Top Things To Do On Bangkok Vacation

Bangkok is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. It’s loud, it’s noisy, it’s modern and fast-moving, and at the same time it’s quiet, slow and old-fashioned. It’s a fusion city, a city where tradition and modernity not just meet, but mix and create something new. But what should you do on the first time visiting of Bangkok is a common question for those who visit Bangkok the first time. Follow are thing you should do when visiting Bangkok, Thailand

1. Temples in Bangkok
There are so many temples in Bangkok, if you have an interest in Buddhism or religious architecture, you will love it here. The temples are built in many different styles, and the “must see” temples are the Wat Pho which features the 46 meter long reclining Buddha image and Wat Arun, which is just across the river.

2. Shop at MBK (Mah Boon Krong):

This enormous shopping centre is a total of six floors worth of small shops! MBK has almost everything under the sun! From mobile phones to fake designer goods to tailoring of apparels to your whims and fancies. Get good steals and deals and brag about how little they cost to your friends back home!

3. Riverside Cruise:

While dining, take a riverside cruise along the spectacular Chao Phraya River, which is an amazing sight to behold. The magical city lights whizzes past as the cruise speeds up, with the breeze and romantic candlelit ambience, enjoy an unforgettable experience with your loved ones!

4. Bangkok Floating Market:

Make your way down to the Bangkok Floating Market, at this infamous market, you will be able to see the lives of the Thai traders and how they sell their fresh produces on vendor boats along the canals. The market is roughly about 80 km outside of Bangkok and can be reached by bus or by signing up with an organized tour in Bangkok.

5. Royal Barge Museum

Royal Barge Museum is located near the National Museum on the Chao Phraya river at the entrance of the Bangkok Noi Canal. The museum houses the royal barges that are used on ceremonial occasions.

Bangkok Travel Guide

Here are some suggestions for you when visiting Bangkok

Climate

Bangkok has a tropical climate and rain lashes the city quite frequently. Due to the humidity, the city remains hot and humid most of the time. Foreign visitors would be well advised to book a hotel with around the clock air conditioning as the summers can be extremely hot.

Getting Here

Most of the visitors arrive in the city through the Suvarnabhumi Airport, as it has now become the busiest airport of the country. From the airport, most of the people use taxis to move to their destinations around the city. Metered taxis are also available for cheap traveling around the city.

Moving Around

Inside the city, the travel options are huge for a first time traveler. Public bus transport system is available in the city and is a cheap option for moving around. You can also move around in private cars but be aware that the traffic in Bangkok is quite hectic and messy.

In order to ease the traffic congestion, Bangkok has recently introduced the sky train. The sky train covers most of the downtown Bangkok areas and towns, and gives you some relief from the traffic congestion. Bangkok also has the metro which can be used in place of the sky train. Boat rides around the city are also very common and will take you to various points around the city in least possible time.

Major Attractions

Some of the major attractions of the city include a visit to the old city areas. You can visit various temples of Bangkok; the most famous being Grand Palace, which is one of the biggest in the city according to its size.

Wat pho is also a must visit temple, which houses largest reclining image of Buddha. Other temples include the Golden Mount and Wat Rajnadda. You can also visit the various museums in the city which gives an insight into the cities past and history.

You can visit the National Museum and the Museum of Siam in order to relive some history of the city. Lumpini Park is one of the largest parks in the city and can be visited in order to get away from the congestion of the city.

Food

Bangkok is famous for its Thai cuisine. Food is relatively expensive in the city and it is of high international standard. You will also find top class international cuisine in the city which will surely add to the flavor of the foods. Phad Thai, Northeastern Thai, Ya Dong and bugs are some of Bangkok traditional food items.