Many people go to Bangkok because of food, culture and shopping. Before you get excited for the trip, you must make sure that you have booked your travel tickets and acquired the necessary travel documents. There are many hotel options in Bangkok but if you are there to shop then choose a hotel near Esplanade Mall or other big shopping centers in the city.
In order to see a glimpse of the ancient culture of Thailand, visiting the Grand Palace along with the Wat Phra Kaew is recommended. The Grand Palace is accessible to tourists from 8:30 in the morning until 3:30 in the afternoon. There is an entrance fee and it is important to dress appropriately. Next to the Grand Palace is Wat Pho which also a popular attraction in Bangkok. You can visit Wat Pho and Grand Palace on the same morning because of the close location.
A landmark attraction in Bangkok is the Wat Arun which is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. From Wat Pho, you can hop on to a public ferry in order to reach Wat Arun where there is a pagoda with a height of 67 meters. The climb is not for everyone especially with little kids but it does not mean you cannot admire its beauty from afar.
The floating market is very popular in Bangkok but the sad fact is that most of these markets are only there as tourist traps filled with souvenirs and tour groups. If you want an authentic experience, you should hire tour that will help you experience the most authentic floating market. You know that you have experienced the best if you felt the culture of the locals and became of part of their rituals even just for a day.
Almost every country has their version of Chinatown and Bangkok’s did not disappoint. You will find yourself transported into a different place because of the streets, the food and the temples. You can rest at your hotel near Esplanade Mall the whole morning and visit Chinatown before 5 in the afternoon in order to see the world’s largest gold Buddha inside the Wat Traimit Temple.