TOP 11 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN BANGKOK

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Bangkok, the capital and the most populous city of Thailand, is popular for its vibrant street life, ornate shrines and cultural landmarks.

Here are the topmost tourist attractions for you, which will make you adore the beauty of this city, and if you plan your next trip to this city, it will be a totally amazing experience for you:

  1. Mahanakhon Skywalk

It is Thailand’s highest observation deck offering striking 360-degree panoramic views of the city from an indoor and outdoor viewing area. You can experience incredible views of Bangkok from the premium indoor observation hall, one of the world’s largest glass trays to get a bird eye’s view of the beautiful skyline below, and a perfect adventure seeking journey awaits you.

  1. Giant Swing

This 27-meter-high teak is Bangkok’s one of the most eye-catching sights. Back in the 1700s, it was used as a part of many Hinduist ceremonies, but later damaged due to lightning, it became a decorative piece right in front of the Wat Suthat, in the center of the busy square.

  1. Iconsiam

A multipurpose development, Iconsiam includes one of the largest shopping malls in Asia, one of the tallest buildings in Thailand, a 3000-seater auditorium/ exhibition hall, a Heritage Museum, several hotels, resorts as well as residences.

  1. Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

One of the largest aquariums in the South-East Asia, here you can experience ocean tunnels, rainforest adventures, coral reefs, penguin ice playgrounds, 4D cinema, glass bottom boats, along with viewing creatures like sharks, penguins, coral reef inhabitants, rockpool inhabitants, and many more amazing things!

  1. Safari World

Are you a wildlife admirer? Then this place is a must for you to visit- a jungle safari with lions, antelopes, zebras, etc in their natural habitats, a jungle cruise for you to explore the jungles of Asia and Africa in depth, a marine world to enjoy the sight of various marine animals, along with various animal shows held live frequently- exploring the wild world would be so interesting!

  1. Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market
    An amazing sight- a floating market where you can have variety of Thai foods and
    sweets, goods, clothing, traditional handicrafts, antiques, etc- sitting on your boat connecting different areas of the market. Are you a shopaholic? Then this market will be a great place to experience adventurous shopping!

     
  2. Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)

A Buddhist marble temple, it is Bangkok’s one of the best-known temples and a major tourist attraction as well due to its stepped-out roofs, ornate style of high gables, and elaborate finials. Inside the ordination hall is a Sukhothai-style Buddha statue, and the surrounding gallery has about 52 statues of Buddha, each showing different mudras and signs. It is a great holy place with a beautiful interior.

  1. Wat Phra Kaew (The Emerald Buddha Temple)

One of the most sacred temples in Thailand, the Emerald Buddha is the image of the meditating Gautam Buddha, made of a semi-precious green stone (jade or emerald), and clothed in gold. Interestingly, the Emerald Buddha is adorned with three sets of gold seasonal decorations: two made by king Rama I, one for the rainy and one for the summer seasons, and a third one made by king Rama III for the winter season.

  1. The Grand Palace

The official residence of the kings of Siam (Bangkok), the royal grand palace consists of numerous buildings, pavilions, halls and courtyards. Its eclectic styles and organic development with asymmetric structures add on to its beauty. To the public, this palace is currently open as a museum. Moreover, the temple of the Emerald Buddha, as mentioned above, is situated within the walls of this palace.

  1. Asiatique: The Riverfront

Another hub for all the shopaholics out there, this riverside large open-air mall will amaze you with its ambience, historical themes, hundreds of shops and stalls with the latest and trendy fashion as well as other products, several riverside restaurants, warehouses, event spaces for concerts and festival celebrations, what else does a shopaholic-cum-tourist wants?

11. Wonderful Pearl Cruise

Done exploring Bangkok for the day? Here’s a place for you to have a luxurious dinner in a large and elegant cruise, with a live jazz band complementing your dining experience with their amazing performances, and you can enjoy the beautiful night scenery along the riverside- a fascinating experience for you to cherish forever!

Now that you’ve read about a few of the most exciting destinations for you in Bangkok, It would be a remarkable experience for you to explore more about the city of Bangkok, as there are a lot of amazing experiences and exciting journeys awaiting you!

By Gargi

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