6 Must-Visit Places for First Time Travelers in Bangkok, Thailand
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MANILA, Philippines – 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.
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
The Chatuchak Weekend Market remains one of the most popular shopping destinations in Bangkok. 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.
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 Arun is considered to be 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, or 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.
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 offer fresh food and ingredients over an unusual yet interesting setting.
Some of the notable markets of these kind include the likes of Taling Chan, Wat Sai, and Khlong Lat Mayom.
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.
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 its 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 nearest you or log on to
https://www.ford.com.ph/owner/service/ for promo details and terms and conditions.