literally has hundreds of things to keep you busy. You can actually
spend many weeks here and yet not see everything. The capital city of
Thailand has something for all, from its shopping malls and markets to
its temples, palaces, museums, nightlife and grand architecture. So, if
you are stuck and are wondering what to do in Bangkok then continue
reading and learn about the top Bangkok attractions.
Jim Thompson’s House
The Jim Thompson’s House is one of the most popular attractions of
Bangkok. It offers an insight into the life of its owner Jim Thompson
and also a glimpse at some of Thailand’s traditional art, architecture,
and beautiful silk. Even if you are not aware of who Jim Thompson is?
This house museum still will be worth visiting. And, the guided tours
will make your visit all the more fun and informative. At the outside
the beautiful gardens are a treat to the eyes and the big fish pond is
an ideal place to relax after you have taken the tour.
Lumpini Park is as important to Bangkok as the Central Park is to New
York. It is the biggest public park in Bangkok. It’s amongst few places
that you can go to if you want to spend some time away from the hustle
and bustle of the city, the traffic, fumes, and noises, and enjoy
greenery and open spaces. There are lots that you can do here. Right
from early morning, you will get to see many locals who come here for a
walk, and stalls are also set up from where you can purchase food and
other items. The park even has an artificial lake so you can hire boats
and paddle around. This is an ideal place to visit with your entire
family and have some great fun time together.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Shopping is something you are sure to enjoy when in Bangkok. The city
has so endless shopping malls and markets but the most popular one that
you must not miss visiting is the Chatuchak Weekend Market. It is a huge
market and also one of the top attractions of the city, with around
15,000 different stalls. About 200,000 people visit this market each day
it is open. This market, as its name suggests, is open only on Saturday
and Sunday, though one part of it, Jatujak Plaza, stays open each day of
Chao Phraya River
The Chao Phraya River moves right through the heart of the city. It
doubled the charm of city. River ferries are available back and forth
from many hotels and landmarks. And in fact are the best way to travel,
as it is calm, traffic free and beautiful. This is the best route you
can take to visit other Bangkok attractions. You can rent longboats from
different piers and the price you pay includes a driver as well and so
you will not have to worry about trying to find your own way out.
Khao San Road
Though just a short street, Khao San Road is one of the most popular
streets in the city. The place is fun, friendly, and with a laidback
atmosphere. You will need to come here to pick up buses that leave for
various parts of Thailand every day and may even hunt for cheap
accommodation here. If you are not doing all of that, still, this street
has so much to offer. At daytime, you can buy very cheap goods from the
many stores lined up here including handicrafts, backpacker items, and
CDs. In the evening this place turns out to be a perfect place to have a
great time with music blasting from bars and shops and lots of places
where you can taste authentic Thai food.
Bangkok National Museum
There are many museums in the city with different subjects and of
different sizes but if you are interested in the general overview of
Thai history and art then the Bangkok National Museum should be in your
must-visit list. This is the biggest museum in entire Southeast Asia and
thus you need to spare at least a few hours for this attraction.
The Chinatown is a famous tourist attraction in Bangkok. It also a food
haven for those who visit here after sunset to enjoy the street side
cuisine. At daytime too it is very busy with endless shoppers coming
here and on the adjacent Charoenkrung Road to trade gold, to visit
Chinese temples, and to also get their day’s staple. Chinatown is full
of gold shops, street-side restaurants, and market stalls and all these
combine to make it a place that you surely must not miss visiting. It’s
one of the largest Chinatowns in the world.