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Top 10 Bangkok by Ron Emmons

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Bangkok on a Budget

1. Sleeping

Most budget travelers head for Khao San Road on the northern fringe of the Old City for rooms that cost less than B325 a night. Though it still offers the best range of budget accommodations, the area is gradually going upscale. Chinatown and Downtown also have a few cheap options.

2. Eating

Unless you dine in fancy restaurants, eating is not expensive in Bangkok. Costs can be kept to a minimum by eating at food stalls on street corners. Some of the best stalls specialize in one dish such as phat thai, which will fill you up for around B30–40. Food courts in malls also serve a tasty and cheap lunch.

3. Drinking

Save money on your alcohol bill by sticking to local beers (Chang, Leo, Singha) and spirits (Mekong and ...

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