Bangkok Journals

Bangkok - Cultural & Shopping Melting Pot

A December 2005 trip to Bangkok by eunoshishi

Grand Palace Photo, Bangkok, Thailand More Photos
Quote: Bangkok is a bustling city that's suitable for travellers with different likes, with magnificent temples, palaces, and exhilarating shopping places for cheap bargains.

Grand Palace

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Grand Palace Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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A must-visit for all travellers to Bangkok, the Grand Palace is located next to Phra Keow Temple. This glorious art of building is a feast to your eyes. Visitors pay 250 baht to gain access to three parts of the compound. For the uninitiated, Grand Palace will prove to be a journey into Thailand's rich history of monarchy, brilliant architecture, and Buddhist roots. The best way to beat the traffic is get there via the river taxis. Stop at the Tha Thien Pier and the Grand Palace is within a 5-minute walk. Temples are highly sacred grounds in Thailand, and visitors are required to cover their shoulders, feet, and knees. As if enshrouded in an air of serene religiosity, packs of pigeons...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2005

Grand Palace
Na Phra Lan Road Ko Rattanakosin District
Bangkok, Thailand 10500
+66 (2) 694 1222

Chatuchak Weekend Market

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Attraction | "Chatuchak Market"

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Chatuchak is a charming place for shopping galore and great bargains. Touted as the world's largest open-air weekend flea market, this place is not for the faint-hearted. The easiest way to reach Chatuchak market is via the Skytrain. Drop by Mo Chit station and follow the streaming crowd to the entrance. For Chartuchak virgins, you are highly recommended to brave yourself for mad bargaining, rubbing with sweaty bodies and exhilarating discovery. The best way to beat the heat is to arrive in early morning, when the heat is still bearable and the throbbing crowd has not yet arrived. Shoppers are encouraged to dress in shorts and sleeveless tops to get around the lack of changing rooms. Chatuch...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 6, 2005

Chatuchak Weekend Market
Paholyothin Road
Bangkok, Thailand

Khao San Road

Attraction | "Khao San Night Market"

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Khao San is the place for backpackers. With cheap accommodations and a variety of food joints/night pubs, this open-air night bazaar is a hot spot buzzing with life. Good shopping can be found here, and generally bargaining is done here, although prices may be a notch higher than those you find at chatuchak. A full stretch of roadside stalls can be found for those yearning to try local food delights, like Pat Pong and satay. You can even find familiar names, like Starbucks, Burger King, and McDonald's, perhaps to cater to the largely Western backpackers congregating here. It's a good place to do some light shopping and chill out under the stars. Sightings of farangs and local Thai...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2005

Khao San Road
Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand