We plan to travel bangkok and took Metro to city Mts .We went market spend whole day roaming in market .than we went to chai par river and this was last day in Thailand .We loved the place .It's was an new experience.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Bangkok is from December to February
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The Grand Palace
The elaborate Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo are the most photographed sights in Bangkok. Work began on the Grand Palace under King Rama I in 1782 to provide a home for the King and a resting place for the Emerald Buddha. The Royal Family no longer lives in the Grand Palace, having moved to the Dusit area, but tourists visit this spectacular site to see Thailand’s holiest temple, Wat Phra Kaeo. Stroll around, and give in to the urge to take a hundred pictures. Doesn't matter that each one of those angles has been clicked before -- you deserve one all of your own.
Khao San Road
I arrived in Bangkok with an agenda. One of my favorite cities in the world, I decided to change things up a bit and focus on one of the city’s most fascinating streets. I visited Bangkok’s most famous street - the backpacker gateway to Southeast Asia – Khao San Road and its neighbor, the equally handy Soi Rambuttri. Just about anything is available on Khao San Road. Accommodation, travel services, massages, food, clothing, jewelry, used books, pirated DVDs, tattoos, hair braiding, fake IDs, you name it. Forgot to graduate from Oxford? Or become a member of the media? Or turn 21? No problem! Khao San’s fake ID merchants can help. Need a tattoo and a bus ticket to Vietnam? Khao San’s got you covered. If you need it, you can probably find it on Khao San Road. It’s a place to disappear or, perhaps, to find yourself.
Siam Ocean World Bangkok Co.
Nestled below the posh Siam Paragon mall in Sukhumvit, Bangkok is the Siam Ocean World oceanarium. It is one of the largest in Southeast Asia, just a tad bigger than the Manila Ocean Park, at 10,000 square meters. I visited the oceanarium on my third visit to Bangkok, during the food tour. The aquariums were grouped into zones, seven in all: Weird and Wonderful, Rain Forest, Deep Reef, Rocky Shore, Living Ocean, Open Ocean, and Jellies. The Weird and Wonderful section contain several cylindrical aquariums housing weird creatures, such as the giant spider crabs, sea horses of all shapes, and mollusks that somehow resembled Admiral Ackbar of Star Wars. The Rain Forest also has its share of strange animals, not just fishes. I was particularly fascinated with the lung fishes, some albino-colored cave fishes with two hind legs, some rodents that swim, and a chameleon, staring at the onlookers with its multi-colored eyes. The Deep Reef, containing large tanks, are populated with a multitude of fishes, swimming around the artificial corals and rocks set in the aquarium. Penguins and other marine animals populate the Rocky Shore. Midway through the exhibits we entered a room to board glass-bottomed boats to observe the fishes from a different angle. We were also able to see the machineries that responsible for the upkeep of the aquariums, and we saw where they are breeding some of the fishes and shells. After taking the glass-bottomed boats, we went through the 270-degree acrylic underwater tunnel to the Open Ocean, where sharks, stingrays and groupers abound. The size of the aquarium was impressive, but the number of shark species and sharks were a bit of a letdown (Manila Ocean Park has more sharks). I did enjoy the last part before we exited - the jellyfishes. I'm allergic to jellyfish stings in real life, but I find them fascinating. Seeing them in LED-lighted aquariums is the best way to observe them, as it removed the possibility of being stung. But it's a biatch to take pictures of them. It took Arvy several tries to take that picture of the jellyfish above, and all my efforts turned out to be blurry blobs. There are other activities in the Siam Ocean World that we didn't do, such as disturbing the starfishes in the "petting zoo," feeding the sharks and otters, having fishes eat our foot callouses in the fish spa, and scuba diving in the aquariums to encounter the sharks.
Chao Phraya Boat
No visitor to Bangkok should miss seeing Bangkok from the river. A great way to get around Bangkok without the hassle and hustle and bustle of traffic is by the Chao Phraya Express. There are stops all along the river bank and its a quick and cheap way to get from one place to another.
Suvarnabhumi Airport Nong Prue Samut Prakan Thailand
It was an official trip to Thailand to attend a conference 3 years back. I just managed to get my passport just 2 days before the scheduled trip of 21st April. So I had no time to manage the visa but depend on Visa on Arrival process. Reaching Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport with the team, I took the queue for Visa on Arrival and submitted the VISA fees of 2000 Rs. and got the VISA instantly. We had few cabs waiting to pick us from the Airport and drop us at Pattaya. Our company had already booked a hotel for us in Pattaya where the conference was scheduled.
