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Best Places to Visit in Bangkok

Best places to visit in Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand. This city is exciting, Incredible, and fascinating to visit. In this city, there is always a hive of activity as people work around the clock for their professions. Many years ago, Bangkok started as a small port community and trading center situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. There are many places to visit in Bangkok such as; a world-famous floating market, colorful Chinatown, dazzling temples, spectacular palaces, etc. This city is also famous for its culture. And the Thai culture offers a soul-stirring experience. Delightful attractions in Bangkok draw eye individuals from all around the world. 

1- Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw 

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It is one of the places to visit in Bangkok city which is located in the heart of the city. The residence of King Rama of the Rattanakosin Kingdom now hosts many royal ceremonies here. In addition to his residence, you can also witness the grandeur of the “Temple of the Emerald Buddha” presented here. This place is situated on the Na Phra Lan Road in the Phra Nakhon area. Out of all the visiting places in Bangkok, this Grand Palace is the most attractive place to visit. This pace covers 214,000 sq. meters of area. The Grand Palace continues to own guests in awe with its lovely design and complex detail. The sacred Buddha image formed from only one block of emerald. As this place is adorned with beautiful architecture, it is a spectacular and elegant tourist place in Bangkok.     

2- Wat Pho 

This is the fascinating collection of inscriptions, sculptures, and murals. This is located behind the temple of the Emerald Buddha. It is considered as the largest temple complex in the city. Here, a giant reclining Buddha of 46 meters long and 15 meters tall is present covered in gold leaf. It delves into various subjects from warfare to astronomy to archeology. 

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This temple complex contains a souvenir shop, an improved garden with stone sculptures, stupas adorned with glazed ceramic ware, and also the College of ancient Medicine. There are 108 bowls available inside the temple. And you can also buy coins for the bowls on the way to the temple. This is the earliest center for public education which has also the largest collection of images of Buddha. It covers 8 hectares of area. This temple is also the headquarters for the education of traditional Thai medicine, Thai massage, and so on.       

3- Wat Arun 

This impressive Wat Arun’s tower is one of the most recognized in Southeast Asia. It was constructed at the time of the 19th century in the ancient Khmer style. The stupa shows ornate floral pattern decked out in glazed porcelain is stunning up close. In addition to this, this tower symbolizes the birth of the Rattanakosin Period and the founding of the new capital after Ayutthaya fell. Among all the shining temples and spectacular museums, the Wat Arun is the most stunning temple which is additionally called “Temple of The Dawn”. It is situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is 79 meters tall and is covered by ceramic tiles colored by porcelain to make an incredible sight. For the fabulous views of the rising and setting sun, this temple is one of the most attractive tourist places in Bangkok. Both the locale and the architecture of this temple make it worth witnessing. The name of this temple is being arrived from Hindu God Aruna. Therefore, it holds a special place among the people.    

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4- Floating Market 

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The floating market is for offering an authentic experience despite its increasing tourist atmosphere. Here, dozens of wooden traditional rowboats floating by each laden to the brim with farm-fresh fruit, flowers, vegetables, and many more. The food vendors feel their vessels with cauldrons and charcoal grills. It is one of the acceptable places to visit in the capital of Thailand for kids. In addition, to enjoying the boat rides, you can also buy tropical fruits, flowers, and vegetables. 

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You can also get a chance to enjoy the local Thai cuisine at the floating restaurants. Apart from this, you can also enjoy the idea of Dal Lake. The floating market of Bangkok is still filled with tropical fruits, vegetables, and various kinds of flowers. Some local food cooked from floating kitchens found right on the vessel. Here, you may also opt for a guided boat tour to Bang Tour to Bang Nam Pheung, Khlong Lat Mayon, Bang Ku Wiang, Damnoen Saduak, and many other beautiful as well as impressive floating markets.

5- Safari World 

This is basically zoo animals can roam around freely at their own place. It is introduced as the world’s largest open zoo. This is divided into two parts. One is a drive-through Safari Park, and another one is a Marine Park. This park offers an exciting safari drive which is an intimate encounter with friendly dolphins or else an exhilarating fast-paced spectacular action stunt. There are thousands number of animals from all over the world, and native indigenous species available which are highlights of the park.

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Here, you can also spot the wildlife, and a Marine Park. In this Marine Park, you can watch the entertaining live shows, indulge in local cuisines, and shop for souvenirs. For a thrilling day tour, this is an ideal place in Bangkok. This is perfect for family, friends, and also or couples.

6- Erawan Museum 

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This museum is located in Samut Prakan, famous for its splendid 3-headed elephant statue. It stands on an equally gargantuan pedestal. This statue is made up of pure copper which is 29 meters tall and 250 tonnes of weight. It comes in the list of the most famous museums in Bangkok. The three-headed elephant statue comprises of extraordinary antiquities and priceless ancient religious objects. This is enough for getting an insight into the Thair heritage and culture.

7- China Town

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The China town of Bangkok is the most preferred holidaymaker attraction and a food heaven for brand spanking new generation gourmands that flight here once after sunset to explore the colorful street-side cuisine. In the day time, shoppers depend on this 1-km strip and the adjacent Charoenkrung Road. This place is packed with street-side restaurants, market stalls, and a dense concentration of gold shops. The energy that comes from its endless rows of wooden shop-houses is plain contagious. This place is best for major festivals like Chinese New Year. Moreover, China Town is renowned for foodies, a paradise for shopaholics and adobe for the religious ones. This is one of the popular places in Bangkok which has major tourist attractions where you will get the taste of the local culture and the lifestyle of Thai town people.   

8- Bangkok National Museum

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The Bangkok national museum is defined as the collection of Thai art in all over Thailand. It also offers a good sneak peek into the country’s history. The reason behind this museum is to show off all the gifts of King Rama that his father had given to him. It is located on the former grounds of the 18th Century Wang Na Palace near the Grand Palace. Inside the museum, there are many interesting things to see such as puppets, textiles, Khon masks, clothing, Chinese weapons, precious stones, etc. If you visit this museum on Thursday, you will be assisted by a guide who will make you understand and know everything related to the museum which is like an advantage for the tourists. 

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