As i read from many sources in internet, Bangkok is susceptible for scam act. So i did extra researches about the most common tourist scams. It happens mostly in Thai landmarks; Grand Palace (Wat Phra Kaew), Wat Po and Wat Arun. The best known ones is a man said that the grand palace is closed and he will offering us transport to another place, like souvenir shop. Just a note to myself, be ware of stranger.
There are two international airports in Bangkok, Don Mueang (DMK) and Suvarnabhumi (spelling: Suwannaphum). I took AA flight heading to DMK. Since there is no Airport rail link which connect airport and the city, so i have to move in several public transport to reach my hotel in Siam. By the way, there are many airport taxi and it takes 250 Baht to Siam, but i really curious to try its public transport.
Turn left from exit door and follow the guideline to the A1 bus shelter (Airport – Mo Chit direction) The bus looks decrepit from outside, but it still proper to ride on. It costs 30 Baht for one person.
From Mo Chit you can take MRT or BTS (Sky Train), if you go by MRT just go to downstair (MRT runs underground) and if you choose Sky Train just follow the crowd to the upstairs. I’m personally more often use Sky Train for my transportation mode than MRT because the station is very close to my hotel.
By the way, this Mo chit station is the nearest station to chatuchak market.
My first destination is the fame Street food on Sukhumvit Soi 38 (Thong Lor BTS station). I heard this area soon will be demolish so before it has really ‘gone’, i came to visit and this is what i found.
On my second day, i planned to visit Grand Palace, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market and Jim Thompson’s House.
How to get there: take Sky Train to Saphan Taksin station that connect to Sathorn (central) pier. Then go out of platform and find the entering gate to boat terminal. The Chao Phraya express boat (orange Flag boat) only cost 15 Bath to Grand palace.
PS: Keep pay attention on your stop, in case of the boat will extremely full of passengers and no one’s going to tell you what next stop is