From the most stunning temples to street-side splendour that engulfs you, Bangkok is a city that is a heady mix of contemporary and classic. Whether you are here to party your heart out or dive deep into its beautiful culture and heritage, make sure you book the best rooms in Bangkok.
Before you head off to tick off all the major attractions, try the authentic Thai cuisine on the streets of Bangkok. From Pat Tai to pork noodles served in hole-in-the-wall establishments, you can devour everything when you go food-hopping in the streets of Bangkok. Some of the most famous places you should visit are Singapore Boiled Rice (yes, that is the name of a restaurant) for their Hainanese chicken, Mit Ko Yuan for its naam liap moo and Jok Kitchen for no-frills authentic Thai-Chinese street food.
Once you are satisfied and well-rested in one of the many couple-friendly hotels in Bangkok, head to visit the many popular tourist attractions. Start with the Grand Palace. White imposing exteriors surround the beautiful temples spread across the ground. One of the most prominent temples inside the complex is the Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Another popular Buddhist temple one ought to visit when in Bangkok is the Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The 46-metre-long and 15-metre-high statue will not only take you by surprise but also enthrall you. Soak in its sheer grandiose or simply take a tour of the temple and watch the stunning murals on the walls.
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For shopping, there are many attractive shopping malls such as the Emporium, MBK and Central World. If you want to experience an open-air mall, do not miss the Chatuchak market. The market is divided into 27 sections, which sell a variety of stuff, including clothes, accessories, handicrafts, electronics, books, antiques, and much more. If you are still not satisfied, head over to the floating markets of Taling Chan Market and Bang Ku Wiang. Sampeng Lane in Chinatown and Ratchada Night Market are also a good place to shop.
Bangkok is famous all over the world for its extravagant nightlife. Head over to the rooftop bars and pubs such as Vertigo - Banyan Tree Bangkok and Sky Bar - lebua at State Tower. You can enjoy the spectacular shows by the infamous ladyboys of Bangkok. Then, you can drift across the Chao Phraya River on a luxury cruiser and enjoy delicious Thai cuisine. If you are still not done, head over to the fabulous night markets namely Asiatique the Riverfront and Ratchada Night Market where you will find clothes, food, electronics and gift items.
You can hop on the BTS and Airport Link, which are local transit trains running above ground, while the MRT runs underground. The second most popular mode of transport is the bus. The Bangkok bus service is expansive and can take you to different parts of the city. You can roam around the town on a Tuk Tuk. Cabs, motorbikes and taxis are also available.
Usually, the weather in Bangkok is tropical. Hot summers are observed between March and June, and it is a rainy season between July and October. The coolest time is between December and February when the temperatures are around 24 degrees. Low season is experienced between May and October, which is characterised by light rains and overcast skies.
The basic amenities that are offered at the hotels in Bangkok include tea/coffee maker, regular housekeeping service, satellite TV, center table, fridge, 24x7 check-in, power backup, intercom reception, free WiFi, attached bathroom, CCTV, fire-extinguisher, AC, electric kettle, twin single bed and fan.
Bangkok is very well-connected to the rest of the world by flights. Many domestic and international flights operate at Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok. Buses are also available from other parts of Thailand such as Pattaya, Krabi and Phuket. There are three bus terminals – Northern Bus Terminal, Eastern Bus Terminal and Southern Bus Terminal where many buses operate. The Hua Lamphong Railway Station connects neighbouring countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia to Bangkok.
Some of the most interesting things to do in Bangkok is visiting the Wat Pho to witness the reclining Buddha, visiting the Chatuchak market, boating in the Chao Phraya River, having a relaxing Thai massage at any of the numerous massage parlours, witnessing the amazing artefacts or taking a light stroll in Lumpini Park. You can witness the entire Bangkok skyline by sitting on top of the Banyan Tree Hotel, which is on the 61st floor.
There are plenty of places to have a good time around Bangkok:
The most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok include Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Traimit, Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan, Wat Suthat, Giant Swing in the centre of Wat Suthat, National Museum & Wang Na Palace, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and the Jim Thompson House.