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Bangkok

“The City of Angels”

is the capital and most crowded city of Thailand, It is the social, cultural, educational, political and monetary focal point of Thailand, and an only metroloitian city. Bangkok is the center point for the greater part of the business and temperate exercises of the Kingdom. In the meantime, the City is exceptionally renowned and loved by visitors for its adaptability and various points of interests. From temples to markets, Bangkok unquestionably has what it takes to engage guests from all origins, either first time or return travellers. It's always among the world's most visited destination by tourist or business travellers. The city is a genuine visitor heaven, demonstrated by the increasing number of travellers coming every year and absolutely satisfying the its guests being a hot spot in the whole Southeast Asia. The 'City of Angels' has amazing markets, huge shopping centers, a riverside loaded with surprises, a dynamic nightlife scene, numerous astonishing sights and attractions that mirror its “one of a kind legacy”, and a whole lot more.

Aside of the touring and shopping, Bangkok has formed into a magnet for foodies of all origins. A similar scope of options are available for accommodation as well, all over the city, from top end internationally renowned chain of properties to family run guesthouses, requests of all travelers are met. In regards to the health and unwinding of self – Bangkok has observed an enormous development of city Spas and Wellness centers, withstanding the long ago settled Thai massage centers. There are an ample number of tourist attractions in Bangkok, most famous of which are the historical attractions, temples with outstanding architecture and workmanship, castles, palaces, arts , exhibition halls, museums, parks, and a major cluster of shopping malls , from extravagance shopping centers to flea or road side markets. Bangkok nightlife is another feature that attracts lot of tourists throughout the world.

List of Tourist Attractions in Bangkok

Wat Phra Kaew

Commonly referred to in English as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and is viewed as the most sacred Buddhist Temple in Thailand. The Emerald Buddha housed in the sanctrum is an intense religio-political image and the palladium of Thai society. It is situated in Phra Nakhon District, the historic focal point of Bangkok, inside the premises of the Grand Palace.

Wat Pho

Also spelled Wat Po, is a Buddhist Temple complex in the Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, Thailand. It is on Rattanakosin Island, specifically south of the Grand Palace. Apart from its huge collection of Buddha statues, it’s also known for its huge reclining Buddha which draws visitors from all over Thailand, and all over the world. This is one of the major attractions in Bangkok for both tourists and Thai people alike. The Wat Pho is also one of the world’s oldest public universities, and provides an official seat for the practice of traditional Thai massage.

Wat Arun

"The Temple of Dawn" is a Buddhist temple in Yai area of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Wat Arun is among the most recognizable and memorable landmarks of Bangkok’s skyline & the principal light of the morning reflect off the surface of the temple with silvery luminosity. The most spectacular view of the glittering monument can be seen from the east side of the river at sunset as Wat Arun’s colorfully decorated spires sparkle radiantly over the water. In 1991, UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Site within Ayutthaya Historical Park. Its famous chedi or stupa (pagoda) that rises more than 30 meters (100 feet) above the Chao Phraya River offers one of the best views in Ayutthaya.

Wat PhuKhao Thong

is the Monastery of the Golden Mount and is situated off the city island in the fields 2 Km northwest of Ayutthaya in Phukhao Thong Sub-district. The main monuments ishuge stupa with a Mon-style square base, established in the late 14th century by King Naresuan to commemorate his victory over the Burmese at this location. This temple is not far from the old city.

Wat Ratchanadda

one of only a handful few especially interesting Temple in Bangkok, Wat Ratchanatdaram is best known for the Loha Prasat, a 36-meter-tall multi-tiered structure featuring 37 metal spires, signifying the 37 virtues toward enlightenment in Buddhist belief. There are five towers of varying sizes, topped by huge iron spikes. The many columns create a labyrinth. The central tower has steps that lead to shrine at the top. The amulet market behind the temple is famous.

