The original name of Bangkok translates to “City of Angels” and the city features some heavenly experiences indeed! Here are some of the best things to do, especially on your first visit.
Visit the Grand Palace
The 18th century Grand Palace is one of the premier attractions in Bangkok. City hoteloptions can be found nearby and provide easy access to this sprawling complex home to impressive pavilions and halls with intricate designs and statues. Here, you will also find the famed Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Enjoy Some Shopping
Shopaholics have much to enjoy at some of Thailand’s best malls in Bangkok. The MBK Centre, located adjacent to Pathumwan Princess Hotel, offers plenty of retail therapy as do Siam Centre, Siam Paragon and CentralWorld. Not to be missed is the Chatuchak Weekend Market with thousands of stalls offering great bargains.
Cruise the Chao Phraya River
Known as the “River of Kings”, the Chao Phraya River runs through the city and offers a unique perspective of the capital. One of the highlights is the chance to witness the towering Wat Arun or Temple of Dawn, while some cruises feature dinner and traditional Thai music which add to the charm.
Explore Khao San Road
A hotspot for backpackers, Khao San Road is an iconic locale where you can experience some fun nightlife too. During the day you will find vendors offering bargain items, while at night, the area transforms with diverse restaurants, bars and clubs offering options to eat, drink or dance the night away!