If you’re about to visit the city of Bangkok, here are some travel tips to enjoy the most out of the capital of Thailand. From historical tourist attractions to high-end shopping malls, Bangkok has overwhelmingly taken over the Southeast Asia region.
Travel Tips | Making the Most Out of Your Bangkok Tour
1. Visit the stunning temples
The most visited temples in Bangkok are Wat Traimit, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun – the Temple of the Golden Buddha, Temple of the Reclining Buddha, and Temple of the Dawn, respectively. These temples are among the must see attractions since these temples showcase Bangkok’s historical, cultural, and religious values, and have been perfectly maintained.
2. Visit the Grand Palace
Among the other major historical tourist attractions in Bangkok, the Grand Palace is probably the most famous. It was the royal residence for generations, and has hosted important ceremonies along with accommodating heads of states, too.
Your best bet is to hire a local guide so that you make the most out of your visit. Also, be careful of potential scams outside the palace, as well.
3. Visit The Bangkok National Museum
If you visit Bangkok and want to find out more about the history of Thailand, definitely visit the Bangkok National Museum, which houses the largest collection of artifacts and Thai art. Guided tours in Thai and English (Thursdays) are offered here in order to learn more about the country’s fascinating ancient and contemporary history.
Many interesting things to see here are religious and ceremonial artifacts, textiles, weaponry, musical instruments, and Khon masks.
4. Indulge in Bangkok’s delicious street food and learn about SE Asia food culture
They say, in order to experience a country, you have to eat like a local. Lucky for you, indulging in Thai cuisine is very easy since street vendors are literally everywhere to delight you with some absolutely amazing and delicious meals. Once you spot a place where people are lined up and the food is always fresh, start there – regardless of what’s on the menu.
Must-try dishes in Thailand are Pad Thai, Som Tam, Guay Teow (noodle soup), and Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup).
5. Have fun in Bangkok’s nightlife scene
Over the years, as tourists have flocked in Bangkok, nightlife in Bangkok has truly evolved. Besides adult-themed entertainment, the city now offers lively nightclubs, rooftop bars, and cocktail bars. Also, at Khao San Road, trendy bars are all over the place and partygoers – both locals and tourists — are always present.
6. Have a Thai Massage
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After a long and tiring day of exploring the city, what better way to cap off the day than with a long and soothing massage.
What’s special about the traditional Thai massage is that this method uses pressure points, muscle stretching, and compression techniques in a rhythmic motion. This can immediately relieve stress and anxiety, promoting a feeling of relaxation and balance.
7. Shop till you drop with Bangkok’s shopping options
One of the largest markets in the world, the Chatuchak Market, is only open on weekends, and offers everything you could ever imagine for sale, like jewelry, household items, and delicious street food. If you’re looking for a more interesting shopping experience, go to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (located 1.5 hours outside Bangkok).
Here, fresh and delicious food can be bought and you can authentically interact with the locals. On the other hand, if you’re looking for high-end products, drop by Siam Paragon which also houses Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium.
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There’s so much more to Bangkok that makes it amazing besides just the culture and the entertainment. Having a glimpse of the life of locals or experiencing it for yourself for just a little while can really make you love Thai people despite the language barrier. Hopefully, these suggestions will make your trip enjoyable and worthwhile!
Will you definitely visit Bangkok again? Share some travel tips and spots you will always remember in the comment section below!