Thailand is one of my favorite destinations of the world mainly because of gorgeous hidden islands and crystal clear waters that surround them but Bangkok has most recently become my go to city escape, well…. basically from the city that I actually live in. Bangkok might be famous for a host of incredible things like breathtaking sky bars and vibrant nightlife, mouth watering Thai food, larger than life insta worthy temples and of course the shopping scenario, so I guess that basically sums it all up. But, if you are truly hoping to have a unique experience from your next, or maybe even first, visit to Bangkok then, keep reading cause you my friend are about to have an epic time here.
Bangkok is home to some of the most amazing luxury hotels that boast birds eye view of the city straight from your suit but, with our new travel company that provides curated itineraries and offbeat unique stays we were bound to make our stay unique AF.
The night markets or the open air markets in Bangkok are absolutely crazy. If you are looking for one that has a mix of apparel, accessories, quirky finds and of course great local food with some live music then, you must visit the Neon Night Market right next to the Berkeley Hotel in Pratunam area.
Another is the Chatuchak Weekend Market which is one of the biggest in the world and most vendors actually come from local factories so bargaining is inevitable. Covering 35 acres of land with over 15,000 stalls, you can get just about anything and everything there: household accessories, handicrafts, art, antiques, live animals, books, music, clothes, food, plants and flowers; the list is endless. If you are taking the BTS get off at stop MO Chit and the market is roughly 500 meters away. On the MRT it’s the stop Chatuchak Park.
I suppose a trip to Bangkok would most certainly be incomplete without a trip to some of its amazing temples. We visited the Wat Arun temple this time around and it was truly blissful. An insider tip : wake up early to catch the ferry here from the pier to avoid long ques and touristy crowds and you’ll be able to snap some great shots.
The best part about Bangkok and need I say my favorite part is, the cafe’s in Bangkok. I feel like I need a special blog post on just the cafe’s here. Every cafe that we explored had the unique ambiance making it so unique, with special coffee brewing techniques that makes each one, miles a part from the other. But I guess this time around I had a major FOMO on Boba tea, so I kinda went a little crazy there.
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