1 Day in Bangkok

Bacon

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I'm going to be taking a newbie with me in December and we're going to be spending two nights and a full day in Bangkok. When it comes to Bangers I'm pretty much a newbie myself, so not entirely sure what to do during the day. Not fussed about anything in particular, just want to see a couple of highlights.

I'm keen to grab a boat and explore the canals a bit. Maybe see a temple and some sort of a market. That'll do. We'll be staying on Soi 4. Planning on getting up bright and early at the crack of noon and heading out for around 4-5 hours. Then I want to head to khao san road for a feed and experience a bit of that cluster fuck before bailing out and heading to the warm, sticky bosom of Nanai.

Any suggestions?
 

RakThai

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Take the BTS to Pathan Taksin (bridge), hop on the Chao Praya river ferry from there to tha Wat Po stop.

There you have plenty of choices:
Wat Arun is straight on the other side of the river.
Wat Po across the street..
Turn right if you want to see China Town,
Left is the Royal palace and Wat Phra Kieuw..
Khao San road is behind there, 500 meters from the entrance of the Royal Palace..
 

kaptainrob

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Crack of 'noon' ? Might miss CoffeeClub's beaut brekkie menu :(

Why go further than Asoke/T21 for eating, shopping and eye candy ... then straight back to soi 4 :)

IMO Rak's advice is good for those with a little more time to explore.
 

Quarky

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A newbie in Bangkok... after the first night he'll be hung over and will be spending most of the day trying to work out what he did the night before... and how he ended up with a cute little thing in his bed...
 

Bacon

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RakThai;410340 said:
Take the BTS to Pathan Taksin (bridge)
Not far in a taxi by the looks of it. My friend's a big boy who runs out of steam quick and I'm just not that interested in Bangkok. It might have to be a quick compromise. River ferry, look around, find a good restaurant for lunch, Khao San, find a rooftop bar for a couple of drinks and then Nanai. That's me plan I think.

kaptainrob;410344 said:
Crack of 'noon' ? Might miss CoffeeClub's beaut brekkie menu :(

Why go further than Asoke/T21 for eating, shopping and eye candy ... then straight back to soi 4 :)

IMO Rak's advice is good for those with a little more time to explore.
I'm pretty sure the earliest I can drag myself out of bed would be around 11:00am after the first night I'm planning on having. :D
 

Stillearly

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Bacon;410355 said:
Not far in a taxi by the looks of it. My friend's a big boy who runs out of steam quick and I'm just not that interested in Bangkok. It might have to be a quick compromise. River ferry, look around, find a good restaurant for lunch, Khao San, find a rooftop bar for a couple of drinks and then Nanai. That's me plan I think.



I'm pretty sure the earliest I can drag myself out of bed would be around 11:00am after the first night I'm planning on having. :D
its Nana , Nanai is in Patong , taxi might be expensive...... ;)
 

Stillearly

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Dr BJs in Bangkok is now called Wood and can be found on Soi 7/1 ... your friend might appreciate it after a hard day of sightseeing....

go go to a soapy as well , a must for any newbie
 

Bacon

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Stillearly;410356 said:
its Nana , Nanai is in Patong , taxi might be expensive...... ;)
Oh that's right.

Stillearly;410357 said:
Dr BJs in Bangkok is now called Wood and can be found on Soi 7/1 ... your friend might appreciate it after a hard day of sightseeing....

go go to a soapy as well , a must for any newbie
We're off to Pattaya after, so plenty of opportunities for that kind of Shenanigans 55. What's the general atmosphere of the ole BJs like?
 

Stillearly

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Bacon;410358 said:
Oh that's right.



We're off to Pattaya after, so plenty of opportunities for that kind of Shenanigans 55. What's the general atmosphere of the ole BJs like?
Bangkok Soapies are better than Patts imho

the BJ place in Bangkok is pretty good , they have a sink to wash your bits before and after , in Patts it's generally a wet wipe or two ...

I much prefer Nana to Soi Cowboy
 

Quarky

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I'm more of a fan of Minder's Soi Cowboy.. 55

The massage places around Soi 24/26 and 33 are unequalled in my opinion... high quality girls and services and value for baht...
 

