Discover, Explore, Experience… All that is BANGKOK!
Bangkok or Krung Thep for Thais is home for approximately 7 million
people and is Thailand’s capital. It is situated near the
Gulf of Thailand and is along the bank of the Chao Phraya River.
From being a port district and a minor trading center, Bangkok has come
a long way. It is now a glitzy, colorful, fun and at times, an
even mind-blowing city.
Bangkok’s temples or “wats” are unique and
splendid. The architecture is just amazing and the decorations
are simply breathtaking. Early morning when the weather’s
cooler and the temple’s would be least congested is the best time
to pay them a visit. These wats are not merely hallmarks but is a
crucial element of the Buddhist religion. Wat Pho and Wat Arun
are some of Bangkok’s famous temples. Wat Pho or The Temple
of the Reclining Buddha is Bangkok’s largest temple. It is
the abode of the noted reclining Buddha. The Buddha is 46 meters
long and its 3 meter long feet is delicately adorned with
mother-of-pearl images of the Buddha’s propitious
‘laksanas’ or characteristics. Aside from this, you
can also have a relaxing therapeutic massage integrated with yoga in
Wat Arun also known as the Temple of Dawn or locally called Wat Chaeng
is located on the west side of the Chao Phraya River. The fine
craftsmanship of this temple makes it one of Thailand’s most
exceptional temples. It once roofed the Emerald Buddha and the
Phra Bang. Wat Arun is renowned for its spire reaching a height
of 70 meters and skillfully decorated with teeny pieces of colored
glass and patterns intricately laden with Chinese porcelain.
Aside from temples, Bangkok is also gleaming with dazzling skyscrapers
and luxury hotels. It is also famous for its floating markets
boasting fresh produce of succulent fruits and vegetables. It is
also made infamous by its nightlife and ladyboy shows. Ladyboy
shows are Bangkok’s finest nocturnal entertainment. It is
jam-packed with humor, glitz and glamour. You can also experience
the thrill of a Muay Thai boxing match in Bangkok, where things can get
really bloody and violent. Definitely not for the weak at heart!
To satisfy your digestive juices, dinner cruises are plenty in
Bangkok. It is an excellent way of enjoying the view of city
during the night while you drink and dine. If you’re
looking for some great deal shopping, Bangkok will undoubtedly delight
you. It has all the places to blow your pocket. Take your
pick from its bustling street markets to its modern air-conditioned
super malls. Just be sure to hone your bargaining powers and
flash that big charming smile! When you’re done shopping,
shed that suit and let your hair down. Indulge yourself with a
Thai traditional massage. Bangkok has numerous exotic and bizarre
range of relaxing treatments, therapies and massages.
While in Thailand, be sure to do one or two of the mentioned
activities. This much and more will sure give you a great time
and captivate you with all that is Bangkok!