Things to Do in Bangkok
Visit the sea life in Bangkok - one of the largest aquarium in southeast Asia which was formerly known as the Ocean World. It is the best place to get away from the hectic life of city. The place is spread in 10,000 square meters area & has the aim of both entertainment as well as education. It is opened daily from 10am in the morning to 9pm in the evening, but the last time to get a entry in the sea world is 8pm in the evening.
Visit the Chinatown Market - one of the must see places in the whole Bangkok. If you are a food lover & loves the authentic dishes this is the place to be for the dinner, that too at a cheap cost. If possible plan your visit here during the Chinese New Year & you will get Chinatown at its best. Sampang Lane is the most popular tourist attraction of Chinatown for shopping lovers. It is opened on every day of the week from 9am in the morning to 6pm in the evening.
Visit the Wat Pho - Temple of Reclining Buddha which is very unique even if you have visited few Buddha Temples this kind of craftsmanship is a rarity. Regarded as the highest grade of first- class royal temples in the entire Thailand, Wat Pho has largest collection of Buddha Images. It was the earliest center for public education in the country & is opened on every day of the week between 8am in the morning to 5pm in the evening.
Visit the Grand Palace - The most popular tourist destination of Bangkok. A place which was the home of the Thai King & Government of Thailand in the years gone by. Today, it still used for the royal ceremonies & state functions every year. There is a dress code which needs to be followed in order to enter into the temple, so make sure you see all the rules in advance. It is opened on every day of the week between 8:30am in the morning and 3:30pm in the evening.
Visit the Lumpini Park - If you want to run away from the polluted environment & hectic schedule of the global city, then this is the place that you will be delighted by. If offers you calmness & inner piece with nature around you. Originally built as an exhibition center for Thai Arts, the park is named after the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It is opened on every day of the week from 4:30am in the morning to 9pm in the evening.
Take a ride to the Sky Train - Commonly known as BTS by the locals, Sky Train is an elevated rapid transit system which provides you the fastest way to reach any destination in the city with all the comfort you can get. There are two main BTS line: Silom which runs from west to south & Sukhumvit which runs from north to east. It also offers you some magnificent views from the top. It starts at 6:30am in the morning & the last train leaves around 11:50pm in the night.
Visit the Golden Buddha - Another magnificent Buddha temple that you will rarely find at any other place, made up with 83% of gold this is one of most popular tourist attractions of the city. Located at the end of Chinatown’s Yaowarat Road, Golden Buddha can be seen in the temple of Wat Traimit. Officially known as Phra Phutta Maha Suwana Patimakon, it is the largest Golden Buddha image in the world.
Take a boat ride on Chao Phraya River - You can enjoy the boat on the river with flows right through the city, this is the reason why Bangkok is called as “Venice of the East”. Taking a cruise ride on the Chao Phraya River is lovely way to explore the whole city, which covers some of the major tourist attractions of Bangkok. The boat ride is opened on every day of the week from 7am in the morning to 9pm in the evening.
Visit the Bangkok National Museum - One of the most famous & oldest museum of Bangkok. It represents some of the finest artifacts of Thai culture. Inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme, Bangkok National Museum is the largest museum of the country & whole Southeast Asia. The museum is opened from Wed to Sun from 9am in the morning to 4pm in the evening & costs around 6 USD per person.
Visit the Democracy Monument - It signifies the revolution that took place in 1932 to eliminate absolute monarchy & establish the new constitution. Located in the heart of the city, Democracy Monument occupies a traffic circle at the intersection on Dinso road. The design of monument is full of symbolism with its 24m high wings indicating the date of new constitution of the country. One of the must see place that should not miss out when in Bangkok.