i will be going to bangkok on 5th of september.need suggestion on where to stay either in silom or in sukhumvit.Will arrive at don muang and need to know mode of transport to get to either places
You should explain your needs, interests, tastes a bit so people can advise you. Well, to start with, there are always taxis....
For hotel help include how much you want to spend per night for a room. (Use Thai baht. Knowing the nightly price range makes it easier to suggest a particular hotel.)
From Don Muang taxis are available 24 hours a day. During day hours there is the A1 shuttle to the Skytrain stop where you can play with trains to get you closer to your hotel. Google up Skytrain and A1 shuttle for particulars.
Meter taxi price for a taxi is the same for one person or for more passengers in same car. Taxi is door to door. Forum search and Google search will give you some help with how to take taxis in Bangkok.
* What do you want to do in Bangkok? Walk to nightlife choose the Nana and Asoke area of Bangkok. More interested in shopping check out Siam area.
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more on sightseeing.will consider nightlife and shopping too.will be there for 4 nights
Preferably 1500-1600 THB per night as its going to be four nights.Any suggestion about nightlife?
"Preferably 1500-1600 THB per night as its going to be four nights.Any suggestion about nightlife?"
Nana Ibis Hotel is in a good location. Walk to nightlife, malls, restaurants, street vendors and a Skytrain stop. Travel agencies available for shared tours in same area.
(Wi-Fi in your room, A/C, private toilet, safe deposit box, etc.)
"May i know are the places to visit such as wat arun,emerald buddha and so on are they nearby?"
No, not nearby! Bangkok is pretty big. Taxis are not expensive providing you pay the meter fare. No matter where you choose for a hotel you will be paying for transportation to other locations in Bangkok. Google up the hours of operation for the things you want to visit. Many are not open late which means if you want to visit some adult nightlife you will be using a taxi.
Research Banglamphu - Khao San Road area. (No Skytrain.)
Rambuttri Village Inn is a possible hotel.
Stay 2 nights at either location.
(Research Pratunam shopping.)
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As mentioned previously, there are various and sometimes very useful forms of public transportation, like the metro, Try to stay near a line if possible. Also, I saved a lot of time and money by using the motorcycle taxis. They are cheaper than car taxis and can weave in and out of the frequent traffic tangles in Bangkok.
I'd go for the Sukhumvit area. You can ride a taxi on your first day, but depending on how long you intend to stay in BKK, I'm sure you'd be able to get around using the buses in the destinations that you plan to visit in Bangkok which is incredibly large.