Everything you need to know about Bangkok
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Everything you need to know about Bangkok

Located in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is the land of relaxed beaches and karst islands. It is Thailand’s biggest island and is also one of the finest islands on the planet. Phuket has a diverse cultural heritage, pearly white beaches, underwater wonders and mouthwatering delicious food. The island has more than 30 beaches and island hopping is one of the top things to do here. Patong Beach, Karon, Kata and Kamala are some of the most popular beaches on the island. However, for couples in search of quiet moments together, the north of the island is unexplored, and ideal for you!

Hidden places

Rod Fai Train market

This unique market only opens during the weekends from Thursday to Sunday, starting at 5pm and running through the midnight. If you are looking for authentic Thai food then this is the place to be, without a doubt. Moreover, you can also enjoy a beer or two at the unique bars made out of shipping containers, placed on top of each other.

Airplane Graveyard

Airplane Graveyard is something that is unique and maybe a bit weird as you see multiple wrecked airplanes in the middle of Bangkok. Not many people visit this place but it is an experience unlike any. The most interesting thing about this place is that a lot of these planes are inhabited by the poor locals. You can visit this site by paying $5-6 and even visit the locals’ airplane houses for an additional $5. The best way to reach here is by taking a ferry from the MRT station Phetchaburi.

Lumphini Park

Lumphini Park is one place that is out there in the open but still does not attract too many tourists. The park around a lake is an ideal place to go running or walking, especially during the morning hours. Post running the 2.5km long fitness trail, you can sit by the quaint lake and maybe even spend some time doing Yoga. For tourists staying in Pathun Wan District, you can literally run to the park. For others, you can reach the park by using MRT.

Best things to do

Wat Phra Dhammakaya

It is fast becoming the most popular temple in Bangkok for being the biggest temple in the world. One can see the incredibly huge structure, which looks like a simple dome, even from a flight. However, this simple dome is truly deceptive as it has 3,00,000 small Buddhist statues over it. Yes, you read it right, 3,00,000 statues! During the festival of Magha Puja in February, more than 1,00,000 people visit the place to meditate.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

The oldest and the most popular floating market in Bangkok, Damnoen Sadauk market still attracts of thousands of tourists on a daily basis. Even though it is quite touristy by all means, you still get an authentic experience by all means.

Chao Phraya River and Waterways

A water taxi to take you around the town! Isn’t that a stunning prospect to hear right off? The Chao Phraya River and waterways is undoubtedly one of the best canal systems in the city with markets, luxury hotels and monuments lacing both banks of the complex waterways. The charming banks have centuries-old settlements as well, giving the experience a rustic feel as well.

Grand Palace and Wat Pra Kaew

It is one of the most visited places in not just Bangkok but the whole of Thailand. More than 150 years old, the Grand Palace leaves the tourists mesmerised through its incredibly grand architecture that has intricate details all over it. Wat Pra Kaew holds a stunning statue of Buddha, carved out of a single emerald.

Chinatown (Yaowarat)

For a country that is popular for markets, Chinatown in Yaowarat is the best market of all for its uique vibe of chaotic bliss. Even with the heavy crowd around, you do not feel claustrophobic that much because of the incredibly jovial liveliness out there. It is the perfect place to try out some mouth-watering delicacies. Also, the town gets even more dynamic and energetic during festivals. Dragon dances, street performances and light shows using firecrackers are just some of the innumerable activities going on in the streets.

Best time to travel

Bangkok being the city with most number of tourists in a year is because of the fact that one can travel here throughout the year with no real major drawbacks in any of the seasons. This is why it is hard to pin-point a specific time to visit Bangkok and thus a better way to identify the best times to visit would be in terms of the activities you like to do.
If the main motive of your visit is shopping then mid-June to mid-August is the best time to visit. This is the time when the city hosts the “Amazing Grand Sale” where you can get discounts worth as high as 80%.
If you are going for sightseeing and knowing the culture a bit more, then go during the shoulder season or in the winter season of Bangkok when the weather conditions are quite pleasant. However, it would be hard to avoid huge crowds.
The high season is the winters, during the month of November through March and the off season is the months of July and August with unexpected short bursts of rain throughout the day. The rest of the year is the shoulder season and the prices are slightly cheaper during this time. However, due to the extreme popularity of city in the tourism sector, you will have to book your accommodation and flight tickets at least 2-3 months in advance to get a fair price.


  • Make sure that you respect the monarchy at all times. Talking ill of them won’t please the locals one bit.
  • The best footwear you can wear is a pair of slipons as you have to take it off at almost all the tourist hotspots, majorly temples.
  • Do not wear clothes that do not cover your knees and shoulders.


  • Do not put your feet up on the table as it is disrespectful in the Thai culture.
  • Do not point at people for anything at all.
  • Do not get fidgety or restless because off the crowd. You need to stay patient.

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