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Travel Diary: Places to Visit in Bangkok

Travel Diary: Places to Visit in Bangkok

If you thought that Bangkok is only known for its charming nightlife and Thai massages, change your mind. Bangkok has a lot to offer for every type of traveller. The capital of Thailand is one of the famous tourist cities of South East Asia.


The Grand Palace
Situated in the heart of Bangkok city, The Grand Palace is a huge complex with many amazing architectural creations and is a major tourist attraction in Bangkok. After 1782, this palace became the official residence of the kings of Siam. It is one of Bangkok’s sacred sites and a symbol of exquisite craftsmanship and creativity. The Grand Palace, located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, opens daily between 8.30 am and 3.30 am for tourists.

Wat Arun
There are more than 30,000 temples or wats in Thailand and some of the most spectacular wats are in Bangkok. Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Sunrise, is one of the most famous landmarks in the capital and is located on the Thonburi banks of the Chao Phraya River. When the first rays of the day hit the clear and clear waters of the Chao Phraya River, the view of Wat Arun, built with colorfully decorated peaks, is a delight to the mind. This eye-soothing place tops the Bangkok tourist list.

Wat Pho
Wat Pho is also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, and is one of the largest temple complexes in the city. The 46 meter tall Buddha carrying statue is the center of attraction for every tourist visiting Bangkok. Interestingly, Wat Pho is also known as the most prestigious school of Thai massage in the country. The doors of the temple remain open from 8 am to 5 pm. Traditional Thai massages also last until 6 pm.

Siam Ocean World
Siam Ocean World is an aquatic wonderland and keeps the whole family entertained. There are also many other activities for kids including penguin feeding, rainforest zone feeding, diver underwater talk. Take in the sights of rare aquatic life in a glass-bottomed boat or dive straight in with a diving suit and 180-degree helmet. Siam Ocean World is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Chatuchak Market
Chatuchak market is the largest market in South East Asia and has more than 8000 stalls! Whether you are looking to buy clothes, accessories, leather goods, jewellery, plants or rare and exotic animals then you will find a lot of variety in Chatuchak Bazar at reasonable prices. This market is open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm.

Siam Niramit
Siam Niramit is one of the largest stage productions in the world and is known for family entertainment. The show reflects the spiritual and historical heritage of Thailand and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for exhibiting over 100 artists! Combining great performances and pure Thai food, the Siam Niramit show provides complete enjoyment and entertainment. The show is divided into different types of acts, which cover various topics like karma, religious rituals etc.

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