5 Best Places to visit in Bangkok


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Wat Arun - Bangkok Experiences

Wat Arun Bangkok (photo credit – Mark Fischer)

From an area that covers 1,500 sq. km, this commonly identifies as big city of Bangkok that fit its ten million inhabitants, continuously and makes its tourism industry rises yearly. This several days of holiday destination in Bangkok are not enough to circle the best places that this city offers. For best shopping haven up to citywide revered destinations, a handy of those won’t fit into your palm. One step forward to those places will change your ideology for what is the real getaway means. People only know Bangkok as a city of glamour and glitter; little they know that this former trading post and port community on the west bank of Chao Phraya River some 200 years ago is now a speed up city that is famous not only about temples and shopping destinations but also to colourful history, culture, attractions and story that haven’t been told to anyone. Here are the 5 best places in Bangkok that has a rich story to tell to all of its visitors:

 

Wat Arun: Bangkok’s Magical Picturesque View

Wat Arun Bangkok’s Magical Picturesque View

Wat Arun Bangkok’s Magical Picturesque View (photo credit spotter_nl)

First impressions, there is no better view of Wat Arun, when from a boat on the Chao Phraya River. This better known as the temple of the dawn is one of the best known landmarks and distinguish as published images of Bangkok. This is just one part of what Chao Phraya River can provide and closely one of the best places that every tourist can see in Bangkok, specifically in the Wat Arun Complex. Set to impress on monumental attraction from its sunset silhouetting against the skyline over a Chao Phraya River Cruise or simply waiting for it on the riverbanks. The recognition of being one of Southeast Asian destination is what makes this place a must to visit and add to the bucket list.

 

 

The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew: The Never Missed Attractions in Bangkok

The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew The Never Missed Attractions in Bangkok

The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew The Never Missed Attractions in Bangkok (photo credit Andrea Schaffer)

Ask anyone who visited Bangkok and they will only give you one place that they visited, The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew. Why? This attraction in Bangkok is situated in the city center and all kinds of transportation vehicle, whether, train system, taxi, bus or even tuk-tuk know this place and surely you won’t get lost finding it. Both places have a significant relevance to Thailand’s rich history and tradition and extremely beautiful to visit. Though it’s seen by thousands of tourists, who arrive at the gates in bus loads, its immensity still dwarfs the throngs. People get intrigued about the golden stupas that can be seen in the streets that attracts them vigorously.

 

 

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market: Photographic Scenery of Bangkok

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Photographic Scenery of Bangkok

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Photographic Scenery of Bangkok (photo credit: xiquinhosilva)

One of the most heavenly colourful attraction in Bangkok is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Ratchaburi province. Mostly seen in this area are wooden canoes loaded with multi-coloured fruits, vegetables and food stalls rowed by Thai women with bamboo hats for sun protection – has become a main attraction and often published in most travel magazines and brochures of Thailand. Though Thailand commonly used the roads due to modernization, the channeling canals and rivers are mostly used for floating markets. An early morning activity in this market is worth to avoid the heat and catch Damnoen Saduak finest life.

 

 

Chao Phraya River: Relieve Bangkok‘s Ancient Riverway

Chao Phraya River Relieve Bangkok‘s Ancient Riverway

Chao Phraya River Relieve Bangkok‘s Ancient Riverway (photo credit Colin Tsoi)

Glimpses of Bangkok’s past as the “Venice of the Eat” are still evident through Chao Phraya River. Even the motor vehicle is dominating the land, Bangkok never end the conveyance of transportation through river cruise. Canals and rivers have watercrafts, long-tailed boat, cruise boat, paddled canoes and barge ship that make the body of water busy among traders and tourists. Through the river you could see the temples, residential homes and trading houses orienting the natural life along the riverbanks. Exploring Chao Phraya River is a great journey through Thailand’s water artery. For centuries the Thai have made use of the Chao Phraya, and particularly its canal (khlong) system, for drainage, recreation, and fishing and as a source of water.

 

 

Chinatown:  Busy District Mecca of Bangkok

Chinatown  Busy District Mecca of Bangkok

Chinatown Busy District Mecca of Bangkok (photo credit Rishad Daroowala)

This lively district is one of the oldest Bangkok landmarks. Typically in Chinatown are small narrow streets full of exotic – not always pleasant – smells, bustling markets, Chinese and Thai food stalls and many shops selling clothes and cheap plastic goods in which you do not always know what they are good Chinatown is an easy place to explore on foot, and in fact there really isn’t any other way. This 1-km wide strip road is worth of  cheap item at day and when dawn approaches, it turns into a seafood mega haven that sells great choices of fresh and live seafood products and haggling skills are much appreciated in any peak of the day.

 

 

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