Bangkok is one of the most amazing cities on the globe. You will find a mix of the modern and ancient that makes it unique and spectacular. It offers everything, from air-conditioned super malls to ancient temples and homes. Enjoy this list of reason why you need to discover Thailand’s stunning capital; Bangkok.
Exploring The City
The best time to visit is between November and February. This way you avoid the monsoon season and the worst of the heat while escaping the winter if you live further north.
Things that you can’t miss in Bangkok
Wandering around the streets of this giant city is an adventure all on its own. Food, entertainment, shopping, historical sites, temples, clubs, casinos and great boat rides! Walk around the crowded streets, looking up at brightly lit skyscrapers and enjoy the sounds, the people, and, of course, the amazing street food.
Some of the best food you will ever try is on the street, and the best way to tell which is good is to eat where the locals eat. You can also move around using the modernized transit system, the Skytrain. There is always something new just around the corner.
Enjoy the fantastic nightlife of Bangkok. The city’s hippest and hottest restaurants, the more popular clubs and entertainment are in the Sukhumvit district. This long street has it all, from fine dining to karaoke, to music of all genres and a lively atmosphere.
You can get there in style using the Skytrain. There’s a scene for everyone and tons to do. Planning your route is easy and getting back to your hotel a breeze. Bangkok’s party and leisure scene are sophisticated, elegant and exotic.
You can’t miss the food, whatever you do. Bangkok has some of the spiciest, tastiest and most original cuisines you will ever try. Of course, if you aren’t into spicy, there are tons of options. Try the seafood and the noodles; you can’t go wrong!
There are hundred of places, for example, where you can have delicious pad tai or other local dishes, while around the corner you can have food from all over the globe. The street food is delicious: You can’t miss the boat noodles near the Victory Monument or the Floating Market!
When you are in Bangkok, you have lots to chose from. If you are looking for a spiritual and inspirational experience, you should visit Bangkok’s ancient sites and temples. You can see sprawling complexes and well-preserved temples that shine with history and tradition.
You will find this in Rattanakosin, districts by the Chao Praya River, in places like the Thai Royal Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and Wat Po. Make sure to be respectful at these sites: always remove your shoes when entering a temple. In Thailand, good appearance and manners go a long way!
The newer parts of Bangkok are incredibly modernized. Sleek, tall buildings and super malls with WiFi, air conditioning and all the comforts of modern life. You will want to spend a few dollars in shopping here, as prices are highly competitive and anything you might want is certainly being sold. It is an excellent opportunity to eat cheap (but still deliciously!) while getting away from the heat, the crows, and the bustle.
Bangkok, of course, does not lack museums, theaters, concerts and all sorts of cultural centers that reflect its crazy mix of exotic and ancient. The city’s modern aspect blends in perfectly with its ancient roots, so make sure to get out, explore and use your Baht!
So much amazing in Bangkok!
There is so much to see and do in Bangkok! Make sure you take a boat ride through its many waterways, see its ancient homes and temples, eat on the street and go shopping in one of the many mega-malls! Keep a transit map with you; the transportation system is fast, impressive and thorough. Don’t be shy about the language barrier either: while many don’t speak English, most are jubilant to welcome visitors to their amazing city!