Thailand’s capital city: Bangkok
Mission: A breath-taking yet comfy vacation
Bangkok is large city, with a population totalling over 9.5 million people. In the hustle and bustle of the capital, taking in its lights, culture, and food could truly be a highlight of traveling to Thailand. I wandered through the city myself, painstakingly handpicked hotels, and surrounded myself with the life of Bangkok to let you vicariously experience my trip.
First stop: Sukhumvit Hotel and area
Anyone who’s been to Bangkok, or will, simply cannot ignore the appeal of Sukhumvit, one of the capital’s main roads, long and lined with attractions. If the city had a central river running through it to help you get anywhere, it would probably Sukhumvit road, as the transit system runs through like the water current.
The road also snakes along a lengthy list of hotels and malls, while not straying from the allure of Thailand’s street food. The best Sukhumvit Hotel for you may just be around the area for your stay!
Second stop: Siam area
Siam is also along the Sukhumvit road, but is the area closer to an actual river in Bangkok. One of the area’s main attractions is Siam Skytrain, as this station is smack dab in the middle of a grand selection of shopping malls, like the Siam Paragon, the Central World Mall, the MBK Centre, the Siam Centre, and the Siam Discovery.
What’s more, Siam also has one of Bangkok’s renowned skybars in the Centra Grand Hotel! Who doesn’t want to watch the sunset with the view?
Third stop: Silom area
Bangkok’s financial district, Silom is filled with skycrapers just reaching for the clouds and the city’s largest park, the Lumphini Park. However, this area may not be the place to go when looking for a lively nightlife, as the district can keep tight business hours! Though the restaurants around the area makes up for it when searching for some sophistication.
Final stop: Riverside area
While it is not an area that translates to convenient transportation, it is home to some of Bangkok’s luxurious hotels, like the Mandarin Oriental or the Four Seasons Bangkok. As it is at the southern part of the river, there are ferry rides that can take you up and down the river and boasts the Wat Phra Kaeo!