Bangkok offers plenty to do and see for everyone.
To see some of the city’s history, visit the historic district Rattanakosin which houses the Grand Palace, the Wat Pho, the National Museum and many other places worth a visit.
For a day of relaxation and fun head to Dream World amusement park, Siam Park City water and fun park or Safari World and Marine Park.
Bangkok, that was made the Thai capital in 1782 by King Rama I, is spread out over an enormous area and split up in 50 districts, some of which are of particular interest to visitors.
Some of the most attractive areas are Chinatown, the historical district Rattanakosin, the riverside area, Silom, Siam, Khao San road and a number of areas for bargain or exclusive shopping.
Part of the 2000 movie “The Beach” with Leonardo di Caprio featured the Khao San road, which is the center of Bangkok’s backpacker scene. The area is packed with bars, pubs, clubs, massage shops, guest houses and restaurants with loads of activity going on 24 hours a day. Khao San road offers food to anyone’s taste, from Thai and Indian to Northeastern Esan and Western.
A fun experience is to watch the very popular Muay Thai boxing fights at Ratchadamnoen stadium, not far from Khao San road. Also close to this area are the Grand Palace and the Wat Saket or “Golden Mount”, which is a beautiful Buddhist temple located on top of a hill, from where you will have great views over the city.