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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the useful tips and guidelines for a trip to Bangkok?

Aloke Bajpai DEC 10 2012
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Planning a trip to the City of Angels? We are sure you have done your basic research about this destination and might even have a complete itinerary planned out, for this place promises one hell of a time. Here are a few friendly tips to make your trip in this dreamland a little better. Read on:

  • The first touristy thing to do in a foreign city is to lay your hands on a map. Street names in Bangkok can be very confusing, so consult your map or stop by and ask locals. It comes in very handy to plan out your day in advance when roaming around Bangkok as then you can also make optimum use of the BTS and MRT connectivity.

  • Always carry water with you. When in a tropical country, especially when your are travelling, it is crucial to keep you body well hydrated. Browsing through markets, exploring monument and even your quest for a slice of the divine will sap you, so make sure you keep up the water intake.
  • Over friendly locals might actually be trying to sell their ware to you. What should you do? Steer clear of them, make it clear that you are not interested or simply walk past.

  • Bargaining is a rule, but make sure you do it the soft way. A polite demeanour is bound to bag you a better deal, promise!

  • Always carry a photocopy of your passport and hotel visiting card, preferably one in Thai language. You will thank us in your hearts when your repeated efforts to explain your address are simplified by this simple card.

  • Don't worry and dig into the street food of the place! Its healthy and you can really do with saving up the money you would have splurged on fine dining. Isn’t it another excuse to go shopping?

  • Get a feel of all the various modes of transport in the city. From tuk tuks to skytrains, all are unique experiences you must not miss out on in Bangkok.

    Always insist on metre in taxis and don't forget to bargain with the tuk tuk guys either.

Be it a vacation to any spot in the world, there are always some caution signs which should be dangling in your head! Keep all this in mind and your Bangkok trip will be one of the best you had in your life.

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