Are you doing intensive research for your much-awaited vacation to Bangkok? Yet, can’t decide to make a list of places to visit in Bangkok. Let us help you with that. When you hear about a Bangkok trip, the first words that knock your mind are clubs and parlours. But to your surprise, besides absolute relaxation, Bangkok has tons of things to offer for every kind of traveller.

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand gives you an ultimate insight into Thai culture. For ages, the capital city is famous for its vibrant street life and cultural landmarks. Thai cuisine also garners the attention of tourists. Enjoy the exciting nightlife of the city which has always been the talk of the town. Enjoy every bit of Bangkok. We have compiled a list of must-visit places in Bangkok to make your vacation memorable. Read on to find out about the popular spots of Bangkok and plan your vacation accordingly.

1.  Wat Arun

One of the most important Buddhist temples in Bangkok, Wat Arun is also known as the Temple of Dawn. This temple is always included in several Bangkok packages available in the market. The temple looks magnificent specifically during sunrise and sunset. The temple lies on the west bank of Chao Phraya River and the temple towers up to 260ft above the river. The name of the temple has been derived from the Hindu God Aruna. It is a popular place to visit on your family vacation to Bangkok.

If you have an adventurous soul you can climb up the narrow step of the temple. Upon reaching the top you will get a glimpse of the Grand Palace across the river and beyond. Wear appropriate clothing and follow the guidelines as you explore the interior of the temple.

Wat Arun Timings: Open from 9 AM to 5:30 PM

2.  Floating Market

There are several kinds of floating markets in Bangkok. You can enjoy the boat ride as you shop through these floating markets. You will find some of the most native fruits and flowers in these markets. These markets remain a popular place of attraction for tourists.

You can even enjoy having a dining experience in one of the floating restaurants. Savor the lip-smacking Thai cuisine by yourself or with your group of people. These markets are also a great place for communicating with the locals. You get an insight into their daily life and also learn quirky facts about Bangkok.

Floating Market Timings: Open from 6 AM till midnight

3.   Wat Pho

Your trip to Bangkok will remain incomplete if you do not pay a visit to Wat Pho. It is the largest and oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. At the same time, this temple has 99 pagodas which is the maximum number of pagodas in Thailand. Wat Pho is the “Temple of the Reclining Buddha” which measures 46 meters long. 

Besides that, there are about 1000 other Buddha images inside the temple. It is also the birthplace of Thai massage and to date serves as an institution for studying traditional medicine. It is among the most visited places in Bangkok.

Wat Pho Timings: Open from 8 AM to 6:30 PM

4.  The Grand Palace

If you love architecture, be ready to be swept off your feet by the intricate designs of the Grand Palace. This popular tourist spot serves as the home of the Thai King. It is also the Royal court and administrative seat of government.

The Palace is 150 years old and you will get a glimpse of royal life. There is also the “Temple of the Emerald Buddha” inside the parameters of the Grand Palace.

Timings: Open from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

5.  Madame Tussauds

If you are an entertainment buff, then you must not miss out on an opportunity of getting close to the stars. Visit the Madame Tussauds in Bangkok, and meet your favourite celebrity. You will also get a chance to touch the statues and pose with them. It will be an evening of entertainment without any doubt.

The interesting part of this place is that you can even get a wax figure of your hand moulded near the exit. What is a better souvenir than that?

Madame Tussauds Timings: Open from 10 AM to 9 PM