Bangkok is a gigantic, noisy, polluted city that can scare many travelers at first. But the city is full of temples, markets, interesting neighborhoods, and curiosities. One of the most dynamic and most visited cities in the world, the capital of Thailand has always been a place rich in heritage and also an exotic playground.
Bangkok has in recent years become a global destination for shopping, dining, clubbing, and spas.
Bangkok offers a unique experience to every traveler and there are many amazing things to do in Thailand.
• Royal Palace and Wat Phra Kaew
Bangkok has many temples visiting which is one of the most enchanting things to do in Thailand. You can start by visiting the most beautiful and important ones. The Royal Palace is the most important place to visit. This is a vast complex that was once the residence of the King of Thailand in which you will be captivated by the architecture of buildings and the holding of gardens. The details of the craftsmanship are breathtaking.
In the palace compound, you must visit the Wat Phra Kaew, the temple that houses the Emerald Buddha, a statue of a Buddha entirely covered with diamonds and precious stones. Remember to dress decently to visit this site. At the entrance, you can rent clothes (for free, for a small deposit). We will not let you in if you are not dressed properly.
• Wat Pho Buddha
Located just behind the Grand Palace, Wat Pho is famous for two main reasons – it contains a giant reclining Buddha 15m high and 46m long, completely covered with gold.
Then you can cross the Chao Phraya River to climb the summit of Wat Arun, dubbed the Temple of Dawn. The peculiarity of this temple is that it is high and is at the edge of the water. The ideal time to visit is at sunrise or sunset, to admire the city of Bangkok become illuminated little by little.
• Ferry on the Chao Phraya River
In Bangkok, the locals use the ferry on the Chao Phraya River for transport. It travels from north to south on the Chao Phraya River, the city’s waterway, which can take you past many attractions and you will discover the city from another angle. The ferry is an attraction in itself and one of the fascinating things to do in Thailand, offering a glimpse of everyday life.
Bangkok is an ideal destination for shopping given a large number of shopping malls in the city, and the low price. On Sukhumvit Avenue, you will find The Emporium which is a luxury shopping destination. If you are looking for electronic items, then Pantip Plaza will be your paradise, since it is a huge building that only houses electronic stores. At the MBK Center you will find anything and everything, and especially cheap souvenirs. In case you want to find better clothes and luxury items, go to the Siam area, where Siam Paragon and Central World shopping malls are popular.
• Watch Thai Boxing Fights
It is an attraction that will not please everyone but remains absolutely one of the most extraordinary things to do in Thailand. Two main stages are recommended for watching the fights – Ratchadamnoen Stadium and New Lumpinee Stadium.