Bangkok Tourist Attractions - Things to Do and See in Thailand's Capital
Bangkok is a fascinating city with many popular tourist attractions. It
is difficult to choose the best things to see and do when each
attraction has its appeal. You will find information about a couple
that you must see, especially if you are planning your first vacation to Thailand
. There is a link to many more tours at the end of the article.
Grand Palace of Bangkok
If you are interested in a more modern version of Ayutthaya, you should see the Grand Palace in Bangkok
. Ayutthaya was destroyed and the ruins give it an artistic value, but the Grand Palace is still standing in all its splendor.
King Rama the First started building the palace in 1782, not long after
the temples of Ayutthaya were destroyed. In fact, the new palace was
built to follow many of the same features of the former palace in
Ayutthaya. Visiting these locations back to back can almost feel like
time travel, seeing the temples both before and after they were
King Rama chose to move the capital to this location, and this
is where it has remained ever since. At some point during your trip you
are likely to visit the capital city of Bangkok
, and you should be sure to see the Grand Temple while you are there.
Today, the Grand Temple is an entire complex of magnificent buildings.
Since its construction, the Kings who reigned here have made many
additions to the palace complex. It is still used by royalty for
important events, such as weddings and funerals.
Floating Market of Bangkok
People like to bring some souvenir cash with them when they go on
vacation. Shopping can be exciting as well as fun in a foreign country,
if you know where to look. Even the shopping itself can be as enjoyable
as the possessions you buy. A great example of this is the floating
market of Bangkok. This is a great way to spend the extra change from
your vacation fund.
The floating market of Bangkok
is exactly what it sounds like. Platforms stand on each side of a
canal. Boats carrying goods float down the canal, selling their
merchandise right from the belly of their boats.
This is not only a fun shopping experience but also a thrill for all
your senses. Vibrant colors can be seen everywhere, as merchants sell
piles of bright colored fruit from their boats with exotic umbrellas
offering them shade.
Some of the boats are so elaborate that they have a miniature kitchen
onboard, and can sell you an entire meal. If you want to try some
genuine food from Thailand, this can be an amazing way to do it.
Not only can you buy food, but you can also find clothes and all sorts
of exotic and hand-crafted goods. The spot has become a famous tourist
attraction and many of the merchants understand English. This is a
great way to spend an afternoon. Plus, you'll then have a present for
everyone who said, "Bring me back something from Thailand!"
While there is much more to do in Bangkok
these are certainly two of the most popular tourist attractions and a
couple that you must see if you have never visited them. For many more
attractions, visit the Bangkok Tours
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