Bangkok, City of Angels, an amazing and vibrant city
Tourists will be amazed at the wonders within Bangkok. There are spectacular temples, famous tourist destinations and shop till you drop shopping centers across the city. Tourists will never be disappointed at variety of things they can see and do in just one city.
Tourists must visit the famous temples in Bangkok including; Wat Prakaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Po (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn).
The Grand Palace, Vimanmek Mansion (the world’s largest golden teak wood mansion, was being the royal palace of the King Rama V), Bangkok National Museum, Jim Thompson’s Thai House (The museum introducing the story of silk industry that was established since WWII) and Museum provide a rich, historical understanding of Thailand’s past. Explore the secrets of Thai history and culture by visiting the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (BACC), Museum of Siam, Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles and The Royal Barges National Museum.
There are many tourist attractions surrounding Bangkok city. These includes Ayuttaya province, home to Ayutthaya Historical Park ,UNESCO’s World Heritage Site; Bang Pa-In Palace and the Elephant Camp. Amphawa Floating Markets is a famous market where vendors sell goods on their boats to shoppers. Another interestingly unique market is the Rom Hup Market , where bypassers and shoppers witness the vendors collecting their goods and closing their umbrellas when the train is approaching and setting them back up once the train has passed.
There are a variety of destinations to cater for all tourists. The Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi province of historical significance, whilst the Ancient City in Samut Prakan Province showcases they famous landmarks across Thailand in a minature version. Thailand is also home to many national parks, including the Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima Province.
For those who love shopping, Thailand has a variety of shopping experiences from luxurious shopping complexes to outdoor bargain markets. Siam Paragon, the Emporium, Siam discovery and MBK are mostly located in Phathumwan district. These malls cater for the more luxurious shoppers. Bargain shoppers should look no further than the Platinum Fashion Mall (Open daily), Chatuchak Weekend Market (which is the largest outdoor market in the world) and Asiatique (renowned for shopping, entertainment and dining).
Those traveling from the Airport into Bangkok City can use the Airport Link Train. It is the fastest way to commute to downtown.
Getting around Bangkok is easy, with a number of ways including: skytrain (BTS), Subway (MRT), Taxis, Buses, Tuk – Tuk (3-wheeled vehicles), Motorbike Taxis, Chao Phraya River Ferries, Chao Phraya Tourist Boats and Klong Saen Saeb Long tailed.