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Grand Palace

4.5/59,237 Reviews
Palace
8:30-15:30, closed when there is a royal ceremony. (Local time)

Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is close to the Chao Phraya River and is a symbol of the Bangkok dynasty. It is also the first choice for tourists to go to Thailand. It is the royal palace of the first to eighth Thai emperors of the Bangkok dynasty and still used for ceremonies such as coronation and celebration. The Grand Palace comprises intermingled building groups totaling 22. The main building group has 4 distinctive palaces and the Jade Buddha Temple. Buildings are in Siamese style and bring together the best of Thai painting, sculpture and decorative art.

Erawan Shrine

4.5/54,183 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture
Open all day (Local time)

The Four-Faced Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand, is known for its efficacy. For this reason, the Buddha is widely admired and highly sought after by the stars and celebrities of Hong Kong and Taiwan. Because it is located near large shopping malls like the Central World, it has also become a famous tourist attraction in Bangkok. In Thailand and Southeast Asia, the Four-Faced Buddha is considered a benevolent god. The Four-faced Buddha in Bangkok is in the Erawan Shrine amd the statue of the god is about 4 meters high. There are four faces altogether, which represent the four virtues of compassion, empathy, joy and charity. Those who pray for spiritual ascension must work hard to cultivate these four virtues.

Wat Phra Kaew

4.5/52,087 Reviews
Temple
Monday 8:30-15:00, Tuesday-Friday 8:30-15:30 (Local time)

Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is located in the northeast corner of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The temple is a must-see site for Thai tourists. The royal family has held important ceremonies here. In Buddhist countries like Thailand, religion has always been inseparable from the monarchy. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is also part of the Grand Palace and a vaunted representative of temples in Thailand. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha occupies a quarter of the Grand Palace. The architecture of the temple is magnificent, the statue of Buddha is adorned with gold, jade, and jewels, and the temple combines many characteristics of Buddhist temples in Thailand. The architecture of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha includes fearsome guardians, the rare jade statue of Buddha, and a towering chedi. This temple is a Bangkok icon.

Chao Phraya

4.4/52,483 Reviews
River
Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM (Local time)

The Chao Phraya River is known as the “Mother River” in Thailand and is also called the “Venice of the East”. Spanning a total of 1,352 kilometers, the Chao Phraya River runs through the southeastern part of Thailand and flows through the Bangkok city. It plays an important role in urban transport and the lives of the shore residents. The water transport on the Chao Phraya River is very convenient. The Chao Phraya Express Boat is one of the main domestic transport vehicles in the daily lives of Bangkok citizens. It is also a frequent means of transport for tourists. Sitting on a boat and watching the scenery on both sides of the river is pleasant, while taking a night tour of the Chao Phraya River is both romantic and comfortable. These two are definitely worth experiencing.

Wat Arun

4.5/51,011 Reviews
Temple
Monday-Sunday 8:30-17:30 (Local time)

Wat Arun is a prominent Buddhist temple located along the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok Yai District. It is one of the few temples that remain from Thailand’s Chakri dynasty. The temple’s most distinctive feature is the central Khmer-style tower. Glazed porcelain tiles and seashells cover the exterior, giving the entire complex a brilliant shine, particularly in the early morning light. For many years Wat Arun housed the famous Emerald Buddha, before it was moved to Wat Phra Kaew in 1785. As one of Bangkok’s beloved temples, this is certainly an attraction visitors won’t want to miss.

Khao San Road

4.3/52,237 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
Open all day (Local time)

When talking about Bangkok, you have to talk about Khao San Road. Khao San Road is the spirit of the city’s nightlife and a base camp for backpackers. In fact, Khao San Road is just 300 meters long, and walking the length of the road only takes about 15 minutes. However, its crowdedness at night is astounding. There are various classes of hotels and flophouses, shops, travel agencies, currency exchanges, restaurants of all flavors, bars, cafes, massage parlors, and local specialty stores along the road. If you want to know the life in Bangkok, you can come here.

Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

4.6/54,162 Reviews
Aquarium
10:00-21:00 (Monday-Sunday) (admission stopped at 20:00) (Local time)

Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is located on the second basement of the Siam Paragon Mall in Bangkok. As the premier metropolitan aquarium in Southeast Asia, it has 7 themed exhibition areas, including the amazing world exhibition area, the deep sea reef area, the marine life exhibition area, the tropical rain forest area, the rocky coast area and the fantasy sea area. Not only can you see all kinds of rare marine animals, but you can also interact directly with them and observe their life closely.

Train Night Market Ratchada

4.4/5191 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
Sun - Sat 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM (Local time)

Ratchada Rot Fai Night Market got its name because the market was built on a strip of land that the market managers rented from the Thai Railroad authority and named it Train Market. Later, because transportation and land acquisition became inconvenient, the market was moved to Ratchadaphisek Street in Bangkok and is located behind Esplanade Cineplex. Because of the name of the street it is on, the market is also sometimes known as “Ratchada Train Night Market”. Its endless array of food stalls is open every day of the week, but is most popular Thursdays through Sundays. Overhead views of the vibrant night market stalls are an impressive sight, making photographers flock to capture the colorful tops of the stalls and abundant variety of goods the local vendors sell.

Calypso Cabaret

4.2/5363 Reviews
Transgender Cabaret
21:30-22:00 (Local time)

Calypso is a cabaret show that began in 1988, mainly performing Broadway showtunes, but has evolved into a contemporary spectacular. In 2012, it was moved to Asiatique, an emerging entertainment center in Bangkok. The stage is a breakthrough, with innovative lighting for a profoundly gorgeous and dramatic effect. The actors have all trained professionally, making the performances on stage both powerful and passionate. In addition to Broadway songs and dances that European and American guests love, the group also performs classic Asian songs and dances, including Chinese love songs, Japanese geisha performances, and Korean performances.

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

4.5/5329 Reviews
Art Museum
10:00-21:00, closed every Monday. (Local time)

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is known better as BACC. Located at the intersection of Rama I Road and Phayathai Road, it is just across the street from the MBK Shopping Center. It first opened to the public at the end of 2007. This 11-story contemporary art museum has an ultramodern flair. The plaza outdoors has several creative statues where tourists can take souvenir photos before they even entering the museum. The door of the Art Centre opens out on to a plaza where it is often possible to encounter some street performers. This veritable culture and art center of Bangkok is also a favorite spot for flash mobs.

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