Bangkok

A sprawling metropolis

Posted on July 7, 2016

Bangkok is a top destination for travelers who visit Asia, particularly the Southeast. Called the Venice of the East, it is an Asian city with Western influences. In some areas you will find Buddhist temples, in another you will find a Western designed palace. In some places you will find Thai and Chinese foods, and in others you will find European foods such as French and Italian. The best time to go is from October to February when the temperature drops to 29ºC (85ºF). Among the attractions...

Temples

Bangkok is well known for its ornate Buddhist temples. The most famous of these is the Thai Temple, also known as wát. It is a compound of buildings, each of which have a particular religious purpose. Among the other temples, a tourist will see Siamese, Lao, Khmer, Mon, and Northern Thai architecture.

Food

As mentioned above, a variety of foods are to be found in the city. Food of many ethnic cuisines are available, and in a variety of settings. The three most prominent are restaurants, street vendors, and the floating markets. The latter is to be found in the Damnoen Saduak section of the city. Not only will the traveler be able to purchase food, but will have the option of cruise day-trips.

Shopping

Software Engineer Plenty of shopping options are available to travelers. Among the most popular places to find a wide variety of items is the Chatuchak Weekend Market. With 8,000 stalls on 35 acres, a shopper will be hard-pressed to not find what they are looking for. Go to the market early to avoid the crowds and the high heat of midday. Bangkok offers many delights for a traveler. Its blend of East and West is one of its unique features, and its impact on the city makes for a great place to experience many cultures and beautiful.