I’ve just finished a 4-day trip to Bangkok with my colleague. My sister should have come with us if she hadn’t been ill due to the latest attack of Bell’s palsy.
Thailand infrastructure is kinda more modern than Vietnam, but there were so many traffic jams caused by cars. However, I liked their metro/BTS system.
For 4 days, I thought I have traveled half of Bangkok (the left wing on the map). I visited the backpacker area Khaosan (near the hotel), the floating market, the famous night market Chatuchak, the Wat Pho temple complex, the Chinatown, passed by The Grand Palace, and saw the Wat Arun from the opposite bank of the river.
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market looked more fun and organized than those floating markets in Vietnam.
On day 3, I visited the 3 Siam (Discovery, Center, and Paragon) and Big C. I bought some things in Big C because the price there was acceptable.
Most of my activities were eating Thai food (which was delicious, and not very spicy), and window shopping.
I took Uber, Grab, and taxi while I didn’t take the BTS or walk. I hadn’t tried the bus service. It looked old and I didn’t seen the number of the bus I needed to take.
Next time, I’ll try shopping at the duty center, other markets on the right wing of Bangkok. I’ve heard that shopping there is cheaper. And will use the Thailand in hand guidebook.