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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The Best Street Food Dishes in Bangkok – Streets and Stalls

Bangkok, Thailand has some of the best street food stalls in the country and is simply a must visit if you are a foodie.

The street food in Bangkok is just like its ambience, hot, exciting and sometimes overwhelming. Dining in Bangkok lets you see the luxurious food and no trip is complete if you haven’t seen the other side of it, the street foods. For example, if you are staying at the AVANI Atrium Bangkok, you’d get to sample the authentic food in the hotel restaurant itself, but when you step out, the same food tastes completely different at a street stall.

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Chinatown

The first thing that comes to anyone’s mind when you say street food, Chinatown is also known as Yaowarat among the locals. From grilled meat to the authentic Thai style sukiyaki, you can get everything under the sun here, literally.

Old Town

Also known as Banglamphu, this place is a hidden treasure of ancient Thai street food; the dishes you get here are unique and can be found nowhere else in Thailand. The vendors on this street have been in business for decades, with the stalls being passed down through generations and the vibe you get at this place is surreal.

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