You want to live in a condo in Thailand, and more precisely in Bangkok ? Or simply spend your holiday there ? Here are our tips to make the most of your stay in the capital.
A must-see destination during a trip in the land of smiles, the city of Bangkok oscillates between modernity and traditions. With its 8.2 million inhabitants, it fascinates more and more tourists each year who comes to immerse themselves in this particular universe, where the constant frenzy mixes with peaceful traditions.
What to visit during your stay ?
The cultural outing
The Grand Palace (or Royal Palace) is the most visited tourist spot in Bangkok. It presents an amazing and complex architecture, and houses a hundred buildings, courtyards, murals and statues. During your visit, do not miss the Royal Chapel of the Emerald Buddha Temple. There is a jade statue of Buddha, venerated by all Thais.
Not far from the Royal Palace, you will find the Wat Pho. It is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the whole country, and it houses the great reclining Buddha that is 46 meters long and 15 meters high ! When you walk around the statue, don’t forget to admire the soles of its feet inlaid with mother-of-pearls and decorated with symbols.
These are sacred places, cover your shoulders and legs so that you can visit them and respect Buddhist traditions.
The shopping trip
You may take advantage of your visit to Bangkok to do some shopping. The largest shopping centres in the city are located in the Siam district. From the MBK Center to Siam Paragon to Central World, there is something for everyone. Open every day until late at night, each of them include a food court with local but also international specialities.
With its many skyscrapers throughout the city and its pleasant nightlife climate, Bangkok is the perfect place for rooftop enthusiasts.
Made famous by the movie Very Bad Trip 2, we recommend the Sky Bar located on the roof of the Lebua Tower.
This bar and the Sirocco restaurant, side by side, form a duo that has become mythical and very popular. Renowned as one of the highest rooftop bars in the world, the Sky Bar offers sophisticated cocktails and stunning views of the city and the Chao Phraya River. A proper outfit is required to enter so forget your flip-flops for the evening !
Don’t hesitate to visit local markets, this will allow you to mingle with the Thai population. For this, the market of Chatuchak is the ideal place. With 15,000 stalls, it takes place every weekend, and it is one of Thailand’s largest markets.
Organized in sections such as clothes, furnitures, plants or animals, it is one of the best places to do your shopping and do good business in Bangkok, you should not hesitate to bargain. And as you can imagine, Thailand requires, there is a big part of the market devoted to food !
The nature corner
Finally, as New York has its Central Park, Bangkok has Lumpini Park. This park, considered as the green lung of the city, will allow you to get away from the noise and the permanent crowd. Occupying an area of 56 hectares, the park offers large green spaces arranged around a lake.
A true haven of peace, you will discover another facet of Thai people’s life, who regularly come to picnic or practice outdoor sports. During your walk, keep an eye out and you will surely see Malay varans nearby the water bodies.