Cool things to try, Published on 20 July 2015, Monday
Bangkok as a tourist destination breathes excitement and mystery at the same time. With so much to offer, it would not be too much to say that if half the world turns up here for vacation, each one would find plenty of activities in Bangkok to indulge in.
Unveiling the Avenues
Exploring the Grand palace and the temples – A trip to Bangkok is not complete without a trip to its legendary Grand Palace and the temples of the Emerald Buddha and the Reclining Buddha. These structures exude spectacular attention to detail and jaw dropping architecture.
Visiting the Jim Thompson House- Named after the famous American Businessman who evolved as a significant name in promoting South East Asian art, this museum in a truest essence speaks volumes about the Thai culture. This is considered to be one of the most acclaimed museums of the world.
Enrolling in an authentic Thai cooking class- It would not be a bad idea to get enrolled into the very famous Baipai Thai Cooking School and learn about the trade secrets of Thai cooking. Thai cuisine, over the period of time, has taken a significant place in the World’s taste palette. This particular Thai cooking school has short course tailored to help travelers unearth the secrets of authentic Thai cooking.
Shopping in Chatuchak weekend market and MBK mall- Shopping in Bangkok is one of the most pleasurable experience. Chatuchak is a weekend market that offers more than 8000 stalls with eye catching merchandise to choose from. Right from apparels to home and kitchen furnishings, everything that one can think of is on display. After Chatuchak comes the world famous MBK mall. With 2000 retail shops to choose from, MBK mall is a shopper’s paradise with amazing discounts to shop and enjoy.
Getting an exotic spa treatment- Thai massage and treatments are famous across the globe and when in Bangkok, one cannot miss to go for an authentic spa treatment. Bangkok spas offer popular treatments such as Shiatsu, Wat Po traditional massage, foot reflexology, and aromatherapy. One can easily choose from a huge number of spas near the main shopping areas and the popular hotels. Thai massages and beauty treatments not only rejuvenate the body but also relieve one from stress and exhaustions.
Sampling street food and authentic Thai food- Bangkok is the world’s melting point of spices and aromas. Fresh ingredients, menus written in English, and plenty of options to choose from, Sukumvit Soi 38 offers the ultimate gastronomic delight o everyone visiting Bangkok. Apart from street food, there are some outstanding restaurants that offer authentic Thai food.
Witnessing Thai Boxing- Known as moo.ay.tai, Thai boxing is an ultimate adventure to indulge in. One such popular stadium that hosts boxing matches is Ratchadamnoen Stadium. Matches are hosted on different days of the week and one need to buy tickets beforehand to be able to witness one such interesting match.