Popularly known as the capital of Thailand and most populous city, Bangkok is an international hub for transport and health care. The city is the heart of Thailand which is also a centre for entertainment, fashion and arts. Bangkok is famous for its cultural landmarks as well as vibrant street life. No doubt, the city is one of the world’s top tourist destinations which is also named as “World’s Best City” for four years. Bangkok experiences mainly three seasons: hot, cool and rainy. Bangkok is much fascinating, incredible and exciting city to visit. Explore the city, its history, temples, art, culture, street food, natural perfection, unique communities and the best tourist attractions, there’s plenty to see around the city.
Have you ever been to Bangkok? If not, then are you planning a trip to Bangkok? If yes, then this blog is for you. Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand is the best place to be during this summer. Bangkok is a fascinating, beautiful and exciting city that never sleeps. People work all day and night in Bangkok. There is a lot that this city offers you during your visit. Thousands of stuff can actually be achieved in Bangkok. The bustling city blends strange and beautiful sights, sounds and smells. We find Bangkok an interesting place and we’re sure that you too are going to find this place alluring.
You might feel to stay for several weeks in this busy town because of its fascinating views and culture. There is something for everyone in the Capital of Thailand, from temples to shopping centres, parks, palaces and beautiful architecture, you can explore a lot of places. You’ll be delighted to know that that is a number of most amazing things that only Bangkok can offer you. We’ve brought this top 10 list of the best attractions in Bangkok.
Temple Of The Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Temple of the Reclining Buddha is the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok, comprising of famous Reclining Buddha (more than 150 feet in length). The Buddhas feet alone are 16 feet (five meters) tall. Explore the whole Wat Pho compound including carved narrative panels, artwork and lots of Buddha images. The complex is also known as a hub of knowledge for traditional Thai medicine and Thai massage where travelers can even book a massage appointment.
Being the swiftest way to get around, BTS is popularly known to whisk where you want to be in no time at all. It covers major shopping malls, Chatuchak Weekend Market, all Sukhumvit Roads attractions, and even the riverside. Undoubtedly; BTS Skytrain is the most smooth, fast, cheap, cool and fast way to enjoy Bangkok. Book hotel near BTS Skytrain and use the BTS Rabbit card / BTS Smart Pass to access all stations.
Temple Of The Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
Considered as Thailand’s most valued temple, it is the known for the highly revered Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of jade. The temple of the Emerald Buddha is beautifully decorated and has a great sense of peace about it. The complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom nowadays. It features the magnificent Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century with the dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace.
The Grand Palace
Built in 1782 and featuring several magnificent buildings, Bangkoks famous palace complex is a must-see sight that is dazzling, spectacular and undoubtedly the citys most famous landmark. Book hotels near the Grand Palace and enjoy its beautiful architecture and intricate detail with proud creativity and craftsmanship of Thai people. The site comprises the biggest attractions of Thailand like The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, The Central Court, and many more.
Popularized as the largest and oldest park in the city, Lumpini Park is the best way to escape Bangkok without actually leaving town. It is named after the Buddhas place of birth in Nepal. Book hotels near Lumpini Park Bangkok and enjoy shady paths with a large artificial lake and swept lawns. One of the best times to visit the park is before 7am. You can enjoy paddleboats, playgrounds and enormous monitor lizards as well.
Chatuchak Park is one of the oldest parks in Bangkok, consisting of public tennis courts and soccer fields with the Chatuchak Weekend Market which has become must-visit place for tourists. On a typical weekend, more than 200,000 visitors come here to sift through the goods on offer. Chatuchak Park has a diversity of facilities, like bicycle riding, walking along the meandering paths, lying down by the lake, exploring the outer reaches of the park and many more.
King Rama IX Park
King Rama IX Park is the largest green space you will find inside the city proper, occupying several hundred acres of land up in northeastern Bangkok. With large lake, expansive gardens, beautiful pavilions as well as plenty of spots for exercise; King Rama IX Park also showcases the floating lotus gardens with an extensive array of different types of gardens.
Baan Silapin is over 200 years old which is well preserved family house constructed of wood. It is located along a canal on the Thonburi side of Bangkok which has been beautifully restored to hang out with a good book or just relax in this creative space. Baan Silapin always catches the eyes of tourists passing by on speeding boats. You will enjoy several human-sized statues painted in white, red or black sitting by the water.
Bangkok National Museum
The Bangkok National Museum holds Thailand’s biggest collection of artefacts and Thai sculpture. This is Southeast Asia’s biggest museum, so you should set aside at least multiple hours to visit this unique attraction in Bangkok. King Rama V opened the Museum for the first time to reveal all the presents his father had given him. You will see some really pleasant displays from the first pavilion, which continue to sum up the history of the country. In the museum, you can find other interesting things including Chinese weapons, jewels, puppets, textiles and the Khon masks. For anyone wanting to know more about the complex history of Thailand, it is the best place to be. You will be given a tour in English to gain a better understanding of all of the collection when you go to the museum on Thursdays.
