Explore Bangkok: A Perfect Travel Guide

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Explore Bangkok: A Perfect Travel Guide

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Explore Attractions

Bangkok is fully loaded with a wide variety of choices and here we have listed the top attractions that is suitable for all and should not be missed.

Image - King Power Mahanakhon
King Power Mahanakhon
Our Travel:The 2nd tallest building in Thailand, the King Power Mahanakon not only impresses by its modern exteriors, it promises a different level thrilling experience. This skyscraper is multifunctional as it contains luxurious residence, hotels and shopping but the tourists are mostly attracted to the views that it offers from its 360 degrees open roof top. It has an observatory at the 74th floor which is fully enclosed but has large glass windows which gives an extraordinary bird’s eye view of the city. Do not forget to download the ‘Mahanakon Skywalk AR’ app on your phone as this app allows you to click pictures of the surrounding spots and in return gives you all the necessary information. Quite good use of the technology and an alternative for information boards.
Image - Wat Arun Ratchawararam (Temple of Dawn)
Wat Arun Ratchawararam (Temple of Dawn)
Our Travel:Famously referred to as the temple of Dawn, this striking piece of architecture is one of the most sought location by visitors. It is situated in west end of the Chao Phraya River. You must consider the boat ride (costing 4 THB) from just across the east side of the river. It must be said that the ride to the temple is quite short (approx. 5 minutes) but the views are just spectacular. The best time to visit this temple is in the morning as soon as it opens at 8:00 as you can capture amazing pictures with hardly any other people in the background. The climb up to the temple tower is widely recommended to enjoy the serene view of the river and the city in the back ground. Being a sacred place, you should also be aware of the clothing restrictions but you can hire a sarong if you feel you need one.
Image - The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
Our Travel:The Grand Palace is not only a piece of architectural marvel, it just oozes with culture and so much history. It is quite vast with quite a lot a pavilions and courtyards and is flooded with tourists. On a bright sunny day, it might be a bit humid than expected. So make sure you are dehydrated frequently. Located in the east end of the Chao Phraya River, you can easily have a calm, relaxing day by enjoying the sophisticated and intricate piece of work that you can find every nook and corner. It is also worth combining your trip to the grand palace with other temples such as Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Wat Mahathat which are all quite close by. A ticket to the grand palace offers you access to the complex that includes the famous temple of emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Phra Maha Monthirn, Chakri Maha Prasat and the Phra Maha Prasat buildings. In addition, you have access to Bang Pa In Palace in Ayutthaya, Sanam Chandra Palace in Nakhon Pathom but these places are quite far away from the grand palace. The clothing restrictions are quite similar to any other sacred place in Bangkok, so keep an eye on what you are wearing.
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Jim Thompson House
Our Travel:Definitely one of the most overlooked spots in Bangkok. The Jim Thompson house hardly seems appealing but it will ensure your opinion about this place totally changes at the end of your visit. A hidden gem in the centre of the city that highlights the fascinating story of the Asian silk king – Jim Thompson and his silk trade. You can escape the busy crowd of the city and enjoy his mysterious story along with a good look at the several artifacts that are at display. The garden associated to the house is exceptionally maintained and surprisingly gives you that longing chillness when you have a stroll in it. A guided tour is a must as it provides some deep insights of Jim’s journey and gives you the opportunity to ask any questions.
Image - Taling Chan Floating Market
Taling Chan Floating Market
Our Travel:There are quite a lot of floating markets in and around Bangkok (some open only on weekends) and it is quite an unique experience hopping on to boat to get some fresh food, fruits, vegetables, souvenirs and many other stuffs. The most famous markets are the Damnoen Saduak and Amphaway market but these are very crowded and actually quite far away. Rather it is advisable to visit these markets that are fairly close – Talin Chan: Perfect location for a quick bite to eat. The variety of delicious food on offer is mouth watering. The grilled shrimp is a must try. Its only open 8am to 4pm on weekends. Bang Nam Pheung: Labelled as a local market rather than a traditional market, it is surrounded by tropical greenery and provides a refreshing feeling. You can miss the crowd and should definitely try the gac fruit. Opening times are 8am to 4pm only on weekends. Khlong Lat Mayom: Spoiled with so many choices, make sure you keep your tummy light before visiting this place. Grilled chicken, salt crusted fish, mungbean noodles are some of the hot favourites. It is close to the Talin Chan, so you probably can cover both in a day. Opens only during weekends from 7am to 5pm.
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Explore Shopping

If you are looking for high-end luxury retail or very affordable budget friendly shopping experience, Bangkok has it all! Unlike shopping malls, prices at Thai markets aren’t fixed, so you can always have a go at bargaining for the best possible price you want to pay. Just remember to do it politely and with a sense of humour. Below are few of our recommendations:

Image - ASIATIQUE The Riverfront
ASIATIQUE The Riverfront
Our Travel:Shopaholics are in for a feast at Asiatique. Just the sheer variety and volume of things available here will blow your mind. Asiatique is a large open-air combining shopping, dining, sightseeing, activities and events under one roof. The strong cultural aspect is what sets it apart from other shopping malls. One can find four different districts within this complex namely the Chareonkrung district, Town square district, Factory district and Waterfront district.
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Terminal 21
Our Travel:This one-floor-one-theme shopping mall is bound to give you an unique experience and a place where your luxury needs are met. When you visit, you’ll feel as though you’re travelling to various countries across the globe. The decoration of each floor ranges from the Caribbean, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, London, Istanbul, San Francisco to Hollywood.
Image - ตลาดนัดรถไฟ ศรีนครินทร์
ตลาดนัดรถไฟ ศรีนครินทร์
Our Travel:Draped in colorful fairy lights at night, Talad Rot Fai is an open-air bazaar complex. Converted containers and old warehouses play host to over 2,000 establishments, ranging from cafes, restaurants, pubs to vintage shops. This market is every vintage lover’s paradise and one can find vintage stuff of all kinds like decor, cameras, fashion clothes and accessories, collectibles, and many others. The MBK centre, Platinum fashion mall, Chatuchak weekend market, Pan tip plaza and Pratunam market are other shopping places that you could consider depending on your locality.

Explore Stays

There are quite a lot of ways that you could use to get your stays sorted out. The most preferred ones in our opinion are Booking.com & AirBnb.

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  1. King Power Mahanakhon
  2. Wat Arun Ratchawararam (Temple of Dawn)
  3. The Grand Palace
  4. Jim Thompson House
  5. Taling Chan Floating Market
  6. ASIATIQUE The Riverfront
  7. Terminal 21
  8. ตลาดนัดรถไฟ ศรีนครินทร์
  9. U Sukhumvit Bangkok
  10. Amara Bangkok
  11. SO/ Bangkok

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