Thailand is a very famous and ideal place for travelers from all over the world. Since Thailand is the world’s most heavily Buddhist country in the world so there are lots of amazing Wats ( temples) to discover. Bangkok, the heart of Thailand, attracts millions of tourists each year, people love the collision of a bustling metropolis and the serene Buddhist atmosphere.
Flight to Bangkok Thailand
Flights from Ho Chi Minh city to Bangkok are around $ 60 – $ 250, flights from Ha Noi to Bangkok also around $ 60 ~ $ 200. Flights from Da Nang to Bangkok are slightly more expensive $ 80 ~ $ 250. Overall, there are a lot of cheap flights to Thailand since it’s a popular destination. The nice period to visit Bangkok is from Nov to Feb because the weather would be cooler which means the ticket will be more expensive that season. Check out Travelaki.com to find out more cheap flights to Bangkok and Airlines, Hotels that accept Bitcoin
Transportation in Bangkok
There are many transportation methods in Bangkok, but the traffic is heavy sometimes so there are options other than buses n taxis such as BTS SkyTrain, MRT subway, Tuk Tuk, Songthaews and Boats. If you plan to stay in Bangkok for a week or so you could pick up a SmartCard to use public transportations easier and cheaper.
Places to visit in Bangkok Thailand
1. Grand Palace
Grand Palace Bangkok is the most visited location in Thailand. This is a complex of buildings dated back to the Chakri Dynasty and has become the Siam Kings’ s Residence. The architecture is majestic and shimmery under the sun. Aside from its beauty, tourists will also have a grip on the history of the Golden Temple Country.
Opening hours from 8:30 am – 3.30 pm every day
Entrance fee: 500 baht (14 USD) ( Children under 120cm are free )
2. Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew is located inside the Grand Palace sharing the same royal, majestic atmosphere. It was completed in the 18th century and is considered the most sacred temple in Thailand. It became popular for its unique, sophisticated architectures and also because of the Emerald Buddha. There’s a legend about this Buddha which was believed to be originated in India so that many tourists and pilgrims have come here to behold the sacredness.
Opening hours : Daily from 8:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m.
Entrance fee: Wat Phra Kaew is included when buying the Grand Palace entrance fee.
3. Khaosan Road
Khaosan Road Bangkok is the Packbacker street, there are a lot of cheap hotels, homestays surrounding this area but you should consider staying here because the night is fierce and extremely bustling with loud music roaring throughout the street and people dancing enthusiastically til 3 am.
They also sell souvenirs and clothes at reasonable prices here.
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4. Floating Markets
Floating Markets Bangkok is an iconic sight of Thailand. Tourists East to West all enjoy spending a day floating around sightseeing and buying food, gifts from the floating seller. It’s chaotic yet it’s a fun experience. Not mentioning Jame Bond was filmed in Damnoen Saduak floating market. So there are a lot of options for floating markets, some are closed to the center like Taling Chan, Nam Bang, Tha Kha Floating Market or further ones like Damnoen, Amphawa floating market (90km + away).
You could use taxi or bus to get to these markets yourself, be beware with tuk-tuk drivers who offer to bring you there with cheap price 50 Baht but will end up dropping you off somewhere in the city near the port, they will try to sell you the service around 1,400 Baht/tour.
5. Icon Siam Bangkok
A few years ago, Siam Discovery, Siam Center and Siam Paragon are some of the most recommended destinations in Bangkok. But recently; Icon Siam, a new, iconic mega mall completed in 2018, located right next to Chao Phraya River. It’s called Mother of all malls so you can imagine about the massiveness of this mall, it has up to 500+ shops and 300+ restaurants from 30 different countries. You will have a vast amount of options for spending a day here.
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6. China Town
This is also an ideal nightspot for food and photo check-in. it looks like a corner of Hongkong with typical neon/ lighting signs glowing with colors. There are several places you can pay a visit around this area such as China gate, Wat Traimit, Sampeng Lane..etc.
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7. Chao Phraya River
Chao Phraya River is a nice destination and is noticeable from distance. It’s a big river coursing through the heart of Thailand. The areas surrounding Chao Phraya is very chilling and fresh, you can enjoy a stroll here or rent a bicycle to tour around for sightseeing. You can easily find the piers scattering around the river, some ferries carry people, travelers to other spots in the city. It’s very cheap and convenient!
8. Wat Pho
Wat Pho Bangkok is the Largest and Oldest temple in Bangkok, it was here even before capital Bangkok even formed by king Rama I. The structures and architectures of the temple are antique yet inspiring with colorful paintings. This is house to thousands of buddha arts and the most famous buddha statue is the Reclining Buddha.
Entrance fee: 200 Baht per person (free entry for children under 120cms)
Opening Hours: 8:00am until 6:30pm
9. Wat Arun
Wat Arun Bangkok is an ideal location if you want terrific photos to put on Instagram. It is considered as an iconic landmark in Bangkok lying on the West bank of Chao Phraya river. It looks dazzling under the morning sun, this is part of the reason why it’s called Temple of Dawn. The design is very different than other temples around Bangkok, bringing a much different majestic feeling.
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Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 5.30 pm
Ticket Fee: 100 Baht
10. Night markets
Thailand is famous for its food and the variety of goods. So there are a lot of Night Markets, especially in Bangkok since it’s a tourist destination, they sell delicious Thai dishes like Pad Thai and Thai Hot Pot with affordable prices. The clothes are cheap and very eye-catching with the funny and beautiful printings on them. Here are some recommended for you in Bangkok.
1.Rod Fai Market 2 (Ratchada)
2.Sukhumvit Street Market in Bangkok
4.Asiatique the Riverfront
5.Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Market