Currency: Thai Baht
My 9pm flight was delayed for an hour. So we arrived 12am at Don Mueang International Airport at Bangkok, Thailand. Note that Malaysia is one hour ahead of Thailand.
Sleeping at the airport!
I decided to sleep at the airport since it’s already late and i want to experience this! I also met a Malaysian guy who’s also staying at the airport because he’s waiting for his connecting flight to China.
Non-air con bus in Bangkok, between 6.50 – 8 Baht depends on the bus company, and air-con bus between 12 – 25 Baht depands on the distance
I left the airport at 8am and went to Khao San Road. To get to Khao San Road, ride bus 59 for 7.50 baht. I’ve researched that it goes straight to KSR but the conductor dropped me at Victory Monument and told me to ride bus 44 to Khao San Road, costs 8baht.
Tip: Get a free map at the airport so it would be easier for you to go around Bangkok :)
Khao San Road in the morning
Head shop in Khao San Road
Most of the stores in Khao San Road are still closed so I decided to go to Pratunam Shopping Market.
100 baht each but you can ask for the wholesale price if you’re getting 3 and up :)
Pratunam market is known for selling clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories at wholesale prices! How to get there: From Khao San Road, walk to the bus stop and ride bus 60 for 13baht(air-con), it takes 30mins to get there.
Street foods for 30baht only! With rice! At Pratunam Market
After shopping and having lunch, I went back to Khao San Road and followed the map going to Wat Pho aka The Reclining Buddha. You can always ask around and they will be glad to help you :)
With The Reclining Buddha! Entrance fee is 100 baht.
Map of Wat Pho. Your 100 baht is definitely worth it!
After going around Wat Pho, I went back to Khao San Road and booked at Best Travel for my bus ticket to Vang Vieng for 1150 baht.
VIP Bus to Vang Vieng for 1150 baht
My space, very comfortable! They give blankets at night :)
We left Khao San Road at 6pm and arrived Vang Vieng 2pm the next day with stopovers. For Vang Vieng, Laos, go to my next post :)
Breakfast (free c/o my malaysian friend :D )
Don Mueang airport bus 59 to Victory Monument: 7.50baht
Victory Monument bus 44 to Khao San Road: 8 baht
Khao San Road bus 60 to Pratunam: 13 baht
Pratunam to Khao San Road: 13 baht
Lunch, street food: 30 baht
Water: 10 baht
Dinner/snack, banana Pancake: 20 baht
Water 1.5liter at 711: 14baht
VIP bus to Vang Vieng: 1150 baht
TOTAL: 1265.5baht or 42.68USD
(Shopping not included in $500 budget)