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Museum

#3 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 1.5 km from Grand Palace and 33 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok National Museum is a museum situated in Bangkok. It is one of the most popular museums in Bangkok and among the must include places in Bangkok Tour Packages.

Situated on the former grounds of Wang Na Palace near Grand Palace, the Bangkok National Museum is the main branch museum of the National Museums in Thailand and also one of the largest museums in Southeast Asia. It features exhibits of Thai art and history. The museum was originally established by King Rama V to exhibit the private collection of his father King Rama IV in 1874 at the Concordia Pavilion inside the Grand Palace. In 1887, the museum was shifted to the front palace, and called it 'Wang Na Museum' or front palace museum. Later, it was named the Bangkok Museum in 1926, and subsequently developed into the Bangkok National Museum, when it came under the direction of the Department of Fine Arts in 1934.

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Museum

#5 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 2.5 km from Lumpini Park, 7 km from Grand Palace, and 28 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Madame Tussauds is a wax museum located in the Siam Discovery Center in Siam area of Bangkok. It is one of the popular wax museums in the World and among the top places to visit in Bangkok.

Established in 2010, Bangkok's Madame Tussauds is the 10th Madam Tussauds museum in the World which gives you a chance to pose with the wax statues of world celebrities, heads of state, activists, sports persons, legendary artists, and even royalty. Divided into 10 sections as Red Carpet, Music, History, Film, Leaders, Art & Science, TV and Sports, it has a collection of nearly 70 wax statues of famous persons including Madonna, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, Beethoven, famous film stars along with some Thai important persons.

Of the 10 sections, the most elegant and famous is the Royal Room as it displays the wax figures of His Royal Highness, Prince Mahitala Thibed Adulyadej and Her .....

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Heritage

#6 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 34 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Grand Palace is a complex of buildings situated at the heart of Bangkok in Thailand. It is one of top places to visit in Bangkok and is a must include place in Bangkok Tour Packages.

The construction of the Grand Palace was started in 1782 by King Rama I when he moved the capital city from Thonburi to Rattanakosin Island. Throughout successive reigns, many new buildings and structures were added, especially during the reign of King Rama V. The palace had been served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand and also as the site of administrative offices. By 1925, the king and the royal family had moved to other residences while all government agencies completely moved out of the palace after the abolition of absolute monarchy in 1932. However, it is still used for several royal ceremonies and state functions.

Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this rectangular shaped palace complex is laid very similar .....

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Pilgrimage

#7 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 34 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is a prominent Buddhist Temple in Bangkok. Situated inside the Grand Palace Complex, it is the most sacred Buddhist Temples in Thailand and among the top places to visit in Bangkok.

Commonly known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram in Thai, Wat Phra Kaew was established by King Rama I in 1782 while starting the construction of Grand Palace as it is a tradition in Thailand to build a Buddhist temple in the precincts of the royal palace. The temple enshrines the highly revered Emerald Buddha image in meditating posture in the style of the Lanna School of the northern Thailand. Only the Thai King and Prince are allowed to touch the Emerald Buddha.

The Emerald Buddha housed in the temple is about 66 cm tall and is considered to be the protector of Thailand. There are three different costumes of the Emerald Buddha, one of each season. The summer and winter costumes were made in the .....

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Heritage | Pilgrimage

#8 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 3 km from Grand Palace and 35 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple located on the west bank of Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Situated opposite to the Grand Palace, Wat Arun is one of the stunning temples in Bangkok and among the must include places in Bangkok Tour Packages.

Locally known as Wat Chaeng, Wat Arun majestically stands at 70 m tall on Thonburi side of Chao Phraya River. It is considered as one of the best known landmarks in Thailand and among the most visually stunning structures in Bangkok. Popularly called as the Temple of the Dawn, the temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna, often symbolized as the radiations of the rising sun. The first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence.

Standing majestically over the water, this Buddhist Temple is believed to have been existed before 1656 CE. Since the time of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, a Buddhist temple has occupied the place .....

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Pilgrimage

#9 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 500 m from Grand Palace and 36 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Wat Pho or Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn is a Buddhist temple complex in the Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok in Thailand. Situated to the south of the Grand Palace, it is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok and among the top places to visit in Bangkok as part of Bangkok Tour Packages.

Also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho was believed to be founded during the 16th century. King Rama I was rebuilt the temple complex on the site of older one, and became his main temple where some of his ashes are enshrined. Later, it was expanded and extensively renovated by Rama III. It is considered as one of the oldest and largest temple complexes in Bangkok and also placed first on the list of six first class royal temples in Thailand.

Wat Pho is famed for its giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 m long and is covered in gold leaf. The Buddha's feet are 5 m long and .....

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Pilgrimage

#10 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 3 km from Grand Palace and 34 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Wat Traimit or the Temple of Golden Buddha is a well-known Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Located at the end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road, it is one of the most noteworthy temples in the city of Bangkok and also one of the must include places in Bangkok Tour Packages.

Wat Traimit houses the world's largest massive gold seated Buddha image. This Sukhothai style statue is about five meters in height and weighing five and a half tons. There is a quite interesting story behind the statue. After the capital of Thailand was moved from Ayutthaya to Bangkok by King Rama I, this statue, then covered in stucco and plaster, was also moved. In 1955, a new building was created to house this statue and while it was being shifted to its new location, it fell off the crane. The people responsible for shifting this statue feared and fled without taking it back. The overnight rains washed off some of the plaster, revealing the .....

