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10 must-see attractions in Bangkok – How to best experience the city

Whether you're visiting Bangkok for the first or you're revisiting, picking where to go and what to see can be a daunting task. We've got you covered, here are 10 of the must-see attractions to visit.

1

Wat Pho

The temple of the reclining Buddha or Wat Pho is a temple dedicated to a 15-meter-tall and 46-meter-wide statue of the Lord Buddha in reclining position as the name implies. The grounds of this temple also consist of over 400 murals depicting Lord Buddha's life.

2

Lumphini Park

At a length of 2.5 kilometres, the Lumphini park located in Pathum Wan, Bangkok is a great place for cycling, jogging and aerobic classes that visitors can join in without prior notice. The artificial lake constructed in the middle of the park offers paddle boats for rent if you want to explore the lake by water.

3

Soi Cowboy

Bangkok's red-light district Soi Cowboy is one of Thailand's main attractions. Even though the street is only 150 metres in length this street that never sleeps has several clubs, risqué and bars. Little known fact: Soi Cowboy got its name because the first person to open his bar down this street used to wear a cowboy hat.

4

Artist's House

Located in Thonburi near one of Bangkok's many canals, the artist's house is a building which is more than 200 years old that caters to artistic and creative minds of Bangkok. Visitors can witness a traditional Thai puppet show while they grab a meal or enjoy a coffee. This is a great place to visit if you're looking for somewhere peaceful and quiet in Bangkok.

5

Bangkok National Museum

The Bangkok National Museum is the ideal place to visit if you want to learn about the history of Thailand. The museum showcases a comprehensive range of Thai paintings and cultural artefacts that can help its visitors learn more about all things Thailand.

6

Yaowarat Road

Stretching 1.5 kilometres and cutting through Chinatown in Bangkok, Yaowarat road is one of the best places for street food in Bangkok. The best time to visit this street food haven is in the evening when most of the vendors set up their stalls. There's a lot to try out so it's best buying smaller portions.

7

Wat Traimit

Located a short distance away from Yaowarat Road, Wat Traimit is one the beloved and beautiful temples in Bangkok. The temple is home to Buddha statue over 4500 kilograms in weight and approximately 4.5 metres in height.

8

Patpong Night Market

Located a short distance from Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, one of the many Bangkok city hotel and resort properties, the Patpong Night Market is a well-known night market that's great for buying t-shirts, shot glasses, and other souvenirs. In addition to the goods and products, this night market is also home to strip clubs, bars and clubs that attract lots of tourists.

9

Khao San Road

Stretching out one kilometre, the Khao San road is road favoured by backpackers as it is home to many bars that offer cheap booze, budget-friendly lodging and a wide variety of street food vendors and a wide variety of cheap eateries.

10

Erawan Shrine

The Erawan Shrine is one of the most stunning religious relics that was built in the centre of the Bangkok city in 1956. This shrines' main attractions are its showcase of dancers displaying traditional Thai dance moves and the brightly light Brahmin shrine.