The Thai capital has many identities. A foodie city. A holy city. The City of Sin. Sampling all of them is a big ask, but we has pulled together more than attractions that squeeze out every last drop of Bangkok’s potential. Let’s exploce Top Things Attraction To Do And Must See Visit BangKok below.
Top Things Attraction To Do And Must See Visit BangKok
Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew
The Grand Palace more than lives up to its name. The white exterior walls keep the priceless relics hidden from the public, but upon paying the entrance fee, visitors are treated to views of towering spires and stunning temples across the grounds.
A second must see inside the palace walls is Wat Phra Kaew, otherwise known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Inside, a smallish emerald and gold laden Buddha dons a cloak that the king changes with the passing of each season.
Jim Thompson House Museum
The Jim Thompson House Museum comprises six traditional Thai teak homes that once belonged to American entrepreneur Jim Thompson, who is credited with making Thai silk famous around the world. The museum showcases Thompson’s relics and unique art pieces that he collected from different parts of Thailand, and of course, Thai silk abounds.
One of the most intriguing aspects of Thompson’s life is that he went missing in Malaysia back in 1967, never to be found again. Part of the museum explores the various theories about this unsolved mystery.
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace (or Royal Palace) is the most visited tourist site in Bangkok and one of the must see attractions during a trip to Thailand. It’s located on the edge of the Chao Phraya river and is surrounded by a 1.9 kilometers long wall. Built in 1782, the year when Bangkok officially became the capital of the country after the fall of the Ayutthaya and Thonburi kingdom, the complex includes more than 100 buildings, palaces, and pavilions.
The sovereigns of Thailand lived there for many years in the past, but today the King only goes there for official ceremonies. During your visit to the Grand Palace in Bangkok, don’t miss the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, a royal chapel. In the chapel, you can admire a jade statue of Buddha found in 1434 in Chiang Rai (in the north of Thailand). This statue is revered by all Thai people. Another impressive building is Chakri Mahat Prasat palace, built by King Rama V to be his residence. The palace is open everyday and the entrance fee is 500 bahts (plus 200 bahts for an audio guide).
Wat Arun completes the trio of temples to visit during your stay in Bangkok. It’s located on the other side of the river from the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. To get there, you’ll have to take a boat shuttle (4 bahts) that drops you off right in front of the entrance.
Wat Arun is especially known for its 82 meters prang (a tower), entirely covered in tiny pieces of colorful porcelain. It’s surrounded by 4 smaller prangs, also encrusted with mosaics. Recently renovated, the location is really worth the visit. And if you have the chance, come back in the evening to see it illuminated from the other side of the river. Wat Arun is open everyday and the entrance fee is 50 bahts.
Khao San Road
Known as a haven for backpackers, Khao San Road is a kilometre long street filled with countless bars, street food vendors, chain restaurants and some of the cheapest hotels and hostels. Backpackers flock here to mix, mingle and party day and night as bar girls entice onlookers with happy hour deals and buckets filled with beer. Drugs run rampant around this stretch, but getting caught in Bangkok comes with serious ramifications stick to the booze.
Religious relics can be found along the many streets of Bangkok, and one of the most stunning of them all is the Erawan Shrine. It sits at one of the biggest and busiest intersections in the heart of the city, and Thais and tourists alike often flock to the site for prayer, traditional Thai dance and generally for any Buddhist holiday. Tragically, the shrine was partly destroyed during a terrorist bombing in 2015, but has since been restored to its original glory, albeit with a much heavier police presence.