Bangkok from the 11-15 of march
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 14, 2013 12:54 AM Last Post By: djcoulter
Feb 12, 2013 5:09 PM
Bangkok from the 11-15 of marchHey everyone,
i will fly from Sydney to Bangkok on the 11th of march and then stay till the 15th before i head back to Germany. I will be by myself, which kinda freaks me out a bit ;)
I´ve always wanted to go to bangkok so this layover is perfect for me, but well, im by myself and never been to asia.
Is there anybody who is going to be in Bangkok at the same time and wants to meet up? Or is there anyone who can recommend a save hostel or hotel close to the airport for the first night. i need to book a hostel or hotel for the other nights too but that should be closer to the city. And recommendations? I´d be so thankful for a few responses.
Feb 12, 2013 5:39 PM
1Bangkok is pretty easy and fun for the first-timer, even if you're alone. Lots of English spoken and plenty of hotels. Don't stay near the airport, come into the city. If you're nervous, use the airport rail link, rather than a taxi, to come into the city.
Once in town, the Skytrain and MRT will be your best friends. Both have stations near most of the major attractions. Get a hotel near a station.
Bangkok is a lot safer and user-friendly than most people think.
Feb 12, 2013 8:04 PM
2Here is a recommendation of somewhere to stay which will have people in a similar situation to you. It is near the public transport system Suk 11
To get there is easy. Take the airport rail link to Phaya Thai station. From there change to the Skytrain line and take the train towards Bearing and get off at Nana stop. Then walk down sukhumvit road soi 11. There is a map on the website.
BTW you are likely to get some rude replies as there are some people here who seem to be unable to contain their anger at people who ask if there are others looking to meet up.
You've been warned :-)
Feb 13, 2013 2:30 AM
3Definitely don't stay near the airport, there's absolutely nothing out there.
Personally, I'm still a sucker for Khao San Road. I really like the Nap Park Hostel. It's on the higher end as far as hostels go (I can't recall the price right now, just that it was expensive for a dorm bed), but it's really nice and I had a great time meeting people there. I also really liked the Five Sons on Soi Ram Buttri right across the street from Khao San.
If you do want to go to Khao San you'll want to take a taxi. The nearest skytrain station is quite a ways away, so you'll end up getting into a cab at one point or another. It's 250-300 baht for the ride, which isn't much at all in euros.
Have fun in Bangkok! It's a great city.
Feb 13, 2013 10:18 AM
davon ausgehend dass du deutsch sprichst, antworte ich auch in deutsch :-)
wie die anderen poster auch schon geschrieben haben, es gibt keinen grund die erste nacht beim flughafen zu verbringen.
egal wann du landest, mit dem zug oder mit dem taxi gelangst du immer in die stadt. der zug ist tiptop, aber ich würde ein paar wenige euro mehr ausgeben und ein taxi nehmen.
ich würde in banglampoo übernachten (in dem quartier wo auch die kao san road ist). dort hast du zwar keine skytrain stationen, aber das quartier ist per "bus boot" erreichbar, und für mich das beste traveller quartier in bangkok. mit dem "bus boot" (chao praya river express boat) erreichst du den grand palace, wat arun, wat po, chinatown etc. auf angenehm art und weise.
new siam guesthouse 1 - einfaches aber sauberes guesthouse, z.t. sehr kleine zimmer mit etagendusche, in einer ruhige seitenstrasse.
new siam guesthouse 2 - zimmer mit dusche, kleiner pool im innenhof, ebenfalls gute lage in einer ruhige seitenstasse.
river guest house: am fluss, auf 2-3 stern niveau, mit pool und schöner terrasse mit blick auf den fluss
navalai: neben dem river gh, mit pool auf der dachterrasse, neuer und moderner, und meine "top adresse" in banglampuu.
Feb 14, 2013 12:54 AM
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