Bangkok at a Glance
Someone described Bangkok as “hot, noisy, crowded, humid, but love it.” There may be many reasons to love Bangkok, but “color” is certainly one of them. As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is a city full of “color”.
“Color” – no city is as congested as Bangkok from morning to night, but colorful cabs, cartoonish tuk-tuks, vibrant street houses, being in this city full of color, the long traffic jams can be a kind of joy, right?
“The spicy, sour, and seafood habits of Bangkokians have been ingrained in their bones, along with the spices of the “Spice Nation”. the food and smells are sure to delight you.
“Lust” – in a city with many processing plants, the fancy things are very cost-effective, your body’s shopping desire can not resist the lust?
“Lust” – since ancient times, beautiful women are loved, Bangkok, these beautiful “women” do not know whether you love, they are fair skin, thick eyebrows, big eyes, proud of the body, to the unique presence of your primitive They are fair-skinned, eyebrow-eyed, and have great bodies, and their unique presence arouses your primal desire.
Best time to travel
Bangkok has a tropical monsoon climate and is hot all year round.
The average monthly temperature from November to January is around 25°C, making it the best time of year to visit Bangkok, especially in December, the best month of the year.
From June to October, it is the rainy season in Bangkok, during which it rains plainly. Although the rain is very short, the wet environment may affect your mood of traveling.
It is recommended not to travel from April to May, which is the hottest time of the year in Bangkok, with the average monthly temperature reaching 38°C.
Consumption and exchange rate
As a tourist destination in Southeast Asia, the consumption level in Bangkok is not too high, for example, fruit juice is 20 baht a glass and the average price of a meal is 100-200 baht, but it may increase to varying degrees during the peak tourist season from November to January.
The unit of currency in Thailand is the Baht, pronounced “baht” in English.
The average annual temperature in Bangkok is 27.5°C. Whatever the season, a cool and comfortable summer outfit is fine, but if you are afraid of the sun, bring a light shirt.
Bangkok is in the time zone: UTC/GMT + 7.00 hours (Eastern Zone 7).
Attractions in Bangkok
There are not many tourist attractions in Bangkok, and 2-3 days is enough time to visit the main attractions. Young people who like to have a lively and fun nightlife should not miss Khao San Road, temple fans who love photography should not miss the Rattanakosin Island area where The Grand Palace is located, and shopping malls such as Siam Square are sure to be full of shopping fanatics, while backpackers who are shy and want to experience the most unique local bazaar should head to Chatuchak Weekend. Backpackers who are shy and want to experience the most unique local markets must visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market, and young literati remember to bring your cameras to the Chaophraya River to record the most unique market scenes in Southeast Asia.
Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaeo
The Grand Palace is the symbol of Bangkok, the most perfectly preserved, largest and most ethnically distinctive of Thailand’s royal palaces over the ages. Lined up from east to west, the green tile roof, fuchsia glazed tile roof, magnificent architecture, superb painting, carving and decorative arts will surely make you shocked. The Chakri Maha Prasad and Dusit Maha Prasad are the most famous, and some call them the “Book of Thai Art”.
The Jade Buddha Temple inside the Grand Palace is the place where the royal family enshrined the Jade Buddha, the King of Thailand held the coronation ceremony, and the royal family held Buddhist ceremonies and various rituals.
Address: Thanon Na Phra Lan,Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang,Phra Nakhon,Bangkok
Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Wat Pho is the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok, with a large Buddha lying on top of the altar, one of the largest reclining Buddhas in the world, divided into several parts: the Buddha Hall, the monastery and the stupa. It is also the location of the first public university in Thailand and a traditional Thai massage education and certification center, where you can experience a professional Thai Massage.
Address: Maha Rat Road, south of the Grand Palace
Wat Arun, King Cheng Temple
Wat Arun is one of the royal temples in Thailand, also known as the Temple of Dawn. It is a huge temple, second only to the Grand Palace and the Jade Buddha Temple, and the main pagoda temple hall now houses the statue and relics of King Cheng Chao, with Chinese style lanterns hanging inside the hall. The Royal Tho’s Kadin Festival, held every December, is the biggest celebration of King Cheng’s temple and one of the important festivals of the Thai royal family. The 79-meter tall Brahmin-style pagoda, known as the “Eiffel Tower of Thailand,” is the best place to overlook the Chao Phraya River and enjoy the night view.
