Bangkok, as we all know, is a popular hub for travelers, especially those who like to enjoy a multifarious variety of recreational activities at a single destination. And why wouldn’t that be so, after all, Bangkok is one place that is not only easy to get to but also offers numerous local attractions and treasures to keep you super occupied throughout your stay in the city. Famous for its dynamic nightlife, royal palaces, and temples, multifaceted sights and attractions and bountiful shopping areas have made it one of the top tourist destinations of the world.
If in case you need more convincing, we have specially designed a list of 5 amazing places that you can visit to make your trip extremely delightful and rewarding.
- Chatuchak Weekend Market: A Shopper’s Paradise
It goes without saying that when you are visiting Bangkok, exploring the Chatuchak market ought to be on the top of your tour plan. Widely spread, with around 15,000 stalls, this market boasts of being the largest in the world, offering just about anything you can imagine of. It’s a shopper’s dream in its literal sense wherein you can get everything ranging from majestic jewelry and religious symbols to impressive first copy accessories and delectable street food, to name a few. Its sheer size will astonish your senses and the heart-stopping collection will leave you craving for more even after having spent all that you had got.
Slice of advice: Being the city’s best market that attracts nearly 2,00,000 visitors per day, it is advised to carry a map with you, to be able to find your way out of this boundless place. Also, don’t forget to have Hilux roof racks while traveling. It will keep your luggage secure.
- Grand Palace
The trip to Bangkok is considered incomplete if you happen to miss this one historical tourist spot that accommodates a prodigious royal compound, along with eye-catching structures. Once the king’s home, this place now hosts numerous important ceremonies, apart from being an enriching histrionic treat for the infinite number of travelers every day. Built in 1782, this palace also has the grandeur of ‘The Emerald Buddha’, for everyone to witness.
Slice of advice: Since the palace is spread onto over 214,000 sq. meters of land, it can take you several hours to cover it all. Hence, be prepared for that well in advance. Also, make sure you are dressed in decent attire if you wish to visit this place, which means your arms and legs need to be completely covered.
- Safari world: World of Exotic Wildlife
If you wish to witness the world of animals in their natural habitat, then visiting this safari park should definitely be a part of your itinerary. Unlike what you get to see in other zoos, here you can enjoy an adventurous rendezvous with the wildlife. The animals here are allowed to roam about freely, as per their own will. This lets you connect better with their environment while driving through the spacious park. It also has a marine park where you can have a good time watching a variety of entertaining live shows while also shopping for souvenirs and indulging in scrumptious local cuisines.
- Dreamworld: A Theme Park
As the name suggests, this place is a combination of fun and entertainment for families as well as friends. It showcases all your wacky fantasies turned into realities and promises to give you an absolutely crazy day out. While the rides here will give you a high adrenaline rush, the sweet little attractions around will give you memories to cherish forever. Do a small favor to the child inside you, hop onto your dirt bikes and don’t give a miss to this one. You’ll be thanking us later.
- Floating markets
Last but definitely not the least, this is one market that has proved to be a major crowd puller over the years. The growing popularity of these markets even earned Bangkok, its nickname, ‘Venice of the East’. Enjoying a lovely boat ride in Bangkok’s floating market and watching a huge group of shopkeepers selling fresh and organic fruits and vegetables is an unforgettable experience in itself. To add to your indulgence, this place also offers delicious fast food on the go.
Slice of advice: The best time to visit this market and witness it in its full form is between 7 am and 9 am. For an even more interesting experience, you can book day tours that will provide you with a closer and a more authentic introduction to the place’s essence.
Final Words: Bangkok is one place that has, time and again, proved to be a complete package of all sorts of fun and entertainment one seeks for in his/her tour plans. Owing to this fact, Bangkok fetches a large number of tourists every year. If you haven’t had a chance yet to soak in its beauty then you must know that this place is worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. So wait no more and rush to revel in the glory of Bangkok.
|Author Bio – Rebecca has been closely studying the travel industry trends from quite some time. Intrigued by the booming growth of this sector, she takes interest in penning down her views providing quality insight on current travel trends and also likes to write about food and beverages, particularly wine.