Bangkok! Commonly referred to as the city of angles is home to ancient villages a fleet of malls, a couple of Buddhist temples and plenty to explore. The tourist paradise is replete with a chunk of goodness which is a combination of parties, shopping, great food and a lot more. The foodie corner of the world, is popular for its floating markets and street vendors that put up stalls with a variety of yummy bites at reasonable prices. Especially if spicy food suits your taste buds best, the street hawkers will give you a whole lot of it. the food court serves a mixed cuisine including western dishes in their menu.
The shopping on the other hand is best in the city. Affordable stuff, trendy up-to-date market and there’s nothing more one can ask for. The capital city offers so much to a tourist leaving them with cherishing memories for life. On a visit to the glorious city, explore every corner of it while introducing yourself to an extraordinary lifestyle full of fun and frolic. Bangkok is a great place to visit with family and friends. You’d enjoy this part of Thailand as it has a heap in store to please its tourists.
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What to Do in and around Bangkok
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Wat Pho, known as the Temple of Reclining Buddha is located behind the spectacular Temple of Emerald Buddha. Wat Pho is regarded as the largest temple in Bangkok tourist attractions.
The temple is very famous for its huge and marvelous statue of Buddha reclined on a gold leaf. Viewing this statue is nothing short of a surreal experience. Wat Pho is said to have the highest number of statues of Buddha than any other temple in Bangkok.
The reclining Buddha of Wat PHO has become something of a cultural symbol for Thailand and certainly should not be missed.
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Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
08:30 am - 03:30 pm
Both Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace are located in the same complex so you can combine your visit to the Grand Palace with that of the temple. The designs of Grand Palace are more of European style unlike Wat Pra Kaew. The Palace is used for various memorable occasions like weddings, events, special ceremonies, etc. Visitors are allowed in the European style reception room and few other sections inside the Palace. Every year, various state functions are held inside the Palace.
The Grand Palace is a compilation of various buildings, pavilion, huge open lawns, halls, rooms and much more. Once you visit this Palace, you will realize the grandeur of architectural style which is unique to this region. Grand Palace is regarded as the most highly recognized architectural Palace and landmark of tourism in Bangkok.
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Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand (Old City)
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Bangkok is said to be the land of temples. Wat Phra Kaew is regarded as one of the most sacred temples of Bangkok which hosts Bangkok tourism. The temple is located in the centre of Bangkok attracting several tourists every year. The main building of the temple consists of a huge statue of Emerald Buddha. You can surely explore many important parts of the life of Buddha through this temple.
The statue of Buddha is in a meditating position and about 14 century old. It makes sense to hire a guide or avail the audio guide to take in more information about the place. One thing that needs to be remembered is that it is a sacred place, and photography is strictly prohibited here. Wat Phra Kaew will surely provide you with ultimate relaxation and a complete peace of mind.
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Rama IV Road, Bangkok, Thailand
04:30 am - 09:00 pm
Lumpini park being a exciting Bangkok tourist attraction offers the tourists a perfect connection to nature. Home to various flora and fauna, this park is a nature lover’s delight. Initially, the purpose behind this place was to showcase the amazing variety of Thai arts and crafts. However, it is now a center for outdoor leisure activities. Many tourists as well as locals come here before as well as after sunset for enjoying a round of jog, aerobics and other interesting recreational activities. Locals also use it as a meeting point of sorts.
So Lumpini is not just a pretty place. It is a part of the social lifestyle of Bangkok. Many warm afternoon can be spent here getting to know more about the local culture.
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U-Thong Nai Road, Bangkok, Thailand
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
You cannot leave Bangkok without visiting the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. The museum cum royal convention hall features a wide collection of paintings, statues, artistic work in gold and silver, and a lot more. The remarkable King Rama V Statue is right in front of the Throne Hall. The wooden and metal sculptures here are commendable too. The throne hall gives you good insights to the history of Thai's Monarchy and Bangkok.
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69 Sydney Road, Bangkok, Dusit 10300, Thailand
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Referred to as the marble temple in common books and information sources, Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) displays the marvels of architecture along with an idol of Buddha. The interiors are deep red and gold. The gorgeous temple was built in the late 19th century under Rama V. The temple is a symbol of peace and tranquility. If you enjoy peaceful moments, do visit the Marble Temple when in Bangkok.
