With dazzling temples, spectacular palaces, treasure trove markets, Bangkok now is up to speed with modern times and has attracted numerous tourists from all over the world each year. Here is our list we think you should never skip out on your journey to Bangkok. TALAD NANG LOENG is one of BANGKOK’s most beautiful places with its shop painted in bright colours. This old Chinese market has been around since 1900, and you can fell history and immerse yourself into one of the most well-preserved heritage sites. There is a ready to eat food market with a food court, restaurants and famed snack vendors.
WAT BENCHAMABOPHIT, also known as the Marble Temple, is one of the awe-inspiring architectures in Bangkok, and your visit would be not complete without seeing one of them. The perfect time to visit the Marble Temple is in the early morning when it is cooler and less crowded. You will see monks walking around wearing saffron-colored robes.
Khlong Saen Saeb is one of the most important canals that passes through the center of the city. There is a mixture of homes that are scattered along the side of the Khlong Saen Saeb including makeshift housing, newly renovated houses, and houses look like Kenyan style Jua Kali workshops.
Krua Apsorn is a widely-liked restaurant not only for the locals including some members of the royal family but visitors from other countries. The restaurant serves its customers with simple but delicious Thai food with friendly prices. There are several branches in Bangkok, and the original one is often inaccessible.
Some places in Bangkok, alms bowls are still man-made for Buddhist monks. Ban Bat Village is believed to be the last village where craftsmen still make alms bowls by hand. Alms bowls are assembled from eight strips of metal which are fired for six hours, hammered into a curve.
The Bangkok Corrections Museum is one of the most creepy-quirky places many travellers would like to visit when travelling in Bangkok. Once a maximum security prison, the Bangkok Corrections Museum is located on Maha Chai Road. If you are an “unusual stuff” hunter, it will be an interesting place. The museum is only open by appointment.
Although Bangkok is not regarded as a perfect walking city, it never fails you if you are willing to endure a little bit of perspiration. Summer Street is photogenic, and it is located a few steps from the start of Ari. You can spend a few hours wander around the leafy street and make a few stops at the cafes along the way.
Ko Kret is an island 20 kilometres north of Bangkok. It is one of Thailand’s oldest settlements of Mon people, who once were a dominant tribe of central Thailand. Now Ko Kret is regarded as its picturesque rural atmosphere, its busy market, as well as its distinctive pottery.
If you want to escape the quick pace of the city, Bang Krachao is an ideal place. Located in the province of Samut Prakan next to Bangkok, Bang Krachao remains undeveloped commercially, in order to preserve the nature and the culture.
The traditional tattoos are supposed to possess magical power so as to protect people from harm and bring good fortune. Celebrities including Angelina Jolie have had her tattoos in Thailand. Traditional Sak Yant tattoos are inked onto the skin using ancient geometric designs mixed with Buddhist prayers.