Every business trip is, of course, not all business. At the end of the day or the week, every businessman has always a touristy side to him.
After all, you’re in Bangkok – the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, one of the most beautiful and most hospitable nations in the Southeast Asian Nation. You deserve to unwind after a week of hard work to manage your business in the country.
So, what are the five side trips that you can while on a business trip to Bangkok?
Visit the Reclining Buddha
Buddhism, the main religion of Thailand, is known for its teachings about tolerance, happiness and inner peace. The Buddha, the sage who created the religion a millennium ago, is depicted in various forms – some sitting up and smiling, and others are reclining.
In the Wat Pho area in Bangkok, there is a huge statue of the Reclining Buddha. This is a magnificent example of Buddhist art, with the statue exactly 46 meters long and made entirely out of gold. On a good day, it is totally a perfect subject for photography!
Paying the Reclining Buddha a visit is definitely an ideal way of experiencing and learning about local culture, but it’s not the only method.
Shop for Souvenirs in the Chatuchak Market
No trip to a foreign nation is complete without buying souvenirs. People back at home will want to receive from you a trinket as a memento of your travel abroad. Souvenirs are also a means of bringing home with you a part of the country’s culture with you.
There is one place in Bangkok that’s perfect for that goal, and that is Chatuchak Market. The market is more like a miniature city of its own, occupying an expanse that’s more than 20 acres in size! You can take an entire day just to look through the stalls, which offer their trinkets to you at cheap, local prices.
Best thing is – it’s open only on weekends, so you have all the time to explore and find that perfect souvenir to bring home.
Breathe the Fresh Air of Lumpini Park
Most people want to get out of the city in order to unwind and breathe some fresh air. Fortunately for you, you can still find time despite your certainly busy itinerary and schedule in your Bangkok visit to do just that.
Take a few minutes out of your office to sit and relax in Lumpini Park. The huge area includes a pond, and fresh green grass. Sit down in one of the many benches that line the park, or get up and take a walk around.
The Park is very crowded usually in the afternoons, with the locals exercising to keep fit in the area. If you want some peace and solitude, it’s best to visit in the middle of the afternoon or in the morning.
There are many other things besides these 3 activities that you can do while in Bangkok. You can visit Chinatown, experience the well known Thai massage, or the bustling nightlife of the city.
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