Best Places of Interest in Bangkok: Grand Palace, Floating Market

March 2, 2017

Bangkok is a real paradise.I love it here. It has been really warm. There are so many things to do here, that one could spend a whole week in this busy capital city. I only have 2 days. The temperature is always over 28C. It is a very amazing tropical place. Soon after landing, I dropped my luggage and I went out to meet 2 Brazilians and 3 Brits, who I met on the Internet. The traffic in Bangkok was absolutely crazy. I stayed in a small hotel in the Rambuttri Village. For me, it is the best place to stay in Bangkok. I love the vibe of the village. We went to a wonderful restaurant and had a really nice dinner then continued the night to the famous night club called Bed Supper Club. It was close to the area, where some of the best hotels in Bangkok are located. They dress code was strictly no flip flops, but they still let us in. The place, unfortunately, kicked us out at 2 pm because of the curfew, so we continued the night at Khao San Road because the touristy bars were open until 4 am. I was so exhausted by the end of the party, but I did not want to go home because Bangkok was so much fun. places of interest in Bangkok

Places of Interest in Bangkok You Should See in Two Days

After recovering from the big party, I hit the first shopping mall and went shopping. You could buy anything you can dream about. There was a good selection of electronics, which I was pretty excited about. The clothes were all too small for me, so I decided not to update my closet in Asia. You never wonder for a second what to do in Bangkok, as it is such a fascinating city. I went to discover the city the next morning. There are so many places to visit in Bangkok, I saw many beautiful wats (Buddhist temples) all over the city. The city was like a fairy tale there were temples on top of temples on every corner and most of them were covered with gold. After seeing enough wats that we took the water taxi around the city. At night we ended up at a bar called Vertigo. It is an open-air bar on the 65th floor of a hotel. You can see the entire Bangkok from up there. I was so scared up there, you cannot imagine. Read more about Bangkok rooftop bars by Travelling King blog.

If you are wondering where to stay in Bangkok, check out the luxurious Peninsula Hotel. It is one of the most beautiful hotels in Asia.

Floating Markets in Bangkok - Places of Interest in Bangkok

Floating Markets in Bangkok – Places of Interest in Bangkok

Bangkok tourist attractions are endless, so I set out to explore further the next morning. I woke up at 6:30 am and we took a public bus for two hours to go to the countryside to see the floating market. It was a really great experience to cruise through the canals with our hired boat. The vendors were selling funky tropical fruits I have never in my life heard about before. We tried the rambutan and the dragon fruit and durian and mangostan. We shopped for some souvenirs and had some traditional noodle soup. The market was really awesome. It is a must for everyone who visits Bangkok.

Places of Interest in Bangkok

Places of Interest in Bangkok

The Grand Palace

I spent my last day in Bangkok visiting the Grand Palace. It is very spectacular, everything was covered with gold. If you are wondering where to go in Bangkok to see something very luxurious, check out the royal palace! I have never seen so much gold in my life! It is certainly one of the top things to do in Bangkok.

There were so many things to see in Bangkok. I couldn’t get enough of it. There are tourist attractions in Bangkok on every corner. Visiting the wats was one of the best things to do in Bangkok. Wats are Buddhist temples, which are very detailed and look really amazing. There were golden Buddhas everywhere in every size. I saw the Wat Pho with a reclining Buddha, standing Buddha, all kinds of Buddhas. I said good-bye to the Rambuttri Village where I was staying and departed for the airport. I really loved Bangkok and I was very sad to leave for Hanoi, Vietnam.

Big Buddha in Bangkok - Places of Interest in Bangkok

Big Buddha in Bangkok – Places of Interest in Bangkok

Read more about non-touristy things to do in Bangkok by Dose of Life.

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Barbara is a London based luxury travel and lifestyle blogger. She started traveling through Paris, London, New York, Milan, Tokyo at the age of 17 to conquer the World as a model. Ever since, she has visited 67 countries. She writes about the most exclusive jet-set destinations such as Cannes, Venice Film Festivals, Monaco Grand Prix, Oscar Parties in LA, Fashion Weeks in Milan or Paris as well as yacht parties in St-Tropez, Miami Art Basel, Biennale in Venice, Frieze in London or the Royal Wedding in Monaco.

  • Mike C

    The floating market in Bangkok looks like a chaotic place, one that is utterly brilliant. I’m hoping to visit Thailand next year. I can’t wait to taste the food.

    • Barb

      Oh, you will love Thailand Mike!

  • I think the biggest reason for me to visit Bangkok is the food. I adore Thai food and would spend most of these two days in the Floating Market just eating. Is anything wrong with that? 🙂

    • Barb

      I think thats a cool thing to do. The food is so delicious there. It is totally addictive.

  • Punita Malhotra

    This is the first time I have heard of fruits like dragon fruit and durian and mangostan. Certainly a place where fruit lovers will rejoice. Floating markets remind me of Srinagar, India.

    • Barb

      I had to travel to Thailand to learn about these exotic fruits too. Yes, it is a paradise for fruit lovers.

  • Bangkok is such a fun city! The markets, temples, and Grand Palace are great places to visit. I really loved doing food tours in Bangkok, as they were a great way to find hidden local spots you might not otherwise visit. Also, no trip to Bangkok is complete without Thai massage! An absolute must. 🙂

    • Barb

      Thats true, I also tried the massage and all the delicious dishes. It was an amazing experience.

  • You really must also get a foot massage (divine!) and go for cocktails at the Lebua State Tower!

    • Barb

      I did the foot massage. I have yet to visit that tower.

  • Quite a good ,list covered in 2 days. Of these I missed the floating market.
    The temples are really grand which no one should ever miss.

    • Barb

      True, the temples are everywhere. The floating market is a must as well.

  • Danik Bates

    I have always been told to stay at least a week in Bangkok to see and do everything and I think this post confirms that. Never been there and can’t wait to get out there one day 🙂

    • Barb

      I hope you will get out and experience it. It s truly an amazing experience.

  • Owl Over The World

    I think that two days won’t be enough for Bangkok, but with your tips everyone can make the most of that time.

    • Barb

      Yes, I agree. Everyone should stay longer. However, you can squeeze a lot into a 2-3 day visit as well.

  • Tamara Elliott (Globe Guide)

    The floating market looks fabulous- how unique! Sounds like there’s so much to do there that you need more than a couple of days.

    • Barb

      I agree, I could have totally spend a week in bangkok if I had the time.

  • Carol Perehudoff

    I find that the more time you spend in Bangkok, the more you grow to like it. And the more you do, the more you learn about new things to explore. I agree that the food is fantastic, the rooftop bars worth checking out and the Grand Palace is amazing.

    • Barb

      Yes, I would like to go back and explore it more. I agree, this city has so much to offer.

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