The capital city of Thailand and one of the most visited cities in the world. Bangkok is known for nightlife, food, shopping and the tourist spots in the city. Non-stop shopping, temple visits and sleepless nights and of course Thai massage are some of the things you shouldn't miss when you visit Bangkok. What to do in Bangkok for four days?
We spent the whole duration of our stay in Evergreen Place Hotel. It as a well spent vacation as the hotel has everything you need. If not, you can get it nearby as it is close to Train Station (Rachatewi), MBK Shopping Center, Siam Paragon Mall, 7-Eleven (which seems to be available at every corner of Bangkok), Massage parlors, etc. Their rooms are spacious with complete amenities and the cost is very cheap. Not to mention their friendly staff, they also provide different set of delicious breakfast daily.
A visit to Wat Pho is a must for any traveler to Bangkok, it is the home to the Reclining Buddha which stands at fifteen meters tall and forty six meters long, the feet alone are measured at over five meters. From the hotel, we used UBER to go to Wat Pho. Taxis in Thailand are cheap and we don't want to try their Tuk-Tuk due to scam stories we heard about it. 😀
Tuk-Tuk has become one of the national symbols of Thailand particularly among foreigners. One of the most unique and convenient mode of transportation available in Bangkok, Thailand. But be careful when riding the tuk-tuk as you might be a victim of scam especially in tourist spot areas like Wat Pho, Grand Palace or even Khaosan Road.
We also got a chance to visit Lumphini Park, named after Buddhas birthplace Lumbini in Nepal. Located in the middle of Bangkok with a size of 140 acres, is known for its greenery and tranquility. Anyone who is visiting the park needs to be aware that it is home to numerous animals and insects. One of the more alarming residents of the park is the monitor lizard, a species that can grow up to over eight feet in length. Although the size of these creatures can be intimidating, they are generally harmless.
A blend of traditional and the modern, every street in Bangkok has a surprise in store. Your trip to Thailand will not be complete if you don't sit down on a plastic tool under the wide open sky and chow down on Thai Street Food and experience an explosion of rich Thai flavours. While Thai food has a reputation for being spicy, Thai food is actually based on a balance between different flavors including spicy, sour, sweet, salty, and bitter.
Bangkok Street food is everwhere. Eating Thai street food in Bangkok is incredibly cheap, as is the street food in all of Thailand. From the hotel, we are able to find permanent food stalls. And during night time, additional food stalls setup on the street.
Tip : Look for the vendor with a long line 😀
Bangkok is heaven for food lovers. The city is a mesmerizing blend of old and new, East and West, and dizzying contradictions. Temples and red-light districts, languid canals and permanent gridlock, street-side vendors and chic upscale eateries, all exist side by side. Bangkok rarely fails to make an impression, and yes, you might need to spend a few days on the beach to recover from it all.
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