Dupree

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Quarky;410354 said:
A newbie in Bangkok... after the first night he'll be hung over and will be spending most of the day trying to work out what he did the night before... and how he ended up with a Lady Boy in his bed...
Fixed it...
 

Quarky

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Dupree;410367 said:
Fixed it...
I was going to say LB... but then thought Bacon wouldn't allow that to happen to his mate on the first night.. unless the mate wanted it.. 55

I remember trying to tell my drunken mate he was with a LB... and thought he didn't realise... in the end he did realise and told me to fuck off.. 55
 

Dupree

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Quarky;410372 said:
I was going to say LB... but then thought Bacon wouldn't allow that to happen to his mate on the first night.. unless the mate wanted it.. 55

I remember trying to tell my drunken mate he was with a LB... and thought he didn't realise... in the end he did realise and told me to fuck off.. 55
Newbie's first night in Bangkok it's the host's duty to steer it. Right of Passage. Baptism by fire. And hilarious story...55
 

bacwaan

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RakThai;410340 said:
Take the BTS to Pathan Taksin (bridge), hop on the Chao Praya river ferry from there to tha Wat Po stop.

There you have plenty of choices:
Wat Arun is straight on the other side of the river.
Wat Po across the street..
Turn right if you want to see China Town,
Left is the Royal palace and Wat Phra Kieuw..
Khao San road is behind there, 500 meters from the entrance of the Royal Palace..
agree with all this however BTS Stop is called Saphan Taksin....and the Bridge is the Sathon (Taksin) Bridge

Baht Boats are a great way to explore the river and the old part of the city as suggested by Rak...plus its an easy day out...and being by the river helps in the heat

This itinerary is my favourite half day out in BKK...I must have taken about 20-30 friends on the exact same tour...
 

RakThai

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bacwaan;410390 said:
agree with all this however BTS Stop is called Saphan Taksin....and the Bridge is the Sathon (Taksin) Bridge

Baht Boats are a great way to explore the river and the old part of the city as suggested by Rak...plus its an easy day out...and being by the river helps in the heat

This itinerary is my favourite half day out in BKK...I must have taken about 20-30 friends on the exact same tour...
Got me there.... 555
 

MarcTwoSix

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RakThai;410340 said:
Take the BTS to Pathan Taksin (bridge), hop on the Chao Praya river ferry from there to tha Wat Po stop.

There you have plenty of choices:
Wat Arun is straight on the other side of the river.
Wat Po across the street..
Turn right if you want to see China Town,
Left is the Royal palace and Wat Phra Kieuw..
Khao San road is behind there, 500 meters from the entrance of the Royal Palace..
I've never been to Khao San Rd
Always mean to go but never make it

If Ao goes out with her Thai friends from all different parts of Bangkok(Vancouver friends) it's usually Khao San Rd
 

kaptainrob

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For a rooftop bar, Above 11 on soi 11, is fabulous ... 10 minute walk (or quick taxi ride) from north side of Suk.
 

Bacon

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MarcTwoSix;410436 said:
I've never been to Khao San Rd
Always mean to go but never make it

If Ao goes out with her Thai friends from all different parts of Bangkok(Vancouver friends) it's usually Khao San Rd
Probably best the early part of the afternoon, before it gets overrun by twat packers and chances of catching flees increase dramatically.

kaptainrob;410453 said:
For a rooftop bar, Above 11 on soi 11, is fabulous ... 10 minute walk (or quick taxi ride) from north side of Suk.
I've always wanted to check out Vertigo.
 

kaptainrob

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Bacon;410454 said:
Probably best the early part of the afternoon, before it gets overrun by twat packers and chances of catching flees increase dramatically.



I've always wanted to check out Vertigo.
Exxy, over-rated, crowded ... by all means go look and have a drink, we did. Though for true atmosphere, great tapas and service with as good a view and at reasonable prices .... 11.

11 pic >



Moon Bar - upper level. Vertigo is actually one floor down >

 

MarcTwoSix

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Bacon;410454 said:
Probably best the early part of the afternoon, before it gets overrun by twat packers and chances of catching flees increase dramatically.



I've always wanted to check out Vertigo.
Again I haven't been but I think Khao San Rd has changed quite a bit
Many Thais go out there at night now
 
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