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Things to Do in Bangkok – The Best Experiences in the City

The entrancing city of Bangkok offers a myriad of interesting things to do for the visitor, like experiencing the Grand Palace, visiting Wat Pho, riding the Skytrain, enjoying a boat ride, shopping at Chatuchak Market, and so on.


Experience the Grand Palace

The majestic Grand Palace would be an excellent choice at which to commence your sightseeing experiences in the city of Bangkok. This is because the Grand Palace is unquestionably one of the most important and eye-catching attractions in the Thai capital. As its name suggests, this complex contains some magnificent and spectacular buildings that will undoubtedly capture the interest of the sightseer. Another significant attraction here is Wat Phra Kaew, a temple that houses the priceless Emerald Buddha statue. Give yourself plenty of time to experience the Grand Palace as it is an expansive compound with numerous features of interest.


Visit Wat Pho

The impressive Wat Pho is another significant sightseeing attraction in the city of Bangkok. You will find that this temple will attract the interest of the visitor for a number of reasons. It houses the biggest reclining Buddha statue in the city, a massive creation that is no less than 46 m in length. Wat Pho also contains Thailand's biggest selection of Buddha figures which will add to the allure of this place of worship. Additionally, this temple is also considered to have been Thailand's pioneering institute of public education.


Take a trip on the Skytrain

You are likely to find that riding the Skytrain will be a great way to get around Bangkok in air-conditioned comfort. Once aboard one of these trains, you will often find yourself high above the ground allowing you to enjoy aerial views over the bustling city below. Since most of the parts of Bangkok that you are likely to visit will be accessible by Skytrain, there will be no better way to get about this city and avoid rush hour traffic too!


Enjoy a ride on the Chao Phraya River

The city of Bangkok has been likened to Venice because of the fact that the Chao Phraya River flows through it, and there are numerous small canals connected to it. Even today, this river is vital to the city of Bangkok, with as many as 50,000 individuals journeying to their place of work on the ferries that travel along this waterway. If you take the opportunity to take a boat ride along the river, you will see many interesting sights including modern buildings as well as famed attractions such as the Wat Arun.


Shop at Chatuchak Market

Avid shoppers will be enthralled by the vast and distinctive Chatuchak Market which mainly takes place on the weekend. This huge marketplace contains more than 8,000 stalls and covers an area of no less than 27 acres which gives it a place amongst the world's biggest markets. As you might expect, you will find a vast selection of merchandise here, with most of it being offered at very reasonable prices. When seeking luxury hotels and resorts in the city, an accommodation choice to consider which has properties from which this market could easily be visited would be Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas.


Stroll through Siam Paragon Mall

You will find that the Siam Paragon Mall is a paradise for upscale shoppers. This much-frequented mall contains an array of designer brand name shops including some of the world's best known and most prestigious brands. Also to be found at this mall are a mammoth aquarium, a massive cinema and an extensive selection of restaurants.