Of all the cities in the world, Bangkok has a unique charm like no other and there’s much hidden under the surface, with narrow canals that wind through the city; you will find a huge skyscraper next to an ancient Buddhist temple and when you turn the corner of a street, you never know what you will see. Thai street food is something to die for and you don’t have to walk far before coming across a fruit seller or a mobile BBQ and getting around is easy.- See in Bangkok
Here are some of the Bangkok attractions that you need to see while in this enchanting city.
- Jatuchak Weekend Market – You can find just about anything at this huge market, which is divided into two sections; indoor and outdoor. If it gets too hot, slip into the A/C and enjoy a local coffee. You can buy all your souvenirs at this market, which is at the far end of Jatuchak Park, and you’ll pay Thai prices and there are some great bargains.
- Grand Palace – Wat Phra Kaew is the most famous Buddhist temple in the country and a visit to Bangkok wouldn’t be complete without spending a few hours marvelling at the stunning architecture and murals that tell a story of traditional Thai life. Dress modestly and make sure you have lots of space on your digital camera and make for the Emerald Buddha, which is the feature.
- Bangkok by Night – The absolute best way to spend an evening in Bangkok is to dine on one of the luxury boats for a 3-hour cruise up and down the Chao Phraya River. You can book a table from your Test & Go hotel in Bangkok and take a taxi to the river at around 5pm; the boat would sail at 7pm and return at 10pm, taking you past illuminated temples that seem to shimmer in the reflection of the water. The food is buffet style and is out of this world, fusing Thai and European cuisine, plus you get to enjoy traditional Thai dancing and live music.
- Rama 9 Park – Situated at the northern end of Sukhumvit Road, in the district of Prawet, this sprawling combination of lawns and flower beds covers an area of 500 rai. Built in 1987 to celebrate Rama 9’s 60th birthday, the park features botanical gardens and there is a pavilion that houses the King’s art and a tribute to this very special monarch’s life. There is an annual flower event held every December, which is well worth visiting if you happen to be there at the right time. Here are a few money-saving tips to prepare for a foreign holiday.
- Khao San Road – Known as KSR to Bangkokians, this is a central hub for tourist backpackers, where there are many guest houses and hotels. Here you will find lively nightlife, if there are no covid restrictions. You can buy trinkets from the mobile vendors and enjoy exchanging travel experiences with other foreigners, while drinking an ice-cold beer.
Prior to planning your stay, check out the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s website, where you will find information about places to visit and things to do.