The City of Bangkok in Thailand
Bangkok is the largest and capital city of Thailand, “Land of the Free”. At present, Bangkok has a population of over 8 million. This fascinating city with its huge skyscrapers and luxurious hotels is one of the most contemporary in Asia. Hotels in Bangkok are close to all attractions and famous sights that you may want to visit.
Whether you’re staying in a chic 5 star hotel with rooftop bar, a budget friendly hostel, or a affordable place to stay in downtown, a self contained apartment, we have the best accommodation for your cruise vacation out of Bangkok Thailand.
Bangkok Thailand — Bangkok’s most famed landmark is the Grand Palace, located at the banks of the Chao Phraya River, and built by King Rama I, the first king of the Chakri Dynasty.
This large complex and walled city encompass over 100 buildings which represents 200 years of Thai Royal history. Temples in Bangkok Thailand are impressive and seem to be almost everywhere. Within the Grand Palace complex is the Wat Phra Kaeo temple, known for its Emerald Buddha.
The oldest and largest temple in Bangkok is the Wat Po or the “Temple of the Reclining Buddha”, site of the world’s longest reclining Buddha.
Take a cross-river ferry to the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, location of the Wat Arun, commonly referred to as the ‘Temple of Dawn’.
Don’t miss a visit to the solid gold Buddha image in Wat Traimit. Hop on a Chao Phraya river cruise boat and float along Bankkok’s canals. It’s an excellent way to see the city’s vibrant shoreline and Phra Prang, a 260-foot high pagoda.
Head to Siam Paragon, an upscale shopping mall built on the former location of the Siam Intercontinental Hotel, for some fantastic shopping. It’s one of the largest shopping centres in southeast Asia. A wide variety of smaller shops, street food stalls and coffee shops can be found at Siam Square.
Take a exhilarating tuk-tuk ride to Jim Thompson’s House. Admire the Royal Barges along Khlong Bangkok Noi near the Phra Pinklao Bridge, or attend a show to see dancers perform in shimmering silk gowns.
Just to the south of Leam Chabang is Pattaya, a major beach resort with high rise oceanfront hotels, lively clubs and discos. Families will love the Sriacha Tiger Zoo where you can hold, feed and take photos with baby tigers. At the Pattaya Elephant Village you can climb onto a elephant to go on a little walk.
Extend your cruise holiday with a visit to Ayutthaya, the former capital of the Siamese kingdom. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Today you can visit the remains of this ancient capital, officially recognized in 1991 when the Historic City became an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Another popular trip from Bangkok is the floating markets at Damnoen Saduak.