Gem of Asia
Bangkok has grown into one of the most amazing cities in all of Asia. The city has a vibrant culture, a ton of things to do and plenty of visitors wandering around the city at any given time.
With a population of over 8 million people in the city and almost double that in the metro area, this is one of the most populous cities in Asia. Because of the large population, there is an abundance of food, nightlife and culture.
Bangkok is one of the main hubs for all of Asia, because of that there are actually two airports that serve the city and surrounding areas, the Bangkok International Airport and the Don Mueang International Airport.
Sightseeing is a Favorite
When going to Bangkok, sightseeing has to be near the very top of the list. There are so many amazing things to see in Bangkok that it can be hard to find them all in just one trip. Some of the most favorite attractions to visit would include the Grand Palace, Vimanmek Mansion and the Jim Thompson House.
In addition, some of the more famous sights that many visitors want to see are the many beautiful Buddhist temples in the city. Some of the most visited would be Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew. While many of the Hindu temples that are certainly worth a visit include the Giant Swing and the Erawan Shrine.
Local Food and Shopping
Because Bangkok is so international, there is an incredible amount of food options in the city. From high quality luxury five star restaurants to some of the most delicious food stalls and carts, there is something to eat for every palate and budget. Yaowarat and Khao San Road are both spots that feature a number of local food choices.
For shopping head to the Chatuchak Weekend Market or the very cool Chan Floating Market, which is something unlike a traveler would see other places in the world. Here visitors will find a number of local artisans selling their handmade goods, as well as some wonderful deals on clothing and fabrics.