If you’re based in or around the Khao San Road, this Bangkok essential to do list will guide you around the most popular attractions. Most attractions are conveniently based within a short 10-15 minute walk from this central traveler’s hub.You need to ensure your attire is suitable to attend them, as a strict regime awaits. If like myself you thought your shorts and t-shirt were adequate, think again brother. You will be splashing out on some trendy trousers at 150 baht if you’re a guy wearing shorts to enter.
If you ladies think you’re safe, it’s advised to ensure that your shoulders are covered. If not you’ll be required to hire a multi-coloured blouse your mother wouldn’t wear. For this privilege it will cost a pound and ruin your photo’s, be warned!
That being said I’m now the proud owner of the said trousers……hey, they’re cool.
Here’s a run down of things to do:
1 Grand Palace royal residence – A very crowded popular attraction full of coach parties and organised trips for tourists. We suggest you get here early to miss the crowds.
2 Wat Phra Kaew – The temple of the Emerald Buddha is one the most sacred Buddhist temple (Wat) in Thailand. It’s based within a section of the grand palace.
3 Wat Arun – Catch the Cross river ferry from the Terminal just past Wat Pho and the reclining Buddha for 10 Baht across to the Khun Mae Pueak pier. Great views from atop over looking the Grand palace,
4 Wat Pho Reclining Buddha – No trip to Bangkok is complete without a visit Wat Pho and the reclining Buddha. It’s total length is an impressive 46 metres long and covered in gold leaf. Wat Pho is one of the largest complexes in the area, and it’s high up on the must visit locations. There is plenty of great photography opportunities on offer.
5 Chao Phraya river boat – for a cheap river tour to escape the heat and humidity, then head down to Phra Arthit pier N13 which is situated next door to the Navali River resort hotel, a short stroll off the Khao San Road.
6 China Town – Head off to China town for some great street food from numerous stalls spread out through the main street and surrounding road – an entertaining night out.
Map Of Rattanakisin Island and places of interest