Bangkok can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. Even seasoned travellers may feel lost amidst its chaotic streets and constantly evolving skyline. Besides Buddhist temples, mega shopping malls and naughty nightlife, the city has much more to offer in terms of sights and attractions. Check out the full list of Bangkok Attractions below and you will have a better idea of what you might want to include in your next visit to this fascinating Southeast Asian metropolis.
Bangkok floating markets
The floating markets in Bangkok are must-visits on any visit to the Thai capital. Among the few is Amphawa, the second most popular floating market near Bangkok. It may not be as large as Damnoen Saduak, but it’s more authentic. It’s become such a magnet for Thai weekenders that food stalls have grown from the riverbanks Read More...
Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall
Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is the centrepiece of Bangkok's own Champs D'Elysee. This impressive 2-storey white marble palace sits at the end of Dusit's long, wide Royal Plaza, a leafy ceremonial boulevard that's often the focus of regal pomp and ceremony during royal celebrations.
Ordered by King Rama V in 1907 and finished in the reign Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 10am to 3.30pm (closed on Mondays)
- Location: Royal Plaza, 71 Uthong Nai Alley, Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 283 9411
Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique is a successful combination of 2 of Bangkok’s most popular shopping experiences: a night bazaar and a mall. You can find Asiatique 10 minutes downriver from Saphan Taksin BTS station. Once a bustling international trade port, it has been transformed with over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed under a huge replica warehouse complex.
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- Opening Hours: Daily from 4pm to midnight
- Location: 2194 Charoenkrung Road, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)92 246 0812
Assumption Cathedral is Bangkok's principal Roman Catholic cathedral and the main church of the Archdiocese of Bangkok, which dates back to 1662. Located in Bang Rak, the church was built between 1910 and 1918 to replace an earlier church on the same spot and was repaired after sustaining severe damage during World War II. Pope John Paul II visited the church during his trip in 1984.
To get to the church, you can either take a taxi or embark on the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Oriental Pier (N1).
- Location: 57 Oriental Ave, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 237 5277
Baan Bat is perhaps the last existing place in Bangkok that still hammers out – by hand – the brass bowl that Buddhist monks carry with them during the morning alms round. Its name literally means ‘house of monk’s alms bowl’. The community has been producing monk’s alms bowls since the late 18th Century, but today less than 5 households continue to make a living selling their craft here.
You can find Baan Bat tucked away in a narrow backstreet just south of Wat Saket (The Golden Mount Temple). The common view here is stacks of unfinished brass bowls lying about and the constant banging noise echoing through the air from all the forging activity.
- Location: 55 Boriphat Road, Baan Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
At 304 metres tall and rising 85 floors into the sky, Baiyoke Tower II is one of Bangkok's (and Thailand's) tallest buildings. The building has a public observatory deck on the 77th floor, and on the top floor is an open-air, 360-degree revolving roof deck (an admission applies), offering a bird's-eye view of the sprawling Thai Read More...
- Opening Hours: Skywalk and observation deck open daily from 10am to 10.30pm
- Location: Soi Ratchaprarob 3, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace is a palace complex that was used as a summer dwelling by the Siamese royalty and their consorts. It is about 60 km north of Bangkok and within easy reach of Ayutthaya. Also called 'Bang Pa In Summer Palace', the park comprises several iconic buildings all around a large park and renting Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30am to 5pm
- Location: Tambon Ban Len, Amphoe Bang Pa-in, Chang Wat Phra Nakhon, Ayutthaya 13160, Thailand
Bangkok has a collection of beautiful parks where you can briefly escape from the big city’s skyscrapers, malls and traffic. Some parks in Bangkok provide its residents with fresh air and lots of healthy outdoor activities in lush, landscaped areas.
Some parks in Bangkok offer picturesque views of the downtown Bangkok skyline, with swathes of green Read More...