Safari World Bangkok Thailand
Our final destination was Safari World at Bangkok. Home to dolphins, seals, chameleons and countless colorful, tropical birds, Safari World is a major crowd-puller for tourist families with young children. There are shows at regular intervals where the agile animals perform complicated tasks with great dexterity. The 'safari' is a jeep-ride through an artificial zone which houses lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes, elephants and many different varieties of deer. Visitors are also treated to a sumptious lunch at the end of the visit.
Soi cowboy(for Adults) After a long tiring day we reached our hotel around 8pm. Refreshed ourselves and went out for a night stroll around Sukhumvit. Luckily we stumbled upon a small lane which led us to the famous Soi Cowboy. It is similar to Pat Pong without the night market. It follows the same pattern as in most of the GoGo bars in Thailand, drinks served by ladies and bikini dances. However, it is much better. Each bar here has its own theme. From naughty cops to sexy nurses, you name it. You can take the ladies back to your hotel rooms by paying the bar fine. Bar Fine (in general, may differ) – 500 Baht Charge(boom boom,as it is locally called) – 1000 Baht, again it may differ.
Patpong Night Market
Generally all malls closed by 8 pm, so early, hmm, what to do? But if you are in Bangkok still shopping is possible- How?? Bangkok is also famous for its ‘Night Market’. Among them one which is the most prominent and famous among tourist is “Patpong Night Market” located in the Silom, district Of Bangkok. The place is always busy and chaotic with all the commotion from the nearby GO GO Bars and lot of foreign Tourists. This market in Bangkok’s notorious nightlife district is a first and the easiest stop for many tourists. The quality and the prices of most of the items sold in the market are as real as it looks. But remember not to be fooled by the first impression and Bargain hard in order to buy something. Both Market and Go Go Bars seems to complement each other well. For More: Click Here Facts: Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hrs. Opening hours: 6pm to 2am (In order to get good deal, reach as the market opens at 6pm) How to get here: Take BTS to Sala Daeng and exit down from one of the right hand stairs. Walk from the main road and as you see that the vendors on the pavement are increasing, you are in the right direction and after 2-3mins you will know you are here. Or ask anybody. What to find here: Shoes, watches, tees, lasers, lamps, handbags etc…
Pratunam Market Ratchathewi Thailand
Pratunam is so-called the wholesale shopping area. This is where Platinum Mall and the Pratunam Market is located. Somewhere along the alley (sadly I forgot the exact soi number), there is a famous stall which sells char siew wonton noodles and braised pork rice. You can ask around and almost everyone will be able to tell you where it is. Or if you happen to walk past it, you definitely will not miss the long queue! Don't worry about queuing for too long as the table turnover rate is high.
Baiyoke Sky Hotel Ratchaprarop Road Bangkok Thailand
Day 9 - Back to Delhi We decided to spend a day exploring the infamous Pratunam Market, which was right outside our Baiyoke Sky Hotel. We thought that we will be able to do some decent shopping in that monster sized retain hub of Bangkok in 5-6 hours. Little did we know that the charms of the market would fade in the veil of bargaining skills and crazy pricing. After a disappointing attempt at shopping in Pratunam, and gorging on the Thai Street food on the last day, we left for Delhi in the night.
