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Bangkok Travel Guide: 10 Places You Should Not Miss

Recently some acquaintances of mine who own a heating and cooling company traveled to Thailand for a two week vacation. During their trip they had a chance to take in a lot of the local scenery. If you are traveling to Bangkok, this article will help you plan the best vacation. Here is a list of Bangkok’s 10 must visit attractions.

The Grand Palace
The Royal Thai family used the grand palace for over 150 years. Once in the grand palace do not miss the Emerald Buddha statue.

The Floating Market
This is an authentic shopping experience which is extremely popular with locals and tourists.

Chinatown
The third attraction on our list is the exciting and chaotic Chinatown. Try to visit the area at night when Chinatown turns into a huge night market.

The Chao Phraya River
A great thing to do is to take a day cruise as well as a night one to get the real Bangkok experience. A cruise will also give you an opportunity to spot all the main attractions of the city from a new and relaxing angle.

The Chatuchak Market
This is another one-of-a-kind shopping experience at the Chatuchak market which opens on Saturday and Sunday. The market hosts over 9,000 stalls offering everything one could imagine from authentic Thai music instruments to colorful tropical fish. This is the place to get some of your gifts for family and friends back home.

Khao San Road
This is the most popular street in Bangkok. With its vibrant atmosphere, it is located not far away from the old city and with so many budget hotels it turned into the capital of the backpackers during the night. The place turns into one international party with many pubs, restaurants, and even a knife market near.

The Jim Thompson Museum
The Jim Thompson Museum was dedicated to the American soldier that came to Bangkok after the war and developed its international silk industries. The museum itself was built out of six different traditional houses from various parts of the country making it had hated for architecture fans.

The Roof Terrace
You can go up in the air to get a panoramic view of Bangkok by climbing to the top of the roof terrace and enjoy a breathtaking view day or night. Try the Banyan hotel or the state tower.

CM Paradise
The last attraction on this list is CM paradise for shopaholics. This area is just one big shopping mall next to the other start with a BK center which has over two thousand and five hundred stores or the CM Paragon which on top of its stores offers you the biggest aquarium in Southeast Asia.

There are many more attractions to visit in Bangkok, hopefully, this guide will help you plan your next vacation well.

Koh Phi Phi Travel Guide

Koh Phi Phi is a beautiful Island located in Thailand that can be easily accessed through Phuket. It is great for those people that love doing boat trips during the day and partying at night. Friends of mine from Calgary who own a massage clinic there said that this place was definitely a must see adventure on their trip to Thailand. There aren’t any cars on the island and the main form of transportation aside from walking is to take a boat. The accommodation in Koh Phi Phi ranges from low-end hostels all the way up to high-end resorts and everything in between.

For the high-end resorts, however, you actually reach them by boat after you get off the main ferry. Since they are located on the North tip of the island, you can catch a long-tail boat. There is no shortage of things to do on this island and I will go over some of my favorite.

Day Trips
Day trips from Koh Phi Phi are a pretty popular thing to do here and the town is actually quite quiet in the afternoons because everyone is out on the water. You can organize day trips through your hotel or anywhere that sells boat tickets and a typical one costs around $11 a person. These boat tours often take you to places like Monkey Beach, Maya Bay, and other local Islands to go snorkeling.

Food
There’s definitely no shortage of restaurants in Koh Phi Phi and they include a ton of Western food options along with delicious Thai spots. The mini-marts have everything you would ever need in a place. Spending the day tanning at the beach or by your hotel pool is always a good way to relax and take in Koh Phi Phi. Most of the hostels don’t have their own pools, but you can pay a small fee to go lounge at a hotel pool close by.

Night Life
You can’t come to Koh Phi Phi and not enjoy a bucket or two and parting is a super fun part of the island and the beach parties at Slinkys and Stones go well into the evening. There is also the Moonlight bar which I feel has more of the vibe. If you feel like staying in a party place, you can go to Ibiza dorm Sunset. Now, this place is about twice as busy and twice as loud. Each bar actually turns into one another and their music all kind of just like mashes together. It is usually a lot of fun; make sure you check them out when you are in Koh Phi Phi.

After recovering from a night out, going for a quick massage to make yourself feel a little better is always a good idea. Other fun things I would recommend to do during your time here is to hike up to the Koh Phi Phi viewpoint, pet all the Wildcats on the island, and spend a bit of your money on cheap clothing.