Bangkok is the most visited tourist destination in South East Asia. This city is an amalgamation of traditional culture and modern architecture twined together in a
rich heritage past. Here, you can find huge, glamourous shopping malls right next to ancient, colonial mansions and traditional Buddhist temples. What you see during
the day and what you see during the night is a stark contrast in this bustling city. While you can catch a glimpse of Buddhist monks who are clad in yellow robes and
families and tourists walking about during the day, you can watch the city come to life with some of the best night clubs, bars and night markets in the
The street food options available in Bangkok and the many different tastes you can experience here are mind blowing which is why this city is referred as the dining
capital in the world. a point to be noted is that street food here is generally a bit spicy unless you ask them to tone it down a bit. The night life here is indeed
crazy with the lively pubs and bars in Khao San, a lot of eccentric cocktail and rooftop bars and the infamous red light district. If you are travelling with family
and children, ensure such places are not on your cheap Bangkok tour packages.
As for shopping, Bangkok is a shopaholics dream come true! There are shiny glamourous shopping malls, sprawling open markets, departmental stores and loads of street
shops lined across the roads which sell replicas of designer brands at very cheap prices. If you are planning to splurge on some cheap yet classy fashion and want to
give your wardrobe a makeover, make sure to visit Chatuchak Weekend market or JJ Market as it is commonly known! It is not necessary to visit big upscale shopping
malls such as MBK, Emporium Mall, Siam Paragon and Central World which may lead you to overspend owing to the international brands that are available there.
The climate in Bangkok is tropical which means that you can enjoy the sun and sand all through the year. It is generally hot and humid all year round with temperatures
varying from 25 degree Celsius and 30 degree Celsius. The best time to visit in Bangkok is between November to February when the it is a bit pleasant and comfortable to travel around the city. Unfortunately, this is also the peak season which means prices of accommodation and airfares are soaring high. If you looking to go on a
cheap Bangkok tour packages from India, then the months of May to October would be ideal as it is off season and the rates will be lesser with an added advantage of lesser tourist crowd at the Attractions.
Let us have a look at the affordable and best places to visit in Bangkok on the Bangkok tourist map.
Wat Arun and Wat Pho
These are the two most famous temples in Bangkok which is also a must-see tourist spot. Entry for these temples is very minimal and hence affordable by every type of
Wat Arun was established in the 1600s and is a beautiful towering temple with intricate carvings and designs on it. This temple also contains priceless artefacts from
the religious and royal times of ancient Thailand. This temple has been well maintained by the Thai Monarchy and is thronged by visitors and tourists throughout the
year. The best time to visit this temple is during sunrise and sunset to witness the shimmering white marbles on the temple in the gleaming sun.
Wat Pho, is one of among the 6 main Buddhist temples around Thailand. Inside this temple is a huge statue of Lord Buddha in a side reclining position which is almost
151 feet long. This Buddha is the major attraction in this temple. This temple dates back to 16th century and is an important landmark in the city and country’s
cultural heritage. There are also traditional Thai massage and Thai medicine courses which are taught in the temple premises.
The Grand Palace
Grand Palace is considered the gem of architecture in Bangkok’s heritage and was established in the year 1782. This palace used to be home to the Thai Monarchy until
the Monarchy system was abolished in the year 1932.now this palace is open to tourists and public who come here to marvel at the beautiful structures and be immersed
in the culture and heritage of this city. One has to follow a strict dress code while visiting the Grand palace. The women are required to wear full length pants or
skirts or dresses below the knee and the men absolutely have to wear long pants and no shorts are allowed inside the palace premises. The grand palace is invariably
mentioned on every cheap Bangkok tour packages.
The Chatuchak Weekend Market
This market is a great place to shop, unwind, and splurge on goodies which are also affordable to the pockets. The market comes alive during the weekends and has 27
exclusive stall areas for each category of goods such as clothes, food, souvenirs, collectibles, household items, appliances, restaurants, art and deco, etc. strolling
through this sprawling market is enough time pass for the day even if you do not have any shopping to do per se. there are over 8000 stalls in this large sprawling
market where you can haggle heavily and buy products at dirt-cheap prices.
Visit Lumpini Park
Just like how New York city has its central park, Bangkok too, has one and that’s called Lumpini Park. You can have a peaceful day in this serene lush green park with
your family . Here you can spot several locals walking, playing sports, exercising, biking, and practicing Tai Chi. This is a great option to spend one whole day in
this park as a part of cheap Bangkok vacation packages.
You can visit the above places and also check out the floating markets to enjoy cheap holidays in Bangkok.