Bangkok – The City of Angels
Discover Thailand's Vibrant Capital Bangkok
Tipped to be Asia’s most popular hub for backpackers, Bangkok is a city of contrasts. Here’s a rundown of some of the attractions that have earned it the nickname, the City of Angels.
One of the main reasons why Bangkok is referred to as the City of Angels is the large number of sacred temples and spiritual highlights occupying its confines. The magical environs of the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) or The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) only heighten the beauty of the riverside while Wat pho, Wat Traimit and Wat Intharawihan are no less breathtaking
The Grand Palace
As one of the major landmarks in the city, no tour of the Thai capital would be complete without a stopover at the iconic Grand Palace. Serving as the palatial residence of the Thai royal family, a large area of the locale is accessible to visitors and contains hundreds of gold plated Buddha sculptures among other relics dating back centuries.
The Chao Phraya River not only cuts across Bangkok but also serves as the home of its river-dwelling communities and floating markets. Travellers can head out on a boat to shop, wine, and dine in Bangkok’s colourful floating markets where vendors on boats sell everything from fruits to noodle dishes.
Museums and Cultural Attractions
Whether one is based at the Maitria Residence Rama 9 or any other service apartment in Bangkok, no trip to the bustling capital would be complete without paying a visit to the National Museum, the teak Vimanmek Mansion or the Jim Thompson House.