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Greater Bangkok

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This area could be considered everywhere north of the Airport Rail Link (ARL). However, most tourists that stay in this area mostly congregate around the Chatuchak and Phaya Thai districts.

 

Greater Bangkok offers a more authentic visit to Bangkok than the more touristy and metropolitan areas. The location is ideal for street food that hasn't been watered-down for tourists, and several cheaper hotels can be found within a few stops of the BTS Skytrain.

 

Chatuchak Weekend Market can be easily reached offering you a fun-filled day of shopping, should you choose to stay that long. For a younger scene of people, the Royal City Avenue attracts an array of youngsters and hipsters, which has grown in popularity in recent years as a popular nightspot.

 

This is a popular area with people who would prefer to avoid the tourist areas of Khao San Road and Siam Square. With easy access to the city via Skytrain, you'll never be far from the action.

 

The streets are filled with old shops and small eateries offering authentic Thai cuisine. Likewise, numerous street sellers offer fresh fruits and juices around the Big C supermarket.

 

This area also offers closer access to both Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports via taxi, bus or the Airport Rail Link.

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