Top 7 Things to Do And See in Bangkok (Thailand)

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, mostly known for its chaotic, crowded streets, cheap prices, nightlife, and never-ending traffic. Bangkok is not known for jaw-dropping tourist attractions but it is a city that you will definitely fell in love with. You just need to mix yourself with it and then you will start feeling home.

Check out the top things to do and must visit places in Bangkok while you are there:

Take a Tuk-Tuk Ride

Take a Tuk Tuk Ride in Bangkok
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A tuk-tuk is essentially a rickshaw with a small engine fitted in. Tuk-tuks have become one of Bangkok's most popular transport among tourists and visitors. Tuk-tuks are most ideal for short trips.

If you are thinking that taking a tuk-tuk is cheaper than a taxi, you are wrong. It's usually not. But riding a tuk-tuk will be a unique experience for you. So, do not miss it. Try once at least.

Visit the Safari World

Safari World is one of the top tourist attractions in Bangkok that consists of two parks: Marine Park and Safari Park.

Marine Park:

Marine Park Shows in Bangkok

Marine Park is more of a traditional zoo where there are a variety of marine animals with many shows of trained dolphins, birds, seals & apes, lots of food stalls and plenty of souvenir shops. Do not forget to enjoy the Orang Utan Boxing show which is the world famous and funniest show.

There are many other great shows like Sea Lion show, Dolphin show, Cowboy Stunt show, Spy War, and Bird show.

Safari Park:

Giraffes in Safari Park in Bangkok

Safari Park is an open zoo where the ultimate safari experience features hundreds of wild animals like zebras, deer, giraffes, tigers, lions, bears, elephants and others from all over the world.

You can also feed the Giraffes there which is a great experience. However, you have to pay extra to buy food for Giraffes.

Visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Bangkok

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Bangkok

There are many floating markets in Bangkok but Damnoen Saduak floating market is the most popular one. A trip to Bangkok is not complete without a visit to the floating market. Do not miss it while traveling to Bangkok.

Located around 30-40 minutes from Bangkok in Ratchaburi province, Damnoen Saduak is a very beautiful market with lots of colorful vegetables, fruits, and refreshing drinks. It's an attractive tourist destination to see this old style and traditional way of selling & buying goods.

(Note: Make sure to reach there as early as possible in the morning to avoid the crowds later.)

Visit Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of The Emerald Buddha) & the Grand Palace

Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of The Emerald Buddha) & the Grand Palace

Wat Phra Kaew is also known as the Temple of The Emerald Buddha, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is beautifully housed with the statue of the Emerald Buddha.

Wat Phra Kaew is located within the grounds of the Grand Palace which is a famous landmark of this beautiful city, Bangkok. The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew are open daily but close by mid-afternoon, so get there early.

Entrance Fee: 500 Baht per person

Visit Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)

Reclining Buddha in Wat Pho, Bangkok

Wat Pho is also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, located next to the Grand Palace and behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Wat Pho is the largest and oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Apart from the Reclining Buddha, the whole Wat Pho compound is full of artwork and Buddha statues. The Temple of the Reclining Buddha is also a training center for traditional Thai massage.

Entrance Fee: 100 Baht per person (free entry for children under 120cms)

Visit Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) in Bangkok

Wat Arun Ratchawararam, also known as the Temple of Dawn is named after the Indian God Aruna (God of Dawn). This temple is located on the west bank of the majestic Chao Phraya River.
It has an imposing spire over 70 meters high, beautifully decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass and Chinese porcelain placed delicately into intricate patterns.

The main feature of Wat Arun is its central prang and it is possible to walk a limited way up the very steep stairs of the main prang, which gives an amazing view of the Chao Phraya river. There are many unique attractions in Wat Arun that will amaze you with its beauty.

Entrance Fee: 50 Baht per person

Go for Shopping in Bangkok

If you are a first-time visitor to Bangkok, don't pack too much for the trip because you're definitely going to buy a lot there. Bangkok is a shopaholic's paradise where you can buy quality stuff at cheap prices.

There are many places to go shopping in Bangkok and following are the top 5 places you must visit:
  • Siam Center
  • Siam Discovery
  • Platinum Fashion Mall
  • Emporium and EmQuartier
  • Pratunam Market

A few other things that you should not miss in Bangkok are to try some street food, drink their coconut water, ride an elephant and get a Thai massage.


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