Distance from Delhi: 4218 kms (4h 10mins flight from Delhi)
Best time to visit: Dec-Feb are cold months, Mar-May celebrate the Thai New Year, Apr-Oct is a low season
Top things to do: Check out our video!

You cannot get over the name or the people in this land of smiles as they welcome you with their warm hospitality, frank, kind and helpful nature. Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. In Thai, it is known as Krung Thep. It was at the heart of the modernization of Siam—now called Thailand—during the late 19th century. The Asian investment boom in the 1980s and 1990s led many multinational corporations to locate their regional headquarters to Bangkok eventually making it Thailand’s capital.

Bangkok is a major regional force in finance and business. It is an international hub for transport and health care and has emerged as a regional centre for arts, fashion and entertainment. A traveler’s and shopaholic’s paradise, Bangkok significantly dwarfs Thailand’s other urban centers in terms of importance. Team Escape Route brings you the top things to see, do at Bangkok:

Walk at Chatuchak weekend market: Located in the North-end of Bangkok, ChatuChak Weekend Market sells everything saleable on this planet, both original and fake from antiques to clothes, pets, plants, fresh and dried food and drinks, home decor, ceramics, souvenirs and you name it. The market is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Relish Street seafood at Chinatown: Bangkok’s Chinatown is a popular tourist attraction and a food haven for new generation gastronomes. From fish to grilled squids, mouthwatering lobsters, cockles, crabs to some excitingly juicy fruits and Thai deserts, it offers you all. Thai people consume maximum amount of chilly across the world and people hardly cook at their homes, yet their body frames tell an envious story to inhabitants of other parts of the world.

Offer prayers at Wat Phra and Wat Pho: Regarded as the most sacred temple across Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok is a sight to behold with stupas carved out of actual gold. It is said that the image of Emerald Buddha first appeared in India before being relocated to Bangkok. Wat Pho is another temple renowned for its 46 meters long statue of reclining Buddha.

Visit Damnoen Saduak floating market: 100 kms southwest of Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market consists of a maze of narrow canals and can be only navigated by boats. Female traders, sell their wares, often vegetables and colorful photogenic fruits brought directly from farms on boats. The market is often the busiest in the morning around 7 am to 9 am and is active until noon.

Grand Palace: The official abode of the king of Thailand since 1782, the Grand Palace is made up of numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards. A popular tourist attraction situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River at the heart of the Rattanakosin Island

Shop at Local Malls: Bangkok is a shopaholic’s paradise, it offers you a number of malls from MBK to Siam Paragon to central world. Most of the malls are easy to reach, thanks to the connectivity through tube and offer a variety of products at all price ranges.

Chill at Khao San Road: Khao San Road is the night capital of Bangkok, a place to party, shop and eat some good food at any hour of the night. It is generally referred to as a haven for tourists’, bag packers finding their way to the most vibrant part of Bangkok.

Dine in style at Chao Phraya River cruise: Turning a natural river body into a tourist attraction cannot be done better than what Bangkok did at Chao Phraya. Though the destination is flocked with Indians making merry on these beautiful luxury cruise boats, the views apart from food and hospitality make it a favorite point among all.

So on your next trip to Thailand make sure you have these places in your itinerary and most importantly, don’t forget to smile!

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