Calm and crazy, fun sweet and friendly, historic and modern, Bangkok is truly a beautiful city. While the city’s nightlife will enchant your senses, the majestic Buddhist temples will soothe your soul. If you are planning a trip to this place soon, you should leave at least four days free to explore its beauty.
Places to cover in and around Bangkok
Full of street stalls, restaurants, gold sellers and some of Bangkok’s best street food, China Town is the perfect place to spend the evenings. You can also discuss Wat Traimit and Golden Buddha on the same day.
Tip: Climb to the top for scenic views of the district and the Chao Phraya River.
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Home to the famous reclining Buddha, Wat Pho is the largest and oldest Buddhist temple in the region. The statue is 46 meters tall and 15 meters tall and will definitely take you in its glory. You can also take a river tour to reach this temple.
Tip: Don’t go on a very sunny day.
If you are a shopaholic, then Chatuchak is no less than a paradise. With more than 15,000 stalls and shops, this weekend market is a major retail adventure. This is the best place to buy souvenirs to take home.
Tip: Don’t forget to negotiate. Also keep an eye on your belongings.
Do you want to spend some relaxing time? Visit Lumphini Park in the late afternoon with a bottle of wine. The park functions as an oasis in the middle of the concrete city. Couples can enjoy pedal boating on the man-made lake, children can play on the lush green grounds while the elderly simply spend some free time.
Tip: Carry your favorite snacks for munching.
Just a few hours’ drive from Bangkok, the resort town of Hua Hin is known for its enchanting white beaches and luxurious properties. It is a popular weekend getaway for locals and tourists. While you’re here, enjoy strolling through the glittering night markets and sampling exotic seafood.
Connectivity with Bangkok
You will be happy to know that several airlines have direct flights to Bangkok from major Indian cities and AirAsia is one of them. You can view and book your flight tickets from cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Vishakhapatnam, Chennai and Kolkata to Bangkok at prices that won’t hurt your pocket much. Until April 16, 2017, enjoy our mega sale with flight tickets from Bangalore, Kochi, Kolkata and Chennai to Bangkok starting at just INR 4,499 including all taxes. Sounds interesting? Go, grab your ticket before the offer ends!
Taste the best of Thai cuisine
Your trip to Bangkok is not complete if you have not enjoyed the delicious Thai dishes. Loved around the world, Thai cuisine is prepared with fresh ingredients such as tart lemongrass, hot peppers and seafood. The streets are lined with food stalls selling traditional Thai delicacies.
Tip: Prefer eating from familiar places.
Explore like a local
To explore the city, you can travel in MRT or Tuk Tuk and leave the taxis behind. This way you can save a lot of money and enjoy it to the fullest.
Go on a temple tour
If you’re one of the religious types or admire architecture, you should save a day for the city temple tour. Golden Buddha frames in the gleaming temples are ubiquitous and colorful. You will also find ancient banyan trees solemnly wrapped in sacred cloth to honor the spirits of the residents.
Tip: Always carry an umbrella
Relax in a spa treatment
Bangkok is the city with hundreds of spa and massage centers that offer basic massage for daily treatments. You only need to invest a few Bahts and you can experience a massage you will remember for a long time. After having a whole day off, a spa session can be very relaxing and rejuvenating.
Tip: Choose the spa with the old Thai woman who has experience in Thai massages.