50 Things To Do In Bangkok Part 1: Bangkok By Day
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1. Lumphini Park




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2. Morning Alms


The giving of alms is not charity to the monks, but a way for a lay Buddhist to make merit by and show respect to the monks. The monks are living from what the people provide, it forms a connection between the people and the monks.

The monks are not begging for food, the monk shows humility and detachment from worldly goods. The monks are not sitting on the streets idly begging with open bowls, alms are given in the early morning and the monks walk slowly and people that want to give them food indicate this to a monk.

The giving of alms is a simple process, even for someone that doesn’t speak Thai. I would simply raise the small bag of food (rice, curry, fruit, water) up to about my waist height when I saw a monk coming down the street. The monk would stop, open his almsbowl and I would place the package of food in the bowl. The monk would then say a few sentences to me in Thai- this is a teaching for me; while the monk is doing this you fold your hands in prayer about chin height. It is common for people to remove their shoes and kneel in the street, in front of the monk for the giving of alms and the words shared by the monk.

There is no touching or other interaction between the Monks and people, this is not a social visit and there is not small talk. It all happens very quickly. It is a bit different when a woman is giving alms to a Monk, women cannot touch monks in any way and women generally kneel in front of the monk on the street.


The monks take the food they have collected in their almsbowls back to their Wat and share it with the Buddhist community. The monks eat two times a day, when the monk returns he will choose some of the goods collected in the almsbowl for his morning meal and leave the rest for the nuns and staff and for other monks that could not go out for alms.

Almsgiving happens every morning- early. Generally it is best to go between 5:30 and 8:00 as the monks return to the Wat for study and do not come out for the rest of the day.




3. Cheron Krung

oldest street in Bangkok

Loads  of culture, history and new age infused into one. Charoen Krung Road was the first road to be built in Rattanakosin or old Bangkok. 
It was built in 1861 during the reign of King Mongkut or King Rama IV when foreign consuls petitioned for a road to be built.

Charoen Krung (ถนนเจริญกรุง, Thanon Charoen Krung)) is a major road in Bangkok that runs roughly parallel to the Chao Phraya river. Part of it is considered Chinatown along with Yaowarat Road, part of it is closest major road toPhahurat (Little India), its northern terminus is the Grand Palace, it runs through Nakhon Kasem (Thieves Market) and Khlong Thom Market (low cost electronics). Bangkok's oldest theatre, Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre, as well as Bangkok's Central Post office, and State Tower are on the road. South of Taksin Bridge is mostly residential except for the Wat Yan Nawa.






4. Sathorn Unique 



New Commercial Business and shopping







5. River taxi


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6. Floating Market












7. Flower Markets







Bangkok Flower markets  Pak Khlong Talaat









8. Khlong Toey
















9. Wat Arun








Wat Arun  <> Popular Attractions     Tour zone Thonburi










10. Dusit Zoo















11.  Tuk Tuk Ride












12. WangLang Markets

Shopping at Wang Lang Market
Wang Lang market is well-known among Thai people especially to nurses and Thai university students who often visit this market to relish delicious dishes. Wang Lang market was named after reputed politician Wang Lang also named as Jingxing. He was a minor warlord during late Eastern Han Dynasty. After the fall of the Han Dynasty, he became a politician in the Cao Wei state. The market is located near Siriraj Hospital along Chao Phraya river.

Wang Lang is popular as a food market and shopping by the river. You will find plenty of mouthwatering food dishes that include seafood, continental food, Chinese food and multi-national cuisine dishes. At the market food stalls, you can relish the taste of Kanom Krok and Kanom buang maprow. Kanam Kroks are tiny cupcakes baked in a hot metal
mold. Kanom buang maprow are crispy wafers filled with meringue and salty dried shrimps or sweet coconuts. They are available in small sizes but their taste is great. You can also enjoy roasted pork, muu daeng yang, served at several places just to the left of the ferry pier. Tourists can order a plate of ‘baame muu daeng heng’ containing springy wheat noodles studded with chopped scallions and chunks of roast pork. Southern food is hard to find but many stalls along the south of Phran Nok road serve it. You can ask for Try phad sataw muu tawt. It is made from delicious stink beans stir-fried with crispy fried pork belly. You enjoy a wonderful taste of the sataw beans cut through the fat of the pork beautifully.

Shopping at Wang Lang Market
At Wang Lang market, you can easily purchase brand name products such as Prada, Lacoste, shoes, bags, dresses and vintage products. You can also buy second hand clothes. If you are good at bargaining, you can buy many top quality products at an extremely cheap rate.


How do you get to Wang Lang Market?

take the express boat service on the Chao Praya River and get off at station no. 10 to reach Wang Lang market. Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM



13. Old Amulet Market


Many of the shoppers are monks.










14. Chatuchak Markets
















15. Grand Palace 
















16. Reclinning Buddha















17. Massage School

















18. Cooking Class
















19. KhaoSan Rd












20. Rambutri Road






Rambutri Road  - Khaosan zone 1








21. Khlong Boat













22.  Bkk Street Art









23. Muay Tai











24. Phra Athit Rd
















25. Sunset Park

small park next to Fort Sumen at the River ferry station of  Phra Ahtit, you can see the location in the map link in the post Phra Ahtit Rd






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