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Top 5 Attractions in Bangkok – Sights to See While in Thailand

Bangkok is a place to explore, dine and indulge in a bit of retail therapy. Here are a few things you should not miss in Bangkok.

1

The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace in Bangkok was the royal residence of Thai kings for 150 years and was built in the year 1782. This glorious palace is full of intricate carvings, bejewelled terraces and curious sculptures of mythological creatures. The murals on the walls of the Grand Palace depict scenes from ancient legends and the life of Gautama Buddha. If you are staying at a city hotel Bangkok has to offer you will have easy access to this architectural marvel. AVANI Hotels & Resorts are amongst the city hotels available that provide easy access to the Grand Palace. Inside the premises, you can also see the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, known as one of the most significant and sacred sites in Thailand. While visitors can only access a couple of throne galleries, the intricate details of the façade carvings will enthral each and every one of them.

2

Wat Pho in Bangkok (Temple of Reclining Buddha)

Wat Pho is located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and features a massive sculpture of a 46 meter long Buddha in a reclining pose. The temple complex is considerably large and you can enjoy a relaxing walk amidst the structures. While you are in the vicinity don't miss out on a chance for a traditional Thai massage.

3

Amphawa Floating Market

This is the second most sought after floating market in the city after Damnoen Saduak and is located about 50 kilometres from the city centre. Many Thai citizens and tourists flock towards Amphawa Floating Market in search of delectable grilled delicacies of the sea presented from wooden vessels anchored to the central bridge. Customers can sit on the steps leading to the river and vendors bring dishes of grilled prawns, squid and shellfish on miniature tables. For those who prefer actual tables, there are the restaurants equipped with tables and chairs. You could also buy souvenirs from quaint shops built out of wood or even a selection of strange sweets and ice cream. After you've sated your desire for food, hop on a long tail boat and float around the nearby canals exploring. If you reach the other side of the river, visit the Wat Bang Koong temple.

4

Chinatown

Chinatown is a great place to shop and sample exotic dishes. If you visit during a festival time you will have a lot more fun than usual. But the Chinatown Market with its line-up of shops and the enticing array of food is always good fun. The food stalls come to life after sunset and let you savour the sights, dins and flavours of street food.

5

Khao San Road

Khao San Road is where you can enjoy the sleek, modern and energetic lifestyle of Bangkok. You will find ample entertainment in Khao San where bars and restaurants offer good food and beverages. Once the night descends upon Bangkok, you can enjoy the electric atmosphere of the clubs which play good music.

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