Published on May 9th, 2019
Bangkok, official name Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, is the capital of Thailand and, with a population of over eleven million inhabitants, by far its largest city. Its high-rise buildings, heavy traffic congestion, intense heat and naughty nightlife may not immediately give you the best impression — but don’t let that mislead you. It is one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.
For years, it was only a small trading post at the banks of the Chao Phraya River, until King Rama I, the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, turned it into the capital of Siam in 1782, after the burning of Ayutthaya by Burmese invaders but they did not take over Ayutthaya. Since then, Bangkok has turned into a national treasure house and functions as Thailand’s spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic centre.
1. Temple Of The Reclining Buddha
Immerse yourself in the heart of Thai culture on a half-day Bangkok temple tour. Visit Wat Pho, known as the birthplace of traditional Thai medicine and healing, Wat Tramit with its beautiful solid gold Buddha and Wat Benchamabophit, one of the gems in Thailand’s temples, with ornate Italian marble carvings.
The Buddhist religion plays an important part in the fabric of the Thai way of life. It is celebrated with offerings performed daily to spiritual deity’s to ensure health, wealth and happiness. On your tour, you will visit three of Bangkok’s most famous wats (temples) and see an insiders perspective of this fascinating culture. Wat PhoWat Pho is one of the largest and oldest wats in Bangkok and home to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the largest reclining Buddha in Bangkok.
2. Temple Of Dawn
Bangkok ‘s nickname is the ‘Venice of the Orient’ due to it’s many canals. These canals are spawned by the mighty ‘River of Kings’, the Chao Phraya River. The word for canal in Thai is ‘klong’. Spend a few hours as part of the frenetic life of the main river and also the serene atmosphere along the klongs. A stop will be made at Wat Arun, the magnificent ‘Temple of Dawn’.- Experience an early morning trip along the bustling river- Fascinating Trip on the Chao Praya River and the Canal- Stop at the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)- Sail on a long tailed speedboat- Pick up and drop off from hotel
3. Jim Thompson House
This jungly compound is the former home of the eponymous American silk entrepreneur and art collector. Born in Delaware in 1906, Thompson briefly served in the Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner of the CIA) in Thailand during WWII. He settled in Bangkok after the war, when his neighbours’ handmade silk caught his eye and piqued his business sense; he sent samples to fashion houses in Milan, London and Paris, gradually building a steady worldwide clientele.
4. Siam Paragon
As much air-conditioned urban park as it is a shopping centre, Siam Paragon is home to Sea Life Ocean World, Paragon Cineplex and Gourmet Paradise, a huge basement-level food court. Then there are shops: on the 3rd floor is Kinokuniya, Thailand’s largest English-language bookshop.
5. Temple of the Golden Buddha
Explore one of the oldest markets in Bangkok, which is located near the Government House. A market has operated her for over a hundred years. Next, explore the Chi-natown area, the most famous traditional wholesalers district, selling Chinese and Thai herbs, spices and ingredients. End up with the amazing Golden Buddha Image of Thailand at Wat Trimitr.
6. Temple of the Emerald Buddha
First time visiting Thailand ? The Grand Palace is at the top of the list for first time visitors to Bangkok. If there is one must-see sight that no visit to Bangkok would be complete without, it’s the dazzling, spectacular The Grand Palace, undoubtedly the city’s most famous landmark. Rather than being a single structure, this place is made up of numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards, with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, an addition and rebuilding being made by successive reigning kings over 200 years of history which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of Thai people. You will be able to marvel at the exquisite detail on the facades of these impressive structures.
7. BTS Skytrain
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8. Chatuchak Weekend Market
Among the largest markets in the world, Chatuchak seems to unite everything buyable, from used vintage sneakers to baby squirrels. Plan to spend a full day here, as there’s plenty to see, do and buy. But come early, ideally around 10am, to beat the crowds and the heat.
9. The Golden Mount
Even if you’re wát-ed out, you should tackle the brisk ascent to the Golden Mount. Serpentine steps wind through an artificial hill shaded by gnarled trees, some of which are signed in English, and past graves and pictures of wealthy benefactors. At the peak, you’ll find a breezy 360-degree view of Bangkok’s most photogenic side.
10. The Grand Palace
Part of the greater complex that also encompasses Wat Phra Kaew, the Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maharatchawang) is a former royal residence that is today only used on ceremonial occasions. Visitors are allowed to survey the Grand Palace grounds and four of the remaining palace buildings, which are interesting for their royal bombast.
