Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is the most populous city in the country and is known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or Simply Krung Thep in Thai. The city is known for the ornate shrines and vibrant street life. Bangkok is an international hub for transport and health care and has emerged as a center for the arts, fashion, and entertainment. The city is famous for its street life, and cultural landmarks, as well as its red-light districts.
Bangkok’s is one of the world’s famous tourist destinations which is mostly visited by domestic and International tourists. The multi-faceted sights, attractions, city life, dynamic nightlife, Royal palaces, temples etc. attracts a variety of tourists there. I was invited on a FAM trip by TAT New Delhi & Nokscoot Airlines for three days from 23rd January to 25th January. I have explored many great attractions there. Some of the Best Places To Visit In Bangkok are:
The Lumphini Park is the first multi-functional park in Bangkok where people can do several activities in the fresh air and near the lake such as exercising, doing Tai Chi, play games and music, learn social dancing, read books in the library and so on. The park also offers the rare open public space, trees, and playgrounds along with an artificial lake where one can enjoy boating by taking boats on rents. The statue of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) was built here in 1942 to commemorate the construction of the Lumphini Park. The park also provides you with the place for bird watching, Smiling Sun Ground for the disabled person, Bangkok Elder Citizens Club for elders to relax, exercise, Home of Hope for the homeless person, BMA Apprentice School, Lumphini Park Library, Lumphini Youth Center, etc.
Maeklong Railway Market
It is one of the best markets in Thailand as the train runs through the middle of it several times a day. The Maeklong Railway Market has various stalls which display and sells fruits, veggies, meats, seafood, as well as sweet snacks, clothing, and flowers. This is special as the train runs straight down through the middle. Here, a warning bell rings a few minutes before the train comes, then the vendors pull back their specially designed awnings before the train comes and then it again adjusts perfectly encapsulates the train as it rolls through and put the wings back to their original places.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of the most popular floating markets in Thailand which offers you a great opportunity for photo and food along with this it provides you an insight into a bygone way of life. The market is located in the Damnoen Saduak which is the straightest and longest canal in Thailand. The canal is 32 kilometers long and has more than 200 branches. Here, the river is packed with wooden boats overflowing with fruits and vegetables which they sell to people standing on land.
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Bang Plab Community
It is one of the best places to visit in the country where one can explore the fruit orchards and can also visit the local farmer and artisans. Here, one can find the local artisan making musical instruments from carved coconut shells. The Bang Plab Community was a great part of our itinerary. We did cycling and some activities with locals there. It was such a great experience of our life.
Chaophraya Cruise is one of the luxury 5 Star cruises located on the Chaophraya river which provides an amazing experience of the Thai Exquisite Architecture which comprises of Thai Cultural and History from the past to present standing elegant just below the river. The cruise also provides you with the fine Thai and International Buffet, superb Beverage, cocktails along with this it offers you with live music and saxophone which will provide you with an unforgettable experience.
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Art In Paradise
The Art in Paradise is a fun and fresh take on art gallery which provides the visitors with an amazing experience of the three-dimensional paintings on the walls of the gallery that are interactive and laugh-out-loud funny. The artists have created the stunning images directly on the walls by making the smart use of the shadings and borders which will trick one’s eyes into thinking animals are smashing through walls, polar bears are stealing a sip of our coconut. The Art in Paradise consists of about 100 individual art pieces in ten themed sections comprising optical illusions, wild animals, nature etc.
Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple complex in the Phra Nakhon District in Bangkok on Rattanakosin Island which is the first class royal temples. The temple comprises the large collection of the Buddha images along with a 46m long reclining Buddha. It is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage which is still taught and practiced in the temple. It also comprises of the marble illustrations and inscriptions placed in the temple for public instructions has also been recognized by the UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme.
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The Icon Siam shopping mall is said to be the “Mother of all Malls ” which challenges the already impressive retail palaces present in Bangkok. The place comprises of about 500 shops and 100 restaurants from more than 30 different countries. The place features the more cool and high-end brands, an indoor floating market, an art gallery, exhibition space, and a beautiful riverside location with views of downtown Bangkok. In this 6 floors of the shopping mall, the fashion brand takes about the first 3 floors. Along with this, the mall also features sections dedicated to children, homeware, technology, banking, and leisure.
The MBK Center is the largest 8-stories shopping mall in Bangkok which contains around 2,000 shops, restaurants and service outlets along with the 4-story Tokyu department store. In the MBK center, the management reports a daily visitors numbers of more than 100,000. Among these, half of the visitors are young Thai people and a third foreign visitors.