Bangkok is one of the most touristic cities out there, stands at the front line with New York, Tokyo, Paris and so on..Why Bangkok is one of the most traveled cities? that for another article.
Most of those cities have so much to offer for the millions of tourists that flooded the streets and Bangkok is no different, well maybe she is..Bangkok does have special attractions that make her unique and stands from the other major cities, let’s see some of Bangkok’s special attractions:
The Grand Palace
One of the most iconic tourist attractions in Bangkok, located at the old city just next to the Riverside of Chao Phraya river.
The Grand Palace used to be where the royal family lived and operate from 1782 until 1925, moved from Thon Buri city.
What you can see at the Grand Palace is a beautiful old style Thai architecture structure, some of the material brought from the old capital city Ayutthaya. Golden temples, impressive statues, names like Temple of The Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, The Demon Guardians, Phra Siratana Chedi, Phra Mondo and more..
The Royal Family doesn’t live here anymore but there are special ceremonies that still taking place here. While here, you will probably see the royal representative army walking around and changing guards which is impressive.
Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Chatuchak Weekend Market
The superstar of the markets, it’s huge, it’s colorful, it’s cheap, and it’s fun. Located at Chatuchak (Jatujak) district north of the inner city Bangkok, it’s easy to reach with the MRT underground rail system or with the BTS skytrain.
Chatuchak market is huge and divided in to 29 sections and each sections divided in to streets which are small alleys called “Soi”.
Most of the parts of the market is narrow, crowded and hot, so watch your stuff, come with a comfortable shoes and clothes.
At Chatuchak market, you can find almost everything you want or need. From books (remember books?), art, pets, gardening products, of course, clothing, new and second hand, fashion, home decor, kitchen products, furniture, antiques and much more.
In between of course, there are restaurants here and there, cafe stalls, and drinks in general.
You can get here by taking the skytrain BTS to Mo Chit station or The MRT underground railway to Chatuchak Park station.
Chinatown Bangkok is one of the attractions in Bangkok you don’t want to miss. It’s unique and colorful. It has many markets some goes about 200 years back. You will feel like you are in an 80’s action movie.
Chinatown Bangkok characterized with long Chinese language sings, that lights up when evening comes, long and crowded markets that offers toys, home products, flip-flops, lamps, clothes if its Chinese oriented or western, food, dry or trash and more and more..
The main road on Chinatowns hotels, their you’d most of the restaurants, if it’s stalls street food, or regular common restaurants, bars, and endless stores.
Two of the most popular markets in Chinatown Bangkok are Sampeng market which is huge, long, crowded, and offers usually toys, home products, flip-flops, food stall here and there, and more.
The other known market is The Old Market or Kao Market, this market dedicated mainly to Chinese food and products, fresh food and dry food.
Better come here early afternoon so you can catch the morning markets, and see the lights of Yaowara road lights, it’s beautiful.
MBK Shopping Mall
Yes yes, Bangkok is a lot about shopping, not only, but she has many attractions that are shopping related, and actually many tourists come here to shop and enjoy a fine and relaxing experience in one of the amazing hotels in Bangkok.
MBK is one of the most popular shopping center in the city, it’s rather old, from 1986, but unique and no doubt a fun place to hangout, eat, play, watch the movie and of course shop.
Located at the center of Bangkok called Siam. Walking distant from MBK there are few other major shopping mall, names like Siam Discovery, Siam Center, Siam Paragon and more..
Also around the area are few of the most popular hotels in Bangkok, Princess Pathumwan Bangkok for example which located above MBK.
MBK is a 7th floor shopping mall, offers fashion clothing, shoes, furniture, few major camera stores, huge IT section included, souvenirs, and much much more. Some parts of MBK looks like a market, with narrow paths, and there is a market style happening at the ground floor.
Beside shopping in MBk, there is an arcade area, cinema, bowling and bar, and more things to see and to do. You can practice your bargain skills here, but don’t forget the prices are cheap to begin with.
There are also many food opportunities, from local food courts, to asian restaurants, western restaurants, cafe shops, desserts shop and more and more, it’s a fun place to hangout, shop, eat and enjoy life.
444 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Khao San Road
Also one of the most famous and popular attractions in Bangkok, more popular with the young generation but no doubt a fun and excited place to visit while in Bangkok.
Khao San road located not far from the old city, so it will be easy to visit The Grand Palace (First attraction of the article).
It’s a colorful small street, with many signs above it of attractions, restaurants and hotels in Khaosan. The road being known as a travel street, many tourist agencies, travelers from all over the world meet here, and start their trip in thailand.
Khaosan road is alive most of the hours of the day, comes afternoon, vendors coming out and the road becomes one big happy market, with many restaurants, massages, bars, happy people.
Comes night Khaosan is one big party of travelers, and local young fellows that comes here and celebrate life.
Parallel to Khao San located Raambuttri Alley which is also a fun and happy road, but less crazy and crowded than than its big brother.
If you are looking for cheap hotels in Bangkok, you might want to check Khaosan Raod.
These attractions in Bangkok, are just a tip of the iceberg, there are many more and for everyone, for families, for kids, for couples, and even for lonely individuals.
Bangkok is taking care of everybody. Take care of yourselves and have a safe trip.