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5 Things You Should Try Out in Bangkok - Magic and Wonder Galore!

Bangkok is a truly exciting place that offers a whole array of sights and entertainment for any visitor. Let's check out some of the best things to try out in Bangkok.

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Patpong Night Market

Located a little away from Silom Road, you'll also find a Hindu temple here. The Patpong Night Market is a definite highlight of the locale and is an extremely interesting place to check out. Found In the streets of Patpong 1 and Patpong 2, the place is famous for a variety of things, however, one of the biggest highlights here are the countless stands that feature much counterfeit stuff. The other end of the street is host to a whole variety of street vendors that sell some amazing, delicious Thai food for really cheap prices.

2

Wat Saket

Wat Saket, also known by its full name "Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan", is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok with a rich heritage, making it an incredibly popular attraction in the Thai capital. For the best possible view atop the 79-meter high banked mountain of the temple, you must make a climb comprising of 318 steps. The climb is absolutely worth it for the astounding statues and waterfalls that are featured above. With a small admission fee of 20 baht you can access the temple on any day between 8 am and 5 pm. The temple is located a simple walking distance south of Khao San Road near Damrong Rak Road. While you're checking out this list of various things to do around Bangkok, you'll find plenty of accommodation around, like the AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel for instance.

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Asiatique Night Market

Designed for tourists and located along the Chao Phraya, The Asiatique Night Market is a completely artificial creation. You could reach it via the free boat shuttle service available from the Sathorn Pier. It's a thoroughly planned and well laid out market with a whole array of shops, restaurants, bars and an impressive Ferris wheel. Since it is catered especially for tourists, the prices here are generally steeper than what you'd find elsewhere. The place is definitely worth a visit for the things and knickknacks you'll be able to purchase, however, you could save some money by eating at any of the many food stalls on the streets.

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Enjoy Bangkok from one of the sky bars

Bangkok is full of breathtaking and thoroughly fascinating skylines that be fully enjoyed on any one of its sky bars. The Sirocco Skybar, located on the Lebua at the State Tower has gained immense popularity since being featured in the second Hangover movie. While the drinks aren't cheap for Southeast Asian standards, the admission is free and the views are a definite must see. There is a smart casual dress code which means men have to stick to long pants and closed shoes if visiting this establishment.

5

Relax in the Lumphini Park

If you crave a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Bangkok, The Lumphini Park is an excellent choice. You can enjoy a wonderful walk or you can simply take a paddle boat ride where you can enjoy the serene atmosphere.