Rather than hotels or resorts, try a vacation villa or holiday home in the countryside. These offer value for money, and in particular an excellent way to get to know the locals and to be invited to particpate in traditional ways of life. Thai holiday homes such as this include Gecko Villa (www.geckovilla.com), off the beaten path in rural isan (or northeast) Thailand.
Check out the brand new holiday 3 bedroom teak wood homestay in Bangkok Taling Chan district.
It's by Thanon Wongwan Rob Nok and by the Klong Bang Tal - 5 minutes drive to South Bus Terminal (towards Kanchanaburi, Cha Am, Hua Hin, Phuket, Krabi and Malaysia) on Thonburi & 15 minutes to Chao Phraya River, Khaosan Rd, the Old King's Palace & the Wat Pho. There is also a frequent bus to Suvarnabhumi Airport.
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Around are traditional houses with orchards, gardens, peace and clean air.
Suit family with children and animals as the place is safe and has a terrace under the elevated on stilts house.
Goes cheap, even short let.
A much better option of staying in Bangkok than the town centre, with it's noise, pollution, traffic jams and crowds of tourists. In a Taling Chan home-stay you will immerse yourself in a traditional lifestyle and learn a little bit about Thai culture and customs. Walks through the fruit orchards and flower groves make a very challenging experience.
You can feel here like living in the traditional thai willage - yet 5 minutes walk is 7/11 shop, cash machine and a daily street market. A short ride there is a famous traditional thai floating market in Taling Chan by the Chakphra Canal.
There are several nice homestays in that area - old thai teak wood houses on stilts just overlooking slowly moving canals. You are in the middle of verdant and vast, lush gardens.
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If you´ll go to South Thailand I just can recommand to stay at Runs`n Roses.It´s in Chumpon Phato district. It´s ecotourismplace founded by two nice and friendly dutch woman who already live some years in Thailand.You can stay there or ask for homestay in a thaifamily. And they also have workshops and corses there, like cooking, thailanguage, yoga,....
It´s perfect place to relax, calm down, live as enviromentelfriendly as possible and dive into thaiculture.