Bangkok, Thailand

We now know why everyone who has been to Thailand raves about it. Thai people are friendly and Thailand offer wonderful food. Bangkok is very busy with lots of things to see and do. Bangkok is a fascinating, exciting and incredible city to visit. It is famous for its food and wild nightlife, most of all this city is best known for its rich history and culture. Historic buildings and temples are scattered throughout the city. Food is another Bangkok highlight, from local dishes served at street food stalls to up market romantic restaurants.

We stayed in Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt and Hyatt Place Hotels Bangkok. They are in Pathum Wan and Sukhumvit areas central to most of the attractions and walking distance to all the shopping malls. After a hectic day of temples, boat rides and shopping for bargains, a refreshing dip in one of the hotel’s pool was great and kids loved it. Especially the infinity pool on the top of Park Hyatt Bangkok with it beautiful rooftop garden and beautiful views of this wonderful city.

Bangkok has developed into one of the best and popular shopping locations in not only Thailand but also in Asia. Prices are low, quality generally high, range and variety is pretty amazing – silks, gemstones, tailor-made clothes and traditional handicrafts are all highlights of Bangkok shopping. Street stalls and shops on the street will generally have lower prices for the same product than those in bigger shopping malls full designer labels. Bargaining when shopping is a way of life in many parts of Thailand and Bangkok carries the same tradition as well.

 

Things to do in Bangkok:

  • Erawan Shrine
  • Khaosan Road
  • Asiatique The Riverfront
  • Grand Palace
  • Wat Pho
  • Wat Arun
  • Wat Saket – The Temple of the Golden Mount
  • Golden Budha
  • MBK Centre
  • Siam Paragon
  • Yaowarat Road
  • Thonburi
  • Lumphini Park
  • Central World
  • Terminal 21
  • Emporium
  • Bangkok National Museum
  • Sea Life Bangkok
  • Dusit Zoo
  • Chatuchak Market
  • Damnoen SaduakFloating Market
  • Amphawa Floating Market
  • Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market:

It’s amazing. It’s fun!! Thousands of stalls, millions of shops. It’s the cheapest market you’ll find, and has everything from pets to clothes, food, souvenirs, shoes and home wares. It is also a great place to enjoy street food. Our favourite is a stall near section 18 of the market, selling papaya salad and fried chicken that you can smell from miles away. This place is so much fun, wear your sun screen, bring plenty of small bills, and get ready to bargain. We had a wonderful time here and bought great gifts for family and friends back home.  Go as early as possible 9:00am is a good start to beat the heat. Once it gets crowded and the sun comes out it is extremely stuffy and hot. If I ever go to Bangkok again, this will be a must-do on my trip.

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