First Timer’s travel guide to Bangkok – take notes!

There’s a lot to discover, experience and appreciate in Bangkok. While this might be a little overwhelming, it is not at all. Want to know some of the highlights in Bangkok?

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1) Start by temple hopping
Rattanakosin, Bangkok’s old city and its historic centre is the ideal place to start your exploration. You’ll find many temples such as the Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). These are excellent choices to absorb the culture and heritage of the city.

2) Check out the markets
Many of the Bangkok city hotels are relatively close by to the markets, especially AVANI Atrium Bangkok, making them a must check out feature of the city. You can a plethora of food markets, floating markets, weekend markets and even night markets.

3) Live Kickboxing
A definite highlight and adrenaline packed thing to do in Bangkok would be to watch a live Kickboxing match. You can witness them at Lumpinee or Rajadamnern Stadiums, which feature a very intense atmosphere during the matches.

4) Tuk-Tuk night tour
Tuk-tuk night tours are an immensely popular activity among all visitors. They are the best way to explore the city, especially with it being an open vehicle in which you can take in all of the city’s lights, sights and smells.

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Bangkok on a Budget – The Very Epic Centre of Backpacking

Bangkok has always been considered to be most popular spot for backpacking in Asia. Read on to find out how you can experience all that the city has to offer, on a budget!

How to Get Around

Getting around in Bangkok is relatively easy with several options available. The BTS Skytrain/MRT is fast, reliable and cheap. The boat services which operate on the Chao Phraya River too are worth checking out along with meter taxis. However, the famous Tuk Tuks are just plain expensive! If you do wish to try it, do settle on a price before setting off.

Places to Eat

Ready to feast? Then check out Terminal 21, one of the largest food courts in the city or San Road which offers some of the most mouth-watering Thai dishes. If you are on a quest to taste the best Pad Thai in all of Bangkok, then head over to the legendary Thip Sami Pad Thai restaurant!

Places to stay

On a very strict budget? Then check out Khao San Road or Silom Road for the cheapest accommodation. While it does boast of a festive vibe, it can get overly crowded. Reasonably priced accommodation can be found in Bangkok city hotels including the likes of AVANI Atrium Bangkok as well.

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Bangkok would be during the Thai New Year which falls between the months of November to late April. However, do be prepared to share the bustling city with millions of other tourists.

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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.

Loha Prasat

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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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