Rocking Bangkok

Bangkok is both a mixture of intriguing Asian culture as well as a modern play ground that brings tens of thousands of backpackers to it each year. Being in Bangkok will give you as a visitor the chance to see a truly wild and otherworldly city that in one breath is beautifully captivating and the next seedy. Massive juxtaposition has always been what Bangkok is known for and visiting this city will grace visitors with numerous options for varied diversions. This article, and the others that will post cede it, will try to direct you as a first time traveler to the city towards a few things you can do while there.

Wat Arun
10600 Bangkok Yai
The most awe inspiring temple in all of Thailand is most certainly the Wat Arun. Named after the Hindu god Aruna, the god of the dawn, Wat Arun – literally means: “Temple of the Dawn.” The temple is covered from top to bottom in mosaics that are pieced and held together by beautiful Chinese porcelain. Visitors for a small admission cost – around $1.60 US – can climb the churches central prang to enjoy a few over Bangkok. The Wat Arun is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m daily.

Temple of the Reclining Buddha
248 Thanon Thai Wang
Wat Pho is known in English as the temple of the Reclining Buddha, which naturally by its name is most well known for the 150 foot gold plated “Reclining Buddha” statue. Not just going big, visitors to the temple also enjoy seeing the 394 individually seated Buddha statues as well. The temple also offers the chance for visitors to enjoy Thai Massages, which can get the kinks out of anybody. The temple can be found in the old city and is open from 8 am to 6 pm each day. Entry costs around $1.60 US dollars.

Chatuchak Weekend Market_2, Bangkok
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Phahon Yothin  Bangkok
A massive street market that sprawls over 35 acres and has 15,000 shops the Chatuchak Weekend Market has anything you could want. With stalls selling clothes, souvenirs, crafts, electronics, and even cats and dogs this place has colour and activity. Be prepared to bargain as it’s kind of expected at this market. The market is so big that many visitors even suggest getting a map so you can find your way out of it as well as finding stalls again. The market is just open Saturday and Sundays and is really busy.


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