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Quick O/N stop in Bangkok

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Quick O/N stop in Bangkok

Hi Planning a trip to Thailand in August. We are mainly staying at Koh Samui but having a 1 nt stop over in Bangkok on way home. I have been trying to ascertain whether the actual "city centre" is more just business district or good for shopping etc. The hotels all seem to be widely spread out in different districts, but we just want a few hours to have a look at markets and maybe a couple local attractions. Any suggestions greatly appreciated

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1. Re: Quick O/N stop in Bangkok

It depends what time you will arrive in Bangkok as to whether you will have time to do sights and shopping. Most of the major shopping centres are open until around 10pm, so if you were arriving in the am you could look at heading to the Grand Palace and Wat Pho in the morning or after lunch (GP closes around 3.30pm) and then head to Siam area where there are quite a lot of shopping centres. MBK is a good one stop shopping centre for grabbing souvenirs and other general clothes and electronics shopping, so you could choose to stay in the siam area for convenience. The only market open would be the one at Patpong. If you tell us what time you will arrive in BKK we can help you further.

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2. Re: Quick O/N stop in Bangkok

Thanks for your help. We will be getting into Bangkok around noon and leaving international airport at 4pm next day, so prob need to leave city by noon.

Cheers

Deb

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3. Re: Quick O/N stop in Bangkok

Suggest Siam area accommodation such as Pathumwan Princess, Siam & Siam, Mercure and Ibis.

Next to skytrain so it's easy to get wherever you wish, easy bite at MBK 5th floor food court and supermarket downstairs, both expensive malls, departement stores and cheaper (street) shopping within one - two skytrain stops.

Suggest to have a quick lunch on arrival, go shopping in the afternoon, shower and quick rest, skytrain to Nana station and short walk to Sukhumvit soi 11, enroute street shopping, dinner on soi 11 ( nice thai style restaurants on the side street behind Cheap Charlie) or at Above 11, Frazer Suites skybar with great view and resonable prices. Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza are close by if that is what you wish. Taxi back to hotel.

Next morning start with Grand Palace(skytrain to Saphan Taxin pier and public boat to Grand Palace) , after that walk to Wat Pho next door. If time allows, have a walk in China Town direction or opposite side of the river Wat Arun (there is a pier next to Wat Pho for cross river boats). Taxi back to hotel, quick bite in MBK and last shoppings if time allows before your departure to ap.

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