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5 Places you have to visit when in Bangkok

7 Jan 2022 | 3 min read


Bangkok is a city that is built around canals and rivers. Its dazzling street food scene, its buzzing nightlife, its extreme shopping, and wonderful lifestyle made Bangkok one of the best cities in Asia. The list of where to visit in Bangkok is endless but we created a list of five places you have to visit when in Bangkok.

The Royal Grand Palace

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The Grand Palace’s grounds are open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, with the exception of Fridays when it is closed. For the estimated 20-million tourists who visit Thailand each year, a visit to the Grand Palace is a must. Visitors can expect to see something of interest wherever they turn their gaze: an ornate building or statue, beautiful Thai-style chedis (stupas), bridges, gardens, and landscaping—all surrounded by hundreds of exquisitely trained guards.

Wat Arun

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Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan or Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Wat Arun, located on the Thon Buri side of Bangkok, is one of the most important temples in Thailand. In addition to its historical and religious value, it’s also an architectural masterpiece. The prang of Wat Arun is a replica of Angkor Wat, the famous temple in Cambodia.

Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho)

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Wat Pho is beautiful, but perhaps not the most beautiful. A temple with a fascinating history, complex design, and interesting legends. Wat Pho is located in Bangkok’s old town area and has a fantastic tourist attraction: a massive reclining Buddha. It’s well worth a visit.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

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You may want to consider checking out the Chatuchak Weekend Market, which is not far from Bangkok’s downtown area. As one of the best-known weekend markets in Thailand, you can find anything you want at the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Whether buying souvenirs or looking around at all of the things to see, there is no better place than this market.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha – Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew

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Wat Phra Kaew is the most important and most visited Buddhist temple in Thailand for good reason. The Emerald Buddha statue is the country’s palladium and is housed in the Temple’s central temple building, which is an architectural representation of Mount Meru, the center of Buddhist universe. It shares its grounds with the Grand Palace and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of it.