Out of the blue, my itching feet wants to go out somewhere, so to satisfy its craving, I decided to book flights going to 2 Southeast Asian countries, Thailand and Brunei, and again, it was a solo travel. In this post, I would like to share to you what I’ve experienced in my 48 hours stay in Bangkok, Thailand. As a frugal as I am (though, I can also treat myself in luxury, rarely), I booked and reserved flights and accommodations respectively, as cheap as possible. Flights are all AirAsia flights (KIX-KUL-DMK is 21,672JPY), accommodations cared of Booking (Villa Mungkala for 2,589JPY), travel insurance by World Nomads (5,020JPY), and for my 4G pocket wifi for 2 days, reserved via Klook (1,502JPY).
Instead of departing in NGO, I decided to head to KIX in Osaka via express train (4,550JPY) for my trip bound to Bangkok. I saved almost 10,000JPY in doing this. It was a red-eye flight (TIP: I usually take red-eye flights as it is cheaper compared to day flights and it will save you for your night accommodations.). Arrived in Don Muang airport almost in the afternoon, change some Thailand bahts, claim my reserved pocket wifi and take the A4 (DMK – Sanam Luang – Khao San Road) route bus (I will make a separate post if I have time for information about these bus routes to get to the city center and if not, better search for other posts about transporting between DMK to city center) to my accommodation. Since I only have less than 2 days stay in Bangkok, I decided to just visit the popular temples and of course a dog cafe. So base on the location, I reserved a room in Villa Mungkala that can be walked to and from these places. Khao San Road that is famous for night life is also a walking distance from Villa Mungkala. After some welcome fruits/drinks and checking in before 2PM, thanks to my .genius reward in Booking, I went to my room and freshen up and tired me didn’t noticed I fell asleep until 4PM.
Day 1 (PM)
- Dog In Town Cafe. This is a dog cafe where you can dine while playing with 9 different breed of dogs, unlimited.
- Khao San Road. This is every foreigner’s haven during the night in Bangkok. This is the place to go to dine/drink while hanging out and spend he end of the day. There are also souvenir shops around the area. There are also massage services to relax your tired feet. Didn’t spent so long here though. Decided to end the day early and just rest and prepare for the next’s day itinerary and departure to Brunei.
- The Giant Swing. A popular spot in Bangkok which is a tower with two red pillars in between the Bangkok city hall and Wat Suthat.
- Grand Palace. Bangkok’s most famous landmark. This is the home of the Thai king, the Royal court, and the administrative seat of government.
- Wat Pho/Wat Phra. Located 10 minute walk from Grand Palace is this temple of the famed reclining Buddha that is covered in gold leaf.
Was not able to visit Wat Arun because of time constraint for my flight to Brunei. Also, since Wat Arun is known beautifully during dawn, I didn’t waste my time on it. I can come back next time, right? By the way, I want to go to Chatuchak Weekend Market by unfortunately I wasn’t there during the weekend so next time, I will make sure I have a day in the weekend in order to visit this popular and massive place in Bangkok. I also spent my time eating and trying different favorite foods around the city.
Watch out for for my next posts about these places in Bangkok I’ve been and my 24-hour itinerary in Bandar Seri Begawan. I am planning to finish these posts before the year ends and will prepare for another set of travels for 2018 and trips in between.