Top Hotels In Bangkok
1. Mandarin Hotel
Modern Comfort in the Heart of Bangkok The Mandarin Hotel Managed by Centre Point has long been known for its superb service and hospitality. The Hotel is located in the heart of Bangkok with a short walking distant to MRT subway and BTS sky train stations. The Mandarin is within close proximity to Bangkok main business, shopping, attraction and entertainment districts. The Hotel features 374 stylishly decorated guest rooms, deluxe and suite, with all the amenities and comforts that meet the needs of modern lifestyles including Wi-Fi access, outdoor swimming pool, restaurants, spa, and fitness center.
2. Akara Hotel
Akara Hotel is where east meets west and the classic seamlessly fuses with the modern. Elegantly furnished with white wood and marble decor, our rooms offer not only style but also state-of-the-art amenities, surrounding you with contemporary comfort amid neoclassical charm. Enjoy impressively diverse facilities, from well-equipped fitness center to spacious pool. We promise a supremely satisfying blend of flavors will always be at your fingertips.
3. Chatrium Hotel
Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok is our multiple award-winning 5-star hotel situated by the legendary Chao Phraya River, offering unparalleled and truly breathtaking views. Unwind in superiorly spacious guestrooms, each with river or cityscape views from the comfort of your bed or private balcony. Drink and dine at any of our six restaurants and bars, including spectacular buffets and Chinese cuisine.
Work off the calories in our Fitness Center, relax by the infinity pool or be pampered at Nemita Spa, and when business calls, hold meetings in the function rooms or grand events in the Chatrium Ballroom. Chatrium is born from a passion to deliver uncompromising, warm service and an authentic destination experience. It is something we spread across all of our properties to ensure a remarkable experience that’s genuine, personal and reliable,wherever you decide to stay with us.
4. Dream Bangkok
Dream Bangkok is a fabulous 5 star service boutique hotel with a trendy and modern design. It is conveniently situated in the heart of Sukhumvit, Bangkok’s pulse for fashion, business, entertainment, nightlife, international hospital and shopping centers, within a short walking distance to the BTS Sky Train and MRT Metro station (Asoke); thus connecting its guest to the city’s famous tourist sites and attractions. It is ideal for business and leisure travelers seeking a new hotel experience in one of Bangkok’s best location.
5. Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn is one of the premier hotels in Bangkok’s luxury hotel sector. This deluxe property is centrally located in the Sathorn business district, and a short drive via the nearby expressway to Suvarnabhumi International Airport. It is unique in being the only hotel in Bangkok with its own direct access to the BTS Sky Train system at Surasak Station literally bringing the city to your doorstep. All 390 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites are decorated in soft, subtle tones and feature the latest amenities for the comfort of both le.
6. Pathumwan Princess Hotel
Conveniently located at the epicenter of Bangkok’s famed shopping, entertainment and arts district, the Pathumwan Princess Hotel is a multi-award winning property towering above the iconic MBK Center. Blending contemporary comfort with the unmistakable charm and elegance of traditional Thai hospitality, the hotel consistently rates among the highest in both customer service and guest satisfaction, as reviewed by fellow travellers. Favored by corporate guests desiring unparalleled access to the city and holidaymakers seeking an oasis in the center of bustling Bangkok, the Pathumwan Princess Hotel provides sophisticated ambience in the center of the “city of angels.”
7. Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse
The ﬁrst Marriott hotel in Bangkok, Thailand that oﬀers a combination of 303 guest rooms, suites and extended-stay residential suites from 1 to 3 bedrooms, Bankgok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse oﬀers two dinning outlets; Praya Kitchen, an authentic Thai buﬀet restaurant and Yào Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, the ﬁrst modern Chinese inﬂuenced multi-level hot spot in Bangkok. For meetings, the hotel in Bangkok’s city centre oﬀers 1,555 sqm meeting space with 2 ballrooms, 9 meeting rooms and a rooftop garden.
8. Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort invites you to a haven as leisurely or adventurous as you like. Discover the cultural sites of the city, exploring hidden alleys and breathtaking temples. Then bask in the serenity of your urban oasis, defined by tropical beauty and legendary Anantara service. Illuminated by torch-lit jungle paths and the sparkle of city lights, cherish an unforgettable holiday created just as you envisioned it.
9. Grande Centre Point Terminal 21
Extravagant Convenience Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 is the luxurious hotel in a convenient location that suits all types of lifestyle, either business travelers or tourists alike, In just a few steps out, you can enjoy shopping or browsing around for more attractions with the nearly BTS (Asok Skytrain Station) and MRT (Sukhumvit Subway Station).
10. Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok
Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok is conveniently located in the new, trendy Sukhumvit area of Bangkok. Our hotel is within walking distance of Asoke (BTS) as well as Sukhumvit (MRT) public transport stations offering our guests access to all major shopping, entertainment and nightlife areas of Bangkok. Here at the Rembrandt, we pride ourselves on our high levels of service, great food, diversity, offering great value for money and giving our guests the home away from home feeling. Welcome!!