For many travellers, the Thai capital is the gateway to explore the Asian continent. With a contrast of colours and flavours, a very friendly people and delicious food, this city is the perfect balance between East and West, where huge skyscrapers and impressive temples standing side by side. Dive in the overwhelming pace of Bangkok!
Set Khao San Road as your starting point. It is the liveliest and bustling avenue of Bangkok, full of shops, restaurants, street food and Thai massages that you have to try. The parallel Rambutri, quieter but with incomparable charm, has restaurants and well decorated terraces. In the Chatuchak market, you can live a truly experience of colours and flavours and buy a little of everything. For shopping lovers, Siam Park has many shopping centres to explore and Asiatique, an outdoor shopping area, has a wide range of restaurants, trendy and design shops.
Bangkok is a lively city, but it is possible to rest from the chaos of the city in the huge Lumpini Park, or in the calm and peace Thai temples. There are countless existing temples, but we highlight some that should not be missed: the Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, one of the business cards of the city. The Wat Pho, with a giant reclining Buddha; Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple, and Wat Phra Kaeu, the Temple of Emerald Buddha. Right next to the Wat Phra Kaeu, you can visit the Grand Palace, the former residence of the royal Thai family. The world's largest gold Buddha is in Wat Traimit, located in Chinatown. It is worth going out of town to visit the floating market of Damnoen Sadwak where you can buy everything, especially fruit, vegetables and even fresh made meals in boats on a canal, and the Maeklong market, located on the railway of a train that passes several times a day. Bangkok is full of unforgettable experiences that will be a perfect introduction to the Asian culture!