A similar option would be the Silom district, the corporate and financial center of Bangkok which is also home to the most highly-rated 5-star hotels in the city, as well as a concentration of top-end restaurants and trendy bars.
If you are on a more modest budget, a less expensive option is to go for budget hotels, and there is no better place in Bangkok to search for them than at Khaosan Road. This area is a haven for budget tourists and backpackers alike, with a satisfactory selection of cheap accommodation from basic dormitory-style guesthouses to 3-star hotels. Even the amenities in the area are catered specifically to the budget-conscious crowd, with plenty of affordable dining and entertainment options which create a relaxed atmosphere.
Budget hotels can be found virtually everywhere in Bangkok, including the more upscale districts, but you can also try searching at Yaowarat Road, which is the centre of Bangkok’s Chinatown and is home to a numerous vendors selling a wide variety of goods at wholesale prices. If you are visiting Bangkok primarily to shop, I suggest that you can also consider staying in Siam Square, which places you in the vicinity of Bangkok’s prime shopping district.
You may wonder how to get around Bangkok from your hotels, especially if your hotel is located in a less accessible location. You can consider the following modes of transport that are available in the city – taxi, Tuk Tuk, Sky Train (BTS), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), river transport and buses.
However, my recommendation would be to walk or take a taxi to the nearest BTS or MRT rail station to get around by train as the trains are not only quick, clean and affordable, they also allow you to escape the heat and congested roads that Bangkok is known for. Furthermore, the rail stations are located near some of the major tourist attractions in Bangkok.
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