Thailand is one of the top destinations travelers are flocking to year after year. And Bangkok is going to be most of the starting point for each traveler. If you are heading to Thailand you can't miss these 12 things in Bangkok.
Khao San Road
Khao San Road is one of those places you have to see to believe. It is the birthplace of the backpacker movement in Thailand and full of unbelievable sights, sounds, and smells. Expect to be overwhelmed in the best way possible.
Ride in a tuk-tuk
Of course, you have to ride in a tuk-tuk while in Thailand. Make sure you haggle on the price BEFORE you get in and don't be too afraid as your driver weaves in and out of traffic.
All along the streets you will see tons of chairs lined up and ready to go for a famous thai massage. I suggest indulging in one during the afternoon when the sun is hottest.
Lebua Sky Bar
Hang out on the rooftop made famous by The Hangover 2. The views are incredible and the atmosphere is straight bumping.
Speaking of rooftop bars, in general you should check out the Bangkok nightlife.
Located across the river, Wat Arun is one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. I suggest grabbing a dinner spot before sunset and enjoy watching the sun go down behind the majestic temple.
Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha)
A place you need to see to believe. This huge temple is quite magnificent in person.
The top attraction in Bangkok, the Grand Palace is one of those things you have to go to despite how crowded it is.
Shop in the Markets
One of the best markets to check out is the chatuchak weekend market, but honestly any market is going to make for some awesome shopping at ridiculously low prices.
a Floating Market
For a truly unique experience, head to a floating market.
Eat Thai Street Food
Street food is everywhere in Thailand and one of the best ways to cut costs while traveling. A full meal can be as low as $2-$3. Don't be surprised to see fried bugs, it is quite common in Thailand. Try them if you dare!
Take a day trip to Ayutthaya
One of the best day trips you can take from Bangkok is to Ayutthaya. The UNESCO world heritage site is gorgeous in person and not to be missed!
One last thing... even though researching ahead of time is great, I definitely recommend bringing a guidebook along with you. I always use Lonely Planet's pocket guides since they fit in my ...... pocket.
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