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Top 15 Places To Visit In Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok truly offers an unmatched sightseeing experience to visitors coming from all over the world. Be it a honeymoon couple, a solo wanderlust traveler, or a family vacationer, Bangkok has a long list of places to visit. You can explore a multitude of places to visit in Bangkok to know more about the culture and traditions of the place. The tour of Bangkok will surely make you feel nostalgic.

So now when you plan a trip to Thailand, make sure you visit these marvelous places in Bangkok and let your family & friends know about the true beauty of this city.

Here are the Top 15 Places to Visit in Bangkok, which are worth visiting on your Bangkok Trip:

1. Wat Pho

Sightseeing in Bangkok is not complete without Wat Pho which is the host of the largest reclining Buddha in the city. It is Thailand’s earliest center for public education and has the largest collection of images of Buddha. Covering 8 hectares of area, Wat Pho has various tourist sites, for example, Th Chetuphon and monastic facilities. The temple compound is also the headquarters for the education of traditional Thai medicine, Thai massage, etc. It is amongst the most highly visited Thailand tourist places.

2. Wat Arun

The Temple of the Dawn or Wat Arun towers 260 ft above the Chao Phraya River. With fabulous views of the rising and setting sun, the temple is one of Bangkok's major tourist attractions after the Grand Palace. It is possible to climb the temple for views across the river to the Grand Palace and beyond, but its narrow steps are not for the faint-hearted.

3. Grand Palace

Located in the heart of the city, the popular Grand Palace is one the most famous places to visit in Bangkok city, without which your Thailand trip would definitely stay incomplete. This former residence of King Rama of the Rattanakosin Kingdom now hosts royal ceremonies and enriching tours for every type of traveler and is one of the best Bangkok tourist places. Get a glimpse of the royal life of the king that will make you sorry for your normal life. Apart from his residence, you can also witness the grandeur of the ‘Temple of the Emerald Buddha’ situated here.

4. Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

Siam Ocean World Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. It is one of the finest places to visit in Thailand Bangkok. Boasting More than 400 species of fish, crustaceans and even penguins populate this vast underground facility. Diving with sharks is also an option if you have your driving license, and there are shark and penguin feedings. Among all the things to do in Thailand, this is the most recommendable.

5. Skywalk at MahaNakhon Observatory

This is Thailand's tallest building and a must-visit tourist place in Bangkok. King Power Mahanakhon features a stunning SkyWalk with a 63 sq.m. glass tray floor that is 314 m above the city. The 74th floor offers panoramic 360-degree views from its observation deck. A two-tiered observation tower on the 78th floor also boasts Bangkok's highest rooftop bar.

6. Siam Park City

Siam Park City is a famous one of the famous tourist places in Bangkok for several years. Established in 1980, it is Thailand's largest theme park spanning about 120 acres and including 5 zones. Siam Water Park is the topmost favorite zone for visitors, which features the largest wave pool in the world. Thus, you get to revel in a whole day of fun at this theme park. There are a lot of thrilling rides for kids and adults. This theme park is a must-visit spot if you are planning a family trip.

7. Bangkok Safari World

Claiming to be the world’s largest ‘open zoo’, Safari World is divided into two parts, a drive­ through Safari Park and a Marine Park. The park offers an exciting safari drive, an intimate encounter with friendly dolphins, or an exhilarating fast ­paced spectacular action stunt, Safari World has it all. The Park is home to hundreds of animals from all over the world and native indigenous species which are highlights of the park. It is one of the most amazing places to visit in Bangkok...

8. Chatuchak Market

Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’. If you have one weekend in Bangkok, squeeze in a day trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market and you will not be disappointed. There is a system to help you navigate your way through Chatuchak. Inside, one main walkway encircles the entire market, and it branches off into a series of numbered alleyways called Soi 1, Soi 2, Soi 3, and so on.

9. Floating Market Bangkok

Almost every traveler visiting Bangkok for the first time has this ardent urge to visit these unique shopping areas conducted by traditional boats. Despite the fact that sellers are more worried about tourists as compared to local people nowadays, the floating markets of Bangkok are still heaped with tropical fruits and vegetables, ready-to-drink coconut juice, and local food cooked from floating kitchens found right on the vessel.

It might sound strange but there are different varieties of floating markets in Bangkok. While most of them begin their operations early morning at around 05:00 AM, the rest remain open till noon as well. Well, it is best advised to sit and relax without any bargaining over prices, you can even opt for a guided boat tour to Bang Khu Wiang, Bang Nam Pheung, Damnoen Saduak, Khlong Lat Mayom, and various other beautiful and impressive floating markets. It is a highly visited tourist place in Bangkok.

These stunning markets are operational throughout the year. Weekends are the ideal time to visit.

10. Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise

Be here any time of the day, this river has magic in it! This major river of Thailand acts as a major transportation zone where ferries and cruises run over to transport the general public. One can also view the skyline of Bangkok while traveling on the river cruise and enjoy the sightseeing in a very distinct manner. You can even plan to stay or just chill at the cafe settled in the Chao Phraya riverfront and soothe the eyes and mind beautifully.

11. Dusit Zoo

Thailand’s very first zoo, Dusit Zoo has been around for more than 60 years and it is much more than what meets the eye. Hop into the sightseeing train and explore the zoo in it or peddle your way into the lake, this zoo has everything for everyone. White Bengal Tiger, Albino Barking Deer, Penguin, Panda, Koala, Elephant, Zebra, and other 1600 animals call this animal park their home. Children can enjoy the amusement park and can take fun rides all day long.

12. Chinatown

Chinatown is among the popular places to visit in Bangkok and a food haven for new-generation tourists who flock here after sunset to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants, and a dense concentration of gold shops, Chinatown is an experience not to miss. China Town is known for its stunning temples, exotic street food, and abundant opportunities to shop. Wat Tramit with the world’s largest Buddha, Sampeng Lane, and China Gate are some of the attractions. At night this area turns into one of the best street food locations in Bangkok.

13. Pororo Water Park

Located at the heart of Bangkok, with more than 10,000 sq. m. of water park recreation. There are several water rides to chill down, such as Tong Tong's Magic Slide and Pororo's Funnel. Children can swim at Pororo's Playground Pool zone which boasts nine kid-friendly pools with interactive water play activities. After a thrilling adventure around the water park, you can also take the kids to play with Pororo - the Little Penguin.

14. Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit is one of the most favorite tourist destinations in Bangkok. It has an impressive 5.5 m tonne and is 3 m tall, the solid gold image of Buddha. The image is sculpted in an elegant Sukhothai style and was discovered around 40 years ago. The statue of Buddha in Wat Traimit is housed in a new marble structure, which is four stories.

15. Siam Square

Siam Square, like the city in which it is located, is an area of contrast. In essence, it is the hub of all things cool, an individual expression point where styles are both shaped and surface (and resurfaced). One of the most popular tourist places to visit in Bangkok.

Besides the above top places, there are many other places where you can make visit during your trip to Bangkok like Bangkok National Museum, Madame Tussauds, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, Art In Paradise, Suan Pakkad Palace, Nanta Show Bangkok, and much more.

You can Enjoy Relaxing Spa with some of the best massage centers in the world, as Bangkok can be claimed as the ‘Massage Capital’ of the world.

You can watch Calypso Cabaret Show, One of the mind-blowing places to visit in Bangkok to witness glitzy theatre performances during your trip to Thailand, Calypso Cabaret show is backed up by fantastic music, lighting, and sound.

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