BANGKOK TRAVEL TAIL
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BEST TIME TO GO TO BANGKOK:
Bangkok enjoys the best weather conditions from September to February. You'll enjoy blue skies almost every day and cool temperatures averaging 24°C. You can explore the city on foot without resulting in sweat-soaked clothes. In the evenings, temperatures can even drop to below 20°C.
Suvarnabhumi Airport, also known unofficially as Bangkok Airport, is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other one is Don Mueang International Airport, which was the main international airport from 1924 to 2006 and transitioned in 2007 to become the low-cost airlines hub for Bangkok.
THINGS TO SEE IN BANGKOK:
BANGKOK NATIONAL MUSEUM:
Bangkok National Museum is the main branch museum of the National Museums in Thailand and also the largest museum in Southeast Asia. It features exhibits of Thai art and history. The museum is located in 4 Na Phra That, Bangkok, occupying the former palace of the vice king set between Thammasat University, and the National Theater, facing Sanam Luang.
Location: Na Phra That Alley, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Highlights: The Bangkok National Museum is the main branch museum of the National Museums in Thailand and also one of the largest museums in Southeast Asia. It features exhibits of Thai art and history. It occupies the former palace of the vice king, set between Thammasat University, and the National Theater, facing Sanam Luang.
Best Time: The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The last ticket is sold at 3:30 pm. The museum is generally closed on national holidays.
Price: 200 Baht (5.19 USD).
WAT ARUN RATCHAWARARAM RATCHAWARAMAHAWIHAN:
Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan or Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna, often personified as the radiations of the rising sun.
Location: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Highlights: A Buddhist temple had existed at the site of Wat Arun since the time of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It was then known as Wat Makok, after the village of Bang Makok in which it was situated.
Best Time: The perfect time to visit this area is in the evening when all activities are available for the visitors.
Price: 50 baht
Lumphini Park is a 360 rai (57.6-hectare (142-acre)) park in Bangkok, Thailand. The park offers rare open public space, trees, and playgrounds in the Thai capital and contains an artificial lake where visitors can rent boats. Paths around the park totaling approximately 2.5 km in length are a popular area for evening joggers.
Location: Rama IV Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Highlights: Lumpini Park gets its name from Lumbini, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama (later to become Buddha) in Nepal.
Best Time: Daily 4:30am–9pm
Price: Lumpini Park Entry Ticket Being a public park, visitors are not required to pay any Lumpini Park entrance fee.
The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782. The king, his court, and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925.
Location: Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Highlights: The Grand Palace in Bangkok is arguably the country's most visited and photographed landmark attraction. Thousands of visitors flock to this 17th century palace every day to witness the splendor and beauty of its buildings and meticulously manicured gardens. The construction of the Grand Palace began in 1782, during the reign of King Rama I, and it has been the architectural symbol of Thailand ever since. The Grand Palace served as the royal family's residence until 1925 and is now used only for ceremonial purposes.
Best Time: The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keaw are open every day from 8:30am to 3:30pm except during special royal ceremonies.
Price: 500 Baht per person
MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong, is a large shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. At eight storeys, the center contains around 2,000 shops, restaurants and service outlets, including the 4-storey Tokyu department store.
Location: 44 Phayathai Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Highlights: MBK is a discount mall, with seven floors stuffed with shops and market stalls selling some of the cheapest items in Bangkok.
Best Time: 10:00 am- 10:00 pm on all days.