As the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok plays host to millions of tourists from across the world every year. With a wide array of grand temples and palaces, ginormous skyscrapers and stunning architecture, here are just a few reasons on why Bangkok is so popular with tourists.
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One of the main reasons why Bangkok is such an exciting city to visit is thanks to its floating markets. By taking a trip to the floating markets, you will see several boats floating on the river that are stocked full of fresh vegetables and tropical fruits. With a vast selection of fresh Thai local food, broadening your taste buds and trying out new foods can be incredibly exciting. To get the most out of the trip to a floating market, make sure that you sign yourself up for a guided boat tour. The three most popular markets that you need to check out in Bangkok are Klong Lat Mayom, Amphawa and the most popular of all, Damnoen Saduak.
Khao San Road
If you are heading to Bangkok as a backpacker, you definitely need to take a visit to Khao San Road. Mostly known for its vibrant nightlife scene and relaxed atmosphere, many backpackers flock to Khao San Road to party the night away. There are also plenty of budget hotels located in the area, however, if you are looking for accommodation further afield and a little quieter, make sure to look at a budget hotel in Bangkok near BTS station.
The Grand Palace
If you want to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Bangkok, you should take a trip to The Grand Palace. Built back in 1782, the Thai King called The Grand palace his home. If you are into your architecture, you will be mesmerized by the world-renowned landmark. With an array of Buddhist temples and sculptures to see, you can absorb all the stunning creations that Bangkok has to offer.
Whilst Bangkok is famous for its nightlife and hotspots, many people decide to visit the city for some peace and tranquility. If you are looking for some ultimate relaxation, having a Thai massage could be the perfect option for you. With an average cost of 250 Baht (R110), you will receive an hour of stress relief and relaxation. There are various massages that you can pick such as a neck and back massage, or a Thai oil massage. Wherever you plan to visit in Bangkok, you are never too far from a massage parlor. Taking an hour out of your day exploring for some much needed ‘me time’ can help you tremendously.
With a wide selection of attractions and landmarks to visit, it is easy to see why so many people decide to visit Bangkok every year. Before you book your trip to the capital, make sure that you consider when you plan to visit as some seasons may be cheaper than others which in turn will help you save money.