Looking for where to shop in Bangkok. No other places are better than Siam and Ratchadamri. The areas house numerous world-class shopping centres, all are connected by skytrain. You can find every brand name or even buy Thai products ranging from low-priced to the most expensive ones here. Besides being a haven for shopaholics, the areas offer luxurious and mid-range hotels.
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The section of Sukhumvit from Nana to Ekkamai is perhaps the largest expat community in Bangkok. The area is both convenient with the skytrain operating along the street and fascinating with upscale serviced apartments, ethnic restaurants, shopping areas and pubs & bars.
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It is a crowded university area with all affordable residences and facilities. The area is continually developed with apartment buildings, hotels and entertainment establishments and becomes another popular place for both business travellers and holidaymakers.
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Don’t agree that Bangkok is a real cosmopolitan city until you see these three business districts. A large number of huge international businesses like airlines, banks and finance houses make the areas a large cultural melting pot that is lively with both Thai white-collar workers and expatriates. The areas yet offer upmarket accommodations and exciting night entertainments.
This is the nice place to find accommodations near Bangkok’s major attractions such as Khao San Road and the Grand Palace. It is also close to the Southern Bus Terminal, which provides easy transport to the southern part of Thailand. Though not yet a peak tourist spot, the developed living area offers all modern tourist amenities like shopping, dining and nightlife in the real Thai ambience.
If you don’t know where to start in Bangkok or even in the Southeast Asia, let’s make your way to Khao San Road. It is a heaven for backpackers from around the globe. You can find cheap guesthouses, great meals at low prices, hip bars and everything needed for travelling here. This fabulous, short road is so close to the Grand Palace and other famous attractions.
Tourists always want to appreciate the charm and the glorious past of our kingdom. The best place is the Rattanakosin Island, a well-preserved historic area surrounded with the Chao Phraya River and canals. The island which once was very important as the old downtown contains several spectacular landmarks of Bangkok such as the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Giant Swing, etc.
When in Bangkok, don’t miss a trip to Yaowarat, the largest Chinese community in Thailand where you can enjoy a fascinating glimpse of China. Many of its small alleys are exciting and worth strolling around as they are full of exotic Chinese merchandise. This is the best place for Chinese food and street vendors as well.