10 famous sights in Bangkok

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok edwin.11/Flickr

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok ©edwin.11/Flickr

Bangkok is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Asia and even of the entire world. Just like the immense city, its sights are also world renowned. There are numerous museums, Buddhist temples, parks, markets, cabaret shows and other sights in Bangkok which are worth visiting. If you are planning a visit to the Thai capital city, but you don’t know which attractions are worth visiting, I suggest you to read the following guide. Below I will present you 10 famous sights of Bangkok. All of these attractions are worth visiting. I recommend you to visit all the 10. But if you don’t have the necessary time, choose the ones which suit your preferences.

The Grand Palace

One of the most popular landmarks of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is a must-see sight of the city. The home of Thai kings for centuries, the richly decorated building is an important architectural jewel of Bangkok. Don’t miss it!

Wat Phra Kaew

Located on the grounds of the Grand Palace, the famous temple named Wat Phra Kaew houses the famous Emerald Buddha, the highly revered Buddha image carved of a huge block of emerald. The temple is considered to be one of the most beautiful Thai Buddhist temples.

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok edwin.11/Flickr

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok ©edwin.11/Flickr

Wat Arun

Another extremely famous and beautiful Buddhist temple of Bangkok is Wat Arun. Also named the Temple of Dawn, this amazing building has a recognizable form due to its immense stupa.

Wat Arun edwin11/Flickr

Wat Arun ©edwin11/Flickr

Wat Pho

The temple complex of Wat Pho houses a significant collection of inscriptions, murals and sculptures presenting warfare, astronomy and even archaeology.

The Floating Market Damnoen Saduak

A truly unique and popular attraction of Bangkok is the fantastic Floating Market Damnoen Saduak. Imagine dozens of boats floating by, filled with fresh fruits, flowers and vegetables. You can not miss it!

The Erawan Museum

Well-known for the immense three-headed elephant on top of it, the Erawan Museum is one of the most popular museums in Bangkok. It presents collections of ancient religious objects and antiquities.

Calypso Cabaret

If you love the entertainment or cabaret shows, I recommend you to make a reservation at Calypso Cabaret. It is considered one of the best nightlife venues of Bangkok, especially if you are interested to see lovely ladyboys.

Calypso Cabaret kevinpoh/Flickr

Calypso Cabaret ©kevinpoh/Flickr

Khao San Road

Looking for great nightlife scene? The Khao San Road is the best place to go. It is always crowded, especially when the sun sets. Full of fantastic bars, clubs, nightclubs and other venues, it is a popular site among young travelers.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Among the numerous markets of Bangkok, the fantastic Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the most famous. The giant market is home to thousands of market stalls, offering clothes, silk products, souvenirs and so on.

Jim Thompson’s House

If you love Thai culture, you must visit the amazing Jim Thompson’s House. Today it is a museum including collections of Thai art and antiquities.

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