Bangkok Butterfly Garden & Insectarium
Bangkok Butterfly Garden & Insectarium is where you can take the whole family for a day out admiring nature’s artistry in Chatuchak. You enter the huge and lofty enclosure of the conservatory with rockeries, shady ferns, wildflowers and a cooling waterfall – all the elements that make up the insects' natural habitat.
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- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 8.30am to 4.30pm (closed on Mondays)
- Location: Kamphaengpet 3 Road, Lad Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 272 4359
Christ Church Bangkok
Christ Church Bangkok is an Anglican church that was built in 1905 and continues to be a popular place of worship among Bangkok expatriates. After an influx of protestant missionaries in the early to mid-19th Century, King Rama IV granted land for a church to be built to serve them in Charoenkrung Road.
It wasn't long until the English Church (as it was then known due to its mainly English congregation) was overstretched. In 1904, King Rama V granted permission for a bigger and more centrally located church to be built. As an attraction on its own, the clean-white simple Gothic church is a sight to behold.
- Location: 11 Convent Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 234 3634
- How to get there: From BTS Skytrain Sala Daeng Station (exit 2), turn left into Convent Road and continue until you reach Sathorn Road and the church will be on your left.
Unusual sights in Bangkok
Bangkok has a host of unusual sights that are simply must-sees which also offer you a good break from the shopping malls, skyscrapers and hotels. Some are the result of centuries-old Buddhist culture being pushed into the 21st century – take the so-called ‘David Beckham Temple’ (Wat Pariwat) as an example. In the back corner of Read More...
Circled by perpetual swarms of traffic, the Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Road is a large Western-style symbol of Thailand's adoption of democracy and liberty.
Field Marshall Plaek Pibulsonggram commissioned it to commemorate the June 1932 military coup that led to the country's first democratic constitution in place of absolute rule.
- Location: Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Wat Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
- How to get there: Taxi is probably the best way to go, as it's a long walk from Maharaj Pier to the monument.
Wat Pathum Khongkha - the first execution chamber
Chinatown's Wat Pathum Khongkha is a pretty but unremarkable temple that once served an extraordinary, rather grisly purpose. It was not only a religious shelter having been also used as an execution site for members of the Royal Family in the early Rattanakosin period. On its execution stone, several members from the first and third reigns were disposed of.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5am to 9pm
- Location: 1620 Song Wat Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 639 1952
Flight Experience Bangkok
Flight Experience Bangkok is a flight simulator that's great for anyone wanting to know how it feels like flying a jumbo jet. A simulation flight is an extra-special gift for everyone, from young children who dream of being pilots to those who have a passion for planes, and according to research, it can even help those Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 9pm
- Location: Gateway Ekamai Shopping Mall, 2nd Floor, 22 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei, Phra Khanong, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 048 9922
Bangkok markets offer totally unique shopping experiences compared to the air-conditioned megamalls of the city. You’ll explore mazes with alleys after alleys of shops selling everything from one-off fashion accessories to knock-off and kitschy items. There are also those dedicated to farm-fresh flowers and agricultural products like the Pak Klong Talad, the biggest wholesale and retail Read More...
Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Temple
The Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Sikh temple stands in Pahurat, on the edge of Chinatown. This area is the heart of Bangkok's small but lively Sikh community. The white 6-storey Sikh temple is topped with a golden dome. It was built in 1932 and is the second largest of its kind outside India.
On the 4th floor, you’ll find the congregation hall, while on the 5th floor there’s an international school. The top floor is the main prayer area and has a copy of Sikhism's holy book, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, which is interned on a flower-filled altar.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 6pm
- Location: 571 Chakkraphet Rd, Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 221 1011
- How to get there: Take the Chao Phraya River Boat to Memorial Bridge Pier (N6), then walk up Chakraphet Road.
The Haroon Mosque is one of the busiest and oldest mosques in the city. The original one-storey wooden structure was replaced by brick-coloured concrete after it crumbled down beyond repair. Inside, the mosque showcases intricately carved Arabic script and can hold up to 500 prayers at a single time. You can find the mosque amid a web of alleyways near the famous Mandarin Oriental Hotel near the Bangkok riverside.
