Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is also one of the most favorite tourist destinations of the country. The city of several exquisite monuments, it is also lauded for thrilling amusement parks, fabulous shopping and rollicking nightlife. Spa massages of the city are also justly famous.
Tourist attractions of Bangkok are as follows:
Royal Grand Palace
The Grand Palace served as the home of the Thai kings for decades. The graceful structure is known for it's exquisite architecture and royal appearance. One of the most prized assets of Thailand, the Grand Palace is a place not to miss for every Bangkok tourist.
Emerald Buddha Temple
The largest and most important temple is known for it's Buddha idol and strikingly beautiful architecture. The most renowned structure is the Bot or the 'house of meditation'. The inner wall of the temple depicts Buddhist cosmology. Royal Pavilion and Chedi Stupa are other most-visited places within the temple.
Established in 1887, the National Museum is the most prominent museum on Thai history and culture. Arguably the largest in Asia, it displays a vast assemblage of objects including prehistoric art, murals and royal regalia.
Bangkok has several fantastic places for families to visit. Most prominent among them are Dreamworld, Dusit Zoo, Mall Bangkapi, Safari World and Siam Park. The world's largest crocodile farm is also on the outskirts of the city. Siam Ocean World is a huge aquarium complex within a equally huge shopping mall Siam Paragon.
One of the best shopping destinations in Asia, Bangkok provides such an experience that brings smile on the face of even the most discerning shopper. Sheer size and glitter of the modern air-conditioned malls can dazzle the shopper. Traditional handicrafts, tailor-made clothes, gems and silks are some features of Bangkok shopping. Traditional crafts include nielloware, silverware, lacquerware, bronzeware, pottery and jewellery.
Foremost quality of Bangkok market is that the quality goods can be purchased at comparative low prices. Bargain shopping in some street markets is very interesting.
Most attractive destination for nightlife lovers in Thailand, Bangkok is the place for people who love to become wild and rowdy late evening. Neon-lit bar areas of the Capital, particularly Khao San Road, Silom Road and Suranwongse Road. The velocity of these places is added to by massage parlors, go-go bars and erotic shows. Discos equipped with laser lights and modern sound systems lure the visitors constantly. The night ramblers can also avail pubs, cocktail lounges and cabaret shows.
Making merry in 'karaoke style' is also popular in Bangkok. A new mode of entertainment for the foreign visitors, it provides them fun with difference.
Spa is traditional healthcare technique of Thailand very useful in getting rid of health problems. Several spa centers in Bangkok take care of the health of the tourists. When your limbs get heavy after loads of sightseeing, you can go to any spa center and have a refreshing massage. All your lethargy would vanish as if a miracle has happened.
Summer: March to May
Rainy: May to October
Winter: November to February
Bangkok is the foremost entry point for most international tourists to enter Thailand. It has a modern international airport catering for all the needs of the tourists. Flights for various important Thai destinations are also available from Bangkok.
Bangkok can be accessed from various parts of Thailand through road and rail transport. All prominent Thai destinations are well-connected with the capital Bangkok.
For journeying within Bangkok, one has got plethora of options.
» Bangkok Mass Transit System
» Metered Taxis
» Tuk Tuk (three-wheeled vehicles)
» Motorcycle Taxis
» Boats for river transport
» Samlor (Man pulled rickshaw)
Bangkok has every variety of accommodation. Cheap, budget, luxury hotels and guesthouses abound the area. The city also has incredible variety of dining. Food shops and restaurants are in abundance, providing almost every type of cuisine.
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