Top Historical Places in Bangkok

Are you looking to explore the history of Bangkok through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Bangkok including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Bangkok. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Bangkok ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Bangkok, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Bangkok for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Bangkok with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Wat Pho Reclining Buddha

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Statue

    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 Pho is said to have the highest number of statue...Read more
  2. Grand Palace

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Landmark, Walking Area

    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 European style reception room and few other section...Read more
  3. Wat Phra Kaew

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Statue, Leisure

    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 of the life of Buddha through this temple. The...Read more
  4. Bangkok Wat Arun

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Landmark, River

    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 have a great view from Amorosa which is a roofto...Read more
  5. Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

    Tags: Museum, Statue, Arts And Crafts, Hall

    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 throne hall gives you good insights to the history ...Read more
  6. Wat Benchamabophit

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Statue, Architecture

    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 peaceful moments, do visit the Marble Temple when...Read more
  7. Vimanmek Palace

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Landmark, Palace

    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 advised to be kept inside the locker. Being a sacr...Read more
  8. Democracy Monument

    Tags: Art And Culture, Monument, Architecture

    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 displays four curved columns that signify freedom...Read more
  9. Thavibu Gallery

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Outdoors, Landmark

    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 of Thailand as well as certain other south Asia...Read more
  10. Tham Khao Luang Cave

    Tags: Religious Site, Cave, Statue

    Underneath a vast cavern located in Phetchaburi, lies a 3.7-meter-tall Buddha Statue that houses more than 180 Buddha statues and relics. This cave was used by the Kings of the Royal Rattanakosin Dynasty as a multi-chambered temple and is located 27 metres below the ground. King Rama V ordered the casting of this statue as a tribute to his predecessors, King Rama IV and King Rama III. Opposite ...Read more
  11. Pom Phra Sumen

    Tags: Monument, Fort

    An octagon-shaped fort, the Pom Phra Sumen is a marvellous 17th century monument. It was built to wade off any potential war, given the city’s proximity to several waterbodies. You cannot go inside it but you can admire the intricate Hindu-Buddhist design from outside. The fort features one of the fourteen watchtowers that guarded the old city at a point of time. Today with only two remai...Read more
  12. King Rama 5 Monument

    Tags: Landmark, Monument

    Walking through the historic Royal Plaza in Bangkok, you cannot miss the statue of King Rama 5. Erected more than a century ago in 1908, the statue is an equestrian sculpture of the renowned Thai King Chulalongkorn who ruled Thailand for more than four decades. An iconic sculpture cast in bronze, the Monument is a national landmark in the country and attracts tourists and locals alike. You can ...Read more
  13. IMPACT Arena Exhibition And Convention Center Muang Thong Thani

    Tags: Arena

    When it comes to sports and entertainment, no place could beat IMPACT Arena in Bangkok. Also known as Muang Thong Thani, IMPACT Arena is a multi-purpose area for sports and entertainment. While it is considered as the largest event venue in Bangkok, it stands as the second largest in entire Asian terrain. IMPACT is located at a distance of 40 kilometers from the central district of Bangkok. The...Read more
  14. 14th October Memorial

    Tags: Memorial

    On 14th October 1973, Thailand witnessed an up-rising and unforgettable event in its history. The incident marked the growing involvement of the university students in the Thai politics. On 14th October 1973, a peaceful rally was organized by the agitators supporting the democracy. However, a large number of people were killed by the military. The photographs clicked during this time have also ...Read more
  15. Lhong 1919

    Tags: Heritage Building

    LHONG 1919 makes for a restored heritage building from the 19th century. It is established on the bank of the Chao Phraya river and is an interesting place for history lovers. With a Mazu shrine in the middle and different eateries and shops surrounding it, LHONG 1919 stands apart from other structures in the area. The entire structure represents the Chinese architectural style and the temple i...Read more