Ranked as the globe’s most popular city holiday hub, the Thai capital is a powerhouse when it comes to tourist highlights. Here are some of the best reasons to vacation in this vibrant metropolis.
The Street Grub
While most Asian cities boast a thriving street food scene, the Thai capital’s street-side food vendors put it all to shame with the sheer variety of goodies on offer. From snacks and desserts to full breakfast meals and brunch options, Bangkok’s dynamic street food scene has it all. Affordable and easily available in areas such as J.J Market and in most narrow roads and alleys across Bangkok, travellers can wine and dine their way through the city streets sampling everything from Pad Thai to fried frog legs. Those based at Somerset Rama 9 Bangkok or any similar apartment hotel in Bangkok will find that street food carts and vendors occupy the exterior of most major highlights in the city.
The Shopping Opportunities
Regarded as one of the most popular shopping hotspots in all of Asia, the number of larger than life malls and department stores alone make a trip to Bangkok well worth the effort. From Siam Paragon, Pantip Plaza and MBK to CentralWorld, the city’s largest retail space, the luxurious shopping complexes of Bangkok are awe-inspiring, to say the least. Travellers in search of a more authentic Thai shopping experience can head to the bustling Chatuchak Market, Rod Fai Market or the Suan Lum Night Bazaar.
The Cultural Landmarks
Bangkok is not only home to the country’s Grand Palace but some of Thailand’s most iconic religious highlights as well. From the Temple of Dawn to Wat Pho and Wat Traimit and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, exploring the many cultural highlights lining the Chao Praya River is one of the true pleasures of a Bangkok getaway.