The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok, is a bustling and fascinating place. It’s the kind of city you could spend months exploring and still not see all there is to see. However, there are some must-visit spots for those who don’t have months to soak it all up. Here are just five of the best!
The Grand Palace
When the capital moved from Thonburi to Bangkok, the Grand Palace was built to become the official residence of King Rama I. While it’s still technically the official residence of the king, he doesn’t actually live there anymore. However, this stunning piece of architecture is a must-see for anyone in Bangkok.
Khao San Road
What used to be the hub of backpackers since the 1980s is now a tourist hotspot, filled with bars, hawkers, and street stalls. If you really want to experience the chaotic hustle and bustle of Bangkok, then it would be criminal not to experience Khao San Road. Grab yourself something to eat and drink, then watch the world go by.
Cruise along Chao Phraya River
If you want to see Bangkok from a whole new perspective, jump aboard a boat and cruise along the Chao Phraya River. You’ll find plenty of river cruises available, although some are quite expensive. If you want a cheaper option, hop on a water taxi for a few bucks.
Explore the floating markets
Sure, it may be another cliche tourist attraction, but you can’t visit Bangkok without at least taking a peek at the floating markets. Khlong Lat Mayom and Taling Chan are the most popular ones, with Taling Chan being the busiest.
Visit the Temples
The temples in Bangkok are a unique part of the culture of this city, so you must try and squeeze at least a few of the hundreds there are to see. Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun are three of the best to visit.
So, which hotspot is first on your list?