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    Best time to Visit Bangkok: Whole Year

    Category : Night Life: Night Life

    Duration(days) : 3 Days

    Address : Bangkok Thailand

    Description

    Bangkok is Thailand’s capital. It is a large city famous for its well decorated shrines, spectacular palaces, floating market, pubs, massages and vibrant street life. 

    Bangkok recieves many tourists; as it serves as a gateway to many other parts of Thailand.

    The Chao Phraya River flows through the heart of Bangkok and adds to the charm and appeal of this bustling city.

     

    Cuisine:
    The real Thailand can be experienced only by trying the famous street food of the city. Dont forget to relish a delicious/ mysterious meals, surrounded by the chaos and heat of the city atleast once in your trip.

     

    Shopping:
    The best place for shopping at Bangkok are: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Chatuchak Market, Khao San Road, Terminal 21 mall, Sukhumvit.


    Recommended things to do in Bangkok:

    •    Enjoy the vibrant night streets of Bangkok - shopping, street food, pubs
    •    Visit the Floating Market
    •    Full / half day Bangkok City tour
    •    Full day safari and marine park exploration
    •    Take Ayutthaya day tour 

     


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    Grand Palace

    Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :8:30 AM -3:30 PM

    Grand Palace - as the name suggests is a Grand spectacular structure. This palace was built in 1782 and has served as the royal residence. The palace complex covers 2 acres. It is home to the famous Wat Phra Kaeo temple, which houses the Jade (or Emerald) Buddha. As this is Thailand’s most sacred site, you have to dress in smart clothes: no vests or see-through clothes - Men must wear full-length trousers. Women must wear trousers or over-the-knee skirts.
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      Wat Phra Kaeo / Wat Phra Kaew Temple

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      The sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple, lies in Grand Palace. It houses the most important image, the Emerald Buddha. The temple walls are decorated with extraordinary murals of scenes from the Ramayana.
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        Wat Pho Temple

        Entry Fees :₹ 100 baht Time To Visit :8:30 AM - 6 PM

        Wat Pho Temple is famous for its enormous Reclining Buddha (45 m long and 15 m high). It is considered as one of the oldest temple and was earlier known as a place of healing, as it owned pharmacy and had traditional medical school.
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          Wat Arun Temple (The Temple of Dawn)

          Entry Fees :₹ 20 baht Time To Visit :8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

          Wat Arun Temple is also refered as The Temple of Dawn. It has steep steps and Khmer-style spire. Its iconic soaring golden tower is a spectacular sight at any time of day but is especially impressive when the sun is setting on the horizon. The temple is set across the Chao Phraya River.
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            Wat Traimit

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            Wat Traimit is also refered as Temple of the Golden Buddha. It houses 3.5 m Buddha statue cast from 5.5 tons of solid gold. The statue is about 900 years old and was covered in plaster to hide its value. Only in 1957 it was discovered that the statue was pure gold, when it slipped from a crane while moving to a new building.
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              Wat Suthat

              Entry Fees :₹ 20 baht Time To Visit :8:30 AM - 9 PM

              Wat Suthat is known for its delightful architecture and beautiful wall paintings.
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                National Museum / Wang Na Palace

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                National Museum is the oldest museum of the country and has huge collection of artifacts regarding the history and culture of Thailand. Wang Na Palace was an old historic palace built by Rama I. It currently displays huge collection of religious and ceremonial artifacts, ceramics, games, weaponry, musical instruments, as well as an impressive collection of Buddha figures arranged according to period.
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                  Dusit Palace

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                  Dusit Palace is a place of royal residence. It bestows splendid architecture and rich history. The most prominent building of the palace complex is the Vimanmek Mansion, built of golden teak wood. You can enter this place for free if you have the tickets to enter Grand Palace.
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                    Giant Swing / Great Swing

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                    Giant Swing is an iconic structure in the city. It is a 27 m high teak frame swing built for religious ceremonial activities. At the ceremony, a team of three took turns to balance on a dangerously narrow board and swung more than 25 m off the ground. This swing was refered as reaching 'up to Heaven'. During this high swings, the contestants would attempt to catch a bag of silver coins in their teeth. This ceremony had many fatal accidents, hence it is currently banned.
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                      Chatuchak Market / Weekend Market

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                      Chatuchak Market is considered as the largest weekend market in the world. It has over 15,000 stalls, offering everything from delicious street foods, jewelry, religious icons etc. This weekend market, is primarily open on Saturday and Sunday, though one section, called Jatujak Plaza is open throughout the week. It is locally known as JJ Market, and said to attract more than 200,000 people on weekends.
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                        Floating Markets

                        Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :6 AM - 12 PM

                        Due to the vast network of canals and waterways, Bangkok and the surrounding area, were formerly known as the Venice of the East. People relied on canals for transportation, and therefore people would tend to sell things directly from their boats, and thus giving rise to many floating boat markets. Check out Navigers blog to find the list of the famous floating markets around Bangkok.
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                          Khao San Road

