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Tips to Do in Bangkok

 

If you’re about to visit Bangkok for the first time, you may feel overwhelmed by all the things you can do and see there. Where do you start? Take the time to get a real feel for the culture of Bangkok. Get to know its customs, its architecture, and its beautiful countryside.

The Temples of Bangkok

There are numerous temples in and around Bangkok that you should definitely put on your list of things to see. Each has its own story and each is an architectural wonder to behold. Many are within a few short miles of the city center, such as the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the Marble Temple, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, and perhaps the most photographed of them all, the Temple of Dawn.

The Sky Train

The train is a great way to avoid congestion on the roads and to see Bangkok in relative comfort. The Sky Train is an elevated rapid transit system that will take you to places such as the Central Business District of Bangkok, the National Stadium, and other notable places with ease. There are two lines, the Silom line that runs west to south and the Sukhumvit line that runs north to east. Check out the various sites along these routes and see more of Bangkok than you could have imagined.

Khlong Saen Saep

Though the water is murky and the smell can be overpowering at times, the Khlong Saen Saep offers a glimpse into another world outside the bustling city center of Bangkok. Many people here still have to take boats to and from work along the canal and the boats can get quite congested during rush hour. It may not be the most pleasant of boat rides, but if you’re interested in seeing another side of Bangkok, it really is worth a ride through the Khlong Saen Saep.

Chinatown

Chinatown is bursting with vibrant energy day and night. It is definitely a haven for tourists who go there to find street-side vendors and restaurants, many shops hawking gold, and other wares in a densely populated area. It is a flea market extravaganza and a great place to try food for every palate, much of it prepared right before your eyes. It is an exciting and invigorating experience you should not miss.

 

 

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The Chatuchak Market in Bangkok

 

If there is a city in Asia where costs are not blowing the budget for purchases, this is, without doubt, Bangkok. Even Lady Gaga who just landed in the Thai capital recently, created a media storm when she tweeted about the desire of purchasing a fake Rolex.

Well, who has not heard of the weekend market in Chatuchak (or JJ’s for the locals) and its nearly 15,000 stalls? Chatuchak is a universe where visitors and locals come to shop, eat, get a massage or a drink. It is good way to spend the day and see the best of Bangkok, which is concentrated in its 27 sections. Here, you can find almost everything: clothes, household items, body oils, animals, furniture and local art.

To get there, take the subway to Kamphaeng Phet Station, Exit 2 leaves you in the center of the market. Slip by section 26 and zigzags up the first cross street. Keep going until you can turn right and you’ve reached the area of the dishes.

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Thailand: The Weather in Bangkok

We are all aware of the devastation in Thailand due to the torrential rains of the recent days. But now, the situation is improving, although the Foreign Ministry, continues to advise against travel in the country.

In particular, we note that the central areas -and tourism in Bangkok has been spared by the floods. The main airport, the Suvarnabhumi Airport, is currently fully operational. This does not mean, however, that the displacements can be difficult beyond the urban network of the metropolis. The ancient capital of Ayutthaya , for example, continues to be unreachable.

The Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra , said that the situation has already improved. Therefore, the worst is over. So get ready to book those tickets and head to this fascinating nation.

 

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Bangkok, capital of exotic

First time visitors may find Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, a bit disoriented. Day and night, its approximately 10 million people live at a frantic pace and there are few places in the city where silence reigns.

A simple walk through the heart of the city, around the Royal Square (Sanam Luang), offers spectacular discoveries: the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Pho, and the fascinating National Museum.

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