Calm and crazy, fun loving and friendly, historic and modern, Bangkok is truly a wonderful city. While city’s nightlife will enthrall your senses, the majestic Buddhist Temples will soothe your soul. If planning a trip soon to this place, spare at least four days to explore the beauty.
Places You Must Cover in and around Bangkok
Packed with street stalls, restaurants, gold vendors, and some of Bangkok’s best street food, China Town is the perfect place to spend the evenings. You can also cover Wat Traimit and Golden Buddha on the same day.
Tip: Climb to the top for scenic views of the district and Chao Phraya River.
Home to the famous Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho is the largest and oldest Buddhist temple in the region. The statue is 46 metre long and 15 metre tall and is sure to spelbound you with its glory. You can also take a river tour to reach this temple.
Tip: Don’t go on a very sunny day.
If you are a shopaholic, then Chatuchak is no less than a paradise. With more than 15,000 stalls and stores, this weekend market is a vast retail extravaganza. This is the best place to shop for some souvenirs to take back home.
Tip: Don’t forget to bargain. Also, keep an eye on your belongings.
Want to spend some relaxing time? Visit Lumphini Park in the late afternoon with a bottle of wine. The park serves as an oasis amidst the concrete city. Couples can enjoy paddle boating on the artificial lake, kids can play on the lush green grounds while elders can just spend some leisure time.
Tip: Carry your favourite snacks for munching.
Just a few hours drive from Bangkok, the resort town of Hua Hin is known for its mesmerising white beaches and plush properties. It is a much loved weekend getaway for locals and the tourists. While you are here, enjoy a stroll through the gleaming night markets and savour some exotic seafood.
Connectivity to Bangkok
You will be happy to hear that several airlines have direct flights for Bangkok from major Indian cities and AirAsia is one of them. You can check and book your flight tickets from cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Vishakhapatnam, Chennai and Kolkata to Bangkok at prices that won’t hurt your pocket much. Indulge in our Mega Sale till 16th April, 2017 to avail flight tickets from Bangalore, Kochi, Kolkata, and Chennai to Bangkok starting at just INR 4,499 inclusive of all taxes. Sounds interesting? Go, grab your ticket before the offer ends!
Savour the best of Thai Cuisine
Your trip to Bangkok is not complete if you haven’t savoured the mouth-watering Thai food. Loved around the world, Thai cuisine is prepared using fresh ingredients like pungent lemongrass, hot chillies and seafood. The streets are lined with food stalls selling traditional Thai delicacies.
Tip: Prefer eating from known places.
Explore like a local
To explore the city, you can travel in MRT or Tuk Tuk and leave the cabs behind. This way, you can save a lot of money and enjoy to the fullest.
Go on a temple tour
If you are among the religious type of people or admire mind-blowing architecture, then you must spare a day for the temple tour of the city. Golden Buddha frames inside the gleaming temples are ubiquitous and colourful. You will also find ancient banyan trees ceremoniously wrapped in sacred cloth to honour the resident spirits.
Tip: Carry an umbrella at all times
Relax at a spa treatment
Bangkok is the city with hundreds of spa and massage centres offering basic massage to day-long treatments. You just have to shell out a few Bahts and you can experience a massage that you will remember for long. After an entire day out, a spa session can be extremely relaxing and rejuvenating.
Tip: Choose the spa with old Thai woman who has expertise in Thai massages.
Don’t miss out on these things when you embark on a trip to the scenic city of Bangkok..