BANGKOK, THAILAND: THE WORLD’S MOST VISITED CITY BY TOURISTS

Bangkok, Thailand: The World’s Most Visited City by Tourists

 

When you hear the word “tourism” which pertains to city, which place often comes to people’s mind?

For many people, it would be either London or Paris in Europe. But, while it is true that these two cities are indeed some of the most visited cities in the world, neither of the two made the first in rank. In fact, the financial capital of the world, London, is only at second place while the city of love, Paris, comes in only at third.

The record is actually held by someplace in Asia and something which could potentially surprise many people, especially among the lay travelers: Bangkok in Thailand.

For some years now and up to the present, this city of the Land of the Smiles has been holding this record since having maintained a solid tourist visitation of around 20+ million people from across borders annually.

What is in Bangkok?

Bangkok is Thailand’s capital city where many of its commerce are taking place. As such, the Thai government has invested in the development of the urban capital which thus make it among the nation’s most developed places.

But despite all the modernizations which the present time could offer, Bangkok does not forget about the historical significance of many of the landmarks which dotted its region. Like many cities which had grown from their primitive roots, Bangkok is now a mixture of the old and the new, the traditional and the pragmatic.

This heterogeneous blend practically makes the capital city a place of both convenience and rich history.

In fact, spotting the difference between these two unique elements should not be too difficult to notice even by the eyes of non-natives such as the millions of tourists who chose to traverse and see what Bangkok is about.

 

Touch of Buddhism

As a country of mostly Buddhist practitioners and a Buddhist root, you can easily distinguish the native influence of the religion running in the area. Perhaps, this is most noticeable in certain places of the city where iconic—albeit decaying—architectures are still erected.

However, not all of these structures are left without much care resulting with the inevitable coming of time. Many of the temples that are scattered around Bangkok are still at their tip-top shape which makes a visit to these places a rather visually pleasing experience.

Take, for example, Wat Pho which is basically a temple where a gargantuan Buddha in reclining position and all his golden coloration is housed. This massive idol measures 15 meters high and 43 meters long. For something said to be historically built from the 1600s, Wat Pho appears to withstand the damages commonly attributed with the passing of time and is even ostensibly very ornate from within. If that is not a good definition of proper upkeeping, I do not know what is.

Another noteworthy Buddhist architecture to behold within Bangkok is the towering temple of Wat Arun, which is best described as the city’s most iconic construction.

Nestled some distances across the Thai monarch’s former dwelling, the Grand Palace, Wat Arun is stunning to look at in full details during the day. But even the darkness of the night cannot hide the glowing beauty of this building thanks to its intricately placed lighting which gives audiences an impression that it does indeed glow, as if though made of gold that is glimmering from within.

LIST OF PLACES TO STAY WHEN IN BANGKOK

There are numerous hotels and hostels in Bangkok ,Thailand which offers a place for your to stay according to your budget. Below are the list of some places which you can book immediately your room for your next visit. Most of the listed hotels below offer some best deals which your can avail. Just click on the link on the list and it will bring you to the booking sites.

BUDGET HOTELS

Bharani Hostel
96/14 Bharani Buiding, Sukhumvit 23, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, 10110
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Hide Bangkok hostel
886 Sukhumvit 50 Road, Phrakanong Klongtoey Bangkok 10260, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, 10260
BOOK A ROOM HERE

New Siam II Guest House
50 Trok Rong Mai, Phra-A-Thit Road, Chanasongkram, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200 Thailand, Khaosan, Bangkok, Thailand, 10200
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Rambuttri Village Hotel – Recently Renovated
95 Soi Ram Buttri, Chakkra Phong Road, Phra Nakorn, Khaosan, Bangkok, Thailand, 10200
BOOK A ROOM HERE

The Urban Age Hostel
130/6 Silom soi 8, Silom Rd.,, Silom, Bangkok, Thailand
BOOK A ROOM HERE

The Cube Hostel – Recently Renovated
3/9 Saladang Road, Silom, Bangkok, Thailand, 10500
BOOK A ROOM HERE

MEDIUM TO HIGH RANGE HOTEL

Amaranta Hotel
2 Soi 5 Pracharatbumpen Rd. Huai Khwang, Ratchadaphisek, Bangkok, Thailand, 10310
BOOK A ROOM HERE

AVANI Atrium Bangkok Hotel
1880 New Petchaburi Rd., Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, 10310
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Buddy Lodge Hotel
265 Khaosan Rd., Taladyod Pranakorn, Khaosan, Bangkok, Thailand, 10200
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Bossotel Hotel
55/12-14 Soi Charoenkrung Bangrak, Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok, Thailand
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Baiyoke Sky Hotel
222 Ratchaprarop Road, Ratchathewi, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Check Inn Regency Park
12/3, Soi Sukhumvit 22, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, 10110
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Dream Hotel Bangkok
10 Sukhumvit Soi 15, Klong Toey Nua, Wattana, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, 10110
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Hotel De Moc
78 Prajatipatai Rd., Khaosan, Bangkok, Thailand
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Hope Land Executive Residence Sukhumvit 46/1
1110/5 Soi Sukhumvit 46/1 Sukhumvit R., Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, 10110
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Khaosan Palace Hotel – Recently Renovated
139 Khaosan Road, Khaosan, Bangkok, Thailand, 10200
BOOK A ROOM HERE

The Backpack Hostel
184/59, Maha Set Rd., Sipraya, Silom, Bangkok, Thailand, 10500
BOOK A ROOM HERE

The Myth-Sud Sathorn -Recently Renovated
235, 237, 239 Sathorn Tai Rd., Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok. 10120 Thailand, Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok, Thailand, 10120
BOOK A ROOM HERE

New Siam Palace Ville
56 Trok Rong Mai, Chao Fa Road, Chanasongkram, Khaosan, Bangkok, Thailand, 10200
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Prince Palace Hotel
488/800 Bo Bae Tower, Damrongrak Road Klong Mahanak, Pomprab, Khaosan, Bangkok, Thailand
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Royal President Hotel
43 Sukhumvit 15, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand
BOOK A ROOM HERE

The Myth-Sud Sathorn – Recently Renovated
235, 237, 239 Sathorn Tai Rd., Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok. 10120 Thailand, Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok, Thailand, 10120
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Tara Place
113,117 Samsen Rd., Pranakorn, Khaosan, Bangkok, Thailand, 10200
BOOK A ROOM HERE

The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam
559 Ratchathewi, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
BOOK A ROOM HERE

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8 Comments:

  1. I love Bangkok and I won’t get tired of coming back to this beautiful city. BTW, I am looking for your travel guide in Phuket, I am scheduled to travel December or January. Thanks. 🙂 Keep on blogging…

  2. I was looking for your complete Travel Guide for Bangkok. Have you posted one already? I used you Hingfkong Travel Guide and it turned out to be a great adventure for me and my barkadas. Thank you for always posting useful and loaded information about different places

  3. I was in Bangkok visiting my sister working in a hotel and saw you last year. I wasn;t sure if it was you but when you posted that you won a bloggers competition and when you posted your pics I realized that it was really you. Next time , I will really approach and introduced myself. Travel fun here 🙂 Kepp on traveling and sharing your experiences.

  4. Thank you for reminding me to visit Bangkok again. The last time I visited I really saved so much on my hotel. Unfortunately, it wasn’t really that comfortable. Maybe I’ll try your recommended medium ranged price hotel, for a more relaxing visit this time 🙂

  5. Most frequented by tourist because it is really beautiful. Been here many times but still wanted to go back.I would want to visit the places you featured in the past about Bangkok. Thank you for your travel guides, they are really useful!! Kudos, Happy trip!

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