4/5 - Good
Verified travelerJan 20, 2020
Wonderful vibrant city For me 3 fantastic days which is enough having visited many times before
A bustling city that combines frantic chaos with intense calm, Bangkok is Thailand’s largest city and cultural heart.
A wild city moving at a frantic pace, nothing can prepare you for the sensory overload Bangkok is so celebrated for – a chaotic swirl of impromptu markets, unpredictable traffic and intensely friendly locals, all mixed with the aromatic scent of fresh spices drifting from the seemingly never ending array of street food carts that litter the city.
With a population nearing 10m people, Bangkok has grown to cover some 570 square miles – eventually encompassing the two former Thai capitals of Thonburi and Rattanakosin. Whilst both of these areas offer a unique insight into the city’s past, Rattanakosin is recognised as the Bangkok’s historic centre and is home to many of the city’s premier attractions such as the National Museum of Thailand and the Temple of the Emerald Buddah which is located in the grounds of lavishly decorated Grand Palace. Visitors may also view the nearby reclining Buddah at the Wat Pho temple, but guests are reminded that modest dress is appropriate when visiting such places.
Getting around Bangkok is simple thanks to the excellent Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) rail networks which run between all the major shopping and entertainment districts of the city. The riverboat expresses along the Chao Phraya River are also a good way to get a different view of the city. Of course, you may prefer to experience the city’s signature tuk tuks, but prepare yourself for a bumpy and occasionally terrifying ride!
To experience the true mania of Bankok, the Banglamphu District of the city is an absolute must for any visitor to the city. The location of the notorious Khao San Road, the entire district is an unstoppable onslaught of sights, sounds and pungent smells.
With so much going on, you might prefer to simply sit back in a pavement café and watch it all unfold before your eyes. Alternatively you might find yourself dragged into some good natured haggling with the local traders as they try to sell you every counterfeit item under the sun. Beware though, everything is counterfeit on the Khao San – whatever the seller tells you.
Bangkok is not all chaos though – far from it. Visitors are welcome to join one of the free outdoor yoga or tai chi classes which are held daily in Lumphini Park, and most hotels offers luxurious spa treatments to sooth away the stress of the city. Whoever you are, whatever travel experience you’re looking for – Bangkok is ready to welcome you with open arms.
4/5Very Good!(416 area reviews)
Street markets and sparkling malls, parks, nightlife districts and museums await at this bustling boulevard, which is one of Thailand’s longest roads.
3.5/5Good!(33 area reviews)
Known for its stunning river views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Bangkok City Centre. Check out top attractions like MBK Center and Jim Thompson House, and jump on the metro at Hua Lamphong Station or National Stadium BTS Station to see more of the city.
Suan Pakkard Palace and Victory Monument are top sights in Pratunam, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Phaya Thai Station or Victory Monument BTS Station to see more sights in the area.
4/5Very Good!(86 area reviews)
Travellers come to Don Muang for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Don Mueang New Market and Royal Thai Air Force Museum while you're in town.
Asoke is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Soi Cowboy and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, and you can get around town on the metro at Sukhumvit Station.
4/5Very Good!(117 area reviews)
Known for its fantastic nightlife and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Sathorn. Check out top attractions like Bangkok Riverside and Central Rama 3 Mall, and jump on the metro at Technic Krungthep Station or Akhan Songkho Station to see more of the city.
Reviewed on 10 Jan 2020
Reviewed on 18 Jan 2020
This “anything goes” street is a hot spot for budget travelers who want to buy cheap clothes and souvenirs, people-watch or party all night.
You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Pratunam Market, a popular shopping spot in Bangkok. Visit the notable monuments and temples in this vibrant area.
You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, a favourite shopping spot in Bangkok. Visit the temples and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.
The majestic European/Asian-style complex was once the home of the kings of Siam and is now both a place of worship and a must-see Bangkok landmark.
Learn about the history of Victory Monument, a well-known monument in Bangkok. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed art galleries in this culturally rich area.
Known by locals as the “Lung of Bangkok,” this green breathing space provides a quiet haven for rest, sport and recreation to residents and visitors alike.
Take an unforgettable boat tour on a peaceful canal that weaves through Thailand's picturesque countryside. Experience the lifestyle of locals who live and work on these interconnected waterways, and take in the daily bustle at Damnoen Saduak, popular floating market selling colorful handicrafts and fresh produce.
Discover the rich history, fascinating architecture, and iconic buildings of Ayutthaya, an ancient royal capital. Visit the former royal residence at Bang Pa-In Palace, marvel at the Wat Mahathat and Wat Na Phra Men temples, and cruise the waters of Chao Phraya River while enjoying a delicious lunch.
Feast your senses on the sights, sounds, and tastes of Thailand. Savor a delectable Thai dinner and a renowned theatrical production of otherworldly proportions telling Thailand's legendary heritage.
Spend a day exploring historic sites throughout the Mueang region as you learn about WWII and POW labor camps. Travel by road, river, and railway as you visit a prisoner cemetery, examine exhibits at the JEATH Museum, and see the span made famous by Bridge on the River Kwai.
Hop aboard a tuk tuk, an automatic rickshaw, and enjoy rides between some of Bangkok's top attractions. The elegantly simple Tuk Tuk Hop app allows you to book a tuk tuk at numerous locations across town, meaning that you don't have to worry about transportation between the top spots in the city.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub), Si Champa Alley, Mae Klong 75000 Thailand Maeklong Railway Market is one of the most interesting Train Market in Thailand where you will observe how nicely this fruit and vegetable market is established and when they the train arrive; how quickly the cover up in a very narrow space.
Verified travelerJan 16, 2020
Amazing city full of life.
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