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Six Must-Visit Places for First Time Travelers in Bangkok

6 Must-Visit Places for First-Time Travelers in Bangkok, Thailand

Summer is the best time for fun. It is the perfect season to catch up on that much-needed downtime, best suited for traveling with family and friends. As the sun shines longer than any other time of the year, this season gives us longer days to explore and appreciate beautiful sites and hidden gems.

Six Must-Visit Places for First Time Travelers in Bangkok
Six Must-Visit Places for First-Time Travelers in Bangkok

Thailand has grown to be a popular travel destination for Filipinos. Being just a stone’s throw away from the Philippines, tourists can discover the wonders of its world-renowned capital, Bangkok.

From its iconic temples, scenic and unforgettable views, and vibrant streets, Bangkok offers an exotic experience to be savored by the senses and the soul.

Thinking about escaping to Thailand this summer? Check out these must-visit destinations and activities in Bangkok for a summer adventure you will never forget:

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok Thailand
Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok Thailand

The Chatuchak Weekend Market remains one of Bangkok’s most popular shopping destinations. The 35-acre space is home to more than 8,000 market stalls – that’s more than enough for you to shop until you drop.

Grand Palace

Grand Palace Bangkok Budget Travel Guide
Grand Palace Bangkok Budget Travel Guide

No trip to Bangkok is ever complete without visiting the Grand Palace. The palace is made famous for its beautiful architecture and immense detail, making it a cultural heritage of Thailand. As one of Thailand’s most sacred sites, a strict dress code is enforced within the confines of the palace.

Wat Arun and Wat Pho

Wat pho
Wat pho

Wat Arun is considered one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok and is admired for its distinct design. Compared to other Thai temples. It features multicolored and decorated spires and conveys a majestic stance over water.

Directly opposite is Wat Pho, more commonly known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. It is renowned for its colossal reclining Buddha, which measures approximately 46 meters long and is covered by a golden leaf.

River Cruise

Bangkok River Cruise by Gareth Harrison via Unsplash
Bangkok River Cruise by Gareth Harrison via Unsplash

A Bangkok river cruise is one of the best ways to view some of the city’s biggest attractions, such as its beautiful temples, the Chao Phraya River, and the ancient capital of Ayutthaya.

Floating Markets

Floating Market in Bangkok
Floating Market in Bangkok

Floating markets offer fresh food and ingredients in an unusual yet interesting setting.

Some notable markets of this kind include the likes of Taling Chan, Wat Sai, and Khlong Lat Mayom.

Night Markets

Bangkok’s night markets are integral to the Thai nightlife culture. Spread out over the many parts of the city, these markets offer a wide variety of goods at an incredible bargain. Some of the most popular night markets include Asiatique, Khao San, and Patpong.

Bangkok Night Market by Lisheng Chang via Unsplash
Bangkok Night Market by Lisheng Chang via Unsplash

Get the chance to travel to Bangkok for free if you own a Ford vehicle! Ford is giving customers a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for two to Bangkok with it Take it to Ford service promo.

The service promo is open to all customers who have purchased their Ford vehicles from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2018. These vehicles must be serviced and released by any Ford dealership from February 1, 2019, to April 30, 2019, with a single-receipt purchase of P10,000 on paid parts and labor. The parts, accessories, and service should be purchased from a Ford dealership in the country.

Aside from the trip for 2 to Bangkok, complete with airfare, hotel accommodation, and a city tour, Ford owners also have the chance to take home an iPhone XS Max, Oil and Oil filter packages, and exclusive Ford-branded merchandise. The promo runs until April 30, 2019.

For more details, visit a Ford dealership or log on to
https://www.ford.com.ph/owner/service/ for promo details and terms and conditions.

Searching for the best hotels and affordable flights? Check out our complete list of affordable hotels and resorts via Agoda, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of Outoftownblog.com. He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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