Top things to do in Bangkok
Despite its invigorating streetlife, Thailand’s capital nevertheless squeezes tranquil temples, palaces, and gardens in amongst the charming chaos. Here are some of its top attractions with which to start you discovery.
1. Golden Buddha
Located in Bangkok's Chinatown, the Golden Buddha patiently awaits visitors at the temple of Wat Traimit – an impressive five and a half tons!
2. Wat Arun
The famous Buddhist temple Wat Arun actually takes its name from the Hindu god Aruna. Early risers can see it transform the reflected rays of the sunrise into a magnificent aura!
3. Wat Pho
You might recognize the temple's huge Reclining Buddha statue, but Wat Pho is also notable for being Thailand's first public university and the birthplace of Thai massage!
4. Wat Phra Kaew
Bangkok's most sacred wats at the ``Temple of the Emerald Buddha,`` so-called for its statue carved from single jade stone. Nobody but the king may touch it!
5. Damnoen Saduak
The pioneer of all floating markets, Damnoen Saduak offers a delightful experience despite its increasingly touristy atmosphere. This visual vibrancy and popularity ensure Damnoen Saduak's iconic status.
6. Grand Palace
Grand is an understatement! It's the jaw-dropping majesty of the Grand palace that makes it one of Bangkok's top attractions. The aforementioned Wat Phra Kaew lies within its walls too!
7. Jim Thompson House
This unique home-turned-tourist-attraction was compiled from various old Thai structures by the silk trader Jim Thompson. Jim Thompson House Tours are affordable and frequent!
How to move around Bangkok
Thanks to the city’s modern skytrain and underground systems that cover a large area getting around Bangkok is easy. Exploring the riverside area by a long-tail speedboat or river taxi is also an option. The city bursts with exciting opportunities, visit the following website for information about the different transportation services and their cost.