4 Mistakes Tourists Make in Bangkok That You Should Avoid – Our Guide

December 23, 2019
Chateau de Bangkok

We’re all humans, after all, and making mistakes is normal. Unfortunately, some mistakes bear heavier consequences than others, which is especially true if you’re out visiting another country. That is why, when you’re out and about, you should be doing your best to avoid mistakes.

Find yourself in Bangkok? Here are the top five mistakes tourists make that you should avoid doing.


1.Challenging Thailand’s Heat and Traffic

Some tourists avoid taking the BTS, the MRT, or even the ferry to get around. Instead, they opt to either walk or take a taxi ride to the destination. Well, if you decide to go walking, be prepared for the insane heat and humidity Thailand is well known for, not to mention the less-than-ideal air.

If you want to take the taxi, not only are you going to end up paying more, but you will find yourself sitting for a horrendously long time thanks to Bangkok’s traffic. Do yourself a favor, and move around and about Bangkok using the BTS or MRT.

If you stay at a river hotel, a ferry might be provided to help you get across to other tourist destinations, as well. Not only are these modes much, much faster, but the BTS and MRT all provide air-conditioning, a great treat knowing Thailand’s weather.


2.Not Knowing Which Airport is Which

In the capital city, you’ll find two airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. If you’re traveling from another country and not using a low-cost airline, you’ll more than likely to land in Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Don Mueang International Airport is more used by airlines, such as Air Asia. With this in mind, check your travel itinerary to make sure you arrive at the airport you’re supposed to be headed so that you won’t end up rushing to get to the right airport later on.


3.Skipping Out On Street Foods

While it is alright to be extra careful when eating foods in a foreign country, you should never skip out on street food. Thailand has some of the best dishes in the world, and most of them can be found at stalls for extremely cheap prices.

Of course, you can still pay a little attention to know which stalls you should buy from and which ones you should avoid. If it looks old and smells bad, don’t eat it. If you’re still really cautious about what to eat, you can always look for stalls with long queues. That’s a sign that the food is clean and great, and you should try it too.


4.Taking Up the Wrong Seat

When you’re using public transportation, pay attention to the seats. Thailand is a Buddhist country, and some of these seats are reserved for monks. You can tell by the signs they put there, similar to signs that tell the seat is for the elderly, handicapped, and so on. If you do sit on one by accident, don’t hesitate to get up, else the locals might snap at you, embarrassing you in the process.

Thailand has so many beautiful things to offer, from great foods and beautiful architecture to its vibrant culture and welcoming locals. Don’t ruin the trip for yourself by committing the same mistakes tourists have done that we’ve warned you about. Even if you make a mistake, don’t be too hard on yourself about it, either.

Think of it as a learning experience, and use it to make your next trip all the better! If you’re looking for a hotel near the BTS to make your stay in Bangkok easy and convenient, Chateau de Bangkok is ready to impress! Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.



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