Located in the shrine of Erawan, the four faces of the Buddha represent the four kinds of Brahma hearts: compassion, sadness, joy and surrender. The location of the Buddha statue is in the center of the city, surrounded by bustling businesses, where people dress fashionably while diving into Buddhist practice. You can take a bunch of flowers and candles and bow down here to offer incense, and maybe your wish will come true.
Address: Thanon Ratchadamri,Lumphini,Pathumwan,Bangkok
Golden Buddha Temple Wat Taimit
The Golden Buddha Temple is also known as the Golden Buddha Temple, because the temple is dedicated to a statue of Buddha made of pure gold in the middle of the temple, you will be shocked by the golden and solemn statue of Buddha.
Address: Thanon Mittaphap Thai-China Talat Noi,Samphanthawong,Bangkok 10100,Thailand
Chinatown is one of the busy commercial areas of the city, consisting of three streets, Sampeng, Yaowarat and Charoen Krung, connected by many alleys. It retains the typical traditional Chinese culture and customs of the Chinese community, and attracts a large number of Chinese and other tourists, who can try a variety of Chaoshan cuisine or Cantonese snacks here.
Address: Located in the southwest of central Bangkok, a 10-minute walk from Huay Namphong train station
The National Museum of Thailand was built in 1782 and is the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. The museum displays sculptures and cultural artifacts from all periods of Thailand’s history, and has a history museum that details the history of Thailand from the Neolithic period to contemporary times. Here you can experience a tour of Thai history and culture, and a better understanding of Thai culture will enable you to better travel around Thailand and experience Bangkok.
Address: Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Vimanmek Mansion Palace, the teak palace of the Fifth King
Also known as Vimanmek Palace, it is the largest all-teak palace in the world, built without a single nail, and has considerable historical value. Inside, there are many architectural sights that are well worth a stroll.
Address: Wimanmek Palast, Dusit, Bangkok
Chulalongkorn University is the first university in Thailand and the highest academic institution in the country. Walking around the tree-lined, simple and leisurely campus, admiring the historical buildings with rich academic atmosphere, and experiencing the university life with different cultures will bring you back to your long-lost youth.
Address: PhyathaiRoad, Bangkok 10330
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
This modern art building is built in the center of the city, which shows the importance the government attaches to art and culture. The center has the latest contemporary art, which attracts many visitors to enjoy and serves as a cultural exchange. Here you can feel the hip, young atmosphere of Bangkok and get to know more about this vibrant city.
Address: 939 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan
Madame Tussauds Bangkok
Madame Tussauds Bangkok, the first wax museum in Southeast Asia and the third in Asia, is conveniently located on the 6th floor of Siam Discovery Center. There are not only dignitaries like Hu Jintao, Obama and Elizabeth, but also Yao Ming, Jackie Chan, Mike Jackson, Brad Pitt and various celebrities, and for children, there are cartoon characters such as Robot Cat.
Address: Siam Discovery Center (Siam Discovery Center), 6th floor
Siam Ocean World
Siam Ocean World is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia with a wide range of marine life. In 2008, a 4D theater was added to the aquarium, so you can bring your children to experience more realistic effects and enjoy a family outing.
Address: B1 Siam Paragon, 991 Rama 1 Road, Bangkok
Safari World Bangkok
The zoo is home to many rare wild animals from all over the world, with daily animal shows, Thai folk dances, and American western cowboy martial arts. Visitors can see the wildlife up close in a station wagon, or in one of the camouflaged off-road vehicles provided by the zoo, and parents accompanying children can take their children to the zoo.
Address: 99 Ramindra 1 Rd, Bangkok 10510 (South Inti Road, northeast of downtown)
Bangkok’s food scene is full of street food stalls, fruit stalls, Tom Yum Goong soup, green papaya salad, mango sticky rice, pineapple rice, etc. Whatever your taste, you can get what you want. Thai people like to eat stimulating condiments such as chili, onion, garlic, ginger, etc. You must be brave to try all kinds of sauces for Thai food.
Bangkok’s food scene is very wide, and there are food courts in all the major shopping malls near Siam Square, where the food and environment are very good. The famous condom restaurant is in Sukhumvit, and there is also a variety of Korean and Japanese food.
Tom Yum Goong Soup
“Tom Yum” means spicy and sour, and “kong” means shrimp, which translates to spicy and sour shrimp soup. There are two kinds of Tom Yum Kung soup, one is clear soup and the other is thick soup. Most people who taste Thai Tom Yum Kung soup for the first time will find it uniquely seasoned and refreshing, and those who like it will find it more and more flavorful and addictive the more they eat it.
