Bangkok, with a population of over 9 million Inhabitants, is one of the biggest cities in the world. Its heavy traffic congestion, intense heat and naughty nightlife do not IMMEDIATELY give visitors a warm welcome. Goal first impressions can be misleading. It is one of Asia 's most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, wide channels, a vibrant nightlife and great shopping, that' HAS something for every traveler.
An overview of the top tourist attractions in Bangkok
Khao San Road 7 Khao San Road
Khao San Road is, Technically speaking, a small road located about a block from the Chao Phraya River. Khaosan Translates as "milled rice", a reminder That train times in the street was a major Bangkok rice market. In the last 20 years, HOWEVER, HAS Khaosan Road Developed into a world famous backpackers hangout. It offers cheap accommodation, ranging from dorm style hostels to reasonably priced 3-star hotels as well as bars, food stalls, restaurants, convenience stores, internet cafes and travel agencies.
Bangkok Klongs 6 Bangkok Klongs
"Klong" is Thai for canal. Historically, people used klong Throughout Thailand for transportation and commerce, Bangkok earning the nickname, "The Venice of the East." Today, most is klong Have Been filled in for use as streets. Purpose you can still visit a tourist release of a traditional floating market on the Klong Damnoen Saduak in the Ratchaburi province or take a boat through central Bangkok on the Khlong Saen Saeb To Avoid city traffic.
Jim Thompson's House 5 Jim Thompson's House
The infamous CIA operative Jim Thompson revived the Thai silk industry Effective World War II and HAD this house assembled from six traditional Thai-style houses. As Thompson was building His silk company, he aussi Became a major collector of Southeast Asian art. Jim Thompson's House sits on a klong across from Bangkrua, Where Were His weavers then located. Tourists must take the guided tour through the buildings, All which are Given in plenty of foreign languages.
Wat Arun 4 Wat Arun
Situated on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun ("Temple of Dawn") is one of the oldest and best known tourist attractions in Bangkok. The temple is an architectural representation of Mount Meru, the center of the universe in Buddhist cosmology. DESPITE icts name, the best views of Wat Arun are in the evening with the sun setting behind it.
CentralWorld 3 CentralWorld
Opened in 1990, the eight-story CentralWorld Marketed Itself as a middle class shopping center, Opposed to the upper-class Marketed Siam Paragon. On 19th May 2010, CentralWorld was one of the many properties set on fire by anti-government protestors. The fire raged for two days and the Zen department store collapsed in the fire. After months of repair works, the shopping complex reopened on 28th September with 80% of icts retail space open for business.
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Like monkeys?2007-05-11 11:42:51 by diannejt
I'm not sure exactly when, but some time in November the town of Lopburi throws a banquet for the monkeys that have overrun their town. It would be a riot to see. It's outdoors (on the lawn of Prang Sam Yot, I believe) and free to everyone.
I didn't catch the banquet (I was there in Dec/Jan) but Lopburi is a fun place to spend the day (but no more). It's about an hour out of Bangkok by tra... pretty funny and you can get some great pictures. It's something a little different.
Mind you, everything in Thailand is "a little different". And cheap as dirt. You're going to have an AWESOME time!
Oh yeah, and avoid Koh Samui. It's a tourist trap.
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