Where to sleep in Bangkok
Thailand, the land of historical monuments, tasty food and stunning beaches. This is the place where you will never get bored in and Bangkok is one place you are bound to remember for years to come. While you are planning your trip, here are a few neighborhoods to look into for accommodation while you are in Bangkok.
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The most popular place for backpackers and those that love to be in the centre of the action has to be Sukhumvit. Sukhumvit Road is home to the high-rise business district of Asoke as well as the food filled market stalls of Nana. It is one of the main hotspots for backpackers as there are numerous cheap hostels scattered about as well as other travellers due to how convenient the public transportation is from here.
Riverside is one of the more prestigious area with high class hotels such as the Hilton, Marriott and Sheraton pitching up here. Even though there isn’t a skytrain stop in the area, there are water taxis and tourist boats located nearby keeping you connected to the city. The Old City is great for a couple of hours' exploring and the Chao Phraya River is an great walking spot. Just east of Ko Rattanakosin lies Banglamphu which is a good base if you are planning to hit up the historical sights. Similar to Sukhumvit, this place has a very young vibe filled with cheap accommodation, trendy cafes and plenty of bars to boot.
Sathorn is one area that is becoming more and more popular with trendy hotels popping up everywhere. Coupled with that, fine dining restaurants showing off their cuisine line the streets tempting you in. While Sathorn is not in the middle of everything, it is nice and close to Temple Wat Yan Nawa and Wat Don. It is a good area for a quieter experience and if you want to mingle with the local expat community that resides here.
For those who want their accommodation close to great shopping areas, Siam Square is the place to go. There are dozens of top shops here located in Siam Paragon and Siam Centre. There is a plethora of hip and independent shops as well as the established upscale name brands. The museum of Jim Thompson’s House and the 142 acre Lumphini Park are also close by making it easy to enjoy a little history and fresh air.