Must See things While in Bangkok – A Wondrous City of Culture to Delve Into

With its metropolitan façade and the rich culture that surrounds it, Bangkok is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world. What better way to enjoy your travels to Bangkok than to visit monumental sights that display the way of the people!

The Temple of Dawn

The Temple of Dawn knows as Wat Arun in Thai is named after the Indian God of Dawn, Aruna. The temple that stands by the riverside of Chao Phraya river is truly a magnificent sight with its rare architecture shrouded with colourful paintings of unique designs. The splendour of Wat Arun can truly be seen at sunset with its iconic structure contouring the skyline.

Grand Palace

Glistening in the light with pillars of gold and tall pinnacles, the Grand Palace in Bangkok is a monument that just can’t escape the eye! The palace built back in 1782 was once home to King Siam. The structure occupies about 218, 400 sqm of Ratanoskin Island and was also seen as the administrative centre of the city. If you are a traveller staying at a hotel in Asoke, let’s say it is AVANI Atrium Bangkok, this place of wonder is a quick ride away.

Wat Phra Kaew

In other words, called the temple of the Emerald Buddha is said to be one of the most sacred places in Thailand. Looking into history, a sage named Nagasena foretold that the Emerald Buddha would bring in glory and prosperity to any country in which it dwells. Since then the Thai people have cherished and respected this monument as the protector of the country.

Lumpini Park

A park is a popular place not only for the lovers who hang out by the lake but also for the elders practising tai chi and for the fitness fanatics taking their morning walk/jog. The park is filled with lush green vegetation that soothes both the eye and the mind. Not to mention the wildlife that can be observed in and about the premised. If you are lucky enough you might just see a lazy lizard stopping by to say hello!

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Budget-Friendly Itinerary in Bangkok – Explore the City while Going Easy on the Spending

Bangkok being the capital of Thailand is not just the urban city it appears to be. In fact, there are hidden historical sites and loads to do in this great city of Bangkok. Here’s how to spend your time in the city without putting much pressure on your wallet.

Flights and lodging

Getting to Bangkok is quite easy especially when there are plenty of flight and hotel packages that are available for most of the year. It is much easier and less expensive to go through travel agencies when it comes to going easy on the money. Good accommodation is available, for example, AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel which is a hotel in Riverside Bangkok and many more affordable joints.

Transport options

Sure, taking a ride in the local tuk-tuk is definitely an experience worth having, however, for tourists to frequently use this mode of transport in Bangkok too often would end up in a waste since the meters are not switched on for foreigners. Instead, it is advisable to use apps like Uber and Grab for safe travelling at a fair price. The MRT subway system is the cheapest option and easy to navigate as well.

Street food

This is certainly an experience you cannot forego when in Bangkok! Walking down the street in the evening, one will be engulfed in the aroma of mouth-watering food form the small street food boutiques that line the roads on either side. Food in these places are pretty cheap and you are sure to get a tasty meal that will fill you up good!

Places to see

There are many amazing landmarks that you simply cannot miss out on! Make sure to visit Wat Pho which is the magnificent temple that is home to the colossal statue of the reclining Buddha! Also, don’t forget the Wat Arun temple as well. Visit the Chatuchak weekend market and find many items that you might want to take home as souvenirs.

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Terminal 21 in Sukhumvit

Bangkok has yet another shopping mall for the shopaholics out there, and this one is pretty new in comparison to the others too!

Terminal 21 Shopping Mall| Img by: Terrazzo via FlickrCC BY-ND 2.0

About

The Terminal 21 mall is said to be different from its predecessors as it gives importance to privately owned stores and not the usual international chain brand stores like the other malls.

Going in

You’d be able to find everything from a dishwasher soap bar to a high-end handbag worth hundred thousand dollars within this building. Unique stores line up along most of its floors while the first floor is filled with the brands that we expect and mall to have.

Location

Located in Sukhumvit, this mall is within close proximity to hotels and service apartments in Bangkok the likes of Adelphi Forty- Nine.

When to go

Avoid the weekends if you hate crowds. The mall opens at 10am every day of the week, and stays open until 10pm unless you are watching a night show at the cinema and the movie runs until after. You can expect to use most of the major credit and debit cards within the malls, but when it comes to the privately owned stores, it is better to ask ahead, especially if it’s a restaurant.

 

 

 

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