Bangkok remains to be the most visited city in the world according to the latest survey. It is not surprising because of the many things that the city has to offer from food to culture to tourist attractions. Furthermore, Bangkok is very attractive to holiday-goers because everything is cheaper from booking a hotel near Terminal 21 to shopping at one of the night markets – one can truly enjoy their money’s worth.
The problem with the capital of Thailand is that it has too many hotels and accommodation options that you can’t decide what to choose among the long list. The tips below will help you narrow down your list and hopefully help you decide which one to pick at the end of the article.
- First thing to consider, it is more convenient to book a hotel that is located near the MRT or BTS stations. This is because the traffic jam in Bangkok is not a joke and you don’t want to get yourself stuck in the middle of the road when you only have very limited time to explore. The good news is that aside from having an underground transit known as the MRT, the city also has the BTS which is a skytrain. You can go from point A to point B without having to worry about the traffic plus it is very cheap.
- Make sure to choose a hotel that provides their direction in the local Thai language. Not everyone in Bangkok knows how to speak the English language therefore you must be prepared to have a copy of the hotel’s direction written in the local Thai language. This way you can simply show it to the driver and they will know where to go. Without it, you might find yourself in some very sticky situation.
- Make sure that you decide on the right area for you. There are many desirable areas around Bangkok such as getting a hotel near Terminal 21 but keep in mind that there are also areas in the city that are not too popular for tourists and should be avoided for everyone’s safety. Among the most popular tourist pick are Sukhumvit, Khaosan, Silom and Old Siam.