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Things to do in Bangkok

Shanti Bangkok is located right next to Tewet market, and is just a short walk from one of the main ferry points the “Tewet Express Boat Pier”. This give easy access to most places in Bangkok using the ferry services and is a very cost effective way to explore the city and its highlights.

One of the places we suggest if you decide to take the ferry is Koh Kret and is a wonderful day out.

You can also visit the Temples and Grand Palace - again, easily accessible from Tewet Pier and a short ferry ride to the main stop close to the palace.

We also have many tuk-tuk’s and taxis in the road where we are, so travel to other parts of the city is just as easy if you prefer not to travel by boat.

There are many places for shopping in Bangkok and if you are a shopaholic you will not be disappointed. From the Chatuchak Market with thousands of market stalls where you can literally buy everything you could every want (well almost) - household furniture, pet dogs and probably the largest collection of clothing stalls in Bangkok - to MBK one of the largest shopping malls in Bangkok full of electrical goods, more clothes, food halls, bowling and cinema. With so many places to go shopping, you will need several days to see them all.

Khoasan Road is a short walk away from Shanti Lodge and is a popular place amongst travellers and backpackers to hang out. it’s worth a look and has an interesting nightlife with plenty to keep you occupied.

After a long day out you can have a relaxing massage back at Shanti Lodge, this can be booked at reception.

A point to note when travelling around Bangkok is to be aware of touts and jewellery scams.