Best Places To Visit In Bangkok

Best Places To Visit In Bangkok

November 21, 2018 1 By Poonam

Don’t miss to travel Bangkok If you want to fill amaze. Before going to Bangkok, you should know about Bangkok city.

Bangkok is also known as it’s nightlife, there are many beautiful places to visit such as Wat Arun, Dusit Palace, Chao Phraya River, Dream World, MBK Center, Beckoning Chinatown.

The Bangkok city is the capital of Thailand. This is a hot spot to travel in southeast Asia. There are a lot of historical places and spiritual significance.

Top 15 Tourist place In Bangkok

Wat Arun

That place is also Known as the temple of Dawn, which is a Buddhist temple. This is a famous landmark in Bangkok.

There are many Buddhist temples spread around Thailand. It’s directly opposite of the Grand Palace on the other side river.

Wat Arun

History: This is one of the oldest temples.That start in 1782 in Rattanakosin era.

Location:  Wat Arun Amarin Road on the West bank of the Chao Phraya River Bangkok

Height: over the 80 meters.

Entry timing is 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM.

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Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House is a museum in Bangkok. It is known as Jim Thompson art center. There are a tasteful collection of art and antiques.

Now, the brand Jim Thompson extends to the art center, souvenir boutique, restaurant, and café, as well as banqueting facilities located in the same vicinity.  Jim Thompson decided to start a textile business, which is Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. He was an American expat and former architect who moved to Thailand.

Jim Thompson House
image source: asianartnewspaper.com

History: Established in 1959

Location: Soi Kasemsan 2, Which is opposite to the National Stadium on Rama I Road.

The opening hours : 9:00 to 17:00.

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The Grand Place

Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful and popular city to visit in Bangkok. It consists the central square of the city of Brussels.

Also known for their decorative aesthetic wealth. That is considered the most beautiful palace all over the world and registered on the world heritage list of UNESCO in 1998.

The Grand Place

Today’s it is used for :

  1. hosting royal ceremonies
  2. welcoming the king’s guests,
  3. State guests,
  4. other foreign dignitaries

That is divided into two zones:

  1. Temple of the Emerald Buddha and
  2. The royal residence

Location:  Located in Na Phra Lan Road which is in the Phra Nakhon area.

Timing: 8:30 to 15:30.

MBK Center

MBK is a shopping center which is the best tourist spot in Bangkok.

This is one of the famous shopping malls in Bangkok.

There are various creative charm shops in Thai Street Style.

It has 8 floors and 2000 shops, which sell everything like clothing, fashion accessories, handbags, leather products, and luggage to furniture, electric applications, cameras, stationery, DVDs, mobile phones.

MBK Center

History: Started in 1986.

These following things you can do in MBK Center:

  1. Craft Village
  2. Khanom-Bueang or Thai Crispy Pancake
  3. Mobile Mania
  4. Jewelry Market
  5. Camera Master
  6. MBK Center Landmark
  7. Mon Nomsod
  8. Heaven of Street Foods
  9. Manicure
  10. Dried food

Dream World Amusement Park

Dream World Amusement Park is located in Thanyaburi. It is under the umbrella of Dreamworld resort. This is a good spot to spend time with your loved one like family, friends, couples etc.

Dream World Amusement Park

These following things you can do in Dream World Amusement Park:

  1. Wild water rides
  2. Fast and thrilling rides
  3. Smaller rides which are perfect for kids
  4. Cute animal farm
  5. Lovely landscaped gardens
  6. Quicky attraction geared
  7. Family-friendly rides
  8. The attraction that plays with your mind
  9. A joyful afternoon parade

Location: 62 Moo 1, Rangsit-Ongkharak road, Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani just North of Bangkok.

Timing: 10:00 to 17:00

Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya river also called River of King, Maenam and the principal river of Thailand.

It was a very important waterway for the peoples of Thailand and the river used for work almost every day. This is a way of life and finally their main source of income.

There are some destinations in the world which make it possible for visitors to see its urban areas via boat.

Chao Phraya River

That built by four main tributaries, that are:

  1. Wang
  2. Yom
  3. Ping
  4. Nan Rivers

    Operating time : 6:00 to 19:30.

