Our list of must-visit tourist spots in Bangkok, Thailand.
Bangkok, also known as “Krung Thep Maha Nakhon” or simply “Krung Thep” in Thai, is Thailand’s capital city. It is located in the Chao Phraya River Delta in central Thailand that was formerly a chief port. But as we speed up to modern times, Bangkok has now transformed into one of the most exciting, colorful, and lively places to visit in the world!
Today, Bangkok isn’t just popular for its high-end street life but also for its glorious and ancient temples. Here are some of the top tourist spots in Bangkok that will make your stay worthwhile:
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Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Arun Temple
The Wat Arun Temple is one of the most beautiful temples in Southeast Asia because of its unique Khmer architectural design. One of its highlights is the impressive silhouette pyramid tower. Since the temple is on the west of Chao Phraya River, you can have a perfect view of the sunset during golden hours. You can also have a romantic stroll at night especially when the towers lit up brightly.
Located at Na Phra Lan Road, describing the palace as just beautiful is an understatement. As it continues to amaze tourists with the sophisticated craftsmanship and architecture, it is indeed more than spectacular! It homes several buildings like the Wat Phra Kaew – Thailand’s most sacred site for hosting important Buddhist rituals. Being considered as the spiritual heart of Thailand, the Grand Palace is definitely a must-see sight you don’t want to miss.
Damnoen Floating Market
The Damnoen Floating Market is in Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi. Although there are other floating markets in Bangkok, this one is the most popular because of its authentic experience and picture-perfect spot. You cannot just shop for farm-fresh vegetables, fruits, fishes, and local street food, but you also get to enjoy the touristry atmosphere! Indeed, this floating market is one of the tourist spots in Bangkok that will make you come back for more. Van schedule from Bangkok to Damnoen Floating Market.
Chao Phraya Rivers and Waterways
This place is absolutely a picturesque area as it reflects a constantly changing natural sceneries during day and night. As you cross along the river with their affordable transportation, you’ll get to sightsee glittering temples, wooden houses, and other luxurious places in Thailand that you’ve never seen before.
Khao San Road
If you are up for a lively ambiance, Khao San Road, the district in Bangkok where east and west collides can be a perfect place for you. Located in the circle of the Old City, Khao San Road provides many cultural and diverse attractions – from restaurants, to bars, and to city street food vendors making it one of the top tourist spots in Bangkok. From day to night, you’ll definitely get the chance to experience the carefree energy of the city!
Soi Cowboy is a short street in Bangkok where you get to experience beautiful neon lights. This red light district is famous because of its bar lining in either side of the road with a carnival-like motif. Soi Cowboy is specifically a go-to place for tourists who are fond of spending the night with friends drinking and just having fun.
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