Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, which is a country located in Southeast Asia, and it has a population of roughly 70 million people. Bangkok, is the capital of the country, and its population is around 14 million people. It is by far the largest city in the country, and it is the number one tourist attraction in all of Southeast Asia. A couple of the other major metropolitan areas in the country that you might want to visit, are called Pattaya, Phuket, and Chag Mia.
If you are interested in learning about Bangkok budget accommodations, hotels can be had in the city for as little as US $10 a night. If you plan on staying for a couple of weeks or months, you can rent condos or apartments for as little as 3,000 BAHT, which equates to approximately US $100. Of course, these will not be the best accommodations, but they are cheap.
The housing in Bangkok is not the only thing that a budget traveler should enjoy. In fact, they will almost certainly get a much bigger kick out of the street food stands. These stands are everywhere, and when we say everywhere, they are literally on every street, and in every corner.
The types of dishes that the street vendors sell is almost too varied to even try to mention. Of course, there will be the local dishes, that in certain instances, you will not even know what they are selling. And then there will be the more western style meals like fried chicken, fried rice, and blueberry waffles, if you can believe it.
One word of warning, which is, the Thai people like their food unbelievably hot and spicy. In fact, if it is a Thai style dish that is well known for being hot, most Westerner’s will not even be able to eat it. Most of the street vendors in Bangkok have dealt with foreign tourist for many years now, and speak some English. If you order something from them, it is highly recommended that you say something like “Not Spicy”, “No Spicy”, or “No Hot”, so that your mouth does not catch on fire shortly after you take your first bite.
It is a nightmare getting around Bangkok, if you do not know what you are doing, and where you are going. There are very inexpensive taxis everywhere, but very few of the drivers speak good English. Thankfully, Bangkok now has the BTS (Sky Train), and a subway.
If you want to go someplace in Bangkok, your best bet is to use either the BTS or subway. Try to use Google maps to look up the location, and find the closest exit for either the BTS or subway to get off at. From there you can take a taxi, but you will need an address printed out in Thai so that the taxi driver will know exactly where to go. Most major establishments have websites that you can use to print out an address in Thai.
Bangkok nightlife has something for everybody, regardless of where you come from, or what you enjoy doing. The city itself is quite exciting, and a place that should be visited at least once in everybody’s lifetime.