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Top tourist attractions in Bangkok

Although the city of Bangkok is on par with modern speed it still retains the glory and charm of its illustrious past. Explore the city's many spectacular attractions and immerse yourself in the tales that each location has to offer.

1

Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw

Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw

A location of grandeur at its epitome, the Grand Palace was for 150 years the house of Kings and the Royal Court. Constructed in the year 1782, the Palace boasts the most stunning architecture where each component is designed in intricate detail. The temple by the side of the palace is just as important as it enshrines the most venerated Emerald Buddha where the entire Buddha image is so skillfully carved from one single block of Emerald.

2

Floating Market

Floating Market

An internationally renowned attraction, the floating markets of Bangkok is one thing you simply must not miss while exploring the wonders of this city. Adorned by dozens of wooden row boats neatly stacked with fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers, here you can experience the most unique and authentic version of Traditional Thai shopping.

3

Chinatown

Chinatown

Exotic, colorful and pleasantly chaotic, the Chinatown portrays the heritage of Thailand in its most exquisite form. For Chinese knick knacks, a plethora of Gold shops and authentic Chinese Cuise, China town offers the best there is. If you are in town during any of the city's major Chinese festivals watch this part of Bangkok come alive with color.

4

Wat Pho

Wat Pho

Although many believe Wat Pho to be a mere religious attraction, the temple complex offers so much more than an enormous reclining Buddha. The array of exquisite mural, sculptures and inscriptions opens doors to in-depth information on subjects such as archeology, astronomy and even warfare. The lush beautiful landscaped garden that makes the courtyard of the temple is ideal for relaxation and the traditional Thai massage that is offered perfectly complements this ambience.

5

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Travel to Bangkok is just not complete without indulging in the city's unique shopping experience. Governed by bargaining skills, shopping in Bangkok is a real treat for the eardrums! In the Chatuchak market you get an authentic version of this shopping experience. It only functions in the weekend and is ideal to pick up souvenirs, clothes and shoes at rock bottom prices.

6

Khao San Road

Khao San Road

The exact point where East meets West; the Khao San Road is packed with sleek clubs and bars, showcasing the party life of this city. The flashing neon lights and booming sound of Music are both characteristic to this part of Bangkok.

7

Jim Thompson's House

Jim Thompson's House

The Jim Thompson House located in close proximity to Atrium Bangkok is both a house and a Museum that exhibits a wide variety of Thai art and antiques all collected by Jim Thompson himself. Carefully preserved in its original beauty, this house is an excellent monument of a residence from the early 20th century completely styled with teak flooring, roof, handrails and exterior.