Wat Traimit

Located toward the end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road, close to Hualampong Railway Station, Wat Traimit houses the world's biggest gigantic gold seated Buddha estimating about five meters in height and measuring five and a half tons in weight. This powerful image has such a bright, reflective surface that its edges seem to disappear, and it gleams with such richness and purity that even the most jaded are inspired by its strength and power.

Wat Benchamabophit

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram is a Buddhist temple (wat) in the Dusit district of Bangkok, Thailand. Also famous as the marble temple among visitors, it is one of Bangkok's best-known temples and one of the most important tourist attraction. The temple is a fine example of Bangkok’s architectural style with its multi-tiered roofs, elegant bird-like decorations (chofahs) at the top of the temple roofs and the stunning gold carvings. There is a large stone lion on either side of the entrance, guarding the temple. Inside you will see a great Sukhothai-style Buddha statue, which is a duplicate of the first Phra Buddha Chinnarat that lives in Phitsanulok in northern Thailand.

Wat Bowon Niwet

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram is a Buddhist temple (wat) in the Dusit district of Bangkok, Thailand. Also famous as the marble temple among visitors, it is one of Bangkok's best-known temples and one of the most important tourist attraction. The temple is a fine example of Bangkok’s architectural style with its multi-tiered roofs, elegant bird-like decorations (chofahs) at the top of the temple roofs and the stunning gold carvings. There is a large stone lion on either side of the entrance, guarding the temple. Inside you will see a great Sukhothai-style Buddha statue, which is a duplicate of the first Phra Buddha Chinnarat that lives in Phitsanulok in northern Thailand.

Wat Suthat

The Wat Suthat is one of the most important and one of the oldest temples of the Rattanakosin era in Bangkok, It is one of the a royal temple of the first grade, one of six such temples in Bangkok (23 in Thailand). This temple contains the Buddha image Phra Sri Sakyamuni which has been moved from Sukhothai Province. The temple complex which is officially named Wat Suthat Thepphawararam is one of the largest in Bangkok covering 10 acres. Located in the Old City area, just east of the Royal Field, visitors can easily combine the tour to Wat Suthat with Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Grand Palace and Wat Pho together. The temple halls and other structures clearly resemble the traditional pattern of the Buddhist universe.

Siam Niramit

Siam Niramit is a theatre in Bangkok, Thailand, It’s a World class spectacular performance of Thai Art and Cultural Heritage. Performances are done on a gigantic stage & are also listed in the Guinness World Records, for its 2,000-seater hall, featuring a legion of 150 performers – including real elephants and goats! Flying dancers, meticulously designed backdrops, and heart-thumping sound scores all tell the story of Siam and its colorful heritage with as many as 500 costumes. In addition to the show, you can visit replica villages from the country's rural regions and buy Thai handicrafts.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

On Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok, is the world’s largest weekend market in Thailand. Also known as JJ Market, Market is so big that it has more than 15,000 stalls, divided into 27 sections selling goods from all over Thailand. Chatuchak Market sells many different kinds of goods, including plants, antiques, consumer electronics, cosmetics, pets, food and drinks, fresh and dry food, ceramics, furniture and home accessories, clothing, and books. It really is a sight to behold, and it’s arguably the best place in the whole city to buy souvenirs and all manner of other things.

Sampeng Market

Sampeng Lane is a riot of people, colour, noise and smells. This market pretty much sums up the whole shopping experience of Chinatown – and, to some extent, the surrounding Old City area as well; it’s hot, busy, and the narrow lanes often become overly congested with vendors selling everything from fabrics, cheap clothes and electronics. All the narrow footway that stretches for about a kilometer, with shops and their produce spilling onto it along both sides, plus little alleys running off the main lane, all of which are worth exploring as well.

