One of the top tourist destinations in the world, it doesn’t take long to realise what is so attractive about Bangkok once you step into the swarming streets and high-rise towers. There are so many things to do here, but to give you an idea, here are a few reasons Bangkok really is one of the ultimate travel destinations.
Also known as the Thai New Year, Songkran is held on 13th April. The rich and jubilant festival is known for its water festival which is mostly celebrated by young people. Visits to the various Buddhist temples are made for homage. The entire festival is the perfect embodiment of the beautiful Thai culture.
Visit the 10th largest shopping mall in the world where you get to choose from an array of boutiques, gadget stores, gourmet eateries and the likes. It is perhaps why this place is known as the shoppers’ paradise.
The glistening 58-meter chedi houses welcome worshippers from across the world all year round. The beautifully decorated Buddhist temple consists of the Golden Mount, that sits on top of a man-made hill. Get a chance to visit the week-long temple fair that extends from morning till midnight, creating a joyous and colourful atmosphere.
Home to Bangkok’s Chinatown, this place is well known for the variety of food and street vendors, making it the street food center of the city, attracting crowds of people every day.
Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Situated in the Royal Grand Palace, a Bangkok landmark, is the spectacular Buddhist shrine. The statue is chiseled out from a single magnificent slab of jade sits under a canopy, dressed in gold and is considered to be one of the most important temples in Thailand.
Bangkok, with its modern arches over the spiritual and cultural base, makes for one of the best travel places to visit.
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