A Brief Travel Guide To Bangkok
Then of course there is the food, of which Thailand is famous for. Wherever you are in Bangkok, food is everywhere too. You don’t have to walk very far to find something to eat, restaurants and food carts are just around the corner. In fact, the smell of food is everywhere in the metropolis. Aside from Phad Thai that you can eat even if you are not in Bangkok, you have to have your own food adventure like their pork innards, chicken feet and insects’ delicacies that can be found on the table on the corner.
What else should you try? Tom Yum Goong it is a spicy shrimp soup. Pad Thai, the original Thai style fried noodles. Gaeng Deng which will make your taste buds tingling from its aromatic curry. Som Tum, an appetizer of spicy green papaya salad.
You can hire a taxi to get you around. There are several taxi companies that can be booked through telephone call, but it is just as easy to hail one as they are everywhere.
Taxis are metered, with a fixed starting fare and charge by distance and waiting time.
Tuk-tuks are also available, which are an open air motorized taxi with only three wheels. They are popular on short journeys and you should always negotiate before riding.
Win Motoesai are motorcycle taxis stands that accommodate one or two passengers which are convenient for shorter journeys.
Prepare your most comfortable cool clothes when roaming around the city, as Bangkok has wet and dry season, but a cold season. It has a tropical monsoon climate, making the city both hot and humid. The two periods of April to May and September to October are the hottest months. So if you like heat then you may book your tickets on these months, or if you want not-so-hot weather then arrive on months that are least steamy.