Thailand is fast becoming one of my favourite places in the world! Maybe it’s my Burmese heritage, the amazing culture or just the fact that there is so much to do there- but either way I highly recommend a trip! Here are some of my favourite places I visited whilst there…
Whether it was a restaurant just off Sukhumvit Road or back packers central Khoa San Road the food was amazing!! You can taste how fresh the food is & might I add- fried chicken in a bag is better than KFC! I’ve always enjoyed Thai food, but when you are out there it is ten times better… So I recommend travelling in a group so you can all share a load of dishes at once. The food is ridiculously cheap… Street food especially- I got an egg Pad Thai, with vegetable spring rolls & a yummy pancake- bananas with condensed milk and chocolate sauce sprinkled on top, all for only £3! & the restaurants in Bangkok aren’t that much more, so if your like me and enjoy food- this is the place to be! Highly recommend a trip to Khoa San Road for some street food- where my cousin notoriously chased down a lady for the must have ‘sticky rice’ (sticky rice & mango is so good) – also while there you can check out the market stalls & get a fab facial… Everything is dirt cheap in comparison to England- so give them a tip as they work so hard & are always so friendly! Sukhumvit Road is lively any time of day- you will find street food, massage parlours, hair salons, bars, market stalls, restaurants and much much more!
The Grand Palace is in the heart of Bangkok & has been the Kings of Siam official residence since 1782. The breathtaking buildings, statues & temples are simply beautiful & hold such character- if you want to see some amazing culture that dates back centuries then I would recommend visiting (bring a camera!). It works out about £10-15 entry & is a great day out out, just make sure you cover your legs and shoulders out of respect to the religious temples you will be seeing & expect crowds as it can get very busy. The Thai really worship the King… Whether you visit the Grand Palace or not you will definitely see pictures /portraits of him everywhere!
Bangkok’s nightlife is never ending! Just off Sukhumvit Road- you have crazy bar streets that include the infamous Soi Cowboy, go-go bars, & lots of cheap alcohol- this is the place to be for a fun, cheap night out!
Sky Bar- At The Dome on Lebua’s 63rd Floor: The views from Sky bar are stunning, I absolutely loved it here… Although if your not a fan of heights then this isn’t for you, as it is completely open air at 820 feet up! This is the same place famously seen in the Hangover pt.2 & unlike the earlier comparisons the luxurious Lebua does differ some what to the rest of Bangkok- so expect London prices! I could not reccommend a night here more, as it is one not to miss, the view alone sells it… & for me was a nice change to get all glammed up in Bangkok!
-So when you get to Bangkok make sure you try all the amazing food, get a massage (or two- or everyday like me lol), don’t shy away from street food, get a ride on a tut-tut (if your brave), do lots of shopping- you can check out pat-pong night market or MBK shopping centre & visit the amazing temples…. Stay tuned for Thailand Pt. 2!! Lovesian visits Koh Samui….