Bangkok is the perfect weekend getaway. City of many contrasts and traditions. We went for 3 days and we didn’t want to leave the country. And how we could ever want such a thing?! Thailand is famous for a very kind customer service, good food, breathtaking temples as you can see in these pictures that we took in Grand Palace.
Thai people are very kind and polite. You can easily see them smile to the tourists. They are probably very patient as well as the life and traffic in Bangkok are very chaotic I must say. Bangkok never sleeps. The night life is very dynamic and interesting. At night you can delight yourself with a street food (barbecued insects, seafood and chicken basically) while shopping at Night Market. The must dish you have to try in Thailand is of course Pad Thai, then try Thai green curry dishes as well. Don’t miss the coconut water. Nothing can beat it in the summer. As I mention the summer a good tip is to carry a hat and sunscreen with you as sun is really strong. For those who have the temples visit on agenda remember that there is a very strict dress code while visiting temples. A long skirt and a scarf that will cover more skin would be a good choice on that day. If for any reason you forgot to dress accordingly there are a lot of shops that sale cute elephant print skirts and pants, scarf around the Palace. Consider that a pretty souvenir 🙂
If you plan to spend your weekend or couples of days in Bangkok on your own here there are my must-see attractions:
1. Spectacular Grand Palace – a complex of palaces (and courts) that includes Temple of The Emerald Buddha.
2. What Pho – the Temple of Reclining Buddha located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Famed for its giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 metres long and is covered in gold leaf.
3. Floating market and Chao Phraya waterway – hire a boat on Chao Phraya river that will take you to the authentic market of fresh fruits, food and flowers sale from the wooden row boots floating by.
4. Chinatown – if you never had a chance to see how Chinese markets looks like it you have to go. Get some Goji seeds (very popular in Chinese traditional medicine), they are very good for the immune defence system.
5. Terminal 21 – the most interesting mall I have ever seen. Design with terminals, escalators, information boards and even the announcements are made like what you can hear in real Airport. Each level has a different ambience and deco according to the destinations (Rome, San Francisco, Japan, etc). Check the Japanese toilets 😀 😀
6. Sky bars – the rooftops bars are very famous in Bangkok. They are expensive but wouldn’t you pay some extra just to have a cocktail o sunset view? There are many of them, check the State Tower’s Sirocco or the Banyan Tree’s Vertigo and Moon bar.
7. Thai massage – last but not least don’t leave the country before trying a thai massage. It is a bit harsh but you will feel reborn the next day.
Hope you find all this information useful. Any questions feel free to text me.