The city is full of amazing historical places like museums and one the largest & oldest temple complexes of Buddha. Bangkok, founded in the 16th century but re-established in 1788.
Bangkok is a place where you can spend weeks. You can enjoy the ride of TukTuk or take a longtail boat through floating markets. Bangkok has a population estimated around 12 million and also known as the most populated city of Thailand. Bangkok is famous for its great food, history, and culture and many buildings to explore.
Bangkok is very famous for its food. You can enjoy local dishes & cuisines served at street stalls or rooftop restaurants. You can enjoy Bangkok’s luxury malls, 5-star Hotels, famous temples, massage shops( available almost everywhere on the streets), food, and its vibrant booming night clubs make this place different from other places and one of the reasons for Bangkok’s top position in the world’s most visited place. Bangkok is the place that ranked No. 1 as the most visited city for the past 4 years.
The following are some top things to do and places to visit Bangkok, which you should not miss. So start to explore Bangkok:
The Grand Palace
If you want to know about Thailand, then you must visit the Grand Palace. It was a residence for King Rama I to King Rama V. You will be amazed to see how much Thai people respect their king. This place is so beautiful and you will love to click pics here. The Thai king passed away in the year 2016, but he was the longest-reigning monarch on earth. In the palace, you can visit some beautiful buildings like Wat Phra Kaew i.e.Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which contains the small, very famous, and greatly revered Emerald-Buddha that dates back to the 14th century. You can find the history and journey of Thailand here.
Jim Thompson House
Jim Thompson House (Museum) is one of the great museums in Bangkok and located in Pathum Wan in Bangkok. You can see some Thai structures and arts in this museum, which was built by an American Businessman “Jim Thompson’’.
The Reclining Buddha(Wat Pho)
This temple located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and tourists must visit this place in Bangkok, which is a ten-minute distance from the Grand Palace. Thailand is known as a Buddhist country. You can find many Budha temples in the city, and the reclining Buddha temple is one of the hot places to visit in Bangkok, which is called “Wat Pho”. It is one of the largest temples and famous for its giant reclining Buddha that is 46 meters long. It is totally in gold. Wat Pho is not only a house for Buddhism, but also Thailand’s first public university, and it’s a school for medicine and Thai massage.
Wat Arun(Wat Chaeng)
Wat Arun, situated on the west of Chao Phraya River. You can take a shuttle boat and cross the river and reach Wat Arun. It is one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok. It is also known as the Temple of Dawn, and after reaching the top, you can see a beautiful view of the city. People here drop a coin for good luck. Wat Arun is open daily from 8.30 am till 5.30 pm.
River Chao Phraya
This river length is 372km, and it is the major river in Thailand. Bangkok, called the Venice of the East because it’s built on the River Chao Phraya. Most of the tourists take longboats, but if you want to see the city most at a cheap price, then you can use water taxis, which are very cheap as compared to touristic tours on big longboats. It helps you to explore the real Bangkok.
After visiting beautiful temples and rivers, now you can explore ChinaTown. Taking a ride in a tuk-tuk is the best way to explore the Thai culture and local foods in ChinaTown. China Town is famous for its market stall and gold shops. It is a very colorful and chaotic area. This place is so popular among tourists for food and local dishes, cuisine, and street-side restaurants. Bangkok is full of street food, and you can experience it at night. As the sun goes down, food stalls come up, and tourists start to come here. You can have bowls of noodles and Pad Thai for about a dollar, chicken skewers covered in peanut sauce. You can also try some local dishes like crickets and cockroaches, the best dessert in the world, sticky rice with mango and coconut milk, etc.
Kho San Road
If you want to explore the bag packer’s’ lifestyle, then Kho San Road is the place. With travellers from all over the world, gather here after sunset to enjoy the surrounding clubs with loud music. Parties on the streets with a glass of beer, which is not expensive. You can also enjoy an open-air massage. Kho san road is a must-visit place to explore and experience the real nightlife of Bangkok.
Best Place For Tattoo
Thailand is famous for its traditional tattoo technique. Thai monasteries, which uses a piece of sharp bamboo that gets hammered into your skin. Tattoos have their spiritual meaning, and they also have protection against evil. If you are feeling down, then you can get a tattoo at Wat Phra. In this process, prayers and blessings performed called a Sak Yant. It is a two-thousand-year-old technique.
Ocean World located at Siam Paragon shopping mall. It is an indoor aquarium and also one of the largest underground aquariums in Southeast Asia There are over thirty thousand creatures in this aquarium. You can see African lungfish, batfish, water rats, some amazing creatures, and enjoy the sea life here. You will love to see shark feeding, penguin feeding. You can also experience 20-25 minutes of the virtual reality adventure.
Madame Tussauds is an amazing wax museum, located in Siam Discovery. You can click photos with some world celebrities, heads of state, activists, sports heroes, legendary artists.
A Thai full body massage combines different types of oil, relaxes you and makes you feel energetic. It is not too expensive and you can even go on the street and get a foot massage with a drink of beer, or reading a book.
Chatuchak Market, known as one of the largest open-air weekend markets in the world. It is over 27 acres having more than 15,000 stalls. Here, you can buy almost everything from clothes, puppies, massage tools, etc. So whatever you’re looking to buy, can find it at Chatuchak Market. You can also use your bargain skills in this market to get stuff at cheap prices. There is another hidden gem place that is Camp Flea Market.
You can visit the sky bar at lebua hotel on the 84th floor that gives you some beautiful views of Bangkok city at night. Sky bar can be accessed by sky train from sapan Taksin BTS station. Shorts and flip flops are not permitted, so you have to wear a casual outfit. The Marriott Surawong is one of the best sky bars that doesn’t get too crowded and gives a high view of Bangkok at the sky bar.
NANA PLAZA, which is complex and it has some best restaurants and is known for adult entertainment.
Best Time To Visit Bangkok
June to August is considered the low season which is among the monsoon season in Thailand, where the weather would be humid, rainy. In these three months visiting Thailand is not a bad idea. Although it’s monsoon season and can be rainy but not like September since you can have many sunny days. You can stay, visit the temples, go for street shopping, enjoy street food, and enjoy the capital of Thailand without any bad weather. When it rains heavily, you can visit the malls for shopping or even watch a movie until the weather gets well again.
November to January are high season in Thailand and December till mid-January are considered the picking season for tourists where many travel to Thailand for new year and Christmas celebrations. You can enjoy almost everything in Thailand in this season.
September to October is the heavy rainy season, most of the day’s thunderstorms, monsoon winds and crazy weather, and a bad season to visit. You can hardly visit famous places and so something in Thailand and waste your day.
Bangkok is one of the places in the world where you can book rooms in luxurious hotels at a very low price.