Bangkok For First Time Visitors

An Adventure for Everyone!

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

 

Referred to as the “City of Angels”, Bangkok offers plenty of thrills for intrepid first-time travellers exploring this dynamic metropolis. Here’s a quick guide to help you get an idea of what to expect.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Temple of the Emerald Buddha | Image Credit : Supanut Arunoprayote, Summer – Emerald Buddha, CC BY 4.0

Places to Stay

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation, though picking a locale is important too and depends on what you plan on seeing and doing. Key areas to consider include Siam, Pratunam, Sukhumvit, Silom and the Riverside area home to properties such as Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok beside the Chao Phraya River.

Getting Around

When it comes to transportation, travellers have a number of options. Those staying at a centrally located hotel or serviced apartment Bangkok has to offer can make use of the BTS Skytrain and the MRT services. Public buses are relatively cheap, while tuk-tuks, taxis and riverboats can be used too.

Cultural Attractions

To truly gain insights into this fascinating city, plan a visit to some of the key cultural attractions in Bangkok. These include the sprawling Grand Palace and its Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Temple of Dawn, Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Temple of the Golden Buddha.

Shopping & Nightlife

No trip to the city is complete without enjoying some of its other allures; shopaholics will have a blast at malls such as ICONSIAM and Siam Paragon as well as the massive Chatuchak Weekend Market. The nightlife in Bangkok is equally captivating be it at local bars or nightclubs or locales such as Khao San Road.