5 Top places to see in Bangkok
Bangkok is known as the perfect destination for those who like to party through the night and dance until the sun comes up. However, this capital city also happens to be filled with culture, tradition and some of the best food in the world. It is possible to visit Bangkok and spend your days doing child-friendly activities and soaking in the vestiges of an old and vibrant civilization. Here are some of the things you can spend your holiday in Bangkok doing for a relaxing, indulgent and educational holiday.
Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw
The home of the Thai kings for more than 150 years, the Grand Palace is a sight to behold. It was built in 1782 and is still considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Bangkok. The Wat Prakeaw houses the Emerald Buddha – a carving of the image of Buddha from a single block of Emerald.
Sea Life Bangkok
Formerly known as Ocean World, this is a favourite with children of all ages.
It is also the perfect way to escape the inevitable heat and humidity of Bangkok. The species housed here include seahorses, turtles, penguins and sharks. Other attractions include riding in a glass-bottomed boat through a shark tank, and a 5D cinema theatre.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
One of the most popular pastimes of both locals and tourists is shopping. The shopping here is cheap and plentiful- from the latest styles in clothing and shoes to home products, there’s something for everyone. The weekend market with 15,000 stalls is a popular shopping destination for the shopaholics. Although the prices are generally reasonable, the vendors expect you to haggle, so don’t hold back. When in need of a break from the shopping, find a food cart to sample some fresh, delicious food, made right in front of you.
Chao Phraya River
The Chao Phraya snakes through the heart of Bangkok, adding to the charm of this vibrant city. For a leisurely evening, take a cruise through the river, or rent out your own boat. The rented boat usually comes with a navigator who’ll ensure that you don’t lose your way. The navigator is very familiar with the river and its history, so be sure to ask questions. While you learn about the river, lie back and watch as the sun goes down and the city lights up.
The Floating Market
Although the Floating Market has turned into something of a tourist trap, there is a reason it is so popular with those who want to discover Bangkok – it is a unique Thai tradition that is both fun and spectacular. Boats are piled high with fruits, vegetables and delicacies cooked in kitchens located on the boat! Colourful, and bustling, it’s also the perfect photo opportunity to remind you in the years to come of your holiday in Bangkok.
A travel loan to help you see Bangkok
A vacation loan is a great way to help you visit Bangkok. It’s hassle free and convenient – all you have to do is fill out a form and submit needed documents. For example, Bajaj Finserv lets you buy personal loans for travel online at an interest of 12.6-15.6%. Simply sit back at home and find the travel loan you need in the comfort of your living room.