Family Vacations to Bangkok – Make fun memories!

A vacation Bangkok with family can be nothing short of exciting right from the day you’ve arrived! Why you may wonder? The reason is clear! There are several attractions in Bangkok that are perfect for all sorts of age groups! So, the kids will have fun too.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Kids are sure to enjoy the entire scene of the underwater world in the open! You are sure to be left in awe with over 30,000 species of aquatic life from around the world inside a tank that is as big as 3 Olympic swimming pools.

Art in Paradise

Located just 14 minutes away from Bangkok city hotels, the likes of AVANI Atrium Bangkok for example, Art in Paradise is a fun 3D museum that is sure to entertain the entire family! Don’t forget to take your camera along as some of the 3D effects are best seen through a lens.

Ice Skating

If you feel like the heat is getting to you, why not engage in a skating session? If you are a beginner, sign up for a class and you are sure to get the hang of things in no time!

Dream World

As the name suggests this is where kid’s dreams come true! Meet famous storybook characters like Cinderella and indulge in some of the most epic rides here!

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Bangkok – A colourful festival!

Streets garlanded with vibrant decorations, exploding firecrackers, vibrant display of fireworks, amazing food and so much more awaits you at Bangkok during the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Read on to know more about how extravagantly Bangkok welcomes the Chinese New Year.

Overview

Yaowaraj, which is the official China town in Bangkok, is the epicentre of all the celebration for the Chinese New Year in Thailand. The streets of this region will come to life with an exclusive display of festival lights, live music, decadent street food and more. With the date being calculated using the Chinese Lunar calendar the event usually takes place during January to February every year.

New year Traditions

Though it is not a public holiday, people who belong to the Chinese Bangkok communities take one day off from work to take part in religious observances and engage in celebrations. On the new years, eve families gather around to pay homage to their ancestors and pray God to bring lunch and good fortunes for the New Year. In the new year, the day is when the celebrations being. Families will enjoy a sumptuous Chinese banquet at home and they exchange gifts and on the New Year day after eating sweetmeats people just rest and enjoy.

Where exactly can you enjoy the New Year celebrations?

You should definitely be at Yaowara to witness the festivities up close and personal. You could also visit Lengnoeiyi Temple on Charoen Krung Street to pay respect to the gods and goddesses. You might need a whole day to witness and indulge in the joys of the new year celebrations and you could start by just taking a stroll along the streets of Bangkok’s China town.

Accommodation options and getting there

There are plenty of accommodation options near the china town and if you are looking for a Siam Hotel in Bangkok, accommodation options the likes of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel is an option worth considering to plan your stay since it is located just a 35-minute drive away from the festival grounds.

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The History of Thailand’s Floating Markets – A vital part of Bangkok’s culture!

The concept of floating markets has been around for a very long time and are one of the highlights of visiting Bangkok. It gives you a glimpse of Thailand’s cultural and traditional communities.

History

Central Thailand is in the wet lowlands of big river valleys, thereby making Bangkok a jungle area before human development occurred. Hence, the people living on either side would normally use boats as their main form of transport, rather than make their way through the dense jungles that once stood there.

Then & Now

Previously, boats were used for trading – bringing goods from those who produced them and selling to those on the other side. As Bangkok grew and soon became the capital of Thailand, the jungle area was drained, and roads built in its place. However, to the people of Bangkok, the method of using the boats to transport goods would have still been most convenient. Thereby making the floating markets part of their historical culture.

Types of floating markets

There are several types of floating markets, most famous two being Amphawa and Damnoen Saduak. There are vendors who provide a more personalized service where they bring food to certain resorts in cities such as Sathorn in Bangkok. And if you are staying here, the best way to visit these floating markets is to book a good Sathorn hotel in Bangkok such as the Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel where they will assist you with a tour of the different floating markets within the vicinity.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+