The city of Bangkok has so much to offer along the lines of history, culture, traditions and architectural beauty. Your time in the city will be exciting and full of adventure as you visit temples, food vendors and shopping markets.
Many people love visiting Bangkok because it can be relaxing even if you are continuously exploring the city and the sites. Kids love visiting Bangkok too!
You will find that travel into Bangkok is simple and the city train makes it quite easy to get around the city if you get tired of walking.
There are multiple reasons to visit Bangkok, but you will find that these next five are the most important.
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is located on over 54 acres and was once the private home of the Thai monarch.
The Grand Palace was built in 1782 and is now Bangkok’s most visited attraction, due to the gold plated walls, Buddhist sculptures and elaborate paintings.
The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is also known as Wat Phra Kaew and is the most popular temple at the palace. Along one of the inside walls, you will find a mural of the Ramayana, which is the longest wall painting in the world.
Thai Street Food
Bangkok is well known for its street food and you will not be disappointed with the variety, flavors or taste.
Thai food incorporates five different flavors in every dish and they include spicy, salty, sweet, sour and bitter. Some of the best street food dishes are Thai rice noodles, papaya salad, skewers of marinated and grilled meat and multiple Thai desserts.
There are a plenty of shopping markets for you to visit in Bangkok.
You can choose from open air markets, high end shopping plazas or their authentic floating markets.
If you visit one of the floating markets, you will see the merchants rowing their small wooden boats along the water. These boats will be filled with all of the items that they are selling.
Bangkok is the perfect place for you to hang out and enjoy the evening, long after the sun has set.
You can visit a bar in the city, a restaurant by the river or enjoy a river cruise complete with magnificent views.
Bang Krachao Gardens
The Bang Krachao Gardens is a great place for you to go for a little quiet. The gardens are quite different than the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Bangkok.
You can walk along the trails and see tropical trees and lakes, while viewing unique houses on stilts that were built along the Chao Phraya River’s shore.
Bangkok may be a well developed and busy city, but they have stayed true to their history, traditions and culture.
All of Bangkok’s historical sites are preserved, so that you can enjoy them for years to come.
Once you have visited Bangkok, you will want to return again, so that you can continue to explore this amazing city.
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