Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world, with hundreds of thousands flocking to it every year. It’s an incredible destination for your perfect fix of culture, history, tourist attractions and everything in between. If you’ve still not been- here are just a few reasons why Bangkok makes such an awesome holiday destination.
Despite being the most developed city in Thailand, Bangkok has retained much of its original architecture. Many of the buildings date back hundreds of years. From the Grand Palace to the Wat Arun Temple, Vinmanmek Mansion and towering skyscrapers. You won’t be short of fantastic sights and inspiring buildings on your trip.
Bangkok offers some unique attractions. You are likely to experience things on your trips that are entirely new to you. For example their floating markets feature boats brimming with local foods and produce which are anchored to the shore. Check out a boat tour for a full look at everything the markets have to offer. There’s an epic safari park, ‘Safari World’ and Dusit Zoo which are well worth a visit. Plus you have numerous fascinating museums, and buildings of cultural and historical interest. To make sure you see everything the city has to offer, there are various Bangkok tours and attractions you’re able to book.
Despite being a vibrant city offering spectacular views of the city skyline, Bangkok is also dotted with natural beauty too with its parks and gardens. Perfect for a relaxing stroll in the lush greenery, going on a boat ride or going for a picnic. Lumpini Park is Bangkok’s oldest park, a natural oasis in the bustling inner city. Rama IX Park is the largest park in the city. It features a large lake and botanical gardens that have been inspired by different countries around the world. The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall and gardens have a stunning Renaissance-style building. Along with its lovely landscaped gardens, it makes for great photo opportunities as well as providing fresh air and a break from the city.
From high-end malls to raw and gritty street markets, Bangkok has it all when it comes to shopping experiences. Asiatique on the riverfront combines two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city: a night bazaar and a mall. Once a busy trade port, it is now home to over a thousand boutiques and numerous restaurants, all housed under a massive replica warehouse complex
Thai is a much-loved cuisine and has gained a lot of popularity in the West over the last decade. Thai food shares elements of other Asian cuisines but with many of its own unique elements. It is based on four basic taste elements; sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Dishes tend to be healthy and aromatic featuring lots of fresh ingredients. Thailand is a culinary paradise, from high-end restaurants from rustic street food. You’ll experience and taste dishes that you’re familiar with but cooked traditionally using local ingredients. As well as things that are brand new to you. Check out Bangkok’s Chinatown which is a prime foodie destination. Explore Old Town to discover the old-style Thai street food gems. In contrast, Sukhumvit is a very upscale neighborhood full of high-end cafes and restaurants.