13 Places to visit in Bangkok

Places to visit in Bangkok, unfortunately, a complex question for all travelers. There are hundreds of options to see in and around Bangkok. But, you will really struggle to choose some of them for your limited travel time. Although it depends what you are looking for, there are 13 “must see places” you should see, whatever you are looking for! So that’s the question: Where to go in Bangkok?

 1. WAT PHO

Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), or Wat Phra Chetuphon Temple, is one of Bangkok‘s oldest and most popular temples. Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), an important meditation and traditional massage training center bringing together history and medical science, is the first university in Thailand to be found in some sources. It is a complex and has lots of places to visit in Wat Pho.

Wat Pho Entrance fee: 100 baht

Wat Pho Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00 

You should check our Wat Pho Bangkok article for more

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2. WAT PHRA KAEW (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

Wat Phra Kaew is located in the old Thai Royal Palace Grand Palace located in the historical part of Bangkok. Wat Phra Kaew stands for Emerald Buddha Temple. The temple, which is highly respected by Buddhist priests, is known as the most important sacred place of Thailand.

The temple, officially called Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram, seems to be not much different from other Buddhist temples when viewed from the outside. But what makes the temple so important is that it houses a statue of Buddha 66 cm high carved on a single piece of green emerald block. The statue of the Emerald Buddha (Emerald Buddha-Phra Putta Maha Mani Ratana Patimakorn) dating from the thirteenth century, placed in the heart of the temple, depicts Buddha sitting in meditation.

What Phra Kaew Entrance is free (but grand palace entry fee is 500 baht)

Wat Phra Kaew Opening Hours: 08:30 – 15:30

WAT PHRA KAEW

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3. GRAND PALACE: One of great must see places to visit in Bangkok

 Grand Palace is a royal palace complex located in the heart of Thailand’s capital Bangkok. The palace is officially hosting the Kingdom of Siam since 1782. The famous Wat Phra Kaew temple is also located in the Grand Palace complex.

Grand Palace, one of the most impressive places in Bangkok, was used as the royal residence of Thailand until 1925. Surrounded by 4 walls of 1,900 meters in length, the palace walls are home to the royal residence as well as state apartments, very impressive buildings and temples.

The palace is now used in important rituals in the Buddhist calendar, as well as the Royal Thai funeral and weddings. Today part of the palace is open to the public as a museum, some of the buildings are still used as royal offices. It may cost a little much but it is one of the best answers of where to go in Bangkok.

Grand Palace Entrance fee: 500 baht

Opening hours: 08:30 – 15:30

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4. GOLDEN BUDDHA(WAT TRAIMIT)

wat traimit golden buddhaThe incredible Wat Traimit, 5 meters high, located in Chinatown in Bangkok, dazzles the eyes of viewers. Thailand’s precious treasure is made of 5 tons of pure gold, also known as the world’s largest golden Buddha sculpture.

Wat Traimit (Golden Budha Temple), which is older than 700 years, has an interesting story. It appears that it was made from under the statue, after 1955. It is understood that it was made under the statue with the crumbling of the plaster on it, accidentally dropped during a displacement.

Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha Statue) is located in Traimit Road in Chinatown area of ​​Bangkok and can be visited from 08:00 to 17:00. At the entrance to the temple, shoes must be removed as usual. You need to go to the Hualamphong MRT station to get to the temple. It takes about 5 minutes to walk from here to the temple.

For further information and tips, you may visit our Wat Traimit article.

 Golden Buddha Entrance Fee: 40 baht

 Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00

5. JIM THOMPSON HOUSE

Jim Thompson, an architect in New York City, who was also a CIA agent during World War II, is now known for his home as a museum.

Jim Thompson is also known for his industrialization of Thai silk. For this reason, it is a personality that the thai people respect. But Thompson disappeared in his 1967 trip to Malaysia and never heard of him again.

Thompson’s house with a teak tree in Bangkok attracts attention with its interesting architecture and attracts a lot of interest from tourists coming to Bangkok. You can put Jim Thompson’s house to your “places to see in Bangkok” list

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Jim Thompson House Entrance Fee: 100 Baht

Jim Thompson House Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00

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6. GOLDEN MOUNT (WAT SAKET)

A little-known but a great buddhist temple in bangkok. Also known as golden mount. Get ready, 380 ladders to be reached. If you can reach it, you will come across a wonderful view. If you have plenty of time in Bangkok and thinking of “where to go in Bangkok”, golden mount is waiting for your visit!

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Golden Mount Entrance fee: 20 baht

Golden Mount Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00

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 7. WAT ARUN

Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan or Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple located in the western part of the Chao Praya river in Thonburi in the Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok’s capital city of Bangkok.

The temple takes its name from the dawn god Aruna, a Hindu god. It is one of the most important works of Bangkok. This Buddhist temple has existed since the time of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. According to historian Prince Damrong Rajanubhab, the temple was shown on French maps during the reign of King Narai (1656-1688).

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Wat Arun Entrance Fee: 100 baht

Wat Arun Opening Hours: 08:00 – 17:30

Ferry to cross the river fee: 3 baht

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8. WAT SUTHAT

Wat Suthat, which was commissioned by King Rama I in 1807, lasted for 30 years. The walls contain many pictures telling Buddha. The Giant Swing at the front of the building is a place where Brahmin priests perform various rituals at the time.

In the building which has a giant swing form, the rituals they have performed caused many deaths and injuries in their time. For this reason you can see The Giant Swing even if the rituals are forbidden. Wat Suthat is certainly one of places to visit in Bangkok.