- Location: 25 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)81 488 8154
- How to get there: Take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Oriental Pier. The mosque is a five-minute walk from Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Holy Rosary Church
The Holy Rosary Church was originally built on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in 1768, following a land grant by King Rama I. The Portuguese Catholic church that you can see near the Bangkok riverside today is the result of rebuilding work between 1891 and 1898.
This restoration lent it its neo-Gothic style, showcasing an impressive statue of the Virgin Mary, towering central spire, marigold facade, curving gilded stucco ceilings and beautiful stained glass windows, depicting stories from the Old and New Testament. The easiest way to get there is by embarking on the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Si Phraya Pier.
- Location: 987 Soi Wanit 2, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Bangkok museums are among the city’s finest cultural venues, where you can admire centuries-old artefacts of historical significance, Buddhist relics, and modern art pieces. Some are housed in buildings just as interesting as their contents. Bangkok’s many museums exhibit some of the most sublime, and strangest, collections of relics you can imagine, giving you a wonderful Read More...
Khlongs of Thonburi
Thonburi is the old Bangkok capital situated on the western banks of the Chao Phraya River. Having stayed an independent province until it was merged into Bangkok in 1972, Thonburi has avoided much of the modern development seen elsewhere.
Its manmade network of khlongs (canals), including Khlong Mon and Khlong Bangkok Noi, retain much of their Read More...
- Location: Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
- Tour Available: Khlongs of Thonburi
King Rama I Monument
The monument of King Rama I, otherwise known as King Puttayodfa, is a double lifesize monument to the Thai royal that was built to mark the city's 150th anniversary in 1932. It was built along with the Puttayodfa Memorial Bridge next to which it sits.
The monument was designed by HRH Prince Naris, and architect Silpa Bhirasri sculpted it in bronze. Born on March 20, 1736, King Rama I was the first king in the Chakri Dynasty which continues to this day. He ascended to the throne on April 6, 1782, and died 27 years later.
- Location: Prachathipok Rd., Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Calypso Ladyboy Cabaret
Calypso Cabaret in Bangkok is an entertaining show that takes place every night at Asiatique The Riverfront. Thailand's katoeys (ladyboys) are some of the most beautiful (and convincing) transvestites in the world, mostly accepted and embraced by a highly tolerant Thai society.
The ladyboy cabaret show takes place within Warehouse 3, which sits near Asiatique’s town square. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 7.30pm to 8.40pm and from 9pm to 10.10pm
- Location: Asiatique The Riverfront (Warehouse 3), 2194 Charoenkrung 72-76 Rd, Prayakrai, Bangkorlaem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 688 1415
Bangkok Science Museum and Planetarium
The Bangkok Science Museum and Planetarium, also known as the National Science Center for Education, is an interactive museum and planetarium in Sukhumvit. It’s a great place to take the kids to as it features activities, exhibits, models, multimedia presentations and real objects, which were designed to educate the youth and general public about science and Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 8.30am to 4.30pm (closed on Mondays)
- Location: 928 Sukhumvit Rd, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 392 1773
Although mainly a popular sojourn for those looking to pick up Thai silk, antiques, jewellery, carpets and art, OP Place is also something of a destination in itself. Built in 1908 and constructed in an elegant Neoclassical style, this impressive white stone Asian Heritage Shopping Centre, originally known as the Falck & Beidek Store, exudes an Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 7pm
- Location: 10500 Charoen Krung 38 Alley, Charter Bank, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 266 0186
- How to get there: From BTS Skytrain Taksin Station, walk up Charoen Krung Road until you see Mandarin Oriental Hotel on your left.
Pantip Plaza is (in)famous for its inexpensive counterfeit versions of software and DVDs. Although you might not be a techno-geek, it’s worth visiting when you're in the area for the pure fascination value.
