Thailand is a beautiful country with friendly smiles, magnificent temples that you can find anywhere. Thailand tourism is growing and this country are becoming one of the most attractive destinations in the world. However, have you ever had the questions: “What is the capital of Thailand? And what is so special about this place so attractive to tourists? ” In this article, let’s learn about the capital of Thailand – Bangkok.
Some things about Bangkok
Bangkok is also Thailand’s largest city, located on the right bank of the Chao Phraya River. Bangkok has fast economic growth in Southeast Asia, equal to Singapore or Hong Kong. Moreover, Bangkok is also known as an ideal tourist destination and also a top shopping center for travelers.
The right time to travel to Bangkok
The period from November to February is the best time to visit Bangkok, the weather is cool, but this is a peak tourist season crowded with people and the prices rise very much. Therefore, according to the fun and economical Bangkok travel experience, you should go from October to March with pleasant weather and cheap or around October to April to Attend the Valentine’s Day and the traditional Songkran festival – the New Year of Thailand (mid-April).
Transportation in the inner city of Bangkok
Here are the popular means of transportation in Bangkok:
+ Skytrain BTS (Thai: Rot fai fa): The fare is from 10 baht to 52 baht depending on your destination.
+ MRT (Thai: Rot fai tai din) (MRT): The odd ticket costs from 16 to 40 baht, depending on the number of stations you will go through.
+ Tuk tuk (Thai: Sam lor): For the price, with a tuk tuk ride for about 5 minutes, you must pay 30 baht.
+ Taxi is a popular means of transportation in Bangkok: the price shown on the taxi starts at 35 baht, and the price will remain the same for the first 2 km. After that, every kilometer will increase to about 5 baht.
There are many types of Bangkok buses, each with different routes, so you can go anywhere in Bangkok by this means.
In addition, you can go by train, boat, motorcycle or rent a motorcycle or private car when taking a tour Bangkok.
Tourist destinations in Bangkok
Here are the famous tourist destinations in Bangkok you should not miss:
+ Royal Palace of Thailand (the leading tourist destination in Bangkok, including the complex of adjacent relics)
+ Wat Pho (The largest and oldest temple in Bangkok)
+ Sanam Luang (Phramen Campus)
+ China Town
+ Vimanmek Palace (a royal palace of Thailand)
+ Vimamek Palace is located in Dusit district, behind the Thai Parliament House, near Dusit Park.
+ Wat Arun (This is the oldest temple in Bangkok)
+ Jim Thompson’s House
+ Siam Ocean World (Amusement Park)
In addition, you can listen to music at Holywood or Hard Rock cafe at Siam Square, the bars in Bangkok have many kinds, such as: Rooftop, Jazz, Private … Massage costs 200-300 baht, etc.
Deicious foods in Bangkok
At the 3-star or 5-star hotels in Bangkok, they offer buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with famous dishes in Bangkok. In addition, you can enjoy other specialties and street foods in Bangkok, such as:
+ Pad Thai (fried noodles or Thai style noodles)
Thip Samai Restaurant
Address: Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200, Thailand (If you take a taxi, please tell the driver “Pad Thai Pratu Phi”)
+ Thai Papaya Salad
Somtam Nua Restaurant
Address: 392/14 Soi Siam Square 5, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok
+ Noodle stalls at Sukhumvit Soi 38
Address: Sukhumvit Soi 38 (get off at Thong Lo BTS)
+ Thai rice dumplings
Address: 12 Yong Sheng, Thanon Mahannop
+ Grilled Fish with Salt
Address: Between Central World and Platinum Shopping Mall
Shopping in Bangkok
Here are the famous and cheap shopping places in Bangkok:
+ Siam Paragon area
+ Ratchaprasong area
+ Pratunam area
+ Sukhumvit area
+ Silom Area
+ Mango Mango
Bangkok has many other attractions and new things you can enjoy. If you want to know them, you should take a Bangkok tour.