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Lists 06 Must-Visit Attractions in Bangkok – The main attractions in Bangkok

Bangkok is a beautiful country that is always alive even at night. There are so many things to experience in Bangkok as it is known as the place where the East meets the West.

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Floating markets

If you go to Bangkok and don't visit the floating markets then you haven't experienced Bangkok to its fullest. The floating market Damnoen Saduak is the main floating market that was created in Bangkok and up to date, it is able to give an exciting experience to those who visit it. There are so many different stalls that are put up at the market and it is an extremely colourful place to take photographs. There are tours arranged from hotels such as Chatrium Hotels & Residences and tour agencies for those who would like to spend a lot of time and know more details.

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Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew

For more than 150 years the Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew have been the home for the Thai Kings and the Royal court. Both the buildings are amazingly beautiful with their detailed architecture, drawings and the pagodas that are built on the sacred grounds. Everyone who visits the location can feel a sense of power and royalty in the areas and within the palaces.

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Wat Arun

The stunning silhouette and details of Wat Arun make it one of the most significant architectural structures in South-East Asia. The architecture and the construction style of the Wat Arun belong to the Khmer Style and it was built in the first half of the 19th century. There are beautiful and intricate flowers adorned on the surface and when you see it up-close you are fascinated at the amount of work that has gone into the making. The Wat Arun is lit up at night and you can enjoy a beautiful view from far and wide. You can treat your eyes to a stunning view if you are across the river as some of the best restaurants in Bangkok get a view of the Wat Arun from their location.

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Chao Phraya River

Even though Bangkok is mostly known for the nightlife and the skyscrapers there is more to it than you could imagine. The Riverside is one of the most scenic areas in Bangkok and each time you visit, the experience is different as the scenery changes according to the time of day. The river has a backdrop of the modern rising skyscrapers and the Wat Arun along with other historically important buildings which gives a photographic image of what Bangkok is.

5

Weekend Markets

The weekend markets are a great place to go and hang out to look about at different crafts that have been sourced and made in Thailand. There are so many different stalls with various products from accessories, shoes, bags, clothes, home-wear and even food. The food stalls are one of the main attractions as you get to try so many different Thai food which are a treat to your taste-buds.

6

Wat Pho

Wat Pho is commonly known for the massive reclining Buddha statue and the authentic Thai massages. If you are in the area to look at the temple and the murals then you should take a Thai massage and experience the traditional way of doing it.

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