Today’s visit will be a little bit different because we are going to explore the unusual places of Bangkok. Though for many people Bangkok is already unusual and a lot of tourists say they have a feeling of cultural shock /pleasant and amazing/ still there are even more extraordinary venues to admire.
A walk around Bangkok is full of numerous surprises because besides being a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis with skyscrapers and mega-malls, it injects a huge dose of culture into everyone who visit it. The first unusual place is in the form of house-sized religious stops found on many streets. Locals put small presents, flowers and figures there to thank Buddha for giving them luck, wealth, health and happiness.
There are many people who associate life with stressful moments, pain and sorrow. Thailand is one of the best places for such people to get relieved and establish a new view and approach to their life. Meditation and religion are the key. To explore the secrets of Thai meditation visit Wat Mahathat, a significant center of Buddhism and Meditation. The vast majority of the programs are in Thai but as the tourism flow is very large, you will find lessons in English too. Next to the temple you will find the Amulet Market (open every Sunday) featuring numerous religious amulets and talismans as well as traditional medicine.
The third place is a museum, which completely differs from all other Thai museums. The corpses of convicted killers, such as the corpses of Thai most known murderer See-Uey and Chinese cannibal are preserved there.
Another place to visit is the Sirocco restaurant. Sirocco outdoor restaurant-bar is located on the very top of the city’s second highest building named Dome at State Tower with its 63 floors. If you can’t afford eating there because it’s too expensive, don’t worry, you can just order a drink and enjoy the glaring scenery of Bangkok.
Thailand’s extravagant capital houses millions of tourists every year. People leave the city hoping the second visit will not be too late. For my part, I believe even at the 20th visit, there will still be much to see and explore. Hopefully you will love this Asian oasis as much as I did.