Best things to do in Bangkok – Vibrant, raw and pulsating!

Bangkok is a lively city, full of surprises, adventures, and experiences. Irrespective of your preferences you will find interesting things to see here, like those below.

The beauty of Wat Arun

The towers of Wat Arun create an impressive sight against the night sky. This ancient Khmer style shrine boasts ornate floral patterns and glazed tiles as part of its architecture. Those staying at a hotel in Asoke the likes of AVANI Atrium Bangkok, just 39 minutes from the temple, should plan an early morning visit to the site for a taste of one of Bangkok’s most magical sunrises; you will understand the true meaning of why the place is called the ‘Temple of the Dawn’.

Chinatown

The narrow streets in Chinatown are lined with ancient shop-houses and red lanterns floating in the air while the food kiosks are the main attraction. If you are lucky enough to visit Chinatown during the Chinese New Year, you’ll be able to witness a colourful festival with snapping firecrackers and dancing dragons.

Chao Phraya River

Sailing along the Chao Phraya River is not merely sightseeing and taking pictures, you will have plenty of things to do in this part of Bangkok. The Asiatique is one such place to be if you’re in the mood for touring the city at night. It features some of the most enjoyable street food outlets, beer gardens, and shopping precincts.

Nightlife

Bangkok’s nightlife isn’t all about night shopping and dining. You can listen to good music played by some of the most talented local musicians. If you are not interested in spending time at a bar or a club, have an enjoyable time doing night shopping.

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The best of Bangkok – Incredible monuments

The highlight of Thailand is none other than the grand city of Bangkok. The city has both its urban façade as well as historic marvels portraying the rich Thai culture! Here are some places that you simply must visit during your stay here.

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Wat Pho

Also referred to as ‘The Temple of the Reclining Buddha’, Wat Pho houses the magnificent golden statue of Lord Buddha which is one of the most iconic monuments one cannot miss! Furthermore, the temple is one of the oldest massage and traditional Thai medicine schools that exists even to date!

Wat Saket

Wat Saket is a man-made hill with approximately 318 steps that take you right up to the chedi clad in gold. The gardens are filled with shady trees that cool the area and also a few Buddha statues here and there. On your way to the peak you will come across age-old prayer bells, once you get there, the view of the city is wonderous. You will find that climbing all those steps were worth it after all!

The Metal Castle

Loha Prasat or The Metal Castle is a unique temple in Bangkok. This is said to be the only building of its kind in the entire world! The 37 steeples embody the 37 virtues that are necessary to reach enlightenment in Buddhism. If you are planning your stay in Bangkok city hotels, the likes of AVANI Atrium Bangkok for example, this site is just minutes away.

Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit is renowned for its solid gold Buddha statue that happens to be 10 feet tall and weighing 5.5 tons. Therefore, Wat Traimit is also called ‘The Temple of the Golden Buddha’. The statue was initially covered in plaster for centuries to avoid it being stolen, the true golden statue was discovered in the late 90s.

 

 

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A Guide when Visiting Bangkok for the First Time – The Truly Essential Hotspots

Thailand offers an astonishing range of sights and experiences and if you’re embarking on a visit to this nation for the first time, there are a few places that are absolutely crucial visits.

Ko Ratanakosin

This artificial island is definitely an ideal starting point for your adventure due to its central location. It is also considered as the birthplace of Bangkok and has a surreal range of heritage sites, royal residences and Buddhist palaces to explore.

The Legendary Riverside

The Chao Phraya River is quite honestly Bangkok at its liveliest, and some of the most wondrous attractions of the city are situated along its banks. Everything from Thailand’s finest restaurants to various Bangkok city hotels and the iconic Lumphini Park are all situated nearby.

Sukhumvit

This is truly Bangkok’s international zone where you can experience the mind-boggling diversity of the city. This area features Middle-Eastern nightlife locales, French restaurants, and Japanese zones. There are many hotels and resorts nearby, such as AVANI Atrium Bangkok, so if you find yourself near Sukhumvit, be sure to visit.

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Chatuchak Weekend Market

This is one of the most colossal markets in the world, and the ideal place to visit towards the end of your adventure. At this market you can get anything from vintage sneakers to traditional souvenirs, to baby squirrels. It’s best to visit this place early since it can get quite congested towards the afternoon.

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