Almost every traveler 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 provincesBest Time: These stunning markets are operational throughout the year. Weekends are the ideal time to visit, DamnoenSaduak, Amphawa, Taling Chan and KhlongLatMayom are the four major floating markets in Bangkok and is advisable to visit them early in the morning so as to avoid overcrowding tourists.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.
Everybody grows up with the dream to meet their icons in real life, and Madame Tussauds Museum in Bangkok helps you take this dream one step further. Although not in flesh, the unique Wax Museum offers the chance to witness, marvel at extremely life-like wax models of some of the biggest personalities across the fields of art, culture, history and science.Originally founded 1835, the first Madame Tussauds Museum was established in London by veteran French sculptor Marie Tussaud. Since then, the Museum has found its way into several major countries across the globe, Bangkok being one of them. At Madame Tussauds Bangkok, we see the western and eastern cultures coalesce into one- celebrating names from South East Asia and the West alike, the exhibits at Madame Tussauds Bangkok stretch the boundaries of space and time.The Wax Museum is separated into ten different themed zones, each taking one through a portal into a different time and space. Offering a chance to rub shoulders with celebrities, sport icons, historical legends and political figureheads, the thrill value of the Museum is set quite high. Every exhibit is imagined against a natural background: you will find the Obamas discussing politics in the Oval Office, and Tiger Woods sitting down to prepare for a shot on a golf course.Madame Tussauds Bangkok is also one of the most interactive of its sister museums. Take a quiz with Albert Einstein, shoot a few hoops at the sports section, or grab an easel and paint with Picasso- the Museum keeps you busy with its quirky little things to do.There is an entire section dedicated just to Madame Tussaud as well, where one can witness the sculptor at work. This section is followed by a display of wax sculptures showing the making of the wax figurines. At the very fag end of the Museum is a cold wax counter, where one can get their own hand cast in wax and take the model home!
One of Asia’s largest markets will make you shop till you drop, literally! Chatuchak market in Bangkok is not only a shopaholic’s dream destination but also a delightful feast for your senses. With more than 15,000 stalls spread across 27 sections, the market sprawls across 36 acres. It is less wonder that this massive market attracts more than 200,000 visitors during weekends. While you are here, you can choose to browse through or make a pick from the merchandise galore-from apparels, footwear, trinkets to home accessories, plants, ceramics etc – you name it, and you will find it! If shopping is not on your mind you can pick among the numerous food stalls and indulge in authentic Thai dishes, beverages and desserts etc.With its flavours, colours and aromas, Chatuchak Weekend Market is bound to leave you satiated! What is more, the market provides a wide platform for you to get the best bargain for some of the best products in town. So, while you are holidaying in Bangkok, head to Kamphaeng in the north side of the city, where the market is usually put up on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!Here is a quick guide for you to make the best of Chatuchak market!