Travelling to someplace new is quite the experience; new people, new sights, smells and experiences. Some people take their time to adjust, some take to new places like a duck to water.
Regardless, if you’re looking to book a hotel in Sukhumvit, you’ll want to make sure you have some idea of what to do when you get there. Here’s some tips.
Avoid the rain
Bangkok is in Southeast Asia, where monsoons and turbulent weather strike annually. If you’re not one for rainy days, then the best time to visit would be between November and February, though, take note, everyone else will likely visit around this time frame.
Where to stay
There’s a lot of options when it comes to staying in Bangkok, that much is obvious, but there are certain areas worth noting.
- Siam: The option for those looking for a commercial atmosphere, this district has a lot of shopping malls in it, particularly around Siam Square, and it’s also fairly accessible via the sky train.
- Sukhumvit: Beyond Khao San road, this district hosts the vibrant Bangkok night life, visible from your room in a hotel in Sukhumvit, perfect for those looking to enjoy some fancy clubs and some of the best rooms in the city.
- Yaowarat: One of the more popular parts of the capital, Yaowaratis known for the street food. The place to be if you want to enjoy some good food out on the streets with a beer.
Public transport is the way to get around Bangkok. If you’re travelling from the airport, there are Airport Rail Links to go through, which link up with the BTS skytrains and the MRT. Don’t worry about needing to learn Thai to manoeuvre through the stations, as the vending machines here usually have an English language option.
Taxis are more for the people on the ground. They’re fairly reliable, just make sure you and the driver come to an agreement regarding the rates. For cheaper ground travel, the public buses are your friend. Just make sure that you check which destination the buses are going to stop in.
If nothing else, staff in most transport hubs can probably help you, as, thanks to the ubiquity of foreign travellers in the country, a lot of places do have English speaking staff.