Bangkok is a city of contrasts, it is compelling and holds a promise of interesting discoveries and endless attractions. Dating back hundreds of years, the old collides with the new, the chaos with the order and fast pace modern Bangkok is in stark contrast with a relaxed laid back approach of yester-year. Whether you are here for the history, culture, romance, the famous street markets or to explore the flavours of Thailand world renowned food, you may get ready for a joy ride of a lifetime. To arrange your excursions and sightseeing tours of the city in advance, simply contact us. We will be delighted to be of service and to recommend the most appropriate tours for you. Alternatively you could also arrange sightseeing trips directly with most hotels in Bangkok.
Right at the top of the itinerary of most who are planning their visit here is shopping. From rock bottom prices for "brand label" clothes, hand craft and art, electronic goods and accessories and anything else you can imagine, you will find it at a Bangkok market. The largest and best known is the Chatuchak week-end market with more than 10 000 stalls showcasing their goods. When you head this way, make sure you are dressed comfortable, because properly exploring the labyrinth of narrow passages lined with stalls and negotiating prices will require several hours of your time. The market is located right next to the Mochit sky train station and getting here with this mode of transport is recommended to avoid the infamous Bangkok traffic.
► Damnernsaduak Floating Market
A day trip to the floating markets a short drive outside the city is an unforgettable and authentic experience. It is almost hard to believe that in the shadow of modern and fast pace Bangkok this traditional lifestyle absolutely flourishes. Here, local merchants have their long tail boats laden with products and exotic foods. Get on board a local boat, cruise the waterways, experience the atmosphere and haggle about the prices, its all part of the fun.
► Royal Grand Palace
His Majesty The King of course has his own palace and place of residence in the town of Hua Hin and the royal grand palace is mainly used for ceremonial purposes. The grand palace is also home Emerald Buddha can be seen, one of the most revered Buddha images in Thailand and adorned with countless precious stones.
► Wat Pho | Temple of The Reclining Buddha
Wat Pho (Wat being a temple compound) has considerable historical significance and is also home to the famous 15 meter long reclining Buddha. It is the largest Wat in the city and build hundreds of years before Bangkok became the capital.
► Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha)
The 3 meter high Buddha statue is made entirely from 5.5 tons of solid gold, making it the largest solid gold icon in the world.
► China Town
In 1782 King Rama 1 moved the Thai Capital from Ayuthaya to the banks of the Choaphraya river. At the time this area was occupied by Chinese immigrants. This area is where the Grand Palace is now located and the Chinese were inevitably moved to a strip of land 2 kilometers down river. Today China Town occupies a little over two square kilometers, making it the oldest district in the city. You'll still see the old buildings and architecture and you still smell the Chinese tradition all around. If you are looking for a great selection of street food, bars, restaurants, gold shops, souvenir shops and many other interesting sights and items Yaowarat or Chinatown is a street of life. It is a nice way to experience the lifestyle of local Chinese while meandering through the many shops and stalls.
► Jim Thompson's House
Jim Thompson worked for the United States Government during the second world war after which he settled in Bangkok for the remaining 25 years of his life. During this time he become the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. Jim Thompson's house, which also housed his weaving factory, consists of 6 traditional Thai-style houses purchased from several owners to the present architecture from various parts of Thailand. The Thai house was completed in 1959. During his time in Thailand, Kim Thompson traveled south-east Asia collecting art from several different countries in the region. Today the house with his art collection has been declared a museum and has become one of the top historical sites in Bangkok for tourists to visit.