Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is the most packed holiday destination in Southeast Asia
It is the largest and most developed city filled with diverse culture, entertainment, culinary, beauty, and shopping centre
The city also offers beautiful landscapes that attract worldwide tourists
As the major religion in Thailand is Buddhism, temples are the most common statues built in every corner of Bangkok. For the first time traveler, Wat Pho Temple is a must visit place where you can see the complexity of temples built in the city. The giant temple of Buddha is covered in gold leaf with 48 meters long built.
Bangkok is known best for its night life freedom. So, the real life is just started when the sun sets. Khaosan Road is famous as the central site for backpackers. At night, the district will transform into a full-bars area. The street is also filled with a variety of cheap accommodations. It is the best for travelers who want to enjoy traveling on foot, because no vehicle allowed to operate in the area from 5 pm to 2 am.
Siam Square (Sukhumvit area) is an area filled by Bangkok's biggest shopping malls. This area has an easy access to the Sky train. But if you are a backpacker, Khao San area is the best place for you to shop. Khao San has cheaper prices compared to other shopping places.
Kaeng Khiao Wan is the most famous original cuisine in Thailand. It's also known as green chicken curry. Because of its great taste, Kaeng Khiao is tourists' most ordered cuisine. Made by coriander roots and coconut milk, it has dominant sweet taste. As for the drink, Cha Yen, also known as thai iced tea, is a worldwide famous beverage. You have probably tasted it in your homeland, but it is very worthy to try Cha Yen in its origin country.
Thai people have a good manner, so they are used to greet one another, even foreign tourists. So it's no wonder if this country is often called as a tourist-friendly country.
There is a famous gesture called 'wai' in Thailand. It means that most Thai people don't like skin-ship that much. It's a gesture to show respect and greeting without handshaking.
Tourists can visit Bangkok all year-round since the weather of the country is typically the same throughout the year.
However, it's recommended to visit Bangkok between November to February as the temperature is lower. You can also visit Bangkok on April because it's the time for Songkran Festival which is held on the 13th of April. It's the most famous festival in Thailand where tourists from all over the world will join in the event.
Anantara Siam Bangkok, a hotel located in the heart of Bangkok city, is a 5 stars hotel that features elegant touch decorated with a design of Thai culture. But if you want to save your budget, Bangkok City Hotel offers an affordable room with its family friendly facilities. It has an easy access to popular landmark, such as Golden Buddha Temple and Bangkok's Chinatown.
Bangkok is known best for its street food, so tourists can never skip the culinary tourism in this city. The most recommended place to find the street food is around Anusawari Chai Samoraphum (Victory Monument) area. People also call the area as "Victory Munch". But, if you are looking for a restaurant with a nice view, you can go to Steve Cafe & Cuisine. It's located beside the Chao Phraya River. It offers tourists a delightful view, tasty Thai menu, and unique dining space.
The Commons Thonglor is a modern place filled with cafes, restaurants, market, and playground. Located on Thonglor Soi 17, tourists can find variety of cafe there. And for those who love coffee, there's a famous coffee artisan called Roots Coffee Roaster. This cafe is famous for having the best coffee beans around the world.
Bangkok lady boy shows are one of the famous cultures in Bangkok. It's a recommended nightlife event for you to visit.
Calypso Cabaret is another option you can choose. The show is held twice a day. However, if you are a backpacker and wanting to taste the club atmosphere in Bangkok, Khao San Road also provides bars and clubs along the street.
Grand Palace is one major historical tourist attraction Bangkok. It's originally a residence for the royals and now it's still used for important ceremonies in Thailand. Tourists are obligated to dress modestly there. The dress should cover arms, legs, and also neat. As Bangkok is filled with cultural places, historical museum is another alternative to visit while you are in Bangkok. National Museum Bangkok which is located in Na Phra That Road exhibits the collection of local arts and artifacts. It's found by King Rama V. No worries, if you can't understand Thai language, the museum provides guidance in other languages such as English, French, German, and Japanese.
Octave Rooftop Bar captures the amazing views of Bangkok city. Tourists can take a good photo there with the background of Bangkok City.
If you want to keep your pictures for your Instagram feeds, Grand Palace is the best spot for tourists to archive their memories in Bangkok. So, make sure to bring your camera!