Some of the things you need to try if you are in Thailand for the 1st time.
Thai Royal Palace
The Grand Palace, the former residence of the royal family of Thailand, is a long-standing historic structure dating back to 1782. Although Thai royal families live in the Dusit Palace, the government is still working at the Grand Palace. Inside the Grand Palace, you can visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (the local name is Wat Phra Kaew). The Jade Buddha Temple is considered one of the holiest temples in Thailand.
Wat Pho (or Wat Po)
Wat Pho is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok, which houses the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand. The most famous is the sitting Buddha statue, 46 m long, the whole body is covered with gold leaf, legs designed with nacre. If you want to relax, you can go to Thai traditional medical school, located in the temple complex. The school is also the birthplace of the Thai massage art.
Boating on the river
Bangkok is referred to as the “Eastern Venice” due to the Chao Phraya River and the surrounding small canals. Today, about 50,000 people are still traveling by ferry boat to work. Take a boat tour along the river, you will see the wooden house, modern hotel, skyscrapers, pictures of Wat Arun …
Experience in authentic coconut cream
Thai coconut cream is cool and sweet, suitable for sunny days. The best thing about this dish is the ice cream inside the coconut, so you can just eat ice cream along with a spoon of fresh coconut.
Rot Fai Night Market
The Rot Fai Night Market is an outdoor shopping destination with many fashion stalls, antiques, food, open from 18:00 to midnight, from Thursday to Sunday. After shopping, you can take a rest in the eateries to enjoy the local food. The first Rot Fai Night Market is located on Srinakarin Soi. The new Rot Fai Ratchada Market on Ratchada Road is close to the center and more convenient for visitors.
With a gathering of more than 8,000 stalls on more than 100,000 square meters, Chatuchak Market is one of the largest markets in the world. Chatuchak usually only open on Saturdays and Sundays. You can find here all the desired items, at the right price.
You can rent a tour or take a bus, or take a train to some floating market that is not far from Bangkok. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is about an hour’s drive from the capital, the most famous, but often crowded. Amphawa floating market has wooden houses along the canal, the scene is pretty cute. Meanwhile, Klong Lat Mayom floating market is smaller, but mostly local people. You can buy a lot of sweet food while watching the boat.
Tuk tuk is definitely something to try when you come to Thailand. A tuk-tuk ride around the city is a chance to see the streets as well as some famous places. If not, you can choose to rent a motorcycle.
Live Match Muay
Muay Thai is the national sport of the Golden Temple country. The largest Muay Stadium is located in Bangkok, like Lumpini. You can buy a ticket in advance, or buy it on the tour to have a guide explaining Muay.
Relax with Thai massage
If you want to have a unique experience, you should choose massage services at massage schools in Wat Pho. Wat Pho is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage, and still maintains the place as well as providing massage services. Specialists or massage students can perform the service. Profits will be used to upgrade schools and pagodas.
Enjoy street food
You will find a cheap and delicious street food from Pad Thai to chicken curry noodles, fish noodles, or famous mango.
Royal Elephant Museum
Elephants are the symbol of Thailand and occupy an important place in the heart of the people here. The museum displays elephants belonging to Thai culture, ancient religious beliefs and ancient giants.
Wandering around the night flower market
Pak Klong Talad is the largest wholesale and retail flower market in Bangkok. However, when visiting here, you should keep in mind not to disturb the owner’s trade, especially from midnight to dawn – the busiest time.
Shopping until you’re tired
Thailand is a shopping paradise no matter how much money you have in your wallet. Want to buy luxury items, you can visit Siam Paragon with the capacity of more than 250 stores, Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium, cinema, and food stalls. There are even Ferrari and Lamborghini booths. Or you can choose MBK Shopping Center if you like the technology.
Once the largest city in the world, Ayutthaya is home to a few ruins of monasteries, temples … Only 85 km from Bangkok, visitors can spend a day exploring Ayutthaya.
Hope you enjoy your time in Thailand!
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