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In order to help you plan your stay, I have prepared this guide of the 30 best things to do in Bangkok and its surroundings. You will find all must-see attractions in and around the city as well as itineraries to visit Bangkok in 1, 2, 3 days or more! No matter if you want to discover the Grand Palacevisit the most beautiful temples, go shopping in the modern part of the city or visit one of the famous floating marketsyou will for sure find many activities to enjoy during your stay.
And as usual, I will also give you all my best tips and my list of the best places to stay in Bangkok, depending on your budget. So, What are the best things to do in Bangkok? Where to stay? 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.
Built inthe year when Bangkok officially became the capital of the country after the fall of the Ayutthaya and Thonburi kingdom, the complex includes more than 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. In the chapel, you can admire a jade statue of Buddha found in in Chiang Rai in the north of Thailand.
This statue is revered by all Thai people. The palace is open everyday and the entrance fee is bahts plus bahts for an audio guide. Admission to a Thai dance show at the Royal Theater is also included. You can find more information at the official website. Legs and shoulders must be covered. One last thing to keep in mind: if your pants are too tight or ripped, you will not be allowed to enter neither! The Grand Palace of Bangkok 2. Wat Pho Wat Phothe second main tourist attraction in Bangkok, is located not far from the Grand Palace and is easily accessible on foot.
Inside, you can admire the largest reclining Buddha in the city: 45 meters long and 15 meters high! Entry to Wat Pho costs bahts and the visit takes around an hour and a half. Any other information needed can be found on the official website. For around 20 bahts, you can buy coins and put them one by one in each bowl. The goal? Attract good luck!
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Wat Pho 3. Wat Arun Wat Arun completes the trio of temples to visit during your stay in Bangkok.
Wat Arun is especially known for its 82 meters prang a towerentirely covered in tiny pieces of colorful porcelain. 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. If you want to learn more about their history, you should really opt for a guided visit of these 3 points of interest in Bangkok.
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I want to learn everything about Bangkok's best places to visit Wat Arun 4. The market is organized into sections : clothes, shoes, jewelry, souvenirs, and much more! And as you can imagine, there is a also a large part dedicated to food. And to relax a bit, you should go to the large park located nearby. Lots of Thais go there with their family and friends to picnic by the lakeside.
And if you continue your trip in Thailand to the north, towards Chiang Mai or Chiang Raiyou will also have the opportunity to discover other markets.
Voyage Tips - Advice Since the market is a bit far from the city center, the easiest and fastest way to get there is to take the metro and get off at the Chatuchak Park station. As the market is really touristy, pickpockets are going there too! Pay attention to your belongings and when you take your wallet out to pay for your purchases.
Chatuchak Market 5. Built on the top of a hill, the Golden Mount temple allows you to enjoy a degree view over Bangkok. To get there, you will have to climb a few stepsbut really nothing too insurmountable! Along the path, you will find fountains and statues, as well as several gongs you can ring to attract luck, love, or money your choice!
A few years ago, it was especially a good place for backpackers to find cheap accommodation. Nowadays, the place is super touristic and Khao San road clearly became one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the city.
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There, you will find bars and restaurants where everyone goes in the evening to have a drink. In Bangkok, you should also take a stroll in Chinatown districtone of the main points of interest of the city. Stroll in the alleys and discover the shopping stalls and street vendors where you can taste Chinese cuisine. In Talat Maithe Chinatown market, you can stock up on exotic fruits or, for the bravest among you, some culinary oddities. Take advantage of your stroll in Chinatown to visit the Wat Traimit. Inside the temple, there is an impressive solid gold 5.
Originallythe statue was more commonplace, made in golden stucco and housed in another temple in Chinatown. But when the temple had to be destroyed, the monks decided to move the statue to Wat Traimit. While transporting it, the statue felt down and the stucco cracked, revealing the gold.
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They realized that the statue was completely made of gold and had been covered in stucco to protect it during the invasion of Thailand by the Burmese. Since then, Wat Traimit has been an important pilgrimage destination for the Thais and is one of the most important temples of Bangkok. This huge park is the largest green space in the city. You can stroll along landscaped paths and around the lake.
If you have kids, they will for sure enjoy the playgrounds and swan shaped pedal boats!
During your walk in the park, keep your eyes open and you will probably spot a few Malay lizards. As they look like Komodo dragons, they can be quite impressive at first glance! However they are not reputed to be dangerous still, they are wild animals with unpredictable reactions.
They can be up to 3 meters long. They are very common in parks, especially near ponds or lakes. The lizards are generally calm and you can take pictures of them.
However never try to pet them or to give them foodthey have sharp teeth and long claws. You should always keep in mind that even if they look slow, they are capable of lightning fast acceleration. I saw it myself on an island, when 2 tourists ran out of a forest chased by a big lizard. It was funny to see, but it also makes you think twice before approaching one! Based in Bangkok and fascinated by Thai silkshe contributed to make them word famous and used by leading international fashion deers during fashion shows in Milan or London.
Besides the textiles, you can admire numerous works of art during your visit. The house itself is quite unusual: it was built from several sections of traditional wooden houses brought to Bangkok from Ayutthaya. Only guided visits are available and admission costs bahts. More information can be found on the official website. Dusit Park is another place to visit during your stay in Bangkok. There are 2 main buildings of very different styles:. During my visit, the two buildings were unfortunately closed for renovations no reopening date was given at the time.