A few days back I wrote about our budget and what to see in Chiang Mai. As promised here’s also a brief overview about Bangkok. First I have to say that if you plan to stay in Chiang Mai, Phuket or other similar areas for a longer time it’s totally ok but for Bangkok 5-6 days is maximum, at least in my opinion. Yes, it’s a huge crazy city with a lot to offer but you get tired of it quite fast. Of course it is totally depending on a person but at least most of the people I’ve met and who have been there are agreeing on this one.
But to the subject. Here are the things we recommend you should see and do in Bangkok:
- The Golden Mountain – from there you can see a great view over the city and the temple with its green lush hillside is also definitely worth a visit
- Khaosan road – the main backpackers and tourist street in Bangkok. As written in one of the older posts – go and have a bucket 🙂 + enjoy everything the street has to offer
- Wat Pho, the reclining Buddha
- Lumpini park – a beautiful greenness in the middle of surrounding skyscrapers
- Visit at least one of the skybars to enjoy the view. Yes, the drinks are expensive but to be honest how often do you end up in Bangkok 🙂
- Chatuchak market – one of the biggest markets in the world. You don’t have to buy anything but the market itself is worth seeing
- Bangkok National museum – although it’s a bit tired it’s a great place to get an overview of Thai and Buddhism history
- The Grand Palace – unfortunately it was closed while we visited Bangkok but as I’ve heard and read it’s a must go place
As in case of Chiang Mai all expenses are daily averages for 2 people. We stayed in Bangkok for a period of 6 days.
- Groceries – 56 baht
- Transport – 129 baht (mostly we used public transport – MRT and Metro lines + a few times taxis)
- Eating out – 495 baht (including the 800 baht cocktails in skybar)
- Entrance fees – 106 baht
- Shopping – 26 baht
- Other (Buying a local SIM-card, unlocking the phone) – 136 baht
Our hostel was 4100 baht so in total our living cost for 6 days was 10700 baht (277€). So in case of our trip our daily costs were roughly the same as in case of Chiang Mai but the latter is definitely a cheaper place to live.
Sending positive vibes from Phuket… 🙂