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  1. tracy collins
    February 25, 2017 @ 11:11 am

    Great guide! we are heading to Bangkok in July – how long would you recommend to stay in Bangkok for a first visit? Looking forward to reading the series – perfect timing! #feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 27, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

      Hi Tracy! Thanks and I would say I am jealous but I might be back there myself in May so I will hold off for now! I think 3-4 days is good for a first time visit but it really depends what you like to do. This is plenty for all the main sights but there is a LOT to do in and around the city. Plus all the shopping and eating! Wandering around Bangkok is part of the fun and you can easily spend a couple of days doing that. Let me know if you need any help on planning your trip!

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  2. Jenn | By Land and Sea
    February 25, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

    Yet another trip we’ve been hoping to go on for some time is to Thailand. This is a great guide and we will definitely use it when we finally do get to the area. I love the colors and culture you’ve captured with your images!

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  3. Garth
    February 25, 2017 @ 4:05 pm

    Wow tons of great tips and advice! I’m glad we did most of the sights you suggest in this post.

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  4. Angie (eetDoTravel)
    February 26, 2017 @ 10:26 am

    As we will be heading to Thailand soon, this is the perfect post with fantastic advice! I have been to Bangkok before but I will be honest, I certainly didn’t love it as much as you but your passion for it has shone through and I will view it with a fresh set of eyes. Your posts on Bangkok and ways of seeing it different (such as a cycling tour, getting to Wat Pho by boat and visiting kho San Road early) have been really helpful so thank you! Pinned this to my Thailand board for when I visit! #feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 27, 2017 @ 7:53 pm

      Thanks Angie, there is just something about Bangkok that draws me to it! It’s hard to explain. You might like it even more after Part 2 so keep your eyes peeled!

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  5. Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net)
    February 26, 2017 @ 4:40 pm

    I mean this in the best way possible: Dude! This guide is really helpful, the layout is great, and the photos are fantastic. Just one question is lingering: Why do the touts outside the Royal Palace tell people it’s closed? What’s their game? That one just baffled me. 😉 All the rest, though – well done.
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    • Travel Lexx
      February 27, 2017 @ 7:52 pm

      Thanks! It’s so they can take you on a “tour” of the surrounding area, likely to end up at their friend/family member’s suit/jewellery shop!

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  6. Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)
    February 27, 2017 @ 2:57 pm

    Alexei this is the perfect travel guide to the sites in Bangkok. I love how you gave us an introduction to what the site is, where its located, how to get there, how much it will cost and finding transportation. This a plus for all travelers to Bangkok who want to see temples and more. I will pin this for when I return to Bangkok and for others. Looking forward to Part 2 Great photos and thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 27, 2017 @ 7:51 pm

      Thanks Steph! Hopefully this helps some people out – might as well put all my many visits to good use!

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  7. Kreete
    February 28, 2017 @ 1:22 am

    How many times have you been there? You sound like a true expert, which you probably are too ha! For some reason Thailand has never been a dream destination for my as it’s so touristy and everyone goes there. You may have changed my mind a bit! Looking forward to the eating guide as I love thai food!

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    • Travel Lexx
      March 15, 2017 @ 12:13 am

      Ha, I’ve been quite a few times but can never get enough! It’s also a really convenient hub to see other parts of Thailand and South East Asia from! Hope you get to go soon!

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  8. Scarlett Begonias
    February 28, 2017 @ 5:13 am

    I (Scarlett’s mom) am a massage therapist, and I’m planning to study at Wat Pho in the near future. I can’t wait to add Thai massage to my modalities. How were the massages? I know they are super affordable and amazing. I just translated and I seriously can’t believe they would be only $3 American dollars. Damn…

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    • Travel Lexx
      March 15, 2017 @ 12:11 am

      The massages are super cheap and so so good! I am sure you would appreciate them even more as you will understand the techniques used and so on! Wat Pho massages are great so definitely recommend a visit!

