Bangkok Attractions: The City of Angels

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is one of the most visited cities in the world and in the local Thai language is also known as Krung Thep, which means the City of Angels.

Bangkok is the capital and the most populated city in Thailand with more than 8 million residents in the city itself and over 14.5 million in its metropolitan area. Bangkok is also one of the world’s top tourist destination cities with almost 16 million tourists visiting it each year.

Bangkok become one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Asia and in the local Thai language is also known as Krung Thep, which literally means – The city of Angels. There are many interesting tourist spot you must visit. At there we can see the unique traditional culture in the space of international standard. Bangkok is a world-class shopping Paradise, Paradise Fun & Entertainment, Travel Paradise Natural Beauty, and Paradise Foods.

Brief History:

Tourist Attractions In Bangkok

Tourist Attractions In Bangkok

Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok became the capital of Thailand (then known as Siam) in 1782, when General Chao Phraya Chakkri took over as the first king of the Chakkri Dynasty. He and the other rulers who succeeded him remodeled the entire city by building a whole system of waterways or canals which covered most of the areas; built new temples, and remodeled and beautified the existing ones. World War II witnessed a spurt in tourists when the city became a popular destination for the US military personnel. The dark side to this popularity was that it gave rise to what Thailand and Bangkok is famous for today – its nightlife and a flourishing sex industry.

Tourist Attractions In Bangkok:

There is never a dull moment to be had in Bangkok. From its many Temples and Palaces to the grand Shopping Malls and from Safaris to its Exotic Nightlife, Bangkok is a city of multiple interests. This is the 5 best tourist attractions in Bangkok you must visit :

Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew

Located in the old city area, the Grand Palace is the most famous landmark in Bangkok. It was built in 1782 and was the home of the Thai King for 150 years. There are several impressive buildings within the Grand Palace complex, the most important would be Wat Phra Kaew, which means “Temple of the Emerald Buddha”. In order to enter the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew you must follow a dress code: men must wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts and shoes, while women must wear long skirts. You may rent appropriate clothing items outside the palace if you are dressed otherwise.

Chao Phraya River

The Chao Phraya river flows through Bangkok before it continues to the Gulf of Thailand. It is the most important feature of the city and taking a tour on a long tail boat or cruise on the river is a very recommended experience that can help you understand what Bangkok is all about. On one hand huge skyscrapers along the river and on the other hand, on the sideways small canals, some locals live in floating wooden houses.

Floating Market

A floating market is a market where the goods, mostly fruits, vegetables and cooked Thai food are sold right off the boat. The most famous floating market is the Domnoen Saduak floating market, located in Ratchaburi, close to Bangkok. You cruise the narrow canals of the market with a guided tour boat, and even though the market is packed with tourists, the atmosphere is great. The entire visit, heading from Bangkok to the market and back should take around half a day

Nightlife

Bangkok has a reputation for its active night life and club with the more famous areas being Patpong, Nana or Soi Cowboy and is dotted with bars and red light areas which feature regular shows by lady boys, pole dancers and excellent live music.

nightlife in bangkok

nightlife in bangkok

Wat Arun

Another major attraction is the Wat Arun, which is a Khmer- style Buddhist Temple and is situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Built during the days when Ayutthaya was the capital of Thailand, the outstanding feature of this temple is its Central Prang (or Pagoda) which is eighty feet tall and is a symbol of mount Meru, the Centre of the Universe.

Khaosan Road

Perhaps the most famous street in Bangkok, Khaosan is a short street, about 1 km north of the Grand Palace. The street offers cheap accommodation mainly for backpackers and other on-budget travelers, many travel agencies that can help you with your every wish, shops that sell just about everything, and at night the street accommodates some bars.


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