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Things to do in Bangkok

Bangkok – From Trading Post to Bustling Capital City

Bangkok, Thailand can trace its history to being a little trading post during the 15th century.
However, it has come a long way since then and is the site for two capital cities in the country: Thonburi (1768) and Rattanakosin (1782).
Today it is a major site for finance, business, arts, entertainment and health care.

Bangkok is also a popular tourist destination and no matter what day it is, there are always a lot of fun things to do in Bangkok.
In fact, Bangkok was named the World’s Best City for four years in a row by Travel and Leisure magazine, to lend an idea of how popular this beautiful city is for people to go on holiday.

 

Things to do in Bangkok

Bangkok Nightlife

Bangkok has a lively nightlife with everything from an grand roof top bars to the Khao San Road where you can get everything from a snack made of barbecued insects to bars with live music.

 

Bangkok Shopping

There is probably nothing that Thai people in Bangkok like so much as shopping and there are lots of gigantic shopping mall in the city.
Along the two sky train lines are lots of shopping malls and more and more are being built every year.
Many tourist starts at Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Central World which are all located right by the sky train station Siam.
Another popular shopping site is MBK, an indoor market with around 2000 shops located just a short walk from Siam.

 

Bangkok Night Market

After sunset vendors starts to build up their stalls and get prepared for the popular night market. You can find these night markets many parts of the city , but one of the most popular is the Patpong Night Market. Here you can find everything from local artwork, selections of clothing, backpacking supplies, handicrafts, fruit, to second hand books and lots of collector CDs and DVDs.

 

Chatuchak Market

If you get the chance to spend a weekend in Bangkok then make sure to make a visit to the Chatuchak Weekend Market.
The famous Chatuchak market is the largest market in the Thailand with more then 15 000 stalls where one can find everything from designer clothing to puppies, and every Saturday and Sunday around 200 000 people come here to shop.

 

Grand Palace

If you prefer your fun in the daytime, go on a tour of the Grand Palace, one of the town’s historic landmarks. It was built in 1782 and was the home of the king and his royal court.

 

 

When to go to Bangkok

Bangkok’s climate is tropical in nature, and experiences monsoon systems from South Asia. Temperatures average from 20.8 °C (69.4 °F) in December to 34.9 °C (94.8 °F) in April, and the rainy season is from May to September. Be sure to come in April if you want to attend the Thai New Year Songkran Festival.

 

Things to do in Bangkok

Bangkok Facts

Population8 280 925
CountryThailand
LanguageThai
CurrencyThai Baht
Longitude100.466667
Latitude13.75
AirportSuvarnabhumi Intl, Thailand (BKK)

Bangkok average temperatures

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GOLF

Golf in Bangkok

There are many golf course in and surrounding the city of Bangkok. The Lakewood Country Club features three different 9 hole courses which you can combine to make for a traditional 18 round session or a more challenging 27 hole round. The greens are made with special Tiff Dwarf Bermuda grass, and the course is known for its signature holes, #3 and #8, two par 3 holes that are part of some of the best in Bangkok. Another great course is The Royal Golf Country Club, a lavish course with beautiful nature and layout that pays attention to the smallest of details. For the golfing enthusiast, there are many more courses to chose from making it a great destination if you want to experience a different course every day during your stay there.

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in Bangkok - Largest wave pool in the world at Siam Water Park

If you are in Bangkok and feel like getting away from the frenetic city streets for a day Siam Water Park ,45 minutes away from Bangkok, is a really good option! It is a part, and also the main attraction, of the amusement park Siam Park City Bangkok. This is a place where families easily spend a whole day filled with lots of fun. The place is packed with slides for the daredevils but still has a lot to offer the smaller kids. The park can brag a little extra about their wave pool since it is the largest in the world! And there is also a river that floats through the park. A great place to spend the day with something suitable for all ages, from babies to adults! On top of The Mall Bangkae you’ll find another water park called Fantasia Lagoon Water Park! This is a relatively unknown park for tourists where many locals go. The park offers fun for children of all ages and young adults! Divided into different zones where each zone is accommodating for a certain age group this is a great place for the family to spend a day of water splashing and fun!

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CAT-CAFE

Purr Cat Cafe Club - Cat Cafe Bangkok

The owners of the Purr Cat Cafe Club is just as lovely as the cats. Treat yourself to a cup of coffee at this nicely decorated café and enjoy the friendly atmosphere as well as the friendly, cuddly and playful cats.

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UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Bangkok - Historic Centre of Ayutthaya

The remains of the city of Ayutthaya, founded around 1350 and destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century, are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ayutthaya was, after Sukhothai, the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom and a trade and diplomacy centre globally. Among the remains, the most important and visible ones are the tall towers named prang and the Buddhist monasteries. These, together with its water management system show how advanced and powerful the city must have been. Remember to bring sunscreen, water and to cover both shoulders and knees!

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MARATHON

Bangkok Marathon

The Bangkok Marathon is a marathon event held during the autumn in the capital of Thailand. Apart from the main marathon the event also features a half-marathon and a mini-marathon, but it is in the full marathon that you get to see all of the sights that the the course has to offer. During the run you will see the City Pillar Shrine, the United Nations, the Anantasamakhom Throne Hall, the Chlitrada Palace and many more of the fantastic buildings and city parks that Bangkok has to offer. If you have never been in Bangkok before, this is probably the best way of getting to know the great city!

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in Bangkok - Adventures and thrills for the entire family

About a 45-minute car ride away from Bangkok you have Siam Park City Bangkok. The park consists out of five different areas and these are the Siam Water Park, X-Zone, Family World, Fantasy World and Small World. This place works as a good option for families with both small kids as well as older thrill seeking children. Combine your visit in the amusement park with some water fun in the Water Park! Dream World is a large amusement park with lots of fun for the whole family to experience! The park consists out different zones where the Adventure Land is the biggest and most popular. Other than thrilling rides and family attractions the park is most known for Asia’s first hanging coaster attraction. As a part of their river rafting attraction Dream World also offers a model of the Grand Canyon. As an over all theme the Adventure Land area has a fun futuristic and a family friendly theme. Now take your chance to dare yourself in exciting rides!

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