Best Places to Visit in Bangkok
Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand; it offers you unlimited fun, enjoyment, pleasure, adventure, and excitement. Bangkok is one of the most coveted vacation destinations of the world. Bangkok is the tourist destination known for its huge wealth of cultural sites. Bangkok is an important economic and financial center in Southeast Asia. It is the 22nd most populous city of the world. It fascinates visitors with its enthralling, vibrant, colorful, and thriving scenery and nightlife.
Must Visit Places in Bangkok
- Floating Market:
A floating market is one of the major attractions of Bangkok which attract people from all over the globe. In this market the goods are sold from boats. The boats usually sell tropical fruit and vegetables, fresh, ready-to-drink coconut juice and local food cooked from floating kitchens located right on the boat. There are number of floating markets which are Taling Chan Market, Bang Ku Wiang Market, Tha Kha, and Damnoen Saduak. But, I would recommend Damnoen Saduak it is the best floating market it’s held every day till noon on a khlong not far from the district office. Do remember things are overly expensive one has to haggle a lot so be careful while spending.
- Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo:
It is the world’s largest crocodile farm features both fresh- and saltwater species along with other animals including elephants, lions, gibbons and snakes. Crocodile Farm on old Sukumvit Highway is a place to relax and witness some crocodile shows by couple of Thai guys. who play different risky tricks with the wild reptile, including inserting their head in the mouth of wild creature. Tourists are supposed to pay some small money for their adventure and performance. In addition to that elephant shows are displayed symbolizing ancient war tactics, involving number of elephants between two rival force.
- Grand Palace:
If there is one must-see sight that everyone must visit it’s the dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace, undoubtedly the city’s most famous landmark. Built in 1782 – and for 150 years the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government – the Grand Palace of Bangkok is a grand old dame indeed, that continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of Thai people. Within its walls were also the Thai war ministry, state departments, and even the mint. Today, the complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom. There are so many things to see and understand so you might as well pay a little fee and have a local explain it all to you or your group.
- Shopping in Bangkok :
Bangkok is the best place for shopping lovers as it has more shopping malls than any other place in the world. You will find great malls in and around Bangkok. From the legendary MBK, to the sophisticated Emporium, trendy Siam Discovery and Central World Plaza, or unashamedly upscale Siam Paragon, Bangkok’s accommodate every taste, pocket and style. Bangkok really is the best city in the world to shop in and you can’t go wrong with any of the malls here. I would recommend starting out at Siam Square as there are 4 malls within a few thousand yards of each other. From there, branch out and visit a different mall every day. They are all air-conditioned, sell almost everything, and they all offer good food and drinks at a reasonable price. Perfect for a Western traveler who wants a break from the brutal Thai heat.
Bangkok’s Chinatown is another popular attraction between tourists for street food. Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops, Chinatown is an experience not to miss. This is the place you want to go if you are just slightly interested in foreign cultures and food. They have so many exciting things to taste and see. Some of the best food include birds nest soup, shark fin soups, Chinese dumplings and stir fries etc. Loved it, and it was a steal.
- Snake Farm:
If you’re looking for a close encounter with snakes, then this snake farm is for you! Right in the heart of Bangkok this place offers a display of several snakes in a half hour show that includes a feeding. Other snakes can also be seen in cages or glass cases. This snake farm was establish in 1923 to extract serum from venom of Thai poisonous snakes. However, venom extraction is obviously not the most intriguing activity here. The snake farm also provides knowledge about venom for medical students and interested people as well as raising non-poisonous snakes like the Indochinese rat snake, which are beneficial to our ecosystem and the Copperhead racer, which is kept for educational purposes.
Bangkok is an incredible city to visit from its Culture to food, people to weather and cost of living- all are the reason one can’t ignore this lovely city. If you have any experience of this incredible city do share in the comments below.