Things to Do
Although the temperature is rising, it is still windy. Why not spend some more time outdoors before the rainy, stifling summer?10-Day Classic Thailand Tour：
The Royal Grand Palace is Thailand's most sacred place. There are many buildings within the palace complex; including Wat Phra Kaew, which contains the greatly revered Emerald Buddha dating back to the 14th century.
The palace was once a royal residence. Thai kings stopped living there around the turn of the twentieth century, but the palace complex is still used for convening all kinds of ceremonies and auspicious events.
Wat Pho is the largest and oldest temple complex in Bangkok, and houses the largest single Buddha image, the Reclining Buddha. It is also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
Wat Pho is regarded as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.
Wat Arun, also known as the “Temple of Dawn”, is another Buddhist temple. It was named after the Hindu god Aruna, who is personified by the radiation of the rising sun.
The temple is one of the most famous landmarks in Bangkok and even Thailand; and one of the most published images of Bangkok.
Beware: When you visit temples in Thailand, you should try and dress appropriately. Here are some clothes you should try and avoid:
- see-through clothes
- short skirts, shorts (shorter than the knees) and even shortened trousers
- tight-fitting trousers or leggings
- any clothing with holes
- vests or any tops without sleeves
- any tops with sleeves rolled up
- short tops
- sportswear of any type
- sweat shirts or sweat pants
- sandals or flip-flops (with suitable designs) are okay, but it’s probably better to wear shoes for comfort when walking around
Taling Chan Floating Market
The floating market is like a living museum, where you can immerse yourself in local culture and see the old-style traditional way of buying and selling. At the market, you can find everything from fruit and vegetables to freshly-cooked noodles and souvenirs.
The market is always crowded, with hundreds of vendors in their small rowing boats selling and buying or bartering their goods.
Beware: The floating market is only open at weekends, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Don’t go there at the wrong time and be disappointed.
Khao San Road
This is a popular place with all kinds of hotels, massage shops, restaurants and bars, attracting backpackers from all round the world. When night falls, the street turns into a pub-street. After a day’s sightseeing, you can sit down with a bottle of beer to drive away the heat and fatigue.
Beware: It will be noisy and crowded at night on the Khao San Road. So if you like a quieter atmosphere, this might not be the best place for you.