If you have never been to Bangkok before, it may surprise you to see how big the city is and how much area it covers. One consequence of the size of Bangkok is that there are lots of areas to stay for tourists, depending on what you want from your trip. Below are some of the most popular areas of Bangkok with visitors, and what makes them a favourite with tourists.

Staying In Silom

Some of the top hotels in Silom, Bangkok, are 5-star establishments, which you would expect as this is also the financial district of the city. There are many bars, cafes, and restaurants in the area, and you can use the river, Sky Train or MRT underground system to get around quickly if you do not want to sit in the back of a taxi for hours when travelling. There are also many historical buildings in Silom, such as Assumption Cathedral, which means there is plenty to see and do when visiting this area of the city.

Staying In Sukhumvit

Sukhumvit is another popular destination with tourists when they come to Bangkok, and there is a wide variety of different types of accommodation from which you can choose. You can stay in a 5-star hotel, or if you are on a budget, you can choose a hotel that offers a shared dormitory, whatever your budget there is a suitable option. Just as with the Silom area, transport is made simple with access to the Sky Train and MRT underground system, and if you can only travelling a short distance, you can also consider using a taxi, tuk-tuk, or motorcycle taxi.

Staying In Khao Sarn Road

Khao Sarn Road has been a popular destination with backpackers for over four decades, and the area has been built up to cater to foreign tourists looking to party in Bangkok. There is a wide variety of different type of places to stay, ranging from low-budget guest houses, up to four and five-star hotels. You will find that even the upper end of the market for hotels offer value for money, so if you are looking for a little luxury when you stay in Bangkok, this may be the perfect place for you. One drawback to being in this area is that there is no Sky Train or MRT underground station in Khao Sarn Road, so you will need to travel to the nearest ones. Alternatively, you can also use riverboats and taxis, as well as conventional taxis and tuk-tuks to get around the city, but do remember to either negotiate the price or ensure that they use the metre. Where ever you stay in Bangkok, if it is your first trip to the city, it will be an experience that can blow your socks off.