Walking through the main entrance of this IT complex, you'll be greeted with copies of the latest software for sale, along with DVDs, Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 9pm
- Location: Phetchaburi Rd, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0) 2 254 9797
- How to get there: From the BTS Chidlom, either hire a tuk-tuk/taxi or walk ten minutes down Ratchadamri Road past CentralWorld on your left, over the Saen Saeb canal and then left on Phetchburi Road. About two blocks from the intersection, Pantip will be on your left hand side.
Papaya Vintage is like no other shop you may have seen before. Trying to list the amazing objects, items, figures, toys, household objects and furniture tightly packed next to each other would be impossible, but you can’t help but notice the pinball machines, Vespas and full-size familiar comic characters all proudly standing next to... a pair Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 6.30pm
- Location: 306/1 Soi Lat Phrao 55/2 Lat Phrao Rd, Phlabphla, Wang Thonglang, Bangkok 10310
- Tel: +66 (0)2 539 8220
Phra Sumen Fort
During the reign of King Rama I, 14 forts were built to protect the borders of the Old City, but most have disappeared over the years. Only this one, on Phra Arthit Road, and the Mahakhan Fort on Ratchadamnoen road now remain.
Nestled in the quiet Suan Santichaiparkran Park, which itself straddles the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the hexagonal shape of this pale white concrete fort, with battlements. To get there, embark the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Phra Athit Pier (N13), or take a taxi.
- Location: Phra Athit Rd, Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Built in 1909 during King Rama V’s reign as a temporary royal residence, Phyathai Palace comprises 5 buildings all constructed in a combination of neo-gothic and Romanesque styles. The interiors showcase a rococo influence, complete with beautiful ceiling frescos, gilded Corinthian columns and elaborately carved fretworks.
Guided tours are often available on Saturdays at 9.30am and Read More...
- Opening Hours: Saturday–Sunday from 9.30am to 11.30am and from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm to 3pm (closed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
- Location: 315 Ratchawithi Rd, Thung Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 354 7987
Pridi Banomyong Institute
Pridi Banomyong Institute is a tree-shrouded building complex dedicated to the important historical Thai figure Pridi Banomyong. It's a venue for promoting Thai arts and culture and hosts monthly art movies, stage performances by aspiring Thai artists as well as cultural seminars and workshops.
If you go on a non-event day, you’ll find it quite deserted. Walk all the way to the open courtyard in the back, passing through a wooden walkway.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5.30pm
- Location: 65/1 55 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 381 3860
Bangkok art galleries
Bangkok art galleries offer glimpses into the Thai capital’s vibrant contemporary art scene. Most of the city's small private or commercial galleries promote Thai and regional artists. Through a day of gallery-hopping, you’ll discover that the city's art galleries and museums are pretty much scattered all over town, though several large art complexes in the city Read More...
Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm
Home to over 60,000 crocodiles, Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm is the biggest in the world. You can take your family for a visit to this farm that’s around 30 km from the heart of Bangkok and be thrilled by exciting crocodile shows and demonstrations. This old-school Thai attraction also features elephant shows and other wildlife animals like tigers and bears.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm
- Location: 555 Thanon Thai Ban, Pak Nam, Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 703 4891
Sanam Chandra Palace
Built in 1907 in the small town of Nakhon Pathom, Sanam Chandra Palace is set in a beautiful park full of giant trees and perfectly manicured lawns winding around ponds and lakes. In the middle of this garden stands the most unlikely building, a yellow castle worthy of a Cinderella fairy tale.
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- Opening Hours: Daily from 5am to 9am and from 4pm to 8pm
- Location: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)34 900 190
Santa Cruz Church
Santa Cruz Church is a Roman Catholic church in Thonburi that offers an impressive sight with its imposing neoclassical architecture. The Portuguese have allied with Thailand since 1516 when they began supplying the country with arms and ammunitions to help ward off the Burmese aggression at the time.
