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Almost every traveller visiting Bangkok for the first time has this ardent urge to visit these unique shopping areas conducted from the traditional boats. Despite the fact that sellers are more worried about tourists as compared to local people nowadays, the floating markets of Bangkok are still heaped with tropical fruits and vegetables, ready-to-drink coconut juice and local food cooked from floating kitchens found right on the vessel.
It might sound strange but there are different varieties of floating markets in Bangkok. While most of them begin their operations early morning at around 05:00 AM, rest remain open till noon as well. Well, it is best advised to sit and relax without any bargaining over prices, you can even opt for a guided boat tour to Bang KhuWiang, Bang Nam Pheung, DamnoenSaduak, KhlongLatMayom and various other beautiful and impressive floating markets.
Location: Floating markets are located throughout Bangkok and surrounding provinces
Things to keep in mind: Depending on the market you chose to visit, ensure that you are aware of the opening and closing timings of different markets. Also, some markets operate on weekends, make sure that you are well aware of the fact. Bargaining is a tough job here and is time-consuming also, thus, is recommended that you do slight research before jumping onto the price argument with the vendors.
Located in Khlong Sam Wa , the Safari World, within an area of 170 acres is a drive-in zoological park divided into two parts. The first is the Safari Park to house a large variety of animals like zebra, deer, giraffe, birds tigers lions, bears, etc. in a natural habitat. The second is the Marine Park which hosts events like the famous dolphin show. The Safari world zoo is the perfect place for families with children to visit in Thailand. Come face to face with thousands of rare and endangered species roaming freely in their natural habitat. The park provides a coach service for visitors who do not drive in.
Timings: Opens daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: The approximate price ranges from 50 Baht to 350 Baht.
Madame Tussauds in Bangkok offers you the chance to brush shoulders with your favorite Hollywood stars, local celebrities, sports heroes and heroines, even heads of state. Madame Tussauds has opened its 10th attraction in Bangkok, with a revolutionary concept – the wax museum with exhibits you can touch, hug, play with and even kiss. Pose with the U.S. President and the First Lady in the Oval Office, play basketball with the NBA star Yao Ming or give Leonardo DiCaprio an air-kiss (or real kiss). Waltz down the red carpet and join the party of the Hollywood A-List, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie, to name just a few. A day out at Madame Tussauds wax museum is unlike any other you have experienced before.
Timings: Opens daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Price: The approximate price for an adult is 600 Baht and for a child is 500 Baht.
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Traveller Tales From Bangkok
30 January 2019
Wow ! We enjoyed this tour ! We not only saw train market but we did a train ride too ! I shall recommend this to all guide was friendly and so informative !
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To reach for the city of Bangkok there are two main airports, one running in the North and another from the East of Bangkok. It is the Suvarnabhumi Airport that locates itself 25 km to the east and the Don Muang Airport located 24 km to the north catering to domestic and international flights in abundance.
Suvarnabhumi airport has direct and easy connectivity to the city by taxis, buses, and Airport Rail Link that is a high-speed train service in downtown Bangkok. There will be round the clock availability of roadway services from outside both the airports to drop you to your final destination.
The roadway services offer you with buses and taxis that get you wherever you wish to be in Bangkok. There are three bus terminals considered to be the major ones, the Northern Bus Terminal- Mochit, the Eastern Bus Terminal-Ekkamai, and the Southern Bus Terminal-Sa Tai.
The buses will take you not just round the city but also to Pattaya, Krabi, Phuket, etc. cities neighbouring Bangkok. If looking out for taxi services, then do know that the taxis run according to the metered price so confirm the prices before the journey.
Bangkok has great rail connectivity throughout Thailand and also to other neighbouring countries. Hua Lamphong serves as the main railway station of the city to travel to neighbouring countries and many other parts of Thailand. There is another railway station, Thornburi station that connects the city from within for travelling to the local parts of the city.
Bangkok is a forever thriving city where beauty, religion, and hospitality walk hand in hand. There are a lot of places in here you must visit during your stay in Bangkok. Here is a list of some beautiful and historically significant sightseeing attractions:
Every non-resident of Thailand has to compulsorily get a tourist visa either an on-arrival visa or from the embassy beforehand for being allowed to travel to Bangkok. One can apply for a visa at any Thai embassy in India.
