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Kanika Nevatia Feb 04 2014

Which are the must see places in Bangkok?

Anupriya Bedi Feb 04 2014
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Check out the must see places in Bangkok. You have only one day in Bangkok and want a list of what are the places and activities you shouldn't miss? Everything is larger than life in the ‘City of Angels’, as its aptly called, be it the towering skyscrapers, climate controlled malls or simply the experience of living in. Some experiences or places you must not miss in Bangkok are:

Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew

Grand Palace is one of the major top attractions in Bangkok. The Grand Palace is actually a number of many palaces located within a huge area and is also home to the very famous ‘Temple of Emerald Buddha’. So places like Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew are present in the very premises of the Grand Palace.The palace is incredibly beautiful with exquisite gold leaf crafted doorways, pillars and structures.



Photo of Grand Palace (by Sodacan)

Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha holds the precious Emerald Buddha Statue which is a Buddha image in the meditating position in the style of the Lanna school of the north, dating from the 15th century AD.


Photo of Emerald Buddha Statue at Wat Phra Kaew (by Ddalbiez)

Wat Pho

Wat Pho is a must do while you are in Bangkok. Known as the ‘Temple of Reclining Buddha’, its one of the famous religious spots in Bangkok. Famed for its giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 metres long and is covered in gold leaf, this place is also really popular for a traditional Thai Massage. Its just behind the Grand Palace so won’t take much time to reach and can be covered at the same time only


Photo of Reclining Buddha Statue at Wat Pho (by Terry Kelleher)


Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn)


Wat Arun also known as the Temple of the Dawn, is absolutely stunning at sunset, particularly when lit up at night. Its extremely stunning architecture and the location as its built on riverside is reason enough for a big crowd puller. Wat Arun is almost directly opposite Wat Pho, so it is very easy to get to. From Saphan Taksin boat pier you can take a riverboat that stops at pier 8. From here a small shuttle boat takes you from one side of the river to the other for only 3 baht.

Photo of Wat Arun (by Mark Fischer)


Chatuchak Weekend Market

This market is one of the famous shopping spots in Bangkok.Sprawling over some 35 acres, this place has over 8,000 bazaar stalls and is thronged by thousands of keen visitors trying to make the most of their Bangkok shopping experience. Be it dogs and other pets or clothes and antiques, the Chatuchak Weekend Market spoils one for choice and actually brings the phrase, ‘shop till you drop’ to life.

Photo of Chatuchak Weekend Market (by edwin11_79)



Floating Markets


No shopping spree in Bangkok is complete without an experience of the city’s famous floating markets such as Bang Khu Wiang, Damnoen Saduak, Taling Chan and Tha Kha. A great way to mix shopping with a boating trip and a rich insight into the simple traditional Thai way of life, these floating markets ensure loads of fun. Most of the floating markets have the usual frenetic pace of traditional outdoor bazaars. Now tell me honestly, doesn’t the idea of a boat traffic jam cause a flurry in your stomach? Come to Bangkok to experience it first hand!

Photo of Floating Market (by Jarcje)

Siam Square & Siam Ocean World


Coming to Bangkok and leaving without shopping is a crime!! Bangkok is a shopping paradise and Siam Square is where you get all the popular things to buy in Bangkok. True to Bangkok’s unified configuration the area is a collaboration of internationally renowned high-end brands and independent traders and the price scale goes right across the board.A dense warren of boutiques, cafes and market stalls selling various apparel; Siam Square is where fashionistas get a real taste of alternative style and shopping.

Photo of Siam Square at night (by Paolobon140)

Families like to visit the Siam Ocean World in Siam Paragon which is the largest oceanarium throughout Southeast Asia.Teens will love MBK Center and women will love Siam Paragon and Emporium, at least as long as their credit limits allow. All attractions can be found at the Siam Skytrain station, except Emporium, which is headed at the Phrom Phong Skytrain station in Sukhumvit.

Photo of Siam Ocean World (by Official Website)


Chinatown Market


Chinatown Market is one of the top experiences you must not miss in Bangkok. Its heaven for food and Street food is always fun and travellers seem to enjoy mixing with locals to experience something traditional. Yaowarat is famous for its very popular food stalls definitely not to be missed. Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops, Chinatown Market is an experience not to miss. The easiest way to reach Chinatown - if you want to avoid the traffic - is by boat (Chao Phraya River Express).


Photo of Chinatown Market (by Yoav David)


Soi Cowboy


Soi Cowboy is a red light district area with a carnival like feel with flashy neon lights dominating the whole area. The A Go-Go bars with sexily-dressed girls at the entrance on the entire street welcomes all the tourists with open arms. So head here to have a feel of the Adult entertainment Bangkok has to offer.

Photo of Soi Cowboy at night (by moomoobloo)


Sky Bar (State Tower)


In the Evening, if you want to enjoy over fine cocktails and drinks and have a bird view of Bangkok along with a not to be missed Sunset view, take a taxi to the State Tower. In State Tower, ride the elevator to the 63rd floor for Sky Bar, the world's tallest rooftop bar/restaurant with mind-boggling nighttime views of Bangkok below. The bar changes itc colour every 15 minutes and drinks are 400 baht and up, with a live jazz band for free. Take note that there is a dress code: no shorts or sandals.

Photo of View of Bangkok from Sky Bar, State Tower (by Globetrotter)


Bangkok Dinner Cruises


Bangkok at night, especially along the city's spectacular Chao Phraya River, is mesmerising and spectacular. So before you call it a day, this one can make your 24 hours in Bangkok a memorable one. Shimmering temples and glistening skyscrapers along with the first-class hospitality and delicious Thai food on board will make you experience in true sense of what makes the 'River of Kings' such an evocative spot. Rounding off the experience will be a cool, tropical breeze and romantic candlelit ambiance, making this a simply unforgettable occasion.

Photo of Bangkok River Cruise (by eGuide Travel)

These must see places in Bangkok covers some of the best places to visit in Bangkok. A surprisingly huge world of diversified experiences in Bangkok leave an indelible mark on the memory and haunt you long after the holidays are over. Don’t forget to remember and get a taste of all these activities in the City of Angels. Book any of the popular Bangkok tour packages and spend the great days of your life. Also, Check the flight booking option on ixigo and find regular flights to Bangkok.

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