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07 Best Historic Sites To Visit In Bangkok - Incredible Attractions to Visit in this Iconic City

Bangkok is a city that boasts of a myriad of delightful attractions. The article below provides information about some of the most beautiful historic sites that you can visit in Bangkok.


National Museum

Those who are interested in the vibrant culture and heritage of the land should certainly visit the beautiful National Museum. A walk through the museum will give you the chance to learn more about the Thai culture, art as well as religion. Here you will find quaint shadow puppets, majestic sculptures from ancient times as well as beautiful traditional dance costumes.


Vimanmek Mansion

Vimanmek Mansion is known to be the largest golden teakwood mansion in the world! It is truly a site that is well worth beholding! The mansion served as a former royal palace. It has wonderfully preserved its regal charm throughout the centuries. The palace which was built in 1900 by the legendary King Rama has a wonderful collection of Victorian and Thai architecture.


Wat Phra Keo

Wat Phra Keo is the most venerated site of worship in Thailand. It is a place that richly deserves a place in your travel itinerary. The temple is a part of the Grand Palace. The iconic green jade Emerald Buddha is to be found here. Be sure to wear decent clothes when you are visiting this temple. It is quite easy to access from centrally located hotels in the city such as Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18. You can have tours arranged to the temple with great ease if you stay at such hotels. If you stay at such a centrally located hotel in Sukhumvit, it will be easy for you to visit the myriad of attractions in the city for sure.


Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House is one of the most beautiful places that you will see in Bangkok. Jim Thompson was a New York architect who came to Thailand during World War II. Jim Thompson mysteriously vanished in the forests of Malaysia in the year 1967. But the majestic house that he builds stills stands, testifying to the finesse of his workmanship.


Wat Pho

Wat Pho, which is known to be the largest as well as the oldest temple in the city of Bangkok is one of the most venerated sites of worship in the city. Every year countless numbers of tourists, as well as locals, visit the temple. The giant statue of Buddha which measures 150 in length is a feature that makes the temple quite popular. There are over 1000 statues of Buddha to witness in the temple grounds too. There is also a prestigious traditional massage schools located on the site of the temple.


Suan Pakkad Palace

The Suan Pakkad Palace was the home of Prince Paribatra. There is a stunning collection of musical instruments, pottery as well as glass and lacquer ware to see and admire here. Pottery from Ban Chang, which has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site can also be seen here.



The charming Chinatown in Bangkok is a place that not many tourists miss when travelling in the city. It is full of vibrant charm and glory. There are incredible food stalls, majestic temples as well as quaint markets to visit in this colourful region.

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