As the virtual heart of Southeast Asia, Bangkok is a city full of life and polar opposites that coexist in relative harmony. Getting to this is only half the battle, figuring out where to stay and what to do actually helps determine where you need to stay. This is probably obvious, but you can find maps of Bangkok and see the main destinations – such as Dusit Zoo, Hua Lamphong Railway Station, Kao San Road, Lumpini Park, China Town, the Monument to Democracy and of course Wat Po. Each area has its pros … but perhaps a downside here and there. Some of the lightest hotels are Peninsula, Westin, The Oriental, Shangri-La Hotel, JW Marriot and Baiyoke Sky Hotel, as well as many others.
There are many areas for less expensive accommodation, however, Kao San Road is often crowded with tourists, however, if rubbing your elbows by this crowd – this is what floats on your boat, then this is the place to be … many of the hotels and guest houses in this sector of Bangkok are designed for state employees. Remember, Bangkok is a city FULL of contrasts. Choosing a hotel near Hua Lamfong, you will be easy if you need to get to the train station at 4.50 am to take a train to another part of Thailand … Traveling by train is best booked at least one day before – this is not the case it’s hard to find someone who would do it for you, or a good one to go there and do it yourself. You shouldn’t take the train because you see most of the countryside and have a chance at other opportunities that you wouldn’t have if you just used the very economical airlines that operate across the country. It usually depends on how much time you have and less about the money you have at your disposal. A train ride to Chiang Mai can bring you 1,300 baht per night … The flight can be three times or more ($ 75-125 USD). HLamphong Railway Station is really friendly for tourists with English-speaking assistants who are willing and able to help you, of course, for free. This is a stop on the MRT (underground train at BKK), which also connects to the BTS. Depending on what your trip is aimed at, you may find it valuable to stay along the BTS (Bangkok’s transit system), a very modern rail system that is 10 times superior to other ways of traveling around the city.