Where to stay in Bangkok
Bangkok is a wonderful place to visit. The city has everything you could ever need! What you only have to do is choose your perfect spot. If you have no idea where to stay, take a look at GoSnoop guide below to help you decide where to stay in Bangkok on your visit.
Siam is the best shopping area in Bangkok and it is every shopaholic’s paradise. There are tons of shopping malls and designer shops located here. Moreover, this place is where most of local people especially teenagers come to spend time with their friends and family. The area is connected by the BTS Siam station. However, Siam is considered to be the busiest spot in the capital.
If you like spending your time shopping, eating, or clubbing, then Sukhumvit is the area for you! This area is very central, modern, and cosmopolitan. There are a lot of great shopping malls, international brand hotels, tasty street food and restaurants, cafes, and nightlife hotspots. The Bangkok Transit System (BTS) run over Sukhumvit road making it easy to explore. Moreover, this area is very popular for Expats to hangout.
A very high and modern energy area, Silom is the Central Business District with many office buildings and financial headquarters. The area is well connected with BTS Saladang station. The food in this area is really delicious with reasonable prices. At night, the small sois around Silom Road become alive with street food and sidewalk stalls.
4. Bangkok Old City
Bangkok Old City or Rattanakosin Island is the original spot of Bangkok. This is a historical area to Bangkok’s most spectacular historical attractions – including the Grand Palace, Was Phra Kaew, Golden Mountain and the fascinating narrow alleyways in this area. Moreover, there are plenty of budget guesthouses, lively bars, fun activities, and secret restaurants.
5. Khao San Road
This area is the center of the backpacking universe! It’s also a great place to meet other backpackers and travelers. If you are looking for the budget accommodations then this is where to go. You will find everything from hostel, bars, club, massage parlours, market stalls, and travel agents. The big drawback is that there is not very easily accessible by public transport such as skytrain.
Thonburi is a riverside area located on the western banks of the Chao Phraya River. The great part about this area is everything is connected by the river. Around this area, the ambience is very romantic and relaxing. Moreover, the traditional life and culture still remain in this place. You will find floating markets along the riverside selling their merchandise from their Thai long tail boats. Although this area is not the best connected in Bangkok for public transport, boats and tuk-tuks are the easiest way to reach Thonburi.