Bangkok Attractions & Tips | Travel Blog by HostelBookers

Posted on February 15, 2013 – 00:00

Buddhas_ralphunden Almost all backpackers who are traveling in Southeast Asia, sooner or later to Bangkok. Some start their backpacking trip in the city, others do here on the way home one last stop.

Anyone who believes in the Asian city there were not much to see or visit, a big mistake. In fact, there are far too many interesting buildings, places and attractions. Our list of the top attractions in Bangkok, you will hopefully help in deciding what you should do in Bangkok absolutely!

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Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo

The Grand Palace is Bangkok's most famous landmark and a must-see for all tourists. The palace was built in 1782 once served as the residence of the Thai king. Today, the King lives somewhere else and the palace was open for visitors. If possible you should have a few hours to visit this imposing building plan.

If you're pressed for time, you should definitely see the Wat Phra Kaew temple. In the temple there is the famous Emerald Buddha is located. The entrance fee is worth it!

Travel Tip: If you want to go into the temple of the Emerald Buddha, you should be dressed appropriately. This means long pants and skirts, long-sleeved tops and closed shoes.

Chao Praya River

A boat trip on the Chao Praya is a great way to see the city. If you entlangtreibst the river, you'll see why Bangkok is called the "Venice of the East". The view from the boat is unique - you're about to see several of the best sights of Bangkok including the Grand Palace, the Royal Thai Navy Dockyward and the temple of Wat Arun.Schwimmender Markt in Bangkok

The tours start at all major piers and are relatively cheap - price and route the boat tour can vary greatly though! So before you look around a bit. For a mere 10 baht (25 cents) you get even a simple boat ride.

If you like, you can also take a boat all the way to Hoh Kret, take a small island in the Chao Phraya River. The island itself is nice but not exceptional.Lumphini Park in Bangkok The day trip but you're a whole day on the boat and get a great impression of the size of Bangkok.

Travel Tip: Book a boat tour, when dusk sets in, then it is especially nice on the river.

Shopping centers

Bangkok is a paradise for shopaholics! In the countless shopping malls you can really buy everything - from bikini to the brand new sports car. Some of the huge shopping centers are close to the shops and boutiques even multiplex theaters, game rooms and restaurants.

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2006-01-27 22:53:36 by Emma2323

From there a hop on hop uff bus tour is the cheapest way to get around. We went with Happy Tours and did HCMC-Dalat-Nha Trang-Hoi An-Hue-Hanoi all for US$16! I thought we were going to die on the drive to Dalat, turing corners at night with no headlights but don't let that deter you.
Dalat was our fave place in Vietnam. We visited a monk who paints 100 paintings a day and wants to travel t... Burma, back to Thailand that way.
You could do a full circle Bangkok-Bangkok via in this order Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Burma.
I am jealous of your opportunity.
If you got a multiple entry visa for China you could also Check out South and North Korea, Mongolia, the Stans, and Russia.

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