Yaowarat Road Bangkok Thailand
Explore Chinatown in the evening If you're not visiting Bangkok during a weekend, you can go to Pratu Nam market, for some serious and cheap shopping. At Pratu Nam, everything, even if you're buying a single piece, is available at a wholesale discounted price. You can find quite a few flower markets around Bangkok but if you want to see the real flower market, Yodpiman (the largest flower market in Bangkok) is the place to be. Full of colors and lovely smell, Yodpiman flower market is a nice and vibrant market to visit. Here you can find all kind of flowers, vegetables and fruits. Though the market is open 24 hours, it is busiest before dawn, when boats and trucks arrive with flowers from all over Thailand. Set off for Amphawa OR Ayutthaya Right behind it is the popular Yodpiman River Walk, if you fancy a cooling breeze walk, with a beer in your hand. Asthe sun pulls the curtains, Bangkok's Chinatown throbs with an electrifying energy. Countless street vendors come alive with their temporary shops on pedestrian walkways and transform the entire area into a foodie's kitchen. Neon signs shine bright along the entire length of Chinatown, attracting innocent food lovers to empty out their pockets. Moreover if you're into sea food, no other place, in the entire Bangkok, can beat Chinatown. Day 3 - A Day Trip to Amphawa OR A Day Trip to Ayutthaya. And DRINKS Treat yourself with drinks at a rooftop bar and explore the city's many skylines If you're here during a weekend, I recommend a day trip to Amphawa, where you can find Thailand's biggest floating market, and the much extraordinary Maeklong train market. If not, explore some ancient temples and the deep rooted history in Ayutthaya. Both require you go around 100 kms out of the city, which takes 1 to 2 hours, each side. You can get a minivan from the Victory Monument, for both places. Note: Before you hit your favorite rooftop bar, make sure you're not wearing shorts and/or flip-flops, as most of the places are quite particular about a gentleman's dress-code. Also Read: Thailand Travel Guide and learn more about the country Subscribe to get travel tips and useful travel resources, delivered in your inbox! Amphawa floating market is open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; but Maeklong train market can be visited 7 days a week. Where you can find a few floating markets inside the Bangkok city as well (with Talin Chan floating market being the most popular) they are quite tiny in size and often leave tourists craving for more. Maeklong train market, on the other hand, is the one and only such markets - running on a railway track - in the entire world. Ayutthaya offers a complete different experience from that of Amphawa and Maeklong. Unreal and bewitching, the ruins and temples of Ayutthaya picture an unearthly landscape that will leave you awestruck the moment you end up here. This is where you'll find centuries old temples, many impressive and gigantic Buddha statues, and the much talked about Buddha head entwined in a tree. Conclude your visit to Bangkok with some drinks in a fancy rooftop bar, and take your love for the city to a next level. Some of the most popular ones include Sky Bar, Moon Bar and the Octave Rooftop Bar, but to tell you the truth, I've only tried Sky Bar, and yes, it was great.This blog was originally published on 'Footlose Dev'
Golden Buddha Mittaphap Thai-China Road Bangkok Thailand
Located right next to Hualampong Railway Station and at the near end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road stands the Temple of the Golden Buddha. Locally known as Wat Traimit (literally translated into the Golden Buddha), is a temple to the world's largest massive gold seated Buddha. It measures nearly five meters in height and weighs five and a half tons. Legends speak of how the artisans crafted the Buddha statues in gold and disguised them from invading armies by covering them with stucco and plaster. Discovered by accident, the Buddha at Wat Traimit was accidentally dropped, revealing, under a casing of plaster, a beautiful solid gold Sukhothai style Buddha, holding true to its many legends. Those pieces of the plaster are still kept on display. Opening Hours: 09:00 - 17:00
Don Mueang International Airport Don Mueang Bangkok Thailand
We arrived at Don Mueang Airport (DMK) at 4 AM. Had asked for an early check-in at our 1st hotel (8:00 AM) and started for the hotel at around 7 AM after waiting for a while at airport itself. Verify and negotiate your check-in times in advance with the hotel.We took a taxi (pink) for about 600 Baht including toll fee (Note: We were 5 people on this trip, but owing to our sizes, we were able to adjust in one taxi for short trips) and it took about 35 mins to the hotel. However, it is recommended by most not to bargain with taxis and go for metered ones.Tip: Better carry a map of your hotel(s) for showing to the driver as it is helpful and saves a lot of time.
Chaipattana Foundation (Thailand) Bangkok Noi Bangkok Thailand
Today we are at the Chaipattana Foundation, an NGO run as a royal project to help the local community create employment opportunities during the rainy season. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the executive chairperson of the foundation. Under this royal project, the people of the region are given basic training to grow medicinal plants and herbs at this farmland that spreads across 10 acres.Several plots of land are used by the farmers as demonstration farming to educate farmers about the sustainable methods of farming. The volunteers greeted our team with some fantastic preparations for lunch with ingredients straight from these farms.
Wat Pho Bangkok Thailand
Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is one of Bangkok's well-known attractions. The temple complex, a restoration of an old one originally built on the site, is one of the oldest and largest in Thailand, covering an area of about 80,000 square meters, having been built in 1788. The complex is composed of a monastery where monks reside, a school, several shrines, and 91 stupas, mounds that contain Buddhist relics. The smaller ones contain the ashes of the Royal family, while the large ones contain the ashes of Buddha. There is also a cloister that contain a large number of images of Buddha. The main centerpiece of the temple, of course, is the Reclining Buddha. The statue is 43 meters long and 15 meters high. The feet - four and a half meters long - are inlaid with mother of pearl and decorated with symbols. Along the hall where the statue is are 108 bronze bowls, representing the auspicious characters of the Buddha. People drop coins on the bowls to bring good luck. Also in the complex is a school for massages. It is said that the temple was the birthplace of the traditional Thai massage.
