Things to do in Bangkok
Bangkok is located in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand. The city which is known in Thai as "Krung Thep" or "City of Angels" is Thailand's most populous city with more than 8 million residents who come from all parts of the country. It is for a good reason that Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world.
Flowers from other parts of the country are sold at wholesale prices at this biggest flower market in the city. Vegetables, fruits, and spices are also available.
The highlight of Wat Pho is the 46 meter long Reclining Buddha with intricate mother of pearl decorations on the soles of the feet. The meditation centre and Thai massage school at the temple are internationally recognised.
The Temple of Dawn is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River. Its 67-meter high pagoda, the famous Bangkok landmark, is beautifully decorated with colorful Chinese porcelain.
Explore local life along the canals of Bangkok on a private long-tailed boat ride. See old wooden houses on stilts, greener areas, and local life along the canals.
The Grand Palace attracts travellers from all over the world. Its magnificent royal temple of Wat Phra Kaew houses the Emerald Buddha, the most holy Buddha image of Thailand.
Chinatown has hidden gems waiting to be explored. Take a walk through the alleys and you will find shop houses, gold shops, colonial-style architecture, and some interesting temples.
Wat Traimit in Chinatown houses the world’s largest gold Buddha image weighing 5.5 tons.
A traditional Thai wooden house with beautiful gardens in the middle of modern Bangkok is now a very popular museum. The owner, Jim Thompson, was well-known for his promotion of Thai silk.
An important temple in Bangkok as its pagoda on the top enshrines the relics of the Lord Buddha. Follow the steps that wrap around the Golden Mount and you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of old Bangkok.
Bangkok’s biggest fresh market that sells seafood, raw meat, and farm produce 24 hours a day offers an unbeatable local experience.