The Bangkok holiday packages include providing you with a permitted visa, but for not more than 30 days. Although one can extend their visa for another 30 days. The fee for obtaining a visa for Thailand is THB 1500 that is INR 3512. To get an on-arrival visa one should have a genuine passport and is allowed to passport holders of 19 authorized international countries fulfilling the required conditions for the same.
Scuba diving and snorkeling are two very popular adventure sports in Bangkok. Tourists, who are looking for an adrenaline rush and love the beaches, can surely enjoy these sports. The sea here is clean and warm. Here is a list of places in Bangkok where scuba diving is popular:
There are two types of tourist visas that are either an on-arrival visa or opting to get a visa beforehand from any Thai embassy in India. One can easily avail of the visa facility included in the Bangkok tour packages.
Though the fees for generating a visa for Bangkok, Thailand is THB 1000 which equates to INR 2000 in case of the on-arrival visa but to encourage more tourists these days visa for Bangkok has been made free till October 2019.
There are a huge number of national parks and camping sights in and around Bangkok. If you want to not only see but also live in nature then visit these camps:
Khao Sam Roi Yot - You can rent a space for tent and enjoy the breathtaking sight.
Phu Kradueng National Park - With trees, animals, and waterfalls, this national park is a camping place of dreams.
Sai Yok National Park - Another national park where camping will be an experience to remember.
Sai Thong - The view of the Phang Hoei mountain range is the best thing about this park. This is a wonderful place to camp at night.
Khao Yai - From exciting wildlife to an amazing view, this camping park has it all.
The currency preferred to be used in Bangkok is the Thai Baht. As known, Bangkok city is the capital of Thailand so if one is wishing to go for a trip to Bangkok then you will have to exchange your native currency to Thai Baht. One can do the same at many banks in Bangkok and also at specialized stores known as Foreign Exchange Bureaus.
There are mainly three waterways in Bangkok where you can enjoy boating and sightseeing. They are:
Chao Phraya River - The main waterway of the city. You can get a ticket of a big boat and ride along the entire city.
Khlong Saen Saeb - This is the waterway that offers you a great view of the east and west sides of Bangkok.
Khlongs of Thonburi - This is the famous canals’ network of the city. Hire a small boat and enjoy the view of the smaller parts of the city. You can shop from the floating markets too.
Bangkok is a popular destination among the people who enjoy the sport of fishing. If you enjoy fly fishing or bait fishing then Bangkok won’t disappoint you. There is a huge variety of fishes in the natural and man-made fishing areas of the city. You can catch a Barramundi, Chao Phraya Catfish, Giant Siamese Carp, Hampala Barb aka Jungle Perch, Alligator Gar, Arapaima, or a Pacu. These are the best locations to do so:
Known as an ideal spot for vacation, Bangkok is considered to be an all-round year destination to spend your holidays. The city has a quality of enchanting each soul in every season distinctly. However, for the one who still looks out for the best time to visit this spectacular place then consider the months of November and December when the city is cooling down.
Although the arrival of tourists happens in tonnes and loads as the Bangkok holiday packages have made it easier these days to take a trip to this glamorous place. The city is always flooded with people till the month of March starting from September as during the months of April-August the temperature gets too hot and humid.
Take a Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise (Falt 35% Off) and the canals in Bangkok is the best way to see the city from within. This way you can enjoy your time on the water and also have the unparalleled experience of sightseeing. There are mainly three great cruising options to pick from:
Floating market - This is one of the most distinguishing features of Bangkok. You can shop from the floating stores when sitting on a tiny boat.
Dinner cruise - A luxurious way to have a great meal while enjoying the sight of Bangkok at night.
Sightseeing cruise - This is the choice for you if you want to see the most famous tourist attraction of the city from a boat.
A city like Bangkok is considered an ideal place to spend at least 3 weeks because of the unquestionable charm it holds to attract people. If thinking about what one can explore in Bangkok, then one can do loads of stuff that are included in Bangkok trip packages like marvel at the grand palace and cruise along the ravishing Chao Phraya River.
One can also discover a whole new modern Bangkok and get lost in the shopping experiences at the Chatuchak market. This marvellous city of angels can make anyone fall in love with itself in around a week or two in which you can explore the whole city.
Usually the temperature during daytime in Bangkok is heated up and mostly a bit hotter than the morning or the night hours. It ranges from an average temperature of 87°F (31°C). The coldest month is December at 79°F (26°C)
The night hours of Bangkok city are a bit lighter on the head as the temperature drops down to average 25 degrees and the soft breeze takes over the city making it easier for people to enjoy the cruises and also walks on the beach.
