If you are going to Thailand not only for the sake of the beach and the sea, but also for interesting journeys, new discoveries and beautiful sights — we invite you to visit Bangkok. This city, often mistaken by most people, is considered just a transport hub through Southeast Asia. A person who at least a couple of days walked along the streets of Bangkok will not be able to say that there is no place to stop there with a bewitched look. Visit Bangkok is at least for the following things:
- a huge number of attractions
- interesting ethnos and identity of the local population
- new experiences and experiences
By itself, the city is large enough, so you should not think that a couple of days will be enough to explore all the interesting and famous places. If the trip you have had is not very long, then it would be best to use a taxi to move, or hire a transport. Do not forget about public transport, as the infrastructure of the city allows cheap and convenient to move. There are, of course, ethnic transport, the so-called “tuk-tuks,” but not all tourists will be able to appreciate them.
In order to look for interesting places it was easier for you, we selected a list of the most visited tourist attractions in Bangkok.
Khao San Street and its surroundings
Khao San Street is a place that tells you about the nightlife of Thais better than anything. At night, you can see butterflies, a transvestite company, or a gang of drug dealers, but during the day, the street does not pose the slightest danger. Of course, many people will venture to visit this territory, but if you like courage and adrenaline, then you should go there. Cheap hotels, clubs, casinos and much more will give you Khao San Street at your slightest desire.
National Museum of Thailand
For a fairly inexpensive fee, you can visit the Thai museum, which will be an interesting start to the day, because finding out about the people in whose country you are is very important. An interesting fact is that the museum itself was built according to the prototypes of the famous Grand Palace, because their construction took place at approximately the same time. Starting from the first to the last exposition of the museum, you can learn completely about the entire history of the Thai people, including the birth and development of Bangkok itself. Some copies are presented at the entrance to the museum itself.
Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
It is worth visiting this folk landmark in the morning, since tickets are sold from 8:00 until 16:30, after this time frame no one will let you into the temple. It is important to note that a huge number of temples are located on the territory of the Grand Palace, which are very difficult to get around in one without even making stops at each of them. Also inside one of them is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which all Thais consider their shrine.
A little advice: do not openly trust the locals, who can assure you that the palace itself is closed and should go to some other place. Often, all these gestures mean that you just want to make money.
Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Next to the buildings of the Grand Palace, if you move strictly to the south, you can find the oldest temple in the city, which is called Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha). On the basis of this construction in the 17th century a university was opened, which is functioning perfectly to the present day. The main exhibit in the temple is the Buddha, whose statue reaches a height of as much as 46 meters and seems intangibly huge.
To fully immerse yourself in the color and ethnicity of Bangkok, we suggest you visit their local market, which operates on weekends from dawn to dusk. The number of people on the market Chatuchak simply surprising. Huge crowds of buyers and sellers, various goods and all sorts of representations that pass there, make them wander there until the closing. The most important thing is to be vigilant, because theft thrives in such crowded places.