Bangkok Overview
What To See And Do
 River Cruising/ Biking
Buddhist Temples
Floating Markets
Thai Boxing
Tom Yam Massage
Restaurants/ Nightlife
 
Related Destinations
Ayutthaya
River Kwai
Kanchanaburi
Koh Kret Island




Considered by many to be Asia's top tourist destination. Bangkok boasts some of Thailands most magnificent temples and palaces such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Phra Keo, ( Temple of the Emerald Buddha). It is a teeming metropolis with eleven million inhabitants, a high rise skyline, and a legendary if sometimes naughty nightlife.
Without question one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities with many of Bangkok's sights are concentrated on the island of Rattanakosin, often referred to as the "Old City" where visitors flock to see the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun The Grand Palace is immense, and Wat Phra Kaew, which is located on the palace grounds is the most sacred Buddhist temple of Thailand, and houses the fabled Emerald Buddha.
Other popular attractions include Chinatown, the National Museum, the Red Cross Snake Farm, and a shoppers paradise of market and malls including the Weekend Market near Chatuchak Park.
Bangkok is one of the most traveller-friendly cities in Asia. And despite the sensationalized international news reports the city is surprisingly safe and more organized than it initially appears.
The most pleasant time to visit is the cool season that lasts from November till February. It is both the coolest and driest period , and by cool we mean temperatures hovering in the mid 80F, but it does cool down into the lower lower 70s after dark. It can get very hot and very wet in other season, with a very wet season from May-October with extreme rainfall in September and October.
With its legendary cuisine, an astonishing range of accommodations, things to do, and historical sites, Bangkok is the kind of place that leaves an indelible imprint on the mind and in the heart.