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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Must See things While in Bangkok – A Wondrous City of Culture to Delve Into

With its metropolitan façade and the rich culture that surrounds it, Bangkok is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world. What better way to enjoy your travels to Bangkok than to visit monumental sights that display the way of the people!

The Temple of Dawn

The Temple of Dawn knows as Wat Arun in Thai is named after the Indian God of Dawn, Aruna. The temple that stands by the riverside of Chao Phraya river is truly a magnificent sight with its rare architecture shrouded with colourful paintings of unique designs. The splendour of Wat Arun can truly be seen at sunset with its iconic structure contouring the skyline.

Grand Palace

Glistening in the light with pillars of gold and tall pinnacles, the Grand Palace in Bangkok is a monument that just can’t escape the eye! The palace built back in 1782 was once home to King Siam. The structure occupies about 218, 400 sqm of Ratanoskin Island and was also seen as the administrative centre of the city. If you are a traveller staying at a hotel in Asoke, let’s say it is AVANI Atrium Bangkok, this place of wonder is a quick ride away.

Wat Phra Kaew

In other words, called the temple of the Emerald Buddha is said to be one of the most sacred places in Thailand. Looking into history, a sage named Nagasena foretold that the Emerald Buddha would bring in glory and prosperity to any country in which it dwells. Since then the Thai people have cherished and respected this monument as the protector of the country.

Lumpini Park

A park is a popular place not only for the lovers who hang out by the lake but also for the elders practising tai chi and for the fitness fanatics taking their morning walk/jog. The park is filled with lush green vegetation that soothes both the eye and the mind. Not to mention the wildlife that can be observed in and about the premised. If you are lucky enough you might just see a lazy lizard stopping by to say hello!

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Top Sightseeing Attractions in Bangkok – Sites You Can’t Afford to Miss in the Thai capital!

Attractions in Bangkok

Attractions in Bangkok | Photo by Simon on Pixabay

Planning a trip to the Thai capital for the first time? Here are some of the top attractions in Bangkok that should be on your sightseeing itinerary.

 

1. The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace Bangkok

The Grand Palace Bangkok | Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash

True to its name, the Grand Palace is certainly “grand” indeed and this palatial compound will leave you in awe. Intricate architecture, religious iconography and stunning structures aside, it is also home to the famed Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

 

2. Wat Arun

Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok

Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok | Photo by Jonny_Joka on Pixabay

Also known as the Temple of the Dawn, the Wat Arun is an iconic landmark of Bangkok. Located along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this amazing temple features a towering central prang (tower) adorned with colourful porcelain. Tip; dawn, sunset or night are the best times to visit this site.

 

3. Chatuchak Weekend Market

Bangkok Chatuchak Market

Bangkok Chatuchak Market | Photo by Mr.Peerapong Prasutr, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Not just for shopaholics, the colourful and lively Chatuchak Market give one the chance to explore the world’s biggest outdoor weekend market. Easily accessible from a hotel in Asoke such as the centrally located AVANI Atrium Bangkok, the market features thousands of stalls selling just about anything, bargains (and crowds!) galore and yummy street food too.

 

4. Khao San Road

Khao San, Bangkok

Khao San, Bangkok | Photo by TheDigitalWay on Pixabay

Famous amongst backpackers, Khao San Road is well worth a visit, especially at night. Set amidst a bohemian vibe, the locale is packed with stalls, food joints, guesthouses and people from all around the world.

 

5. Chao Phraya River

Thailand River Cruise

Thailand River Cruise | Photo by Jason Hutchens from Sydney, Australia, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

An attraction in its own right, the mighty Chao Phraya River or River of Kings is well worth exploring on a cruise; apart from major tourist attractions, it offers a unique perspective of Bangkok too.

 

 

 

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