Top 8 Places to Visit in Bangkok

Posted by on April 10, 2020 in Travel and Entertainment with 0 Comments

The Grand Palace of Thailand in Bangkok

Tourism is one enormous global industry. Every year, millions of tourists visit global destination cities, which are located in almost every region of the globe. Every year, the Forbes list of top worldwide destinations is published for the information of international travelers. Forbes named the top 20 destinations for 2020, which includes Bangkok.

About Bangkok’s dominance in tourism

The Thai capital Bangkok is commentated as the world’s most visited city for the four consecutive years. The city of Bangkok welcomed around 22.7 million international visitors and is ranked as the top destination for global travelers. It was named a UNESCO Creative City in October last year. When planning your trip make sure to review Thailand travel health advice so that you can get the proper vaccinations to have a healthy visit.

Bangkok is well-connected to the most other cities of the world by convenient modes of transportation. It is quite accessible for tourists from the Asian region countries. For instance, direct Singapore to Bangkok flights takes 2 hours 15 minutes to cover the distance of approximately 1420 kilometers.

Bangkok’s tourism attractions

The city of Bangkok is a unique attraction for two categories of international tourists:

  • Real tourists, who make trips to Bangkok to enjoy family holidays, and
  • Medical tourist, who visit here for medical treatment because of affordable and top-notch medical facilities.

The aim of this article is real tourism. So, the aspects of medical tourism in Bangkok are not discussed here.

Why visit Bangkok

You should make a trip to Bangkok at least once in your lifetime:

  • for sightseeing of its beautiful spots,
  • to sunbathe on Bangkok’s impressive beaches.
  • to immerse in lush Thai culture,
  • to enjoy Bangkok’s nightlife,
  • to enjoy incredible Thai street foods,
  • to enjoy plenty of shopping in the Bangkok’s markets, and
  • to rejuvenate with traditional Thai massage.

Top 8 Places to Visit in Bangkok

When you land in the city of Bangkok from the perspective of tourism, your goal would be to enjoy the most enjoyable activities in the famous Thai city. Bangkok has plenty of spots of tourist attractions. Here are descriptions of the top 8 places to visit in Bangkok:

  1. The Grand Palace: It is the top tourist attraction in Bangkok. The Grand Palace, situated at the banks of Chao Phraya River, is a vast complex comprising of various architectural marvels. You can visit here any day of the week between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, but you need to wear a modest outfit to enter into this palace.
  2. Wat Arun: Also called the Temple of Dawn and situated on the Thonburi bank of Chao Phraya River, is the scenic spot facing the glory of the Grand Palace. It is one of the most famous landmarks in Bangkok. Wat Arun is open for tourists daily between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.
  3. Wat Pho: Also named as the Temple of Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho is one of the largest temple complexes in the city. The gates of this temple are open between 8 am and 5 pm. The unique feature of this must-see spot is the 46 meters long reclining Buddha statue. Other things to see inside in this complex are four chapels, comprising of around 400 gold-plated Buddha images. A beautiful look has been created by the colorful tiles, ceramic pottery flowers and Chinese statues. This place is also renowned for a prominent school of traditional Thai massage.
  4. Siam Ocean world: It is an aquatic wonderland, which is fun for family holiday tourists where you can choose a range of fantastic activities to do. It is open daily between 10 am and 9 pm. The state-of-the-art 4D movie theatre is the unique attraction of this spot.
  5. Chatuchak Market: It is the largest market having over 8,000 stalls for the fascinating experiences of the world. The market opens only from Friday to Sunday between 9 am and 6 pm. You can buy anything here at the best price.
  6. Siam Paragon and MBK: This shopping megamall is a paradise for high-class shoppers that houses top international brands, 16-screen cineplex, an aquarium, and a wide selection of world cuisine.
  7. Siam Niramit: A Bangkok trip is incomplete without visiting this place, which is the most significant stage productions in the world and is a family entertainer.
  8. Sirocco Rooftop Restaurant at Lebua Hotel (Sky Bar): It is the highest restaurant in the world, located on the 63rd floor. You can enjoy the most-sought dining experience here.

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