Bangkok Tourist Attractions
| Bangkok Province, the capital city of
Thailand is the prime tourist
attraction for both domestic and international travellers.
life, this modern metropolis is a paradise for young, vibrant tourists. The
attractive mega malls, trendy boutiques or traditional local markets offer
excellent opportunities for shopping while the clubs, bars, restaurants and
discotheques provide tourists with glimpses of the colorful nightlife the city
has to offer.
Bangkok Province has some truly wonderful
temples and cultural sites, which provide
tourists with a taste of the rich Thai culture. Significant among these
temples are the Wat Phra Kaew, with the highly revered Jade Buddha image; the Wat Pho, housing the massive
reclining Buddha covered with a gold leaf; and the Wat Arun, situated on the banks of the
Chao Praya River.
The popular Chatuchak Weekend Market and
the Suan Lum Night Bazaar provides an excellent platform for buying
goods from all over Thailand. Another important market place, which is renowned
all over the world, is the China
Town. There are a
large variety of goods available at cheap rates and the market is fun to
An exciting way to enjoy a day in
Bangkok Province is to opt for a cruise down the Chao Phraya River. The trip provides
tourists with an entirely different perspective of Bangkok Province. Rice barges
converted into restaurants offer a memorable evening dinner while cruising down
the river. Another favorite activity for tourists is playing golf. Bangkok has
around 40 golf courses and clubs and is in fact a golfer's paradise. The most famous sport in Bangkok is Thai
kickboxing. Called Muay Thai in Thailand, this exciting sport is very famous
worldwide and it attracts young enthusiasts from all over the world to come and
train under Thai coaches. Fans of Thai kickboxing can see bouts almost
every night of the week at either Lumpini Stadium or Ratchadamnoen Stadium.
Another interesting activity is
to go on a trip down the Chao Phraya River to the small island of Ko Kred. Here
the indigenous natives of Mon community, who are originally potters from
Myanmar, are engaged in pottery even today. Tourists can even pay a visit to
the local museum displaying antiques. Bicycles can also be hired for a ride
around the island.
Regular and air-conditioned buses as well as metered taxis
are available for local travel. River taxis and boats ply across the Chao
Phraya River quite frequently. Besides these, public transport systems such as
BTS Sky Trains and Metros are also available, which connect the major centers
of the city.