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When in Bangkok: Top Things to See and Do

When in Bangkok: Top Things to See and Do

As Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok boasts renowned temples and an exciting city life. It’s a legendary city that’s vibrant, happy, and full of daily festivities. If it’s your first time to travel in Bangkok, it won’t come as a surprise if you feel overwhelmed at some point, considering that there are just so much to do and see in the city. Don’t be. When you get the hang of it all, you’ll discover that it’s actually more amusing to see all the activities of the people on a daily basis. If you don’t want to take the risk of venturing on your own, here are Bangkok’s top attractions which deserve to be on your bucket list.

Explore Palaces and Temples


The country of thailand is home to grand temples and palaces. With its amazing architecture and intricate ornaments, the Wat Arun Temple is a sight to behold at any hour of the day. However, this golden tower is most spectacular at dawn, probably the reason why it’s also referred to as the Temple of Dawn or Temple of the Rising Sun.

If you are into complex architecture, don’t miss out on the Grand Palace. As one of the top attractions in Bangkok, it used to be the home of Kings of Siams back in the late 1700s. It’s still used as a venue for state functions and ceremonies to date. The Grand Palace showcases the culture of Thailand with its amazing artistry and decoration within the complex. Other temples that you should also find time to visit include Wat Saket, Wat Kalayanamit, and Wat Traimit.

Shop Around at Chatuchak Market


With over 15,000 vendors around, the Chatuchak Market is a place when you can shop and eat at the same time. From cheap clothing to cost-effective gadget and even animals, the market is busting of loud chatters and animated movements from the haggling encounters between the buyer and the seller. You’ll most likely end up with numerous bags of various items even if you weren’t planning to buy at the outset. One of the best ways to experience Bangkok is to try out their exotic assortment of delicious and cheap street food.

Marvel at the Hustle on Khao San Road


The Khao San Road is pretty popular among the backpacker tourists of Bangkok. This particular place is a must-see and do if you want to experience Bangkok in just one night. As one of the busiest streets around, you’ll find cheap stores, food stalls, and bars all lined up. The hostels are also the top accommodation destination of backpackers due to its cheap nature.

Boat Riding Along Chao Phraya River


If you want a more laid back feel of Bangkok, you can try sailing down the Chao Phraya River. There are ferries that go from various hotels and landmarks so you can just take your pick. You can also rent out longboats. Ask your guide and driver to take you along the canals which are among the best things you can experience in the city. You can also opt to end your cruise with a dinner while you marvel at the beautiful sunset and the temples along the way.

With its grand temples, cheap accommodation, and amazing street food, Bangkok is one city that deserves to be on your bucket list.

This is a contribution from one of our contributing writers.

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