Romance probably isn't the first thing on your mind when you think of Bangkok, which is a shame as there are plenty of romantic things to do in Bangkok and plenty of honeymoon-worthy hotels.
The perfect room:
But you don't feel like you're in a clinical, futuristic hotel: the Metropole offers a unique and classic feel because it was inspired by the Colonial architecture and cultural fusion of the elegance of the Thai 'Golden Age'.
E.g. the second cheapest option but only be $20 or so more, but you save 15 hours and don't have to go into China. Or it will show you an alternative route you hadn't thought of, or tell you that if you go a day or two earlier/later you could save 100s of pounds.
Have a look at their website kiwi.com for yourself, personally I LOVE the map.
As for transportation in Bangkok, we've found taxis are not just cheaper (as a couple) but more luxurious than the BTS system, because you don't have to share it with 8,000 other people and the taxi will drop you off at your door.
A few things to note about getting taxis in Bangkok:
1) It doesn't matter what colour taxi you get: pink, yellow, yellow + green, green whatever, just make sure that there is an illuminated red squiggle (also known as Thai) sign in the front right corner (you'll know what I mean when you see it).
2) When you get in, make sure you say 'meter on'. If they try to get you to pay a set fee, get out and get a metered taxi.
3) Check that the meter is going up at a normal rate. The starting rate should be about 30-35 baht, and it goes up with a mixture of time and speed. A 20 minute journey should not cost you more than 75 baht, a 40 minute about 150 baht.
4) Oh yeah, Thai taxi drivers don't know ANYWHERE in Bangkok. It doesn't matter if it's really famous, or if you show them the name in Thai or if you show them a map, most of them just don't know it! Here's what we do:
Ask for a nearby BTS and then direct them/walk to your final destination. Most taxi drivers know the BTS stations.
Make sure you have either a TEP wireless or a Thai sim card with data, and just direct them.
But if you really don't want the hassle and if you are celebrating a special event, we recommend Blacklane - more expensive than taxis of course but a billion times more luxurious.
So there you have it, one romantic guide to Bangkok including what to do, where to stay and how to get around. We hope you love Bangkok as much as we do - it's one of our favourite cities in the entire world!
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We're Laura and Tanbay, a British/German couple who have successfully weaselled our way out of the rat-race and want you to do the same! We also want to make it clear that we sometimes use “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will add value to our readers.