5 reasons to visit Bangkok

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok edwin.11/Flickr

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok © edwin.11/Flickr

For many of us there is no need to mention a reason to visit Thailand or Bangkok, but if you don’t know much about this fascinating city, I suggest you to read this guide. In the following article I will give you 5 reasons to visit Bangkok. Thailand is a top must-visit destination on many people’s to-do list of life. And so is Bangkok. The city is an extremely popular nitourist destination, being home to numerous unique visitor attractions and entertainment options. Including several attractions from wonderful Buddhist temples to interesting museums, from unique markets to streets food stalls and excellent nightlife spots, the city is a hot spot for tourists.   

Temples

Just like the entire country, Bangkok is also abundant in fascinating Buddhist temples. The majority of Thai people are Buddhists. They highly revere Buddha and constructed innumerable richly decorated temples to pay him respect. The best-known temples in the city are the following: Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Mahathat, Wat Chanasongkram, Wat Arun and so on. Visiting these temples may help you understand the unique Thai culture much better.

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok edwin.11/Flickr

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok © edwin.11/Flickr

Nightlife

Bangkok is known as an important nightlife scene. The nightlife in Bangkok is characterized by intensity. From clubs to go-go or ladyboy bars, the city is abundant in great nightlife venues. There are also famous cabarets in the city and the shows are always glamorous. If you are a young traveler, looking for great venues, you will surely love Bangkok!

Museums

If you would like to learn about the history and culture of Thailand, visiting one of the numerous museums of Bangkok is a great choice. There are innumerable unique and interesting museums and at galleries in Bangkok.

Perhaps the most interesting one is the Bangkok National Museum. It includes the country’s largest collection of Thai art. Other museums include: the Bangkokian Museum, the unique Erawan Museum, Madame Tussauds Bangkok, the National Gallery, the weird Bangkok Forensic Museum and so on.

The three-headed elephant of the Erawan Museum neajjean/Flickr

The three-headed elephant of the Erawan Museum © neajjean/Flickr

The food

Thai food is worldwide famous. For many travelers the local food is a convincing reason to choose the respective destination. There are innumerable restaurants, eateries and “mobile kitchens” on the streets of Bangkok. The food is excellent and the prices are acceptable. Choose any of the meals and have a unique experience.

Markets

Getting out on the local markets in Bangkok is one of the best ways to get on touch with local culture. From night markets to weekend markets and unique floating markets, Bangkok is home to a large variety of markets. With colorful stalls, unique Thai handicrafts, elephant amulets, Thai silk and excellent souvenirs, these markets are the perfect places to go shopping.

Bangkok floating market coolinsights/Flickr

Bangkok floating market © coolinsights/Flickr

 

 

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