bangkok attractions


There are many attractions in Bangkok, Thailand, which are worth a visit and we will list some of the interesting ones here.

Sanam Luang
arrow This oval public ground in front of the Grand Palace enclave is used for various royal ceremonies, including the Royal Ploughing Ceremony each May, and is edged by several noteworthy institutions. On the southeast corner is the City Pillar Shrine or San Lak Muang placed there by King Rama I as the foundation stone for the new capital of Bangkok.

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Pak Khlong Talat
arrow This is a wholesale market for all kinds of cut flowers and vegetables. It is located on Maharat Road near the Memorial Bridge. The colourful flowers and the bustling atmosphere is the charm of this market, especially when the market is crowded in the early morning and in the evening.

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Democracy Monument
arrow This monument, located in the middle of Ratchadamnoen Avenue, was conceived and constructed to commemorate the peaceful changeover from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy on 24 June, 1932.

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China Town arrow Bangkok's China Town is an old business center covering a large area around Yaowarat and Charoen Krung Roads. There are many small streets and alleys full of shops selling all types of goods. The area is always lively and market stalls abound. It has been the main center for trading by the Chinese since they were moved from their old site some 200 years ago. Nearby is Phahurat Market, one of the city's renowned cloth centers.

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The Erawan Shrine
arrow The Erawan Shrine in Bangkok was built in 1956 to eliminate the bad karma believed to been caused by laying the foundations of a hotel on the wrong date. Today it is a popular tourist attraction with many visitors year-round. This Hindu shrine houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu creation god Brahma. It is located at the Ratchaprasong intersection of Ratchadamri Road in Pathum Wan district, near the BTS Skytrain station Chitlom in Bangkok City.

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Princess Mother Memorial Park
arrow This beautiful park is located on Soi 3 Somdet Chao Phraya Road, Khlong San District. It was built near the Wat Anongkharam community where Somdej Phra Srinaganndra Boromarajajonani, Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother had resided during her childhood. The park comprises a full scale model of the Princess Mother's house and the old buildings renovated as exhibition halls displaying the life story of Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother as well as the history of the Wat Anongkharam community.
arrow Tel: (02) 437-7799, 439-0902

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King Rama IX Royal Park
arrow The 200-acre botanical garden-cum-public park is located deep inside Sukhumvit Soi 103 (Udomsuk) and was opened in 1987 to commemorate the 60th birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
arrow The park is open daily from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission fee is 10 Baht.
arrow Tel: (02) 328-1385-7

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Queen Saovabha
arrow Located near Chulalongkorn Hospital, on the corner of Henri Dunant Road and Rama IV Road, this institute contains a collection of poisonous snakes which are "milked" daily for their venom in order to produce invaluable anti-snakebite serum.
arrow Venom is extracted from the snakes everyday, at 11.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on weekdays, and 11.00 a.m. on holidays. Admission fee is 70 Baht per person.
arrow Tel: (02) 252-0161-4

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Dusit Zoo
arrow Located beside the Royal Plaza, Bangkok's oldest zoo contains a collection of popular African and Asian mammals and birds in an ornamental garden.
arrow It is open everyday from 8.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. Admission fee is 30 Baht for adults and 10 Baht for children.
arrow Tel: (02) 281-2000, (02) 281-1039
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Samphran Elephant
arrow Just only 1 kilometer before the Rose Garden, this 60-acre farm is another interesting attraction housing many different wild animals and thousands of crocodiles. Fascinating performances such as Crocodile Wrestling, Magic Show, and Elephant Theme Show commence everyday at 12.45 p.m. and 2,20 p.m. with additional shows on holidays at 10.30 a.m.
arrow This farm is open daily from 8.00 a.m.-5.30 p.m. Admission fee is 300 Baht for adults and 200 Baht for children.
arrow Tel: (02) 284-1873, (02) 284-0273

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Safari World
arrow Bangkoks greatest open zoo and leisure park is located in Min Buri, via Km. 9 on Raminthra Road. The 300-acre complex comprises a Safari Park populated by African and Asian mammals, a Marine Park with amusing performances of well-trained dolphins and seals, a Bird Park and a Games Corner.
arrowIt is open daily from 9.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Admission fee is 600 Baht for adults and 360 Baht for children.
arrowTel; (02) 518-1000-19

