STAY AT " WARM WHITE HOSTEL " YOU MUST DO!
Warm White Hostel is in the perfect location 2 minute walk from Khaosan, but you can't hear the music so it's perfect for both partying and sleeping. The located is easy to visit many fantastic place either in down town or both side of the river.
KHAO SAN ROAD
It’s only a short street but Khao San Road is probably the best known street in the city, making a visit to the backpacker’s paradise one of the top things to do in Bangkok. You could call it a tourist trap, but if you’re wondering what to do in Bangkok one evening, this is a great place to try. It’s friendly and has a fun and laid back atmosphere thanks to the welcoming locals and the worldly tourists. If you wanted cheap, backpacker accommodation you would come here, and you’d also come here to pick up many of the buses that leave for other parts of Thailand each day.
What does Khao San Road offer? During the day you can buy cheap goods from the stores that line the street; anything from pirated CDs to handicrafts to essential backpacker items. Come evening and this short street is packed with people looking for a fun night out. Music blasts from the shops and bars and there are ample places to grab some authentic Thai food. Try a cheap foot massage after a day of sightseeing or watch one of the far-out shows and entertainment offerings. Even if you just have a short visit to see what all the fuss is about this Bangkok attraction really is one to experience.
Best Hostel : WARM WHITE HOSTEL
TEMPLE IN BANGKOK
1. Wat Trimit (The Temple of Solid Golden Buddha weight 5.5 tons).
This temple houses an ancient solid gold seated Buddha image of the Sukhothai Period, three meters in height and weighing 5.5 tons.
2. Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
This large and extensive temple neighbours the Grand Palace and contains a gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha. The temple is also regarded as the first center of Thai Massage Education.
3. Wat Benchamabopit (The Marble Temple).
This unique marble temple was constructed during the reign of King Rama V. It employs European ecclesiastic detail, such as stained glass windows and contains a superb cloister collection of bronze Buddha images.
4. The Grand Palace in Bangkok
The Grand palace consists of several buildings of highly detail Thai style architecture combined with the style of the Italian Renaissance. The walled-in city harbours the private Chapel of their Majesties the King and Queen where the sacred image of the Emerald Buddha is Kept. You'll visit the key attractions around the Grand Palace including Wat Phra Kaew Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Royal Pantheon, Coronation Throne Hall, Royal Reception Hall, and Royal Funeral Hall.
4.1 The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace complex was established in 1782 and it houses not only the royal residence and throne halls, but also a number of government offices as well as the renowned Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It covers an area of 218,000 square meters and is surrounded by four walls, 1900 meters in length.
4.2 The Royal Monastery of the Emerald Buddha
The Emerald Buddha is in fact carved from a block of green jade and was first discovered in 1434 in a stupa in Chiang Rai. At that time the image was covered with plaster and was thought to be an ordinary Buddha image.
The Emerald Buddha is enshrined on a golden traditional Thai-style throne made of gilded-carved wood, know as a Busabok, in the ordination hall of the royal monastery. The sacred image is clad with one of the three seasonal costumes (summer, rainy season, and winter).
4.3 The Upper Terrace
Four main monuments are found on this terrace: a reliquary in the shape of a golden chedi; the Mondop, a repository for Buddhist sacred scriptures inscribed on palm leaves, contained within a beautiful mother-of-pearl inlaid cabinet; a miniature Angkor Wat crafted by the order of King Mongkut(Rama IV); and the Royal Pantheon in which statues of past sovereigns of the ruling Chakri dynasty are enshrined.
4.4 The Galleries
The grounds of the Royal Monastery are enclosed by galleries, the walls of which are decorated with scenes from the Ramakien, first painted during the reign of King Rama I and since then restored several times.
