Five things to do in Bangkok
1. Visit the Grand Palace
Of all the ancient shrines and temples in Bangkok, the Grand Palace is the most famous and a must-visit. The palace grounds feature a complex of historical buildings including the ‘Wat Phra Kaew’ (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and manicured gardens spanning over 214,000 square metres, sectioned into different courts.
2. Shop until you drop
A trip to Bangkok will never be complete without a shopping spree. The capital is home to the largest ‘lifestyle’ shopping complex in Thailand, Central World which features eight storeys of specialty stores, designer boutiques, fashion retailers and gourmet eateries, as well as an ice-skating rink. If you happen to stay in Bangkok over a weekend, set aside of few hours and hit up the Chatuchak Market which has over 8,000 stalls selling almost everything under the sun. You’ll be able to haggle for the best price.
3. Discover the untold treasures of history
Visit the Bangkok National Museum which is home to the largest collection of historical artefacts and Thai art in Thailand. Some exhibitions showcase Chinese weapons, gold treasures, precious stones, puppets, ceramics, woodcarving, traditional musical instruments and more.
4. Explore the Bangkok nightlife
Khao San Road is the capital’s party precinct and offers all kinds of entertainment options, from swanky bars to cocktail shacks. If you’re feeling peckish and are not squeamish, you can also sample taste all sorts of creepy crawlies like crickets, silkworms, tarantulas and even scorpions.
5. Get a new lease on life with a Thai massage
Massages parlours and spas can be found virtually at every corner, shopping centre, beauty salon and within proximity of popular tourist attractions. An hour massage can cost less than a meal in Bangkok, so don’t hold back on relaxation. It may also we worth to do your research to find a good massage parlour near your hotel so you can indulge at any time.