River City Shopping Complex Talat Noi Bangkok Thailand
A nice shopping centre to pick up artefacts from. Do check out the furniture stores and other stores selling Burmese antiques. The Tom and Toms coffee shop has good coffee and pizza, and an even better view.
Terminal 21 Khlong Toei Nuea Bangkok Thailand
This airport/travel themed mall is fun and is interesting. Each of the nine floors is made to look like a different city. So you can go to London, Paris, the Caribbean, Tokyo, Rome and a few other cities, all in a matter of a few hours! The Caribbean floor has an amazing food court. The supermarket - Gourmet Market has a lot of international foods and a salad bar. Shop at the other floors, tuck in at the Caribbean!
Lub d Bangkok - Siam Square Pathum Wan Bangkok Thailand
This is where i stayed.
Jim Thompson House ถนน พระราม 1 Bangkok Thailand
Jim Thompson was an interesting man, or he is an interesting man - one doesn't know what happened of him after he went missing from the Cameron Highlands. The several houses put together are beautiful, and are beautifully restored. The artefacts inside are equally interesting - especially the Chinese blue pottery stools with a compartment for coal to be put it, to keep your seats warm in winter!
Hua Lamphong Railway Station Rong Muang Bangkok Thailand
Reminds me of Platform 3/4
Dusit Bangkok Thailand
Not many people I know who’ve been to Bangkok have been to Dusit Park, but this was my favourite part of the city. If you’re tired of the hustle and bustle, the hoards of people, the traffic and the pollution, Dusit Park is a haven of green and tranquillity. The park is a result of King Chulalongkorn’s attempts to Westernize Bangkok, by creating a green space with manicured gardens and teak mansions. Highlights of the park include Vimanmek mansion and the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall. Vimanmek mansion is the largest golden teak building in the world and was the summer palace of the royal family. It’s colour themed rooms contain fascinating artefacts and are open to visitors.
The Okura Prestige Bangkok Pathum Wan Bangkok Thailand
So we keep on the move, testing new hotel during our stay in Bangkok. Since this new hotel came to me through my partner Rubin Singer, for the first time, I get to enjoy a hotel as a true guest, and wow this property is indeed to be enjoyed. The hotel's most dramatic and spectacular feature is the cantilevered infinity pool. Not really original as I've seen this before at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, but you have to give it to them, it is quite impressive, overlooking a part of Bangkok’s skyline. The outdoor pool, fitness center and spa area all located at the 25th floor. Not recommended for those scared of heights!
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Thailand
Serving a mix of Asian and International cuisine with the romantic view of the Chao Phraya river. Indian Tandoori ovens, sushi counters, and Lebanese mezze are juxtaposed together to create one of the most appetite-inducing food counters you could find. Its dessert station is the cherry on the top.
Ratchadamnoen Stadium Pom Prap Sattru Phai Bangkok Thailand
Watching a Muay Thai fight is a must-do if you are looking for a real Thai experience. Muay Thai or Thai boxing is the national sport of Thailand and immensely popular. Nothing comes close to watching a live bout in the stadium. The atmosphere is electric with yelling and aggressive chants. The noise and the energy in the stadium really grow on you. A match includes eight fights with a maximum of five rounds each. The fight on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday starts at 6 pm and on Sunday starts at 4 pm and 8 pm.
Charm-Learn Studio / SA-TI Handcraftcoffee Phraeng Sanphasat Road Bangkok Thailand
2. The City's Hidden Art StudioIf you're that curious artist in a new city who loves to create and is interested in art in any form, I've found a corner you'd fall in love with. Charm-Learn Studio is one of Bangkok's most engaging art studios that works in ceramic arts, photography and fabric dying. Get your hands dirty – the experts are here to teach and work with you at this arts hub.Address: 95 Phraeng Sanphasat Rd, San Chao Pho Sua, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Siriraj Hospital Museums Bangkok Thailand
Located in the Siriraj Hospital are six distinct museums in two separate buildings. The notable displays are mummified remains of the first known serial killer in modern Thai history, Si Ouey Sae Urng. He was said to be a cannibal, eating kids in the 1950s. The body standing in the booth is supposed to be a deterrent against such violent crimes. Another museum has a room dedicated to all kinds of parasites. There is a human testicle affected by elephantiasis weighing 35 kilos. Not a sight for the faint of heart. Another museum has babies affected by genetic disorders preserved in formaldehyde. Though I was looking forward to this part of the trip, I couldn't save myself from the frowns of my relatives.
