The Bangkok Adventure: A Guide for First-Time Visitors

Bangkok Wat Temple

Bangkok Wat TempleBangkok is considered one of the world’s most visited cities. There seems to be something fascinating about glittering temple roofs and how it greatly contrasts with the rest of the structures. So, if you happen to have 48 hours to spend in Bangkok, here are some of the city’s most popular attractions you should definitely visit:

1. The Wat Suthat and the Wat Arun

Although both temples are quite popular among tourists, Wat Suthat is more known for its chapel walls with magnificent fresco, while the Wat Arun is more popular for being the oldest tourist attraction in Bangkok. To make the most of Wat Arun, make sure you drop by during sunset as the temple tends to be more dramatic in photographs that way.

2. The Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Considered one of the largest and the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok, the Wat Pho is also the home of the Reclining Buddha, a gold-plated image that measures 46 meters long and 15 meters high. The said image commemorates Buddha’s ascent to Nirvana.

3. The Grand Palace

Very few countries have a scenic seat of the royal residence as that of Thailand. The Grand Palace used to be the official residence of the royal family. It also houses the most sacred of all the temples, the Wat Phra Kaew. The said temple is where you can find the Emerald Buddha.

4. Bang Krajao

Bang Krajao is perfect for those who would like a feel of what Bangkok is like a few years ago. This underdeveloped area features stilt houses as well as residents still in the traditional sarong.

For food enthusiasts, Bangkok also houses a number of restaurants as well as street eateries that cater to all kinds of discerning tongues. While most would feature Thai food and other delicacies, there are a few who also provide Western dishes.