Vibrant colors, tantalizing aromas of food and sounds of bustling activity make up the wonderful city of Bangkok. A city popular for history, culture and cuisine, Bangkok has much to offer visitors. Below are some things to see and do while in Bangkok.
What to eat?
Dining in Bangkok is a wonderful experience in and of itself. Here, visitors will find a smorgasbord of delicious choices from cheap street foods to luxury restaurants.
Looking for a nice restaurant in Bangkok? The city offers many fine restaurants representing a wide range of cuisines from Thai to Japanese to Italian to Indian and European.
Or, visitors can browse the street markets and sample delectable foods like rice dishes, red curry chicken, stir fried pork or sweet, juicy fruit.
Shoppers will be delighted at the shopping choices in Bangkok. For designer brands and the latest fashions, Bangkok offers shopping malls to suit every budget and style. But for an unforgettable shopping experience, try out the street markets like the Khao San Road Market where visitors can find the likes of clothing, jewelry, crafts and souvenirs.
A must see and do is one of the floating markets like the Damnoen Saduak Market, to experience the old, traditional method of selling fruits, vegetables and wares in small boats.
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Art and Culture
Those interested in art and culture will enjoy visiting the Bangkok Art andCultureCenterfeaturing contemporary art.
To experience and learn about Thai heritage, a visit should be made to the Bangkok Vimanmek Mansion. Built in 1900 by King Rama V without a single nail, the former royal palace is the largest mansion in the world made of golden teakwood. The palace is now a museum dedicated to Thai heritage, featuring displays of photographs, arts and handicrafts.
Bangkok offers visitors many attractions like its many vibrantly decorated temples such as Wat Suthat below. Wat Suthat is one of the most elegantly carved temples in Bangkok, constructed from 1807 to 1847.
Another excellent temple is Wat Indrawiharn.
The famous Giant Standing Buddha can’t be missed at the the site of the Wat Indraviharn.
Another good attraction is theGrandPalace, the beautiful building complex used as the royal residence of former Kings of Siam.
With 32 stations, visitors inBangkokcan ride theBangkokskytrain to see most of the attractions and sites in the area.
With so many exciting and interesting things to see and do in Bangkok, visitors might not want to ever leave. Plan a trip to Bangkok today for an unforgettable holiday.
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