After the destruction of Ayutthaya in 1767, and with it the Catholic church there, King Taksin granted permission for them to build another one in the new capital Thonburi, a gift in recognition of their vital services. The church and the surrounding area are a good starting point for discovering the traces of Portugal in the Thai capital.
- Location: 112 Soi Kudeejeen, Wat Kanlaya, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 472 0154
- How to get there: Take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Rajinee Pier (N7), then catch the Pak Khlong ferry across the river.
Saphanthawong Museum is a community museum in Bangkok Chinatown. It presents exhibits that are dedicated to the early Chinese immigrants of Bangkok. Set within the same compound as Wat Traimit, it is worth checking out if you’re eager to learn more about the history of the place while exploring the culturally vibrant Chinatown neighbourhood.
Several exhibition rooms tell of the history of Chinatown through old photographs and there’s one that features the earliest shops in the neighbourhood, some of which you can still find today. After browsing through the museum, you can continue your walks through Chinatown with a better sense of history.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm
- Location: 1620/1 Song Wat Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Siam Niramit Show
Siam Niramit is a spectacular show in Bangkok. With its rich history that reads like an epic novel, Thailand is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing Asian nations, replete with over 700 years of captivating culture, customs and traditions.
But just how Thailand's spawning seven centuries are brilliantly captured into a 90-minute production, Siam Niramit has Read More...
- Location: 19 Thiam Ruam Mit Road, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 649 9222
- Tour Available: Siam Niramit Show
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is a large aquarium that is 3 storeys underneath the glitzy Siam Paragon shopping mall. It’s an aquatic wonderland the size of 3 Olympic swimming pools – the underground aquarium is one of the largest in Southeast Asia.
The aquarium will dazzle you with innovative world-class exhibits and over 30,000 curious-looking Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 9pm
- Location: B1-B2 Floor, Siam Paragon Building, 991 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 687 2000
- Tour Available: SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Sky Bar Bangkok
Sky Bar is where you can take in sweeping views from the top of Bangkok's second tallest building, the landmark State Tower. With its highly visible golden dome, the bar is tucked away in a corner of the award-winning, open-air Sirocco restaurant on the 64th floor. Sky Bar's counter is magically illuminated and changes colour every few minutes.
A favourite hang-out for celebrities and wannabes, this is where you'd find some of the best live jazz in Bangkok. Also located at the Dome is Distil, another place where everyone likes to be seen. Part DJ bar, part smoking lounge and part restaurant, Distil serves fine single-malt Scotches like Macallan and Glenmorangie, accompanied by a small carafe of genuine Scottish water.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 4pm to 1am
- Location: Lebua at State Tower, 1055 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 624 9555
The Snake Farm in Bangkok was set up to produce antivenom serums for snakebite victims nationwide but it’s an attraction in itself. It’s the place to head in town for poisonous snakes that range from cobras, Malayan pit vipers and king cobras to banded kraits and Russell’s vipers.
All snakes are 'milked' (their venom extracted) and Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm, Saturday–Sunday from 9.30am to 1pm
- Location: Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, 1871 Thanon Rama IV, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 252 0167
Part of Rambuttri runs parallel to Khao San, but despite being located so close by these 2 streets are different worlds. Rambuttri gives you a taste of how Bangkok used to look before all the skyscrapers arrived. Leafy banyan trees shade the pavements and the vibe sways more towards local than backpacker despite a number of Read More...
- Location: Soi Rambuttri, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple in Silom that’s dedicated to the Goddess Mariamman. It was built by Tamil immigrants in the 1860s and features a riotous blend of rich colours and ornate decoration that makes for an unmistakable and rather unexpected sight in the heart of Silom. It’s a great site for a little taste of Indian architecture right in the heart of Bangkok.
The tall central structure is plastered full of detailed, entwining Hindu deities. The shrines inside the temple are dedicated to both Shiva's consort and also the elephant-headed Ganesha, with others paying homage to Gods Vishnu and Krishna.