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                          Khao San Road is the infamous backpacker destination. It has numerous guesthouse and a place where travellers from around the world stay. This colourful place is filled with food vendors, clothing stalls and a place to buy street products. The place is loud and happening and you can hear blarring music from every corner. It is close to many popular sightseeing places of Bangkok.
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                            Terminal 21

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                            Terminal 21 is a unique mall in Thailand and a shoppers paradise. Every floor of the mall has been themed to a different international cities like Paris, Tokyo, London, Caribbean, San Francisco, Istanbul etc.
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                              Chinatown / Yaowarat

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                              Chinatown in Bangkok is a culinary feast. You will find tons of street vendors selling delicious food. It also has the highest concentration of gold shops in the city.
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                                Soi Cowboy

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                                Soi Cowboy is an adult street which was a red-light district. Loud music and flashing neon lights brighten the colourful street and provides a carnival-like feel. The bars here usually close around 2.30 am.
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                                  Gems gallery

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                                  There are many gem galleries in the city and are famous for shopping jewelries. Pattaya Gems gallery houses huge five and a half ton golden Buddha statue
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                                    Chao Phraya River

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                                    The Chao Phraya River flows through the heart of Bangkok and adds to the charm and appeal of this bustling city. You can take a guided river cruise, dinner cruise, ferry or just rent a speedboat and travelling at your own speeds across this beautiful river.
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                                      Lumpini Park / Lumphini Park

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                                      Lumpini Park is a perfect place to relax in the busy, chaotic traffic of Bangkok. It is the largest public park in the city. It has option for boating in the artificial lake. It is a good place to start your early mornings.
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                                        Sea Life Bangkok

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                                        Sea Life Bangkok (aka Ocean World) is one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia. The prime attraction is glass bottom boat ride through the shark tank. You can also spot variety of marine life by walking through the underwater tunnel
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                                          Ayutthaya Temples

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                                          Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most impressive ruined cities in Asia. It is located at a distance of 80 kms from Bangkok. There are many day tours that take you to the ruined island city of Ayutthaya and on the a river cruise Chao Phraya River.
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                                            Hua Hin / Huahin

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                                            Hua Hin is a beach resort town. It is a popular weekend getaway for local people from Bangkok; as well as popular among tourists. It is at a distance of 200 kms from Bangkok
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                                              Bang Pa-In Summer Palace

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                                              Bang Pa-In Summer Palace is at 1 hour drive from Bangkok. This riverside palace complex is located on a sprawling landscaped gardens with fairytale bridges. The Floating Pavilion, Red Rooms are some of the key attractions of the place.
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                                                Khao Yai National Park

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                                                The perfect way to get out of Bangkok's busy and crowded streets is to go on a wildlife safari. There are many options to take a Khao Yai National Park and Elephant Ride Day Trip from Bangkok, which is at a distance of 175 kms.
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                                                  River kwai bridge / Bridge over the River Kwai

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                                                  The Bridge on the River Kwai at Kanchanaburi (140 kms from Bangkok) is one of the famous attractions. The Bridge on the River Kwai is part of the infamous Death Railway, built by the prisoners of the World War II under the supervision of Japanese Imperialism Army. It is a part of the meter-gauge railway line from Ban Pong, Thailand to Thanbyuzayat, Burma. The Bridge River Kwai became famous all over the world, when it was featured in movies and books. The cliff-hugging tracks and the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and valleys attracts a lot of visitors. A track is developed into a walkway with side platforms now, which allows crossing the railway bridge on foot. These platforms are useful as viewpoints and for avoiding trains. A small tourist train runs back and forth across the bridge. Special weekend trains from Bangkok is popular among tourists to visit this bridge.
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                                                    Maeklong Railway Market / Talad Rom Hub / Talad Rom Hoop

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                                                    Maeklong Railway Market, is a unique market that is held every day literally on the rail tracks. Maeklong Railway Market, nicknamed as Talat Rom Hup, meaning the "umbrella pulldown market". It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand, and is centred on the Maeklong Railway's track. The action at this busy market begins few minutes before the train is due to pass through the market. As soon as the siren signals the arrival of the train, the shoppers will hop off the tracks, and vendors will quickly pack their goods and prepare to close/retract their awnings from the train track as the train passes by. Once the train is gone, its business as usual as if nothing happened. This is a usual event for locals since 1905; but it is an out of the world experience for all the tourists come to this market, just to witness this. These are the times the train is scheduled to pass through the market 6:20am, 9:45am, 10:20am, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 6:22pm. This famous Maeklong Railway Market is at a distance of 82 kms from Bangkok.
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                                                      Bangkok airport has flights from major part of the world.