Day Excursions out of Town for Digital Nomads based in Bangkok

Digital Nomads based in Bangkok Thailand

bangkok_night_wikimedia_commonsEven though Bangkok seems to be a big city with numerous things to offer, living here for a certain period of time can be boring, especially when you seek peace or want to recharge your energy.Day Excursions out of Town for Digital Nomads based in Bangkok.

Fortunately, there are some places out of town that recreation and attractions can be found within a couple hours of public transport ride. Alternatively, using a car rental service is a great idea and prices are also highly competitive nowadays. Great Day Excursions Digital Nomads based in Bangkok.

Be its picturesque beaches, historical sites, water park and theme park or even an elephant ride, each is just 1-3 hours away from Bangkok. Now let’s see what options are there for Bangkok-based digital-nomads-cum-wanderers.

Ayutthaya – Digital Nomads

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Come to Ayutthaya if you like something classic, such as ancient ruins, a boat ride in the historic river, elephant shelter, temples, tasting giant river prawns, etc.

Rent a bike, which is easy to find, and ride to visit historical sites clustered together across the town. If your muscles are sore, try hailing a tuk-tuk.

Negotiate if you find it’s too pricey. Don’t forget to stop by at an elephant centre to pet those jumbo cuties, feed them or even have a ride on. Another place worth noting is the stunning Bang Pa-in Royal Palace from the era of King Rama V to which can be reached by local buses. The palace is a 15-min walk from Bang Pa-in Station where you can catch a train back to Bangkok.      

How to get there: Catch a train at Hua Lamphong Station, or even at Don Muang Station to Ayutthaya. Trains to Ayutthaya Station run every day from as early as 4.20am until 6pm. Fees from 15-66 baht, depending on classes. Approximate travel time: 80 mins.    

 

Hua Hin & Cha-Am – Digital Nomads

1024px-hua_hin_hotelsKnown as a seaside resort for the Royal or Thai elites in the past, Hua Hin is a lovely beach town with a polite ambience.

Come if you seek warm breeze, wide beaches, sunbathing, galloping on horseback by the shore and indulging in fresh seafood or a seriously famous mango and sticky rice.

Getting around in Hua Hin offers some conventional choices, including hailing a tuk-tuk or local bus, motorbike taxi, renting motorcycle or bicycle, hiring a rickshaw or catching a green truck if you’re heading to Khao Takiab.

If you seek splashy stuff, there’s a good water jungle a few minutes outside of Hua Hin town, which is called Vana Nava that can be reached by a free shuttle serving between Hua Hin’s key places and the water park.

Cha-Am – Digital Nomads

chi-amCha-Am, another seaside town nearby Hua Hin, is well-known for its indigenous tropical charm. With serene beaches which are less touristy, Cha-Am has an ambience of a vintage town.

Beside peaceful beaches, there’re other attractions, including Mrigadayavan Palace, the teak wood palace whose age is almost 100 years or if you opt for exciting activities, fun park and water park are good choices, such as Santorini Park, Santorini Water Fantasy, etc.    

 

How to get there: Southbound trains leave Hua Lamphong Station many times a day, from 8am to 4pm. Most trains alight at Hua Hin Station, while there are only two that stop at Cha-Am station, which is situated 2 km away from beaches and you will have to hail a motorbike taxi to your hotel or beaches.

Hua Hin Train Station is not far from attractions and accommodation. Some hotels offer a free pick-up at the train station too. Alternatively, head to the Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) and catch an air-conditioned Petchaburi coach which arrives at Hua Hin. Coaches to Cha-Am run from 5am to 8pm. Note that if you arrive Hua Hin or Cha-Am by coach, you will have to hail a motorbike taxi to your hotel or beaches which may cost around 40 baht.    

 

Pattaya – Digital Nomads

pattaya-1553390_1920Come to Pattaya if you like colourful lifestyle, excitement and shopping paradise. Hit some fun-filled beaches, wander through walking streets and night market, enjoy good beer and wonderful cuisine at finest restaurants across the town. Shop ‘til you drop at the ultra modern shopping complex.

Get yourself pampered with skilful massages. Hit the dance floor at a disco if you feel like dancing. Rather, if you seek something exotic, head to Pattaya Crocodile Farm, miniature park, Under Water World, Madame Tussauds, etc. However, if you find beaches in Pattaya CBD too busy, try the Jomtien or Wong Amat Beach, which offers more peaceful ambience. Getting around in Pattaya is easy. Just hail a songtaew (local bus) or motorbike taxi.

How to get there: catch an air-conditioned Pattaya coach at the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai Bus Station, next to Ekamai BTS Skytrain), which leaves at every 30 minutes from 5am to 5pm daily. Travel time is around 1 hour.

 

Kanchanaburi – Digital Nomads

bridge_over_river_kwai_in_kanchanaburi_thailandIf you are a history nerd, Kanchanaburi is one of the best choices as the town had played a vital role during the World War II. Take the train ride on a historic route, which is globally known as the Death Railway.

Visit the war cemetery, Thailand-Burma Railway Center Museum and Exhibition, cruise along River Kwai, stroll on the historic bridge, tour a cave and end the day with an elephant ride.

You can either visit Kanchanaburi by buying a tour programme that includes a free ride from Bangkok or travel independently by yourself. Getting around can be done by renting a motorbike or bicycle or hailing a rickshaw.    

How to get there: Catch a train from Thonburi Station to Kanchanaburi Station. Trains to Kanchanaburi Station run every day at 7.45am and 1.55pm. The fee is 100 baht per leg. Approximate travel time: 3 hours. Also, you can get there by a coach from Southern Bus Terminal that departs every 15 minutes and takes 2-3 hours to arrive.    

 

Hotels in major cities of Thailand vary due to quality and service. Choosing by price can be risky for your safety and hygiene. It’s highly recommended to study reviews, perhaps at www.tripadvisor.com, well before booking via any agents you preferred (www.booking.com, www.agoda.com). Undeniably, it’s great for digital nomads to always go somewhere new to be inspired. Spare some days off to refresh yourself with a place that really suits your taste.

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