Things to do in BANGKOK!

Things to do in BANGKOK!

Bangkok is a bustling, sweaty, smelly but very vibrant metropolis…..and we LOVED it! Bangkok is CHAOTIC but at the same time has a tranquility running through its veins.

There are many areas to explore, sights to see and foods to try and this is our first experience of this great city.

                                  CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET

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An extensive market, held only at WEEKENDS and selling all that you could imagine, Chatuchak Market is a MUST.  With over 8000 stalls Chatuchak offers a huge variety of merchandise, foodie treats and indulgences such as Thai Massage. The quality on offer at this market as well as the prices, rivalled most we came across during our visit to Thailand. The market stalls are nicely spaced out and the vendors are not intrusive. We LOVED the day we spent perusing this market.It is an easy stroll from Mo Chit Station, BTS Sukhumvit Line.

                                                           KHAO SAN ROAD

Khao San sure packs a PUNCH! An assault on the senses it comes alive at night with plenty of bars, restaurants, street food vendors and market stalls. 

                                                               SKY BARS

There are so many Sky Bars to choose from in Bangkok, some formal, some more relaxed, some featuring in Hollywood. Offering STUNNING views across Bangkok, you can watch the sunset over this great city, cocktail in hand…

Above Bar Eleven, Sukhumvit Soi 11, had a great CASUAL atmosphere, pumping music and great cocktails. It is not the highest Sky Bar but the views are still amazing and it is a great way to kick start your Bangkok adventure!

WAT PHO

Wat Pho, is home to the famed Reclining Buddha, 46 metres long and covered in gold leaf. An amazing site to see and a must for the first time visitor to Bangkok. The temple complex is extensive and a really peaceful, pretty and ornate place to explore…

Wat Pho is also home to the leading school of Thai massage where you can head for a range of treatments at very reasonable prices.

Entrance fee is to Wat Pho is 100 Baht. Make sure that your shoulders and knees are covered, otherwise you can rent or buy sarongs just outside the temple for a small fee of 250 Baht.

CHINATOWN, YAOWARAT ROAD

Chinatown is a BUSTLING hub, somewhere not to miss with a CONTAGIOUS vibe that will leave you wanting to return. Shoppers fill the streets by day but it is at NIGHT that the streets come alive with street FOOD vendors serving up delicious cuisine…

SHOPPING MALLS

If you like to SHOP a trip to Bangkok would not be complete without spending some time in the shopping malls. They are HUGE, air conditioned complexes with floors and floors of merchandise…

You will find fashion, electronics, speciality stores and lifestyle amongst others. They also have big canteen style food courts where the choice of food on offer is plentiful and the quality good, a welcome pit stop to refuel your shopping bonanza…

WAT SAKET

Also known as The Golden Mount, Wat Saket is well worth a visit. Climbing the 344 steps to the top…

…rewards you with STUNNING views across Bangkok

There is a modest entrance fee of 20 Baht.

We by no means exhausted all there is to see and do in Bangkok during our first visit but taking each day as it came these were our highlights….and after all it’s always wise to leave something for NEXT time.

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