A Quick Guide To A Long Stay In Bangkok

23 September 2020

Disclaimer: This is a contributed post. LipsnBerries Blog cannot guarantee the accuracy, reliability and completeness of the information presented below.

Bangkok can be an overwhelming place to visit - it’s a bustling city with plenty of people and lots to do, after all. However, it is possible to have a great time and enjoy an extended visit with some pre-planning and preparations. There’s plenty of ancient culture, food paradise and shopping heaven to take in, and knowing what to do and when will help you. Read on to start planning your trip!

Things To Do In Bangkok

The majority of the best attractions in Bangkok tend to be temples or religious sites. Visiting the main temples and the Grand Palace on the same day is a good idea, as these sites are close to one another and you will need to be sure to dress respectfully (covering your shoulders, and long skirts or trousers). Scheduling them for the same day will help you to maximize your time.

Bangkok is certainly not short of rooftop bars to visit, and many of them offer delicious cocktails. Head to a rooftop bar, even if just for one night. Dress up, and make sure you’re prepared to spend a little bit more than you usually would. The Moon Bar at Banyan Tree Hotel, is a good choice, as well as Sky Bar – Lebua at State Tower - famous thanks to the Hangover 2 movie! However, there are other options. If you want to eat, make sure you book your table ahead of time.

Would any trip to Bangkok be complete without a trip to a floating market? Just bear in mind that not all of them are created equal, and many are pure tourist traps. You don’t want to end up at a market with tourist groups, souvenirs, and other rubbish items. Try to find the lesser known floating markets.

When To Travel To Bangkok

Planning your trip from Nov-Feb ensures you enjoy the dry months. March to June it’ll be super hot, but if you can stand to visit during April, you’ll be able to enjoy the Songkran festival. This is the Thai new year that happens on the 13th of April and is an amazing celebration to witness. July to October is the monsoon season.

Where To Stay in Bangkok

There are many good hotels offering great food and service. The best areas to stay include:

  • Silom – Sathorn Area
  • Sukhumvit Area
  • Chinatown
  • Khao San Road and Rambutree street

Khao San Road is the most popular place to stay for backpackers who want to take in that scene. You can also just make a search for houses for rent near me in an area that better suits your interests. Some tend to have a more grown up feel and steer away from backpackers, so bear that in mind.


Where To Go
Khao San Road is the backpackers scene, and it’s worth a look whether you’re backpacking or not. It sells cheap drinks, street food, and there are many bars to visit. Just be warned - you’ll probably either love it or hate it! That being said, no trip to Bangkok is complete without it. Souvenirs are great here, and in the day you'll find clothes, crafts, tattoos, and more.

Chatuchak, is the biggest market in Thailand and one of the biggest weekend markets in the world. There are more than 8,000 stalls, and 200,000 visitors shop here. Try not to get lost and you’ll be able to pick up a ton of cool things to take home for your loved ones. There’s clothes, furniture, crafts, food, homewear, and plants. Just think carefully about what you’re actually going to be able to take home with you. Pick your time carefully and you may be able to avoid the biggest crowds.
Pak Klong Talad is The Bangkok Flower Market and here you’ll be able to enjoy an amazing experience like no other. The colors and scents are beyond comprehension if you’ve never been - and unbelievably, many first time visitors don’t visit! It’s open 24 hours a day, but it gets super busy after midnight. 7pm is a nice time to visit as you’ll be able to see the ladies working on garlands and flower arrangements and you’ll be home in time for bed.

Why Opt For A Longer Stay In Bangkok?

Although Bangkok is bustling and busy, opting for a longer stay can be a good choice if you really want to take it all in. In the current climate it's better to commit to going to one area and really exploring it, rather than risking a tour across several regions/countries. Enjoy your trip and stay safe out there!

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