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7 Must-Visit Attractions in Bangkok - For the trip of a lifetime!

Bangkok is a popular tourist destination that leaves visitors quite overwhelmed. There is so much to do and see out here. Here's the list of the top seven attractions of Bangkok.

1

The Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Kaew

This place is about to take your breath away. By visiting this place, you can cover two major attractions in one place. The grounds here hold the enchanting Wat Phra Kaew too. You will be only required to pay ฿500 to enter the sanctuary. You can marvel at the Thai architecture, that is displayed on over 100 buildings here. Transcending beauty needs to be witnessed.

2

Lumphini Park

This park stretches up to 2 1/2 km, and the trail here is a bit too long to complete in a day. Having said that, the park here provides a number of things to do and also see. You will see many people cycling and jogging and doing some aerobic activities. You can ride a paddleboat and explore the waters or lie down under there gazebos that have Chinese designs. All in all, spend a couple of hours in the late evenings here, you won’t be disappointed. Besides, if you’re looking for accommodation, you can check out a hotel in Sukhumvit, the likes of Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18, for a cosy stay.

3

Wat Pho

The temples in Bangkok are magnificent and so is the Wat Pho. This is a Temple of the Reclining Buddha that is famous throughout the country. The statue is 46 m long and around 15 m in height. It really is a sight to witness!

4

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Markets are exciting places where you can experience the local lifestyle at its full potential. The hustle and bustle of commerce activities are truly exciting to watch. For such a robust time, one needs to visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market. This is a weekend attraction you shouldn’t miss out. There are plenty of different items sold and is one of the biggest markets in the Asian continent.

5

Wat Arun

The Temple of the Dawn or the Wat Arun is another iconic sight of Bangkok. It is located right on the banks of the famous Chao Phraya River. The temple has 5 towers, which can be seen across the river. It is covered in vibrantly coloured ceramics and porcelain, making you marvel at the intricate details of the architecture and designs.

6

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Local galleries need to be visited to get an understanding of the local arts and culture scene. If you're interested in this, then it's time to visit the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Art lovers would fall in love with this gallery instantly. Even the building itself is designed meticulously to display modern Thai designs and architecture. Aside from that, there are several restaurants and cafes, and souvenir shops you can head to in the gallery.

7

Yaowarat Road

This is the main street that cuts right through the Chinatown. This road was established in the year 1891 and stretches for 1 1/2 kilometres. This is where you are going to find the ultimate street food in Bangkok. If you want to try the local food at its best, then try the vendors here.