Today we are going to discuss the places where you can visit in Bangkok. Check out Best places to explore in Bangkok
Bangkok is a famous weekend market is now considered a must-visit for anyone traveling to the city. The single largest market in all of Thailand and the biggest weekend market in the entire world. It is home to some 15,000 booths divided into 27 sections which cover a sprawling 27 acres of land. Since 1942 the pets attack market takes its name from the surrounding neighborhood. And though it’s become hugely popular with travelers. Tourism has by no means ruin the atmosphere. It’s estimated that only 30% of shoppers are foreigners for antiques, handicrafts, and ceramics, furniture, clothing, and accessories.
Khao San Road
If you’re backpacking your way through Southeast Asia this is where you’ll most likely wind up when you arrive in Bangkok. Located in the bond lump uu area of prana con district. It’s centrally located, making it a great starting point for your daily explorations. If you want to do any day trips elsewhere in Thailand this is where most of the buses leave. Due to the abundance of travel agents as for the street itself which is only about a quarter-mile long.
It is jam-packed with food vendor stalls, small shops, cafes, bars, tattoo shops and more ensuring that you’ll never get bored. Even when you decide to stay close to your hotel as appealing as Khao san road is it’s worth exploring the larger neighborhood. You’ll find beautiful temples, museums, shrines, and other culturally significant attractions.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
The title of Thailand’s biggest market but as Damnoen Saduak floating market popularity proves size isn’t everything. Though it’s not in Bangkok proper at just over 60 miles southwest of the city in the Damnoen Saduak district of rough foodie province. It’s an easy day trip and one that is considered a must-visit. Bangkok has a long history of using its canals for commercial trade with vendors loading up boats with wares to be sold. Along the river’s edge or to passing customers.
Today the practice has become less central to local trade and instead more of a novelty for tourists. As such, some visitors may be turned off by Damnoen Saduak floating market but we think it still makes for a unique experience. If not as authentic of one as it once was. If you can’t get past the crowds at Samnoen Saduak walk consider checking out some of the smaller lesser-known floating markets.
Lumpini Park not equipped with sea legs don’t worry about it. Bangkok has plenty to offer travelers who prefer to keep their feet firmly planted on dry land. As the most populated city in Thailand by a long shot and the most visited city in the world. Bangkok tends to get overcrowded and those who are quick to feel claustrophobic might have a bit of a hard time. If you fit that description or you simply enjoy a nice green space Lumpini Park should definitely be added to your itinerary.
Covering a 142-acre area of land, it’s made up of walking paths, a few landmarks, and community buildings. Plus a picturesque artificial lake green space is in short supply within the city limits. This only makes Lumpini Park all the more special keep your eyes peeled for the local monitor lizards that live there they are seriously impressive creatures.
Yaowarat Road & Chinatown
Thailand undeniably has its own distinct national identity cuisine and rich cultural heritage. But it also bears the mark of significant Chinese influence due in no small part to the sizable ethnic. Chinese population that lives in Thailand which is the largest Chinese community found anywhere in the world outside of China and in Bangkok. They’ve established a Chinatown to match the largest Chinatown anywhere in the world.
It essentially covers the entirety of the Sam Ponte Wang district and Yaowarat Road is the central artery of the area. Both along with yellow dot and throughout the neighborhood, you’ll find incredible restaurants and food hawkers, bars, shops, selling traditional Chinese wares and a few high-profile temples rich in history and oozing with character. Yaowarat Road and Chinatown should definitely factor into your schedule.
Siam Paragon is among the largest malls in all of Thailand let alone Bangkok. The city is perhaps better known for the bargains that can be found in the various markets scattered across the city. But those looking for a more upmarket shopping experience will find a lot to smile about at Siam Paragon. The massive mall covers 21 acres of land and in addition to countless retail and department stores. The complexes are also home to numerous restaurants, an exhibition hall, a multiplex, a hotel, a concert hall, and the world-renowned Sea Life Bangkok ocean world aquarium. When you need a little break from the Sun and eat Siam Paragon is the place to practice retail therapy.
Asiatique The Riverfront
When it comes to shopping in Bangkok who says he can’t have the best of both worlds. Asiatuque the riverfront is an outdoor market but one that’s unlike any other in the city. In that, it skews far more high-end modern and trendy. It’s like a shopping mall providing all manner of upscale amenities and comforts one might want. While somehow managing to maintain that vibrant and exciting energy that people love so much about night markets.
Home to roughly 40 restaurants, dozens of street food vendors, entertainment venues and an impressive 1,500 boutiques. Asiatique is a great place to spend an evening especially given that it overlooks the Chao praya river. Asiatique opens at 5 p.m. every day and can be reached by car or bus but the most memorable approach is via the free cruise shuttle.
Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River somebody doesn’t appear on most tourist itineraries. Unless they happen to be walking through on their way to wat Arun which is technically in the neighboring Bangkok eye district. The neighborhood briefly served as the country’s capital in 1768 and though it’s home to some temples, churches, and museums.
It’s largely lacking in major attractions translation way fewer tourists and more opportunity to actually mingle with locals. That being said you will absolutely want to check out the artist’s house. This institution housed in a 200-year-old wooden home sits nestled on the edge of the canal and is among the last of its kind.
Have we saved the best for last it depends on what sort of experience you’re looking to have in Bangkok? Thonglor is among the city’s top contenders for the title of the hippest neighborhood. There is good food to be found all across Bangkok. But the restaurants seeing in Thonglor are on the cutting edge often crossing the cultural divide into other cuisines. Japanese in particular that being said there are still cheap eats aplenty to be had and then there’s the nightlife.
Thonglor perhaps the single most trendy place to spend a night out in Bangkok. Whether you’re looking to dance, party hard or lean into a cozier artisanal cocktail type of evening. Thonglor doesn’t mess around when it comes to coffee, home to artists, creators and those always on the lookout for the next big thing. It is definitely one of Bangkok’s most exciting neighborhoods.