Bangkok

Thailand - Bangkok - Wat Arun Temple of the Dawn

Bangkok – Thailand’s capital city offers a lot of tourist options, ranging from parks to zoos to historical museums and shopping malls.

Bangkok is chiefly famous for its splendid Buddhist sites, which are in plenty throughout the city. These popular sites include the Wat Benchamabophit, famous for the beautiful marble temple having more than 50 Buddha statues inside a covered gallery and the illustrious Festival of Visakha Bucha, Wat Traimit (golden Buddha), Wat Ratchanddarami, Wat Indravihara and Wat Kalyanmit.

There are many beautiful palaces, castles and chateaus in Bangkok the prominent ones being the Grand Palace, Vimarnmek palace, Suan Pakkard palace, Chitralada palace and the Chakri Palace. Then there is the Wang Na Palace or The National Museum which preserves the valuable and cultural heritage of the Thais. It also has its theatrical assemblage- Siam Niramit. Apart from that there are other museums as well like the Royal Barges and Railway Museum.

Thailand - Bangkok - Damnoensaduak Floating Market - iStock_000002498967XSmallBangkok also offers a range of products- costumes pottery, amulets, furniture, jewels and a whole lot more to enthusiast shoppers in various markets and shopping areas spread all over Bangkok. A few of the popular shopping destinations are Siam Square, Central World Plaza Nariphand, Bangrak, Chatuchak, Klong Toey, Nakhom Kasem Market, Patpong Road, Silom Road Market, Jatuchak weekend market and the Suan Lum night bazaar.   There are other places as well like the Silom, Sukhumvit Road, Sathorn, Chidlom-Ploenchit, Pratunam, Riverside and last but not the least Khao San Road especially for backpackers and budget travelers. Bangkok is one of the hottest cities in the world, has a tropical monsoon climate with hot and humid weather but the months of December and January, “cold season” which is the best time to visit. For more information regarding Bangkok or any other destinations join our community where you can meet travel partners, friends with whom you can share experiences and photos.

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