Bangkok Travel: Best Things to Do and What to See

Written by Anurag Agarwal |

The city of Bangkok, located in South East Asia and the capital of Thailand, is a massive city which is famous all over the world for its ornate shrines, friendly inhabitants, and vibrant street life. Bangkok is also synonymously known as the "City of Angels" for its posh lifestyle, as well as, its amazing natural beauty.

This cosmopolitan city of Bangkok never sleeps as it is one of the most lively travel destinations. Travelers often go absolutely wild in Bangkok once they see the city and savor it. Nameless euphoria lies in almost every building and every famous landmark. You will be enthralled by its sky-high buildings, the Buddhist temples, the glitzy shopping malls, the intimidating natural beauty and most importantly it scrumptious cuisine which the people proudly offer. 

Land of Smile and Friendly People

The Thai people are friendly and always welcome the visitors with a smile and a kind heart. In Thailand, you will and learn about Thai culture and discover previously unseen adventures as you step into the Land of Smile.

What to See In Bangkok

The Grand Palace: This is a very famous landmark and your visit to Bangkok will not be complete without going here. Built in 1782, it was the home of the Kings and the Royal court. However, the Thai Kings stopped living in the palace in the 1990’s but all ceremonies are still performed here. It also has been the seat of administrative government for 150 years. Its beautiful architecture and its intricate details continue to draw tourists who admire it. It still serves as a spiritual center of Thailand since within the complex lies the Temple of the Emerald Buddha which houses the revered Emerald Buddha.

Bangkok’s floating market: In Bangkok, there are many floating markets; the Damnoen Saduak, Bang Khu Wiang, Taling Chan and the Tha Kha floating market. These markets cater more to tourists than locals; the boats are still piled up high with fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, and food that are cooked on the boat.

The city is also known as the "Venice of the East". Despite the fact that the canals have been filled to make way for roads and prevent the spread of cholera, you will still find that some of these canals or khlongs are no longer used as avenues for trade. You can still take a ride on these boats for a few bahts, to see old wooden houses that have been laden with old bridges and colorful flowers. When you undertake these rides, you will get a glimpse of how people used to live. While on the boat be careful of the spray of rancid water as boats speed forward.

Nightlife Of Bangkok

The nightlife in Bangkok is happening and reflects the tastes of its ever more cosmopolitan expatriates, visitors, and well-to-do locals. The city of Bangkok comes alive at night as its intimate music venues, wine bars, trendy nightclubs, and cocktail lounges give the ubiquitous go-go bars a run for their money – and for their customers. As a night owl, you can enjoy yourselves to the maximum.

Festivals and Events of Bangkok

Bangkok Motor Show: It is an important event and festival here which lasts for a week. Here, you can witness the hottest automobiles, automotive accessories, motorcycles as well as knick-knacks drawn from world famous automotive brands.

World Gourmet Food Festival: Here many award-winning chef’s conglomerates and dish out their scrumptious foodies to Bangkok through flights to Bangkok to join in the great food party.

Flower Show: This show is hosted by hosted by Swissôtel Nai Lert Park and flaunts a big collection of scented and fresh colored floral plants that invites many locals and international floral designers and tourists. It is amongst the most favorite and awaited festivals for young and old generations. It is held for three days and during this time every one pours scented water over each other, like the water war. For the sake of esteem, the children empty water on the hands of their parents and elders. Interestingly, it's a religious festival. It is however celebrated fully with joy by everyone.

What To Do In Bangkok

Massages: In Bangkok, it does provide an experience of a lifetime when you take its famous Muay Thai and massages.

Bowling: Here, you can also enjoy ice-skating and bowling alleys. However, the most popular activities in Bangkok are its Tango classes and even surfing!

The Puppet Show: It is held at the Artist's House and is a tradition that is slowly dying out. In Bangkok, only a few places are left from where you can still enjoy watching the team maneuvering the delicate puppets.

Shopping: To visit a free shopping mall our destination is the Terminal 21. Every floor is themed around a city: San Francisco, London or Paris, and Tokyo. Here you can take many excellent photos either on the edge of the Italian fountain or next to the British policeman in front of the large waving cat. When you are here, ensure to check out its themed bathrooms!

Asiatique: Near the river, this is a night bazaar market which you can reach via a free shuttle from Mansion 7 and Saphan Taksin. It’s an eerie mall that has haunted house theme.

When To Visit Bangkok?

Bangkok is an ideal vacation spot the whole year-round destination. All of its seasons have their own unique charms. Bangkok is at its enchanting beast throughout the year. However, the ideal time to visit Bangkok is between November and March as it is at this time of the year that the footfall of tourists is at its best.

What To Shop For?

Looking to back home a souvenir for your near and dear ones then you can enjoy shopping t the wholesales shopping mall of the platinum fashion mall. Here you can purchase cheap clothes, women fashion, shoes, and accessories here at the low prices.

If you want to buy the local products then the Chatuchak Weekend Market will be the first place to select. This place will leave you surprised as it has many sorts of goods at this largest weekend market. Since it is always crowded with local shoppers as well as the foreign travelers every week, you should wear casual clothes for your comfort.

Below we have compiled a list of tips to help beat the heat:

  1. Bring deodorant (even when you think you don’t need it)
  2. Carry a small towel (take one from the hotel, just remember to return it)
  3. Carry an extra shirt
  4. Use baby powder and apply liberally
  5. Wear loose cotton fabric clothing

If you're planning a trip to Thailand, try to see as much as possible. If you do, your Thailand travel experience is one that you will cherish for a long, long time.

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Author: Anurag Agarwal
I was previously working as a back end executive in a recovery agency of repute. I worked there for 21 years. I then switched to content writing because of health reasons and have since never looked back. I have been writing articles on various niches since the last 6-7 years. These include Health, Medical, Beauty, Technical, Travel, Religion, Medicines, Hotels Of India, Different types of Products, Property, Web Content Writing, Blogs, Forums and Press Releases. I am more fond of writing travel articles  


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