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Almost every traveller visiting Bangkok for the first time has this ardent urge to visit these unique shopping areas conducted from the traditional boats. Despite the fact that sellers are more worried about tourists as compared to local people nowadays, the floating markets of Bangkok are still heaped with tropical fruits and vegetables, ready-to-drink coconut juice and local food cooked from floating kitchens found right on the vessel.
It might sound strange but there are different varieties of floating markets in Bangkok. While most of them begin their operations early morning at around 05:00 AM, rest remain open till noon as well. Well, it is best advised to sit and relax without any bargaining over prices, you can even opt for a guided boat tour to Bang KhuWiang, Bang Nam Pheung, DamnoenSaduak, KhlongLatMayom and various other beautiful and impressive floating markets.
Location: Floating markets are located throughout Bangkok and surrounding provinces
Things to keep in mind: Depending on the market you chose to visit, ensure that you are aware of the opening and closing timings of different markets. Also, some markets operate on weekends, make sure that you are well aware of the fact. Bargaining is a tough job here and is time-consuming also, thus, is recommended that you do slight research before jumping onto the price argument with the vendors.
Located in Khlong Sam Wa , the Safari World, within an area of 170 acres is a drive-in zoological park divided into two parts. The first is the Safari Park to house a large variety of animals like zebra, deer, giraffe, birds tigers lions, bears, etc. in a natural habitat. The second is the Marine Park which hosts events like the famous dolphin show. The Safari world zoo is the perfect place for families with children to visit in Thailand. Come face to face with thousands of rare and endangered species roaming freely in their natural habitat. The park provides a coach service for visitors who do not drive in.
Timings: Opens daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: The approximate price ranges from 50 Baht to 350 Baht.
Madame Tussauds in Bangkok offers you the chance to brush shoulders with your favorite Hollywood stars, local celebrities, sports heroes and heroines, even heads of state. Madame Tussauds has opened its 10th attraction in Bangkok, with a revolutionary concept – the wax museum with exhibits you can touch, hug, play with and even kiss. Pose with the U.S. President and the First Lady in the Oval Office, play basketball with the NBA star Yao Ming or give Leonardo DiCaprio an air-kiss (or real kiss). Waltz down the red carpet and join the party of the Hollywood A-List, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie, to name just a few. A day out at Madame Tussauds wax museum is unlike any other you have experienced before.
Timings: Opens daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Price: The approximate price for an adult is 600 Baht and for a child is 500 Baht.
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Traveller Tales from Bangkok
06 May 2019
The best experience of sea life till date. It overseeded my previous experience at underwater world pattaya. Getting tickets was hassle free - just show the QR code and get your ticket from Information...
29 March 2019
"awesome experience. with good food, breeze views. loved it."
Soumik Kumar Dey
13 May 2019
Best jungle tour ever! Safari world is great where you can observe wildlife closely that includes birds, giraffes, rhinos, etc. The main attractions are tiger feeding and lion feeding inside safari wor...
06 May 2019
Superb experience here at Safari world. It was a really organised tour with staff picking up at Century Mall and having a bus tour through the jungles of Safari park. The shows at Marine world were gre...
30 January 2019
Well, it was a well-organised tour from Thrillophilia! We really enjoyed it! The guide was a very friendly and informative person! When you go to safari world you will see many Indians and you become c...
30 January 2019
It was perfect ! But you need to walk much because the kiosk is in basement
30 January 2019
Very nice ! Well organised tour !
25 January 2019
"Wonderful and hassle free experience..."
08 January 2019
"Amazing service on time pick up "
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Since Bangkok is a tropical city, the humidity and heat of the summer might hamper the travel experience. Hence it is better to pick the cooler months to make most of your trip.- November to February are ideal seasonal times
Air transport is most preferred by the international travellers. However, those who intend to move on via road after a pit stop can also hire private vehicles or make use of the public transport system.
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.
Bangkok offers a variety of experiences to its tourists and travelers. One can choose to explore the city, go on a personal adventure or relax to the fullest. The capital is brimming with great markets, museums, temples, and grand palaces. Several famous attractions are must places to visit in Bangkok. Some of them are listed below.- Grand Palace: the huge complex is a blend of Thai architecture and Italian Renaissance. To cover it in totality would take whole of the morning or afternoon depending on when you choose to visit.
