Districts of Bangkok - name, description, photos of Bangkok districts, where to stay for a tourist

Districts of Bangkok

Districts of Bangkok

The districts of Bangkok are presented in the form of 50 districts, divided into sub-districts. But when looking at the map, you can distinguish several areas that are the concentration of the cultural and tourist life of the city..

Names and descriptions of major areas of Bangkok

  • Historic Center (Rattanakosin Island): is “repository” attractions in the form of the Wat Pho monastery (there are 95 stupas and 4 meeting rooms; and in the gallery you can see 400 statues of Buddha), the Royal Palace (buildings in the southern part of the complex are open for visiting; you will be offered to look into the royal residence, the Throne Hall, the royal library , government offices, admire frescoes depicting episodes from the life of Rama I), the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (except for the Buddha statue made of green jadeite, you can admire the walls painted with scenes from his life), the royal Pantheon, the Marble Temple (the whole complex is made of marble ; main hall - “repository” the ash of Rama V; guests can visit the covered gallery, where they will see 50 statues of Buddha), the remains of the 19th century city wall, the Thai Parliament. It is worth noting that in the historical center you can visit the National Museum (guests are offered to view the permanent exhibition in the form of household items, Thai theatrical costumes, handicrafts, musical instruments dating back to different eras) and find luxury hotels, such as “Siam City Hotel”.
  • Siam Square: Here tourists will find shops with lower prices compared to other tourist areas. “World Trade Center” and “Siam Discovery Center”). In this area, tourists will be able to see the house of Jim Thompson (the building is made in Thai style of teak wood and surrounded by a tropical garden) and walk through a glass tunnel, observing sea animals in the local Aquarium.
  • Silom: those who wish will be able to inspect the Wat Kek Silom temple (when visiting, you should not put on clothes that bare your body), stand on the observation deck of the State Tower (you can take a photo of the views that open from here), visit the Lumpini Stadium (it is worth attending Muay Thai fights).

Where to stay for tourists

The best as well as inexpensive hotels can be found in the Silom area. This area is suitable for lovers of nightlife, because its center is Patpong Street with discos and strip clubs. Also, transport is well developed here (there are metro stations).

Still, most travelers looking to plunge into the nightlife choose hotels in the Sukhumvit area, which has beer and go-go bars. The cost of services here is higher compared to Siam Square, but lower than in Silom (on average, a hotel stay costs $ 20-150).

Interested in shopping and budget accommodation? All this can be found in the Pratunam area (there are also street markets with rather attractive prices for goods, and shops). Amari Watergate Hotel is a 5-star hotel in the area..

Do you want to take a close look at the sights and feel the historical spirit of Bangkok? Stay in the historic city center. There is a large selection of hotels for every taste and wallet size.

Pictures of Bangkok districts

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