There is no denial; Bangkok does not stop amazing visitors! Shopping, spellbinding monuments, Thai-culture, massages, nightlife and a lot more, a visit here is abundant with entertainment, joy and confounding tranquility amidst all the hysteria. With a very rich historical background of the Kingdom, Bangkok’s subsistence as the capital can be discerned in its attractions. Wat Pho Reclining Buddha, Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok Wat Arun, Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Wat Benchamabophit, Vimanmek Palace, Democracy Monument, Benjasiri Park, Sukhumvit and Thavibu Gallery, are crucial historical attractions in Bangkok that will give you some delightful insights. Of all these, the Wat Pho Reclining Buddha is not only the most beautiful but also on every ‘things to do in Bangkok’ list. Viewing this golden statue is nothing short of a surreal experience. Following this are the attractions of Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, situated in one complex yet creating a pleasant juxtapose.
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Wat Pho, known as the Temple of Reclining Buddha is located behind the spectacular Temple of Emerald Buddha. Wat Pho is regarded as the largest temple in Bangkok tourist attractions.
The temple is very famous for its huge and marvelous statue of Buddha reclined on a gold leaf. Viewing this statue is nothing short of a surreal experience. Wat P...
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Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
08:30 am - 03:30 pm
Both Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace are located in the same complex so you can combine your visit to the Grand Palace with that of the temple. The designs of Grand Palace are more of European style unlike Wat Pra Kaew. The Palace is used for various memorable occasions like weddings, events, special ceremonies, etc. Visitors are allowed in the Euro...
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Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand (Old City)
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Bangkok is said to be the land of temples. Wat Phra Kaew is regarded as one of the most sacred temples of Bangkok which hosts Bangkok tourism. The temple is located in the centre of Bangkok attracting several tourists every year. The main building of the temple consists of a huge statue of Emerald Buddha. You can surely explore many important parts...
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U-Thong Nai Road, Bangkok, Thailand
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
You cannot leave Bangkok without visiting the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. The museum cum royal convention hall features a wide collection of paintings, statues, artistic work in gold and silver, and a lot more. The remarkable King Rama V Statue is right in front of the Throne Hall. The wooden and metal sculptures here are commendable too. The thro...
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69 Sydney Road, Bangkok, Dusit 10300, Thailand
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Referred to as the marble temple in common books and information sources, Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) displays the marvels of architecture along with an idol of Buddha. The interiors are deep red and gold. The gorgeous temple was built in the late 19th century under Rama V. The temple is a symbol of peace and tranquility. If you enjoy pe...
The Democracy monument is always open to the public. It is located in the centre of Bangkok. The monument becomes the focal point of the grand European style boulevard. Democracy monument designed by a Thai architect, conveys to you the culture and tradition of the Thai people. It is a symbol of end of absolute monarchy in Thailand. The monument di...
This is a good place that caters to all traveler types, budgets and ages. It is considered to be the main entertainment, dining and shopping area of Bangkok. While it is a regular haunt for the locals it is also very popular with tourists.
You can shop till you drop and more. You can pamper your taste buds with hearty Italian food or authentic Thai...
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Wang Doem, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok, Thailand
08:00 am - 05:30 pm
Wat Arun is regarded as the third point in the holy trinity in the city of Bangkok.
This temple in Thailand is a royal palace and is home to the Emerald Buddha. You will find many cross river ferries going towards WatArun every 20 minutes. You can catch the sunsetby viewing the temple from the right bankside of the Chao Praya River. Also, you can h...
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16 Rajvithi Rd, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Vimanmek Mansion is a royal Palace in the city of Bangkok. It is also termed as Vimanmek Palace. The mansion is located in the Dusit Palace complex in the Dusit district. One important rule as a visitor is that you should be appropriately dressed while visiting this palace or you won't be allowed to enter the place. Also, cameras and Phones are adv...
This park was created in the year 1992 for commemorating the 80th Birthday of Queen Sirikit. This park is a beautiful combination of art sculptures, water and lawns. This is an excellent spot if one wants a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will also be able to find a playground for children too. For skaters, there is an excellent s...
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The Silom Galleria, 308 919/1 Silom rd Bangkok 10500, Thailand
11:00 am - 07:00 pm
It is rare to see such an amazing melange of cultures and art in one place. This gallery is located in Central Bangkok and features amazing art work from upcoming artists of Burma, Vietnam and Thailand. Even other Asian countries can display the works of art created by their youth and young adults. The place is representative of the modern culture ...