Top Attractions Bangkok

Bangkok

Dynamic, exotic and richly cosmopolitan, Bangkok is one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant travel destinations. As a city of contrasts, this cultural epicentre entices millions of travellers each year to its bountiful markets, luxury hotels, stunning scenery and tantalising cuisine. Where ancient and modern coincide, Bangkok’s glorious golden temples and world-class skyscrapers await. Revel in the frenetic pace as you soak up the sights, shop until you drop then tuk-tuk around town for a zesty slice of Bangkok’s indulgent and risqué nightlife.

Do & See

With a relentless array of sights, sounds, scents and tastes all immersed in a bevy of hidden treasures, Bangkok has an overwhelming variety of things to discover and absorb.

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Best things to do in Bangkok

Despite its invigorating streetlife, Thailand’s capital nevertheless squeezes tranquil temples, palaces, and gardens in amongst the charming chaos. Want to know what to see in Bangkok? Everything! But here are some of its top attractions with which to start!

Top Attractions Bangkok

• Golden Buddha

Located in Bangkok’s Chinatown, the Golden Buddha patiently awaits visitors at the temple of Wat Traimit – all five and a half tons of him!

Top Attractions Bangkok

• Wat Pho

You might recognize the temple’s huge Reclining Buddha statue, but Wat Pho is also notable for being Thailand’s first public university and the birthplace of Thai massage!

Top Attractions Bangkok

• Grand Palace

Grand is an understatement! It’s the jaw-dropping majesty of the Grand palace that makes it one of Bangkok’s top attractions. The aforementioned Wat Phra Kaew lies within its walls too!

Top Attractions Bangkok

• Wat Arun

The famous Buddhist temple Wat Arun actually takes its name from the Hindu god Aruna. Early risers can see it transform the reflected rays of the sunrise into a magnificent aura!

Top Attractions Bangkok

• Wat Phra Kaew

Complete your tour of Bangkok’s most sacred wats at the “Temple of the Emerald Buddha,” so-called for its statue carved from a single jade stone. Nobody but the king may touch it!

Top Attractions Bangkok

• Jim Thompson House

This unique home-turned-tourist-attraction was compiled from various old Thai structures by the silk trader Jim Thompson. Jim Thompson House Tours are affordable and frequent!

Planning Your Bangkok Visit

When to go?

The best time to visit Bangkok is from November to January, known to the Thais as the “cool season.” The weather is still hot and humid, but it’s the only time of year you won’t sweat in minimal clothing. Well, at least not as much!

How many days?

You’ll need to spend at least 3 nights in Bangkok to make it worth your while, but you should go for a week if you can. It’s worth staying even longer to see more of Thailand as a whole!

Where to stay?

Before booking your stay, consider what you want out of your visit. If it’s a quick trip, then it might be worth staying in Rattanakosin, or “Old Bangkok,” where most of the city’s historic sights are located. Sukhumvit is lively and upmarket but still a hub of tourism, and the financial district of Silom becomes the city’s party capital by night. For something a little quieter, book a hotel near Banglamphu.

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What people are saying about Bangkok

★★★★★ We had an amazing day, well worth the money.

This tour is well worth the money. We had been booked on a group tour but when our tour guide, named X arrived, we were the only people and ended up on a private tour. We had thought about navigating around Bangkok ourselves but it was well worth booking this tour as a more convenient way to see all the sights in one go, without any hassle. X collected us from our hotel on time and we were also returned to our hotel. We were only in Bangkok for 2 nights and so it was important to us to see as much as possible. X was an excellent guide- very informative and he couldn’t do enough to make sure we were ok. He even provided us with an umbrella when we were standing in the sun too long. The temples themselves are quite busy, but not overcrowded. Make sure you dress appropriately as they are quite strict- you have to cover up when inside the temple grounds and not just the temples themselves. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it to others.

★★★★★ Vicky is a great and well informed Guide

Vicky made our experience even more special, she is knowledgeable, friendly and funny. She managed to keep our group under control and got everyone from location to location on time. I highly recommend her

★★★★★ We had a wonderful discovery day in Bangkok

Elena was very competent , friendly and welcoming. On one day we got so much Impresssions about Bangkok, not only about the historical area.We enjoyed a boat trip threw the cannels of Bangkok, saw traditional markets and how people live. It was a perfect day, thanks to Elena, she did an absolutly perfect Job .

★★★★★ A great tour of the main highlights all in one morning

The price is more than justified by the bit of rest and cool air travelling between sites in the car offers. The guide also explained parts that we would never have understood on our own and wherever possible kept us away from the main crowd. Excellent all round.

★★★★★ Great tour to get to know history of Bangkok

It was a great 4 hours tour spent with tour guide Sam. Sightseeing with tour guide means you are able to skip the queues and you get that little bit of extra information about history of the place. You also move from lace to place much faster as Sam knew the area and dos and donts. We were provided with bottled water as a part of the tour.