Are you planning to spend some time in Bangkok or backpacking throughout the city? Yet, you are unsure as to what to expect, how much to spend and where to go for site seeing or shopping? This comprehensive guide proposes things that will excite you and make your experience in Thailand an unforgettable one.

For many travelers, Bangkok is either a destination for quick business trips, or a key transit point before heading over to alternative parts of Thailand or en route to other countries. If you fit in any of these categories of people, and like me, you do not have a lot of time to see everything that Bangkok has to offer then this guide is for you.




You cannot leave Bangkok without visiting one of Bangkok’s floating markets! You will find vendors selling several products and cooking food directly from their boats on the water. There are five main floating markets in Bangkok to visit, offering a perfect opportunity to capture photos to show off to your friends and family. The most popular of them all is Damneon Saduak, followed by the second popular Amphawa floating market, then Taling Chan, Khlong Lat Mayom and Bang Nam Pheung floating market.


Damnoen Saduak is Bangkok’s best known floating market offering a perspective into Thai locals’ lives by the canals. It opens at 07:00am until 11:00am every day. There are many tourists also visiting this market as expected, so if you wish to avoid a congested canal, get a bus or taxi early in the morning.

Tricia and I up bright and early
A clear and peaceful canal at 7:30am