Phahurat Textile Market

Phahurat or 'Little India' (near Chinatown) not too far away from the banks of the Chao Phraya River, is the place where you go if you looking for fabric. Fabric-lovers will be able to satisfy all of their fabric needs here. Phahurat Textile Market is overflowing with colorful prints that are perfect for some makeshift sewing jobs and do-it-yourself clothing projects. The fabric here is a range of practical cottons, satins and synthetics, all good for having clothing tailored. And its label of ‘little’ is certainly appropriate; the neighbourhood is made up of just one short road with only a few giveaways that it is home to Bangkok’s largest Indian community, such as a prominent golden-domed Sikh temple, some shabby (but very delicious) curry houses and lots of traditional textile shops.

Chinatown (Yaowarat)

Thailand China Town Located on Yaowarat Road, is the biggest Chinese community in Thailand. Chinatown is a colorful, exotic and pleasingly chaotic area, packed with market stalls and probably the highest concentration of gold shops in the city. It is also a popular destination for people who love food. During major festivities like Chinese New Year and the Vegetarian Festival, the dynamism and spirit of celebration spreads across town like wildfire. Chinatown is an experience not to miss.

Chao Phraya River & Waterways

One of the most scenic area of Bangkok, the riverside reflects a constantly changing scene day and night: water-taxis and heavily laden rice barges chugging upstream, set against a backdrop of glittering temples and luxury hotels is a sight to visit. The four must-see attractions that are easily accessible from the river are Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and Wat Arun.

Jim Thompson House

The Jim Thompson House is a museum in central Bangkok, Thailand, housing the art collection of American businessman and architect Jim Thompson, the museum designer and former owner. Built in 1959, the museum spans one rectangular "rai" of land (approximately half an acre or 2023.43 meters). It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand; sporting vibrant jungle foliage in the heart of the city.

Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, there is a series of sparkling golden rooftops crown the Grand Palace, which reigns supreme along the banks of the Chao Phraya River. It was a former residence for King Rama I to King Rama V of the Rattanakosin Kingdom & today, the palace is used for hosting royal ceremonies and welcoming the king’s guests, State guests, and other foreign dignitaries. It is also a place where remains of kings and high-ranked members of the royal family were situated before cremation.

MBK Center

MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong, is a large shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. At eight stories high, the center contains around 2,000 shops, restaurants and service outlets, including the 4-story Tokyu department store.

Safari World & Marine Park

Safari World is a tourist attraction in Bangkok, Thailand that consists of two parks named Marine Park and Safari Park, operated by Safari World Public Limited. It’s the greatest open zoo and leisure park that offers a great variety of entertainment for everyone. Whether it is an exciting safari drive through the picturesque African wilderness settings, an intimate encounter with our friendly dolphins or an exhilarating fast-paced action stunt spectacular, Safari World has it all !

Asiatique The Riverfront

Its a large open-air mall in Bangkok, Thailand. It occupies the former docks of the East Asiatic Company, and faces the Chao Phraya River and Charoen Krung Road. Asiatique has successfully combined two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city: a night bazaar and a mall. Shows are performed nightly here: Calypso ladyboy cabaret and soon, a classic Thai puppets performance.

SKhao San Road

On the off chance that Bangkok is where East welcomes West, then Khao San Road is the scene of their intersection, where they bump for prevalence and poke each other in the eye. With explorers from each edge of the advanced world, smooth clubs playing refined sounds, diverse market stalls, changed over VW mixed cocktail bars, and food subdued to suit the Western palate, it might appear to be clear who won the battle.

Lumphini Park

Lumphini Park is a 360 rai stop in Bangkok, Thailand. The recreation centers offers a seprate open space, trees, and play areas in the Thai capital and contains an artificial lake where guests can rent water boats. The park is likewise famous among joggers. Lumphini has a rich wellspring of regular food and huge trees, to suit 30 types of feathered creatures inside the compound. One can appreciate the shade of Chinese pagoda or ride a boat on the lake in the recreation center or go through a lazy evening with the children at this prominent traveler spot.

