Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and one of the most visited cities in the world. Its name means ”village of wild plums“ and it is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhonor or “City of Angels”. It is a city where tradition and modernity are mixed, making it one of the most beautiful cities worldwide. If you’ve always dreamed of visiting an exotic location with a rich culture but you do not have a big budget, with this Bangkok free guide, you can visit the main attractions the city offers for free.
1. Silpa Bhirasri Memorial National Museum displays the works of Professor Silpa Bhirasri, the father of Thai modern art. There are another permanent exhibition that shows paintings, sculptures and prints of his students.
2. Visit the enclosed Butterfly Garden & Insectarium to see hundreds of insects and beautiful butterflies and to learn about their life cycles and being.
3. Walk around the most popular public parks as Lumphini Park that offers fun and interesting activities any time of the day. The parks of the city are clean, well care and have a lot of lakes and horticultural areas.
4. Wander the main Markets of the city as Thewet market, were you’ll find the cheapest fish and vegetables in the city.
5. The Royal Elephant Museum was formely the Royal Elephant Stables. White elephants are considered holy animals in some Buddhist countries, so this museum displays an altar room and shrine for this animal.
6. Visit the Temples of Wat Patum Wanaram in central Bangkok and Wat Indraviharn in Dusit, two interesting temples that don’t charge any admission fee, in order to learn about the culture and religion of Thailand.
7. Bangkok Folk Museum is home to some of the most fascinating historical artifacts found in the city of Bangkok during the mid-twentieth century as antiques, utils, furniture and ceremonial items.
8. Erawan Shrine, one of the most touristic places in the city. It houses a statue of Phra Phom, the Thai representation of the Hindu creation god Brhma. It often features performances by Thai dance troupes and a huge number of prayers.
9. Visit the Bangkok Art & Culture Center, located next to Siam sky train station. It’s free admission, with different Thai art exhibits as well as international art.
10. Chinatown is located on Yaowarat Road and it is one of the world’s largest Chinatowns. It hosts a huge textile market, gold shops, cheap street food stalls, Chinese medicine shops…
These then things are only a few of the hundred of things you can do for free in this amazing city but if you also want to save money in the accomodation, to find cheap hotels in Bangkok is a good choice. You will find all types of accommodations at affordable prices, such as KS GuestHouse or Woodlands inn.
As for inexpensive food, in Chinatown, there are dozens of stalls of delicious Asian food, but if you prefer to enjoy the authentic cuisine of the city, there are several cheap restaurants in Bagkok like Mango Tree Restaurant and Singapore Chicken Rice, where you can find the traditional won ton.