Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, once a small fishermen town, Bangkok has emerged as the most happening, populated city of Thailand. The beautiful landmarks of this capital city, the incredible night life, cheap travel make it a popular tourist and honeymoon destination. Its overcrowded streets and traffic jams are sometimes overwhelming for western tourists but Bangkok has its own vibe and bustle. Famous for its TukTuk, sky scrapers, the grand palace and the notorious red light area, Bangkok is arguably the most popular destination amongst the tourist in Asia.

Location: Thailand

Climate: Tropical savanna climate, cotton clothes are best suited but do keep something for the rains. 
Accessibility

By Air :25 km east of Bangkok is the Suvarnabhumi Airport and 24 km in the north is the Don Mueang airport. These two airports provide connectivity to major cities across the globe. Airport-Rail link, Buses and Taxis connect these airports to the other parts of the city.

By Train: Hua Lamphong Railway Station connects Bangkok to other parts of Thailand and neighboring countries. Thomburi Train Station provides local connectivity.

By Bus: Bangkok has three Bus Terminals, that connect it to cities around Thailand and neighbouring countries.

Point of Interest

Grand Palace

Location: Na PhraLan Rd, PhraNakhon, Bangkok, Thailand

Timings: Sunday to Monday 8:30AM–3:30PM

How to reach: You can take the BTS skytrain from Saphan Taksin station, at “Central” Pier or the Chao Phraya River Express boat to Chang Pier

Located at the banks of Chao Phraya River, built in 1782 by king Rama 1, this palace was the home of the royals until 1925. One of the most majestic and dazzling landmark of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is divided into three parts - the outer court, the middle court and the inner court. The outer court is famous for its Temple of Emerald Buddha.  The Inner court was built as the royal residence of the King Rama V in 1882 and the Middle Court was built by King Rama V for his crown prince and is not open to public. The intricate details and the architecture keep the visitors enthralled and reflect the excellent Thai craftsmanship. The palace also housed the state departments, the Thai war ministry and the mint.

WatArun

Location: 158 Wang Doem Rd, KhwaengWatArun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung ThepMahaNakhon, Thailand

Timings: Monday to Sunday - 08:30 to 17:30

How to reach:

Boat: Take a boat from SapphanTaksin boat pier till pier 8. From here take the small shuttle boat to reach the temple.

Also known as the temple of dawn, this Buddhist temple was built by King Rama II on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. This unique temple is undoubtedly very popular not only for its stunning looks but also for its amazing design. Made from spires that are decorated colorfully, it stands with its entire splendor over water. Deriving its name from the Hindu God of Dawn, its colored glass and Chinese porcelain look spectacular at the time of dawn giving it an alluring charm.

Khao San Road

Location: Near the Chao Phraya River in the northern side of Rattanakosin.

Timing: All Day till late night.

How to reach:

Express boats- The Chao Phraya Express Boat, SaenSaep Express Boat

Buses- bus 2, bus 3, bus 15 or "79", bus 53, bus 511, bus 509.

This ancient rice trade route is now a night market, famous for its Thai street food, pubs and bars, cheap shopping, late night shows and parties. This lively place is the must go for people looking for a nice bustling place to hang out with friends and for budget travelers. A paradise for the backpacking travelers, Khao San Road is a perfect destination for backpackers who come here for swanky clubs and bars, restaurants, bookshops, tattoo shops, internet cafes and hotels. It is a popular spot for youngsters looking to party in a carefree atmosphere.

Lumpini Park

Location: 139/4 ThanonWitthayu, KhwaengLumphini, KhetPathum Wan, Krung ThepMahaNakhon, Thailand

Timings:  Sunday to Monday 4:30AM–9PM

How to reach: MRT Subway Silom or Lumphini Stations.

BTS SkytrainSilom Line, SalaDaeng Station.

Lumpini Park is what central park is to New York, it is the perfect getaway from noisy and hectic urban life of Bangkok and is source of fresh air and tranquility for the people of Bangkok. Offering to connect people to nature, the park stretches across half a million square meters with diverse flora and fauna.  It has an artificial lake, library and 2.5 km long jogger’s paradise. It is the hub for outdoor activities and people come here for aerobics and light workout.

Wat Phra Kaew

Location: PhraBoromMahaRatchawang, PhraNakhon, Bangkok Thailand

Timings: Sunday to Monday 8.30 am to 3.30 pm

How to reach:

Boat: Take a boat from SapphanTaksin boat pier till pier 8. From here take the small shuttle boat to reach the temple.

Located within the Grand Palace, the temple of the Emerald Buddha is considered as the most holy temple of Thailand. The temple has the shrine of Buddha which is carved meticulously from the emerald colored single stone of jade. Here, Buddha is in a meditating posture that is popular among the northern school of Lanna that dates back to 15th century. The temple has been used for justice and other ceremonies. This golden Buddhist temple has become the image of Thai royalty and history.

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