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A Day in Bangkok – the last memoir

You have finally come to that tragic moment. It's your last day before you leave this lovely destination. But let that not worry you. Even one day will be enough to do last time sightseeing. What follow below are a few tips.

1

Grand Palace

The Grand Palace was once residence of the Thai King. It now serves as the royal court and the administrative seat of government. Despite that boring description of the palace, visitors continue to see this. It is its architecture and other complex details that lure a huge influx of visitors to the palace.

2

Khlong Tour

Fed up with crowded ferries? Fed up with the over-priced treatment? Probably you must have abandoned ferry expeditions simply because you felt that you are being cheated. But that does not happen all the time and everywhere. There are worthy ferry services such as Khlong tours. It offers you the real lesson of how the locals live. Khlong Tour reveals the stilted shacks, old wooden townhouses and other decrepit areas.

3

Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn)

That stunning silhouette of Wat Arun is what drives anyone crazy. Built at the turn of 19th century, Wat Arun bears strong influence of Khmer style. It is a stupa – an eastern pagoda – decorated with flowers. Beauty aside, Wat Arun has a long history since its construction in 19th century. The temple represents the birth of the Rattanakosin Period and the beginning of a new capital following the downfall of Ayutthaya. Sounds unfamiliar? Probably!
But knowledge about Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin could be more useful to know the importance of the temple. For that of course you need the services of a good tourist guide. Any Riverside Bangkok Hotel such as Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort has information about local tourist guides.

4

Chinatown Market

Chinatown is a uniquely different market experience. Of course you will get to find the most delicious cuisine at this marketplace. Some delicious eatables include birds nest soup, Peking duck and roasted chestnuts. A different taste will give you a hearty cuisine experience.

5

Siam Square

If you look for extravagant stuff, or if you can afford such stuff, Siam Square could be just the right place. But do not dream of renting or buying any land here, for it will be of course beyond your reach. The prices are even more extravagant. But for a first class Bond Street experience, Siam Square could be the ideal location.

6

Soi Rambuttri

If you for a moment wondered how Bangkok used to be before those tall buildings surfaced, go to Soi Rambuttri. Those simple banyan trees will provide you enough shade. In contrast to Siam Square, Soi Rambuttri is just the place for backpackers. Soi Rambuttri holds much difference to what you usually get to see elsewhere in Bangkok. It is a hub of village life fused with a bit of urban lifestyle.

The Indian and other restaurants will offer you good cuisine at a cheap rate. This is a must visit if you are on a budget travel.