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Backwaters

#12 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 33 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Chao Phraya is the major river in Thailand, with its low alluvial plain forming the center of Thailand. It flows through Bangkok and then into the Gulf of Thailand.

A Bangkok Tour is incomplete without venturing to the majestic Chao Phraya River. Also known as the River of Kings, Chao Phraya, formed by four major tributaries including Ping, Wang, Yom, and Nan Rivers, has long been one of the most important waterways in Bangkok and also a source of livelihood for many locals. As well as offering an escape from the traffic and congestion of downtown Bangkok, the Riverside is full of fascinating temples that straddle its sides and quaint markets that pop up at night around the numerous ferry piers.

Taking a boat trip down the river is a fascinating experience as you will see some of the Bangkok's most famous landmarks standing proudly on the banks of the river. Operated by the Chao Phraya Express Boat company, five public .....

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Shopping | Miscellaneous

#1 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 3 km from Grand Palace and 34 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Chinatown is a bustling locality in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. It is the largest Chinatowns in the world and among the must visit Bangkok Tourist Places as part of Thailand Packages.

Centered around Yaowarat road, Chinatown in Bangkok is a bustling place of narrow streets, busy markets, Chinese temples and bright lights. It was founded in 1782 when the city of Bangkok was established as the capital of the Rattanakosin Kingdom, and served as the home of the mainly Teochew immigrant Chinese population. It become a commercial hub during the 19th century but has declined in prominence since early 20th century as commercial activity moved elsewhere following the city's expansion. It now serves as a hub of Chinese culture, with numerous shops selling traditional goods.

Bangkok's Chinatown is a heaven for foodies who flock here after sunset to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. During day .....

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Park

#2 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 3 km from Chinatown and 32 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Lumpini is a public park in Bangkok, Thailand. It is the largest park in Bangkok and among the best Bangkok Tourist Places.

Named after the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Nepal, Lumpini Park is covering an area of about 142 acres of land in the heart of the main business district. According to the history, it was created in the 1920's by King Rama VI on royal property in order to set to be an exhibition center for Thai crafts and flower displays. After the First World War, the site was renovated into the first park in Bangkok and was used as a camp by Japanese Army during the World War II.

Although this original vision was never fulfilled, Lumpini Park has over the years grown into an ideal place for basking in the bliss of tranquility, fresh breeze, and nature's shade. Lumpini is an entirely man-made park consisting of extensive lawns and a large boating lake where visitors can rent boats. It is also .....

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Museum

#4 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 4 km from Chinatown, 6 km from Grand Palace and 29 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Jim Thompson House is a museum situated on the bank of the Saen Saeb Canal in Bangkok. It is one of the top places to visit in Bangkok.

Often counted amongst the top Bangkok Tourist Places, Jim Thompson House is the former home of Jim Thompson, an American business man and architect, who started the Thai silk industry after World War II. He was awarded the Order of the White Elephant, a decoration bestowed upon foreigners for having rendered exceptional service to Thailand, for his contribution to the development of the Thai Silk Industry. In 1967, James H.W. Thompson went for a holiday to the Cameron Islands in Malaysia. He set out for a walk in the surrounding jungles of Cameron Islands and disappeared mysteriously.

Built in 1959, Jim Thompson House spans approximately half an acre land and a masterpiece in Thai traditional architecture. It consists of six traditional Thai-style .....

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Shopping

#11 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 113 km from Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a floating market on Damneon Canal in Ratchaburi area of Thailand. It is the most famous floating market in Thailand and among the must visit places in Bangkok.

Situated on Damneon Canal, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of Thailand's oldest and most unique traditions. Damnoen Saduak is the straightest and longest canal in Thailand which was built on royal initiative as King Rama IV of Thailand wanted to link the Mae Klong River with Chinese river ways to support transportation and trade. It was finished and opened to the public in 1868. The canal is 32 kilometers long and has more than 200 branches.

The floating market comprises three smaller markets namely Ton Khem, Hia Kui, and Khun Phitak. Ton Khem is the largest market and is on Khlong Damnoen Saduak. Hia Kui is parallel to Khlong Damnoen Saduak and has souvenir shops on the canals banks to sell goods to larger tour groups. Khun Phitak is about .....

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Wildlife

#13 of 13 Places to Visit in Bangkok

At a distance of 27 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport and 43 km from Grand Palace, Safari World is an open zoo and leisure park in Bangkok. It is one of the top places to visit in Bangkok and must include in Bangkok Tour Packages.

Opened in 1988 and operated by Safari World Public Limited, Safari World consists of two parks named Marine Park and Safari Park. The open space of Safari Park represents 480 acres for its open zoo and 180 acres for its bird park. It is very impressive 8 km long land where animals wander freely and is home to many species of herbivores like zebras, camels, antelopes, gazelles, rhinos and an amazing amount of large birds like ostriches, pelicans, cranes, and nightmarish marabou storks. It's a really different experience to drive in the middle of free and healthy animals which are obviously not paying much attention to human visitors. However, don't miss the giraffe feeding platform where you can feed banana to these friendly giants.

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