What to See & Do
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Bangkok is one of the world’s great destinations and, unlike many of the other great cities of the world, can be visited on a shoestring and thoroughly enjoyed at the same time.Khao San Road is world-famous among backpackers and budget travelers. There are hotels, hostels, and homestays to meet the demands of the most stringent budgets.
Aside from choosing basic accommodation, take advantage of Bangkok’s excellent mass transit system, and avoid the more expensive taxis whenever possible.Great, authentic, Thai food can be found everywhere in Bangkok, and once you find your favorite restaurants and dishes, you’re sure to revisit them again and again.
As for attractions and activities, Bangkok is full of cheap – and even free – attractions.It costs nothing to window shop in Chinatown, for example, or spend a few hours relaxing or meditating at the nearest temple.River taxis cost a few baht to cruise the incredible Chao Phaya River. And there are scores of museums, galleries, and cultural centers to visit that charge only a nominal entrance fee.