Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and is a huge vibrant metropolis, famous for its luxurious temples, sparkling skyscrapers and vibrant nightlife. A giant tourist hub and a center of attraction for tourists from all over the world.

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About Bangkok

The local name of the capital of Thailand is Krung Thep or Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. And the full name is so long that it got into the Guinness Book of Records.

The full name of the city, which is used to be called Bangkok: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintarayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Nopparat Ratchathani Burir Udomratchaniwet Mahasatan Amon Piman Avatan Satit Sakkathattiya Vitsanukam Prasit (Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Nopparat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit), which means: "The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (Ayutthaya) of the god Indra, the great capital of the world endowed with nine precious stones, a happy city teeming with a huge royal palace resembling a heavenly abode where a reborn god reigns, a city donated by Indra and built by Vishnukar."

What to see in Bangkok

Bangkok Night Market

Bangkok is incredibly rich in historical and architectural attractions, there are more than 400 Thai temples in the city alone. Definitely worth a look at the luxury of the Grand Royal Palace (Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall) to appreciate the splendor of Thai architecture. there is also the Temple of the Reclining Buddha Wat Pho (Wat Pho) with a 45-meter statue made of gold, which is difficult to see in its entirety, but can only be appreciated in parts: It is a great shrine for the locals.

Wat Pho Reclining Buddha Temple, Bangkok, Thailand

The Wat Arun Temple of the Dawn has a legendary origin, and the Wat Traimit Temple of the Golden Buddha is completely out of bounds: during construction, the paint came off the ancient sculpture, exposing a 3.5-meter Buddha cast from 5.5 tons of pure gold. It is the largest golden statue in the world. It will also be interesting to see one of the oldest and most beautiful Buddhist temples in Bangkok – Wat Suthat and a Large swing.

Bangkok's markets can impress an inexperienced tourist, especially if they are floating: Damnoen Saduak, Maeklong and Amphawa will excite any tourist and bring a noisy revival to the travel route. You can buy anything from local food and fruits, to clothes and jewelry at the markets.

Bangkok Floating Market

And for a leisurely beautiful walk, the parks of Bangkok are suitable – Lumpini, Chatuchak, Santihap, Sanam Luang, Queen Sirikit Park, King Rama IX Park, Mueang Boran and others.

Shopping in Bangkok

Among the markets in Bangkok, the Night Market Saphan Phut, Chatuchak, Pratunam deserve the most attention. Individual shops in the capital are concentrated in the area of famous shopping streets: Sukhumvit Road, Silom Road, as well as Ratchadaprop, Ratchawithi, Ratchadamri, Phetbury. It is worth noting Terminal 21 is a large shopping center. On each of them, for the convenience and safety of tourists and locals, there is a pedestrian area free of cars.

In Bangkok, as in the whole of Thailand, it is customary to trade from original stalls and outlets unique to Asian countries. Souvenirs, spices, food, clothing, and street food are plentiful here.

Night Bangkok

In Bangkok, traffic does not stop for a minute – day and night, the city is full of life, where everyone will find what they want – from a classic evening rest in an expensive restaurant to a noisy disco in nightclubs. Thailand is famous for its exotic shows, which attract many tourists. No capital in the world can compare with Bangkok and its nighttime fun.

On Sukhumit Street, you should go to prestigious restaurants, clubs and bars. Banglampu district, where the famous Khao San Road is located, is in demand among local residents and guests of the capital. Here, the mecca for backpackers from all over the world is the recognized tourist center of the capital. All kinds of Asian exotics can be found in the Patpong area – this is the famous Thai equivalent of the red light district.

Thai cuisine of Bangkok

Duck in a clay pot in Bangkok

Thai cuisine is sure to find adherents among tourists, it is really exotic. Speaking of food in Bangkok, it is worth recognizing it as a recognized place for gastronomic excursions. There are more than 200 restaurants in Thailand recommended by the Michelin Red Guide, most of them are located in the capital: about 7 Michelin-starred gourmet restaurants.

Surprisingly, the metropolis is famous for the culture of street food - street food, one of the busiest in this regard, Khao San Road — in kiosks lined along the road, in small shacks and restaurants they sell pad thai, pad si-y, glutinous rice with mango and many other delicacies.

SPA culture in Bangkok

Thailand is famous for its affordable spa culture and high service. Whether it's a casual Thai massage or a full day of bliss at the spa, Bangkok has all kinds of spa industry for every taste and affluence.


April 08, 2024

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