A walk through Bangkok’s Khao San road, the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and other touristy sites generally results in more than a couple tuk tuk drivers touting trips to a floating market. While many will accept their offer, there are some who shy away, not wishing to visit an overcrowded market that is filled with more tourists than locals.
Luxury in Bangkok is not hard to come by, Thailand is known as an affordable destination for all types of travellers, making it a go-to destination for anyone travelling in Southeast Asia — and a favourite among digital nomads. It goes beyond the low cost of living, Thailand is filled with beauty, history, friendly locals, and delicious food.
One does not need to be a luxury traveller to enjoy luxury in Bangkok, one can be a budget traveller, a family traveller, a flashpacker. Here are 6 ways you can enjoy luxury in Bangkok, without breaking your travel budget!
It all started with a Skype call with my editor at Bootsnall (a popular indie travel website that I’ve been using since 2009), a conversation about solo travel in Southeast Asia, and adventure. A conversation where I ended up suggesting an article on travelling solo, and before I realized what was happening the word ‘Myanmar’ had trickled off my tongue. I didn’t even thinking about getting my Myanmar visa.
I was in an unfamiliar airport, with long windowless hallways, a slightly confusing immigration area where I thought I needed a visa on arrival (which I didn’t), and a small baggage area – all of which were a welcoming sight after the labyrinth that is the Hong Kong airport. I’ve arrived in Bangkok, a city I fell in love with five years ago, and have been aching to return to for the last 18 months.