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This article is going to concentrate on one of the many things that Bangkok is famous for, of course, this would be the Tuk Tuks, although not used as much nowadays as much as they used to be, they are still extremely popular with tourists. The reason why they aren’t as popular is that taxis are now usually a quicker and cheaper way to ride around the city, however, they are still largely in use by tourists and can get past traffic quite easy in some cases too. So here is a little write about the little machines known as Tuk Tuks.
WHEN TO NOT USE A TUK TUK
There are many Tuk Tuks in the capital that will take you to just about anywhere, however you need to make sure that you’re using these at the right times otherwise you could be stuck in traffic or otherwise scammed. Peak hours are 07:00-09:00 and 16:00-19:00 so avoid these times if you don’t want to be stuck in the heat as well as the forever lasting traffic, it is normally a very short trip when you use a Tuk Tuk so if you’re at the right time you should be alright.
One of the worst things that can happen to you is that you’re scammed by a Tuk Tuk, you need to be very wary of this and it is imperative that you read throughout this entire paragraph. Most scams usually take place where the driver tells you they know a better place than the one you’re wanting to go to if that is the case say “no thank you” and move on. Mostly because they will lead you into somewhere you will have never been and then you’re lost. These kinds of Tuk Tuks are known as the “Mafia” Tuk-Tuks which often populate tourist areas.
HAGGLE LIKE IT’S YOUR LAST BAHT
Haggling is an essential part that is left on the Western world, however, is still a necessity in Bangkok especially. When negotiating with a Tuk Tuk driver you’re going to want to start off at about 5-15 baht and then take it from there, which will hopefully make your afternoon a lot better when you have a bit more cash on you to explore. The reason why we say this is because as a tourist you will be excepted to have an inflated rate thrown at you just for being a tourist.
SHORT TRIPS ONLY!
The best way to make use of a Tuk Tuk is for short journeys, you don’t want to be stuck in a Tuk Tuk for hours in the sun as it just isn’t pleasant. So when you’re deciding to go on a fantastic journey in Bangkok make sure that you do in the traditional Tuk Tuk way, as you know you’re going in the style of a true Bangkok tourist when you’re in one of these lovely little machines.
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This article is going to be out the beauty of street food in Bangkok. Street food here is the best in the world and there is an abundance of it, one thing you all need to beware of is that on Mondays in Bangkok you will find that it is street cleaning day, this means that about 50% of street food selling venues will be closed. But anyway below you will find all you need to know about street food in this great city.
Although not necessarily all Chinese food you can find some of the most excellent foods in Bangkok here as the mediocre food is immediately weeded out and replaced with the best dishes that not only sell as much but are the most delicious. You might find them a bit more pricey but it is definitely worth every bit of money for you to experience this amazing place, there is also no cause for concern as it is the most famous street in Bangkok filled with the best of the best in every case.
Sam Yan is located centrally in Bangkok and is a perfect place to find delicious street foods, we can assure you that no matter the weather this part of Bangkok is teeming with food and hungry people ready to devour it. Being close to the Chulalongkorn University you’re going to see a lot of hungry students around here too. One of the interesting things about this area of Bangkok is that it is close to Today Steak which offers you rather cheaper street meats and street foods but they also give the option to deep fry anything you want. That doesn’t mean you can start deep frying your mother-in-law though!
This market is quite the experience as not only is it full of the most amazing foods but this is also a traditional area that you can be sure to find yourself someone that can give you a history lesson. The market itself is full of ancient history as well as some of the older generation who make homemade dessert, you can find enough tasty food here to fill you up no bother. You’re best going here during lunch times as more is made due to hungry workers out on their lunch breaks.
If you’re not wanting to be cooped up inside somewhere when it’s over 30 degrees then you’ve found the right market, as there are solutions here with open-air dining and air-conditioned areas as well making the food here not only practical but absolutely wonderful. You’ll find that the street food here is also easily affordable and is in large abundance, so you’re not going to go hungry if you’re in this superb area.
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