10 Highlights from Bangkok City
We have all seen the movie Hangover, we have all been taken away by this crazy city with the name Bangkok! We have been meeting taxi driver that say no to our business because we want the meter on. We have been eating crazy good food to a ridiculous price and spending many hours at Platinum fashion mall shopping or Siam, or MBK mall. After spending around 10 days in Bangkok in total at different times, I have 10 highlights from Bangkok City, that I think is fun, interesting and a way of enjoying Bangkok. Yes, I do love this city. I know this is crazy for someone, there is so much energy in Bangkok city.
10 Highlights from Bangkok City in the eyes of a Norwegian Girl
1 The Temple of Emerald Buddha
I think for me this was the most beautiful site, that we went to. It is close to The Grand Palace and What Pho, you can do it all in one day before you go shopping or some where to cool down.
2. The Grand Palace
We did not use much time on exploring the Grand Palace. We did take our picture and went for lunch. We needed a break and something cooling and refreshing – Thai beer and Thai food!
3. Wat Pho and the View of the Reclining Buddha
Wat Pho is one of Bangkok’s oldest temples with and reclining Buddha represents the entry of Buddha into Nirvana and the end of all reincarnations (Love, Wikipedia). You have to see the Buddha, it´s just overwhelming and beautiful.
4. Shopping in Siam Square
When being in Thailand you are on your way home it´s time to buy a new bag and go crazy with the shopping. I really loved shopping in Siam Square, they have everything! Central World and Paragon are good places to start shopping.
You can chose from all the fancy malls to the more budget friendly like Platinum Fashion Mall or MBK. If you want ever more budget go on the Chatuchak Weekend Market (I have never been in Bangkok in the weekend). I love my Thailand t-shirts from Platinum Fashion Mall, so many cool prints.
5. Splurge on the greatest sushi of all time
I had my best sushi experience so far in life in Thailand. It was crazy good and it was worth every single Thai bath. Kaizern is the name of the place, if you are lucky you will get a table and the best sushi for a lifetime.
6. Sukhumvit Soi 11 a Legendary Party Street
This is where you go for your night out in Bangkok. First for dinner, then for drinks and a long night out. Dinner at Nest skybar and the moving on for drinks at Levels, Bed Super Club, Above Eleven, Zense and Lonhg Table. We had a crazy night in Sukhumvit Soi 11, and a crazy tuk tuk driver that was just a fucked up trip. My friend almost jumped of with her high heels and we all were dropped of in the middle of nowhere. Thai people, don´t like it when you are figuring out that they are stealing your money. Anyway we ended up in McDonalds at the end of the night. We arrived safe home to our hotel.
Skybars in Bangkok is everything, this is where you find the international crowd.
7.Visiting the Hangover skybar – Lebua
You have to go to this skybar and have a night drink in the most incredible view over Bangkok. In this bar you really see how enormous Bangkok city is.
Yes, the picture is from uniqhotels.com – I have to show you how amazing the view is!
8. Eating local food at the local´s place
We had the great opportunity to go and eat with our two friends that have been living in Bangkok for many years. They showed us their favorite local place to eat. Let me tell you this, I was not disappointed. The food was delicious and my stomach was happy. I would recommend to eat where locals eat. Such an old travel advice, but it don´t go wrong.
9. Thai Massage
When being in Thailand, you should always do Thai massage to support your body while traveling, but also to support the local community. Keep calm and take Thai Massage 🙂
10.Khao San Road the headquarter for Backpackers from all over the World
You remember the movie The Beach, where they were filming from this crazy street? Yes, that is Khao San Road. You should absolutely go and check it out. This is where your journey to some of the island in Thailand start. The travel from Bangkok to Koh Tao, starts at Khao San Road. Arrive a couple of hours before your night bus go. Have some great thai food and walk around and get ready for 12 hours night bus to paradise Koh Tao or another great destination in Thailand.
This was 10 Highlights from Bangkok City, I hope you will enjoy the city as much as I do. This city has everything and even some craziness that makes life just a bit more interesting.
My favorite moment from the trip was seeing this girl from UK walking down a random street in Bangkok with the greatest confidence in her walk. I stopped her and asked for directions, she had been living in Bangkok for 10 years, and fallen in love with the city. Her way of walking, inspired me to have more confidence, even when being lost in the middle of no where in the streets of Bangkok.
What is your favorite highlight from Bangkok City?