Tour BANGKOK by rickshaw

There is nothing more exhilarating then zooming around Bangkok in a Rickshaw. Recognised by their three wheels and open sides, I think this has got to be the best way to see this buzzing city! Rickshaw is a great mode of transport for people watching and taking in all the sights, sounds and smells. It is also good for traffic dodging! Bangkok is a fast paced 24-hour metropolis where the fun never stops.  Jump on and off Rickshaws, making sure you secure a price before you get in or barter for a fair price to have one stick around all day with you. The top things to see while you are touring Bangkok on your Rickshaw are:

1. Wat Pho The temples here house the largest reclining Buddha in Thailand.  At 46m long and 15m high this golden beauty with all its intricate detail will take your breath away.

2. Grand Palace The Grand Palace is not to be missed on your tour of Bangkok, within it’s walls you will find Wat Phra Kaew, which contains the Emerald Buddha. Don’t be fooled by the men that will stop you outside the Palace, one told us it was only open to locals in the morning and tourists in the afternoon. He explained that he could take us else where first and then bring us back in the afternoon.  This is a scam so beware, and the Palace is open all day to tourists!  The dress code for temples is quite strict, shoulders should be covered and skimpy clothes are not advised! It’s not a problem though as you will get given a sarong to cover up with if you are not dressed appropriately.

3. Koh San Road A must visit; this backpacker haven is a small street, lined with stalls and markets. Great for bartering for souvenirs! There are also lots of bars, restaurant and hotels here too and it’s a good place to book day trips from.  It is great for people watching, if you sit in a bar long enough you are bound to see someone you know!

4. Chatuchak market A market like no other! If you are in Bangkok on a weekend you have to go here, it sells everything you can imagine but is very chaotic!

5. Lumphini Park The park is nice for a stroll and to escape the hustle and bustle, there is a lake where you can hire pedalos and nice lawns to relax on. Watch out for the huge monitor lizards that roam freely!

6. Chinatown If you are hungry after all the sightseeing, make a stop off for street food on Chinatown’s Yaowarat road it has a lot of pop up food vendors, which is highly recommended.