Tips for exploring the best of Bangkok

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok edwin.11/Flickr

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok ©edwin.11/Flickr

The huge and vibrant Thai capital city, Bangkok is an extremely interesting city to explore. But exploring such an immense city can be a hard task. I have already presented you numerous aspects relating to this fantastic city, including its main areas, its most important visitor attractions, best nightlife spots, best restaurants, markets, shopping spots and so on.

As a summery, below I will give you some tips for exploring the best of Bangkok. You won’t get to know the entire city, but you can easily explore its best by following the next tips. Read on to find out which are these. I hope they will help you explore of Bangkok as much as possible and that you will return home with great memories.

Visit the Grand Palace and the Buddhist temples

The magnificent Grand Palace is one of the most important landmarks of the city. The impressive building is the residence of the Thai Royal family and drags most of the tourists visiting Bangkok. Besides, Bangkok’s Buddhist temples are also important visitor attractions of the city. Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), Wat Pho and Wat Mahathat are just four of the most important temples in Bangkok.

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok edwin.11/Flickr

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok ©edwin.11/Flickr

Tour a local market

There are numerous markets in Bangkok. The Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok’s Flower Market, the Patpong Night Market and the numerous floating markets of Bangkok are excellent for exploring the best of the city. Touring a local market will give you the possibility to get in touch with local people. You will also have the occasion to purchase great souvenirs.

Bangkok floating market coolinsights/Flickr

Bangkok floating market ©coolinsights/Flickr

Explore the Khao San Road

Although it’s a small road, the Khao San Road is one of the most popular streets of Bangkok. It is especially famous for being one of the main nightlife scenes of the city. Besides, it is backpackers’ paradise, offering the cheapest accommodation in Bangkok. By the evening it gets very crowded, as the road is packed with great pubs, clubs, nightclubs and bars. If you want to explore the nightlife of Bangkok, this is the place to go.

Khao San Road crowds keepitsurreal/Flickr

Khao San Road crowds ©keepitsurreal/Flickr

Go shopping to the MBK

After you toured one or even more local markets, continue your shopping experience at the MBK Shopping Center. The multi-storey building houses with no doubt one of the most famous shopping malls of the city. If you want to get to know the real Bangkok, you can not miss to go shopping to a local shopping mall. With its 2,000 shops, the MBK is one of the best.

Go for a Thai massage

What is Thailand famous for? It is famous for its kind people, for its stunning beaches, for its fantastic Buddhist temples, for its majestic cities, for the ladyboys, for the Thai food and…for the world renowned Thai massage. You can not miss to go for a Thai massage if you visit Bangkok. There are numerous spa centres in the city, offering massage. You’ll have numerous options to choose of.

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