10 Things To Do In Bangkok
First time travel to Bangkok? Here is top 10 things to do in Bangkok.
1. Having a walk in Chinatown
During Chinese New Year, how avoiding visiting Chinatown ? Enjoy Chinese traditions by walking into the little alleys of the area, eat Chinese specialties, and share moments of hapiness with people around you!
2. Visiting Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
There’s no combination of the corporeal and ethereal like a stroll through this otherworldly temple compound, where the relaxed smile on the famous Reclining Buddha serves as the cue to head for the school of traditional massage, right on the grounds. There’s often a wait, and there’s no privacy as aching tourist bodies lie side by side. But the prices are low and the standards divine.
3. Being amazed by The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo
“Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram”, as the Wat Phra Kaeo is called with its real name, is the temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is now situated in the ancient Grand Palace. Since the King is greatly admired in Thailand, actually every Thai visits here at least once in his life. I would even claim that the Grand Palace with the Wat Phra Kaeo is THE most important attraction of Bangkok.
4. Having a peaceful ride on Bangkok Khlongs and Canals
Not only on the Chao Phraya you can make a great boat tour, but also on the small canals (in Thai called Klong). Good to combine with visiting the Taling Chan Market, because you can do great tours alone or in a group from there. It is very much worth it to go through the canals and to observe life.
5. Navigating Chatuchak Weekend Market
Do you need anything? The Chatuchak weekend market is one of the largest markets in the world! There are over 10,000 stalls from clothes to souvenirs to delicious Thai cuisine; the market offers everything. Since it is so huge, it usually takes almost a whole day for the visit, so no need to hurry!
6. Watching Wat Arun shining
7. Walking on Khao San Road
The Khao San Road is a bunch of affordable accommodations, bars, clubs, food stalls, small shops and much more. Over here you can try fried scorpions or various other bugs for the bravest. Every visitor of Bangkok should have explored this crazy street. Definitely worth a visit!
8. Discovering Bangkok Floating Markets Color
Here, you will find many common food stalls, souvenirs etc. and a floating platform with boats around it. You can buy the food from these boats and then sit comfortably cross-legged on the small tables and eat the just purchased treats. Live like a local and have an amazing experience!
9. Discovering Jim Thompson House
Willing to see true Thai Architecture? Then the Jim Thompson house is for you! Jim Thompson was a WWII American Veteran who fell in love with Thailand and after the war decided to stay and live in Thailand. He purchased six original Thai houses and had them dismantled and reassembled on the canal.