Bangkok is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world.It presents two faces of Asia today: both an active metropolis,with modern hyper always very busy people,but also a city where you can enjoy,in places,islands of serenity ,nestled in the shadow of pagodas or visit the floating markets.
Here are 10 things to do in Bangkok
1 - Visit the Grand Royal Palace Bangkok
The exuberant architecture,the colors that dominate the different types of ancient frescoes,thousands of ceramic ornaments and pottery make this a place of architectural must-see attraction when visiting the city of Bangkok.The Royal Grand Palace in Bangkok has become a place of pilgrimage for Thai.Previously,this palace which spans 218 400m2 area was the royal residence of King Rama I.It contains the temple of the Emerald Buddha,which is located in the palace walls What Phra Kaeo.
2 - Navigating the Chao Phraya River
One of the most original ways to enjoy Bangkok is definitely crossing the city on the Chao Phraya River.This river is the second largest in Thailand,and if the famous Mekong surpasses in size it is the only river to its source in the country and emptying into the Gulf of Thailand . Bangkok Crossing on its waters,c ' is to provide the opportunity to ask a different look at the royal palace and the Rama VIII bridge,not to mention the huge yard of the Royal Navy.Browse waters is also taking full dimension of its importance in the economy: it is the trade route which combines the floating markets,the cargo ships that come and go supplying the city and the water taxis that allow to pass through as quickly.
3-Immerse yourself in Thai culture and immerse themselves in their markets.
As in all countries of the world,the market is the best place to express the habits of its people and its mode of consumption.Markets of Bangkok you will do good business in contact with the Thai people and his legendary kindness.You'll find all sorts of things cheap home appliances to the most unusual objects.If you want to soak up the atmosphere,the Chatuchak Market is a must for fans of exotic shopping.
4-Grilled,eats everything or almost!
I must say,there are few animals that do not eat Thai.For lovers of strange sensations,the menu in the streets,roasted and other invertebrates with mysterious names tarantulas.A traveler worthy of the name,must all try,so good culinary experiences to all adventurers.
5-The skytrain,test unrestrained
Far from the traditions of Thai culture,Skytrain metro will take you through the modern part of the city of Bangkok over 26 km up to 80 km / h.Part of the route is doing aboveground deck,you can,at your leisure,enjoy a part of the city by moving quickly from one point to another.
6-The malls of Bangkok
The shopping malls of Bangkok compete with those of Europeans perfection.So much so that shows business men and movie stars alongside commercial streets of this great city.Some of these malls offer an all in one,it is possible to find a cinema,a health club,and even hotels.Shopping buffs and lovers of shopping can enjoy a real fun time.Indeed,the malls of Bangkok swarm the latest trends on the market of auto-moto,fashion,electro household,electronics etc ...
The following is from the US Embassy website.2006-11-01 20:02:20 by short_visits_why_bother?
You do need a visa unless you are on a short layover.
"Tourist Visas If an individual wishes to remain in country for more than 30 days, he/she may wish to obtain a tourist visa at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in the United States, prior to arriving in Thailand. The tourist visa is valid for 60 days. After arrival in Thailand, a tourist visa may be extended only twice. On the first ...e second occasion, the tourist visa may be extended for another 15 days for a total of 105 days. There is a 1,900 Baht fee for each extension. Interested Americans should contact the Thai Immigration Bureau located at 507 Soi Suan Plu, South Sathon Road in Bangkok. The phone number is (66) (2) 287-3111. Thai immigration offices are also located in most major tourist cities around the country."
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