We are officially moving to Bangkok in THREE WEEKS so what better way to celebrate than an awesome guest post from James on the best things to do in Bangkok!
Bangkok is a happening place where there are so many things to explore. Be it for a week or for one or two months, Bangkok will never leave you bored. This bustling city gives you those life worthy experiences you have always longed for! Be it the age-old temples, museums, and palaces or the magnificent malls and star hotels, Bangkok offers everything to everyone. Are you planning a trip to Thailand? In this blog, we have come up with the most amazing things to do in Bangkok.
The Grand Palace
The historic complex of The Grand Palace is beyond words to explain. Being one of the top places to visit in Bangkok, The Grand Palace was the home of Kings of Siam since the year 1782. King Rama X is the current resident of the Palace. It is used during functions and royal events that happen every now and then. Admire the architectural aspect of the Golden Palace and get to know about the culture of ancient Bangkok. There are so many artefacts and decors inside the Palace that talk about Thai artwork.
Dusit Palace was the primary residence of King Rama V between the years 1897 to 1901. The King used this Palace to escape the heat in The Grand Palace. Dusit Palace is absolutely different from The Grand Palace is many ways. You can observe the variation in its architecture and artefacts. A part of Dusit Palace is called the Vimanmek Mansion. The significance of this place is that is the world’s largest golden teakwood house. This is one of the must-visit places in Bangkok.
Wat Arun is a well- known temple in Bangkok. It is usually called the Temple of Dawn. No matter what time of the day you visit it will amaze you with its views. But as it is rightly called, it looks super- perfect during the dawn when the sun set down. Wat Arun is located opposite The Grand Palace. The architecture in Wat Arun is brilliant and the admirer inside you will jump out of joy! One to two hours is ideal to spend at Wat Arun.
Jim Thompson House
Jim Thompson, the owner of this house loved the architecture of Thailand that he build the whole house with a great Thai touch! You can find some amazing silk and artefacts in this house. The house that is now converted into a museum has so many interesting things that are both fun and informative. Get the view of the gardens outside the house and relax near the cute fish pond.
The largest public park in Bangkok is Lumpini Park. It is compared to Central Park in New York. Get away from the bustle of the streets and relax at Lumpini after a tiring touring day in Bangkok. The greenery and calmness of this park are unbeaten for any kind of traveller.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Shopping in Bangkok is one of the most favourite things for tourists. Yes, the endless streets selling clothes and artefacts is what Bangkok shopping is about. Some prefer the malls in Bangkok. However, there is something more interesting if you are in Bangkok during the weekend. Chatuchak market is a mammoth market that gives you a great weekend shopping experience. Never miss shopping in Chatuchak Market when you are in Bangkok.
Khao San Road
One of the most famous streets in Bangkok is Khao San Road. This is a paradise for every backpacker. An evening when you are not sure about what to do in Bangkok, head straight to Khao San Road. You will find cheap goods like CDs, artefacts, and clothes in the street shops. As the sun sets, the party begins here. You can also visit some of the cheapest massage centres in Bangkok in Khao San Road. Get the must-try Thai food items to munch as you walk down the streets. You can also choose to go clubbing for a fun night out at Khao San Road.
Sea Life Bangkok
Sea Life Bangkok which was earlier called Ocean World is South East Asia’s largest aquarium. If you are done with the outdoor activities in Bangkok, take some time to visit Sea Life. Kids will go crazy at this place. An underwater tunnel is the main attraction of this place. There are numerous species of fish, octopus, turtles, and seahorses. This is one of the top places to visit in Bangkok.
Bangkok National Museum
A huge call out for the history lovers visiting Bangkok! National Museum shows you what Thai history and art is all about. Apparently, it is also the largest museum in South East Asia. Right from the entrance to the various buildings there, everything talks about the history of Thailand. You need several hours to see the entire museum if you are looking into every detail. Numerous artefacts and paintings that tell the story of ancient Thailand are kept in the Bangkok National Museum.
Chao Phraya River
Last but not least, the Chao Phraya river is a popular destination in Bangkok. Take a ferry to go across the river and explore the serenity. You can also experience it through a river cruise. The best way to make full use of a river cruise is to get there once its dark. The whole city of Bangkok is lit up. Sip some drinks and enjoy the flavours of Thailand as you sail across the river!
Have you always wanted to go to Thailand but wondering how to start? Don’t panic! Divert Living can suggest you the best Bangkok itinerary. Not only that, we tell you what to pack to Thailand. To make it simple, we have also come up with a Thailand travel checklist that will help you out! What is stopping you from going to your dream island country? Book your tickets ASAP and pack your backpacks right away! Get ready for the lifetime travel experience in Thailand!
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