Bangkok attractions things to do & see on holiday
A busy tourist destination with a very cosmopolitan feel, Sukhumvit boasts a huge variety of dining, nightlife and entertainment venues.
Primarily a night-time place, this is when the city comes alive, it's eateries offering an incredible choice of mouth-watering cuisine reflecting the diverse nature of its inhabitants.
An evening-out could involve sipping exotic cocktails at a sophisticated rooftop bar to dancing in one of the many bustling, energetic and exciting bars or clubs.
Khao San has close proximity to a multitude of cultural attractions. Its location in the Old City (Rattanakosin) makes it an ideal base from which to explore the city's temples, palaces, monuments and museums.
It has a plentiful supply of bars and clubs offering party-goers a great choice of venues to dance or drink the night-away.
With its diverse and plentiful selection of pubs, clubs and bars, Silom is the number one destination for the fun-loving party crowd.
Home to the world-renowned hedonistic Patpong entertainment district, you'll find a multitude of tightly packed go-go bars and up-tempo nightclubs.
Pratunam is renowned for it's excellent shopping area. The place to head for to snag-a-bargain is the Pratunam Market, a network of alleys where hundreds of colourful and bustling stalls are selling clothing including t-shirts, jeans, shorts, shoes and every imaginable accessory.
Other options: Wattana, Khlong Toei, Bang Rak, Embassy District and Siam.The Grand Palace: The must-see sight that no visit to Bangkok would be complete without. Undoubtedly the city's most famous landmark it is simply awe-inspiring, It's molten-gold, majestic gleaming spires, it's intricate and ornamental architecture will make a visit an unforgettable experience.
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn ): Wat Arun is situated majestically on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. One of the most stunningly beautiful temples in Bangkok, it's 79 meter high Khmer-style Prang ( tower ) is decorated with ceramic tiles and fragments of multi coloured chinese porcelain.
Wat Pho: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha is another must-do for any first-time visitor in Bangkok. It's one of the largest temple complexes in the city and famed for its giant, gold-leaf covered reclining Buddha.
River Kwai Day Tour: Take a scenic train ride along the 'Death Railway' to visit the infamous bridge over the River Kwai built by allied POW's during WWII.
Chatuchak Weekend Market: The world's largest weekend market it covers over 35 acres and has over 15,000 stalls. The market sells a huge variety of products including clothing, Thai handicrafts, foods, and live animals.
Jim Thompson House: One of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, Jim Thompson House is a museum in Bangkok. A teakwood Thai-house complex filled with collections of fascinating antiques and Asian objets d'art.
River Cruising and Dinner Cruise Tours: Wine and dine in luxurious surroundings whilst you cruise Bangkok's rivers taking in the spectacular sights, golden temples, glistening skyscrapers all lit up providing a magnificent night-time spectacle.
Other options include: Floating Markets ( Bangkok has several large floating markets selling locally caught fresh fish, crabs and prawns ), Museums, Chinatown Market ( At the old market you will find some of the city's most delicious and most reasonably priced fare).
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