Thailand is one of my favorite travel destinations. The country has it all; Beautiful beaches, diverse rainforest and buzzing big city life. This month I will share some of my favorite destinations in Thailand, this time Bangkok.
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Bangkok is a crazy, yet wonderful place. There are plenty of things to do and countless things to see. In Bangkok there’s always something going on and much like New York, the city never sleeps. When you are in the city you’ll always hear the sound of Tuk-Tuks racing down the streets in between cars and cars pressing the horn at them.
Temples of Bangkok
In the city you’ll find plenty of temples, one more spectacular than the other. All the temples are COVERED in gold and decorated with the most amazing colors. When you are visiting temples, it is important to remember that you always have to cover your shoulders and knees. Therefore it is a great idea to carry a thin scarf with you for the shoulders and wear a long skirt og long shorts for the knees on the days you know you are going to visit temples.
Street food in Bangkok
One of my favorite things about Thailand is all the street food vendors you’ll find everywhere. These usually have the cheapest, most interesting and delicious food. We were both like labradors basically – always hungry and eating everything, haha!
ProTip: If the vendor says their food is spicy, believe them! We almost started crying from eating a noodle dish we bought, it was impossible to eat unless you are used to VERY spicy food.
If you are vegetarian and traveling Nirmal and Jyoti from Story At Every Corner has made a great guide on how to make sure you get some really good and filling vegetarian food while travling, as you can’t live from plain salads!
Markets in Bangkok
Markets are everywhere to be found in the city. The variety of markets range from very small, local markets to giant mall-based markets. In the markets of the city you can find almost everything. Some of them has turned quite touristic, while others has remained more authentic. Usually the more authentic ones are the ones you randomly stumble upon, whereas the more touristic ones are the ones you find in guidebooks.
Bangkok’s chinatown is amazing. You are meet by the lights of a million lamps and signs. The area is super crowded, but there are plenty of amazing street food to be found and lots of tiny shops to see. I loved the buzzing vibe of this area. Also you’ll find some pretty good bars around chinatown.
The parks of Bangkok
The city has some very nice green areas. We loved to hang out in the Lumphini park. It was a nice way to get away from the noise and the busyness of the city. Because of the parks calmness it was almost like entering a whole other place, as it was so different from the outside. Furthermore it was fun to see some of the wild animals that lives in the parks.
Backwaters of Bangkok tour
While we were in Bangkok we also did a really nice tour called “backwaters of Bangkok”. The tour took you out on a boat trip around the city, where you’d see an orchid-farm, how people live, temples as well as a traditional theater. Also we fed the holy fish near the temple. It was really one of my favorite experiences in Bangkok. You can see a video from it here.
What is your favorite place in the city? Tell me all about it in the comments below!