Visit Bangkok in Thailand

As a lover

of all things Thai – including Thai food, the smiley Thai people and of course, the colourful cities that comprise the beautiful country of Thailand – I am happy to share this wonderful guest post with you today.  I enjoyed flipping through some of the photos I took on my last visit to Bangkok and hope you’ll enjoy checking them out – Bangkok is a photographer’s dream-come-true (novice and professional can find plenty of great subject matter to capture).  And now, overcome with a heavy bout of nostalgia, I’ll leave you to read about the thrills you can expect to experience in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.

VISIT BANGKOK

Bangkok is a charismatic, evocative and compelling city, and is now more accessible than ever as you can get cheap flights to Thailand with JetAbroad.com. The capital city of Thailand is a true collection of cultural sensations, and is absolutely heaving with more than 11 million residents. What may at first feel like a complete assault of the senses, Bangkok is without a doubt the pulsating heart of the effervescent picturesque country of Thailand.

Beautiful landscaping and traditional Thai architecture at the Royal Palace in Bangkok.

Get cheap flights to Thailand with JetAbroad.com and have a chance to experience the vibrancy, the vivid contrasts, the glitz and the glamour, and the mysterious and romantic historic sites that are all waiting to be explored in Bangkok.

The history of Bangkok is just one fascinating aspect that will add to your journey here. With a humble start to life, Bangkok was just a little trading post perched on the banks of the Chao Phraya River until it went up a few notches in life, and was catapulted to fame and status, as the capital of Siam in the late 1700’s.

These days, Bangkok is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, and visitors pour into the city in droves each year. With the economy being in such turmoil, everybody is counting their pennies and traveling overseas for most people will be on a strict budget.

Incense burning at a temple shrine in Bangkok.

Buying an air ticket on impulse or because you could not be faced with the hassle of shopping around, could end up costing you and your traveling party extra hard earned money, and if you had explored a bit more online, you would have found that there are a few flight comparison sites helping you scout out the most affordable return flights to Bangkok.

With such huge cultural diversity, Bangkok is a true experience all on its own; the ancient temples will both dazzle and delight you, the glitzy shopping malls will astound you and the bustling night markets will enthrall you, leaving with loads of bags of treasures, whether you planned to buy or not.

The nightlife in Bangkok will literally knock your socks off; intense, exotic and sensational, all the magical things that Bangkok has become synonymous with. Bump down a cobbled street on the back of a traditional tuk-tuk, as the thousands of bicycles and motorbikes whip and whizz around you, get down to an authentic Muay Thai kickboxing match and party the night away on a rooftop bar, looking over the panoramic views of Bangkok after sunset.

A group of young girls performing a traditional Thai dance.

Step back in time as you step out of the front door of your modern hotel and get transported to another time altogether, into an ancient Siamese village and pick freshly grilled chicken and vegetables right off the traditional sidewalk BBQs.

Delicious street food – authentic Pad Thai cooked fresh right in front of you.

Party all night in Silom, get down to Thonburi and purchase some incredible treasures and fresh culinary delights from the floating markets. Hop aboard the super high tech Skytrain and head on down to Siam Square for some serious retail therapy.

Golden Buddha statues wrapped in safron-coloured silk.

The scope for exploration and experience is wide indeed in Bangkok.

This guest post was provided by JetAboard made possible by Jim Croce and Joey Ferrer. All photos are courtesy of Tania LaCaria of Passport2Design.com. 

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