There is a host of gorgeous temples among the sights of Bangkok - in fact, it is probably impossible to visit them all in one visit. However, three of the must-see temples in Bangkok are Wat Trimitr, Wat Pho and Wat Benjabophit. These three are mandatory if you want to catch a glimpse into the religious side of life in Bangkok. The holiest location in the country is The Grand Palace at Wat Phra Kaew. Here, worshippers come to pay homage to a carved jade statue called the Emerald Buddha. It may be only 46 centimetre high, but it is revered by many and to witness their devotion in action is a humbling experience.
Ayutthaya is an excellent day trip from Bangkok as, although there is much to see, you can take it at your own pace. A recommended itinerary is to spend the morning wandering amongst the war-scarred ruins of what used to be the capital of Siam before spending the afternoon relaxing on board a river cruiser. Your feet may be tired from a few hours of exploring ancient temples, but your mind will be serene as you take in the warm breeze and admire Bangkok’s awe-inspiring skyline.
Bangkok as been a really popular destination for Western tourists over the past ten years or more. Check the prices of hotels. You can find some very good hotels in Bangkok which are very affordable here.
Oakwood Residence Garden Towers Bangna offers luxury serviced studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that will make you forget you are not staying in a hotel. Whether you are in Bangkok on a short stay, or are sticking around for longer, there is something here to suit your needs as there is a choice of 167 units. A gym, swimming pool, squash court, 24 hour security, meeting rooms and 24 hour reception are all available. Bangna is a commercial district not far from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre is also in the locality. Bangna Sports Club offers free entry to residents.
The Monmanee is a newly built hotel that is just a 20 minute drive from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Usually one has to sacrifice proximity to the city centre for proximity to the airport, but not here – the centre of Bangkok is only a 15 minute drive away, so one has the best of both worlds. However, because this hotel is slightly apart from the madness that accompanies the centres of immense cities, one can catch some peace and quiet. Its 89 very well appointed rooms are large, tastefully decorated and will ensure a good night’s sleep before and after your explorations of all that Bangkok has to offer.