Sawatdii. Sabaaidii mai? Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is an exotic allure with dazzling buildings and palaces. Mostly Bangkok is known for its unforgettable massage experiences, party clubs and rejuvenating tonic of many people. Even, the oldy people consider themselves as young. Aside from this, Bangkok is the perfect destination for couples, solo travelers and family vacations. To experience the Thai culture and tradition, one should definitely visit Bangkok.
Either its the Grand Palace, Rose Garden, Wat Pho, or the Bangkok national museum, every travel attraction reflects the culture of Bangkok in Thailand. Bangkok serves as a gateway for different parts of Thailand like Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai and other popular destinations.
Look at these top-rated travel destinations in Bangkok briefly and let your family & friends know about the true beauty of this city.
- Grand Palace
- Wat Pho
- Wat Arun
- Lumphini Park
- Madame Tussauds
- Dream World
- Chao Phraya river
- Gaint Swing
- Wat Traimit
- Jim Thompson House
- Floating Market
- Chatuchak Market
Read below about the destinations that will surely keep you interested for a quick visit:
1. Grand Palace
Grand Palace is the most popular destination visited by travelers in the city of Bangkok. This palace will give you the glimpses of Thai royalty because this palace is the former residence of King Rama of the Rattanakosin Kingdom. The grounds are made of royal halls, temples and ancient relics, the most important being ‘Wat Phra Kaeo’ Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The residues inside Wat Phra Kaeo temple are said to be a bit of bone or hair from the enlightened Buddha.
- Visiting Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
- Entry Fee: 550 Baht/person
2. Wat Pho
Wat Pho is the most renowned temple of Bangkok, as well as in the World. This temple is famous for the reclining statue of Buddha and special Thai massages. This temple is situated near to Wat Phra Kaeo temple. The complex of the temple is the largest in the whole city and offers a relaxing ambiance. The statue of reclining Buddha is 46m long is all covered in gold leaf.
- Visiting Time: 8:00 am – 6:30 am
- Entry Fee: 100 Baht/person
3. Wat Arun
Wat Arun is famous in Bangkok as the ‘Temple of dawn’ as it looks more stunning at the time of sunset. The towering spire of Wat Arun is most recognized in Southeast Asia. Temple is located on the bank of the Chao Phraya river. The architectural beauty of this whole temple is worth watching. This temple symbolizes the birth of the Rattanakosin period after the fall of Ayutthaya. The name of Wat Arun temple is derived from the Hindu god name ‘Aruna.’
- Visiting Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
- Entry Fee: 100 Baht/person
4. Lumphini Park
If you love the bliss of serenity, a fresh breath of air and different shades of nature, then you must visit Lumphini Park. This park is a perfect spot for every age group. Especially loved by honeymooner couples as they can spend some quality time in the middle of the water, paddling a boat. This park has diverse flora and fauna and thus, kids also love this place. You can also enjoy a picnic with your family in Lumphini Park.
- Visiting Time: 5:30 am – 9:00 pm
- Entry Fee: Free
5. Madame Tussauds
In Bangkok, Madame Tussauds is the destination where you can explore the lifelike wax statues of the world-famous celebrities. This museum allows you to get a snap with your favorite superstars like Vin Diesel, Jacky Chan, Angelina Jolie. Amitabh Bacchan, Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, etc. You can touch and hug them too.
- Visiting Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Entry Fee: Adults- 850 Baht, Kids- 650 Baht
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6. Dream World
Dream World is kids and family-friendly location in Bangkok. This is a famous amusement park in Bangkok. Dream World turns every fantasy into reality and ensures that the kids, as well as, adults enjoy it to the fullest. The high-octane rides and sweet little attractions around; it is a perfect place to capture memories in Thailand.
- Visiting Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Entry Fee: 650 Baht/person
7. Chao Phraya River
Chao Phraya river is one of the famous and breathtaking waterways of Bangkok. You can take a riverside cruise tour to witness the beauty of the city. Chao Phraya river flow in the Gulf of Thailand. There are 5 public boat lines operated by Chao Phraya Express boat company. The enchanting ferry rides and panoramic beauty against the backdrop of spectacular buildings will definitely make your Bangkok tour worthwhile.
- Visiting Time: 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
- Entry Fee: Boat/Cruise/Water-taxi Fair- min 20 baht
8. Giant Swing
Giant Swing is the most eye-catching spot of Bangkok situated in front of Wat Suthat. It is a 21 m high red teak wood frame just outside the temple. It highlighted a rich Brahman religion and was originally the part of Brahman festival.
- Visiting Time: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
- Entry Fee: 20 Baht
9. Wat Traimit
War Traimit in Bangkok is the temple of the 5.5 tones heavy Golden Buddha statue. The gold statue belongs to the 13th century. The solid gold Sukhothai-style Buddha statue was originally covered in plaster, but the original structure was revealed when the crane accidentally dropped it. Later in the morning, monks discovered this Golden Buddha Statue. Pieces of the plaster are still kept on display at the temple for the tourists.
- Visiting Time: 8:15 am – 5:00 pm
- Entry Fee: 100 Baht/person
10. Jim Thompson House
Jim Thompson House is the most famous museum and art centre in Siam. In the past, this house belongs to the well-known ‘American businessman’ who dedicated his 30 years in riving Thai silk in the 1950s. It is now converted to museum and art centre, which showcase Thompson’s collections of Asian antiques and Thai silk. The collection and construction of 6 buildings here reflect the magnificence of traditional Thai architecture.
- Visiting Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Entry Fee: Adults- 150 Baht, Students- 50 Baht
11. Floating Market
Visiting floating markets is a fun method to do some shopping and eating while at the same time supporting neighbourhood sellers and watching nearby trade in real life. Some seller sell foods to the tourist as well as locals while other sellers sell flowers and textile product which are made by nearby Thai locals for their day to day earnings. The popularity of this floating market once earned the title of ‘Venice of the East, ‘ which attracted many travelers to visit Bangkok.
- Visiting Time: 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
12. Chatuchak Market
I am clearly stating that this place is purely for shopaholics, but once you should visit Chatuchak Market. The speciality of the Chatuchak market is that it opens only on the weekend and it is the largest market in the world. There are 15,000 stalls offering things that you cannot dream of. Shoppers can find everything from jewellery and religious icons to animals and delicious street foods.
- Wednesday-Thursday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Friday: 6:00 pm to 12:00 am
- Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
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