Do you want to spend a holiday in one of the world's most tourist hotspots? Do you want to experience an ultimate urban vibe? The answer to these questions is to take a vacation in Thailand's capital. Bangkok is the primary city and largest urban area of Thailand. Known in Thai as as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon which means "city of angels", it was a trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom due to its location at at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River.
Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok's main airport is also the busiest airport in Southeast Asia. Bangkok flights both international and domestic land in this airport which is located 30 kilometers (19 mi) to the east of Bangkok. This airport offer all facilities from restaurants to ATMS, money changer, transit hotel, tax-free shops and other facilities you would expect from a major international airport.
A week or two is just not enough to experience everything in Bangkok. Here are some of the best things to experience when visiting this city.
Take a Canal Tour- This is one of the best experience to do when visiting Bangkok. There are travel agencies who are offering canal tours in this city. Depending on the type of cruise you book, you will take a motorized boat along the Chao Phraya River. They will stop at Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn for sightseeing which is usually included in the cruise. Wat Arun is one of the most famous landmark in this city. There you will find the 260 feet high pagoda named or Phra Prang, which is the most attractive structure in the temple. If you have more time, take a walk to the upper levels. From there you will take in a panoramic view of the surrounding city.
Take A Sightseeing Tour at the Royal Grand Palace Bangkok- This is one thing you must not miss when taking a vacation in Bangkok. When you can, put this in your number one list to do when visiting this city. The tour will take you to the Royal Grand Palace including the Temple of The Emerald Buddha, known in Thai as Wat Phra Keow. You can find there the most fabulous Buddha image carved from one-piece jade, which is the holiest and most revered of religious objects in Thailand today. Other sights nearby that are worth to visit are The Royal Funeral Hall and The Royal Coronation Hall.
Visit To The Floating Market- Another interesting thing to do when in Bangkok. If Venice, Italy is a floating city, you can experience a floating market in Thailand's capital. The name of this place is Damnoensaduak. It is believed to be one of a well-known and an attractive travelling sites. The Floating market is always crowded with hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. Food, fruits and vegetables are their purchase which mostly brought from their own orchards. If you have more time, you can continue your journey to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 2.