In Bangkok I spend the longest time of my worldtrip because I was doing an internship at the Hanns Seidel Foundation for two months and lived in a hostel in Bangkok (video and page links). Find out my best tips for sky bars, night markets and chill-out destinations here and the meaning of Bangkok’s most famous party street Khao San (scroll down).
FAVOURITES IN BANGKOK
- Best sky bar: “Red Sky Bar” 56th floor with Champagne Bar on 57th floor at Centara Grand Hotel near BTS station Siam or watertaxi station Pratunam (cocktails: 480 Baht, mocktails: 240 Baht)
- Best night market: “Ratchada Train Market” at metro station “Thailand Cultural Center” or taxi with lots of different food and cool bars in the back, Wed-Sun 6pm to 1am
- Weekend market “JJ’s/ Chatuchak market”, best for souvenirs, the biggest in Bangkok with a nice park nearby, only Saturday and Sunday, BTS station: Mo Chit (42 Baht)
- The hipster night market near Chatuchak is “JJ Green”, a clothing market with cheap different food like burgers for 45 baht and bars with live music, Wed-Sun 6pm to 1 am
- Lumpini Park is great to relax or taking a ride by pedal boat (40 Baht), other nice parks near Sukhumvit are Benjakitti Park (big lake) or Benjasiri Park
- Nightlife MUST-DO: Khao San Road with many party-willing backpackers, vodka buckets for 200 Baht, the cheapest sticky mango rice and lots of cheap cloths, music on the street until 1 a.m. – did you know that “Khao San” means unboiled rice?
- Bicycle day trips to little island chill outs: Bang Krachao and floating market (easy to reach by ferry from Klong Toey Port) or Ko Kret (more far away, 1 hour ferry trip on big Bangkok river to Nonthaburi and further by taxi or bus)
- Island for a weekend trip from Bangkok? Ko Samet! (4 hours from Ekkamai Bus Station or via Patthaya – 130 Baht, then ferry to the island for 50 Baht): the only hostel is Olly’s but they charge 400 Baht for a dorm bed, you can find bungalows with double bed for 800 Baht e.g. at Ao Wai Beach
Best hostel to stay in: Monkey Nap Hostel near Sukhumvit – 250 Baht for very clean and separated capsule bed with breakfast, next to BTS but far away from Khao San and temples but in 40 min you can be at Wat Pho Temple with sleeping Buddha via BTS “Saphan Taksin” and watertaxi for 15 Baht
- FOOD MUST-TRY: Pat Thai – the most famous sweet noodle dish with shrimp, egg, bean sprouts and peanuts, aroi mag (very yummy)!
Find more about Thailand on my page for Thailand – tips for Krabi, Chiang Mai and other islands!
And watch my VLOGS what happened to me in Bangkok!