Do you want to visit one of the oldest and beautiful cities in Southeast Asia? Get ready to witness a city that combines its cultural heritage and wonderful temples and markets with modern shopping centers. Here lies the royal family, the seat of government and administration, and is the largest center of industrial, commercial and financial activities in Thailand. Bangkok is the port of the Kingdom and houses one-tenth of the total population. The capital of Thailand is also the main gate of the country and the most important attraction for tourism. Do not think about it! Take a look at this brief guide so you can prepare you to travel.
What to do in Bangkok?
A tour in the Grand Palace and the nearby temples
Built in 1782, the Grand Palace was the king’s home for 150 years. The architecture, the colors and the sculptures of the palace are interesting. After seeing the palace, we suggest you continue with three temples nearby: Wat Phra Kaew is the temple of the Emerald Buddha dating from the 14th century.
The Wat Pho, also in the same area, contains the stretched giant Buddha that you will surely have seen in several photos and is also a massage school. And, finally, Wat Arun is on the other side of the river and is probably the most important of all.
Travel by boat on the Saen Saep canal
This canal crosses a large part of the city and is one of the most used means of transportation by locals, the ticket costs 12 baths or around 0.5 USD.
Pass across the green lung of Bangkok known as Bang kraChao in chalupa
This place of Bangkok is considered the green lung of Bangkok, it is worth spending some time there riding bicycles and escaping from the bustle of the city.
There is also a market in which you can eat once you get tired from biking and observing the beauty. This is definitely a must and more if you love nature.
Meditate on Little Bang Sangha
Every Monday and Thursday at 7:00 pm there is an English monk, ordained in the Thai Buddhist tradition, which creates spaces for meditation. This space is for all those who are interested in meeting the same purpose, that of calming the mind. So you do not know to meditate, it is a unique experience that you must prove.
Where to stay in Bangkok?
If you are really planning to go to Bangkok and looking for some calm, you should probably stay on Sukhumvit, near the BTS. It is an area where you can find a variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping centers, and where you are well located to move to any place in the city that you need.
There are three or four streets full of hostels (cheap enough to visit), bars, restaurants, massage stalls, tattoo shops, clothing stores, books, anything! We do not think there is another street in the world like Khaosan.