With eight million people living in the City you will find Bangkok buzzing around the clock. From temples to ferries, markets, to dazzling nightlife, Bangkok has something for everyone. The city is fascinating, exciting, and one of the most incredible cities to visit.
Let’s take a look at the best things to do in Bangkok:
1. Visit Wat Pho to see the Reclining Buddha
A reclining statue of Buddha that is entirely covered in gold measures forty-six meters with a height of fifteen meters exists in Wat Pho.
The temple also has 108 bowls inside it and its symbolic significance lies in the fact that Lord Buddha had to complete 108 good deeds before attaining perfection. During a tour inside the temple, you can buy coins to fill in the bowl.
2. Visit the Grand Palace
The palace was earlier meant for the king and the peerless spot from where he ruled his kingdom, and now it is being used by the government to carry out its national duties. With an area of over 214,000sq ft, the architecture is majestic and is not to be missed.
3. Shopping at Chatuchak Market
Considered as one of the most attractive spots in Thailand, the Chatuchak Market is a delight for both the tourists and locals. Taking up a space of over 27 acres, the arena is filled with around 8000-8500 stalls selling anything and everything you can think of.
The market is only accessible to the visitors on Saturdays and Sundays and witnesses thousands of customers looking for attractive goods and souvenirs at attractive prices.
4. Boat trip along the Chao Phraya River
The life and soul of Bangkok, Thailand, the Chao Phraya River is the reason Bangkok is often referred to as the “Venice of the East”.
While taking a boat trip along the river you will be able to encounter the essence of Bangkok, its everyday life, people’s occupations, and breathtaking scenery.
The ferries allow its riders to get off at any point and take a little detour for better understanding of the place.
5. Shopping Spree at Siam Paragon
If you have explored the local shopping arena at Chatuchak market and now want to get your hands on the designer and luxury stuff, then Siam Paragon is the perfect place for you to visit.
It is home to over 250 high-end shops, multiplex, restaurants and in fact, has South-East Asia’s biggest aquarium. Moreover, the even has car showrooms inside it that sell brands like Mercedes, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and more fancy brands
6. Dine-in at Chinatown
The world-famous food market that sells the best Chinese and Tibetan delicacies, Chinatown, must be visited during your trip to Thailand.
A full-length street, only occupied by food stalls and supreme restaurants, having at least one meal here is essential if you are willing to absorb the true flavors of their country.
7. Visit Wat Arun
Thailand as a country is majorly known for its practice of Buddhism and the Buddhist temples. This temple is located on the banks of Bangkok’s most popular river, the Chao Phraya River.
The temple has a height of 79 meters, and the tower has been constructed of colored porcelain along with ceramic tiles, armoring it with the best play of colors when the light is right.
8. Visit ASIATIQUE The Riverfront
As the name suggests, the Asiatique market faces the Chao Phraya River and is the soul of Thailand’s night-life.
Shops that sell a wide variety ranging from gadgets, food, and clothes. You can find everything under one roof. Another feature of this market is that you will find different shops for your budget. Giving you a choice between global and local brands.
9. Visit Khao San Road
A road of only 1km length, Khao San Road has been rightly called “the center of the backpacking universe”.
This place is a must-visit because it is a packet with different kinds of shops and hotels along its sides.
You can literally spend a whole day in this single venue, yet remain occupied with the diversity that it offers.
Cycle along the Green Lung
The green area covered in woods and forests is Bangkrachao, commonly known by the name of the Green Lung. The place will remind you of the countryside and till date remains free from any adulteration from the city life.
Taking a cycle ride amidst the greenery will not only rejuvenate your senses but also present you the other side of Bangkok. The one which is closer to nature.