Khao San Road
Khao San Road is a never-ending hive of activity. Street vendors and shops line either side of the strip where you can find everything from used books, fisherman's pants and handicrafts to tattoo parlours and travel agencies. Khao San also has loads of guesthouses, some of which could be called three-star boutique hotels. And in front of each are tables to grab a meal or a cold drink and watch the world go by. There's always plenty of good traveller conversation to be had, and at night, the place really rocks.
Bang Lam Phu Market
Bang Lam Phu Market This small marketplace has served the community around Wat Chanasongkram since the period of King Rama III. Banglamphu Market spans Phra Sumen and Chakrapong Roads, and is frequented by traders ranging from street vendors, hawkers and stall owners to retail shops and department stores. All kinds of inexpensive items can be found including clothing, leather goods, footwear, cosmetics and curios. It's proximity to Khao San Road makes it easily accessible, and bargaining is recommended.
Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict,Bangkok; Tel.0 2226 0335 www.watpho.com) The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, or Wat Pho,is undoubtedly one of the largest and oldest temples in Bangkok.
China Town (Yaowaraj)
China Town (Yaowaraj) Lying south of Dusit and Banglamphu, Chinatown is one of the oldest areas of Bangkok Chinese merchants were originally moved to this area in the early 1780's when Bangkok was founded. In this chaotic area, the hustle and bustle of Chinese hawkers, vendors and peddlers will amaze you as you browse through the shops and market stalls. The area is known for its variety in traditional Chinese herbs, medicines, gold shops and textiles.
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace (Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok; 02 623 5500 www.palaces.thai.net) Located near Wat Pho,The Grand Palace is considered one of the most
significant places in Thailand.
The Golden Mount
The Golden Mount Is a major landmark of Bangkok which houses the sacred ashes of Gautama Buddha, which were brought from India in 1899. Wat Saket is situated at the bottom of the Mount. The panoramic view of Bangkok is rewarding after climbing 318 steps.
Temple of Dawn
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun 158 Wang Doem Road, Wat Arun, Bangkok (take the boat to pier Tha Tien and then take the ferry to cross the river; Tel 0 2891 2978 www.watarun.org) Also known as the temple of Down, Wat Arun is voted as the most popular sight for photography.
Bangkok Flower Market
(Pak Klong Talad)
Bangkok Flower Market (Pak Klong Talad) Is the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. The market has all kinds of popular flowers and flora-related items, including roses, forget me nots, orchids, lilies and more. Most of them sold in packs of 50 or 100 flowers in each, and prices are amazingly cheap. Part of the Old City, Bangkok Flower market is located on Chak Phet Road near Saphan Phut or the Memorial Bridge. Shops and vendors are housed inside two to three-storey shop-houses on both sides of the main road. The market lies just south of Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and has access to a river pier, so it makes for a great one-day trip when combined with other historical attractions in the Old City.
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