- Location: 2 Pan Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 238 4007
- How to get there: The BTS Skytrain Chong Nonsi Station drops you about 500 metres from the temple. Take exit 3 and walk towards Silom Road. At the intersection, turn left and continue walking for another 15 minutes until you see the temple on your left.
Suan Pakkad Palace
Suan Pakkad Palace is a place to find visions of Thailand you thought long since vanished in Bangkok. Its name means 'cabbage patch', in reference to when the land was nothing more than just that. Today, however, it's a well-tended tropical garden with serene ponds surrounding 8 traditional Thai houses, each of which brims to overflowing Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 4pm
- Location: 352-354 Si Ayutthaya Road, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 245 4934
You’ll come across a variety of impressive shrines on your stroll around Bangkok. Some are unique and quirky – others are hidden among the skyscrapers while a few are laid out in bare sight. There’s even a shrine that’s famous for lovelorn singles, right in front of the CentralWorld mall. Shrines are places of worship honouring Read More...
Vertigo at Banyan Tree
Vertigo is an open-air bar-cum-restaurant that is 61 floors above the bustling streets of Bangkok. It’s stylish, sophisticated, romantic and reaching for the clouds. Indulge in some of the world's finest champagne, exotic cocktails, wine-by-the-glass or non-alcholic beverages in the bar area, or go all the way for a memorable dinner of barbecued seafood.
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- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 1am (dinner from 6pm to 10pm)
- Location: 61st Floor, Banyan Tree Bangkok, 21/100 South Sathon Road, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 679 1200
Victory Monument in Bangkok marks a brief and relatively bloodless war that led to the country regaining disputed land on its borders with Indochina.
If you travel by Skytrain (BTS) to Mo Chit en route to Chatuchak Weekend Market you'll catch the best view possible of this large military monument, built to commemorate Thailand's victory over French colonialists in Indochina.
- Location: Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
- How to get there: From BTS Skytrain Victory Monument Station, take exit 4 or, for a better perspective, continue walking onto the pedestrian overpass, which wraps around the monument.
Wangderm Palace, also referred to as Phra Racha Wang Derm or Thonburi Palace, was built to mark the establishment of the new capital in Thonburi. After liberating Siam from the Burmese in 1767, following their ransacking of Ayutthaya, a general and provincial governor named Taksin was crowned King and he built the palace on the west Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 9.30am to 11.30am and from 1pm to 4pm (closed on Saturdays and Sundays)
- Location: 1 Thanon Wang Doem, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 475 4117
You can find Bangkok temples spread throughout the city. The 3 most famous ones are Wat Pra Kaew, Wat Arun and Wat Pho. Once you’ve seen them all, there are still many other temples worth visiting, including unusual ones like the infamous David Beckham Temple.
Fortunately, many of the most famous temples in Bangkok are located Read More...
Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, also known as Wat Leng Noei Yi, is a temple that’s nestled in the heart of Chinatown. It’s often referred to as one of Bangkok's most important and largest Chinese-Buddhist temples and is actually the hub of activities during festivals like Chinese New Year.
The temple contains spectacular Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian shrines and dates back to 1872 when it was called Wat Leng Nui Yee. King Rama V then changed its name to Wat Mangkon Kamalawat (which means Dragon Lotus Temple).
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm
- Location: 423 Charoen Krung Rd, Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 222 3975
- How to get there: From the pier, walk up Ratchawong road to Charoen Krung, turn right and Wat Mangkol Kamalawat will be on your left a little more than one block down
Zanook Wake Park Bangkok
Zanook Wake Park is the best downtown Bangkok wakeboarding lake, with the fun addition of a floating, inflatable playground in the centre of the lake.
Whether this is your first time trying to wakeboard or you are an experienced rider, Zanook Bangkok is the best place to strap on a board and carve up the water Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 11.30am to 9.30pm, Saturday–Sunday from 9am to 9.30pm
- Location: 77 Thanon Bang Bon 3, Bang Bon, Bangkok 10150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 104 9053