There are many attractions in Bangkok
which are worth a visit and we will list some of the interesting ones here.
This oval public ground in front of the
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Tel: (02) 437-7799, 439-0902
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.
The park is open daily from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission fee is 10 Baht.
Tel: (02) 328-1385-7
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.
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
Tel: (02) 252-0161-4
Located beside the Royal Plaza, Bangkok's oldest zoo contains a
collection of popular African and Asian mammals and birds in an
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.
Tel: (02) 281-2000, (02) 281-1039Read more...
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.
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.
Tel: (02) 284-1873, (02) 284-0273
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
is open daily from 9.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Admission fee is 600 Baht for
adults and 360 Baht for children.
This large farm with over 60,000 fresh and saltwater crocodiles is some
30 kilometers from Bangkok in
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.
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.
Tel: (02) 703-4891-5, (02) 703-5144-8
35 minutes from Wat Sai Floating Market, is another stop for sightseeing
and watching a snake show.
The farm is open daily from 8.30 a.m.- 5.00 p.m.
Tel: (02) 703-4891-5, (02) 703-5144-8
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
, sword fighting demonstrations, and an elephant show.
Admission to the show is 300 Baht per person. The resort is open daily
from 8.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.
Tel: (02) 295-3261-4
This popular attraction is some 80 kilometers west of Bangkok,
accessible by regular bus from the
. 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
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.
This is a cultural theme park where visitors will experience the
traditional Thai culture and lifestyles as well as enjoy typical
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.
times are 12 noon and 1 p.m. Admission fee (including lunch & show) is
400 Baht per person.
(02) 533 1152
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
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.
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.
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.