Being a trading port two decades back, Bangkok has now taken place with modernism and is a city that breathes in joy and merriment. What kept me hooked all throughout the Bangkok tour is its impeccable preservation of the glorious past in every nook and corners of the city, even at a time fast pacing modernization. Overloaded with billboard-covered skyscrapers, blissful temple complexes, world-renowned floating market, plush malls, the city of Bangkok is painted with the dissonance of sounds and sights.
While taking a tour package to Bangkok, these were some of the best attractions I came across:
The Grand Palace
Oozing with royalty, the Grand Palace tour was mentioned to us as one of the must-visit attractions. Urging respect and plaudits upon arrival, the palace was established back in 1782 and since then housed several Thai Kings besides serving as the royal court. Brimming with an awe-inspiring architecture, the intricate details of the palace dropped my jaws. Perhaps, it was one of those places in the city where I could stand in complete awe, hovering at the craftsmanship skills of the Thai people.
If you have not been to Wat Arun, you have not done justice to your Bangkok tour. As much as I have drooled over internet images, I was in the dire wish to experience the engaging silhouettes birthed by the temple’s alpine spires, which is considered to be the most famous in parts of South Asia. Given shape back in the 19thcentury, Wat Arun or the “temple of dawn’ as it is popularly termed as, is designed in the unique Khmer style. The flower patterned shiny porcelain ornate would keep you hooked on to its extravaganza for unending hours.
The spearhead of all the floating markets in the world, Damnoen Saduak is known to scale the peaks of success owing to its capability to provide an unforgettable experience in spite of the tourist crowds and chaos. The piled up wooden boats with fresh vegetables and fruits, coconut juice, local delicacies were reasons enough to become my favorite. I hopped into one of the guided tour boats to browse through the market in the most blissful and relaxed manner possible. Some of the worth visiting floating markets are The Kha, Bang Ku Wiang Market, Taling Chan Market and the Damnoen Saduak itself.
World famous and the most sought after tourist spot owing to the mammoth figurine of Lord Buddha who is seen to have been reclining, Wat Pho sits pretty at the back of Emerald Buddha Temple and is a go-to spot for anybody who is entering the city for the first time. The large temple complex urged on my free-spirit to wander about and feel the very essence of the bliss. It was an amazing feel to watch the gold-leaf covered Buddha statue of about 46 meters long. I could not stop myself from clicking a thousand shots of the giant statue that oozed out awesomeness but yet could do no justice to its sheer beauty. Before I winded up, I made sure to have a soothing Thai massage which is famous here for all the right reasons. These were some of my favorite tourist attraction spots, which I bet would be loved by one and all. These attractions are too beautiful to be defined with adjectives.