If you haven’t been to Thailand or even in Asia before, you should definitely prepare yourself for it because everything is different. Even the fact Bangkok is one of the most western cities in Asia and everything there is much closer to the European way of life and yet very different.
You would see that as soon as you land at the airport in Bangkok, which name is so complex, that even if I write it here, you most probably wouldn’t be able to remember it, you would see what Thailand is. You would feel it in the hot air, the great humidity and all worshiping and kind hosts you could see everywhere around you. The kindness to strangers is one of the distinctive features of the Thais and is undoubtedly one of their best qualities.
There is a long road on the highway from the airport to the city, which gives you the opportunity to see how big city is Bangkok. Once you have arrived at the hotel, it is time to choose which of the major attractions you would see first. The top three of your options are the royal palace, the enormous Lumphini Park or the oldest temple in Bangkok Wat Pho. The last option seems to be the most preferable, as you can see hundreds of Buddha statues. Besides, Facebook photos from parks are not that cool as you among hundreds of Buddha statues.
If you visit the royal palace you would see that their king enjoys no less respect than the Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. Just as an example, in the local cinemas before each movie a video with some of their king’s messages is broadcasted. Everyone, even foreigners, must stand on their feet while the video is playing. To confess, I have not tried to break this tradition, but most likely the people there would be very angry.
Other interesting attractions in Bangkok are the Meuang Boran Outdoor Museum, the tremendous trekking in the heart of Bangkok where you can find everything, as well as the parks of Saranrom and Santichaiprakan.
Of courser, everyone knows that the nightlife is what makes Bangkok famous around the world. What is happening in the narrow streets of the city and the pleasures it offers is well know. I would only say that I would lose the children’s audience if I do it as well, so I suggest to stop here.
If you decide to make a holiday in Bangkok, do not hesitate. Thailand is a great country for both private holidays and family vacations and one thing is for sure – You would be fascinated.