See Real Hidden Gems in Bangkok?
Why You Simply Must go off the tourist track in a cityHere’s What You Need to Know!
When you are planning an adventure in a new destination, you are probably going to be over whelmed by all the choices that are available to you. It is for that same reason, that you may decide to choose the main tourist attractions and don’t even attempt to spend hours searching for the true hidden gems of where you are visiting. After all, who has hours to spend on Google searches both before you arrive and once you reach your destination!However, from experience, I can tell you that there are multiple benefits to skipping over some of the touristy spots and simply enjoying the cream of the crop of the area you are visiting.
WHY YOU SIMPLY MUST SEE THE HIDDEN GEMS OF A CITY
- Meeting and mingling with the locals
- Tasting authentic cuisine that will have you wanting more
- Encountering the real culture and traditions of the area you are visiting
- Experiencing the true energy of the city
- Unexpected surprises of things that you never knew existed
A few Bangkok Hidden Gems to add to the Itinerary
Wat Ratchanadda(The Iron Temple)
“These days it is so much easier to immerse in a city with experienced by local hosts who can easily introduce you to their culture, incredible food and their city. Getting to see the real day-to-day life and day-to-day that make living like a local Bangkok so enjoyable.”
A Guide to taladnoi, One Of The Oldest neighborhoods In Bangkok
During a visit to Bangkok, you must take the time to explore one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Yes, TaladNoi might be off-the-beaten-path in Bangkok, but it will be worth every minute that you spend there. You will not see too many tourists in this part of the city, which means you can easily wander around without worrying about missing anything due to overcrowding.
One of the intriguing sights you will see in TaladNoi is the massive piles of old car parts and other junk over in the SIeng Kong Zone. Nearby is Wat Pathumkongka with its white stupas and golden Buddhas, and you should stop there before venturing further to see the street art on Trok San Chao Rong Kueak. You must stop for something to eat at a local restaurant, or at least a treat from one of the Chinese confectionary shops.
Thonburi Side of Bangkok
Many areas of Bangkok can become quite noisy during the day, but you won’t need to worry about that if you wander over to the Thonburi side of the city. Your time over in Thonburi will be welcomed, especially since Bangkok’s hidden gem is filled with many other secrets that you would never had known existed if you didn’t visit!
To start your day, I recommend beginning at Wat Paknam, because it allows you to have a reference point as you continue along your way. It is best to arrive in Thonburi early in the morning, so you can see the locals purchasing their food for the day, as monks walk around collecting alms. A good amount of time will be needed to wander the streets, as you walk in and out of shops and hopefully do a little shopping at the Khlong Bang Luang Floating Market.