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Old 15-01-2019, 02:36 PM   #1
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Bangkok help...

Hi everyone,

Have a 5d4n to spare in February, thinking of going Bangkok

First timer to Thailand, Bangkok but not the first time going on solo trip.
Preferably more sightseeing, taking nice scenic pictures over shopping

1. Which area to stay in Bangkok for first timer, solo traveller?
2. Any recommended hotel?
3. Recommend sightseeing and places where i can take nice pictures in Bangkok?
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Old 15-01-2019, 02:54 PM   #2
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And also, for a first timer to thailand, is it better to go bangkok first or chiangmai?
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Old 15-01-2019, 03:02 PM   #3
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And also, for a first timer to thailand, is it better to go bangkok first or chiangmai?
If you like shopping, can explore bangkok ...
normally most people would choose to go bangkok ...
that explains why there are so many flights going to bangkok each day ...

For Bangkok, budget airline usually is about $80+ to $150+ onwards
For full fledged airline, price is usually $200+ onwards ...
hardly would have below $200 sales ...

For ChiangMai, you can fly scoot (a320), price about $300 ...
For silkair , price is $368 onwards, based on current promo ...

For ChiangRai, airasia currently have $78 taxes in two way promo ...
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Hi everyone,

Have a 5d4n to spare in February, thinking of going Bangkok

First timer to Thailand, Bangkok but not the first time going on solo trip.
Preferably more sightseeing, taking nice scenic pictures over shopping

1. Which area to stay in Bangkok for first timer, solo traveller?
2. Any recommended hotel?
3. Recommend sightseeing and places where i can take nice pictures in Bangkok?
Normally Singaporeans love to stay at Pratunam ...
Many shopping areas ...
Good hotel to recommend would be arnoma , beside big c, opp centralworld.
5 min walk to bts chitlom, and four face buddha ...about 85+ to 100+ per nite

Ultimately, depends on your travel dates, your budget ...
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Old 15-01-2019, 03:20 PM   #5
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Yeah pratunam area is the best for first timer. Easier to walk around. And if you have a tight budget, you can source for cheaper hotel online, est about 40 plus or 50 plus a night also have. All depends on your budget.
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If you like shopping, can explore bangkok ...
normally most people would choose to go bangkok ...
that explains why there are so many flights going to bangkok each day ...

For Bangkok, budget airline usually is about $80+ to $150+ onwards
For full fledged airline, price is usually $200+ onwards ...
hardly would have below $200 sales ...

For ChiangMai, you can fly scoot (a320), price about $300 ...
For silkair , price is $368 onwards, based on current promo ...

For ChiangRai, airasia currently have $78 taxes in two way promo ...
I just checked jetstar, they offer $120 for my dates and also more timings. Huh but i am not really into shopping, like i prefer scenery than shopping i want a getaway relax. Any opinion for alternative destinations?
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Old 15-01-2019, 03:22 PM   #7
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Yeah pratunam area is the best for first timer. Easier to walk around. And if you have a tight budget, you can source for cheaper hotel online, est about 40 plus or 50 plus a night also have. All depends on your budget.
Pratunam convenient to visit tourist attractions also?
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Pratunam convenient to visit tourist attractions also?
Actually its easy. Probably what you can do is go online and see where are the place of interest which you like to visit then go google map and check the distance. If within Bangkok, You can just book a grab from your hotel to the place.
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Actually its easy. Probably what you can do is go online and see where are the place of interest which you like to visit then go google map and check the distance. If within Bangkok, You can just book a grab from your hotel to the place.
I am still thinking bangkok vs chiangmai for a first timer to thailand. As you can see chiangmai has more scenery stuff but their budget flights cost much more...is also like shopping vs scenery
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Yeah. For scenery if you are on a tight budget can try Khao Yai. About 3 hour away from Bangkok. Fly to Bangkok then take a minivan or bus there can liao.
If really intending to go to chiang mai, if flight is ex, then you can try to save up on accommodation, plus the things there are a lot cheaper than Bangkok and can use grab also. So transport is not an issue.
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Yeah. For scenery if you are on a tight budget can try Khao Yai. About 3 hour away from Bangkok. Fly to Bangkok then take a minivan or bus there can liao.
If really intending to go to chiang mai, if flight is ex, then you can try to save up on accommodation, plus the things there are a lot cheaper than Bangkok and can use grab also. So transport is not an issue.
Ya i read up on khao yai b4. Going solo abit weird because there like more suitable for couple, family. Me think Khao Kho nicer than Khao Yai. Have asked around and they say Feb not a good time to go Khao Kho, also no sea cloud. Transport also an issue at Khao Kho as theres no taxi.

Are you familiar with chiangmai?
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Ya i read up on khao yai b4. Going solo abit weird because there like more suitable for couple, family. Me think Khao Kho nicer than Khao Yai. Have asked around and they say Feb not a good time to go Khao Kho, also no sea cloud. Transport also an issue at Khao Kho as theres no taxi.

Are you familiar with chiangmai?
Not really familiar there but I just came back from there few weeks ago. Went there with my gf. You could probably read up more on the chiang mai thread.
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U can go nearby like kanchanaburi or hua hin or pattaya instead. If not stay in BKK lo.

Want more scenery than spend Abit more to take the flight to cm. Then stay cheaper hotel.



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Old 15-01-2019, 04:12 PM   #14
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U can go nearby like kanchanaburi or hua hin or pattaya instead. If not stay in BKK lo.

Want more scenery than spend Abit more to take the flight to cm. Then stay cheaper hotel.



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Ya kanchanaburi is a bloody good place to relax. That time I book a floathouse there and literally rot there for 3 days.
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Old 15-01-2019, 04:21 PM   #15
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U can go nearby like kanchanaburi or hua hin or pattaya instead. If not stay in BKK lo.

Want more scenery than spend Abit more to take the flight to cm. Then stay cheaper hotel.



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For CM if direct flight its alrdy 300+/400+ even for budget airlines. Way too much for a 5d4n trip to SEA destination. I am thinking if i can fly to bangkok and then go to CM. But if at bangkok i dont want to take domestic flight to CM, whats the 2nd fastest mode of transport?
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