In the midst of the cooler temperatures, some international festivals and the new year are approaching to visit Bangkok in December to until the end of January with an energetic and vibrant vacation. Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and also known as the Trafic Jam capital of the planet.
Like in the comparison of other capital cities that Bangkok never goes to sleep. The city has always a hive of activity as the people are work around the clock in their various professions. In Bangkok, approx than 8 million inhabitants living in the city.
History of Bangkok says that the city began as a small trading center and port community on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river in approx than 2000 years ago. But nowadays, The Bangkok is up to speed with modern times, the grandeur and glory of its illustrious past still prevail.
As a traveler, I say that the capital city gives you an ample amount of time to cover most of the major tourist destination and also have hell lot of fun.
Temperature of Capital city, Bangkok
The temperature of the capital city, Bangkok is pretty and much constant all year around. The rainfall receives the city differs from month to month. But, in the month of December and January is probably the dries throughout the whole year as the monsoon well and it is ended giving way to long spells of pleasant weather and clear skies in the mid-20s without humidity.
Top Places and Tourist Destination in Bangkok are as Follows
The Grand Palace
From all the places to visit in Bangkok, the Grand Palace is the most famous places of them. That palace holds the grandeur and royalty and its impressive architectural structure catch your eye. The Grand Palace is built in the year 1782, and it is the official residence of the royal family for approx than 200 years.
Some major information of Grand Palace
1. Currently, it is the official residence of the monarchy of Thailand
2. Built in a rectangular space
3. Palace spread across a huge area, 94.5 hectares
4. Featuring with more than 100 buildings
5. A major key attraction of this palace is Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Some interesting fact of the Grand Palace
In the Grand Palace, it is recommended to wear full clothes as the Temple of Emerald Buddha, and there is a dress code to be followed. Not to worry, if you are not prepared then there is a counter or booth is available on the entrance gate of the palace which offers extra covers up for a small deposit. And if you not too interested to wear the dress code then it is recommended to wear white clothes as a way of showing respect to the late King Rama IX.
Visiting Time:- 8:30 to 3:30 every day
Entry fee:- 15$
Location:- Na Phra Lan Road, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10200, Bangkok, Thailand
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Chao Phraya River
River of the country is its lifelines, and also its identity. In Thailand, the Chao Phraya river is also known as the river of kings. It is the prime river and waterways of Thailand, it is used by an average of 50,000 commuters daily. Chao Phraya river has most scenic areas, that reflects the constantly changing scene day and night.
Some travelers say that Bangkok as the “Venice of the East”, and the reason behind that the Chao Phraya River flowing through Bangkok and all of the little canals that feed off of it. The main attraction point of that river is the ferry rides, that provides a chance to see the most popular tourist destinations of Bangkok like-
1. The Grand Palace
2. Wat Pho
3. Wat Arun
Tourists can hop onto a luxury cruise boat and enjoy a fine dinner, good music and some mesmerizing sights that make the Bangkok a special city.
Some Luxury cruise name:-
1. Chao Phraya Princess Cruise
Timing of Cruise:- 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Price:- 46$/Adult, 34$/Child (including with dinner)
2. Chaophraya Cruise
Timing of Cruise:- 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Price:- 52$/Adult, 25$/child (including with dinner)
3. Bangkok Dinner Cruise Tour
The timing of Cruise:- 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Price:- 33$ for both adult and child (including with dinner)
How to reach the Chao Phraya river, Bangkok
One of the best ways to reach the Chao Phraya river is to take a BTS Skytrain and get down on Saphan Taksin station. After that, you take a tuk-tuk ride from there to reach central Pier that is one of the banks of Chao Phraya river.
Some interesting fact of Chao Phraya River
The river is the home of various species of fish which include 30 endemic species. Some of the names are-
2. Giant Barb
3. Giant Pangasius
4. Giant freshwater Stingray
5. Red-tailed black shark
Chatuchak Market, World’s Largest Market
Are you in Bangkok and you plan to go shopping then there is a place that I suggest you Chatuchuk Market that is the world’s largest shopping market. Chatuchak market is king of markets in Bangkok, that spread over 35 acres with more than 8000 stalls. In market everything ranging like-
Chatuchak market is also known as Jatujak or “JJ” markets by locals. It is one of the world’s largest outdoor market. The market is most famous place among tourists and locals alike for its wide variety of goods.
