Areas of Bangkok
Areas of Bangkok are presented as 50 districts, divided into sub-areas. But when you look at a map, you can select multiple areas, it is the focus of cultural and tourist life of the city.
Name and description of the major areas of Bangkok
- Historic center (Rattanakosin Island): is a "repository" attractions as Wat Pho (there are 95 stupas and 4 assembly hall, and in the gallery you can see the 400 statues of Buddha), the Royal Palace (to visit open houses in the southern part of the complex, offers a glimpse into a royal residence, the Throne hall, the royal library, government offices, admire frescoes depicting scenes from the life of Rama I of), temple of the Emerald Buddha (except for a statue of Buddha, made of green jade, you can admire the walls, painted with scenes from his life), royal Pantheon, the Marble temple (all the complex is made of marble, the main hall - "store" the ashes of Rama the V, guests can visit the cloister, where they would see 50 statues of Buddha), the remnants of the city wall of the 19th century, the Thai Parliament. It should be noted that it is possible to visit the National Museum (guests are offered a permanent exposition in the form of household items, Thai theatrical costumes, handicrafts, musical instruments belonging to different eras) and find chic hotels such as "Siam City Hotel" in the historical center.
- Siam Square: here visitors will find shops, prices are lower compared to other tourist areas (suitable for shopping "World Trade Center" and "Siam Discovery Center"). In this area, visitors will be able to view the Jim Thompson House (construction done in Thai style teak wood and surrounded by tropical gardens) and walk along the glass tunnel, watching the sea animals at the local aquarium.
- Shiloh: wanting to be able to view the Wat Kek Shiloh (when you visit should not be put on the clothes medical textbooks), stand on the observation deck of the tower State Tower (you can make a photo from this opening types), visit Lumpini Stadium (worth attend a Thai boxing matches).
Where to stay tourists
The best and cheap hotels can befound in the Silom area. The area is suitable lovers of night life, because it is the center of Patpong street with discos and strip clubs. And here is well developed transport (metro station there).
Yet the majority of travelers,prefer the nightlife, choose hotels in the Sukhumvit area, where the beer and go-go bars. The cost is higher compared to Siam Square, but lower than in Shiloh (average night's stay at the hotel cost around $ 20-150).
Wondering shopping and budgetsAccommodation? All this you will find in the area of Pratunam (there are also street markets with a rather attractive prices for goods, and shops). A 5-star hotels in this area can be identified Amari Watergate Hotel.
Want to carefully take in the sightsobjects and feel the historical spirit of Bangkok? Stay at the historic center of the city. There is a wide range of hotels to suit every taste and wallet size.