Facts About Bangkok Thailand
Bangkok is the capital and the largest urban area in Thailand. The
city of Bangkok Thailand used to be a small trading and port
community on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, but the bustling
city is now the political, social and economic center of Thailand
and one of South East Asia, offering tourists and visitors who are
looking for an exciting vacation something to remember.
Currency Used in Bangkok
1 Thai Baht (THB) = 0.030 US Dollar, 0.024 Euros, 0.020 British
Languages Spoken in Bangkok
Popular Attractions in Bangkok
Grand Palace – If you are planning to go to Bangkok, one attraction
that you should not miss is the Grand Palace. This palace is where
the infamous Emerald Buddha is housed. This is the most revered
Buddha in all of Thailand. Most of the time, large crowds flock the
palace so it is highly recommended that you go there earlier, about
9:00 in the morning. It will already be busy at that time but there
is still enough room to roam around. Remember not to wear shorts and
for the ladies not to wear sandals, skirts and sleeveless blouses as
you may be denied entry.
Admission to the palace is 200 Baht and if you want to have a
tour guide, all you need to pay is an additional 100 Baht. You can
take the boat or Sky Train to the National Stadium Stop and take a
taxi from there. However, if you want to avoid getting stuck in
traffic, taking the water taxi is a better idea. The Grand Palace is
open from 8:30 in the morning until 3:30 in the afternoon.
Snake Farm or the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute – If you love
snakes or afraid of it, the snake farm is one place you should
visit. The snake farm is one of the largest producers of anti-venom
in Asia. They have regular schedules for snake shows and they also
give you helpful information about different types of snakes and
what to do if you come face to face or if you are bitten by one.
The Snake farm is just a few blocks away from the Pan Pacific
Hotel along Rama IV, opposite the Suriawongse Road. If you take the
Sky Train, just alight at the train stop in SalaDaeng. Admission is
70 Baht and show schedules are 11:00 in the morning and 2:30 in the
Floating Market – If you want to experience Thai culture and see
what a typical Thai village is like, you should go to the floating
market some 80 kilometers outside of Bangkok. Hundreds of vendor
boats crowd the market area early in the morning until noon. You can
check with your hotel for the guided tour to the Floating Market.
Bangkok is a famous tourist destination. However, most of the
attractions in Bangkok are governed by a strict dress code. This
reflects their religious practices and ongoing censorship of Western
influences. Especially for the ladies, remember not to wear shorts,
tank tops, tube tops, mini skirts, flip flops and T shirts with
vulgarities as you may be denied entry.