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05 Amazing Places and Things You Need to See in Bangkok - Venture off and discover!

Bangkok can be crazy and fun with so many great things to do that you'll discover when you visit. Here is a list of some of the most amazing places to visit and some of the things that you must definitely see when you're planning your vacation to Bangkok.

1

The Grand Palace

Constructed in the year 1782, this magnificent complex was the royal residence for many, many generations. Of all the places you plan to visit when you're in Bangkok, the Grand Palace should always be right at the top of your list. Here, you'll find the Wat Phra Kaeo Temple which famously houses the iconic Jade Buddha. You'll also come across the Royal Pantheon as well as the museum of textiles. The architecture paired with its rich heritage makes the Grand Palace a breath-taking sight. While it is not compulsory, taking a guided tour of the palace could help you learn even more.

2

Wat Benchamabophit

Bangkok is home to countless gorgeous temples, and Wat Benchamabophit is no different. This is a significant Buddhist temple in the city and is a must see when you're visiting. From the colours to the architecture and intricate details on all its decorations, it is a marvellous feat in construction. If you're on the lookout for hotel room facilities in Bangkok, you'll come across many great options that cater to your all your needs, such as Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok for instance.

3

Wat Arun

The magnificent Wat Arun temple is located right across the Phraya River. Having existed from as long ago as the 17th Century, you'll be able to catch a scenic view of this towering structure when sailing on the river. Packed with intricate details and mind-blowing shades of hues, the porcelain encrusted Prang tower that's located at the centre of the complex is a definite highlight. Others include the ordination hall, the murals which are dedicated to King Rama V as well as the iconic status.

4

Chatuchak Market

Dive into an authentic aspect of local life by visiting the Chatuchak market in Bangkok. Considering that it is one of the world's largest markets around, you'll find over 15,000 individual stalls that sell almost everything you could ever want. Here you'll find anything from jewellery to pottery, clothes, slippers, bags, handicrafts and even an assortment of delicious street food. If you're planning to take any souvenirs or gifts back home, this is the place to get them. Definitely, plan on bargaining as it is almost expected unless you want to spend a whole lot of money.

5

Bangkok National Museum

A great location to educate yourself on the city's history all while checking out its many displays. The Bangkok National Museum was also the only museum in the country until the year 1970. As a unit within the Wang Na Palace complex, you'll learn much about the country's past while perusing through many artefacts such as pottery, musical instruments as well as weaponry.