Bangkok the capital city of Thailand is an amazing city with lively activities, historical & cultural architecture, shopping, amazing food and world’s nightlife.
If your a first time tourist, Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha) should be your first destination, it is located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In the temple grounds include four chapels which contain 394 Buddha images in long lines. And if you need a relaxation massage, this is also a great place to get a traditional Thai massage. Wat Pho is often considered the leading school of massage in Thailand.
The Grand Palace is the city’s most iconic landmark built in 1782 was formely the Thai King Royal court, residence and administrative seat for 150 years. Its spectacular golden painted building, colourful temples and inside it contains a highly esteemed Emerald Budha carved from a single block of jade dating back in the 15th century. Visiting the palace requires decency in attire with strict dress code policy applies.
Wat Phra Kaew (also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha) is a historical complex of palaces and temples situated along the Chao Phraya River, it used to be the King’s residence.
A gracious and spectacular sight by night situated along the river of Chao Phraya River, the temple of Wat Arun is also known as the Temple of Dawn, named after Indian God of Dawn.
Vimanmek Royal Teak Mansion is a former palace constructed in 1900 by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), it is the largest golden teak wood building in the world. Vimanmek Palace was turned into a museum commemorating King Chulalongkorn the Great. There are many wonderful decorated rooms to be viewed and also personl items of the Royal family like silver and gold ware, Chinese porcelain of Ming Dynasty and European glassware among others.
Jim Thompson’s House is a house museum dedicated to traditional Thai’s silk by the famous Thai Silk Company founder Jim Thompson, a well-known American who settled in Bangkok and made Thai silk famous. It’s a place you can find amazing display of traditional Thai architecture, wood carvings, grandeur teak wood designs and private collections of arts, antique, paintings, sculptures from all parts of the world.
The Khlong meaning a canal, is a great way to explore Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River using the extensive network of boats and ferries. Exploring Bangkok by boat is an exciting way to witness the rich diversity of culture and heritage along Chao Phraya River on local life, small floating markets, wooden canal homes and glittering temples.
Situated at the heart of Bangkok, its the Southeast Asia’s largest shopping complex showcasing the latest trend of products, leading brands, restaurants, cinema and urban lifestyle.
The 3rd largest shopping mall in Thailand, Siam Paragon is a huge and ultra luxurious shopping mall located in Rama 1 Road in Pathum Wan district. Experience world class shopping and lifestyle with leading international luxury labels, Sea Life Ocean World (Underwater world) aquarium (the largest aquarium in South East Asia) and an exhibition hall and the Thai Art Gallery and also an opera concert hall.
Platinum Fashion Mall specializes in wholesale fashion clothing and accessories with over 2,000 shops located at Petchaburi Road.
The Chao Phraya River is a spectacular sight at night, it is an unforgetable experience to a relaxing romantic dinner cruise while enjoying the beautiful scenery of shimmering temple and glitening skyscrapers.
A 200 year old merchant settlers in Bangkok, the Chinese is a large ethnic community that trades in Thailand and continues to their tradition and religious ceremonies. The Chinatown, known as Yaowarat in Thai, is famous for its street food destination and dining district of the Thai-Chinese tradition local cuisine. Chinatown is an easy place to explore on foot runs along Yaowarat Road from Odeon Circle.
Bangkok street foods is one of the best in the world, the stalls here have been for decades serving fresh, tasty and cheap food. Some of the famous dishes you should try out is the Mango Sticky rice desert at Boonsap Thai Deserts and the Chinese-style roasted duck at Prachak Pet and tasty stewed pork legs and knuckles on rice at Khao Kah Mu Trok Sung.
Bangkok boasts one of the best rooftop city skyscrapers view with over 20 locations. Some of the top rooftop bars in Bangkok city with 360 views are Vertigo & Moon Bar (Banyan Tree Hotel), Sky Bar (Lebua at State Tower), Octave Rooftop Bar (Marriott 57 Hotel) and other magnificient rooftop bars.
Bangkok’s famous nightclubs located at Royal City Avenue or also know as RCA, the largest nightlife area famous joint for foreigners and local socialites. The famous nightclubs in RCA such as Route 66, Flix and Slim.
An African-American opened the first bar in 1970s that it now became a famous carnival-like bar with flashing neon lights, pretty girls and a popular joint among western tourists, expect alot of warm ‘helloooo, welcome!’ calls.
A small road located nearby the Chao Phraya River is a place to find cheap accomodations, hotels, bars, food stalls, restaurants, convinient stores, internet cafes and travel agencies. It’s also backpackers jump-off point to the rest of Southeast Asia to find tours, visa and tickets. Your love affair with Thai food also can be found here with delicious Thai cuisine such as Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, Kai Med Ma Muang (Chicken With Cashew Nuts), Khao Pad (Fried Rice), Satay (Grilled Meat on Skewers), Thai Iced Tea/ Coffee, Coconut Ice Cream and even more exotic foods such as fried insects spiders & scorpions.
Sukhumvit is Bangkok’s commercial hub and also most prominent nightlife area and it is divided to smaller sub-areas. Areas famous for Patpong nightmarket, street market selling imitation luxury brands, sex toys, bars, beers and party areas like Nana, Asoke, Phrom Phong, Thong Lor, and Ekkamai.
Asiatique The Riverfront is the newest Bangkok Night Market opened in 2012 is a large open-air mall in Bangkok. The theme of the mall is based on historical theme from the period of King Chulalongkorn’s reign (1868-1910) features 1500 shops, stalls and 40 restaurants.
Songkran is Thailand’s annual water festival which takes place over three days held on April 13th-15th during the traditional Thai New Year. Its a mass celebration where almost all people from local’s to foreigners enjoy one of the most colourful and festive times of the year.