Owning a wide platter, Bangkok tourism has a lot to offer to keep you engaged all through the trip. Find a list of the things to do while in Bangkok:- Temple and palace tours: Guided tours are available to give you a deeper insight into the history and culture of the iconic places.
Looking to escape the smog and the city noise? Bangkok has several beaches perfect for a day out within its reach to help you unwind.- Pattaya: It’s the most preferred tourist destination. Ideal to enjoy the watersports or unwind by the beach.
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Bangkok has several adventures to give you your adrenaline fix. Some of them are as below.- Wakeboarding: The sport is increasingly becoming popular amongst the tourists.
Bangkok is the ideal place to unleash the shopaholic in you. The sheer variety of things to shop for is mind-boggling. One can find anything from designer clothes to accessories and souvenirs at really low prices. Some of the best shopping areas are as below.- Siam Square: One of the most popular shopping area. It’s an open-air shopping complex and a place where trends are created. It is a place where fashionistas get to experience alternative shopping and style. One can find high-end brands as well as local vendors selling their wares.
Bangkok is the place to live up in style. Several luxurious resorts in Bangkok form a perfect setting to relax and unwind.- The Peninsula: Ranked among the best hotels in the world, it sets a benchmark for premium service that is fairly flawless.
With the first phase of the ambitious public transport complete, Bangkok is well connected by an efficient and convenient transport system. Several options of public transport are available as below.- Skytrain
The variety that Thai cuisine has to offer makes it one of the most versatile cuisines of the world. The best places to explore the authentic Thai dishes are on the streets of Bangkok. Some places you can sample some good street food is as below.- Thip Samai Pad Thai: Serves the best pad Thai in Bangkok.
The Full Moon party has been the center of so many legendary tales. It is on every visitor’s must-attend list.- The party takes place in Koh Phangan island on the night of every full moon.
If you have had your fill of the glittery touristy city life of Bangkok, rural experiences are just the change you seek.- Hill tribes of the north
Get closer to wildlife and watch the animals in their natural habitats.- Bangkok butterfly garden: Get to know these gentle winged creatures up close and personal.
A blend of Chinese and Thai culture makes Chinatown fascinatingly unique.- To watch it in its grandeur one must plan the trip during the Chinese New Year.
A motorcycle taxi is the fastest mode of transport once the traffic starts building up.- The taxi drivers wear colorful fluorescent vests and usually stand by busy streets waiting for passengers.
Thai Kickboxing, also known as Muay Thai, is the national sport of Thailand. Some of the top stadiums are as below.- New Lumpini stadium: Preferred stadium of the best fighters for a face-off.
The total distance between the two is over 150 km and it takes a couple of hours to reach from Bangkok to pattaya via road.
Songkran is the Thai New Year which is a wet and wild affair.- Celebrated from 14-16 April
Bangkok’s nightlife offers everything a night owl would crave. Based on the level of nighttime thrill one is looking for, several places readily oblige:- Smalls: The decor is Parisian and the trendy bar is preferred by expats and international travelers.
The magnificent puppet show should definitely be a part of your itinerary.
Several iconic Buddha temples can be found across Bangkok. Some of the must-see ones are as below.- Wat Phra Kaew: Temple of Emerald Buddha.
Basis your goal, the number of days could be as below:- 1 week: Enough to visit mainstream attractions.
Bangkok is connected by several natural canals which have earned it the name of Venice of the East. Several types of boat services are available as below.- Express Boat River Taxis: Have a fixed route and stop at specific locations.
Bangkok is the ideal place to unleash the shopaholic in you. The sheer variety of things to shop for is mind-boggling. One can find anything from designer clothes to accessories and souvenirs at really low prices. Some of the best shopping areas are as below.- Siam Square: One of the most popular shopping area. It’s an open-air shopping complex and a place where trends are created. It is placed for the fashionistas get to experience the alternative shopping and style. One can find high-end brands as well as local vendors selling their wares.
For a couple who are in love, Bangkok has several offerings that add more power to the romance.- Apsara River cruise: A cut above the rest in terms of luxury
- 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 an 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 the 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.
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.