Bangkok Vacations & Travel Packages!
The city of Bangkok is much like that starry-eyed girl whom you were dating for last six months and the day you decided to marry her, she introduced you to her mafia boyfriend. Whoopsey! The next day you’ll wake up sadder, but wiser. Please be advised that Bangkok is indeed a dream destination and one of the popular cities to the see the pristine best of South Asia. It has a number of Buddhist temples and regal palaces that are so soaked in gold and grandeur that you’d believe you’ve reached El Dorado and then there is the legendary Thai food and dance culture that will melt you out of your senses. Our point is to ask you to be very sure of what have you come to expect of this city. Despite all its South Asian charm and love of lights and craze of spices, Bangkok is a precariously balanced city between the extremes of antiquity and contemporary, and you’ll be soon disillusioned if your expectations are not straight and reasonable.
Places of Interest in Bangkok
People usually answer with a wicked smirk in their eyes when you mention that you’re going to Bangkok- however, not everything about this exciting river city is naughty or kinky. If you’re rather an unassuming visitor to the Thai capital, Wat Pho is what you should start off your day with. The stellar attraction of this temple is a shining yellow statue of reclining Buddha which is 45 m long and thus can only be viewed in sections. The countenance of the statue is supremely divine and bestows its aura of calmness and divinity upon the beholder, and its feet are enamored with Mother-of-Pearl that glorifies 108 auspicious characters of Lord Buddha.
This antebellum temple is simply the most stunning piece of eighteenth century architecture in Thailand, and it looks majestic at sunset. It is located along Chao Phraya River and can be ferried because it is situated almost diametrically opposite to Wat Pho. Visitors find this Buddhist temple exceptionally beautiful and graceful because of its 67 m tall spire which is made of artistically decorated seashells and specks of porcelain. If you’d like to explore a 360-degree view of the riverside and the city, you can take the stairs up to the top.
Chatuchak Market is one of the biggest weekend markets in the world. It is all about colors and aroma, and you can quickly get bewildered with its profuse servings of souvenirs, clothing, ceramics, antiquities, handicrafts, plants, home décor and foods too. Just a humble request, please do not purchase pets here. They are kept in inhuman conditions and the only way to discourage shopkeepers from going about this nauseating custom is to avoid purchasing birds and animals from them altogether.