Top Things to Do in Bangkok

(Source: wonderslist)

Bangkok 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

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 the week.


 

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.


Chinatown

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.

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