Any travel survey will tell you how much Indians love Bangkok, Thailand. It’s close by, alluring, a shopper’s paradise, a backpacker’s ultimate dream, one of the best choices for a family vacation, a classic example of a romantic getaway complete with brilliant authentic Thai food, lively nightlife, and beautiful beaches. Need we say more, why a vacation in Bangkok, should be on your to-do list for this year?
Visit the Grand Palace and Wat Pho
The Grand Palace should be the first in your Bangkok's list of sightseeing. Bangkok's Grand Palace was the home of the King and his court. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand's most sacred site. Visitors must be properly dressed before entering the temple. Its beauty has to be seen to be believed. Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), or Wat Phra Chetuphon, is located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and a must-do for any first-time visitor to Bangkok. The sight of the giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 metres long covered in gold leaf is one that is immensely awe-inspiring.
Go shopping on Khao San Road
This hub for shopping is located quite near to famous tourist places in the city. Eat, party, shop, you name it, and you can have it. The Khao San Road is famous with backpackers. It is famous for its nightlife, and you can freely walk the streets and shop for clothing, accessories, travel gear, books and more.
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Marvel at the Floating Market
While you marvel at the way a whole bustling market thrives on water, don't forget to shop and bargain when you like something. Once you arrive at the market step into a traditional long-tail boat and have your driver paddle you between hundreds of boats selling fresh produce, souvenirs and delicious Thai food.
Satisfy your taste buds: Chinatown food tasting
Bangkok’s Chinatown is a hectic, colourful destination. Stroll along Yaowarat Road and experience the heritage of the city, prefer to go on a walking tour so that you can take in all the sights, sounds and smells that Chinatown has to offer. As you make your way through the incense-scented streets, stop for a tasty bite of hot congee – a favourite breakfast food for Chinese immigrants. Experiment with food you haven't seen or tasted before. Don't forget to try the Thai Fried Chicken, Sweet Potato Balls (Khanom Kai Nok Krata), Crispy Pancake (Khanom Bueang), authentic Thai Fried Noodles (Pad Thai) varieties of seafood and much more.
A wonderful experience awaits you in Bangkok and here you can allow your tastebuds to sample cuisine that will truly satisfy you, intrigue you and you can have all the fun while at it. Wondering how to get there?
Learn while you roam: Cooking school
Cooking Schools here teach classic Thai cooking in a traditional outdoor kitchen. The patrons get to shop for the ingredients and then cook a meal from scratch under the tutelage of experienced cooking instructors. You can always boast of learning something new while on holiday and that too from the masters themselves. You will also get to know the taste and origin of the food you eat there. This is here, below, is a picture of the Silom Thai Cooking School.
BANGKOK AND BEYOND
Bangkok also serves as a gateway to many other parts of Thailand. So you will need to know how to get to Bangkok first. AirAsia has some incredible deals to the travel destination Bangkok. From here, you can hop a short flight to Phuket, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, and other popular destinations as well. AirAsia has a lot of attractive and affordable deals that can work well with your respectable budgets.