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Wat Suthat Entrance Fee: 20 Baht

Wat Suthat Opening Hours: 08:30 – 20:30

You may visit our special Wat Suthat article for further information.

9. FLOATING MARKET

floating market bangkokThe Floating Market is one of the places where you can get to know traditional Thai cultures closely. Floating bazaars, opened in different parts of the city, are set up early in the morning and offer many alternatives ranging from gift items to local delicacies.

You can also see the local people as a huge restaurant with a variety of local delicacies, a variety of fruits and vegetables, and a floating bazaar that sells different items with their boats.

You can taste Thai specialties at reasonable prices in an interesting atmosphere, you can buy the most different gifts to your loved ones. The bazaars that were set up early in the morning do not stay until late hours. You can also catch up with photographs in the most natural state, around six o’clock in the morning, with tourists still flocking.

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Best Visiting Time of Floating Market: 06:00 – 10:00

10. CHATUCHAK MARKET

Chatuchak Market (Chatuchak Market), which you can reach by bus number 3 near Khaosan, is known as Bangkok’s most famous weekend market. From accessories to underwear, you can find everything you can think of. This market is only open on weekends. You can put Chatuchak market your “places to see in Bangkok” list.

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! Just open in Saturday and Sunday !

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 11. TERMINAL 21 BANGKOK

It is a very different shopping mall with a concept that can be switched directly from asok bts station in bangkok. Where the signboards are arranged like an airport and each exit is shown as departure and arrival on arrival. Each floor also represents a different city.

In Terminal 21, entrance floor Paris, his master Tokyo, then London, San francisco, Istanbul. There are romans and carrots down there. These floors feature elements on the floor that remind the cities or the countries where the city is located.

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 Terminal 21 Bangkok Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00

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12. CHINATOWN BANGKOK

Chinatown, offering different beauty day and night, one of must see places to visit in Bangkok, offers a tiny Chinese tour in the middle of Bangkok. The shops selling Chinese goods at daytime are closed at night, and Chinese pavilions are covering the sidewalks instead. You can take a boat from the Wat Arun to go to Chinatown.

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13. KHAOSAN ROAD

Khaosan road is maybe the most entertaining place of Bangkok. There 3-4 streets next to eachother with full of thousands of tourists come from different countries and locals. You can find anything you look for. Massage, restaurants, street food, hookers, bars, discos etc. Khaosan road street parties start at 10 p.m. and finish around 2 a.m. Best for young travelers! It is one of must see places to visit in Bangkok.

Khaosan Road Bangkok

 Khaosan Road Opening Hours: 8 a.m. – 2. a.m.(next day)

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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very cheap, rambutan (similar to outside flowers), longan, fahlun mango very nice fruits can be bought here. It can be bought cheaply, floating market (I think we can translate it as a floating market or market), it can be bought from cakes made in coconut, from the aqua that sells fruits in the water on the water. Tiger balm can be taken, various kinds of ointment can be taken for pain, migraine and asthma, the riding can be done, the top shopping can be done cheaply. Though they do not negotiate as much as the Chinese, they also offer discounts.

  2. Jim Roxanne says:

    There are neon pink and indigo bluetard or tuktuk plaques, and negotiations can be made with them. (Especially because they insist on not opening the taximeter in the evening). Air is very humid in summer. (I do not know the winter) I personally could not understand who I am, who is the woman, who is the man. I know that you are very respectful of them because they think they are important contributors to the country’s economy. I have been raised like a woman since childhood. A lot of people have heard that thai women play ping pong with their sexual organs and even open soda lids in nightclubs (where they call png pong show). The fact is that the women go to watch them, but I did not go to watch because I could be cold and everything else. American and European elderly people are also disgusted by thinking why they came here. I also have to pay attention to the nightclub account, the account of our pavilion, the demand for a much more lucrative money at the exit, I have to be careful and even though the night life is very famous, I think it should not be transmitted to night life if possible. Night prizes, worth seeing, all kinds of bracelets are sold. 100 baht corresponds to about 3 bucks or something. Seafood is very fresh and cheap, especially calamari, etc. There is a beautiful aquarium in the paragon shopping center, and this mall sells much higher quality brands than MBK. Do not bargain with taxi drivers and do not forget to buy fresh longan berries from the market.

  3. Hank Coyote says:

    It is a wonderful city where you stay in a hostel with 5 dolars in a starless hotel for 10 dollars per yard and you get 3 dishes from street vendors for 1 dollar.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The food is very varied in thailand. Usually there are street vendors. Cheap and very delicious, try it. It is usually recommended street gratings. I do not know what you can eat kem, kfc, mc, burger king , you can hang from there.

    How much different food do you love to try the pad thai absolutely try to go orally.

    Everywhere full of hippies and touristy tourist. It ‘s easier to socialize when you are in the state. You can have a little shopping and then beer and nightlife. The khao san center bar came to me as a french chick, billiards, dancing, goy goy and so on. More truthfully he invited me to take my shower and say, “Come here.” I had a job but I wanted to pay for it, and when I had to ruin it and lost it to patt, I lucked out and put up an insert. You can not act like a homemade and away country …

    Khao san expensive for shopping. If there is anything going on with your feelings, negotiate for the best possible chance. Do not take it if you do not. No other place. Recommended for shopping pratunam and plattinam center

    Meanwhile, while you sit in khao san and drink beer, come to your side and buy yourself scorpion sellers. I dare not eat it if I dare little dare. The black acreplicas are waiting for you hanging in the fog.

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