Adventures in Asia: Why You Need So Much More Than Just 'One Night in Bangkok'

Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world, with hundreds of thousands flocking to it every year. It’s an incredible destination for your perfect fix of culture, history, tourist attractions and everything in between. If you’ve still not been- here are just a few reasons why Bangkok makes such an awesome holiday destination.

When you think about Bangkok, chances are one of the first thing that springs to mind is tasty Thai food! This cuisine has become extremely popular in recent years, it shares some similarities with Chinese food but does have it's own unique flavours too. Fresh, healthy and aromatic ingredients are at it's core. You could splash out and dine in one of the many fancy restaurants, or keep it rustic and check out the street food at the local stalls and markets. Either way, as a prime foodie destination Bangkok certainly won't disappoint when it comes to filling your boots!

Bangkok might be the most developed city in Thailand, however it has still kept much of its original architecture and buildings. Many of which date back hundreds of years. Skyscrapers tower above, and breathtaking religious buildings like The Grand Palace, the Wat Arun Temple and the Vinmanmek Mansion mean you will see plenty of great sights on your trip.

From 'floating markets' to museums, galleries, parks and so much more there's lots to explore during the day. With it's epic party scene, at night you can enjoy some of the clubs and bars Bangkok has to offer. It's recommended to steer clear of the red light district as well as a few other places however, so do your research before setting off. Be sensible with alcohol and know your limits to avoid doing anything reckless, and of course avoid drugs at all cost. Not only could they be unsafe but drug laws in Bangkok and Thailand in general are extremely strict. 

As well as the cityscape which is particularly impressive lit up at night, Bangkok also retains a lot of natural beauty too. There are parks and gardens to have a picnic, ride bikes and take a stroll through to escape the city,  Lumpini Park is the oldest park in Bangkok and is considered a natural oasis in the bustling inner city. Alternatively you could visit Rama IX Park, Bangkoks largest park for some  lovely scenic views.