The majority of holidaymakers arrive in Thailand at Bangkok’s large international airport; this sprawling metropolis is a unique experience with a lively mixture of culture, cuisine, and history. Before leaving the capital for the cooling northern climes or the stunning southern beaches, most visitors will spend a few days recovering from their journey and enjoying some of the attractions, restaurants, and activities. This short article will give you some excellent options with which to fill your days after leaving your family suite hotel. Sathorn in south central Bangkok is a particularly good place to base yourself, with great transport links on the BTS transit system and nearby river enabling easy access to the city’s attractions.
Great Family Activities
Bangkok has many cultural and historical attractions for first-time visitors to experience and would keep you busy for weeks. The general consensus is that somewhere between three and five days is enough for you to see the city’s must-see sites. The city has many famous landmarks that welcome over eight million visitors a year, and among the most popular are the following –
- The Grand Palace – if you only visit one attraction, this should be it; built-in 1792, this royal residence is a truly amazing place.
- Wat Pho – near the Grand Palace, this stunning Temple is famous for the statue of the reclining Buddha.
- Wat Arun – this ancient complex is amazing and best visited at sunset for unforgettable views of the city as the sun sets.
- Sea Life Ocean World – An aquatic wonderland located in the Siam Paragon Mall has seven marvellous sections showing different watery habitats.
- National Museum & Wang Na Palace is a must for history buffs, and the Palace within the grounds is architecturally stunning.
- Safari World – This large Zoo and entertainment park features many different animals and rides to keep the family entertained.
- Chatuchak Markets – this sprawling weekend market sells everything you could think of – well worth a visit.
- Khao Yai National Park – the county’s first national park is a world heritage site for its intact monsoon forests; it is home to a large population of elephants.
- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – for an alternative retail adventure shop by boat in the ‘Venice of the east’.
- Khao San Road – discover the colourful and exciting experience that is the Khao San, a lively mix of street food vendors, souvenir stalls, and loud music; it’s not for everyone, but a daytime walkthrough is recommended.
Whatever sites you visit while in Bangkok, you are sure of a friendly welcome and will make memories that will last a lifetime.