Popularly known as the capital of Thailand and most populous city, Bangkok is an international hub for transport and health care. The city is the heart of Thailand which is also a centre for entertainment, fashion and arts. Bangkok is famous for its cultural landmarks as well as vibrant street life. No doubt, the city is one of the world’s top tourist destinations which is also named as “World’s Best City” for four years. Bangkok experiences mainly three seasons: hot, cool and rainy. Bangkok is much fascinating, incredible and exciting city to visit. Explore the city, its history, temples, art, culture, street food, natural perfection, unique communities and the best tourist attractions, there’s plenty to see around the city.
TEMPLE OF THE RECLINING BUDDHA (WAT PHO)
Temple of the Reclining Buddha is the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok, comprising of famous Reclining Buddha (more than 150 feet in length). The Buddhas feet alone are 16 feet (five meters) tall. Explore the whole Wat Pho compound including carved narrative panels, artwork and lots of Buddha images. The complex is also known as a hub of knowledge for traditional Thai medicine and Thai massage where travelers can even book a massage appointment.
Being the swiftest way to get around, BTS is popularly known to whisk where you want to be in no time at all. It covers major shopping malls, Chatuchak Weekend Market, all Sukhumvit Roads attractions, and even the riverside. Undoubtedly; BTS Skytrain is the most smooth, fast, cheap, cool and fast way to enjoy Bangkok. Book hotel near BTS Skytrain and use the BTS Rabbit card / BTS Smart Pass to access all stations.
TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA (WAT PHRA KAEW)
Considered as Thailand’s most valued temple, it is the known for the highly revered Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of jade. The temple of the Emerald Buddha is beautifully decorated and has a great sense of peace about it. The complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom nowadays. It features the magnificent Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century with the dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace.
THE GRAND PALACE
Built in 1782 and featuring several magnificent buildings, Bangkoks famous palace complex is a must-see sight that is dazzling, spectacular and undoubtedly the citys most famous landmark. Book hotels near the Grand Palace and enjoy its beautiful architecture and intricate detail with proud creativity and craftsmanship of Thai people. The site comprises the biggest attractions of Thailand like The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, The Central Court, and many more.
Popularized as the largest and oldest park in the city, Lumpini Park is the best way to escape Bangkok without actually leaving town. It is named after the Buddhas place of birth in Nepal. Book hotels near Lumpini Park Bangkok and enjoy shady paths with a large artificial lake and swept lawns. One of the best times to visit the park is before 7am. You can enjoy paddleboats, playgrounds and enormous monitor lizards as well.
Chatuchak Park is one of the oldest parks in Bangkok, consisting of public tennis courts and soccer fields with the Chatuchak Weekend Market which has become must-visit place for tourists. On a typical weekend, more than 200,000 visitors come here to sift through the goods on offer. Chatuchak Park has a diversity of facilities, like bicycle riding, walking along the meandering paths, lying down by the lake, exploring the outer reaches of the park and many more.
KING RAMA IX PARK
King Rama IX Park is the largest green space you will find inside the city proper, occupying several hundred acres of land up in northeastern Bangkok. With large lake, expansive gardens, beautiful pavilions as well as plenty of spots for exercise; King Rama IX Park also showcases the floating lotus gardens with an extensive array of different types of gardens.
Baan Silapin is over 200 years old which is well preserved family house constructed of wood. It is located along a canal on the Thonburi side of Bangkok which has been beautifully restored to hang out with a good book or just relax in this creative space. Baan Silapin always catches the eyes of tourists passing by on speeding boats. You will enjoy several human-sized statues painted in white, red or black sitting by the water.