What to do in Bangkok?
Thailand is considered to be a traditional country of beach relaxation, where on the picturesque islands among palm trees you feel like in a Bounty advertisement. But the opportunities for recreation in this country are much wider. In order to understand that Thailand is not only a country for a trip to the sea, but also a place full of urban life, tourists should visit Bangkok.
Exploring the sights of Bangkok
If you want to relax in Thailand, but not with the aim of lazily basking on the beach, and get acquainted with the dynamic everyday life of the Asian metropolis – it’s time to go to Bangkok.
The capital of Thailand may not be the only city on your itinerary. Therefore, to understand what to do in Bangkok one day, explore all its popular attractions. Then you can see more places in a short time.
Getting acquainted with Thai history and culture is worth visiting the National Museum and the Grand Palace. If you are a lover of walks in a picturesque place, then head to Lumpini Park. And in order to truly feel the oriental flavor, follow the Chatuchak market or Khaosan street. Family tourists who are considering what to do with their children in Bangkok are advised to visit the largest oceanarium in the Siam Ocean World region or the Amped trampoline park.
Explore Bangkok Temples
To fully experience the soul of Bangkok, take the time to visit the temples, but remember that they are open for tourists until six in the evening. Also, do not forget to bring clothes that cover your entire body.
There are three famous temples in Bangkok – Wat Phra Keo, Wat Pho, Wat Arun. Wat Phra Kaew is considered the most popular shrine. Inside this place is stored its main treasure – a statue of the Emerald Buddha, found back in 1464.
Wat Arun, or the “Temple of Dawn” is another ancient architectural monument built in the 17th century. A particularly beautiful view of it opens in the evening. You can get to the temple by ferry.
Wat Pho or the “Temple of the Reclining Buddha” is known for its Buddha statue, 15 meters high and 43 meters long. Wat Pho also has a pond and a small waterfall. This place was the first Thai massage school.
Take a walk through the canals of Bangkok
Bangkok has no access to the sea, but there are channels with water transport. Moreover, here you will find an original flower market on the water and villages, which can only be reached by boat.
Traveling by boat will save time, because traffic in Bangkok is busy, traffic jams are common. If you want to see the picturesque city panorama from the water and do not know what to do in the evening in Bangkok, go on a boat trip to see the city in the light of night lights. Also along the Chao Phraya River, from pier No. 8 of ThaTien, a route has been laid to the Grand Palace or the Temple of Dawn.
Try the delicious Tom Yam
Thailand is known for its exotic cuisine. To try delicious dishes prepared according to traditional Thai recipes, we recommend choosing establishments where the main contingent is not tourists, but locals. Also, do not be afraid to buy street food – in Thailand there are a lot of quality eateries. At the same time, travelers need to remember that local delicacies may be too spicy for them.
If you still want to feel the pungency of Thai delicacies, order red, yellow or green curry. For those who don’t like too spicy dishes, we recommend Tom Kha soup with coconut milk. Of particular note is Tom Yam – a sweet and sour soup with spices and lemongrass.
Visit the colorful markets and major malls
Bangkok is a popular place for shopping, where in addition to large shopping centers, there are also many local markets. Some of them work at night, for example, the Pak Khlong flower market opens 2 hours after midnight. Chatuchak Bazaar is the most visited in Bangkok. People come here to trade from all over the country.
If you did not have time to enjoy shopping in the city due to lack of time and do not know what to do at the Bangkok airport while waiting for a flight, you can watch or buy souvenirs at Suvarnabhumi Airport, where an entire floor is allocated for shops.