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Top 15 Things Must Do in Bangkok For First Time Visitors

Top 15 Things Must Do in Bangkok for the first time visit. It could remain among developing countries in the world but still attracts visitors by a quite number of amazing views such as Wat Pho temple. Moreover, visitors can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere when taking a ride in tuk-tuk which costs only $8 for a full day tour. Furthermore, going for a ride in a bamboo train to see the countryside view is truly a perfect choice for anyone who are interested in discovering new things. From the glittering golden temples to the famous Thai massage, Bangkok is Thailand’s most vibrant city. Now, I would like to introduce a list of top things to do in Thailand that can maximize your satisfaction.

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Thai Royal Palace

The Grand Palace, once home to the royal family of Thailand, is a long history of architecture, built in 1782. Although the royal Thai people live in the Dusit Palace , The government is still working at the Grand Palace. Inside the Grand Palace, you can visit Wat Phra Kaew. The Jade Buddha Temple is considered one of the holiest temples in Thailand.

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Wat Pho (or Wat Po)

Wat Pho is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok, which houses the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand. The most famous is the sitting Buddha statue, 46 meters long, the whole body is covered with gold leaf, legs designed with nacre. If you want to relax, you can go to Thai traditional medicine school, located in the temple complex. The school is also the birthplace of Thai massage art.

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Boating on the river

Bangkok is referred to as the “Oriental Venice” by the Chao Phraya River and the surrounding small canals. Today, about 50,000 people are still traveling by ferry boat to work. Make a boat tour along the riverbank, where you will see bungalows, modern hotels, skyscrapers, Wat Arun …

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Boating on the river

Bangkok is referred to as the “Oriental Venice” by the Chao Phraya River and the surrounding small canals. Today, about 50,000 people are still traveling by ferry boat to work. Make a boat tour along the riverbank, where you will see bungalows, modern hotels, skyscrapers, Wat Arun …

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Enjoy the coconut cream

Coconut cream is cool and sweet coconut cream is suitable for sunny days. This dish is the best when ice cream put in the coconut, so you can eat ice cream and a spoon of fresh coconut at the same time.

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Rot Fai Night Market (Rot Street Market)

Rot Fai Night Market is an outdoor shopping destination with lots of fashion stalls, antiques, food, open from 18:00 to midnight, from Thursday to Sunday. After shopping, you can sit back and enjoy the local food. The first Rot Fai Night Market is located on Srinakarin Soi. The newly opened Rot Fai Ratchada Market on Ratchada Road is close to the center and more convenient for visitors.

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Chatuchak Market

gathering more than 8,000 stalls on more than 100,000 square meters, Chatuchak Market is one of the largest markets in the world. Chatuchak usually only opens on Saturdays and Sundays. You can find here all the desired items, at the right price.

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Tuk tuk

Tuk tuk is definitely something to try when you come to Thailand. A tuk tuk ride around the city is a chance to see the streets as well as some famous places of interest. If not, you can choose to rent a motorcycle.

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Muay Thai

Muay Thai is the national sport of the Golden Temple country. The largest Muay stadiums are in Bangkok, like Lumpini. You can buy a ticket in advance, or buy it on tour to have a guide explaining about Muay.

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Relax with Thai massage

If you want to have a unique experience, you should choose massage services at the massage school in Wat Pho. Wat Pho is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage, and still maintains the place as well as offering massage services. Specialists or massage students can make the service. Profits will be used to upgrade schools and temples.

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Enjoy street food

You’ll find the cheap and delicious street food here from Pad Thai to chicken curry noodles, fish noodles, or famous mango sticky rice.

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Royal Elephant Museum

Elephants are a symbol of Thailand, and occupy an important place in the heart of the people here. The museum displays elephants belonging to Thai culture, ancient religious beliefs about this giant animal.

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Wander the open flower market throughout the night

Pak Klong Talad is Bangkok’s largest wholesale and retail flower market. However, when visiting here, you should keep in mind not to disturb the owner’s trade, especially from midnight to dawn – the busiest time.

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Shopping until you’re tired

Thailand is a shopping paradise no matter how much money you have in your purse. Want to buy luxury items, you can visit Siam Paragon, the capacity of more than 250 stores, Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium, cinemas, and enough food. Even here there are exhibits of Ferrari and Lamborghini. Or you can choose MBK Shopping Center if you love technology.

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Visit Ayutthaya

Once the largest city in the world, Ayutthaya now only has a few ruins of monasteries and temples … Only 85 km from Bangkok, visitors can spend a day exploring Ayutthaya.

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