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Bangkok Attractions

The capital of Thailand, Bangkok is a thriving city with heavy traffic and a friendly population of hard working people. It is perhaps much more technologically advanced than most travellers think, with some cultural traditions and attractions well blended into the modern city.

Top Attractions

The temples, locally known as Wat, are the first thing everyone wants to see in Bangkok. And there are temples, shrines and religious buildings everywhere. The big three would be Wat Arun – Temple of The Dawn, Wat Pho, the reclining Buddha and Wat Trai Mit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha. These are all in Old Bangkok area, easily accessed by river boats, as is the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew.

Kids & Family

There are plenty of things to keep the kids entertained, but perhaps Snow Town seems unusual in the heat of Bangkok. If they get tired of the cold, take them to Bat Cat- The Batman Museum. Or explore the wonders of Nature at the Butterfly Gardens and Insectarium.

Shopping & Nightlife

There are street stalls and shopping centres all over Bangkok, but the best known tourist markets and nightlife is Khao San Road. Better quality shops can be found at Ploenchit, and Siam area, easily accessible by Skytrain. The Amarin Plaza has a lovely food court on the 4th floor and on the 3rd floor is a cultural heritage & craft market, seemingly undiscovered by the crowds yet.

The most popular shopping centers, where you can pretty much find everything, are MBK and Siam Paragon.

Day Tours

Favourite tours include the Floating Market, to the River Kwai on the Death Railway and the train trip to the Umbrella Market. The Umbrella market is not selling umbrellas, however, the stalls fold themselves up to let the train through the centre of the market several times a day.

Travel Guides & Inspiration for Bangkok

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Culture

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Most Popular Attractions in Bangkok

1. Paragon Cineplex

  • Highlights Super clean and modern designs makes this a world class venue. Different screens are available for everyone to choose from: 4D movies –...

2. MBK Shopping Center

  • Highlights Level 4 – Endless rows of electronic shops selling the same mobiles, androids, ipads and other apple products. Level 6 – Great bargain...

Tickets & Tours

3. Siam Paragon

  • Highlights Shopping – 7 floors of specialty stores including fashion, technology and lifestyle. Food – Located on the ground floor, the Food Hall is...

4. Madame Tussauds Bangkok

  • Highlights Themed zones including sport legends, influencial leaders, musicians, historical figures, famous scientists & artists, TV personalities...

12. Asiatique Sky

  • Adult 300 Baht, Child 200 Baht, Senior 200 Baht
  • 02 108 4488
  • 2194 Charoenkrung Road, Wat Prayakrai District, Bangkok Laem, Bangkok 10120
  • Daily 5pm-12mn
  • 8

Tickets & Tours

13. The Paseo Mall

  • free
  • 66 2 329 8999
  • 129 Lat Krabang 24 | Lat Krabang, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Mon-Sun 10am-10pm
  • 4

17. Fortune Town IT Mall

  • free
  • 02 248 5855
  • Corner of Rama IX and Ratchadapisek Roads,MRT Rama 9 exit 1, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
  • Mon-Sun 10am-10pm
  • 6

22. Baiyoke Sky Tower

  • 300 Bath
  • 66-0-26563000, 66-0-26563456
  • 222 Rajprarop Road | Pratunam District, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
  • Mon-Sun 10am-10:30pm
  • 11

25. Aksra Theatre

  • 800 Bath
  • 66 2 205 8888 ext. 5730
  • King Power Downtown Complex, 3F, 8/1 Rangnam Road | Thung Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
  • Mon-Wed 10am-7:30pm, Thu-Sun 10am-6:30pm

27. Dusit Zoo

  • Adult 150 Baht, Child 70 Baht
  • 02 281-2000
  • 71 Rama 5 Rd. | Dusit, Bangkok 10300 , Thailand
  • Daily 8am - 6pm
  • 6

28. Platinum Fashion Mall

  • free
  • 66 2 121 9999
  • 222 Petchburi Road | Ratchathevee, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
  • Mon-Tue 9am-8pm, Wed 8am-8pm, Thu-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-8pm
  • 9

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