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Attractions In Bangkok – Top Places To See During Your Visit!

Bangkok is a place that offers something for everyone whether it's the beaches or the sightseeing. It's a city with many layers so if you are planning your trip to the capital city, then make sure you check this list out.


The Grand Palace

A visit to Bangkok is incomplete without sighting the spectacular Grand Palace. Built in 1782, it has been the dazzling abode of the Thai king, the royal court and the administrative seat of government for 150 years! The intricate details, structure and the creative architecture of the Thais are clearly seen in this marvellous masterpiece. Within the palace, you find several other famous buildings including the Wat Phra Kaew. You can see a most revered Buddha statue here that is carved on a single block of emerald dating back to the 14th century at Wat Phra Kaew.


Damnoen Saduak

Danmoen is Thailand's best-known floating market. It's a huge, lively place selling a colourful mix of food and fruits. The earlier you go the better, as then you will get to catch the action and find fewer crowds, so wake up early! This floating market is usually crowded with vendors as well as visitors. Small rowing boats completely cover the canal area selling fresh agricultural products and local items. Most of the food are supposedly sourced from nearby orchards and the vendor's stress of how fresh everything is. Over the years, the Damnoen Saduak has become highly touristic however it's worth a visit.



Abuzz with activity Chinatown is not only a popular tourist attraction but also a haven for foodies. From morning to sunset you find the street side restaurants and market stalls serving mouth-watering Chinese cuisines. If you visit during the Chinese festival you will feel that you are actually in China. There's plenty to do, see and taste here so make sure to do your homework before going.


Exploring the Khlong and canals

The name 'Venice of the East' is not given to this city just for nothing. Although many canals have been closed throughout the years, the once remain are quite popular. You can cruise along the Thonburi Khlong or canals of Bangkok on a flat bottom boat or hop on a long tail speedboat. Although there are roads available for travelling, cruising through canals give you a real sense of the Thai way of living in the past.


Jim Thompson House

In the 1960's Jim Thompson who was an American, built six houses, which revives the forgotten local silk weaving industry of Thailand. This was a flourished industry in the past and is mentioned in guidebooks as well. These houses are located in Siam, which is a short drive from Bangkok. Staying in a Hotel Siam Bangkok such as the popular Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, will give you easy access to these houses. The six dazzling houses showcase some of the Thai arts and architecture. It is open for public viewing throughout the week.