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5 Awesome Places to Visit in Bangkok - Top Five Attractions in Bangkok

Tipped to be Asia's most popular tourist destinations, Bangkok is home to some of the region's finest attractions. Here are five points of interest every traveller must explore during a holiday in the Thai capital.


The Grand Palace

Regarded as one of the most iconic palace compounds in all of Asia, the Grand Palace in Bangkok is a must-visit highlight for all visitors based in the capital. Serving as the residence of the Thai royal family, this resplendent structure lives up to expectations with towering structures and ornate buildings dating back to 1782 when it was first built. Hosting countless state celebrations throughout the year, the best time to visit the Grand Palace is during the morning hours as the crowds only increase as the day wears on. It is important to dress modestly when visiting the venue as the compound also contains the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.


Lumpini Park

Serving as the lungs of this bustling metropolis, Lumpini Park is not only the largest public park in Bangkok but also its most popular recreational green space for the masses. Encircling a man-made lake, some of the best things to do during a tour of Lumpini Park include paddle boating around the lake and strolling across the scenic bridges and other landmarks scattered throughout the park. Lined with walking paths and jogging tracks visitors will find plenty of local exercise fanatics hosting aerobics and tai chi classes on the premises. The park is also a popular venue for outdoor concerts and other festivities while the food stands near the park also offer delectable street food and snack items.


Chatuchak Market

Ranked among the largest outdoor markets on the planet, no trip to Bangkok would be complete without a shopping spree at the sprawling Chatuchak Market. Home to a whopping fifteen thousand stalls, the market retails every imaginable type of consumer item under the sun at unbelievably cheap rates. Also known as a food hub and dining Mecca, the Chatuchak Market is a great place to grab dinner after dark, especially on weekends when the delectable culinary creations on offer are simply irresistible. Conveniently located next to the Kamphaengpecth MRT Station, the market is easy to reach for those based at Pathumwan Princess Hotel where one finds what's known as the best café in Bangkok and nearby hotels.


Wat Arun

Famously known as the Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun is a breathtaking ancient temple occupying the banks of the Chao Praya River. The best time to visit this iconic edifice is during sunset when the area around the temple is illuminated with a myriad hues from the receding rays of sunlight.


The National Museum

A tour of Bangkok's National Museum is not only reserved for history buffs as the institution documents Thailand's rise across the ages with a plethora of engaging exhibits. Tours around the museum are offered in English and Thai so tourists can learn about the weapons, thrones, ceremonial relics and musical instruments showcased at the locale with ease. Wang Na Palace is also found within the compound which contains the museum and is another historic point of interest.

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