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What You Should Know More About Bangkok
Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand is a world famous vacation destination for people of all age groups. Bangkok was initially a small trading post, after which it graduated to become world’s fashion, culture, entertainment and health care hub. A trip to Bangkok is a worthwhile experience of a lifetime and if you want to witness the perfect blend between culture and vibrant life, Bangkok is the place.
A lot of misconception are carried about Bangkok, mainly because of the presence of legal red-light districts but this is just one aspect of the place. The vibrant street life, fun-filled and energetic night life, unending options for shopping, cultural landmarks, Buddhist places of religious importance and of course, the unending entertainment opportunities will give you an extravagant experience.
If you are missing some fun in life or are feeling a lack of excitement or just seeking some peace and tranquility, Bangkok is a place you need to visit. The best part about this place is that you can enjoy energetically exciting nightlife, street culture, peace, serenity and calm all at the same place.
Beware of thugs and scammers who can try to dupe you by selling different excursion schemes, day tour packages, adventure tour packages, massage and spa appointments and casino coupons. If you want to book any of the above mentioned entertainment facilities, make sure that you do it through and authorized travel agency.
Carry your passport and other identity proof and travel permits whenever you go out as you might be asked for it anytime.
Bangkok is a place to enjoy vibrant nightlife, but stay away from all fishy situations like rave parties and gatherings which involve consumption of drugs as you might land up in trouble.
Bargain while street shopping. Bangkok is a hub for street shopping and hence, you should totally get it in your deal if you don’t want to pay extra for something which is not so costly.
Travel locally through organized tours instead of booking private cab as it would be much cheaper with a tour agency.
The legal drinking age in Bangkok is 20 years and you should carry your age proof as bars and clubs are frequently raided to keep a check on underage drinkers.
This place was named after Soi cowboy, who opened the first bar in Bangkok in 1970s. This area has a laid-back and retro feel to it and is surrounded by neon lights from the streets. You can also encounter a lot of sex workers while walking to this place.
The Khao San Road is a place where there are travelers from all over the world entertaining and indulging themselves in one of the numerous sleek clubs, market stalls, small cocktail bars and street food places located in the area.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
If you are a shopaholic, this place is nothing but an ultimate paradise for you. With over 8,000 market stalls, you will find unending collection and styles of fashion which will make you sense the literal meaning of ‘Shop till you Drop’.
Chao Phraya River
This is one of the most scenic spots in Bangkok. There are water-taxis which will take you on rides and give you a view of shining temples and grand luxury hotels. There are also some houses alongside the waterway and you cannot miss witnessing this unique setup.
All you know about Wat pho is the huge Buddha Statue, but there is a lot more to it. You can witness collections of murals, sculptures and archaeological items. The temple complex also houses a beautiful landscape garden, glazing stupas and a College of traditional Medicine.
This is one of the most chaotic yet vibrant area of Bangkok. The area is packed with hundreds of market stalls which sell street food, souvenirs, and other items. If you visit this place during Chinese New year or other important festivals, you will be mesmerized by the energy with which celebrations are done.
You can indeed not afford to miss a visit to the world famous Floating market here. There are numerous wooden boats floating by, each loaded with fruits, vegetables, flowers and other fresh produce. There are also a lot of food boats with grills installed, ready to serve you a bowl of authentic ‘Boat Noodles’ or fresh seafood.
The stupas constructed in the 19th century have intricate floral patterns on them, with glazed porcelain reflecting the best example of traditional art. This place symbolizes holds a lot of historic importance for the local people of Bangkok.
The overcrowded streets, thousands of colorful neon lights and signboards, friendly people, smell of street food lingering in the air and happy sounds from the clubs and cocktail bars is what the street life of Bangkok is like. Hence, it is impossible for a person to not be happy after witnessing so much of energy and enthusiasm.
Though Bangkok has a vibrant nightlife, legal red-light districts and hundreds of clubs and casinos, it is equally rooted to its traditional culture which can be seen with the presence of numerous temples and shrines, which are regularly visited religiously by the people.
The street food in Bangkok like Khao Pad, Pad Thai Kung, Som Tam, Khao Mun Gai and Moo Bing are famous all over the world and you will relish the taste for a long time after trying it.
The people of Bangkok are very friendly and happy. They are very welcoming towards the tourists and provide help whenever needed. You will feel like home away from home at this place as you will not feel alienated at all.
Bangkok is a safe place to visit, with satisfying security by the government. You can go around late in the night, without worrying about being robbed or teased but regardless, basic precautions should be taken all the time.
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