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Crocodile Farm arrow This large farm with over 60,000 fresh and saltwater crocodiles is some 30 kilometers from Bangkok in Samut Prakan Province. Other creatures including trained elephants, gibbons, lions, and snakes are also found here. The exciting crocodile wrestling show is performed every hour. There is also a Dinosaur Museum where various species of life-size dinosaurs and their skeletons are on display.
arrow The compound is open daily from 7.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. Admission fee is 300 Baht for adults and 200 Baht for children.
arrow Tel: (02) 703-4891-5, (02) 703-5144-8

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Snake Farm
arrow 35 minutes from Wat Sai Floating Market, is another stop for sightseeing and watching a snake show.
arrow The farm is open daily from 8.30 a.m.- 5.00 p.m.
arrow Tel: (02) 703-4891-5, (02) 703-5144-8

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arrow This popular tourist attraction is 32 kilometers west of Bangkok on Phetkasem Road. Situated by the Tha Chin River, it boosts large, beautiful and well-maintained gardens. In the resort, there is a Thai Cultural Village where an attractive show commences daily at 2.45 p.m. There is for instance, Thai folk dancing, Thai boxing, sword fighting demonstrations, and an elephant show.
arrow Admission to the show is 300 Baht per person. The resort is open daily from 8.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.
arrow Tel: (02) 295-3261-4

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
arrow This popular attraction is some 80 kilometers west of Bangkok, accessible by regular bus from the Southern Bus Terminal. Everyday, hundreds of vendor boats crowd the market area in the early morning till noon. Visitors can also travel around by boat to see local villages, and the way of life of the people in the countryside.

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arrow The floating market is located in “Bang Khun Sri” canal edge or people well-known as "Khlong Chak Pha" are beautiful place, with spectacular atmosphere for breathing. In the mean time it was designed to commemorate a quickly disappearing lifestyle that reflecting the beauty and tranquility of Thai culture Thus, integrated waterfront lifestyle of the villagers together through the natural out perfectly. Now a day it has become a new meeting place where tourists could escape from the busy town.

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Baan Thai
arrow This is a cultural theme park where visitors will experience the traditional Thai culture and lifestyles as well as enjoy typical food and spectacular cultural shows. It is located at Km. 7 of Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok Road and is open daily from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
arrowShow times are 12 noon and 1 p.m. Admission fee (including lunch & show) is 400 Baht per person.
arrowTel: (02) 533 1152

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The Rink Ice Skating
arrow The first and only ice skating rink in the middle of a shopping centre is open in the Forum Zone, in front of B2S at Central World Shopping Centre. It is open at 10.00 am - 10.00 pm. Price is 250 Baht per session (1.30 hours) inclusive of ice skating shoes rental. A 1-month membership costs 3,000 Baht.

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Khao San Road
arrow Khao San Road is a short road in central Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Banglamphu neighborhood (Phra Nakhon district) about 1 km north from the Grand Palace with Wat Phra Kaew. It has developed over the years into probably the most profound worldwide example of a "backpackers' ghetto", with relatively cheap accommodation compared to other areas of central Bangkok. The accommodation varies from 'mattress in a box' style hostels, to full Western-standard luxury. Crafts, paintings, clothes, pirate CDs, DVDs, fake educational diplomas, fake driver's licenses, food, second hand books and many other items useful to backpackers are among the common goods traded along the road.

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Silom Road - Suriwongse
arrow Silom is a sub-District and road in Bang Rak district, Bangkok, Thailand. Constructed in 1851 as part of a dyke and irrigation system, Silom road has become one of Bangkok's most cosmopolitan streets and major financial centre; it is the home to some of the largest companies in Thailand ex. The Charoen Phokphand Group (CP), Bangkok Bank PLC, as well as a number of insurance and securities firms, it is often dubbed the "Wall Street of Thailand". Silom offers quite a broad range of nighttime activities ranging from street side shopping to strip dancing show; both Patpong and Thanon Thaniya (Little Tokyo) having entrances from Si Lom Road.

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Siam Square
arrow Siam Square is a very popular shopping area among Thai and foreign visitors. The area is centrally located and surrounded by hotels, shopping complexes, movie theatres, and it is the main junction of BTS sky train. The area connects to other important shopping centres and links to the other shopping districts by sky bridge, such as Siam Center/Siam Discovery Center, MBK Center, Siam Paragon, Ratchaprasong shopping district and Sukhumvit.

Aside from chain stores, such as a two-story Watson's pharmacy branch, there is a myriad of shops and boutiques, selling local designer-label apparel, jewelry, music and bric a brac. The Bonanza Mall, opposite MBK Center, is a congested warren of stalls selling discounted fashion items for teens and university students.

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