Bangkok is home to just over 8 million people. Viewed as the centre of South East Asian tourism and business, it’s a metropolitan city that still has a strong connection to its roots. A beautiful mix of stunning temples, high rise offices, delicious food a burgeoning nightlife and a wealth of amenities, it’s title as one of the most visited cities in the world is well deserved.
You can spend your days traversing the narrow streets and large motorways or relax in the surrounds of stunning Buddhist temples, you will never be short of things to do in Bangkok. With transport networks throughout Southeast Asia, it is the perfect location to begin or end any trip, as well as an excellent destination within itself.
Property Consultant Michael Byrne says “Bangkok really does offer something for everyone. While it’s a thriving city, it still retains an old style charm thanks to the mix of modern and ancient architecture”.
Sample Thai Food
As one of the most popular cuisines in the world, where better to sample street food than Bangkok. The city has a mix of everything from the street vendor to the most luxurious restaurants in Thailand.
Street vendors abound, and you can sample authentic Thai food throughout the city at any time, day or night, in what is considered one of the most affordable places to eat in the world.
Looking for something a little more refined? Try the two starred Michelin restaurant Mezzaluna. Located on the 65th floor of the Lebua Tower, you can enjoy your fine dining experience while looking out over the city.
With so many visitors each year the residents of Bangkok know how to cater to all their visitors. You can explore the street markets across the city. There are large ones open every day selling everything from food to kitchen appliances and clothes. These are the ideal locations for those wanting to grab some last-minute gifts or trinkets to bring home after an amazing holiday.
Some popular locations to search out a bargain include the infamous Khao San road. This street is always buzzing with activity but during the day it is generally an open-air market with plenty of stalls.
Rot Fai market is a beautiful night market full of colour, food and entertainment. Many of the night markets don’t get started until 9 or 10 pm which is a perfect time to grab a late dinner.
For more high-end stores look no further than Siam Paragon the third largest mall in Thailand. Which can be easily reached on the BTS Skytrain.
One of the most iconic buildings in all of Thailand and one of Bangkok’s biggest attractions is the Grand Palace. Formerly the home of the Thai royal family, the Palace is now used for official ceremonies. The incredible temple of the Emerald Buddha and royal residence attracts thousands of locals and tourist every year.
You can take a guided tour or simply enjoying the surroundings at your own leisure. Expect to spend far more time here than you planned, the beautiful artwork and architectural designs are truly breath-taking.