Discover The Best Attractions in Bangkok
Wat Arun, or the Temple of Dawn, is one of the most famous temples in Thailand. Named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn, the temple sits majestically beside the Chao Phraya River, and is one of the most striking riverside landmarks of Thailand. One of the few surviving legacies from the Chakri dynasty of Thailand, Wat Arun is an architectural representation of Mount Meru, the center of the world in Buddhist cosmology.
Opening hours: 8:30 to 17:30 hours
Location: on the Chao Phraya River, opposite Tha Thien Pier, Bangkok (8.6km)
Some of most spectacular Buddhist architecture can be found at Wat Pra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). On view are many exquisite carvings and decorations.
Opening hours: 8:30 to 15:30 hours (except during special royal ceremonies)
Location: Na Phra Lan Road, Bangkok (6.8km)
This beautiful royal temple of white Carrara marble is widely known as the“Marble Temple”. This royal temple was built at the turn of the century under the reign of King Rama V in 1899. The main bot (chapel) is a prime example of modern Thai architecture and employs European styles such as stained glass windows. The interior of the main building is magnificently decorated with cross beams of lacquer and gold. The courtyard behind the bot contains 53 Buddha images, representing famous images and styles from all over Asia, Thailand and other Buddhist countries.
Opening hours: 8:00 to 17:00 hours
Location: Rama V Road, Bangkok (4.8km)
Attending a Muay Thai bout is a must-do for sports fans seeking a quintessential Thai experience. Bangkok’s two major boxing stadiums are Ratchadamnoen Stadium and Ramintra Stadium. Match cards alternate between these two sites.
Opening hours: Ratchadamnoen Stadium (Wed - Thu) 17:00 to 22:00 hours (4.9km)
(Sun - Mon) 17:00 to 22:00 hours
Ramintra Stadium (Mon & Fri) 18:00 to 22:00 hours (24.9km)
(Sat) 16:00 to 00:00 hours
Jim Thompson was largely responsible for the worldwide popularity of Thai silk, and The Jim Thompson House is testament to his commitment to maintaining and celebrating Thai art and culture. Over the years this fame has spread, in part due to his mysterious disappearance in Malaysia in 1967. At the time of his disappearance, the native American had lived in Thailand for nearly 22 years. The Jim Thompson complex houses six traditional teak houses from around the country, each tastefully decorated with art pieces and antiques from around Southeast Asia. There’s also a shop selling his trademark silk designs and a small café.
Opening hours: 9:00 to 18:00 hours
Location: Rama I Road, Bangkok, BTS National Stadium (1.7km)
Wang Suan Pakkard (Palace of the Lettuce Garden) is one of Bangkok’s most delightful retreats. This peaceful oasis was the home of Princess Chumbhot of Nakhon Sawan.
Opening hours: 9:00 to 16:00 hours
Location: Sri Ayutthaya Road, Bangkok (2.0km)
Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn, better known as Wat Pho, is one of the most renowned temples in Thailand. The temple underwent restoration work during the reign of King Rama III, when various writings were inscribed on the temple's stones. Even today, these inscriptions provide us with vast knowledge, and include such subjects as the history of its construction, traditional medicine, politics and culture, as well as Thai literature, and Buddhism. Because of these invaluable inscriptions, Wat Pho has been registered as “Memory of the World” by UNESCO.
Opening hours: 8:00 to 17:00 hours
Location: Maharat Road, Bangkok (6.0km)
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is a contemporary arts centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Art, music, theatre, film, design and cultural/educational events take place in its exhibition and performance spaces. The centre includes cafes, commercial art galleries, bookshops, craft shops, and an art library. It is intended as a venue for cultural exchange, giving Bangkok an operational base on the international art scene.
Opening hours: 10:00 to 21:00 hours
Location: Pathum Wan, Bangkok (1.5km)
- China Town - Yaowarat (5.2km)
Yaowarat, Bangkok’s Chinatown, is the World’s most renowned street food destination and the local favorite dining district.
- Chatuchak Market - Chatuchak (10.3km)
Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’.
- Rod Fai Train market - Rachada (5.2km)
The Train Night Market Ratchada, also known as Talad Nud Rod Fai, is a new offering from the people behind the venerable Train Night Market in Srinakarin, but the new branch is only a two-minute walk from the MRT. Located right behind Esplanade Cineplex on the busy Ratchadapisek Road
Boat Trip Chao Phraya River
Chao Phraya Tourist Boat proceeds along the Chao Phraya river and stops at the piers that connect to Bangkok's tourists attraction. Travelers and tourists can easily explore Bangkok with the convenience and safety when board Chao Phraya tourist boat. One-day River pass holders are able to travel from pier to pier with no concern about purchasing boat ticket again or getting lost.
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