TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN BANGKOK
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN BANGKOK Bangkok, the capital of Thailand with the population over eleven million is the largest and most populous city with haphazard cityscape, chronic traffic congestion, intense heat and crowded streets. One is bound to think that this city is a perfect mismatch to a vision of a perfect holiday and yet Bangkok has been cited as the “World’s Best City “for four consecutive years by Travel + Leisure magazine. It is one of the world’s top tourist destinations with more than 21 million visitors visiting it each day. This is because Bangkok is a very vibrant and magnanimous city which never sleeps and has something to offer for everyone, from exquisite temples to lavishly ornate palaces and big shopping malls to bustling yet vivid street shops.
Bangkok is an elegant blend of historic significance and modernity where one can not only attain spirituality in the grandeur of its temples and palaces but also attain the blissful feeling of being on cloud nine with the exotic and liveliest nightlife.
Bangkok, being the hive of activity has lots to offer to its visitor but let us first explore the top 10 things to do in Bangkok. One can visit and explore the following places:
Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn is an iconic temple on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, beautifully decorated with the colorful broken Chinese porcelain pieces. It was the tallest structure in Bangkok before the advent of modern skyscrapers but it still provides the breathtaking views to those who can climb to the top of the stairs. The temple looks most beautiful during the early hours of sunrise.
Wat Pho is located opposite to Wat Arun on the other side of the river and can be reached by a shuttle boat. Popularly known as “The Temple of Reclining Buddha”, it is the largest and oldest temple in Thailand. Reclining Buddha-gold plated, 46m long and 15m height is awe inspiring and most beautiful sight for the visitors.
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is a most visited and remembered landmark of Thailand which every visitor must visit once in a lifetime.
It was the royal Thai residence constructed in 1782, surrounded by 1,900 meters long walls and comprised of majestic buildings, pavilions, and courtyards which served as the place of administration for 150 years until 1925.The place is still used for official events, several royal ceremonies and state functions every year. The magnificent and lofty architecture of this Palace still leaves the visitors mesmerized. While in Bangkok, a visit to this Palace is a must.
Chao Phraya River
This is the only river flowing through the heart of the city and along this river line, one gets to see mostly all the beautiful hotels, temples and bridges of Bangkok. So a glance to these places can be arranged by a day trip in the boat or a dinner cruise on the river.
Amidst the hustle bustle of the Bangkok city where people struggle every day with the traffic and chaos, Lumpini Park is the only park which provides the open green space with playgrounds and an artificial lake where visitors can rent boats and enjoy the serenity of water. The park being free from smoking provides freshness and tranquility to the visitors.
Khao San Road
Khao San is a short street in Bangkok which is famous as ‘the center of the backpacking universe’.It is the best hangout for the visitors who wonder what to do in Bangkok one evening.
The street is packed with countless budget hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, massage parlors, travel agents, bookshops, tattoo shops and much more and during evenings it is flooded with music, food hawkers selling barbequed snacks and locals performing different shows.
Khao San is a very lively and colorful street with carefree visitors engrossed in partying and dancing away all the glooms of life.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
This market, also known as the JJ market is the largest market in Thailand which remains open only in the weekend i.e. Saturday and Sunday. This market is enormous with 8,000 stalls selling all variety of goods ranging from jewelry to clothes, furniture, home decor, books, food, and plants and so and that too in an affordable range.
This market is the abode of bliss for the visitors who love to do shopping.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Amongst all the market places, floating market of Bangkok provides the most unique and interesting experience. This floating market is located about 100 km southwest of Bangkok and consists of a maze of narrow tunnels which are navigated by small boats with the fresh fruits and colorful vegetables directly from the farm. One can find Thai traders in their traditional outfit and wide brimmed hats showcasing their local culture.
Sea life Bangkok Ocean World
It is an aquarium in Bangkok which was previously known as Siam Ocean World. This aquarium is the largest in South East Asia covering thousands of squares area with hundreds of different species of marine life like Giant spider crabs, octopuses, sharks, and penguins from all over the world.
The exciting ride on the glass bottom boat through the shark tank, the exhibits visit through an underwater glass tunnel and the 5D cinemas do not fail to bring about the burst of excitement to not only kids but the adults too.
Jim Thompson House (TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN BANGKOK)
This house was the elegant residence of the American entrepreneur Jim Thompson who started the business of Thai silk in Bangkok. Thompson’s beautiful house has now been turned into a museum showcasing his life and business and the history of the city and Thai silk Industry.
With a plethora of offerings that Bangkok has up for grabs, it is an ideal tourist destination that anyone would love to visit for a vacation. Its close proximity to other attractions such as Thailand and Koh Samui also makes it a great destination. Towards its north lies Chiang Mai amongst the highest mountains of the country. This is a great tourist destination that is sure to delight you.Book your Bangkok tour package from India today and get ready to witness a colorful world full of attractions that are sure to blow you off your feet. Chiang Mai tour packages can also be booked separately if you want to visit the uncommercialized side.