Bangkok (Thailand) 🇹🇭🇹🇭

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun Temple with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire. The world knows the Thai capital as Bangkok, but locals refer to their city as Krungthep or 'City of Angels'. The full, 169-characters long name has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest name of a place. Also, all the temples on the Thai Baht coins are located in Bangkok. The Chinatown in Bangkok is the largest in the world, home to over a million people of Chinese origin, usually second or third generation. Known locally as Yaowarat, the crisscrossing alleyways and by lanes transform into a buzzing street food hub at night and a thrift shopping center during the daytime.

Tourist Attractions

  • The Grand Palace

  • Wat Arun

  • Wat Pho

  • Chatuchak Weekend Market

  • Temple of Emerald Buddha

  • Khaosan Road

  • Erawan Shrine

  • Lumphini Park

Local Delicacies

  • Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)

  • Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)

  • Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut Soup)

  • Gaeng Daeng (Red Curry)

  • Pad Thai (Thai Style Fried Noodle)

  • Khao Pad (Fried Rice)

  • Pad Krapow Moo Sap (Fried Basil and Pork)

  • Mango Sticky Rice

Things to buy

  • Thai Silk

  • Thai Spices

  • Thai Snacks

  • Thai Trinkets

  • Thai Handicraft

  • Soap Carvings

  • Thai Spa Products

  • Handmade Bag

When to visit Bangkok

The best time to visit Bangkok is from November to March when the heat and humidity are at their lowest. Still, Thailand's tropical climate could easily bring temperatures up to 90 degrees on any given day, regardless of the time of year.

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