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Places Of Interest In Bangkok

Places Of Interest In Bangkok

There are many places of interest in Bangkok but when you are staying for just a day or two, it's not easy knowing what to see and where to go to see it. Therefore, we've put together a list of the top places to visit in Bangkok which we hope you'll find helpful.



The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace In BangkokThe Grand Palace is probably considered the one place in Bangkok that everyone really should visit. It's more of a complex than just a palace and the actual palace isn't necessarily the main point of interest - but you can judge that when you go.

The Grand Palace is certainly a very popular place of interest in Bangkok so it can get busy and the best times to go are early morning, just after it opens, and when it's not too hot.

Charge your camera, make sure your memory card is empty

and prepare to spend a good few hours marvelling at the splendor that is the Grand Palace and The Temple Of The Emerald Buddha

Skytrain: no
MRT: no
Opening: 08.30 - 17.30
Hotel: Royal Princess Larng Luang



Temple Of The Emerald Buddha

Temple of the emerald buddha in BangkokThe Temple Of The Emerald Buddha is part of The Grand palace complex so if you want to see The Emerald Buddha, you'll also be seeing The Grand Palace but we've mentioned it separately because this temple holds the most religious artifact in Thailand.

You cannot take photos inside so your best bet will be a powerful zoom lens....

You must wear respectful clothing and be sure not to point your feet in the direction of the buddha image.

Skytrain: No
Opening: 8.30 - 17.30
Hotel: Royal Princess Larng Luang

The Reclining Buddha

Temple Of The Reclining Buddha, Bangkok, ThailandAnother popular place of interest in Bangkok also happens to be just down the road from The Grand Palace and is within easy walking distance..

There is a small fee to pay to get inside but get a bunch of change ready so you can drop some coins into the wishing bowls that go down the sides of the temple that houses this huge reclining buddha.

There's not a lot of room inside and taking photos is difficult.

Skytrain: No
Opening: 08.30 - 17.30
Hotel: Grande Center Point Sukhumvit


Temple Of The Golden Buddha

The Golden Buddha In BangkokThe Golden Buddha is located in Wat Traimit - Wat means temple - and Wat Traimit is located in the China Town area of Bangkok

The history behind this solid gold, 5.5 tonne, buddha statue is that it was once covered in plaster to hide it from Burmese invaders but it was forgotten about and was only fairly recently discovered.

The statue is on full display and is easy to photograph and there

is a small fee to pay on entry into the temple complex which is not that inspiring in itself but a 5.5 tonne gold buddha is enough to make your mouth water.

Skytrain: no
MRT: Hualamphong
Opening: 08.00 - 17.00
Hotel: Royal Princess Larng Luang

The Giant Swing

The Giant Swing in BangkokThe Giant Swing is basically a replica of the original giant swing which was located elsewhere in Bangkok..

The idea of the Giant Swing was for young Thai men to show their daring by using the massive swing to swing them up high enough to grab, with their teeth, a bag of gold coins.

This act of daring was banned in the 20th century due to too many deaths and serious injury, but you can still marvel at the height by going to Wat Suthat near The Golden Mount Temple.

Skytrain: No
Opening: n/a
Hotel: Royal Princess Larng Luang

The Elephant Farm - Samphran Elephant Show

Elephant farm and show, Bangkok, ThailandSamphran Elephant farm and show is a great day out for all the family..

Here you can touch and feed and even ride a number of elephants. You can watch an impressive crocodile show and watch a re-enactment of how elephants were used in battle many years ago.

You can pose with tigers, grab a bite to eat and watch a magic show. It's about an hour's drive from the center of Bangkok

Skytrain: No
Opening: 08.30 - 17.30
Hotel: -

Temple Of Dawn - Wat Arun

The Temple Of Dawn in BangkokThe Temple Of Dawn in Bangkok is also known as Wat Arun and is an imposing pagoda type temple over looking the Chao Praya River ( River of Kings ).

The temple is made up of 5 prangs with the tallest, center prang being 80 meters high.

Try to visit at dawn or dusk as the rays of the sun bounce of the thousands of porcelian pieces that adorn the outside.

Skytrain: No
Opening: 09.00 - 17.30 daily
Hotel: Pathuwan Princess Hotel

The Golden Mount Temple

MBK shopping mall in BangkokThe Golden Mount Temple in Bangkok is close to the Giant Swing and other places of interest but this requires the most effort as you have to climb over 300 steps to get to the top, but once at the top you get a 360 degree view of Bangkok.

You can ring bells for good luck as you walk up the steps and look down on the grounds of the actual temple complex that it belongs to - Wat Saket.

Aim to go in the morning or evening to avoid the heat..

Skytrain: No
Opening: 09.00 - 17.00
Hotel: Royal Princess Larng Luang


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