Top things to do in Bangkok

Top things to do in Bangkok

Top things to do in Bangkok

Known as the City of Angels by most of the visitors and locals alike, Bangkok is an easy city to live in since the cost of living is very cheap and the city has a lot to offer for everyone here. The historic lush of Bangkok with all the temples and historic architectures lives alongside the industrial rush and its vibrating nightlife. Bangkok is a city for adventurers and party animals, but also a place for relaxation and peace for people who find it amongst the temples and natural beauty of the city. The locals are very friendly and eager to help anyone who might need it. This makes your experience of living in Bangkok all the more worthwhile. The city is booming with business and finance, and still has its roots deep in the trade sector. Bangkok is the international hub for health care, transport and is emerging as a cultural centre for art, entertainment and obviously, fashion. The city is, also, well known worldwide for the very infamous red light districts. Bangkok boasts all its attractions with pride and vibrancy, and calls for a must see while you are in Bangkok.

The Grand Palace:

Constructed in 1782, The Grand Palace is a beautiful complex which was earlier the residence of the Royal King, now housing a museum and is been made open to the public. A visit to this significant palace is a must while you are in Bangkok. This Palace is known for the well-known 'Wat Phra Kaew' also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Although the Palace was not a residing place for the Thai King at the dawn of the 20th century, this beautiful palace has been used for other ceremonial happenings.

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn):

Wat Arun also known as the "Temple of Dawn", is one of the oldest and most famous temples in Thailand. Regarded as a beacon of beautiful architecture, the Temple of Dawn is known for the massive prang which houses images of the guardian gods and is known to be one of the most famous landmarks in the city. Standing on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River right opposite the grand palace on the other side of the river, Wat Arun is one of Thailand's most admired temples.

Dream World:

Dream World is an adventurous theme park which is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Situated to the north of Bangkok, the theme park is full of thrilling roller coasters and other adventurous rides for the elder ones whereas the kids can wear out playing at the Adventure and Fantasy Land. All in all, Dream World is the perfect place to experience fun and tremor in one place and have the experience of your life-time.

Safari World:

Away from the bustling city of Bangkok, lies an adventurous place in Wararak Village known as the Safari World. Consisting of a safari park and a marine park, Safari World is a paradise for all wildlife aficionados with a number of shows presented daily of which 'The White Tiger Show' is a must-watch. Housing a variety of species of animals, birds and a couple of buffet restaurants, the park is a perfect getaway for a day full of adventure with your family.

Wat Pho:

Located at a stone throw distance from the famous Grand Palace, Wat Pho is one of the largest temple complexes in Bangkok. Renowned for the enormous reclining statue of the Buddha that stands 46m tall, the complex is also known to house an extensive collection of Buddha images in the country and was also one of the first medians for public education. Extended over an area of 8 hectares, this complex is also home to a massage centre that provides authentic Thai massages and helps you rejuvenate your entire body after a tiring day traversing the city.

Amphawa Floating Market:

Amphawa Floating Market is one of the largest floating markets in the world. Situated bordering a canal, this floating market is a genuine crowd-puller and is especially known for the seafood that is being served here in the evening. Although food is the prime attraction of this floating market, the market is also known to sell Amphawa souvenirs like clothes, sweets, snacks and ice-cream. Amphawa Floating Market is the second largest floating market after Damnoen Saduak.

Lumpini Park:

Expanded over an area of half a million square meters, Lumpini Park is a perfect getaway from the bustling city of Bangkok. Located at a half hour drive from the city centre, this park is the best place to rejuvenate your mind and body as the park is a haven of peace, shade and clean air. Home to various rare species of flora and fauna, the park has transformed into a centre for several recreational activities. Also called as the 'Green Lung' of Bangkok, the park is ideal for an early morning jog or an evening stroll with your loved ones.

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre:

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is a hub of the city's art and culture forms. Housing art works of artists from around the world, the art centre will leave you surprised with its unique architecture. The cultural centre also houses a cafe, bookshop and a library which displays books and magazines contemporary art. It also has a kids corner to encourage kids for reading books and art magazines.

SeaLife Ocean World:

This is one of the largest sea Aquarium in south east Asia. Here, you watch up nearly all the wonders under the sea and explore its life with a range of fun activities.

CentralWorld:

Located in the heart of the city, Central World is one of the biggest shopping complexes in the world. This huge mall is a one-stop destination for all the shopaholics and you just can't get enough of this mall. Housing a number of stores, this mall features of all the luxury brands and restaurants of various cuisines. The mall also offers special privileges for tourists by providing a special card called the "The 1 Card" which can be used by tourists to avail discounts or generate E-cash coupons in Bangkok.

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