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Top 8 tourist attractions in Bangkok - Be amazed!

Bangkok is a vibrant city that attracts thousands into its arms. From historical sites to modern shopping malls, there's a lot to see and do that will make your time worthwhile.

1

Temple of Golden Buddha

The background story of the temple is quite fascinating. It is said that the East Asiatic Company wanted to buy the land that surrounds the temple and as part of the deal, the statue was supposed to be removed. But the statue proved too heavy to be shifted, and during the transition, the statue fell onto the ground. As it so adamantly took root there, they had no choice but to leave the figurine as it was. Nobody really knows how the statue came to be in Bangkok, but the statue must be hundreds of years old.

2

Grand Palace

This used to be the royal house, and still, it hosts many ceremonies and accommodates heads of state. If you have just enough time to visit one historical site, the Grand Palace should be it. An important point to note: when visiting Grand Palace, make sure you dress modestly.

3

Wat Arun

Located close to Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok – one of the Bangkok restaurants - Wat Arun fascinates its visitors with a wartime story. The temple is the result of General Taksin's ambition to march until the sunrise and to build a temple. The site is complemented by stunning views of the river which you can see if you climb to the top.

4

Chatuchak Market

If you are planning on shopping, this is the first place you should visit. There are about 8000 stalls that take up a space of 27 acres. Around 200,000 visitors flock at the market every Saturday and Sunday to buy everything anyone could possibly imagine. Everything on sale at Chatuchak Market is reasonably priced so you can go home with bags full of goodies.

5

Siam Paragon

The swanky shopping mall, Siam Paragon houses about 250 stalls selling high-end brands which are aimed at tourists rather than locals. Inside the mall, you will see an aquarium, restaurants and a large multiplex cinema. There are also Lamborghini and Ferrari showrooms which high-end customers would find appealing.

6

The National Museum

If you love learning history, you must reserve a spot on your schedule to visit the National Museum. There's an extensive collection of artefacts pertaining to the history of Thailand. Reason for this is that until the 1970s, this was the only museum that was there in the country. There are guides who will show you around explaining everything to you about the country's ancient and contemporary history.

7

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

This is a huge part of Bangkok's tourist scene. Bangkok bears the nickname Venice of the East thanks to these floating markets. Among the most popular floating markets is Damnoen Saduak which is about an hour's drive from Bangkok. You can arrange for a tour if you like to cruise up and down the river.

8

Public Parks

Most people don't really pay attention to these parks. But public parks give you the opportunity to be away for a while from the bustle of the city. If you are planning to visit Bangkok on your next holiday, don't forget to go check out at least one or two of these parks.