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Best things to do in Bangkok

Despite its invigorating streetlife, Thailand's capital nevertheless squeezes tranquil temples, palaces, and gardens in amongst the charming chaos. Want to know what to see in Bangkok? Everything! But here are some of its top attractions with which to start!

Golden Buddha

Located in Bangkok's Chinatown, the Golden Buddha patiently awaits visitors at the temple of Wat Traimit – all five and a half tons of him!

Wat Arun

The famous Buddhist temple Wat Arun actually takes its name from the Hindu god Aruna. Early risers can see it transform the reflected rays of the sunrise into a magnificent aura!

Wat Pho

You might recognize the temple's huge Reclining Buddha statue, but Wat Pho is also notable for being Thailand's first public university and the birthplace of Thai massage!

Wat Phra Kaew

Complete your tour of Bangkok's most sacred wats at the "Temple of the Emerald Buddha," so-called for its statue carved from a single jade stone. Nobody but the king may touch it!

Grand Palace

Grand is an understatement! It's the jaw-dropping majesty of the Grand palace that makes it one of Bangkok's top attractions. The aforementioned Wat Phra Kaew lies within its walls too!

Siam Park City

In need of a respite from all this Bangkok sightseeing? Treat your inner-child (or, you know, your actual children) to the city's leading amusement and water park, Siam Park City: open daily!

Jim Thompson House

This unique home-turned-tourist-attraction was compiled from various old Thai structures by the silk trader Jim Thompson. Jim Thompson House Tours are affordable and frequent!

Planning Your Bangkok Visit

When to go?

The best time to visit Bangkok is from November to January, known to the Thais as the "cool season." The weather is still hot and humid, but it's the only time of year you won't sweat in minimal clothing. Well, at least not as much!

How many days?

You'll need to spend at least 3 nights in Bangkok to make it worth your while, but you should go for a week if you can. It's worth staying even longer to see more of Thailand as a whole!

Where to stay?

Before booking your stay, consider what you want out of your visit. If it's a quick trip, then it might be worth staying in Rattanakosin, or "Old Bangkok," where most of the city's historic sights are located. Sukhumvit is lively and upmarket but still a hub of tourism, and the financial district of Silom becomes the city's party capital by night. For something a little quieter, book a hotel near Banglamphu.

Good to Know

  • Language
  • Currency
    Thai baht (฿)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+07:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    The heat is most tolerable from November to January, making it easier to see as much as possible!

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What People Are Saying About Bangkok

Great tour, well organized and wonderful guide.

We were met by Nui right on time at our meeting point. Nui is a great guide that shared practical information about the Thai culture. We really enjoyed visiting the temples, the market and artist village. It was really a backwaters adventure, off the beaten track. We got to mix with the locals and were even invited to eat with the family celebrating the passage of their son to become a monk. Very unique!

Absolutely wonderful experience taking in much of Bangkok by night!

We had a most enjoyable evening facilitated by A and Simon who looked after us very well and gave us a lot of information about Bangkok and Thailand. It was just lovely seeing the city by night with all the extra lighting for Queen Sirikit's birthday! Our Tuk Tuk driver was delightful and a real gentleman. I would recommend this tour to others! Our only small difficulty was not being able to understand A's accent at all times. Yvonne Harrison

It was an awesome experience . Not to b missed

The whole journey was so smooth & easy from the moment I booked the tickets from the website till the end of the day 's touring around the zoo. Be there early so as you will not any single show time . Truly value of money . I will do it one more time when my children are here by the year end . Cheers !
Bangkok Safari World Full-Day Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Desmond, 07/22/2016

Good Enough,,,Nice day in the National Park,,,

We enjoyed the day in Khao Yai National Park,, riding the elephant,, taking pics of the monkeys and a deer,,, the museum was good too,,, Jenny especially enjoyed helping to cook our Lunch,,, grinding ,,, spicing and stir frying,,! wow,, such fun,,

Khun Swai is a very experience and patience guide.

Khun Swai is a fantastic guide. His could give plenty of suggestions, due to his experience and knowledge. He always kept us entertained with the history of Bangkok and with very good explanations. He is helpful and follow our pace as in we got elderly in the group, hence we had a relaxed and knowledgeable tour. He even brought us to temples that are only known to the local and my parents really appreciate of his thoughtfulness. We are really grateful to have him as our guide during the tour. Thank you so much!!!

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