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6 Must-see Attractions in Bangkok – The treasures of the Pearl of the Orient

Between indulging in hearty soul food parading camp at street food joints, to wat-hopping and insane shopping deals that are pro-existential, being bored is not an option. Ever! To save you the daunt of choosing between places to visit, here is a list of 6 must-see attractions in Bangkok.

1

Wat-hopping

With a 95% populace of Buddhists in total, Bangkok has an impressive number of temples, more commonly known as 'wats' in the native language. Although primarily any temple within the locality should be sufficient to catch a glimpse of how locals pay their respects in the temple, there are certainly the bigger and more important wats that you should probably not miss out on visiting. The Grand Palace, Wat Po and Wat Arun are three of the most impressive establishments that are still standing today brimming with historical worth.

2

Jatujak Weekend Market

Abbreviated as 'jj' for short, is one of the biggest weekend markets throughout the whole of Asia. Spanning over 35 acres of land, it houses over thousands of eager vendors and more than 200,000 joyful tourists and regular shoppers during weekends. A wide array of Thai handicrafts, clothing, artwork, household goods and even pets are for sale with rates as good as it will ever get! Of course, it is a steamy, crowded and hot market on 27-degree weather, but then again, would you even really even be in Asia if you don't go to one of its famous weekend markets and bag some sweet deals that pay for themselves? Hotels such as Avani Atrium Bangkok do a phenomenal job of coordinating any visits that you may want to schedule with local attractions such as the Jatujak Weekend Market at the simple cost of an inquiry on your end.

3

The Ancient City

The Samut Prakan attraction is truly a monument beyond valuable in the sense that it is the best way for one to literally experience the ancient city vibe of Bangkok. It features life-size replicas of major Thai landmarks such as the Grand Palace to the famous Preah Vihear temple all located in one place so travellers could get a real feel of the outstanding landscape and architecture. An early morning visit to this location is recommended to experience the best atmosphere, both in the sense of the climate as well as the views and crowd situations. Amongst the abundance of hotel deals Bangkok has to offer, you are most certainly bound to find the best accommodation that stands out well within your budget and allows you quick access to witness this masterpiece of a monument to your hearts content!

4

Asiatique

Located beside Bangkok's Chao Phraya River, Asiatique The Riverfront is a massive shopping and entertainment complex, inspired by the city's earlier significance as a trading post. The eateries range from posh bistro-style restaurants serving delicious Thai, Japanese, French, and Italian delicacies, to a typical Irish pub or even a classy wine bar. Fun fact; you don't necessarily have to walk to the joint when you can hop on a free shuttle boat running regularly across the Thakshin River to arrive like royalty!

5

Siam Niramit

It's the timeless beauty of art that prevails across generations as it speaks not to the mind but to the soul! This is why you should most definitely witness the splendid stage production of Siam Niramit, which sets to illustrate seven centuries of Thai culture into an 80-minute show that is not only extremely educative but also a treat to your senses with its special effects taking centre stage!

6

Museum of Floral Culture

Flowers are one of the biggest clichés of time and travelling both, yet, it is still possible to have your mind blown over again upon witnessing a masterpiece like this. A creation by local floral artist Sakul Intakul, this museum is all about those flower-lovers and green-thumbs. Its vivacity spreads across important floral cultures of Asia and your amusement will know no bounds at this exuberant 100-year old zen-inspired mansion!

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