the rice-growing areas
in the central, north eastern, and northern regions. However, its urbanization
is growing. 18% of the population are urbanized, most of these live in
the Bangkok area.
The charm and standards of service of the Thai people are renowned for their natural warmth, and good manners. The food is a varied assortment of delights and one could travel throughout Thailand sampling so many different kinds of dishes traditionally prepared for the various regions, and the shopping opportunities are simply out of this world. The tourist will easily discover some great and interesting bargains and will soon realise why this kingdom of Siam is known as "The Kingdom of Gold".
Thailand's nightlife is well known all over the world, some clubs can offend and they are usually easy to find in Patpong in Bangkok, South Pattaya and Patong in Phuket Thailand has some fantastic theater, both cultural and modern. Thai boxing is very popular as is Thai dancing. Eating out is an experience in itself with themed restaurants in most tourist areas.
Thailand food is Thailand at its best. Thai food has found its way in just about all countries of the world. Eating out in Thailand is not only cheap but is amazingly varied. Generally the standard of hygiene in Thailand is very good so eating in the local restaurants is usually quite safe.Of course you will find the the western pizza and burger franchises if you miss the taste.
Thai silk, carvings of wood, paintings, trinkets in thai folk lore and so much else. There are days of exploration to be had through the markets and small shops. The best known markets are to be found in Pratunam and Patpong night market in Bangkok also Chiang Mai's famous night market is a treasure trove.
The local currency is the Thai Baht. All major credit cards are accepted, Visa, Diners, American Express and MasterCard. Check the current currency rates at http://www.x-rates.com/d/THB/table.html
International 500 Baht / Domestic 30 Baht / Koh Samui 400 Baht.