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Riverside Attractions in Bangkok - Experience the best of Bangkok

The riverside is one of Bangkok's greatest attractions. With plenty of interesting and exciting things to do, Bangkok will never disappoint visitors.


Go on a River Cruise

The Chao Phraya River is the heart of Bangkok's Riverside. Thailand's capital would be empty without this magnificent river of water that runs through this part of the city. A river cruise is one of the best ways to explore the city and escape the chaotic traffic jams and congestion of downtown Bangkok. Cruising down the Chao Phraya is the best way to go sightseeing and enjoy the major landmarks, be awed by the spectacular views of the city especially when it lights up during the night. Riverside Bangkok is complete with ancient temples, fascinating markets and a host of other attractions.


Explore the Museums

Bangkok's Riverside is home to an interesting range of museums. From historical museums to art, culture, and pathology, Bangkok has it all! If you are looking for history then try the Bangkok Royal Barges museum, which reflects on the history of Thailand's royal family and the monarchy. The museum displays eight of the premium barges used by the Thai royal family. Visitors will be surprised to know that the six museums located within the Siriraj Hospital are quite interesting. The Ellis Pathological exhibits babies that are malformed and their bodies preserved in formaldehyde. The thing about these museums is that they are unique in comparison to what you see elsewhere. The Songkran Niomsane Museum showcases the body of the notorious serial killer from the 1950's. Apart from these two you get four more interesting museums exhibiting the weirdest collection of things. Staying in a hotel such as AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel will allow visitors to travel within the Riverside with ease.


Historic Landmarks

If there's one place that all tourist guides considers to be a top attraction in Thailand – it's the spectacular Grand Palace. Built in 1782, the Thai royal family had made it their home for the past 150 years. The architecture of the palace is breathtaking and it clearly defines the expert craftsmanship of the Thais. This is definitely a well-known tourist attraction not to be missed.

The Wat Pho Buddhist temple is another historic landmark to visit in the Riverside. Even though there are plenty of Buddhist temples in Bangkok, Wat Pho stands out due to the reclining Buddha statue constructed two hundred years ago. The gold plated statue is 46 meters long and 15 meters high and it honors the passing of Buddha to nirvana.

The Wat Arun temple is another architectural masterpiece built during the 19th century. The intricately designed stupa showcases floral patterns decorated in glazed porcelain. When you climb up the narrow stairway of the temple you'll be dazzled by the view of Bangkok's Chao Phraya River.


Outdoor Fun

Bangkok's Riverside has many interesting things to do. If you enjoy some quiet time to witness the sunset then head to the Santichaiprakarn Park. With many Bangkok resorts located within the area, you can easily find comfortable accommodation.

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