For many people from all around the world Bangkok is one of the top 3 dream destinations.
For many people would be like a dream come true if they visit Bangkok at least once in life and that is not weird at all if we consider all the things that could be visited, seen and done in the capital of Thailand.
However, sometimes people simply have no enough time to see everything that Bangkok has to offer, so here are the top 8 major attractions in the City of Angels:
1. National Museum and Wang Na Palace
If you want to feel the real spirit of Bangkok then you should definitely get to know the Thai culture starting from the past till this day and that’s exactly the reason why you should first go to the National Museum and Wang Na Palace before you go in any other place in Bangkok.
Back in the 1970s this museum was the only museum in Thailand which is exactly why there you could see a wide collection of things which belong to the Thai history.
The old Wang Na Palace was built by Rama I so there you could see regalia, ceramics, religious and ceremonial artifacts, weaponry etc.
Location: Na Phra That Road, Bangkok
2. Grand Palace
Grand Palace was built back in 1782 and ever since then had been the royal residence with ages.
Now a days, it is used for important ceremonies and meetings.
The spectacular architecture is literally breathtaking, but besides that Grand Palace is the home of Wat Phra Kaeo, which houses the Buddha.
Location: Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon
3. Wat Pho
Wat Pho is located south of Grand Palace and is known to be the first temple in Bangkok built by Rama I. For long year this temple was considered to be for a place of healing because there was a pharmacy, but also the first Thailand’s university established by Rama III.
Wat Pho is also known for the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, temple where you could see a huge statue which is 45m long and 15m high
In addition, in Wat Pho you could also have the chance to enjoy a real traditional Thai or foot massage which is a great way to get relaxed.
Location: 2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District 3 Wat Arun
4. Wat Arun
Wat Arun or also known as the Temple of the Dawn was built in ancient times when there was a battle between the former Siam and Burma.
Besides the large history that this temple offers, it could also offer you a breathtaking view of the Chao Praya River if you are willing to the top of the prang, view that you will never forget. If you decide to visit it, make sure to take the camera with you and take some pictures because as people tend to say “one picture if worth thousand words”!
Location: Arun Amarin Rd
5. Wat Traimit
Wat Traimit is the Temple of Golden Buddha and what makes this temple so unique is the story and the mystery that it holds with years.
During the 1950s one company bought the land around Wat Traimit and when they decided to remove the plaster statue of Buddha, the statue was way too heavy for the crane that was used to the point that the crane got broken and the statue fell. The next morning (during the rainy season), the view that was there was more than incredible. The coating of the statue was removed showing a 3.5m Buddha cast from even 5.5 tons of solid gold!
To this day it is still not known who exactly built this statue, something that makes this temple even more attractive than it already is.
Location: Thanon Mittaphap Thai-China, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100
6. Wat Suthat
Another temple which is one of the oldest ones in Thailand is also Wat Suthat.
The interesting thing about this temple is that it was built by even three kings: it was started by Rama I and then Rama II and Rama III continued with its construction until they finished this temple which continues to amaze the visitors to this day.
Besides the great structure there are also some beautiful paintings on the walls of Wat Suthat, something that makes it even more unique.
Location: Bamrung Muang Road, Sao Chingcha, Phra Nakhon
7. Lumpini Park
Lumpini Park is for all those who want to enjoy the nature, away from the busy city of Bangkok.
However, what makes Lumpini Park so special is that there you could enjoy a combination of green and relaxing park surrounded by huge skyscrapers, view that not everywhere could be seen!
Location: Rama IV Road, between Ratchadamri and Witthayu (Wireless) roads, with entrance gates on all sides
8. Khao San Road
Khao San Road is basically mixture of everything. It is a neighborhood where you could find whatever comes to your mind. Starting from delicious food, both from food vendors and restaurants, clothing stores to guesthouses, Khao San Road is the best place for everyone who likes to be surrounded by people and blaring music.