Must Visit Attractions in Bangkok
Bangkok is the ultimate destination for 2020; it has everything from ancient temples, shopping districts, museums, parks, delicious cuisine and much more! And if you are a person who is travelling to Singapore, you should know the flight time from Singapore to Bangkok which is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Wat Pho is the largest temple complex in Bangkok city. You can see a statue of the reclining Buddha covered by a gold leaf. This statue stands at 15 meters tall and 46 meters long and the feet measure over 5 meters. It is also known as the temple of the reclining Buddha due to the popularity of the Buddha statue. There are colorful murals and over 400 images inside the temple. The 108 bowls seen at the temple are there for you to offer some donations for the temple.
The Grand Palace is one of the most famous attractions in Bangkok city. This palace covers an area of 214, 000 square meters ground space and therefore you have to spend more time exploring it. The Grand Palace was the residence of early kings and Queens and it was also used as a seat in the government. Today, it is used as a ceremony venue and it provides accommodation to the head of the state. You have to pay a small fee to explore the Grand Palace.
Wat Arun is situated on the western bank of Chao Phraya river. It offers spectacular views at the dawn and therefore, it is known as the temple of dawn. The temple dates back to the times of the battle between Siam (Thailand) and Burma (Myanmar). It was destroyed after being captured by the Burmese people. Later, General Tuskin and the survivors built a temple here giving it the name asWat Arun. It stands 79 meters tall and the tower is covered in ceramic tiles, colorful porcelain and a pair of mythical giants’ act as the guard stones for the temple.
Jim Thompson’s house
The history behind Thai silk can be learnt at the Jim Thompson’s house, along with the stories behind his silk company in Thailand. He was awarded “the order of the white elephant”, an important honor given to foreigners who have made significant contributions to Thailand. But unfortunately, he disappeared in 1967 while he was travelling in the jungles of Malaysia.
Chayo Phraya river
Chayo Phraya river is well known as the “Venice of the East ” due to the river flowing through the city and all of the canals that connected to it. Thousands of people travel across the river daily in ferries and therefore, you can also try to arrange a boat ride at sunset to enjoy the mesmerizing views.
Chatuchak weekend market
Chatuchak weekend market is the best place in the city for shopaholics because there are over 15, 000 stalls here, covering 10 hectares of land space. The place gets crowded but you can buy anything; jewelry, food, religious icons, pets, flowers, a wide range of textiles, ready-made clothes and souvenirs from the Chatuchak weekend market for affordable prices.
Bangkok National Museum
Bangkok National Museum is home to the largest collection of Thai art and artifacts in Thailand. This museum was opened by king Rama V to show off all the gifts that his father had given to him and it was later turned to an official museum. You can also see gemstones, traditional puppets, ancient Chinese weapons, clothing and textiles, religious crafts and an Asian art collection. The museum is situated on the former ground of the 18th century Wang Na palace nearby the grand palace.
Lumpini Park is the best place to stroll in the evening after a tiresome day in Bangkok City. The park spreads over an area of 125 hectares, and it was created in 1920 for the royal family of Thailand. The name of this park originated from the birthplace of Lord Buddha which was called “Lumbini” in Nepal. It provides a home to a variety of plants and you can enjoy activities like rowing, kayaking and paddle boating with your loved ones in the park.
Sea LifeBangkok Aquarium
Formally known as the Bangkok ocean world, today the Sealife Bangkok Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in South Asia. You can see different species of marine fish and other marine creatures like sharks, octopus, sea horses, rays and turtles when you walk through the underwater tunnels. The penguin shows will surely entertain you. This is one of the best places to visit in Bangkok if you are travelling with kids.
Every grand city has its own Chinatown and Bangkok too, has its own Bangkok Chinatown. Chinatown Bangkok is vibrant and colorful at night. The streets will be packed with locals and the air will be filled with food aromas from the Chinese restaurants. Try the seafood, noodles and the rice dishes which are available for affordable prices.