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Bangkok: an unforgettable trip to Thailand with my dog

Welcome to Bangkok, a city rich in culture, history, flavors and surprises! I am delighted to share with you my experience of traveling to Bangkok with my dog. As you may know, I am on a trip to Asia for a year and I have decided to take my faithful companion with me. Bangkok is a must-see destination for travelers looking for adventure and discovery in Southeast Asia. With its lively markets, magnificent temples, delicious cuisine and hectic nightlife, Bangkok is a city that has everything to please. In this article, we will explore some of the most exciting aspects of Bangkok, including its famous night markets, majestic temples and vibrant culinary scene. Whether you are passionate about culture, food, history or simply looking for new experiences, Bangkok is a city that will never disappoint you.

IMPORTANT: I must point out that Bangkok can be very hot and humid, especially in summer. It is therefore important to take precautions to avoid dehydration, especially for my dog who needs a lot of water and shade. When it was really too hot, I left my dog in our air-conditioned accommodation to preserve it.

Discover Bangkok with my dog: a trip full of good surprises!

I spent 3 weeks in Bangkok and I must say that it was an incredible experience. The city is lively, colorful and full of life. People are extremely warm and welcoming, even with my dog. However, we must pay attention to stray dogs in the city, but personally I had no worries, because I redoubled my vigilance during each of our walks and everything went very well.

As for accommodation, I very easily found hotels that accepted pets, suitable for all types of budgets. Sometimes with supplement, and sometimes without. We stayed in a comfortable and spacious room, we were very good there. To help me easily find accommodation that accepts pets, I use the free BringFido applications (specialized only for hotels that accept dogs), Booking, Agoda and Airbnb (with the "pets allowed" filter); a real child's play!

For travel we were a little limited. Indeed, in subways, pets are not accepted, even in a transport bag. So we opted for taxis and tuk-tuks where they are welcome, even out of their transport bag. You can also take the train to visit places other than Bangkok, but you have to choose 3rd class, without air conditioning but with the windows open. There is also the airline Nok Air that accepts pets in the cabin for your internal flights.

In terms of food and medicine, I had taken with me croquettes, treats and my first aid kit for my dog. However, while walking through the streets of Bangkok, I noticed that there are a multitude of pet shops and pet grooming salons. I was pleasantly surprised to be able to find my dog's favorite kibble brand (Royal Canin), so I bought him some. In pet shops we really find everything for our four-legged animals; treats, accessories, Frontline, tick pliers, bandages, disinfectants, etc. at really top prices, and cheaper than in France! What more could you ask for?

I also tested with my little Pooky a grooming salon, and again, we were not disappointed. My dog loved being pampered, taking a good bath, getting brushed and cutting nails. At the end of his beauty, he even did a small photo shoot for the salon manager. I would like to emphasize the extreme kindness of the staff who took care of my faithful companion. It was a real pleasure for me to see how much they took care of him.

In every place we went together, he was welcomed with great kindness, like a real star, and was entitled to a lot of compliments, caresses and kisses, everything he loves!

Bangkok and its famous night markets: lively, colorful and offering a unique shopping experience

The most famous night market in Bangkok is undoubtedly the Chatuchak market. This is the largest outdoor market in Asia, with more than 15,000 stands. You can find everything: clothes, accessories, plants, local crafts, electronics, food, etc. The market is open only on weekends and attracts thousands of visitors every day. If you are looking for a place to make unique and affordable purchases, Chatuchak is the ideal place.

Another popular night market is the Pratunam market. This market is located in the Pratunam shopping district and is open every day until midnight. You can find clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry and food. This market is particularly recommended for fashion lovers, as it offers a wide variety of clothing and accessories at very reasonable prices.

The Ratchada night market is also very popular with locals and tourists. It is located in the Ratchada district and is open every day. You can find food, clothes, accessories, toys and electronic gadgets. The market is also known for its lively atmosphere with live music and street shows.

Discover the hidden delights of Thai street food: a culinary journey not to be missed!

Thailand is known for its incredibly delicious and varied street food, which delights the taste buds of locals and tourists from all over the world. I was surprised by the variety of dishes I was able to test. Street food stalls can be found in all cities and villages in Thailand, offering a variety of tasty dishes at affordable prices. You can easily eat there for less than €2.

