Bangkok’s central location makes it an ideal jump-off point for a variety of day trips to the surrounding provinces. Some of the more popular day trips, such as to Ayutthaya or Amphawa Floating Market, are more well-known, and there will be no shortage of tour companies along Khao San and Sukhumvit Roads offering to take you – for prices far beyond what it would cost a local Thai. Luckily, it’s possible to take local, public transportation to almost anywhere in Thailand, and this quick guide will help you avoid the tourist prices.