5 MOST HAPPENING THINGS TO DO IN BANGKOK
Honestly speaking Bangkok is not a city most people may fall in love with the first time they visit it. It takes a lot of planning, re planning, contemplation and exploration to discover the hidden and off the beaten path gems. It may take multiple visits and tours until one starts liking Bangkok. As every time you are bound to experience and discover some exquisite and some not so share worthy chronicles which bend you towards liking it immensely.
Bangkok has a lot to offer which does require several visits to be discovered completely. Its messy and unapologetic demeanor may turn some people off but some do come back again and again to get intrigued and travel around.
In this article, we are sharing some must visit tourists attractions without which your tour de Bangkok will remain incomplete. You can either explore on your own or book tours in Bangkok to help you out in exploring the city and like it right off the bat.
Bangkok is also termed as a melting pot of cuisines. It just leaves your taste buds in a shock and food coma. The food around all over Bangkok is so diverse and flavorful that it gets hard to stop yourself. It is far more than just Pas Thai and green curry you order at home.
Thai culture is strongly attached to the food they serve and eat; it includes a vast variety of noodles, pork meat in curries and soups, sea food in sumptuous and succulent arrays, rice, dessert and beverages. You name it and they have it.
Khlong Lat Mayom floating market is 17 km from the city but is worth your time. It is a very different experience to get on to those boats to explore and involve in an absolutely distinct adventure. Floating market offers a wide array of fruits, vegetables and snacks to be bought.
GRAND PALACE AND THE RECLINING BUDDHA
The grand palace, as the name implies is nothing short of grand. Mesmerizing architecture with attention to intricate details, precious gem inlays and gold leaf designs, leaves you awe-struck and are worth a visit.
If you plan to visit this place, the right time to get there is early in the morning. As the day sinks in, the heat will sure be a troublesome factor. And to avoid bumping into never-ending tours, it is advisable to get there before 9 a.m.
EXPERIENCE A WATER TAXI
If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle in the city, the incommodious and tiresome traffic jams, water taxi is your savior. They are easy to commute from one place to another in the city. Chao Phraya River is the major transportation artery that accommodates water taxis, ferries and river busses. It is enthralling when the cold breeze crosses through your hair giving a touch of splashing water from the river.
Night markets are a specialty in Bangkok. The infamous Khao San road turns into a bustling night market every evening. Densely laid with carts, restaurants, street vendors and only human heads from end to end. It may not necessarily be a very local affair but lots of foreigners to be spotted.