Street stalls are an integral part of Thai culture, and there is nothing more exciting than browsing the food stalls to discover the unique flavors and smells of Thai cuisine. Whether you are a lover of spicy dishes or you prefer sweeter and sweeter dishes, Thai street food has something for everyone.

The most popular dishes of Thai cuisine are pad thai, chicken skewers, noodle soups, spring rolls, banana pancakes, shrimp fritters and fresh fruit (a pure delight!). However, there are many other dishes to try, such as som tam, a spicy green papaya salad, or khao soi, a noodle curry.

Street food vendors are often people who have learned to cook their dishes from generation to generation. All are proud of their work and are happy to share their recipes and techniques with visitors. Sometimes, cooking their dish is even like a show!

In the end, Thai street food is one of the best ways to discover the local culture and flavors of Thailand. If you are a cooking lover, you can't miss this unique culinary experience during your visit to Thailand. So why not discover the street food stalls now and discover all that Thai street food has to offer?

The temples of Bangkok: a spiritual journey through the temples and monuments of the city

Another thing I liked in Bangkok is the richness of its culture. I visited many temples and monuments and was amazed by their beauty and history. These sites are witnesses to the importance of Thai religion and culture. A visit to Bangkok would not be complete without an exploration of these architectural wonders.

One of Bangkok's most emblematic monuments is the Grand Palace. Built in 1782, the Grand Palais is an amazing example of traditional Thai architecture and houses temples, statues and pavilions decorated with complex details and bright colors. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), located inside the Grand Palace, is also a must, with its gold-encrusted jade Buddha statue in Thailand's most venerated.

The temple I personally preferred is Wat Paknam, located in the Phasi Charoen district of Bangkok. Although this temple is less known than some of the other temples in the city, it is for me the one that impressed me the most. This temple is home to the largest Buddha in Bangkok, 69 meters high and 40 meters wide. The temple also houses an incredibly decorated floor in emerald color that aspires to meditation and serenity. This floor is accessible by a staircase, and is an incredible example of Thai architecture and, in my opinion, a mandatory stop for any traveler interested in the history and culture of Thailand.

Another famous temple in Bangkok is Wat Pho, known for its huge 46-meter-long lying Buddha statue. Wat Pho is also a training center for traditional Thai medicine and a place of pilgrimage for the inhabitants who come to seek healing.

Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, is another architectural jewel of Bangkok. This temple is famous for its spiral towers decorated with colorful mosaics and stone statues, creating a breathtaking panoramic view of the city from its summit.

Another emblematic monument of Bangkok is the Victory Monument, located in the center of the city. This monument was built in 1941 to commemorate Thailand's victory over France in the Franco-Thai war. The Victory Monument is an important symbol of Thailand's history. The monument is also surrounded by many shops, restaurants and street vendors, making it a popular meeting place for locals. Moreover, in this neighborhood, little frequented by tourists, shops have really affordable prices!

By visiting the monuments of Bangkok, travelers can discover the richness of Thailand's history and culture. Each monument has its own fascinating story to tell, and by exploring them, visitors can learn more about the traditions and beliefs of the Thai people.

Lose yourself in the diversity of Bangkok's neighborhoods: unique experiences on every street corner!

Bangkok is a vibrant and dynamic city that offers a multitude of different neighborhoods, each with its own charm and personality. While exploring the different neighborhoods of Bangkok, you will discover different atmospheres, breathtaking landscapes, exotic flavors and unforgettable experiences.

The Sukhumvit district is one of the most popular with expatriates and tourists, offering a lively nightlife, modern shopping centers, high-end restaurants and many bars. It is an ideal place to have fun, shop and taste authentic Thai cuisine.

Silom is famous for its impressive skyscrapers and dynamic business district, but it is also a place of entertainment with a variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.

Chinatown, Bangkok's Chinatown, is a must-see place to discover the city's Chinese culture. Here, you can explore Chinese temples, taste delicious dishes of authentic Chinese cuisine and discover the vibrant and lively atmosphere of the streets.

Thonglor is known for its bohemian atmosphere and relaxed atmosphere. Visitors can explore cafes, restaurants and independent shops, as well as art galleries and yoga studios. It is the ideal place for travelers looking for a more relaxing and creative experience in Bangkok.

