City in A Jar – Bangkok

The capital of Thailand, Bangkok is well-known for its vibrant nightlife, marble temples, amazing street food stalls and many other things. I love the whole Thai culture and this city offers plenty of options for exploring. You can go and be amazed by the ancient sites in the morning and purchase second-hand clothing from vintage shops in the afternoon. In the evening, a number of nightclubs that host crazy parties open up their doors and everything is ready for a spectacular party.

bangkok packers khao san road

Khao San Road is a famous backpacker’s paradise full of market stalls, budget-friendly accommodation, massage parlors, and cool bars. The good news is that the entrance to a number of clubs in Khao San Road is free of charge. You can also check out the Dusit Zoo that houses over 1500 animals. There is an education center and a sightseeing train, as well as an amazing man-made lake where travelers can enjoy boat peddling. In case you are a fan of open green spaces, make sure to visit the Lumpini Park. It features an impressive artificial lake, large playground for kids, and shady paths which are perfect for long walks. If you wish to work out in the Lumpini Park, there is fantastic outdoor fitness center with yoga classes and similar activities.

Modern South East Asian City

The chances that you’ll miss seeing the Baiyoke Sky Tower are close to none, as this is the tallest building in all of Thailand. I personally like this place because of its observatory deck that offers spectacular views of the city and surrounding areas. If you are not on a tight budget, you can enjoy the city views from the Crystal Grill Restaurant or Bangkok Sky at the Baiyoke Sky Tower. Wat Phra Kaew is one of those places that you just need to visit while in Bangkok. It’s the most important temple in the country and houses the mighty Emerald Buddha which is totally worshiped by the locals. I mean, the King of the country finds time to change the robe of the Emerald Buddha three times a year. It is advised to dress appropriately and show respect to the sacred Thai temple, meaning no shorts, flip-flops, and sleeveless shirts, please.

Food Lovers Paradise

Do you like Thai food? I know that I do and Bangkok is home to thousands of cool eateries where you can eat yourself stupid and still come back for more. I like going to Banglamphu (Old Town) because there you can get some forgotten dishes that you probably won’t find anywhere else in the city. I am talking about the delicious tom yum talay or gang kiew waan gai. The best street vendors can be found in the upscale neighborhood of Sukhumvit. Guaythiew pik gai (soup noodle dish) is the signature meal here and the most famous vendor in the city Guaythiew Pik Gai Sainampung has his stall right here in Sukhumvit.