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Bangkok

Bangkok

In a city bursting to the seams with bustling markets, fascinating temples, and a vibrant nightlife, deciding on what to see and do is not a clear-cut mission. If you’re planning a trip to Bangkok, you’ll want to allow adequate time to glimpse the full allure of the city. You’re probably wondering what to do when you get to the city – that’s alright! Below is an exclusive guide that ensures you won’t miss a thing in Bangkok!

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If asked to choose one place to visit in Bangkok, you’ll want to be at the Grand Palace. The spectacular structure with a royal compound that lives up to its name puts most modern monarchs to shame. The Grand Palace is still used for important ceremonies along with accommodating heads of state. Just a stone-throw from the Grand Palace, you’ll want to check out the Wat Pho. Come and marvel at the golden giant statue. Later, you can opt to check out Wat Arun and learn about the ancient battles between former Siam and Burma. If you climb up the Prang just before sunset, be sure to create lifetime memories with an unforgettable view of the sun sinking in the Chao Praya River.

Did you know that Bangkok’s sprawling weekend market is the largest in the world? You’ll love to get here and shop for some jewelry and religious icons. If you’re looking to have a more interesting market experience, check out the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. You can opt to have a Floating Market Cruise Day Trip for the best tour option. Later, you can arrange to pass by Lumpini Park and enjoy a green oasis amidst the chaos and traffic of Bangkok. Enjoy the shades of Chinese Pagoda and the spontaneous view of skyscrapers rising around the park.

Make sure to drive down to Terminal 21. Interestingly, the name might make you think that it is a transport hub, but it’s a mall. Come and enjoy themes of varied international cities such as Tokyo and Paris on each floor. Of course, your vacation cannot be complete without tasting the best of Bangkok cuisines. Thereupon, get to one of the Street Food Stall and experience what Thailand has to offer.

Good to Know

Read the basic info and also some fun facts about Bangkok! Here you will find everything you should know about the ‘’Land of Smiles’’!

Country

Thailand

Visa Requirements

Not Needed for US or EU Citizens.

Population

8,305,218

Languages spoken

Thai

Currency Used

Thai Baht

Area (mi.)

605.693 sq. mi (1,568.737 km2)

History

Bangkok evolved from a quiet trading and farming community on the banks of the Chao Praya river. In the 16th century, a new waterway was created and the town was made the capital of Thailand in 1782. The growth of the city began with the construction of the Wat Phra Kaew and later it became a spot for Chinese trading ships. Come and learn the fascinating history of how Bangkok expanded by the 20th Century after fending off interest from colonialism.

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