Why Bangkok Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List

by Clare Louise | August 30, 2018 2:28 pm

Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world and there are hundreds of reasons for this. One of the greatest reasons is everything its capital city has to offer. If you want to experience a new culture and see some amazing sights you won’t see elsewhere, Bangkok is a must-visit destination for any avid traveler.

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The Temple of Dawn

Although this beautiful temple is called the Temple of Dawn, it is best visited at night, when it shines bright over the Chao Phraya River. This temple is made from millions of tiny pieces of Chinese porcelain and finished with lots of colored glass. For all of those interested in beautiful architecture, this temple will take your breath away. You can also climb to the top of the temple, which has a great view of the city’s skyline.

Khao San Road

If you want to experience nightlife in Thailand, Khao San Road is the place to be. A backpacker’s paradise, this street is busy every night of the week and the Thais really know how to party. There are nightclubs and bars from the top to the bottom of the street and many pop-up bars. If you need somewhere to stay after a long night of partying, check out this great budget hotel in Bangkok near BTS station. [2]

Floating Markets

Thailand is home to many weird and wonderful traditions, and Bangkok is no exception with its amazing floating markets. A sight to behold, you won’t see floating markets anywhere else other than in Southeast Asia. Traders arrive early with their boats, anchor themselves on either side of the river with their goods and sell. This is a fantastic place to get some local cuisine to try, and you can even travel the market by boat in one of the many guided boat tours.

Soi Cowboy

As many people know,Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District[3] Soi Cowboy, meaning street cowboy, originated in Bankgok and is definitely worth a trip whilst in the Thai capital. Unlike Amsterdam, this Red Light District is filled with bars that light up the whole street, so you can just visit the area out of curiosity and enjoy a few drinks. Most bars also have dancers, so you can grab a beer with friends and enjoy the spectacular show these girls put on.

Thai Massage

Thai massages are famous worldwide[4], and what better place to get them than in Thailand’s capital city? With a great reputation, if you want to feel fully relaxed before leaving Bangkok, a Thai massage is the way to do so. Massage parlors are easy to find and there are many to be found throughout the city streets. With massages including head and shoulder, oil massages and foot massages, what better way to spend your last Bahts?

Bangkok is a great place to visit if you want to travel Southeast Asia or just want a holiday. Bangkok allows you to indulge yourself in a whole new culture of food, shopping, partying and floating markets, something you will not forget in a hurry!

Endnotes:
  1. Royalty free photo: https://pixabay.com/en/bangkok-thailand-floating-market-1020850/
  2. budget hotel in Bangkok near BTS station. : https://www.s33hotel.com/
  3. Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District: https://www.amsterdam.info/red-light-district/
  4. Thai massages are famous worldwide: https://www.escapemassagecharlotte.com/health-benefits-thai-massage/

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