The Grand Palace in Bangkok is a must-visit place for every visitor to Thailand that stands as the most famous landmark today. Ever since it was built in 1782, it served as the home of the Thai King, a royal residence for 150 years. Now it is only used for special occasions or ceremonies.
14 Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
500 Baht (Admission ticket includes access to Wat Phra Kaeo, The Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile, and to Vimanmek Mansion Museum on Ratchawithi Road.
Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is located within the precincts of the Grand Palace in the Outer Court inside the complex of the Grand Palace, in Phra Nakhon District, the historic center of Bangkok. Many think that it is a Buddhist temple, but it is actually a royal chapel.
14 Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep
500 Baht (Admission ticket includes access to Wat Phra Kaeo, The Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile, and to Vimanmek Mansion Museum on Ratchawithi Road
Wat Arun, or the Temple of Dawn, is a Buddhist temple that is located in the Yai district, on the riverside of Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. It is one of the remarkable landmarks in Thailand well known for its stunning architectural design and decorations. It is definitely a must visit for travelers and tourists to Bangkok, Thailand!
34 Wang Doem Rd, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
Wat Pho, also known the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is a first-class royal temple and monastery located in Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, that is situated south of the Grand Palace.
Soi Thai Wang, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Chinatown, located on Yaowarat Road, is a popular tourist attraction in Bangkok. It is in one of the oldest areas of Bangkok and a home to a large ethnic Chinese community in Thailand.
You can find tons of shops selling gold, garments, textiles, souvenirs and many more. The way the shops are packed is quite a scene.
If you are a foodie, it is a must-visit place for you because you can find a whole lot of delicious street foods in Chinatown at night. Go ahead and try them!
And spare some time and try a visit to the Chinese temple, too!
1 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Chakkrawat, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Khao San Road, located in the Banglamphu area of Bangkok, Thailand, is widely known as a haven for
backpackers as it offers cheap accommodation and an easy access to the major attractions in the city.
From internet cafes, shopping places, Thai traditional massage, street food to travel agencies that will help you visit neighboring countries such as Laos, Vietnam and India, this wonderful area offers everything backpack travelers need. It’s no wonder why Khao San Road is the first and last stop for many travelers to Bangkok!
Chatuchak Market is the biggest market in Thailand with over 15,000 stores and 300k visitors a day on average.
As this is a weekend market, visiting on Saturday and Sunday is highly recommended so that you can scan all kinds of stores at once. The night market opens every Friday which is also wholesale day.
If you would like to just look around what this market looks like without so much crowd then go to the market on the weekday.
On Wednesday and Thursday, few stores including Plants & Flowers section will be opened.
This market is divided into 27 sections and each section consists of stores selling the same kind of goods.
*About the sections
1, 2, 27 : Used book stores, Restaurants, Dessert shops
2~4 : Interior design, Home decor, Paintings, Pottery
5~6, 10~24 : Clothes, Accessory, consumer products
7~9, 22~26 : Furniture, Antiques, Craftwork
Damson Saduak Floating Market is located in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. It is about 100 kilometers away from central Bangkok. It is the largest and most famous floating market among tourist and Thais alike.
The best time to visit the market is early in the morning since the market closes around noon. The market usually gets very crowded because of tourists and sellers. It will be interesting for you to spend time looking around the market and seeing thousands of vendors selling tropical fruits, vegetables, souvenirs and food. Most of fruits and vegetables are home-grown. Also, it will be a good experience trying handmade food that was made on the long tail boat.
A great way to see the market is to ride a longtail boat around the river.
Lovers of Thai art and culture can spend hours gawking at the treasures inside the Bangkok National Museum. Home to one of the most enticing Asian art collections, the museum also features Neolithic artefacts, religious works and regional crafts. A guided tour of the collections includes learning about court traditions and the religious history of the region that continues to influence artistic expression to this day.
Dubbed the green lung of Bangkok, Bang Krachao is an island located in the province of Phra Pradaeng just outside the city. What’s ideal about the island is that it lacks any urban trimmings and features an extensive park, small yet stunning temples, spirit houses, a floating market and extremely friendly residents. If you want to escape the confines of the city, this is one place where you’ll feel far away without really getting away.
Set atop the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, one of the tallest hotels in the world, the Baiyoke observation deck soars 77 floors above Bangkok, while the revolving viewpoint is on the 84th floor, providing some of the most stellar views of the city. One of the best ways to experience it is to go for dinner at the Baiyoke Sky Restaurant, which serves up a scrumptious seafood buffet as the sun sets over the skyscrapers around the city.