Bangkok city life
Often times considered a place mixing the old with the new, Bangkok is definitely fascinating and a destination you will never forget. From ancient temples, to skyscrapers, white beaches and a vibrant night life, Bangkok has an incomparable charm.Some of the landmarks in Bangkok are:
- Grand Palace
- Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall
- The Victory Monument
- The National Gallery
- Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
- Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)
You can have a stunning view over Bangkok from the State Tower, travel around the city with the famous tuk-tuk, or see the Chao Phraya River and the original canals of the city by canal tour.
A wonderful experience is a visit to Siam Ocean World in Siam Square – the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia.
Get the famous Thai massages at either a Buddhist temple, or a spa, and take meditation classes in a specialised centre.
Thai cuisine is very varied, interesting and affordable, so don’t hesitate to try some of the local products, including desserts like Tong Yip (Flower Egg Yolk Tart), or Khanom Chan (Thai Jello). The nightlife scene is pretty much covered by Khaosan Road and Patpong areas, where you can have fun in many bars and night clubs.
Close to Bangkok, you can see nice places, such as: Go to Hua Hin — a beach resort with waterfalls and national parks, Ko Samet — a beach island with white sand beaches, or Nakhon Pathom — Thailand's oldest city.
International atmosphere in Bangkok
Bangkok is among the world's top tourist destinations, so there is a significant international crowd present in the city at all times.
Apart from Thai people, Bangkok is home to several minorities, mainly Chinese and Japanese people, and Burmese, Cambodians, Americans, Australians, Africans and a few from European countries.
Bangkok not only attracted numerous multinational to locate a regional headquarter here, but the city is also an important international spot for health care, art and entertainment.
Bangkok has three seasons, one hot, one rainy and one cool. However, temperatures are usually hot all year-round, ranging from an average low of 22 °C (71 °F) in December to an average high of 35°C (95°F) in April. September is the wettest month and during summer weather is generally dry, but you can also experience occasional storms.