First Time Tourists Guide in Bangkok

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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

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SIGHTSEEING

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.

Grand Palace

Thai heritage and culture a must place to visit

Address : Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

DOWNTOWN

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.

Khao San Road Thailand

Heaven for backpackers tourist in Bangkok

Address : เลขที่ 1 โรงแรมดังเดิม ชั้น 2 ห้อง2008, ถ.ข้าวสาร, แขวงตลาดยอด เขตพระนคร จ.กรุงเทพมหานคร, 10200 Thailand

SHOPPING

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.

Siam Square One

Urban, open-air shopping complex housing international fashion brands, beauty salons & a food court

Address : 388 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

FOOD & DRINK

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.

CULTURE

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.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

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.

HOTEL

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.

Anantara Siam Bangkok hotel

Luxurious hotel located 8 km away from the Grand Palace

Address : 155 Ratchadamri Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Bangkok City Hotel

a contemporary budget hotel in Bangkok

Address : 268 Phetchaburi Rd, Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

RESTAURANT

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.

Victory Monument (Anusawari Chai Samoraphum)

This tall obelisk with military statues memorializes Thailand's victory in the Franco-Thai War

Address : Phahonyothin Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Steve Cafe & Cuisine

Good quality and service of the food with the view of Chao Phraya River

Address : 68, ซอยศรีอยุธยา 21 ถนนศรีอยุธยา(วัดเทวราชกุญชร) แขวงวชิรพยาบาล Dusit District, Bangkok 10300, Thailand

CAFE

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.

The Commons Thonglor

Contemporary shopping complex with artful outdoor spaces, artisanal products, eateries & a market

Address : 335 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Roots Coffee Roaster

a famous coffee artisan in Bangkok

Address : Market Floor theCOMMONS Thonglor Rd, Klongtan Nue Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

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.

Khao San Road

a backpacker-must-go street with variety of bars and clubs

Address : 183-5 ข้าวสาร Khaosan Rd, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Asia Hotel Bangkok

A hotel in Bangkok where a cabarat show often held

Address : 296 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

INTERESTING PLACE

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.

Grand Palace

Thai heritage and culture a must place to visit

Address : Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

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!

Grand Palace

Thai heritage and culture a must place to visit

Address : Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Octave Rooftop Bar

Located in Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit Rooftop Bar

Address : 2 Ban Kluai Nuea Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand