There is a lot to do when you are in Bangkok, especially if you have not been before. Bangkok is the place where you can live up every moment of your holiday. It has got everything that you are looking for, great food, best places for shopping, beautiful temples and spiritual leaders.
Built in 1782 - and for 150 years the home of the Thai King - the Grand Palace is a must-see during your visit to Bangkok. The palace was built as the new seat of government when the king decided to move the capital of Siam from Thonburi to Bangkok.
Throughout, the Palace has been constantly expanded and many additional structures were added over time. Today it hosts government offices and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha, besides the royal residences.
Wat Pho is located on Sanam Chai road and Maharaj road next to the Grand Palace. It is open daily between 8:00am to 5:00pm, with an admission fee of THB 50. Tourists must dress modestly, no shorts are allowed.
There are countless floating markets throughout the country, the most famous of the floating markets being Damnoen Saduak, located in the southwest of Bangkok. Traders’ boats paddle along congested canals with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell to shoppers peering from the river banks. Be prepared for lots of chatter, frantic activity and quite a bit of bargaining. Try riding on a small boat to experience the floating market up close.
One of the most famous Bangkok landmarks, the Erawan Shrine is a Hindu shrine that houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu creation god Brahma. Located at the Ratchaprasong intersection of Ratchadamri Road in Pathum Wan district, it is near the Bangkok Skytrain’s Chitlom Station and often features performances by resident Thai dance troupes. The area has many shopping malls nearby, including Gaysorn, Central World and Amarin Plaza.