Rattanakosin is the historic district of Bangkok, home to the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and many other important tourist sites. Here, you can explore the narrow streets and discover the rich history and culture of Bangkok.

Finally, Khao San Road is the best known neighborhood for backpackers and low-budget travelers. Here, you can discover a unique atmosphere, with a multitude of bars, street restaurants and market stalls offering souvenirs and traditional Thai dishes.

By exploring the different neighborhoods of Bangkok, you will discover a fascinating, dynamic city full of surprises. Whether you are looking for lively nightlife, shopping, gastronomy or history and culture, Bangkok has everything you need to spend an unforgettable holiday.

Bangkok: the essential shopping destination for your next trip to Asia

If you are a shopping fanatic, then Bangkok is the place you have to go. The city offers a multitude of options for shopping, from luxury shopping centers to lively street markets. Bangkok's shopping centers are undoubtedly among the best in the world, offering luxury brands, local and international products, as well as restaurants and cinemas. Bangkok's largest shopping center is CentralWorld, which houses more than 500 shops, an ice rink, a cinema, restaurants and even a hotel. If you are looking for luxury brands, then Siam Paragon is for you, with haute couture brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

But shopping in Bangkok is not limited to luxury shopping centers. Street markets offer a unique shopping experience, where you can negotiate prices and buy local and artisanal products. Chatuchak Market is the largest market in Bangkok, with more than 15,000 stalls selling products ranging from clothing to furniture to food. The MBK Center shopping center is also a shopping paradise. Don't miss this mall during your trip to Bangkok. You will mainly find counterfeit clothes, but also accessories, restaurants, electronics and souvenir shops. Unlike other shopping centers, at the MBK Center you can easily negotiate prices as on street markets. Another shopping center with attractive prices, the Platinum Fashion Mall. It is a 5-storey complex with stands for counterfeit clothing and accessories, souvenir stands and shoes.

In short, Bangkok is a paradise for shopping addicts. From luxury shopping centers to lively street markets, the city has something to offer everyone. Just walk through the lively shopping districts of Bangkok to discover the hidden treasures of the city and make the best deals.

Bangkok: discover the essential transport for a stress-free trip!

Bangkok is a huge and lively city, and it is important to know the different modes of transport to get around it efficiently. Here are the different means of transport available, so that you can move easily during your stay.

The Bangkok Skytrain, also called the BTS Skytrain, is one of the most convenient ways to get around the city. The BTS covers a large part of Bangkok and is easy to use. You can buy tickets directly at the counters. The trains are air-conditioned, which is a real relief in hot weather, and offer a magnificent view of the city.

The MRT (Bangkok Metro) is another convenient and comfortable means of transport to move around the city. The MRT connects many areas of the city and is ideal for those who want to avoid the traffic jams in Bangkok. Just like the BTS, the MRT is air-conditioned and offers a pleasant journey.

Taxis are also a popular way to get around Bangkok. Taxis are easily accessible and are available 24 hours a day. Make sure that the driver turns on the meter at the beginning of the race to avoid excessive rates. In addition, it is advisable to ask the driver to use the GPS or provide the exact address to avoid any confusion.

You can use the free Grab or Bolt apps, which usually offer cheaper rates than taxis. There are also taxi boats that are not expensive, and are a great experience to test!

Tuk-tuks, these small three-wheeled motorized vehicles, are an experience not to be missed for travelers looking for adventure. Although they are less convenient than taxis and public transport, tuk-tuks are a unique experience in itself. Be sure to negotiate the price before boarding, as drivers can sometimes inflate prices for tourists.

Finally, if you want a more local experience, try the public buses in Bangkok. Although they are less comfortable than other means of transport, buses are a cheap way to get around the city. Public buses are available in many areas of the city and are easily identifiable thanks to their bright colors. It is important to familiarize yourself with the different means of transport available to get the most out of your trip to Bangkok.

In conclusion, I highly recommend Bangkok as a travel destination, even if you have a pet with you. The city is lively, colorful, full of life and offers a multitude of cultural and gastronomic experiences. My dog and I loved our stay in Thailand and we look forward to coming back later in our travel year. So why not book a ticket to Thailand now and discover this incredible country?


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