Top 5 Must-See Attractions in Bangkok_ Thailand

January 14, 2020
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Bangkok is Thailand’s largest and most developed city. It is one of the most visited places in the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. With the right mix of old and new—bustling business centers and historical landmarks—Bangkok is packed with endless exciting adventures. From majestic temples, grand palaces, floating markets, and modern skyscrapers, there is just much to do.

With that, here are the five must-see attractions to make Bangkok your next holiday destination:

 

1. Wat Arun

Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, is a Buddhist temple on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It lies opposite the Grand Palace, reflecting the old city’s grandeur and opulence. Its name is derived from the Hindu god Aruna, who is worshipped for the radiations of the rising sun.

What makes Wat Arun a popular tourist destination is its unique architectural design that is so unlike other temples in Thailand. Its famous 70-meter spire is completely covered with pieces of colored glass and Chinese porcelain. This steep work of art is open for adventurous tourists. Know that climbing it is not for the faint at heart, but it will give you a gorgeous sweeping view of Bangkok’s skyline once you reach the top. Though it is known as the Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun is best visited at night when it is brightly lit with golden beams.

 

2. The Grand Palace

Just across Wat Arun, Bangkok’s Grand Palace is another must-see tourist spot. Built in 1782, the Grand Palace was once home to the King of Thailand and the administrative seat of government. Today, it remains to be one of the most revered landmarks in the country. Here, you’ll also find an array of Buddhist sculptures and temples. If you’re planning to visit this place, make sure to allot a few hours to stroll along the compound and marvel at the palace’s beautiful architectural design and distinct cultural heritage.

 

3. Bangkok’s Floating Markets

It is said that the best way to get to know a city is by going to the heart of its markets. When in Bangkok, don’t miss a trip to one of its numerous floating markets. Hop aboard a wooden balsa and cruise through stalls of fruit, produce, handicrafts, and textile. The best way to explore these floating markets is by going on guided tours. Choose from the three biggest and most popular markets: Damnoen Saduak, Amphawa, and Klong Lat Mayom. At these places, you can buy a few souvenirs and don’t forget to try the local delicacies.

 

4. Khao San Road

This busy intersection is popular among the young and young-at-heart. It’s home to cheap hostels and inns, making it a favorite hub of eager backpackers. At night, this road transforms into a lively street party, with mobile bars and pop-up food stalls lining up the sidelines. If you want to experience the ultimate Bangkok party scene, a stroll along Khao San Road is a must in your itinerary.

 

5. Thai Massage

Don’t end your Bangkok tour without experiencing the famous Thai massage. You won’t have a hard time finding a massage parlor in the city—they’re practically everywhere in Bangkok. An hour’s worth of relaxation typically costs about 250 Baht, and you can choose between a combination of head, neck, back, and foot massages. It will be best to do this after a tiring day of shopping and adventure so that you can regain your energy and enjoy the rest of your trip.

Whether or not it’s your first time traveling Bangkok, there’s always something new to discover in this unique landscape. If you’re looking for a hotel in the city center, get in touch with us today and book your stay! We provide a central location in the heart of Bangkok.

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