Bangkok First Time!

Welcome to Thailand’s capital… “Bangkok”!!!

Whatever the reason, if you intend to visit Bangkok for a few days or a few weeks, some great travel ideas and tips on where to go and what to see are listed here just for you…

First stop in Bangkok? Let’s visit the Palace! Why not? This is one of the top places to visit in Bangkok. And within walking distance to “Wat Pho” and “Wat Arun” (Wat Arun would require a short ferry ride across the river)…

The Grand palace was built in 1782 the same time the city of Bangkok was built. There is a royal temple inside the palace which houses the statue of the Emerald Buddha. The most important Buddha image in Thailand! Read more After visiting the palace, you can walk to the “Ta Tien” peir.
Wat Arun is directly across the river, and you will be taking the ferry across at a cost of about 4 baht!Wat Arun is much more famous for its stunning views at sunset. Check out your 10 Baht coin, you will see this temple!Read more
Cross back to the same pier for Wat Pho or Wat Po, the home to the reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is where you can try the original Thai Massage as well.President Obama visited this temple two years ago! Read more

For these three stops, you can start at the one you want…just remember that you need to cross the river and back for Wat Arun!

But if you can finish them all before 1pm, then try the Longtail Boat and Canal Tour. See why Bangkok used to be called “The Venice of the East” and explore its canals and the communities that still live on them.

Shopping in Bangkok?
The non-Bangkok Thais like to visit Bangkok because they want to shop in the Big Shopping Malls. The biggest and fancy shopping malls are in Bangkok, especialy along the BTS line and at Siam (BTS Stations). If you want to try to shop in the malls, you may try Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, MBK , Central Embassy or Emporium!
BUT if you are in Bangkok during the weekend, don’t miss the weekend market called “Chatuchak Market” or JJ Market as its nicknamed.


Bangkok Attractions:

MUST SEE “The Grand Palace and The Emerald Buddha Temple” when it’s your first time in Bangkok! Welcome to the Grand Palace!!! Why not? A real palace opens for you to visit… Read more

MUST TRY!!! The Thai Traditonal massage and The most beautiful Reclinning Buddha temple – Wat Pho, next to the Palace…Read more

MUST GO!!! Asiatique Riverfront, great to hang out with a great view of the river in the evening…Read more

MUST GO “Khao San road” – It’s hard to believe this road is in Bangkok!!! Lots of tourists ever over here and only a few Thais. The well-known backpacker street has grown to be one of the largest travel metropolises in Bangkok…Read more

A MUST TRY – The Wild Night Market at Patpong, the best known for the open air night market in Bangkok. Just skip the PINGPONG SHOW, come to dance and drink!…Read more

MUST SEE “Wat Arun”…the most beautiful temple at dawn.– see where were enshrined the Emerald Buddha before move it across the river to the Palace…Read More

MUST TRY!!! Bangkok Canal tours have become popular, it’s nice to sightsee around the river and canal as well as a chance to experiene a long tail boat ride…kind of fun!…Read more

“A MUST GO place on a WEEKEND” JJ Market or Chatuchak Market!!! Take BTS to Mo Chit or MRT to Chatuchak station and you will find the famous Chatuchak Weekend market. Operating only on weekends from morning till late, Chatuchak is a must go place while in Bangkok. It’s the world largest shopping center!!!…Read more

Incredible Cultural show at Siam Niramit…Even if you think a “cultural” show isn’t for you, this is on my MUST SEE list at least once! The mega stage show offers a brief history of Thailand’s different regions followed by Thai festivals…Read more

Or try the Floating Markets in Bangkok?
There are several floating markets within driving distance of Bangkok. Two of the better known markets are “Khlong Lad Mayom” and “Kwan Riam”. These markets are only open on weekends.

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I'm Jam, the blogger, and illustrator of this website. I live in Bangkok, Thailand and Louisiana, USA when I'm not travelling.

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