Bangkok, Thailand – Top 10 Places to Visit

1. Wat Arun

Also called the ‘Temple of the Dawn’, this is one of the most magnificent temples in Bangkok. It looks a lot more lovely during the sundown. Both the location and architecture of the temple made it a place worth to see. The temple’s name has originated from the Hindu God Aruna and thus holds a special place among the people.

Wat Arun
Wat Arun | © Asia Web Direct

2. Jim Thompson’s House

This destination is an unusual yet fascinating place in Bangkok. For museum lovers, you must visit here to witness the lost art of the city. Furthermore, the magnificence of traditional Thai architecture is well presented through the building structures.

Jim Thompson House Bangkok
Jim Thompson House | © Trover

3. Bangkok Grand Palace

Former home for the Rattanakosin Kingdom’s King Rama, this place now hosts imperial ceremonies and guided tours. Other than having a glimpse of the king’s royal life, you can also witness the beauty of the ‘Temple of the Emerald Buddha’.

Grand Palace Bangkok
Grand Palace | ©

4. Lumphini Park

Home to a lot of flora and fauna, Lumphini Park gives you a touch of nature in the middle of the city. Not only a perfect place for a picnic, but this park also offers leisure activities like paddle boating, rowing, etc. You can visit here regardless of whether you are a solo traveler, on a family trip or a company trip.

Lumpini Park at night | © Dot Property Co. Ltd. 

5. SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Another popular tourist attraction is certainly Ocean World, home to more than 30,000 sea creatures from around the world. If you are coming to Bangkok for a day trip, this is also a good choice to go. It is located just two floors underneath the premium shopping mall – Siam Paragon.

6. Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market is claimed as the largest weekend market in the world, thus do not miss out to visit here! This market is a heaven for shopaholics, where you can get almost everything from the vast collections here. Likewise, grab some unique souvenirs for your family and friends.

Chatuchak Market Bangkok
Market Stall
Chatuchak Weekend Market | © Wikipedia

7. Wat Pho

Situated near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, this temple is well known for its gigantic reclining Buddha. The 46-meter long statue is fully covered in gold leaf. If you are not a religious person, you can also come to get a good Thai massage in such a peaceful environment.

Wat Pho Reclining Buddha Bangkok
Reclining Buddha Statue | ©

8. Madame Tussauds

Like other main cities in the world, Madame Tussauds is a must-visit wax museum to get up close to the local and international stars. Hence, get your camera ready and snap the best photos with your favorite celebrities.

One Direction wax statues Madame Tussauds Bangkok
One Direction’s Wax Statues | © Fiuzu Pte. Ltd

9. Bangkok Safari World

Different from many other zoos, this popular Safari World in Bangkok gives free-to-roam space to the animals. Enjoy the tour by driving through Safari Park to see some wildlife animals. Otherwise, you can also watch entertaining live shows at Marine Park.

Safari World Bangkok Safari Park
Safari Park Shuttle | © Klook Travel Technology Limited
Safari World Bangkok Marine Park
Marine Park Show | © Travel Master

10. Erawan Museum

Lastly, get an art tour in Bangkok at the Erawan Museum. You will notice the famous three-headed elephant sculpture at the museum’s entrance. In this three-floor museum, you can get an insight into Thai heritage and culture through the antiquities and ancient religious items exhibited.

Three Head Elephant Erawan Museum
Three-Head Elephant | © Mark Wiens, LLC
Erawan Museum
Erawan Museum | © willflyforfood