As the Asia’s backpacking capital, also known as the Banana Pancake Trail, because of the many stalls selling banana cakes within the cities along the trail. Bangkok is a commercial and economic center of Thailand. It can be a difficult city to navigate for single travelers, but if you get yourself familiarize with the transportation system, and a comfortable hotel around then you'll easily tour the city's sights on your own. It's a fascinating yet chaotic place, brimming with sights, thrills, people, cultures, noise and bedlam.It’s fun visiting the place and here are some things for you to know before going there:
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak market is a famous weekend market in the Northern Bangkok. It's quite easy to find thru public transportation. It's a huge market that you really can find anything you’re looking for, along with many things you never knew you wanted!
There are about 20 stunning rooftop bars in the city. And don’t ever miss the fun of visiting some, some of these bars are chilled out areas, some are simple tourist areas matched with sceneries around the city, yet a few more are hidden with a local crowd.
Chao Phraya River
With its low alluvial plain forming the center of the country, this river played a key role in attracting tourists from all over. There are numerous ways to experience the river, with many boats that tour in Bangkok’s prominent temples.
There’s not just one, but 5 floating markets that every traveler has to visit. Most in these market places offer fruits, vegetables, snacks and sweets. The most popular tourist floating market in Thailand is Damnoen Saduak, great for picture taking, food variances, and such an attractive place to witness the traditional way of selling and buying things. A must try is the sticky mango rice! Yum!
Splendid temples are just around the city that serves as religious dwellings, your tour will NOT be complete without seeing the magnificent infrastructures built in the historic center, located on the East bank of the Chao Phraya river. Most temples were built by Kings of the Chakri dynasty and some contain the ashes of former Chakri Kings. To name some of these temples are: Wat Phrao Kaeo Bangkok, Wat Benchamabophit White Marble Wat, and Wat Phrao Kaeo Bangkok.