Sticky Rice with Mango
This is a classic Thai sweet staple. Mango and sticky rice must be eaten together to create the most magical chemical reaction. The sweetness of the mango is sour, but the sourness immediately mixes with the sweetness of the Thai sticky rice soaked in coconut milk, which is wonderful, the sticky rice is as white as jade, and the mango is as bright as gold.
Thai rice with pineapple and mixed vegetables, stir-fried over high heat, with a sweet and sour salty taste that will whet your appetite.
Green Papaya Salad
In Thailand, you can find green papaya salad at roadside stalls or in most restaurants. This dish has a heavy, strong flavor and Thais like to eat it with sticky rice; tourists from all over the world will love it, perhaps because it is a perfect blend of sour, sweet, spicy and salty flavors, very refreshing and very Southeast Asian.
Cabbages & Condom, a condom and cabbage restaurant
The restaurant has attracted a lot of attention since it opened its doors, and people have been shocked by the bold move, after the AIDS epidemic in Bangkok more than 20 years ago, when people began to appreciate the importance of safety measures. The restaurant’s ever-white promotional initiative has won a great response and achieved very good results, and no one should come here for the food. There are two restaurants in Thailand, the other one is under renovation in Chiang Mai.
Address: 6 Sukhumvit (Sukhumvit Street) 12
SIROCCO Star Restaurant
The famous Star Restaurant, on the 63rd floor of The Dome at State Tower, is the highest restaurant in Bangkok. Enjoy your meal on the terrace overlooking the panoramic view of Bangkok.
Address: 63/F, The Dome at lebua,1055 Silom Road
The restaurant not only has a beautiful environment, but also enjoys authentic Thai curry, and the royal level of cooking, always innovating dishes to surprise guests.
Address: 61 Thanon Witthayu (Wireless Rd.) Road | Lumphini, Pathumwan
Banyan Tree Vertigo and Moon Bar
The restaurant is located on the 61st floor and is a boat-shaped restaurant with a beautiful view over the city of Bangkok.
Address: 21/100 South Sathon Road, next to Lumpini MRT station
If you want to taste Thai seafood, there is also a great variety, if you do not go to Jianxing Restaurant (Somboon Seafood) to eat curry crab (Fried Curry Crab), you will leave a small regret for your trip to Thailand. Not only is the price here low, but the taste is also particularly authentic.
Shopping in Bangkok
Bangkok’s shopping will not disappoint you, from the malls with luxury brands to the night markets with all kinds of accessories. Because Bangkok has more processing factories, so clothing prices are not particularly expensive, the airport duty-free stores are also a good place to shop. L’Oreal, The body shop, Levi’s, Lee and other brands are relatively cheap, as long as you are prepared with sufficient strength will not let you return empty-handed.
MBK (Mah Boonkrong Center)
A civilian mall with many inexpensive stores with a wide variety of goods, as well as store-less float stalls with more civilian prices and high-profile chain brands for tourists who like to shop around and aren’t afraid of hard work.
Address: 444 Phayathai Rd.,Pathumwan, Pathum Wan, Bangkok
The Siam Center is a landmark building in Siam Square, featuring young independent designers’ products and the movie “Siam Love”.
Address: Intersection of Th Phayathai and Th Phra Ram 1
Siam Discovery Center
The Siam Discovery Center is a popular destination for fashion lovers, with many trendy stores, trendy brands and peripheral products at affordable prices, and the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in December 2010.
Address: Intersection of Th Phayathai and Th Phra Ram 1
This popular department store, built with 15 billion baht, is no stranger to those who have watched Thai movies, with about 250 world class stores, the largest food court in Thailand, various restaurants and the department store Gorment Market on the first basement floor.
Address: Siam Paragon, 991/1 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
Central World Plaza
It is the largest shopping mall in Bangkok with many famous brand stores and handicraft stores, and the location is very easy to find and almost all Bangkokians know it. The NaRaYa bag store on the first floor is a must-see. The bags are called “Bangkok bags” or “stewardess bags”, which are good-looking but not overly dignified, and the prices are affordable, attracting many buyers.
Address: Central World Plaza,1 RAMA Bangkok,Thailand
It is a newly opened theme mall with 9 floors, each floor is a different city, such as Paris on the first floor, Tokyo on the second floor, London on the third floor, etc. It is very creative, and the famous massage store Let’s relax in Thailand is on the top floor.
Address: 2,88 Sukhumvit Soi 19(Wattana) Sukhumvit Rd