Thailand Day 1 – Bangkok

My flight ticket to Bangkok was China Airlines, which cost only 630 US dollars although it was one of the busiest week. I flew on December 27 and came back on January 2 in new year. The ticket was the cheapest on and included one stop at Taipei on the way.

I arrived at Bangkok International airport, which is by the way also domestic airport, around 5 pm. Because this was the first time for me to visit to Thailand, I wasn’t sure what was the best way to get to the city. I chose train Airport Rail Link and it was very comfortable and fast enough.

The first stay was a budget guesthouse very near Hua Lamphong station. I booked it because I was going to take train early next morning. My room was located on the 5th or 6th floor, but there was no elevators. This was a view from my room.

View from the room faced to the big street


Once I settled, I went to the station to see if I could get the train ticket for the next day and the ticket to Nam Tok I scheduled in the latter of this trip.

Concourse of Hua Lamphong station. Monks were impressive.

Then I headed to Chinatown to get a quick dinner. At this time, I was still scared by the city atmosphere where I couldn’t understand anything because of Thai language.

Yaowarat Road in Chinatown was similar as Strip in Las Vegas somehow. It wasn’t so huge as LV, but very alive.

Yaowarat Road


Thanks to a can of Thai beer and being tired by trip, I slept well the first night.


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