Welcome to Bangkok the city of angels in the land of smiles. Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and is the most densely inhabited city in the nation.
The name in Thai language is Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep.
Why Visit BANGKOK?
Bangkok is among the world’s top tourist destinations. It is a known city having welcoming most visitors compared to any other town in the world.
Bangkok is well known for its exciting street life and cultural landmarks, not forgetting its infamous red-light districts. It is a worldwide hub for heath care and transport, and also it has materialized as a regional location for arts, entertainment and not forgetting fashion. From the iconic Grand Palace and emerald Buddha to the nightlife activities of Khaosan Raod, Soi Cow Boy and Patpong, you will surely want to visit Bangkok.
What to See In Bangkok
In a city with a vibrant nightlife, shopping malls, inspiring temples and lively markets having various tourist attractions to choose, here are the top 5 Bangkok Attractions you must see.
1. The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace, which is one of the most visited attractions in Bangkok, is located at Na Phra Lan Road, Old City. The Grand Palace also has several remarkable buildings such as Wat Phr a Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). You can visit anytime between 08:30 – 15: 30, charging 500baht for the entrance, one ticket including entry to Vimanmek Palace and Abhishek Dusit Throne Hall.
2. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
Wat Arun ‘Wat Chaeng’, is partly made up of imaginatively decorated spires and stands majestically over the water, located on the west bank of Caho Phraya River. Since it is opposite Wat Pho, you can enjoy boat riding from one side of the river to another for a small fee of only 3 baht.
The temple is open daily from 08:30 to 17:30 charging a fee of 100 Thai baht for the entrance.
But forthebest view of Wat Arun, go to one of the riverside restaurants on other side of the river opposite to the temple. Enjoy your dinner with a magnificent view of this iconic temple.
3. Floating Markets
Relax and enjoy the atmosphere on a guided boat ride on Damnoen Saduak market, with fresh and ready-to-drink coconut juice, local food cooked from floating kitchens, tropical fruit and vegetables without bargaining over prices
Horde with street-side restaurants, gold shops, and market stalls; it’s such an exciting experience you will not want to miss
5. Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha)
Wat Pho has a giant reclining Buddha that is 46 meters long and is covered in gold leaf making it to the top in the largest temples in the city. Wat Pho is one of the great spots for Massaging since it is considered to be the leading school of massage in Thailand. The temple is always open from 08:00 and 17:00. There is 100 baht entrance fee for foreigners. This Buddhist temple is located near Grand Palace. So plan to visit these two places on the same day.
Bangkok covers an area of 1,568.7 square kilometers at the Chao Phraya River delta across the Central region of Thailand. The city has a population of more than 8 million; nearly 12.7% of Thailand’s population.
Bangkok “The City of Angels”, has a vibrant nightlife scene, fabulous sights, and attractions that are in line with a unique heritage, funky markets and riverside full of surprises, modern Sky train (BTS), and underground train(MRT) systems has lessened traffic jam in the city. Or you can choose to adventure river taxi or long tail speedboat. Bangkok has so much to offer either it’s a business trip or leisure. Planning your next trip? Think about Bangkok.