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Bangkok layover

Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:46 am

Hey guys, sorry if this has been discussed but the search function is on a strike.

I am going to be having an 11 hour layover in Bangkok on my flight to Australia in a few weeks. Is it worth going to the city for a few hours and if so, what would you recommend I do in that time?
 
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Re: Bangkok layover

Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:40 am

For sure, it's worth visiting the temples and markets, certainly a better way to spend a few hours than sitting in an airport terminal.

Just remember though, Bangkok, once she has you, she'll never let you go.
 
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Re: Bangkok layover

Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:10 pm

Take the train from the airport to the city.It runs often and not far and inexpensive. Then switch to the BTS (overhead subway) and take it to the river. Get on one of the orange flagged commuter boats ) just about 15 cents US) and ride it up the river. You can see the temples, get off at the royal palace, walk through markets. All over close. The river is where the city developed and it is full of temples and palaces. Very convenient from the airport since all by train.
 
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Re: Bangkok layover

Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:16 pm

Good suggestion.
Just to add, if you are heading that way, step out onto the platform (don't have to exit the station) for a few minutes at Chong Nonsi station which is two stops before the river. On the west side is the the tallest building in Bangkok, the Maha Nakhon Tower. Admire and take some pics of the unusual pixelated skyscrapper. Then continue the journey. That few minutes intermission is worth it.

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Re: Bangkok layover

Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:22 pm

TonyBurr wrote:
Take the train from the airport to the city.It runs often and not far and inexpensive. Then switch to the BTS (overhead subway) and take it to the river. Get on one of the orange flagged commuter boats ) just about 15 cents US) and ride it up the river. You can see the temples, get off at the royal palace, walk through markets. All over close. The river is where the city developed and it is full of temples and palaces. Very convenient from the airport since all by train.



Now, that is a great plan.

You can also get in a round of golf if that is your thing. There are easily 10 great courses w/i a half hour taxi ride from the airport. All in, including rentals and a caddy $150.

Of course there are also some great massage places that would cost no more than $10 for a 2-3 hour massage or a few bucks for a foot massage.

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