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Bamrung Mueang Road, Wat Rat Baphit, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
08:30 am - 09:00 pm
Wat Suthat is one of the largest and oldest temples in the city of Bangkok. The holy shrine was built during the 19th century. The temple features a large red frame of a giant swing which was once used during annual ceremonies to celebrate and thank Lord Shiva. The wall murals and the main hall are also impressive. The temple is very peaceful and will sure put you in a blissful mood on a visit.
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Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand
06:00 am - 11:59 pm
BTS Skytrain came into existence on the 5th of December 1999. The rail lines cover the central business districts and further. The skytrain runs above the jammed and polluted roads in Bangkok thus saving time and energy. The trains run from morning until midnight. The train has options such as ‘park and ride’. The locals park their vehicles at the station and use the train to get to town in a jiffy.
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130 Sukhumvit Road, Near Soi 4, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
10:30 am - 08:00 pm
You must be wondering what is so special about Rajawongse Clothier! It is quality, style and their different way of working. The store has no salesman nor would you have someone following you everywhere in the shop. The quality speaks for itself. Rajawongse Clothier focuses on quality and fit and hence their clothes define elegance. They are one of the best tailors in Bangkok. When in this city, at least a short visit here is quite recommended.
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Wang Doem, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok, Thailand
08:00 am - 05:30 pm
Wat Arun is regarded as the third point in the holy trinity in the city of Bangkok.
This temple in Thailand is a royal palace and is home to the Emerald Buddha. You will find many cross river ferries going towards WatArun every 20 minutes. You can catch the sunsetby viewing the temple from the right bankside of the Chao Praya River. Also, you can have a great view from Amorosa which is a rooftop bar. Wat Arun temple is also known as the temple of dawn and is one of the remarkable landmarks in the sides of river Chao Praya which you can visit in your things to do in Bangkok.
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6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Thai silk industry owes a lot to an American man who was called Jim Thompson. After offering his services to military and also to the tourism and hotel industry, he turned to silks and took the decision of permanently settling in Bangkok. This led to the silk Textile industry in Thailand to flourish like never before. Due to this, a trip to his old residence is sure to be a very significant step in understanding the trade history of Thailand. The Jim Thompson house is a perfect example of a traditional teakwood Thai house. Here, you will find a variety of Thai artifacts that he has collected from his time. His own collection of many rare cultural artifacts as well as his history with the country is sure to leave you enthralled.
Jim Thompson House is one of the attractions added in one day in Bangkok trip. Must visit this awesome attraction.
The Temple of the Golden Buddha locally known as Wat Traimit features the largest Buddha idol in the world which is gold in appearance. The idol is five meters tall and weighs five and a half tons. In the olden days, craftsmen and artisans covered the gold idol with plaster and other relevant material for safety purpose. The Wat Traimit idol was discovered by accident when a piece of plaster fell of divulging the solid gold idol. The plaster pieces are still preserved in the temple and are actually on display.
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This is the main artery of water that flows through Bangkok. There are various places of interest in Bangkok surrounding the river. Some of them include the District of Ko Ratanakosin and the Grand Palace. The real pleasure fun of viewing this beautiful river that meanders through the city of Bangkok is by boat. As this is a busy causeway, it is full of different kinds of boats that move up and down in the river. The sunset here is a very scenic one and so make an attempt to visit this gorgeous river in the evening.
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344 Ban Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
A climb through 300 steps and you get to the gorgeous Golden Mount. The temple is of course beautiful in itself, and as it is at an altitude, it exhibits breathtaking views of the entire city of Bangkok. The winding 300 stairs too, have their own beauty. There are trees to cover your path with beautiful statues and water works around. If you’re looking for a peaceful escape in the city, The Golden Mount is quite a recommended visit.
The Siam Paragon is a massive shopping complex featuring elite brands in over 250 stores. The mall is home to Asia’s largest aquarium and a 16-screen Cineplex as well. Jimmy Choo, Versace, Prada, Rolex, and Yves Saint Laurent are a few great brands to name. Although the stuff is on the pricey side, the mall is completely worth a visit. If you’re lucky you may spot a clearance sale or so where you can buy your handsome lot at throwaway prices.