Bangkok is located in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand. The city which is known in Thai as "Krung Thep" or "City of Angels" is Thailand's most populous city with more than 8 million residents who come from all parts of the country. The capital is the center of traditional art and culture as well as modern ideas.
Flowers from other parts of the country are sold at wholesale prices at this biggest flower market in the city. Vegetables, fruits, and spices are also available.
Wat Pho, one of the most interesting temples in Thailand, is not only famous for its large reclining Buddha. It has a unique combination of history and medical science and is now a centre for meditation and traditional Thai massage training.
The Temple of Dawn is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River. Its 67-meter high pagoda, the famous Bangkok landmark, is beautifully decorated with colorful Chinese porcelain.
Explore local life along the canals of Bangkok on a private long-tailed boat ride. See old wooden houses on stilts, greener areas, and local life along the canals.
The Grand Palace attracts travellers from all over the world. Its magnificent royal temple of Wat Phra Kaew houses the Emerald Buddha, the most holy Buddha image of Thailand. ** It may be required to show your passport to enter the Palace. **
Chinatown has hidden gems waiting to be explored. Take a walk through the alleys and you will find shop houses, gold shops, colonial-style architecture, and some interesting temples.
Wat Traimit in Chinatown houses the world’s largest gold Buddha image weighing 5.5 tons.
A traditional Thai wooden house with beautiful gardens in the middle of modern Bangkok is now a very popular museum. The owner, Jim Thompson, was well-known for his promotion of Thai silk.
An important temple for Thai people as its pagoda enshrines the relics of the Lord Buddha. It is also the highest view point for a panoramic view of old Bangkok area or Rattanakosin Island.
Bangkok’s biggest fresh market that sells seafood, raw meat, and farm produce 24 hours a day offers an unbeatable local experience.