Last June 2015, I decided to go to Bangkok with my parents. I’ve long been planning to visit this bustling city since it’s one of the most famous destinations within Asia, plus, it has been a location for one of the most hilarious movies ever- The Hangover 2. Fortunately, my business turned into personal trip in India (check my post here) had a stopover in Bangkok, Thailand, so I immediately grabbed the opportunity to have my post cutover celebration there with my parents.
The moment my plane landed, I never felt foreign. Rice paddies all over the place and folks who look almost exactly like Filipinos… it’s simply like Philippines. The only difference is that they have a different way of speaking and writing. But of course, this didn’t stop me from feeling excited with exploring a new country again!
So, let me share with you my Bangkok Budget Travel Highlights! I will also share the budget itinerary and other details in my upcoming Bangkok posts.
1.Must-try Bangkok Streetfood
Bangkok is every budget foodie’s dream. Wherever you go, there will always be streetfood vendors selling tasty snacks. During our visit, we had our first dinner in Soi 38, where we had a taste of nearly everything! Pad Thai, Prata (banana crepe), Fried Chicken, Wonton Noodles, Yong tau fu soup noodles, Mu Ping (grilled pork BBQ), and a lot more! My favorite of course is the Sticky Mango Rice. For a refreshing treat, don’t forget to drink Iced Thai Milk tea!
2.Temples or Wats
Bangkok has a lot of temples worth visiting, which includes Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew, and Wat Mahathat. If you’re wondering what does “wat” means, it pertains to a “temple”. With over 400 Wats scattered all around Bangkok, it’s nearly impossible for you to visit all of them. So, make sure to visit the most famous ones. Personally, we liked Ayutthaya, which is technically a city of ruins once full of majestic temples. The rustic feel surrounding the ancient city is just so touristy.. and photogenic.
If you’re a traveler who doesn’t usually allot shopping budget whenever you go to a trip… make sure you bring extra Thai baht when you go to Thailand. This country is just full of discounted products everywhere! Girls who love to buy fashionable items- ranging from bags, shoes, and clothes, might need an extra luggage at the end of their trip. Even Filipinos who are used to cheap shopping in Divisoria will go crazy once they see the wide variety of items the Bangkok markets has to offer. Some of the famous street markets and shopping malls in Bangkok are Chatuchak weekend market, Pratunam market, and MBK shopping mall.
This pretty much sums up our Budget trip in Bangkok. Wait for my future posts about our adventures in this bustling city!