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.