Tips Bangkok

Okej Jenny. Vill tipsa om två helt olika områden som jag bott vid, så kan du avgöra vad du tror blir bäst.

1. Column Bangkok, ett hotell i Sukhumvit som nog får anses vara det fräschaste området i BKK. Hotellet är beläget väldigt nära Terminal 21 som är ett stort köpcentrum med teman från kända städer på olika våningar. London, San Fransico osv. Hotellrummen ligger på 1,000 kr per natt och är mer som en lägenhet med kök och tvättmaskin och häftig utsikt över Bangkok. Nästan mittemot ligger ett korean bbq ställe där dom grillar maten vid ert bord. Så gott!! Kan ju även söka på andra hotell i detta område. Rekommenderar Agoda.com när man bokar hotell i Thailand.

2.  Sala Arunett hotell (eller mer ett litet charmigt bed and breakfast) i Old City med utsikt över Chay Praya floden och Wat Arun (häftigt temlpel) ligger även mkt nära Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha) Thailands största liggande Buddha. Det måste man nog fan se! Charmigt, slitet, gammalt område. Riktiga Bangkok. Nära till Chinatown och Grand Palace också. Läs mitt blogginlägg:

Our Hotel Stay on the Riverside Just Across Wat Arun in Bangkok

Måste saker allmänt i Bangkok:

Grand Palace är häftigt men väldigt mycket turister! Inte det viktigaste att se enligt mig.

Chinatown kvällstid. Jaa!  Läs mina två blogginlägg:

Chinatown Street Food: Dishes You Need to Try

Back to Bangkok’s Chinatown for Some More Street Food

CHAR Rooftop Bar: En drink med häftigaste utsikten. Avkopplat ställe. Kom strax före solnedgången. Läs mitt blogginlägg

CHAR Rooftop Bar in Bangkok

Ta en kort flodtur från Saphan Taksin (Skytrain Stationen) till Asiatique Riverfront, som är ett gammalt lagerområde ombyggt till massa stånd/småbutiker och restauranger, finns även ett stort pariserhjul här. Öppet från 17 till 00.

Siam Square som är ett område med världsklass shopping som Siam Paragon och CentralWorld.

Bangkok Shopping – a Guide to the Best Areas

Besök en marknad: Suan Rot Fai market är en lagom stor kvällsmarknad.

Läs även mitt 13 Must-Dos in Bangkok  (punkt 8 är dock inte barnvänligt).

13 Must-Dos in Bangkok

Är avståndet för långt rekommenderar jag inte Taxi pga trafiken. Skytrain är bra.

Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s Highest Mountain, and the Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail

Doi Inthanon National Park two hours southwest of downtown Chiang Mai is part of the Himalayan mountain range with Doi Inthanon as the highest mountain in Thailand peaking at 2,565 meters above sea level. You can drive all the way up to the summit passing several attractions including Wachirathan Waterfall, The Royal Twin Pagodas, and the Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail. We decided to do the trail first when we had the most energy.

Back to Bangkok’s Chinatown for Some More Street Food

Last year we visited Chinatown in Bangkok for the first time and had an amazing food experience which I also wrote about on my blog. This year we decided to come back, and although it was not quite as good as last year, it was a lovely evening spending many hours just walking around taking in the atmosphere, ordering something to eat whenever we felt for it. Below is what we ate.

Rolled rice noodle soup with crispy pork belly

A Drink at Soi Cowboy in Bangkok

After a fun night in town, my wife and I ended up at Soi Cowboy which were located close our hotel in Sukhumvit. I don’t have much experience of red-light districts, but I have learned that Soi Cowboy has a more easy-going, laid-back atmosphere than other famous red-light districts in Bangkok. The 150-meter long strip with pink-red-purple ultraviolet lighting and loud music is packed with go-go bars and girls in revealing clothes standing outside trying to attract customers. It’s a fun place for adults, and it should be on your list of places to see in Bangkok.

Soi Cowboy, Bangkok

Thailand Vacation Video 2018

Like previous years I have put together a little video of our vacation. The video shows only a fraction of everything we did; I filmed very little in Chiang Mai, and I didn’t even touch my drone — just like in Bangkok. But when we hit the south, I started to get the right feeling.

Visiting a Long-Neck Tribe in Baan Tong Luang, Chiang Mai

In our recent trip to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, meeting a long-neck woman was one of the highlights. This exotic tradition of wearing brass rings to lengthen their necks is pretty fascinating, and something I wanted to see in person. But is it ethical going?

These beautiful people are refugees from Burma (Myanmar) and international organizations such as UNHCR has urged tourists to boycott long-neck villages, describing the women as victims trapped in “human zoos.” But it’s more complex than that. Ignoring these women will leave them in a worse situation as tourists are the only income source. And shouldn’t we ask the women themselves?

Kiriwong Village in Nakhon Si Thammarat – Wow! [Video]

Kiriwong is an idyllic village surrounded by lush mountains in Krabi’s neighboring province Nakhon Si Thammarat. I was blown away when we drove through this little village seeing how beautiful it was. I have learned that Kiriwong is an ecotourism destination, self-sustainable without any need for assistance from the government. The town is also famous for its incredible handicrafts making.

Turn left after the bridge and follow the stream all the way to the parking lot. Continue a few hundred meters until you reach a wire bridge. This bridge is a popular swimming spot, perfect if you have kids or a Thai wife (my wife bought a huge yellow duck and swam around like a kid).