SWat Saket

Popularly known as the Golden Mount or Phu Khao Thong, Wat Saket is a Buddhist Temple in a Pom Prap Sattru Phai district of Bangkok. Its an Ancient Buddhist temple on a steep artificial hill crowned with a gleaming gold chedi, plus Spread in 58 meters of area, it is home to a Buddha relic. The temple can only be reached by climbing 300 steps, the climb is relatively easy if you avoid going at midday or during peak summer months. The Golden Mount is also famous for its Annual Temple Fair. The big temple fair is usually held in November, following an annual Buddha relic worshipping ceremony.

Pratunam Market

Pratunam Market is one of Bangkok's major markets, and is Thailand's largest clothing market. The name Pratunam means "water gate". This amazing & intersting market is lined with stalls offering clothing, shoes, accessories, street food etc at a very affordable prices.

Central World

Central World is one of the largest shopping plaza / complex in Bangkok & eleventh largest shopping complex in the world with 500 shops, over a hundred restaurants and 15 cinemas as well as an open ice-skating rink. Central World houses stores of trendy fashion brands including Zara, Mango, Timberland and many more. The complex, which includes a hotel and office tower, is owned by Central Pattana.

Victory Monument

Victory Monument is an Obelisk monument in Bangkok. The Monument commemorates those who died in national service - policemen, military officers and civilians. The concrete monument has a number of statues representing the services alongside plates commemorating those who died in the Franco-Thai dispute of 1943. The surrounding area is full of great shops and restaurants If you walk slightly south to Soi Rang Nam you’ll discover a whole range of shop-house eateries serving up tasty yet affordable food.

Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

Two stories underneath the impressive Siam Paragon shopping center, an aquatic wonderland the size of three Olympic swimming pools anticipates your disclosure at the Siam Ocean World. This underground aquarium is one of the biggest in Southeast Asia, will amaze you with inventive world-class shows and more than 30,000 inquisitive looking animals from different profundities and aquatic life over the globe. This fascination in the core of Bangkok highlights various species of fish, sharks, beams, turtles, penguins and even otters.

Erawan Shrine

The Erawan Shrine, formally the Thao Maha Phrom Shrine, is a shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, that houses a golden statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu god of creation Lord Brahma. Crowded with worshippers at any point of day, it also features performances by traditional Thai dance troupes. It was erected during the mid 1950s, after the Thai government had decided to build the luxury Erawan Hotel on this location.

Soi Cowboy

Soi Cowboy was named after the cowboy hat-wearing African-American who opened the first bar here in the early 1970s. This adult-themed district has a more laid-back, carnival-like feel to it than Patpong or Nana Plaza. Flashing neon lights up a colourful streetscape comprised mainly of middle-aged expats, Japanese and western tourists.

Vimanmek Mansion

Billed as the world's largest teakwood building, The Vimanmek Mansion is a former royal villa in Bangkok, Thailand. It was only used for a few years before it fell into disuse and was practically forgotten until the early eighties. It is in the Dusit Palace complex, near Dusit Zoo in Dusit District. It was rediscovered by Her Majesty the Queen and turned into museum reflecting the Thai heritage from the dramatic reign of King Rama V.

Siam Park City

Siam Park City is a world-class amusement and water park in the Khan Na Yao District of Bangkok, Thailand. It was founded in November 1980 and remains the oldest amusement and water park complex in Southeast Asia. Spread out over a large area are the world’s biggest wave pool with several large water slides, dozens of rides including roller coasters and attractions like Africa Adventure and Jurassic Adventure. Spread out over a large area are the world’s biggest wave pool with several large water slides, dozens of rides including roller coasters and attractions like Africa Adventure and Jurassic Adventure.

Dream World

Dream World is an amusement park in Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Province, Thailand. A visit to Dream World amusement park is an exciting, engaging day out where, as the name recommends, kids' dreams becomes realities. The park has 4 different zones—Dream World Plaza, Dream Gardens, Fantasy Land, and Adventure Land. Enjoy over 40 different imported rides and family attractions. Visit the Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, or experience an arctic winter in Snow Town.

