Highlights and Suggestions
- The Visa On Arrival fees need to be paid in Thai Bhats and there are no ATM machines that I noticed on the way from the gate to the immigration desk. Also, if you are getting VOA, please have the return ticket available to be shown the visa officer
- The public transit system is very good. From the low cost airlines terminal (DMK), you can get to the Mo Chit Metro station by the bus “A8” and from there go can almost anywhere in Bangkok by Metro. From the Bangkok (BGK) airport, you can take the City Train to the city.
- Air Asia provide free shuttle between the two airports and to use this you need to have the upcoming ticket in AirAsia for that day or for the next day.
- Look at the calendar for the local festivals or holidays before visiting. All of the pagodas that we visited were very crowded because of the New Year.
- I didn’t find a single taxi that’s willing use the meter in Bangkok.
- Always carry more than one map that you are familiar with and also have a picture of the map in your phone.
- Go to the 6th floor food court to have the authentic thai food. 5th floor food court is international and expensive.
- The immigration lines are long and the processing is inefficient, so please allow enough time to get to your gate.
- Source that I used to plan this trip: Wikitravel, Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor forum