Im arriving in bangkok wednesday morning for a few weeks in thailand, ive no real set plans except im guna stay in bangkok for a few days before heading south! How far is it from the airport to down town bangko k? And does anyone have any ideas where i should go and what to do the first few days? Im travelling alone if anyone would like to meet up!
Hey there, my name is Mark. I am also a first time traveller heading to Bangkok a few days after you.
I arrive on the 14th May and al also looking for someone to travel south with as I am meeting a flight in Phuket on the 28th May.
I am 24 and from Belfast in Ireland.
I would like to maybe stop at a few places on the way, or get to the south pretty quickly so that I could maybe get out to one of the Islands.
Let me know if any of this sounds good.
#2 moodselector has been a member since 3/4/2013. Posts: 4
Hey there, me and my gf are departing the uk 8th may and are heading to bangkok.
We will be staying for a few days then heading south to the islands. We have nothing set in stone as of yet just 4 days in bangkok then free to travel south. Sounds
Like we are doing a similar route to you.. This is our first time in south east asia :)
#3 Rachel2612 has been a member since 23/2/2013. Posts: 3
I am arriving in Bangkok on the 14th and staying for a few days before heading south to phuket also. perhaps we could link up as our plans seem similar?
I fly out on the 27th so cant make the full moon party but id like to go and spend a week around the islands or so.
Look forward to hearing from you
#7 moodselector has been a member since 3/4/2013. Posts: 4
Well to all you first time travellers to Bangkok, welcome to Thailand. I'll be there on the night of the 9th but I think I'll be trying to fly out the next morning to head south. We want to save our time in Bangkok for the end of our trip this year.
Do the touristy things that you hear are so good in Bangkok (MBK, Khao San Road, The Palace, etc.). They became tourist attractions for a reason. As well, make sure you do some fun things that aren't on the well worn tourists paths as well. Try taking a klong boat from the Golden Mount to downtown or take hang out in an area that has no tourist attraction and see how lives unfolds.
I personally love the Big Mango and hope you guys have a great trip.