The Best Travel Destinations in Bangkok

Posted on 16 March 2018 (0)

Bangkok is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, was initially a small trading center and port community. This capital city of Thailand has everything. This fascinating city has many ancient sites, modern shopping malls and much more. From here you can hop to many other destinations. It’s noisy, crowded, never goes to sleep, traffic jam of the planet. Let’s take look at the top visiting sites of the city.

  1. Grand Palace

This is the main historical tourist attraction of city. The royal compound is spectacular in structure. Grand Palace was built in 1782. It was a residence for royal generations, and till now it is home to heads of state and many ceremonies take place there. It is a secret place, so dress should be proper to visit. Almost half day would be required to explore the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. Without the guidance of a local guide, someone probably miss the important features.

  1. Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn)

The local name of Wat Arun is Wat Chaeng. It is situated on the west bank of Chao Phraya River. This stunning temple is worth seeing just because of its riverside location and different structure among all other temples. Visit at night gives fascinating vibes. It is considered as the most beautiful temple in Thailand by many. From the top of the Prang before sunset, sightseeing views can be seen.

  1. Khao San Road

Khao San road near to Chao Phraya River is the scene of the collision of people from East and West. In former times the street was a major rice market as its name translates as “milled rice”. Travelers from every corner of the world visit this place to listen to music, to taste the food and for shopping from eclectic market stalls. This long entertainment street offers accommodation, 3-start hotels, internet cafes, bars, food point, shopping stalls, travel agencies and much more.

  1. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

To experience a market in Bangkok, you can visit Damnoen Saduak, a famous floating market. The market is located in Ratchaburi. Once Bangkok used to call “Venice of the East” for its floating markets. This floating market is a tourist trap, and you can buy fresh foods from here. A visit at early morning would be best to void the heat and to get the real sense of the place, try to avoid the tourist shops.

  1. Jim Thompson’s House

Jim Thompson was an American entrepreneur who settled in Thailand. He was a serviceman and also a famous name in the Thai silk industry. His historic house has become a museum, attracting many tourists. The house shows the life of Thompson, the history of the city and gives insight into the Thai silk industry. Local guides are available to give a guided tour in different languages.

  1. Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park is the best place to enjoy the nature avoiding the traffic in Bangkok. It is located between Ratchadamri and Witthayu.There are several lawns, a lake. If you want to spend an afternoon close to nature, you should visit Lumpini Park. The entrance is free of cost.