Are you planning a honeymoon in Bangkok? If your answer is yes then you are taking the best decision. This city of never-ending parties offers the most romantic backdrops for lovers. There is no better way to enjoy your new married life then enjoy these activities in Bangkok:
Bangkok Sky Dining
A bewitching palace-like hotel that gives you the best scenic views of Bangkok. Check-in to the 76th or 78th floor and experience the wonder of the city along with a mouth-watering feast of buffet serving you delicious river prawns, squid, clams, crabs and fish which are prepared as a salad, spicy soup, stir-fried in the curry paste. One will be enthralled after being here.
Location- 222 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Price- Starting from INR 1800 per adult with an applicable child fare in case of height less than 4feet
Bangkok Floating Market Day Tour
Ever seen a floating paradise where you can shop and chill? Well, then you should surely visit Bangkok Floating Market that displays a perfect Thai culture. There are five main floating markets that are considered to be an iconic spot in Bangkok.
They are Amphawa Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Taling Chan Floating Market, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, and Bang Phli Floating Market.
Location- Ratchaburi Province, about 100 km southwest of Bangkok
Price- Starting from INR 1800 per adult
Watch Siam Niramit Show
A grand show that depicts the culture of Thailand and its iconic history. This show will take one’s heart away with the charismatic dance performances by beautiful and talented artists. This show has been a home for more than 1000 performers and is the most breathtaking show one can ever see.
Location- 19 Thiam Ruam Mit Rd, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand
Price - Starting from INR 2000 per adult
A Day Out at Safari World Bangkok
Well, many Bangkok trip packages will include a day out at Safari World in Bangkok as the place is a must-visit. The place has two theme parks that are thrilling and adventurous. There is one marine park and the other a safari park both showing different species of animals. It will be a place to remember.
Location- 99 Thanon Panya Intra, Khwaeng Sam Wa Tawan Tok, Khet Khlong Sam Wa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10510, Thailand
Price- Starting from INR 1600 per adult
One can get away from noisy streets of the city and bike down their way to the lush green park called the Green Lung. It is a large park in the Bang Krachao area that offers you peaceful surroundings.
Bangkok Packages offer you various things that one can do in the city but biking experience will be worth one, as it will include a meal at the treehouse and also one will get to see Siamese Fish Fighting Gallery.
Location- Bang Krachao area in Samut Prakan
Price- Starting from INR 1800 per adult
Chao Phraya Cruise Dinner
Spend a beautiful evening while enjoying the most scenic views of the city of Bangkok at this mood enriching Chao Phraya Cruise. They serve you with enchanting cuisines of Thai culture and savouring meals with a view of the Chao Phraya river.
Location- Soi Charoen Krung 24, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Price- Starting from INR 3000 per adult
Half-Day City Temple Tour
Presenting the world-renowned culture of Thailand the half-day city temple tour is a run through the ethnic temples of Bangkok city. One can experience nothing but peace and learn about the customs and traditions followed by the people over there. One can choose from either a 2 temple or a 3 temple tour from the Bangkok Packages.
Location- Every temple is located at a different location
Price- Starting from INR 2500 per adult
Treat yourself with a relaxing massage at some of the wonderful spas in the city. The treatments will take you away from the hassle of the city and unwind you with the aromatic massages and body scrubs that will relax your mind, body, and soul.
Location- Take the Skytrain and get off at Phrom Phong station, then go along the Sukhumvit 24 Alley. The spa is near the A-square
Price- Starting from INR 1600 per adult
There is a good reason why Bangkok is called the party capital of Thailand. The nightlife of the city is one of magic, color, sound, and intoxicating taste. There are many underground and famous nightclubs in Bangkok where the party never stops. If you want to enjoy the diverse party scenes of Bangkok then you must hop around the different party places. Here is a list of clubs to check out:
Though one is allowed to carry a reasonable amount of alcohol and tobacco but you cannot carry illegal drugs as it is a death sentence in Bangkok, Thailand.
One should carry a valid passport.
There is no need for tipping the people in Bangkok unless they ask you to do so.
One should wear clothes that cover the legs and shoulders, especially when visiting the temples as the shots and beachwear are not allowed at the places of worship.
One should be aware of the fact that people fool or trick you into buying fake and smuggled pieces of Burmese Jewellery so keep yourself aware.
