Planning a short escape from your daily routine life? Looking for a destination where you can relax peacefully and be adventurous at the same time? Then, Bangkok has got it all for you. This place is a one-stop destination for anyone who cherishes delectable cuisine, culture, sunny beaches, water sports, and shopping. Bangkok has so much to offer to its tourists that to simplify things for you, we list the top six things to do when you are there:
Visit The Temples
Bangkok is full of famous landmarks imparting a vibe of Buddhist culture and history. To name a few, Wat Arun, The Temple of Dawn, is a must see especially during dawn, the spectacular view of light reflecting around the temple’s surface is breathtaking. Residing at the heart of the city is another beautiful gem, The Grand Palace. It is usually crowded with tourists so make sure you visit it earlier during the day.
Next to The Grand Palace, is the temple of Reclining Buddha, so you could include that in your itinerary as well.
To fill your rest of the day you should visit other two glistering temples, Golden Buddha and Marble Palace. And to beat the heat of the city during the day, relish yourself with fresh fruits that you can easily find near these temples.
For all the shopaholics out there, Bangkok is the place you have to be. There are wide options of shopping streets to choose from where you can bargain crazy. Sukhumvit street market is one of the famous night markets near Soi 15. You should also visit Indra Square for getting crazy discounts and it is undoubtedly the best place for buying souvenirs. And if you are looking for fresh fruits and food then Khlong Toey is the right place for you. But, if you are planning to do your shopping on a weekend then make a visit to Chatuchak weekend market. Lastly, make sure to bargain hard!
Set off yourself for various thrilling and adventurous activities as you reach the city of Pattaya. It’s a two-hour drive from Bangkok, but this city’s beaches, water sports, walking streets and theme parks will make you fall in love with it. Dip into the crystal clear water at Jomtien Beach and try amazing water sports like jet skiing, paragliding, and scuba diving. You can also find a ferry to Coral Islands from Pattaya and then pamper yourself with some delicious seafood and chilled drinks while sunbathing at the beach. Make sure you carry your sunscreen with you!
Bangkok is known for its vibrant nightlife. You will find clubs and bars on every street here. You can party hard without putting a dent in your pocket. To catch the spectacular view of the city visit Sky Bar, Red Sky or Cloud 47!
For all the foodies out there, do try the street food of Bangkok. The traditional mango rice dish tops the list followed by mouth-watering Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup. If you love seafood then you are just at the right place to eat the freshest and yummiest seafood. You will find heaps of food stalls on every corner of Bangkok. So, bon appetit people!
When in Bangkok, pampering yourself with a luxurious massage is a must. Your trip is absolutely incomplete without it! After tiring yourself out with street shopping and other activities on your itinerary, get yourself rejuvenated and relaxed with a nice Thai massage.