If you are planning a holiday full of adventure , excitement , beauty and freedom, then Bangkok is the perfect place for you.
You all have heard about Bangkok but do you know that its original name consists of 169 characters? That is - “Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahinthara Yutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit” . There are many things which people don’t about Bangkok ,so I’ll tell you all about those reason which will compel you to visit this city.
Starting from the general information about Bangkok
• It is the capital and the most populated and developed city of Thailand . It is the 51st largest nation in the world.
• It is known as the ‘city of angels’ and Its culture has greatly influenced by. India ,China and Southeast Asia .
• It is the hottest city in world , air temperature is around 34°C from March -May . Following shows the location of Bangkok.
Now coming on the reasons to visit Bangkok -
- Visiting Floating Market
This is one of the prime attractions , which you’ll never see anywhere. People are selling fruits ,veggies and other things on boat . You can find everything related to groceries in this market.
Some of these markets are:
•Khu Wiang Floating Market
Time: 4:00-7:00 everyday
How to reach: You can rent a boat to see the entire market.
•Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market
This market is known as roadside market unlike other markets it has
few shops in boat and most of the shops are placed on the solid ground.
Time: 4pm - 8pm everyday ( except friday )
•Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Time:7:00 - 11:00 (everyday)
How to reach: You can take a bus from the Southern Bus Terminal to reach this place.
•Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market
This market is one of the famous markets of Bangkok.
How to reach :You can take taxi from Wongwian Yai .
2. Witnessing Wat Arun in Bangkok
• Local people call it as Wat Chaeng , it is the most famous temple located on riverside and its design is very much different from the usual temples which makes it unique.
•Timings : 8:30 am-5:30 pm
•Ticket prices : 50 baht
•Location: On the bank of the Chao Phraya River
3. Chinatown Bangkok
If you are foodie and love street food then you should not miss this place. This place is famous for its street side food ,it is like food from heaven and the wooden shops make this place more attractive.It is one of the tourists attraction. Street is not too busy so that you can enjoy food.
Timing: Evening hours
Location: Adjacent Charoenkrung Road
4.Bangkok Klongs and Canals
If you want to experience ‘Venice of the East’ i.e. life people were living many years ago then you must visit this place.
5.The Grand Palace
It is a complex building where king Siam used to lived but later he shifted and now all the auspicious happenings and other ceremony are held here.It is one of the sacred place in Thailand .You have to follow a strict dress code before entering this place.There is a booth outside so you can dress up yourself according to the temple. .
Entry Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Entry fee: 500 baht
It is the first place to be visited by foreigners.It is one of the largest temples ,it has a Buddha statue which is 46 meter long covered in gold leaf. Along with this, you can take the traditional Thai massage here.These two factors make it the famous tourist attraction.
Location: It is at 10 minutes walk from Grand Palace
7.Chatuchak Market in Bangkok
In this market, you’ll find everything from clothes to antiques to grossery goods and all other products.Range of products is also very wide from local brands to the top brands like Levis , you can find everything at affordable rates.There are 8,000 stalls in this market and on weekends around 200k people visit this market
How to reach: Take skytrain (BTS) to Mo Chit station
8. Khao San Road
This place shows how east greets west .Here you’ll find modern clubs playing sophisticated music and food made to suit the western palate.
Carefree environment of this place makes it worth visit.There are many
fine-dining venues. It is the best place to visit during night time.
Location: Talat Yot Phra Nakhon
9.World’s best Cuisine
It is known that Thailand produces some of the best food in world.The colour, texture and flavours used are very much different.
• Thai Street Food
Thai street food is famous worldwide ,you can end your day with this. In the beginning of Sukhumvit 37 Alley, you’ll find this famous restaurant known as “Very Cheap Thai Food” where prices are very low.
Ice cold coconut drink
Along the roadside from the entrance of Grand Palace you can enjoy cold coconut drink for 40 baht, which will give you relief in the intense heat .
• MO & MOSHI
This place is famous for its unique ice-cream flavours, burgers and other desert. They have an ice-cream of 22 scoops.
Location: 2 Rama Road Siam Center 2nd floor
•Middle Eastern food
Bangkok is lined with middle eastern food giving traditional taste . Steering sized baked bread used in scooping up freshly prepared hummus and tahini is a very unique test.
You can find all of them on Sukhumvit soi 3/1
It is a roman monument has an amazing food court on 3rd floor.
Surawong Road has the best seafood selling restaurants one of which is Somboon Seafood.People comes here from different part of the world to eat seafood.
10.World’s best Massage
Bangkok massage is famous in entire world , foreigners visiting Bangkok has massage on top 5 things to do in their list.
People from different part of the world comes for massage. You’ll find all massage from finger rubs to full body oil marathon.
Bangkok’s exotic massage is the main attraction and generates most of the revenue .
If you want to experience the traditional Thai shopping, then you should come to this place .It is an open air bazaar selling from antiques to latest fashion . There are many typewriters, ancient room decors and many more things. It is the most superior night market of Thailand. You can spend entire day here doing shopping and you won’t realize that because each shop is different from the other and you’ll find something new in every shop.
12.Some facts about Bangkok
• Affordable rates
All the facilities such as manicure, maid , driver are available at very cheap rates . So that you can enjoy each one of them without paying more. Cost of labour takes a great part of your budget ,if somehow you can save that amount then you can use that money on some different things like shopping you can buy more gifts for your friends and family or you can visit some more places and trying some new restaurants.
• Ancient Gym
Gym around Lumpini Park is most famous park greatly for many activities- walking ,cycling and free gym .You’ll get all the gym equipment with free access , this place will spot routine your gym routine free of cost.
• Tallest Airport Tower
Don Mueang International Airport is 132.2 meter long and is the tallest aircraft control tower in world .It is the oldest commercial international airport and one of the oldest operating system of Asia.
• Land of Red Bull
You all had tasted the drink red bull ,it is world famous and is liked by millions of people. It is created by Chaleo Yoovidhya in bangkok. He discovered this drink in 1976.
13. Best Hotels at low cost
1.Silom City Hotel
This hotel is famous business hotel ,located at the center of bangkok .It is near to market , railway , airport and LUMPINI Park.
It provides free parking , free wifi ,breakfast included and many more facilities.
This hotel is 8-storey well designed hotel and is located in the business center , fashion ,banking and is at 1 km distance to street shopping and to tourists attraction places.
This hotel is smoke free ,fully air conditioned, free parking ,wifi and many facilities at affordable rates.
It is a new hotel with a touch of Khaosan road style located on Khaosan road. It has convenient shopping, dining and the most attractive place of this hotel is the rooftop pool.The atmosphere is simple , sleek and calm so if you want to do some work then you can do it without intervention or if you want to spend some quality time with your family then this hotel is best place for you.
If your budget is low and you can’t spend much on hotels then this hotel will fit in your budget and you can enjoy all other facilities which other high price hotel may provide you . Here you’ll find free wifi, free Airport shuttle and many more.