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.
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
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
Or try the Floating Markets in Bangkok?