Some Major information of Chatuchak Market
1. The market has open since 1942
2. With 8000 stalls and covering 2700 acres of space
3. Formerly it was called Phahonyothin market
4. In the year 1987, the name was changed and it received the name Chatuchak market.
5. Chatuchak market is divided into 27 sections that cross 65 small lanes
6. Market receives every day approx than 2,00,000 visitors
What will you find at Chatuchak market?
In the market, there are multiple sections that are intended to sell different kind of products. From the Chatuchak market website, the sections are-
Timing Of Market:-
|7 am to 6 pm||Wednesday and Thursday|
|6 pm to 12 am||Friday|
|9 am to 6 pm||Saturday and Sunday|
Location:- Kamphaeng Phet 3 Rd, Lat Yao, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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Wat Pho, Old City
In Bangkok, visit Wat Pho is a must for any travelers. Wat Pho is a religious place located to the south of Grand Palace precinct in Bangkok. That place is largely visited to view the large reclining Buddha within, and the Wat Pho is also known as “Temple of the Reclining Buddha”.
It houses the world famous statue of Buddha in a sleeping posture, basically, it represents the historical Shakyamuni Buddha in his last moments of illness, about to attain nirvana.
History of Wat Pho
Nobody knows the origin of Wat Pho, a report says that the temple existed before 1782 when King Rama I moved the capital of Siam (name of Thailand before many years ago) to Bangkok. In the year of 1789, Rama I ordered to the whole restoration of the dilapidated old temple site. Images of Buddha are removed from the abandoned of temples in other parts of Thailand and installed at Wat Pho, originally called Wat Photaram.
Some major information about Wat Pho
1. Wat Pho is spread across a vast area of 8 hectares
2. Statue of sleeping Buddha is 45 meters long and 15 meters high
3. Feet of the reclining Buddha holds great significance as they are inlaid with mother of pearl
4. It is divided into 108 panels referring to the 108 lakshanas or auspicious Characteristics of Buddha
More things to see in Wat Pho
1. Landscaped Garden with stone sculptures
2. Stupas adorned with glazed porcelain
3. Souvenir shop
4. College of Traditional Medicine
5. Phra Mondo
Suitable month to visit
Ever month of the year is best to visit Wat Pho.
Opening time of Wat Pho- 8:00 am to 5:00 pm every day
Entry fee:- 3$ per person
Location:- 2 Sanam Chai Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Floating Market, Bangkok
Bangkok is world famous for its floating market. You may enjoy the atmosphere without haggling over price, you also try relaxing on a guided boat tour of Damnoen Saduak market.
Some more floating markets are in Bangkok are-
1. Taling Chan Market
2. Bang Ku Wiang Market
3. The Kha
In Bangkok, the floating market is one of the most authentic experiences to have in. If you visit in Bangkok, don’t be the miss to see the floating market.
Some interesting fact of the floating market
1. Visit Thailand’s famous markets on an immersive day trip from Bangkok
2. Watch a train pass through the middle of a bustling market- Maeklong Railway Market
3. Alex at the authentic weekend market of Amphawa, frequented by the locals
4. See the iconic Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, the most popular market in Thailand
5. Learn about the history and culture of these iconic markets from your informative guide
6. Visit Amphawa Floating Market by the private tour with Amphawa Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market Fireflies
Bangkok city will always have something to cater to every type of traveler and his liking. In a word to say a whole other world to see, and things to do in Bangkok. You may visit temples, do shopping, and many more. Bangkok is a city whose appeal rises gradually once you get out of the way. You can see the major and minor attractions and get a sharp outline of one of the most loved urban areas on the planet. And above the article will help to select your places in Bangkok.
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