Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is a city of contrasts with action at every turn. The speed and dynamics are words that might best describe this city because of its seven million inhabitants and nearly thirteen million tourists every year, you can definitely expect something like this description. There is so much that makes it amazing. Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world.
Where is Bangkok?
The city is in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand. Province of Bangkok borders with six other: Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom and all five makes a conurbation metropolitan area of Bangkok.
What to see in Bangkok?
Bangkok began as a small trading center some 200 years ago. Today, Bangkok is up to speed with modern times. Every inch of Bangkok has a different story to tell. It offers some spectacular palaces and places.
Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw, Built in 1782, and for 150 years the home of the Thai King and the Royal Court, the Grand Palace continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail. The Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew command respect from all who have walked in their sacred grounds.
Wat Arun, The Temple of Dawn, Apart from its beauty, Wat Arun symbolizes the birth of the Rattanakosin Period and the founding of the new capital after Ayutthaya fell. The impressive silhouette of Wat Arun’s towering spires is one of the most recognized in Southeast Asia. Constructed during the first half of the 19th century in the ancient Khmer style, the stupa showcasing ornate floral pattern decked out in glazed porcelain is stunning up close.
Chinatown is a colourful, exotic and pleasingly chaotic area.
Wat Pho harbours a fascinating collection of murals, inscriptions and sculptures that delve into various subjects, from warfare to astronomy to archaeology.
Jim Thompson’s House and Museum, itself a lovely complex of six Thai-style teakwood houses preserved to their original glory.
Kao San Road is a street devoted entirely to tourists. Almost every bar has a band that plays American hits and they mostly play and sing very well. The street is full of small restaurants and stalls with street food.
Asiatique Riverfront is a very orderly part of Bangkok with many exclusive restaurants, fast food chains from all over Asia, and shops with clothes and souvenirs.
Enjoy boating on the river Chao Praya which runs through the city. Along the coast of the river there are stations where you can rent a taxi boat f and cruise the town. Due to high temperature, our proposal is that on this ride you go early in the morning or evening even better when you can attend perhaps the most beautiful scene of the sunset that you have experienced. You can also sail on one of the many restaurants ships circling the river and enjoy the magnificent colors of the sky with pleasant music and traditional food.
Buy interesting things in the market Chatuchak. This market is one of the most famous and largest in the world. It opens every weekend from early in the morning. It is located next to Chatuchak Park.
If you like nature
Visit Lumphini Park, the largest park in Bangkok. He will provide you with some essential moments of exclusion from urban chaos. It is recommended that you visit a little before 18h when playing the national anthem and all walkers stop to the honor. During this period, large groups of people visiting the park Lumphini to doing yoga, practiced the dance, tai chi, used devices for outdoor recreation or work fitness. It is interesting how many citizens of Bangkok lead a healthy life and chooses just this park to be recreated.
What to eat?
In Thailand no one can remain hungry. As soon as you land in Bangkok, the capital city, you get a whiff of spices. The street food here is among the best in the world and Thailands truly adore and mass consume. Not only are the stands, on average every two meters, but also on wheels, mobile and inevitable. Thailand kitchen is very diverse, and the most popular national dish is pad thai – noodles with bamboo, vegetables, pieces of meat or seafood. Street stalls or hawker stalls have some of the best chefs in the world. The craft is inherited from generation to generation, and a dinner on average for literally is ready in two minutes.
Do you like shopping?
Who likes to shop necessarily has to go to Chatuchak Market (or Jay-Jay). Bangkok is a mecca for shopping, major actions are to Kao San Road, while the nighttime buying the best is in the open air – in Azijatiku, where they are selling souvenirs, wardrobe, jewelry …
Night outs in Bangkok
This city lives for a good time and party. There is no day of the week when you will not find organized a party in a club full of people.
There are pubs and bars for heating and then be extended to clubs or discos. Khaosan Road is a city that is necessary for a good time. Some of the most famous pubs with cheap beer or a great atmosphere are located here, such as Buddy Beer, Gulliver, or & Brick Bar.
In the end, Bangkok is a strange mixture of traditional East and the modern West, the city of chaos, crazy rhythm, and heavy traffic. Chao Phraya river divides the city into two parts and the traffic on it is equally thick and fabulous, as well as on the streets. Bangkok is a city worth traveling and exploring. Meet a new dimension of tradition.