While it may possibly be a little overwhelming and chaotic for rookies especially with the sweltering heat and crowds, one cannot say their trip to Bangkok is complete unless they have braved and conquered these insane yet lively markets.
Not only do these markets carry various trinkets and knick-knacks for the home, shoppers will stumble across just about anything from vinyl records to handmade crafts, including clothing, accessories, plants, furniture, art, kitchen odds and ends, and so much more.
The epitome of outdoor markets in Bangkok is none other than the Chatuchak Weekend Market which is home to over 15,000 stalls divided into 27 categories welcoming over 200,000 visitors every weekend. Rest assured that there is indeed a method to all this madness.
Other popular markets include Talat Rot Fai, the Neon Night Market and the Artbox Night Market. Before you go forth, remember to stay hydrated at all times and refuel the tummy whenever necessary – there will not be a shortage of street food everywhere.
Discover and experience the beautiful scenery around our Bangkok hotels.
Otherwise known as the River of Kings, the famed Chao Phraya River which covers 12-kilometre banks is deep rooted in Thailand’s history for more reasons than one. Not to mention, some of Bangkok’s most noteworthy sights are best seen by boat through these very banks.
Soak up the good vibes from dawn till dusk as Bangkok’s effervescent nightlife literally has it all. From extremely budget-conscious dives all the way to lavish lounges and taverns, all revelers and movers and shakers have to do is pick their poison.
Built in 1782, Bangkok’s stunning Grand Palace remains the spiritual core of the Thai Kingdom till this day. Its 218,000 square metre footprint houses royal and throne halls, government offices and the iconic Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew.
Jim Thompson, an American entrepreneur and architect who was integral to the renaissance of the Thai silk industry, mysteriously disappeared with no remains ever found and what was left behind is his ceaseless legacy of textiles, as well as art and other personal belongings.