Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is one of the most fascinating destinations in the world and has lots of places in the must see’ zone. So if the trip is not properly planned then it can turn out to be a real disaster and you may miss out one seeing some of the landmarks of this beautiful city. So to make things easier we have done an extensive research and compiled a list of the 10 must visit places in Bangkok.
1) Wat Arun
This is the most famous landmark in Bangkok and it has been standing tall since the 17th century. The central prang boasts of a unique structure that gives out a pearl like glow in the early morning. In the evening the temple is fully illuminated and looks dazzling from the banks of Chao Phraya.
2) Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew
The Grand Palace is located in the old area of Bangkok and is the most recognized landmark in the city. It was built in 1782 and home of the Thai Royalty for the last 150 years. There are many buildings inside the complex but the most famous is the Wat Phra Kaew. There is a dress code to be followed here and appropriate clothing is available on rent outside the Palace premises.
3) Chatuchak Weekend Market
This is the world’s largest weekend market and home to more than 15,000 stalls. It receives more than 200,000 visitors every day and this is probably the only tourist attraction in Bangkok which is visited by almost every tourist.
4) The Siriraj Medical Museum
If you want a totally different kind of experience then you must visit this place. The museum is really creepy and it also has a Forensic Medicine Museum. This is a must have for horror fans but no creepy sightings have been reported till date. There are dead people and skeletons all around; so make your own choice about coming here!
5) Safari World
All of us love to see Dolphin shows and here in Bangkok you get a chance to see it live. There is a zoo also where you get a chance to get familiarized with more than 200 species of birds. If you are travelling with kids then you simply cannot miss this place.
6) Wat Pho
Also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho is located in Old Bangkok. The giant statue of reclining Buddha is 46m long and is just a short walking distance from the Grand Palace.
7) River Cruise on Chao Phraya
The Chao Phraya River flows through Bangkok and is the most important feature of the city. You can take a tour on the long tail boat and enjoy from a totally different perspective. On one hand you will be able to see the huge skyscrapers along the river and on the other hand you can view the small canals and the floating wooden houses.
8) Siam Paragon Shopping Centre
This is a perfect place for the shopaholics. You will get everything and anything in this premium shopping centre. The marine aquarium – Siam Ocean World – is also located inside this mall.
9) Floating Market
The Domnoen Saduak Floating Market is the most famous where people can buy fruits, vegetables and cooked Thai food right from the boat. Just cruise the narrows canals with a guided tour boat and soak in the unique atmosphere of the floating market.
10) MBK Centre
This is one of the largest shopping centres in Bangkok. It has 8 levels with as many as 2,000 shops and restaurants. The mall receives around 100,000 visitors on a daily basis. The stores in the mall sell both authentic and knockoff goods so you need to be really sure about what you are buying.
The Suvarnabhumi International Airport is connected to all major airports in the world and Thai Airways has a direct flight to Los Angeles in the US. So you can fly off to US and extend your vacation by a few weeks more.
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