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  9. Sina
    February 28, 2017 @ 2:37 pm

    Another country I’d love to go one day! The Grand palace and the temple look amazing and I like the idea of taking a cycling tour through hidden Bangkok neighbourhoods. This is a great guide and inspiration – thanks for sharing!

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    • Travel Lexx
      March 15, 2017 @ 12:10 am

      Thanks Sina – I am glad the guide is doing its job! Bangkok is a great place so you should definitely go!

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  10. Shona
    March 1, 2017 @ 12:43 pm

    I love that this is a clear, concise and easily followed guide. All the info needed is there without long explanations, just simple details. Bring on part 2!

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  11. Anna Schlaht
    March 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

    This post just gave me a serious case of wanderlust (even more so than the usual case I have 😉 – Thailand has been on our list for such a long time, Bangkok included, and I can’t wait to get there someday! Thank you for the incredible guide to sightseeing. We are definitely going to use this later when planning our trip here. Wat Phra Kaew is especially on our list, too (visiting amazing temples like this is a dream of mine). Pinning for later use!

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    • Travel Lexx
      March 15, 2017 @ 12:04 am

      Thanks Anna – you will definitely be spoilt for choice when it comes to temples in Thailand. Bangkok is no exception! Hope you get to visit soon!

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  12. Sandy N Vyjay
    March 3, 2017 @ 4:51 am

    The temples and culture of Bangkok are really mind blowing. The carefully preserved traditions is something that you just can’t match with. This ultimate guide is a standing testimonial to my claim. We loved Bangkok when we were there a few years ago.

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    • Travel Lexx
      March 15, 2017 @ 12:03 am

      So glad you guys enjoyed it! One of my favourite cities!

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  13. Elisabeth Caraballo
    March 3, 2017 @ 8:03 pm

    Great post! Thanks for sharing your tips and advise on sightseeing in Bangkok. I’ll have to remember this guide whenever I decided to head out that way! Also, amazing photos! 🙂

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    • Travel Lexx
      March 15, 2017 @ 12:06 am

      Thank you! You definitely should – it’s a great place!

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  14. Oana
    March 3, 2017 @ 9:38 pm

    Great guide. I am jealous we haven’t explored the hidden Bangkok while in Thailand. We wanted to take the boat (which is around 40-80 bahts) and a random old man told us he can take us to the pier because he is working in that area. Soon we realized he was taken us to a private pier where the ticket was around 2000-3000 bahts. So don’t trust anyone who tells you the place is closed or that they can get a discount for you. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Travel Lexx
      March 15, 2017 @ 12:03 am

      Thanks for that Oana – yeah there is always a new scam being devised so it’s important to keep your wits about you!

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  15. Siddharth and Shruti
    March 4, 2017 @ 6:13 am

    Thanks for sharing. How was Jim Thompson’s house? Was it worth going?

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    • Travel Lexx
      March 14, 2017 @ 11:59 pm

      I think if you’ve done all the other sites, then definitely. It’s very peaceful and his story is very interesting. It’s sort of an oasis in the heart of the city!

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  16. Annalise
    March 6, 2017 @ 11:20 am

    This is great! I’m so annoyed that I wasn’t able to read this before my trip to Bangkok because it would have been perfect! Keep up the good work!

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    • Travel Lexx
      March 14, 2017 @ 11:52 pm

      Thanks Annalise – you can always go back! Stay safe on your travels!

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  17. David
    March 11, 2017 @ 10:11 am

    Good start to the the guide Lex, glad to see I managed to do at least a few of these during my visit last time. I imagine this list is going to show me plenty of spots I missed though, so will come in handy when I inevitably return. You could probably run tours in Bangkok at this rate!

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    • Travel Lexx
      March 14, 2017 @ 11:37 pm

      Thanks David! I would love to do something like that in Bangkok – I definitely feel like I could live there!

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