10 best tourist attractions in Bangkok
10 of Bangkok’s best tourist attractions, listed below.
1. Wat Pho
One of Bangkok’s biggest attractions, Wat Pho Temple is home to the famous Reclining Buddha, which is 47 meters long. Therefore, seeing him in person is surely the only way to appreciate his size. In addition, the 15-meter-high statue is covered in gold leaf, leaving viewers in awe.
In addition to the statue being the main attraction of the temple, visitors will also find that the temple is adorned with colorful murals. In addition, the temple has nearly 400 Buddha images to view. If you spend some time wandering around Wat Pho, you will see that it features what many call the best massage school in Thailand. Here you can get a traditional Thai massage to relax after a visually exciting day. Afterwards, you can plan to see the Grand Palace, as it is only a 10-minute walk from Wat Pho.
Address: 2 Thanon Sanam Chai, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10200, Thailand.
2. Chatuchak weekend market
Chatuchak Weekend Market, also known as JJ Market, is one of the largest outdoor markets in the world. Here, your dreams of shopping for something bohemian can surely come true. From unique works of art to traditional crafts, Chatuchak has a diverse product collection. You can even find gag gifts, such as soaps and ashtrays in the shape of genitals.
However, as the market is crowded on weekends, it is a good idea to visit it in the morning. In addition, the first buyers of the day usually get a good discount. Keep in mind that the prices listed are a suggestion, as sellers expect you to haggle with them.
Address: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10900, Thailand
3. The Grand Palais
What could be more exciting than seeing the Grand Palace in the Thai capital? Here, just seeing it from the street is not enough to cut it off, although the white walls that hide its priceless contents are quite beautiful. Once the ticket is paid for, visitors will have access to a magical attraction, full of breathtaking temples spread throughout the property. So, we can say that a visit to Bangkok is never complete without seeing the Palace.
One of the most famous temples within the walls is that of Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Inside, you can see an emerald and gold adorned Buddha wearing a mantle that is changed by the king, with each new season. At night, the Grand Palace lights up the Bangkok skyline, making it a spectacular scene with plenty of opportunities for an enchanting photoshoot.
Address: Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10200, Thailand
4. The Jim Thompson House Museum
Without a doubt, the Jim Thompson House Museum is one of the most interesting sites in the Thai capital. As its history is part of the revival of the silk trade, shopping at Jim Thompson’s is second to none. However, despite his efforts to showcase Thai silk, Thompson mysteriously disappeared in Malaysia in 1967. He has never been found.
The museum devoted part of it to exploring the many theories as to how he went missing. Either way, the museum’s awe-inspiring display of unique and cherished relics is perhaps just one of the finest exhibits of Thailand’s rich culture.
Address: 6 Soi Kasem San 2, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10330, Thailand
5. Khao San Road
For backpackers, a trip to Bangkok begins at Khao San Road. Known as a place to stop, take in the crazy night scene, and meet other travelers, this route has epic stories flowing from it. The road is 1 km long and full of street vendors, bars, chain restaurants and bar girls.
They say you can find anything on Khao San Road including fried scorpions and other bugs to try. But don’t worry, they all taste like chicken! After trying a bite, you can wash it down with a bucket of jungle juice. As the stage can get quite crowded at night, most bars extend the chairs out on the road to provide more seating for people. Alas, nothing is more famous for backpackers stopping at The Big Mango than Khao San!
Address: Khaosan Road, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10200, Thailand
6. Bangkok Art and Culture Center
If you are looking for a little art and culture this is definitely the place for you. The designers clearly wanted to provide a visually exciting experience for visitors, as the gallery was built in a curvy architectural form. The BACC was created as a meeting place for artists and the public. But above all, its creators strove to give importance to the continuity of old and new cultures.
Plus, the attraction makes spending a day here easily, as cafes, eco-friendly souvenir shops, and restaurants provide visitors with everything they need. Located just minutes from National Stadium BTS Skytrain station, it’s easy to walk here to experience the ever-changing exhibits of Thai and international artists. There is no charge to enter the center, and it is definitely worth visiting for at least an hour.
Address: 939 Thanon Rama 1, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10330, Thailand
7. Bangkok National Museum
This museum certainly houses many attractive treasures inside with one of the most interesting Asian art collections found. King Chulalongkorn originally established the museum, intended to display the work of his father, King Mongkut. Religious works, regional crafts, and Neolithic artifacts can also be seen here, providing an eye-opening experience for visitors.
In addition, its guided tour offers an overview of the collections, including the religious history of the region which still influences artists today. As one of the largest museums in Southeast Asia, the museum features the inscription of King Ram Khamhaeng. It was included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World program because of its importance. The museum is divided into 3 parts, starting with the Thai History Gallery. Then come the archaeological and art history collections. Finally, the Collection of Decorative and Ethnological Arts.
Address: Soi Na Phra That, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10200, Thailand
8. Wat Suthat
Wat Suthat is a temple famous for its 21 meter high red swing. The swing, made of teak wood, was brought to Bangkok from the province of Phrae. It was used in an ancient Brahmin festival in which men would throw themselves on the swing, hoping to reach a bag of gold that hung from its top.
The temple, like others, has intricate designs and is considered one of the oldest temples in Bangkok. It is also only 1 of the 10 temples that is considered a royal temple in the first year. Wat Suthat presents 28 Chinese pagodas which symbolize the 28 Buddhas born on Earth.
Address: 146 Thanon Bamrung Mueang, Khwaeng Wat Ratchabophit, Khet Phra Nakhon Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10200, Thailand
9. Vat Arun
Known as the Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun, is a beautiful white temple located at the western end of the Chao Phraya River. The temple is beautifully lit at night, displaying the ancient capital of the Thonburi skyline. It is easily regarded as one of Bangkok’s finest attractions because it features unique designs.
The temple recently reopened in 2017 after undergoing renovations. It includes 5 towers visible from the river and covered with porcelain and ceramic tiles. Tourists can choose to choose a river cruise or a ferry ride to the temple, which can give them a bit of history on the Chao Phraya River. Also, it is best to go in the morning to avoid the crowds.
Address: Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai Bangkok, 10600, Thailand
10. Vat Traimit
Wat Traimit is perhaps one of the most important temples in Bangkok. Known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha, due to its Sukhothai style 5.5 ton gold Buddha statue. As it dates back to the 13th century, Wat Traimit is something that tourists should not miss to see.
Located in the southeast of Chinatown, the temple is about 450 meters west of Hualampong Station. In addition, the establishment has ephemeral souvenir stands, as well as 2 schools. And, if you are hungry, Chinese food is just around the corner. Entrance fee is cheap to see the Golden Buddha and his ornate house.
Address: 661 Charoen Krung Road, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10100, Thailand
It is clear that whatever you are looking for, any attraction can be found in Bangkok. From shopping power centers to calm floating markets, your retail therapy options are sure to be quite impressive. And, if you are looking for a more cultural experience, try visiting one of the city’s famous temples, where a bit of history and architecture offer stunning views of Thailand.
A trip to Bangkok will also make you feel more cultured, especially if you visit some of its museums. With unique relics and stunning artwork, it’s definitely worth a visit to learn about Thai culture. Plus, the city’s vibrant nightlife is something that will keep you on your toes! Therefore
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