Bangkok is a crazy city known for its beautiful and exotic culture by day and colourful neon streets and wild bars by night. If you’ve been to Bangkok before or you’re returning for another taste, we will get you up to speed on what to see and do in Asia’s Sin City.
Firstly, you should absolutely check out some of the city’s fascinating and beautiful temples. Swathed in gold and ornately decorated both inside and out, these temples are a peaceful escape from the hectic streets of the city. Wat Arun on the banks of the lazy Chao Phraya River or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in the city’s historic Grand Palace complex are both excellent places to start. However, if you absolutely adore learning about the architecture and the history behind each temple, than visit the hidden gem of Loha Prassat Temple near Khaosan Road.
After a long day of exploring the streets and temples of Bangkok, you’ll want to find a chill place to relax and unwind. There are a ton of backpacker bars on Khaosan Road but we much prefer the quieter street of Soi Rambuttri. Running parallel to Khaosan and lined with leafy Banyan trees offering shade from the heat of the day, curio shops to poke around in and a few less frequented watering holes, this is the perfect escape for an afternoon drink and to map out your next adventure.
Can’t wait to get a taste of Bangkok’s crazy nightlife? Than look no further than Soi Cowboy. This loud neon bathed district filled to the brim with go-go bars, dance clubs, pubs and lady-boy showrooms, comes alive after dark and is nothing like you’ve ever seen before. Make sure to keep an open mind, be prepared for a wild night, and staying out later than you expected.
If you managed to avoid a hangover from a night out on the town, than Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the perfect place to spend a relaxed day. Explore the endless array of colourful vendors selling everything from exotic spices to fruit to handbags. If you’d prefer a less touristy option, than Taling Chan Floating Market is a fantastic spot. With amazing food and a more authentic feel, you can enjoy your day without the crowd.
With the grandeur of its past intersecting with the excitement of modernity, Bangkok is a unique blend of exotic east and west. So whether you’re returning for another look or it’s your first time to the city, a holiday to Bangkok will be surely be a memorable one.
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