5. Wat Saket & The Golden Mount
Wat Saket was another historic temple in Bangkok built during the reign of King Rama I. It is best known for The Golden Mount (Phu Khao Thong in Thai), a man-made hill with a golden chedi on the hilltop, which was completed during the reign of King Rama V after decades of construction. The golden chedi is where the sacred Buddha's relics are enshrined. When there wasn’t buildings and skycrapers, The Golden Mount was the tallest structure in Bangkok and it’s also used to suspect fire accidents. Today, the platform on its top level is still a great place to enjoy a 360-degree panorama of Bangkok’s old district. Every year in the mid of November, Wat Saket hosts its grandest festival urging Buddhists to hike up to the The Golden Mount to pay respect to the Buddha's relics and later unwind with a number of delicious food and fun activities on its ground.
Wat Arun is among the most famous of the more than 400 Buddhist temples and monasteries in the city. The most attractive structure in this temple is the 260 feet high pagoda, or Phra Prang, which is completely covered with pieces of multi-colored glass and Chinese porcelain. If time permits we will walk to the upper levels where you will take in a panoramic view of the surrounding city.
How long from Hostel to get there ?
= 15 Minute by Walk
*Wat Trimit = 20 Minute by taxi [ China Town]
*Wat Wat Benchamabopit = 20 Minute walk
CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET [ J.J. Market]
Among the many things to do in Bangkok, shopping is always a popular pastime both for tourists and for locals. There are countless markets and shopping malls, but none come close to beating the experience you’ll find at the Chatuchak Weekend Market. It’s a mammoth market and one of the top attractions in Bangkok, with somewhere in the region of 15,000 different stalls and about 200,000 visitors each day that it’s open. As the name suggests this is primarily a weekend market, open Saturday and Sunday, though one section, called Jatujak Plaza is open throughout the week too.
There’s no point in trying to list what you can buy at the market because the fact is you can buy just about anything and the goods are all affordably priced. Of course, you should haggle over prices anyway and get a little more off what the vendor first quotes you as this is the expected thing to do in Bangkok!
Come early to beat some of the crowds and to beat the heat – with so many people wandering around the stalls the market does get very hot and uncomfortable, and you don’t want this to ruin your visit. If you’re okay with the crowds stay for the day and enjoy some great food from the multitude of food carts.
How long from Hostel to get there ?
By Bus : No.3 , No. 524
Prices : 8-20 Baht [Depend on type Bus]
Time : 25 Minute
In the center of the busy square in front of Wat Suthat stands one of Bangkok's most eye-catching sights, the 27 m high teak frame of the so-called Giant Swing. This used to be the focus of a religious ceremony held every year in December after the rice harvest. Teams of three took turns to balance on a dangerously narrow board and be swung 25 m or more off the ground "up to Heaven", at which point they would attempt to catch a bag of silver coins in their teeth. King Rama VII banned the contest in 1932, following a number of fatal accidents.
How long from Hostel to get there ?
= 15 Minute by Walk
Buzzing Chinatown is packed with restaurants, street stalls, centuries-old markets, gold vendors, and some of Bangkok’s best street food. Combine a trip with a visit to Wat Traimit and the Golden Buddha. Tip: Find the “thieves” market and the Sikh temple and climb to the top for fantastic late afternoon views over the district and Chao Phraya river.
How long from Hostel to get there ?
= 20 Minute by taxi [ Depend on traffic ]
DOWNTOWN OF BANGKOK
A shopping haven. Find everything from street fashion to top-end designer labels, luxury goods and even sports cars at the range of shopping malls all located in the same area: MBK, Siam Paragon, Siam Discover, Siam Square and Siam Centre.
Another shopping haven, for those on a tight budget or in search of something totally off-the-wall. Find all your accessories from Platinum Market, Platinum Fashion Mall, or hit Pantip Plaza for cheap computer equipment.
From luxury hotels to high street fashion and malls, Ratchaprasong has it all. Other highlights include the Erawan shrine and gourmet eateries along Lang Suan Road.
MBK is Bangkok's cheapest place to buy mobile phones and accessories (4th floor). It's also one of the better places to stock up on camera gear (ground floor and 5th floor), and the expansive food court (6th floor) is one of the best in town. If you need the cheap stuff also here too.