Bangkok Tour Packages offer you various facilities that help you to commute within the city. They also offer you pick and drop service that is included in the package but other than that, one can travel around the city through trains, buses, taxi cabs and also hire your own car rental. One can also opt from the following:
There is a Skytrain (BTS) that runs within the city making it easier to commute in the city. It proves to be a very convenient way to navigate around and explore the city of Bangkok at a very low cost.
Taxis are another option that is cheap and runs according to the meter where fair price almost amounts to 35 THB or INR 70.
Chao Phraya River Express Boat id also a cruise that takes you through the scenic views of the city.
Motorcycle Taxi service for a solo traveller.
Subway (MRT) running at many intervals.
Airport Rail Link (ARL) that links you from the airport to the city making it easier for anyone.
Public Buses that are available at many places in the city running every hour.
Food is one of the most important parts of tourism in Bangkok. Thai food is known for its heritage and flavors. If you are a food lover then you will love the Bangkok food tours. There are many roadside restaurants and luxury food chains that serve the most authentic Thai food in Bangkok. You can consider these food tours:
Bangkok provides one of some great shopping experiences offered by some amazing shopping places in the city that are:
Located at 444 Phayathai Road this shopping complex is a great place to go around and find your favourite piece. Also known as Mahboonkrong, this place is considered to be the largest shopping mall with eight stories comprising of more than 2000 shops.
It operates from 10 in the morning till 10 at night. Providing you the best shopping experience at a very cheap price too. One can also find 4 departmental stores here for convenience.
The Platinum Fashion Mall
Specialising in both retail and wholesale shops of fashion, clothing, accessories and many more it is called to be the five billion fashion mall. One can not resist visiting this mall when in Bangkok. It is a six storied shopping complex along with an 11 story condominium building located at 222 Petchburi roads operating from 9 am till 8 pm.
Considered to be one among the largest shopping malls of Bangkok the Siam Paragon offers you a great variety of fashion and electronics and many more at amazing prizes. It locates itself 9911 Rama Road and operates from 10 am till 10 pm.
The West of Bangkok is a very popular area that’s known for its rural lifestyle, farming fields, and rustic culture. You cannot complete your tour to Bangkok without visiting the villages around the city. There are some very old villages where the history of Bangkok is preserved well. A day trip to the West of Bangkok can help you experience them.
Dive down deep into that charm of a nightlife niche you wonder about! The thrilling places will leave you spellbound with their charismatic activities. And to name a few of them, then, Rambuttri village, Patpong, Nana plaza and Khao San Road are on the top.
Presenting to you the memorable experiences of having the sight of the jugglers playing with bottles, a vodka shot, and a whole lot more entertaining experiences. Some of these places to visit are-
Among some of the world-class Bangkok Casinos, this place has something that offers you a great chance to get entertained and indulge in the nightlife activities. One should surely visit this place and experience an amazing time of night fun and a cozy place to chill with your drinks with friends as they serve you with everything you dreamt of seeing at a casino.
Khao San Road
It is known to be one of Bangkok's popular nightlife places for anyone. There is a variety of thrill and adventure with bars with pumping tunes, live music, and a nightclub. There are also street performers and one can also get a tattoo at this place.
Royal City Avenue
Known to be the most happening destination for one to explore the nightlife fun, the Royal city avenue is a designated spot for people to rejoice in. The place is meant to attract all types of people be it tourists or expats of the Thai high society all shake and shimmer to the funky beats.
Bangkok’s most popular red-light district, Patpong is a vibrant place with lots of activities that can make your night time an unforgettable experience. From beer pongs to laid back establishment one can also sit beside the pavement and explore the street shops and the evening entertainment on the streets.
A clean ocean and white send, this is one combination that has always attracted travelers. The beaches around Bangkok are no different. You will surely love to spend a day; lying on the sand and watching the sun go down. These are the most beautiful beaches around Bangkok:
The Bang Pakong River in Bangkok is known for the freshwater dolphins that live there. They are often seen in numbers, either playing with each other or traveling. There are boat-tours that take the travels to the closest one can get to these dolphins. You can hop on one of these boats and enjoy the show. These dolphins never shy away from the boats. So, you can see them in their natural state.
Parasailing and kayaking both are popular adventure sports in Bangkok. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy them either.
It’s very popular as an adventure activity in Pattaya Beach. These are many parasailing services available in the area. You can pick anyone according to your budget and enjoy the thrill.
If you are visiting Bangkok between November and April then Kayaking is one activity that you mustn’t miss. You can do this in Koh Panek and James Bond Island.