It is a famous shopping mall in Bangkok. This place is the shopping paradise for the shopping addicts. This mall has shops of some of the most premium fashion brands in the world. This mall has the largest aquarium in Asia. It has a huge multiplex cinema and enough restaurants that serve authentic, lip-smacking Thai food. It has an exhibition hall, the Thai Art Gallery and a concert hall for opera. It also has a karaoke area and a bowling alley. Siam Paragon was built on the Siam Intercontinental Hotel’s former site, which was demolished at the end of its lease in 2002. The center includes more than 250 stores. Several car manufacturers such as Lamborghini and Ferrari have showrooms inside Siam Paragon. You can definitely find what you are looking for if you have a lot of money in your pocket.
Have a Thai Massage
Your visit to Bangkok is incomplete without a traditional Thai massage. There is no place in the world that can offer you a Thai massage as relaxing as the massage parlours of Bangkok. Thai massage was originated in Thailand, so if you want to feel relaxed, invigorated and balanced, then find the best massage parlour near your hotel and get a traditional Thai massage. With a tradition Thai massage in Bangkok, you’ll surely forget all your stress, muscle pain and fatigue.
Visit Nana Plaza (Soi 4)
Nana Plaza is the “naughty central” of Bangkok. It has been built in Sukhumvit Soi 4 and is known for its racy themed go-go bars. It is the world’s biggest adult playground. There are several gogo bars full of Thai women who offer sexual pleasure in exchange for money. The name Nana Plaza comes from the wealthy, property-owned Nana family, and Lek Nana was the leading member of the group. Nana Plaza is one of the three most focusing red-light districts in Bangkok alongside Soi Cowboy and Patpong.
Eat Out At Chinatown
Did you know that Bangkok is home to the largest Chinese population outside China? According to the tourism experts, it is worth checking out Chinatown when you visit Bangkok. Chinatown is one of the oldest parts of Bangkok. Chinatown in Bangkok is an exciting place to be. It engages all senses. During the day, the Chinatown is packed with shops and street selling owners. As night comes, street food vendors come out and light up Chinatown’s streets and dark alleyways. You will not find as many different types of Chinese food anywhere else in Bangkok. In Chinatown, you can enjoy rich, tasty and vibrant food at so good prices.
Chao Phraya River
One of the best things to do in Bangkok is to ride the Chao Phraya River at night, which is beautifully illuminated by the temples and alluring views. This river is Bangkok’s lifeblood. Others call Bangkok the’ Venice of the East’ because of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River. As the sky turns from tawny gold to twilight, life along the Chao Phraya River seems to slow down, with fresh elegance. The river flows through the middle of Bangkok and adds to the beauty and attractiveness of this lively city. However, the best way to see this attraction of Bangkok is by cruise or renting a boat. Finish your day on the river by having dinner and see the beauty of the city from a different perspective.
Watch Kickboxing (Muay Thai)
If you are searching for Thai boxing, Bangkok is the best place to enjoy it. For those of you who are not aware of the sport must experience an exciting Muay. Muay Thai kickboxing is a very popular sport in Thailand, emerging as a part of Thailand’s training regime. There are plenty of kickboxing stadiums in Thailand but in Bangkok, usually in Lumpini or Ratchadamnoen stadiums, the biggest fights take place. You will be struck once at the stadium by how pristine and big it is. An evening would certainly be action-packed in Lumpini or Ratchadamnoen stadiums.
Visit Dusit Zoo
Before 1938, Dusit Zoo (locally known as Khao Din) initially was a private botanical garden and in 1938 it became the official avatar. It is now recognized as one of the country’s leading animal park and facility. It has a zoo, hospital, a museum, an educational center, and even a lake you can ride on. It is also one of the largest zoological facilities in the world. Koalas, elephants, monkeys, alligators, lions, tigers, penguins, kangaroos, zebras and pandas are just some of the 1 600 species in Zoo.
Explore the Bangkok Nightlife
Bangkok opens its eyes as the Sun goes down. As it dusks, Bangkok turns into the liveliest city of South-East Asia. In an eruption of colour, music and dance, a stunning aura pervades the city. The carefree setting, a shot of madness as well as a wild population of parties make Thailand’s most insane nightlife. Places like Khao San Road, Sukhumvit, Silom, RCA (Royal City Avenue), Chinatown. Rambuttri Village, Patpong, Thonglor, Ekkamai and Asiatique are the best to get the taste of Bangkok’s nightlife.
Visit the Bangkok Puppet Show
The Bangkok puppet show is an absolute must for the people who visit Bangkok. There are multiple places where you can enjoy a traditional Thai puppet show. Jo Louis Theatre at “Asiatique” in Bangkok is the place where you can take the amazing experience of the traditional Thai puppet show. On the occasion of the 10th World Puppet Art Festival, held in Prague, the Czech Republic, Joe Louis Puppet Theatre, the Thai classical marionette troupe in the Kingdom, received the ‘Best Traditional Performance Award’ among contestants from 44 countries around the world.
Whenever you visit Bangkok, try these amazing things and share your experiences with us.