A trip to Bangkok

by Camilla Nørager

Welcome to the fascinating capital of Thailand! The city is a traveler’s paradise with so much to offer – which might be why it is one of the most visited places in the world. You will be blown away by the incredible landscape, friendly locals and unique culture.

You will also find many attractions including mesmerizing temples, authentic food and captivating nightlife – the reasons for visiting Bangkok are endless!

What to experience

This is the place where two worlds meet – the old and the new floats together in perfect harmony! You will find ancient temples, authentic food and markets but also modern architecture, skyscrapers and huge shopping destinations.

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew: it should almost be considered a crime not to experience at least one of the temples in Bangkok when visiting the city. The temple complex by Grand Palace is one of the most popular attractions in Bangkok.
Grand Palace is an impressive palace, which used to be the home of the Royal family in Thailand.
Within the Grand Palace you will find the Wat Phra Kaew palace, which is the most holy place in Thailand.

Wat Arun: also known as the Sunset Temple, is an extremely beautiful temple located by the edge of the river Chao Phraya. It is carefully decorated with different mosaic tiles and colored glass. At the top of the temple, you will get an amazing view of the river.

Wat Pho: this mighty temple is home of a giant Buddha with a length of 46 meters and a height of 15 meters. The Buddha is covered by gold leaves and it is known as the biggest Buddha in Thailand. Wat Pho is also known for being the first public university in Thailand, and where Thai massage was invented.

Street Markets: if you want a true authentic feel of the city, you have to visit the street markets and street kitchens. It might look a little dingy, but do not be fooled by that! Eating food from a street kitchen is one of the most authentic experiences you will get here.

Lumphini Park: if you want to get away from the big crowds of people and loud noise, this park is the perfect place for you to visit. The park is an oasis in the middle of the big city, and it is very popular amongst the locals.

Where to live

Bangkok is a massive city! It is therefore not surprising that it can be overwhelming to pick the right place to stay when visiting. It is not only a big city; it is one of the biggest cities in South East Asia.
You will find 50 districts with a population of almost 10 million people!

Siam: this is known as Bangkok’s number 1 shopping center. It is full of giant shopping malls, department stores and markets. The prices might be a little higher than they are in other areas – however, it is located in the center of the city.

Khao San Road: this is a 400-meter-long street, known for hosting backpackers. Hence, this is a great place for backpack travelers, budget travelers and party people. It is located in the Bang-Lamphu area, which is full of great attractions.

Bangkok Old Town: this is the oldest and cultural area in Bangkok. You will find great attractions, such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. It is a relatively small area, so you can easily walk around. It is located right down by the Chao Phraya River, and right beside Chinatown.

Riverside: this is for the luxury-seeking visitors. It is located down by the Chao Phraya River, and stretches around the Saphan Taksin bridge. By the river you will find some of the most luxurious hotels in Bangkok, including Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Pratunam: this area can be a bit hectic, but it is located very conveniently within walking distance to manty popular attractions – including Siam Square. It is also cheaper than many of the other areas.

So, now you can go and experience all these places and attractions that Bangkok has to offer for yourself. Remember to enjoy all the new impressions, and take in every minute of it. And then, when you come back home, with a bag full of memories, we are here to help you capture and preserve them on posters.

Choose from our big variety of Bangkok posters - or send us a picture you have captured yourself!

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