6 Reasons Why Bangkok Is One of the Most Visited Cities in the World

August 1, 2019
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Are you thinking about going on a holiday to Bangkok this year but unsure what to do and where to go once you land in the popular city? Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in the city’s cultural attractions or its vibrant nightlife, here are the top six attractions and activities that you should visit and try when in Bangkok.

1. Thai Massage
The term “Thai massage” won’t be popular all over the world for nothing. After a long day of city tours and attraction-hopping, make sure that you experience authentic Thai massage. Thailand has become recognized worldwide for the massage techniques that originate from its local massage parlors. When in Bangkok, make sure you visit one or two of the wellness and massage parlors in the city to get your Thai massage fix. It generally costs 250 Baht per hour. It is a perfect relief to any tired traveler.

2. Bang Krachao Gardens
Also widely known as the Hanging Gardens of Bangkok, tourists are encouraged to go on a tour to this scenic and undeveloped district. It is protected from industrial and real estate developments, to preserve its rich greenery. You’ll have to cross over to Bang Krachao by boat. Then, travel by motorbike taxi or bicycle rental. Renting a bicycle lets you explore the place at your own pace, while a motorbike taxi enables you to focus on the scenery and not on driving.

3. Chatuchak Weekend Market
Bangkok is known for its night and weekend markets. One of the most popular ones is the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The market takes about 35 acres of land and features more than 8,000 stalls of assorted foods and goods. Every weekend, an average of 200,000 visitors go to the market. It truly offers a one-of-a-kind Bangkok market experience.

4. The Grand Palace
Built back in 1782, the Grand Palace is the former home of the Thai King. It is famed for its beautiful architecture, making it of particular interest to tourists who love exploring art and culture. The Grand Palace features ancient designs and also has plenty of sculptures and temples.

5. Tailored Suits
Bangkok is also known for its highly talented suit tailors. You can find a tailor in almost every street in the city, and all of them have reasonable offers on custom suits. If you are set to attend an event or party when you get home or you want to have a pair of Thai suit, then you won’t be disappointed. However, take note that a pair may take up to two weeks to be finished, so make sure to have one done if you’re staying a few weeks in the country.

6. Floating Markets
If you’ve always wondered how it’s like to shop in a floating market, then going to a southeast Asian country like Thailand is the best way to have an experience. Bangkok also has its share of floating markets in Damneon Saduak, Klong Lat Mayom, and Amphawa. You can enjoy fresh tropical fruit and vegetables and freshly caught fish.
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