Inspect the Mega reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

Mega reclining Buddha is a famous place. That is the earliest center for public education in Thailand and there are the largest collections of Buddha.

This is the highest visited tourist place in Thailand and the oldest or largest temple complex in Bangkok.  It has a quiet, underground, air-conditioned environment and surfacing in Chinatown takes a quick adjustment.

Inspect the Mega reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

Location: Wat Pro located in the Phra Nakhon on the Rattanakosin Island.

Timing: 8:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Dusit Palace

Dusit Palace called Wang Suan Dusit or Dusit Garden Palace. It is nearby the Grand Palace.

This is a large or complex area which is located in the Rattanakosin Island and an incredible place. All the displays inside will blow your mind away. It is definitely one of the best attractions in Bangkok.

Dusit Palace

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History: started in 20th-century construct by King Rama V.

Timing: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Royal Thai Elephant Museum

This single floor building is based in the vimana palace grounds on the Dusit zoo side. That is used to be the stables for the royal elephants. It consists of two buildings, both of which were former elephant stables.

The Royal Elephant National Museum might leave some visitors feeling underwhelmed, but if you deep interested in Thai culture or history the exhibits and displays are well presented and informative. They provide some charming background details to the significance of the favorable white elephants in Thailand.

 

Royal Thai Elephant Museum

Location: Dusit Palace Park in Th Ratchawithi.

Timing: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Wat Hua Lamphong

This is a royal Buddhist temple. Wat Hua Lamphong is not a famous or popular attraction but well known for coffin donation.

If you will go inside of Wat Hua Lamphong, there are many one-story building and cars. The area is for a funeral.

Wat Hua Lamphong

Location: Bang Rak District of Bangkok in Thailand.

Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park is a first public park in Bangkok. This is a multifunctional park. People can do several outdoor activities under fresh air and shade in this park like exercising, playing games and music, learning social dancing, reading books in the library etc.

The King Rama VI statue in this park which is an interesting thing.

Lumpini Park

history: made in 1992.

Location: Rama IV Road, Pathumwan

Timing:04:30 to  21:00

Bangkok Art and Cultural Center

Bangkok Art and Cultural Center is known as BACC. It is one of the most popular places for the tourist. This is a large and modern building in Bangkok and the best cultural spot in this city. There are 3 floors and 3000 square meters of gallery space.

Tourist looking a creativity for themselves, which includes live performance, events related to local dance, theater, music, photography, and design.

Bangkok Art and Cultural Center

Location: nearby National Stadium BTS

Giant Swing

Giant Swing is one of the most well known and appreciable temples in Bangkok. It is stable between the  WatSuthat and Bangkok City Hall. Sao Ching Cha is another name of Giant Swing.

Giant Swing

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Height: 21.15 meters

Location: nearby National Stadium BTS

Timing: 8:30 to 9:00

Princess Mother Memorial Park

Princess Mother Memorial Park is a beautiful park. A lot of places to see in the Bangkok but the visit to this memorial park does not only give you a relaxing environment in a lush garden but an insight to the life and works of the lovely Princess Mother of Thailand.

It consists of a number of the garden,  reproduction of the royal mother’s childhood home and two exhibition halls where you can learn about her life and works.

Princess Mother Memorial Park

History: Opened in 1997

Location: Soi 3 Somdet Chao Phraya Road, Khlong San District.

Timing: 6:00 to 18:00

Wat Mangkon Kamalawat

This temple is considered to be the most important and largest Chinese Buddhist Temple in Bangkok.

Wat Leng Noei Yi or Dragon Lotus Temple is the oldest name of the wat mangkon kamalawat.

Wat Mangkon Kamalawat

History: Opened in  1871 as a Mahayana Buddhist temple.

Location: Th Charoen Krung & Th Mongkon.

Timing: 6 AM to 6 PM

Conclusion

Bangkok is a beautiful city which is known as it’s nightlife.It is a hot spot to travel in southeast Asia.

There are very beautiful nature places, historical places, and temples to visit. Historical places and spiritual significance most important in there.

These all destinations are very beautiful to visit. We discussed the wat mangkon kamalawat temple, which is the most important and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Read this article for more information about these all places.

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