Dusit Zoo

Dusit Zoo or popularly known as Khao Din Wana and Khao Din is a zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Located at Khao Din Park in Bangkok's Dusit District next to the Parliament House and Dusit Palace it is the oldest zoo of Thailand, built by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) as his private garden adjacent to the royal palace. Not a major attraction for international visitors but a visit to Dusit Zoo certainly gets you a memorable jungle experience right in the heart of the old town. There are also recreation and leisure activities available at the park and the presentation for kids to learn how to preserve wild lives and the forest.

Flow House

Flow House Bangkok is an artificial wave machine and beach club in the heart of Bangkok that provides a great way for the whole family to have fun, keep fit and cool off – all while learning a new sport. It’s Bangkok’s only urban beach club and brings a full-on beachside vibe to the city. Where you can Ride the wave, enjoy fantastic food, sip cool drinks, and hang out.

Giant Swing

The Giant Swing is a religious structure in Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand. Located in front of Wat Suthat, is 27 meters (88 feet) tall was originally built in 1784, under the direction of King Rama I it was formerly used in an old Brahmin ceremony, and is one of Bangkok's tourist attractions.

Democracy Monument

The Democracy Monument is a public monument in the centre of Bangkok, capital of Thailand. It occupies a traffic circle on the wide east-west Ratchadamnoen Avenue, at the intersection of Dinso Road. It is, however, one of the most symbolic and has witnessed some of Thailand’s darkest days since it was commissioned in the 1930s. The monument represents the rights and freedoms of the Thai people and has proven to be a natural rallying point during various political protests over the years.

Erawan Museum

Erawan Museum is a museum in Samut Prakan Province, Thailand. It is well known for its giant three-headed elephant art display. t's a splendid, towering beast: 250 tons in weight, 29 metres high, 39 metres long, and cast in a pure green-hued copper. From conception to completion it took almost ten years to construct.

Rod Fai Train Night Market Srinakarin

Bustling outdoor night market specializing in antiques & vintage memorabilia, plus bars & eateries. With three segments to this tremendous market space, there are likewise numerous dealers offering present day fashion and clothing more ordinary of other night markets in Bangkok; basically it's the on & off and elusive things that truly make Rot Fai Market better than all other night markets in the city.

Bangkok National Museum

The Bangkok National Museum is the main branch museum of the National Museums in Thailand and also one of the largest museum in Southeast Asia. Located within walking distance of the Grand Palace, the museum ground consists of an old palace and several Thai-style buildings of architectural beauty. Inside it houses Thailand's artistic treasures from prehistoric to contemporary, making it a great place to appreciate Thai arts.

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is a contemporary arts centre in Bangkok, Thailand. A wide assortment of craftsmanship including Thai and universal contemporary art is shown in the dark oblivious barrel shaped building that can shield the fine arts from Bangkok's splendid sunlight. Art, music, theatre, film, design and cultural/educational events take place in its exhibition and performance spaces. Addition to this, a crafts market is frequently held here each Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Pak Khlong Talat

Pak Khlong Talat is a very famous 24-hour flower market in Bangkok, Thailand that sells flowers, fruits, and vegetables. It is the primary flower market in Bangkok and has been cited as a "place of symbolic values" to Bangkok residents. This is a market with a rich history and a flourishing reputation. The market has all kinds of popular flowers and flora-related items, including roses, forget me nots, orchids, lilies and more. Part of the Old City, Bangkok Flower market is located on Chak Phet Road near Saphan Phut or the Memorial Bridge.

Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo

The Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo is the world’s largest crocodile zoo, located 10 kilometres from Bangkok and is dedicated to the education and preservation of animals, especially crocodiles. The park claims to hold the world's largest crocodile in captivity, named Yai, measuring 6 m and weighing 1,114 kg. At the Farm you can also see elephants, tigers, lions, monkeys, horses and hippos. There are daily crocodile shows happening in the farm, which are famous for the performers doing tricks such as putting their arms and heads inside a crocodile's mouth. Elephant shows display the deftness of elephants as they ride skateboards, walk tightropes, and dance.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak is the most popular floating market in Thailand, great for photo opportunities, food, and for giving you an insight into a bygone way of life. You might feel as though you are entering a different world upon visiting a this floating market. The journey takes around 20 minutes and it’s great to enjoy the peace before the hectic pace of the market. It may feel overcrowded at first glance, but visitors and sellers bring noise and colour to the area. Damnoen Saduak is the most popular market for a good reason; it guarantees the floating market experience, even if it doesn’t always feel authentic.

Siriraj Medical Museum

The Siriraj Hospital of Bangkok is one of the oldest hospitals in the city and it houses the Siriraj Medical Museum, nicknamed the Museum of Death, is a medical museum in Bangkok is a valuable resource for medical professionals and students and now is also open to the public. The museum contains six separate permanent exhibits and includes one temporary exhibit. The permanent exhibits include sections on anatomy, pathology, congenital disorders, toxicology, techniques of Thai traditional medicine, and forensic pathology. & the temporary exhibit featured the role of Siriraj Hospital during the 2004 tsunami that devastated the Andaman coastline of Thailand and other countries.

Museum Siam

Museum Siam is a discovery museum that is located at Sanamchai road in Bangkok, Thailand. The museum was established in 2007 in the former building of the Ministry of Commerce. While the Museum of Siam is set inside a very large neoclassical house, it is definitely not the usual display of historical artifacts and dusty mannequins you would expect to find in such an antique building. The museum serves as a learning center on ethnology, anthropology, and other fields related to Thai society and Southeast Asia, in order to instill consciousness and understanding of the Thai people in their history, nation, culture, and localities, as well as connect relative ties with neighboring countries.

National Museum of Royal Barges

The National Museum of Royal Barges is a museum on the northern rim of Bangkok Noi canal in the Bangkok Noi District. The National Museum of Royal Barges is a former royal cradle for royal barges. At this museum you can discover eight of the country's most unique and stunning vessels: the Royal Barges. The Fine Arts department registered every barge as national heritage and appointed the cradle to National Museum of Royal Barges Bangkok in 1974. These boats are reserved for auspicious ceremonies and state occasions like the very rare Royal Barge Procession, and have only made an appearance on the water 16 times in the last 65 years.

Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

On the banks of the Nan river in the center of Phitsanulok is the Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, a Royal temple dating to the 14th century. Local people often refer the temple as the Wat Phra Si or Wat Yai, which means “big temple”. The temple is famous for its golden Buddha image named Phra Buddha Chinnarat, considered by many to be the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand.

Madame Tussauds Museum Bangkok

Museum chain for life-size wax replicas of famous Americans & historic icons in themed galleries. Located in the Siam Discovery Center, in Siam area, Madame Tussauds Bangkok is no old-fashioned wax museum. For the entertainment value and a chance to rub shoulders with world celebrities, heads of state, activists, sports heroes and heroines, legendary artists, and even royalty, the museum is worth checking out.

Maeklong Railway Market

Mae Klong Railway Market (Hoop Rom Market) is a local market in Samut Songkhram Province, commonly called Siang Tai (life-risking) Market. It is considered one of amazing-Thailand attractions in the province. Basically its a traditional Thai market selling fresh vegetables, food and fruit. Thing that makes it special is that the market is located on a train line where, few times a day, the train runs directly through the market. When the train comes, vendors lower their umbrellas and move some of their produce further back off the train tracks. Some of the vegetables are laying on the ground and the train goes right over them. Amazingly, nothing is damaged or broken, and as soon as the train passes, vendors continue as normal.

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