Are you traveling to Bangkok? If you are this is a once in a life time trip that you will never forget. It is probably a safe bet to say that you have probably been packing and researching your trip for weeks if not months, especially, if this is your first time there. There are many things to see and do while you are visiting. Many of the places you can visit on foot because Bangkok is a large city, the capital city. This article will focus solely on the top 10 things to do on foot. To celebrate your fun time in Bangkok you can buy a cake, although diaper cakes are probably not the best option for this occasion.
You may be asking why would I go anywhere on foot? Think of it this way, when you are on foot you are getting exercise. You also are not paying someone to take you where you can walk to and possibly getting ripped off by a taxi driver taking you the wrong way just to more money on the meter. While most people in Bangkok are nice and friendly, there are a few bad apples everywhere you go. Last but not least you get to be in total control of your experience if you travel on foot. So without further delay let’s get started by looking at the top ten places to see on foot while in Bangkok!
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
This is a beautiful temple in Bangkok and it is recommended because it is different than any other temple in the city. This temple has spires that are colorfully decorated. It is located on the west side of the Chao Phraya River and the temple towers over the water you do have to take a ferry over to the temple. The ferry will cost you 3 Baht and admission to get in is 100 Baht. You can visit the temple any time from 8:00am – 5:30pm. There are two really good times to visit this temple. When it first opens the temple is really quiet and peaceful. The other good time to visit is around when it closes because it is beautiful at dusk. If you are having trouble finding it you may want to ask a local where to find Wat Chaeng. Make sure to take your camera there are lots of picture opportunities.
Khlong Latmayom Floating Market
This is a market that is not as touristy as the other floating markets. It is close to the largest floating market Taling Chan which you should visit after you are done here. The canal is a little more narrow than other canals so most of the stalls are along the canal. Many locals come to this market on the weekend. It is a great spot to observe local culture and to taste it as well! There are many food vendors that have fairly inexpensive dishes. There is no fee to enter the market but make sure to bring plenty of money for all the great items the vendors have! Your best bet is to visit the market during the day between 8:00am-3:00pm. You can buy almost anything your heart desires at the market including baby shower diaper cake .
Museum of Contemporary Art
This wonderful museum showcases the very best artwork Bangkok has to offer. It is huge, with five floors and over 800 pieces of artwork. It was built in honor of Professor Silpa Bhirasri, better known to the Thai people as the Father of Thai Contemporary Art. You will want to plan several hours for your visit. Even if you are not an art lover this place is sure to wow you. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00am-6:00pm. It is located at 4900 Moo # Vibhavadi Rangist Rd, Lad Yao, Chatuchak Bangkok. Admission is 180 Baht unless you are student then it is 80 Baht. The museum does not charge anyone who is over 60 or under 15 admission.