World’s Greatest City Bangkok – An experience of epic proportions

Filled with many places to visit, numerous tales to learn the rich culture and history, Bangkok is the ‘heart and soul of the backpacker’s universe’. Do read to know more facts!

Bangkok Thailand | Img by: AdenArdenrich via pixabay

Street food

In almost every nook and cranny of the city, one can witness how masterful chefs sell flavourful Thai food. While savouring mouthwatering dishes, you’ll be able to interact and mingle with the locals. A good way to begin scouring the city for the very best of its delicacies will be to first visit Chinatown which is known as the birthplace of Thailand’s street food.

The Grand Palace

Bangkok showcases many culture-rich attractions that tell its own story to those who thirst for historical facts. Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace will be a great place to start your journey. Even though the palace was a former residence for King Rama V, now it’s used for hosting royal ceremonies.

Terminal 21

Would you like to buy bundles of things that you’ve always dreamt of having? From branded clothes to cheap accessories, Terminal 21 is sure to provide you with an ultimate shopping experience. Catering to both men and women, this is the ideal place to shop your favourite designer brands and what not. You’ll come across a plethora of accommodation close to this shopping mall like Chatrium Hotels & Residences which also offers attractive Bangkok hotel deals.

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.

 

The Vibrant Culture of Bangkok – The apple of Thailand’s eye

Buddha Thai Culture Bangkok Thailand Temple

Buddha Thai Culture Bangkok Thailand Temple 

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Bangkok is a brightly lit city that still holds onto its traditions and cultures no matter how fast its cityscape grows.

 

The city
Luxury hotels in Bangkok are scattered about the city, and the temples in Bangkok still amount to higher numbers. Wherever you are in Bangkok, be it near a city centre or a hotel like Chatrium Hotels & Residences, there will be a cultural heritage site within travelling distance.

 

Culture
Every street or square you go to in Bangkok, the culture is evident in the many Buddhist temples you see. If there isn’t a temple, there would still be art that represents the history and roots of Bangkok.

 

Festivals
The festivals in Thailand happen throughout the year, and of them all, the annual religious festivals are the most popular, with people from all over the country coming in to be a part of.

 

When to go
If you want to be a part of the Songkran festival, April is the time to go. Loi Krathong happens in November, which is closely followed by Golden Mount Fair. Bangkok celebrates New Year in style too and the birth dates of the royal family members are national holidays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

 

Chatuchak Weekend Market Bangkok – One of the Largest Open markets in the World

 

Chatuchak Weekend Market Soi

Chatuchak Weekend Market Soi

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Weekend markets are a one of the most popular cultural norms of Thailand, and if you want to experience the biggest of them all, then the Chatuchak Weekend Market is the place to go.

 

History
The Chatuchak Weekend Market has a fairly deep history, since it appeared in 1942. It is a rarity because most of the markets that exist today appeared after the Prime Minister made it mandatory for every province to have a marketplace.

 

Size and Divisions
The market is absolutely massive, and you can only get an idea of its scale by visiting it. There are over 13 categories of goods to be found at the market, and these have been divided into 27 sections in total. You can discover everything from clothing and electronics, to animals and antiques.

 

Night Life
If you wish to experience some of the best nightlife the city has to offer, you can visit the JJ Green which is situated just behind the Chatuchak Market. There are many bars to be found here and they are always buzzing with activity. A visit to JJ Green is highly recommended if you’re staying at one of many a boutique hotel in Bangkok situated nearby, such as Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18.

 

Cuisine
The range of cuisine to experience here is simply astonishing and some of the most popular places include Foontalop, Toh-Plue, and Viva 8.

 

 

 

 

 

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+