A Bangkok Travel Guide – Getting to Know the City of Angels

It may sound cliché, but Bangkok also referred to as the “City of Angels”, actually does offer something for everyone! Here’s a quick guide to this vibrant city to help prepare you for a trip to the Thai capital.

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Getting Around
Traffic can get chaotic so it’s better to plan transport ahead from your city hotel. Bangkok has several modes of transport be it the underground MRT, Skytrain (BTS), express boats or river taxis. Conventional taxis are also available as are ubiquitous tuk-tuks which offer a unique travel experience.

Cultural Attractions
The 18th century Grand Palace is one of the key cultural attractions here; within easy reach of city properties including those of Avani Hotels & Resorts, it is also home to the famed Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Other notable sites include the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) and the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

Shopping Fun
When it comes to malls, CentralWorld, Siam Paragon and MBK Centre are a few of the popular names amongst shopaholics. The city also has some colourful markets with the sprawling Chatuchak Weekend Market not only featuring a huge array of items but yummy street food too.

Thrilling Nightlife
Bangkok’s happening nightlife scene is centred around its many clubs and bars such as Beam, Levels Club & Lounge, Onyx and The Club at Koi. The backpacker-friendly Khao San Road offers a more laidback night on the town, while a Chao Praya River dinner cruise offers a whole new perspective of the city.

 

 

Things to Do in Bangkok With Kids – Fun and Entertainment for the Family

Bangkok is many things but what about a travel destination for your family holiday? Why not? Bangkok offers just as much for kids when it comes to having some fun. Here are a few things to do when in Bangkok with kids.

Thai cooking classes

Did your kids taste some amazing Thai cuisine and love it? Well, its time they learnt to make a few dishes themselves. There are many cooking classes they can take in most places in the city. This may also be a good way to introduce the local culture to your kids.

Siam Ocean World

This is the largest aquarium in the whole of Southeast Asia, and which kid doesn’t love a fishy adventure? Head over to the Siam Paragon Mall, below the food court and embark on an adventure where the little ones will discover a colourful underwater world of fish and coral.

Museum of Siam

Recently renovated, the museum is sheltered in a palace. Learn more about Thai history together with your kids as you check out the exhibits. This place of interest is just a few minutes’ drive away from Chao Phraya River hotels the likes of Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok.

Park time

Lumpini Park in Bangkok is perfect for a relaxed walk with your family and even a bit of boating! The kids will be thrilled to play at the big playground here. Don’t forget spotting the monitor lizards passing by.

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Top things to see in Bangkok Riverside – explore away!

Bangkok, a city of splendour and wonder with so much excitement to discover. Want to know about the very best things to do here when you’re on vacation? Read on.

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1) Grand Palace

Built during 1782, the Grand Palace has been the official residence of Royalty for over 150 years. Within the complex you can find the Wat Phra Kaew temple that features the Emerald Buddha, a stunning statue made utilizing a single stone.

2) Tha Tien Market

This location was a massive transport, trading and cultural centre during the late 18th century period. Today, however, it is much less busy. You’ll find dry fish stalls, seafood stalls, and various traditional shops which include cafes and restaurants as well. You’ll find many places for accommodation spread all throughout the city, such as AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel for example.

3) Flower Market

The flower market used to be a fish market during the period of King Rama I. However, once King Rama V came into power it began to focus solely on flowers. Pakklong Taladd today, is the largest wholesale flower market in all of Bangkok.

4) Yaowarat Road

Of all the things to see and things to do around Bangkok, this is the best location for you to taste various local street food in the night time.

 

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+