CHEAP & FUN
Khlong Saen Saeb Tour [ Canal Boat ]
Dirty and dangerous... but also handy, vibrant and exhilarating. With ornate Italian Barocco bridges and river boats that resemble gondolas on steroids, Khlong Saen Saeb is the closest to the Venice of the East you'll find in central Bangkok. Stretching west to east across the map of Bangkok, Khlong Saen Saeb begins in the Old City, near the Mahakhan Fortress at the end of Ratchadamnoen Road, and runs all the way to Chachoengsao Province, where it ends by flowing into the Bang Pa Kong River. It cuts through central areas like Phayathai, Pratunam, Chitlom, Nana, Asok Road, Thonglor and Ekkamai, running parallel to Phetchaburi and New Phetchaburi Roads, before turning up Ramkhamhaeng Road and on to Bangkapi.
There are two lines - the western line (terminating at Golden Mount) and the eastern line (terminating at Wat Si Bunrueang, near the National Institute of Development Administration). The interchange, at Pratunam pier, feels seamless and tickets are valid on both lines. This route guide features the most useful or interesting stops along the 18km long route which serves Khlong Saen Saeb, including what can be found at each one.
While busy during rush hour, it's convenient for shopping, sightseeing. There are temples, markets, old simple wooden houses and interesting bridges en route, and it is possible to walk along the banks in many places. Simply wave them down and wait patiently for two helmeted deckhands to jump ashore, ropes in hand for fastening. Be warned though: rush-hours are busy and falling in could prove fatal.
Opening Hours: 05:30 - 20:30
Price: between 10 and 20 baht, with increments of 2 baht depending on distance
Chao Phraya Tourist Boat
The BTS Skytrain joins hands with Bangkok's biggest public water transportation provider, the Chao Phraya Express Boat Co.,Ltd. (established 38 years ago) to introduce a new water transportation service "The Chao Phraya Tourist Boat". This service provides tourists with the opportunity to see Bangkok from a whole new perspective, within one day, tourist can easily travel on high quantity boats from pier to pier without worrying about purchasing boat tickets or getting lost. Plus, they can visit many attractive tourist spots such as the temple of Dawn, and the great Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho.
Routing & Piers
The Chao Phraya Tourist Boat provides service to 8 piers, which in turn give access to Bangkok's most famous attractions. The journey starts from the Central pier adjacent to BTS Saphan Taksin Station s6 and proceeds up the river, stopping at 8 pier and returns back to Central Pier on the same route. You can freely get on and off at any pier to explore the beauty of sites in surrounding areas.
Piers served by the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat are listed below :
1. Sathorn Pier(connection with BTS Skytrain at Saphan Taksin Station)
2. Oriental Pier
3. Si PhrayaPier
4. Rajchawong Pier
5. Tha Tien Pier
6. Maharaj Pier
7. Wang Lang Pier
8. Phra Arthit Pier
• Unlimited rides on Chao Phraya Express Boat from Central Pier to Pha Arthit Pier
• This trip can be made on the stamped date only
• Passengers may take any other Chao Phraya Express Boat with the same route from 9.30 - 19.30 hrs. using One Day River Pass without paying extra charges
Travel along the Chao Phraya River
The Chao Phraya River plays many roles in Thai life, in fact it is regarded as the principal artery of the nation. Much of Thai history can be traced along the bands of the Chao Phraya River. As it flows, the river carries with it the history and culture of the country. The Chao Phraya Tourist Boat service takes you to 8 different piers providing access to Bangkok’s most famous attractions many of which are in the Rattanakosin Island Historic Area which was settled during the Thonburi and Rattanakosin eras. Old temples, palaces and communities along the Chao Phraya River banks tell us that the Chao Phraya River has Provided livelihood for the people and has led to the birth of a civilization.
Tuk Tuk Trip
The archetypal Bangkok journey is by the loud, three-wheel tuk tuk (motorized taxi cycles), available anywhere tourists go. Tip: Some tuk tuk drivers try to earn commissions by taking you to gem stores and tailoring shops, usually for next to no fare. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.