Three things you must try in Bangkok
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Bangkok is a beautiful city, boasting amazing sights, great food and friendly locals. The list is endless when it comes to things to see in Bangkok, it is one of the first destinations people choose when they decide to travel the world. Mo matter where you are going, or where you are coming from, if you find yourself in Thailand, there are some things you must try in Bangkok.
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I had my first taste of Pad Thai in Bangkok, and you can read about how much I enjoyed it here. Anyone visiting Thailand needs to try this dish. It is famously Thai, even though the dish did originate somewhere else, it has become known as a national dish. It is a delicious noodle based dish, usually with added prawns, but you can have it with chicken too!
Ride a Tuk Tuk
Although Tuk Tuks can be famous as part of the Bangkok scam ring, they are most definitely worth a try. If you keep your wits about you, and approach a driver with a firm, but friendly attitude, you can avoid being scammed. If you know where you want to go, make sure to Google it, as sometimes the drivers will pretend a place is closed so they can take you to somewhere they can earn commission off you. Know your stuff and be firm where you want to go. Bargain your price up front and you will be fine.
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You can find Tuk Tuk drivers all over, but it is best to go for one who isn’t parked up in a busy area, they usually charge the most. Make sure you fit a Tuk Tuk ride into your itinerary. You can get a ride for as little as 10 bhat, which equates to around £0.20.
Check out Khaosan Road
Khaosan Road is a must see when you are in Bangkok. Even if you are not the party type, or you hate touristy areas, it is worth a look. The whole road is a market offering up amazing things for you to do and try during your stay. You can eat insects, get a massage in the street, eat coconut ice-cream and party in one of the many bars, or cafes with DJs blaring music until the early hours.
You can also party at rooftop pools and drink on sun loungers soaking up the Bangkok sun. There are plenty of other things to do in Bangkok.
There is so much more you must try in Bangkok, but these are not to be missed. For a full 48 hour itinerary for Bangkok read here.