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10 Interesting Places to Visit in Bangkok – Experience the Allure of a Thai City

Bangkok, a city of wonders, promises you an experience you’ll never forget! If you are planning to visit this fascinating Thai city, here are the top 10 interesting places you should visit in Bangkok.


The Grand Palace

This is a city within a city. Coated in gold, the Grand Palace is a testament to Thai craftsmanship. Within its premises are a number of buildings, halls, and pavilions set around open lawns, gardens, and courtyards. And in the temple of Wat Phra Kaew, you'll find the highly revered Emerald Buddha carved from a single block of jade.


Chatuchak Weekend Market

Often considered one of the largest markets in the world, Chatuchak is a maze of more than 15,000 stalls. From clothes and handicrafts to furniture and pets, you'll find it all here. Each section has its unique charm, and bargaining is part of the fun. If all the shopping works up an appetite, you'll also find plenty of tasty street food to keep you energised. What’s more, the market is only 26 minutes from Gardina Asoke, a popular choice among those looking for hotel deals in Bangkok.


Wat Arun

This temple's distinctive prang is decorated with tiny pieces of coloured glass and Chinese porcelain; this is what makes it shimmer in the sunlight. The climb up its steep steps is an adventure in itself, but the panoramic view of Bangkok from the top is what makes it truly special. For a magical experience, you should visit at dawn or dusk.


Jim Thompson House

This house-turned-museum offers you a serene getaway in the middle of the bustling city. Jim Thompson revived the Thai silk industry. His home, designed in traditional Thai style, showcases an extensive art collection. Wandering through its dark teak interiors, you'll feel as though you've stepped back in time.


Khao San Road

Known as the centre of the backpacking universe, Khao San Road is more than just a street. This is a lively mix of guesthouses, travel agents, street food stalls, bars, and nightclubs. It's a place where you can find dreadlocks, henna tattoos, secondhand books, and just about anything else a backpacker might need.


Asiatique The Riverfront

Combining history with entertainment, Asiatique is built on the former docks of the East Asiatic Company. This vibrant night bazaar offers over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed in repurposed warehouses. While you are here, make sure to ride the iconic Ferris wheel for a bird's-eye view of the Chao Phraya River.


Bangkok National Museum

As the largest museum in Southeast Asia, this place is a treasure trove of Thai history. You'll find a vast collection of artefacts here, including precious stones, clothing, textiles, weapons, and even royal funeral chariots. A visit to this museum is sure to be an enriching experience.



For an authentic culinary experience, Chinatown is where you want to be. When the sun goes down, Yaowarat Road turns into a gastronomic haven. You'll find vendors selling everything from satay, dim sum, and bird’s nest soup to fresh pomegranate juice and exotic fruits. The road offers a sensory overload that every food lover must experience.


Lumphini Park

As Bangkok's largest park, Lumphini offers a welcome respite from the city's hustle and bustle. You can rent a paddle boat, try outdoor yoga, or even join an open-air aerobics class. Giant monitor lizards lazing around the park add a hint of the exotic charm, which makes a walk here an adventure.


Soi Cowboy

This red-light district is known for its neon-lit strip of bars and adult-entertainment venues. Named after the cowboy hat-wearing American who opened the first bar here in the 1970s, Soi Cowboy is not for everyone. But if you are curious and open-minded, it offers an intriguing glimpse into Bangkok's vibrant nightlife.