From the crowded markets to the temples where you can find peace and tranquility, here are some tips for you to experience this city in the most authentic way.
And if, despite our suggestions, you will not feel fascinated, you can always travel to the south of the country and visit some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The city of angels, the one with the longest and most complicated name in the world: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahastan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasi.
Here we will give some suggestions on what to do to fully experience it:
Follow Yaowarat Road, in the Chinatown district, and let your nose guide you to the right street food "restaurant"! You will be spoiled for choice, here, where each hole becomes a restaurant and where every free space on the road is a kiosk of delicacies to be served side by side with the locals, perfect strangers! Chinatown swallows you, intoxicates you with its smells, its perfumes, it kidnaps you with its intriguing and mysterious alleys. Excellent area for your purchases and strategic point for visiting the city. Here you could stay at theHotel W22, nice rooms, continental breakfast and excellent value for money.
Moving around Bangkok with the tuk tuk is the most picturesque way to see the wonders of the city. A cozy sofa with a usually powerful motor, a colored roof, musci cases that destroy your eardrums. It is the ideal way to dodge taxis and trucks, as well as the fastest way to wander around the city. We recommend a smog mask!
Described in "The Beach" as the "backpacking center of the universe", extremely touristy avenue to see and live at least once. Street section with bars, small hotels, travel agencies, restaurants and massage parlors and shady characters who will offer you everything. It is certainly the best place to organize excursions throughout Thailand or get a tattoo.
Grasshoppers? Locusts? Spiders? Ignore the hard shell or the pincers or the uninviting aspect, enjoy the taste of some sweet and savory insects. To try at least once, they are not as bad as they seem!
Sail along the Chao Phraya River on one of the long and little eco-friendly boats; this is another way to enjoy the culture of the city. You can even make some purchases, watch people at work and see epic monuments in the background from an unusual point of view.
A must. We only eat that when we are in Thailand. Pad thai, noodles or fried rice cooked in the most disparate places. Here, every small hole becomes a kitchen with a few tables and miniature chairs for the clients. You will find yourself eating in a real chaos without privacy but so damn Thai!
The old capital of Siam, in the valley of the Chao Phraya river; it's, less than an hour from Bangkok, it's rich in temples and religious ruins, you will seem to take a step back in time and it is good to detox from the chaos of the newThai capital.
Do not miss the visit to one of the many floating markets to buy spices, souvenirs but above all to see one of the most characteristic things of the nation as well as make your photographic art go wild!
Returning home with new skills for a dinner with friends is priceless, so we chose the Roschas Culinary School inside the magnificent Akara Hotel to learn some new recipes! After all, even the palate plays a fundamental role in understanding in depth the culture of a place when traveling!
The visit to the reclining Buddha is another must! 15 meters high by 46 long, each foot measures 5 meters! Entirely covered with gold leaves. Impressive and majestic!
One of the most famous massages in the world. What better time, between one visit and another, to let yourself be pampered by the expert hands of a masseuse who performs techniques that are thousands of years old.
Everywhere there are stadiums of this ancient and bloody martial art that was born in Thailand in 200 BC. when it could be practiced only within the realm of the royal family. Today Muay Thai is the national sport and here it is talked about everywhere, a bit like football in Italy, cricket in India or basketball in the United States. An evening at the stadium, immersed among the locals, is certainly an experience that cannot be missed, perhaps at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.
Choose one of the many luxury hotels in the city, we have opted for theAkara HoteRight choice! The class, the elegance, the professionalism of the staff has no equal in the world. Already at the entrance you can breathe a good scent, go to the 16th floor where, between a dip in the pool and a frozen drink, you can admire the amazing Bangkok skyline. What about the rooms? Real suites where no detail is overlooked and where you will find peace and relaxation after wandering around the chaotic city!
It is curious to find yourself, when going to the bathroom, in front of 3 doors. Thailand - a liberal country in terms of sexuality and tolerance for gender identity - was one of the first countries in the world to introduce restrooms reserved for transgender people. Along with the male and female baths that can be found everywhere, in many public baths in Bangkok you will be able to find yourself in front of the third door for lady-boys.
It's time to say goodbye! When the Thais meet, they don't shake hands. The usual greeting is the Wai, with folded hands as if to pray. By tradition, the higher the hands are held, the more respectful is the greeting; so it is easy, by observing two people, to guess what their relative rank is. Sawadee