In Asia, and especially in Bangkok, you may experience heavenly Thai massages and mental stimulation through Buddhism study. If you are seeking for a place that will indulge you to the ultimate relaxation and new adventures, then a wellness trip in Bangkok will highlight totally your experience of rejuvenation! Let's find out the best experiences and things to do during your holidays in Bangkok, Thailand!
Bangkok is worldwide famous for therapeutic treatments and especially for Thai massage, so be sure that you can enjoy it everywhere, from the streets of the capital to the best wellness hotels & resorts.
The world famous “Thai massage” originally comes from India, dating back about 2,500 years! It is different from the Western massage styles as it is more energizing and rigorous. Thai massage is done on a floor mat and as oil is not needed you don’t have to be undressed. While it may sound not a so relaxing experience, the truth is that is more rejuvenating as it focuses on pressure points. Treatment usually begins with a foot massage and gradually moves upward toward the head. As it is a rhythmic massage you will feel your energy recharged. In this way, if you are looking for discovering a new culture and relaxing holidays, pay a visit to this fascinating “City of Angels” where you will find a lavish collection of wellness hotels & resorts and more alternative spa clinics & centers in the city’s streets.
Buddhism is heavily involved in every aspect of life and dates back to the early 15th century. Nowadays, almost around 95 percent of the citizens have great religious devotion and the statues of Lord Buddha can be found in almost every Buddhist’s house. In every wat (temple) you may visit, you will admire the biggest statues of the Buddha. The most famous one is the Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha), situated within the Grand Palace. You should know that the wats are not just tourist attractions but they also play an important role in Buddhist everyday life.
Thus, as Buddhism is an essential part of Thai culture don’t miss to get up early up in Bangkok and have a walk around the temples! You will experience the famous tak baht – a daily alms ritual – where barefoot Buddhist monks, dressed in saffron coloured robes, are leaving the temple and walking around the city where they collect food from the residents. Giving alms to a Buddhist monk is a fundamental part of the Buddhist philosophy as it is believed that by giving and making merit you will attain a better life beyond this one.