Visit Interesting Attractions with Cheap Flights to Bangkokby Amanda Sutcliffe Travel Deals
If you are in Bangkok just for a day or two, you might not get the chance to explore all the popular attractions in the Thai capital. However, there are certain places you can explore to get a better understanding of what the city is all about. These places are an excellent combination of cultural attractions and outdoor activities. As the vibrant capital of Thailand allows you to explore some unique sights, fabulous experiences, and delightful cuisine, your short stay in this Thai city can be a memorable one.
The amount saved while booking your cheap flights to Bangkok can be utilised while exploring some of the most popular attractions in the capital city. One of them is the Grand Palace, the most famous among the city's landmarks. It was constructed in the late 18th century and was used as the residence of the Thai king, the administrative seat of the Thai government, and the Royal court for 150 years. Even today, the palace continues to charm visitors with its fascinating architecture and intricate works of art by the Thai craftsmen. You can also find some impressive structures within the palace complex, such as the Wat Phra Kaew or 'Temple of the Emerald Buddha'.
Before merging into Bangkok, Thonburi was an independent province. Situated on the Chao Phraya River's western banks, it has been largely untouched by the modern developments and still retains the man-made network of canals or 'khlongs', such as Khlong Bangkok Noi and Khlong Mon. Navigating these khlongs are the flat-bottom boats and painted long-tail boats. They can be hired from any of the major tourist piers, such as Maharaj, Rivercity, and Taksin. Visit the Royal Barges Museum located on the northern rim of Klong Bangkok Noi to browse through some uniquely decorated barges and boats of Thailand.
Situated on the banks of Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun is yet another mesmerising Buddhist temple worth visiting. It is locally called 'Wat Chaeng' and has a design that's quite different from the other temples in the Thai capital. This temple is located opposite another beautiful temple called 'Wat Pho' and can be reached by taking a boat from the Saphan Taksin boat pier. Wat Arun looks very attractive after sunset when it is illuminated by bright lights. If you wish to have lesser crowds around you while visiting this temple, arrive during early hours of the morning. Make sure that you are dressed appropriately while visiting this temple.
Don't miss the Chinatown of Bangkok, where most of the city's Chinese community resides. It is located in the Yaowarat district and has not been affected by the rapid urbanisation that the capital of Thailand has undergone since the late 20th century. The entrance to this neighbourhood is marked by a unique Chinese gate and the main roads lead to a series of small roads, backstreets, and narrow alleys. One of the biggest attractions of this neighbourhood is the Temple of Golden Buddha. Although there are no big clubs or bars in this area, you can certainly enjoy some great dining experiences after sunset.
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