Wat Pariwat Yan Nawa Bangkok Thailand
Wat Pariwat is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok. The shrine is of gold, with three large Buddha figures in front of another incredibly intricate mural. If you didn't know it was here, you wouldn't necessarily spot the David Beckham statue as his image is actually carved into the altar itself. The gatekeeper told us that the statue was installed in 1998 where a Garuda used to reside. Thai sculptor Thongruang Haemhod wanted to add it because football is the new religion, and the temple’s abbot agreed as part of the World Cup celebrations. It is difficult to wrap your head around the story, but it does make a pretty fascinating sight.
Chinatown Bangkok Thailand
It is a haven to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. The food is cheap and fresh. Chinatown is definitely not to be missed. We had bird’s nest soup, suckling pig, roasted duck, and grilled prawns. It is a perfect spot for the best bargains as there are many whole sellers here if you need to buy souvenirs. Visit after sundown.
Silver Gold Garden Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Thailand
Pocket Friendly 5-6Kms from Suvarnabhumi Airport Decent Rooms
Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Take a overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, a very comfortable train reaches chiang mai early in the morning.. You find plenty hotel/ guest house representative wiling to provide you their services at railway station itself..choose any as per your budget..
Pantip Plaza Ratchathewi Bangkok Thailand
This mall sells only Electronics. It’s a one stop shop for Electronics. Branded as well local products are available. There are many designated shops selling cameras. If you want to buy anything then this is the best place, but don’t buy Mobile Phones from here. But remember not to be fooled by the first impression and Bargain hard in order to buy something. But not that hard as in Patpong. For More: Click Here Facts: Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hrs. Opening hours: 10am to 8pm (Go in the first hours so that one can get more time to shop) How to get here: After crossing the Platinum Fashion Mall walk for 5 mins and you will be here. What to find here: All Electronic Gadgets.
P & R Residence Bangkok Thailand
I had picked P&R Residence for our 1st night in Bangkok (BKK) especially for its proximity to the River Taxi pier.Hotel review: Although we stayed here only for 1 night, it was an amazing stay. We were given free upgrade to Deluxe room (3 rooms); Large clean rooms, AC worked fine, TV with limited channels, Warm shower, Clean bath. The ladies at the reception desk were wonderful, really helpful (especially Mika). Elevator is also there. The hotel is just 5 mins walk from the Si Phraya pier (I couldn't believe it's so near) where we can catch the water taxi for most river side sightseeing. River city mall is also around 7-10 mins slow walk away - Here's where we caught the Chao Phraya river cruise. Wi-fi was good. And the nice folks also had complementary fruits & tea/coffee downstairs. This hotel exceeded our expectations & we couldn't have asked for a better start to our 1st trip to BKK.
Yodpiman Flowers Market Chakphet Road Bangkok Thailand
Visit the Yodpiman flower market Day 2 - Markets. Shopping. And FOOD One of the biggest advantages that tourist have over directionless backpackers, is that they end up at every place during a weekend, and this is exactly what you want if you're in Bangkok, because then only you can visit Jatuchak Weekend Market - one of the world's largest weekend markets. Spread over an area of 27 Acres altogether (around 20 football grounds, if I'm not wrong), it is the real mother of all markets. Here you will find everything and anything, from chocolates to first copy Rolex watches to used phones to authentic designer clothes to jewelry. Don't forget to keep a check on the map, while you're here, to get a hold of directions.
Night Market Ratchaprarop Road Bangkok Thailand
If my food hunt until now looks a little complicated to you, let's take you to the night market in Bangkok. Yes, it's a non-vegetarian's paradise with delectable eats that would often be a sweet surprise on your plate. Occasional grease fires at the stalls added to the atmosphere of this food sanctuary in the heart of the city.
Paint Bar Bangkok Bangkok Thailand
3. Play With Colors At The Paint BarHere's another interesting addition to this insider's guide to Bangkok. Visit the Paint Bar to spend a relaxed afternoon inside an art space in the heart of the city. Make your reservations and get ready to spend a quality afternoon trying your hand at painting and experimenting with colours while you sip cold beer on a relaxing afternoon. They say, "We don’t paint without sipping and we don’t sip without painting." You get the cue.Address: 6th floor – Piman 49, 46/4 Sukhumvit soi 49 Klhong Tan Watthana