Unlock the magic of Bangkok

The capital of Thailand showcases the best of the country with some truly impressive country’s museums, markets and temples.

Attractions in Bangkok

Wat Phra Kaeo
A majestic temple complex with the holiest figure of the Buddha in Thailand
Wat Pho
Bangkok’s oldest temple with a stupendous reclining Buddha
Grand Palace
The historic residence of Thai kings before Rama IX which is still used for state ceremonies
Wat Suthat
A temple, founded by Rama I, with an 8m bronze Buddha
Wat Saket
Temple built on an artificial hill formed by the ruins of a predecessor that sunk in the soft soil
Vimanmek Palace
3 story teakwood palace that used to be the summer residence of royalty
Ananta Samokhom Throne Hall
Royal reception hall with some interesting murals if you step inside
Showcases Thai folk art and crafts patronised by the SUPPORT charity project of Queen Sikrit
National Museum
Vast trove of treasures from across Thailand, this wonderful museum has something for everyone
Hub to both Bangkok's nightlife and its financial services
The center of Bangkok's red-light district, it holds a unique and gritty charm
Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Ayutthaya’s holiest temple which became a model for Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok
Wat Phra Ram
These ruins used to be a stunning temple built on the cremation site of Ayutthaya’s first king
Wat Thammikarat
A collection of chedis and brick lions from early in Ayutthaya’s history
Chao Sam Phraya National Museum
Small museum with a collection of artifacts which survived the Burmese sack of Ayutthaya
Queen Saowapha Snake Farm
Public education and research center looking to reduce deaths caused by snakebites
Jim Thompson House
Beautiful teakwood museum housing the art collection of OSS agent Jim Thompson
Bangkok National Art Gallery
Housed in the old Royal Mint, this gallery is well-known for its excellent temporary shows
Royal Elephant Enclosure
Museum about white elephants where the royal collection of the pachyderms was kept
Giant Swing
New version of swing where young men swung over 25m in the air to bite gold from the top
Pak Khlong Market
The best place to find florists in Bangkok, it boasts the appropriate alias of “The Flower Market”
Phahurat Market
Known as “Little India”, this market is a superb place to purchase local textiles
Talat Mai
Market which feels like a little part of China in Thailand; the best place to get Chinese products
Talat Kao
One of the oldest markets in Bangkok and much-beloved by local chefs
Lumpini Park
Oldest public park in Bangkok which offers an escape from the city’s hectic atmosphere
Rajadamnern Stadium
Oldest, and most important, Muay Thai stadium
Democracy Monument
Focal spot for pro-democracy protests which celebrates Thailand becoming a constitutional monarchy
Erawan Shrine
Popular shrine housing Phra Phra Phrom, the Hindu god of builders
National Museum of Royal Barges
Dry dock hosting the royal barges which are still used for ceremonial processions
Wat Arun
Old temple, also known as Temple of Dawn, with an impressive 67m prang
Khwae Yai Bridge
Important bridge built by Allied POWs who suffered terribly in World War Two
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Final resting place for many who died, often in utterly awful conditions, on the Thai-Burma railway
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Famous floating market where locals bring their produce to sell on a 19th century canal
Mae Klong Railway Market
Unusual market which has an active railway line running through it. When the trains come, the vendors simply pack up and clear the tracks!
Phetchburi Soi 10
When evening comes, street carts step into the night to become a center for street food in central Bangkok
Saphan Khao
Huge market dedicated to fresh fruit where you will be able to see everything from durians to dragon fruit
Sumptuous old royal palace complex that is now open to the public
Thai-Burma Railway Museum
Museum telling the story of the Thai-Burma railway
Siam Niramit Bangkok
Live show, with 100 performers, 500 costumes and plenty of special effects that educates visitors about Thailand
Sampran Riverside Thai Village Cultural Center
A place showcasing rural Thai life where visitors can take part in craft workshops then see folk dances and martial arts
Wat Traimit
Temple in Chinatown holding the world's largest solid gold Buddha statue
Chao Phraya River
A crucially important artery in Thai history, a cruise on it is one of the best ways to see Bangkok and the country beyond
Thai Cuisine
Well-known internationally, this is best tried within its national home
Thai Dance
One of the most famous of Thai art forms, watching it will linger long in the mind.
Don Mueang International Airport
Large airport with an illustrious part in the story of Asian flying.
Suvarnbhumi Airport
The younger of Bangkok’s two airports, it is the busiest in the country


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