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Popular Attractions in Bangkok

If you're a first time visitor to Bangkok, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Bangkok.

What are some good attractions in Bangkok?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Bangkok.

Wat Pho
248 Thanon Thai Wang Bangkok, Thailand

02 281 2831
Grand Palace
Thanon Na Phra Lan Bangkok, Thailand

02 224 1833
Khao San Road
Khao San Road Bangkok, Thailand
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Paholyothin Rd Bangkok, Thailand
Jim Thompson House
6 Kaseman Soi 2, Rama 1 Road Bangkok, Thailand

66 2 216 7368 ‎
Wat Arun Temple of the Dawn
Yaowarat 17 Bangkok, Thailand

02 891 1149
MBK Center
444 Phaya Thai Rd Bangkok, Thailand

02 620 9000
Siam Paragon
991/1 Rama 1 Road Pathumwan Bangkok, Thailand

Chao Phraya River
Bangkok, Thailand
Vertigo Bar
21 South Sathorn Road Bangkok, Thailand

02 679 1200
The Temple of The Emerald Buddha
Bangkok, Thailand

+66 2 222 0094 ‎
Bangkok National Museum
4 Na Phra That Bangkok, Phra Nakhon

02 224 1333
Chatuchak Market
587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd Bangkok, Bangkok
Weekend Market
Bangkok, Thailand
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bangkok, Thailand


Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"Afternoon 3-hour Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Chedi Klang Thung) (Wat Chedi Klang Thung)Tour"  See More

"If you spend a little time in a bar or cafe on Khao San Road in Bangkok you'll meet a lot of great wanderers, and anywhere in downtown Chiang Mai too."  See More

"Try out the Chatuchak Weekend Market which is teeming with low cost dining options and great people watching."  See More

"I would also try to get to the Jim Thompson House which is beautiful--it's the home of the man who revived the silk business in Thailand which has been turned into a museum."  See More

"While the Wat Arun Temple of the Dawn is majestic and really beautiful."  See More

"Chatuchak weekend Market, The Platinum Fashion Mall, MBK Center for shopping,"  See More

"Today, a lot of famous street food shops and stand alone restaurants parade to first class malls such as Siam Paragon, Central Embassy Shopping Mall, Central World and EmQuartier."  See More

"Bangkok top attractions such as Grand Palace and other royal temples nearby,Chao Phraya River, Bangkok National Museum and Chatuchak Weekend Market."  See More

"I recommend the following: 1 - eat street food in the markets; 2 - go up the Wat Saket (Golden Mount); 3 - have a drink at Vertigo Bar (http://www."  See More

"I would try to see as many Buddhas as you can: Golden Buddha, The Temple of The Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, Wat Chana Songkhram, Temple of Dawn, Wat Benchamabopit Dusitwanaram Ratchaworawihan then get a massage on Khao San Road."  See More

"Grand Palace, Bangkok National Museum, etc."  See More

"Hands down, Chatuchak Market is the best market in Bangkok (and I would venture to say in the world!"  See More

"I also recommend the big Weekend Market (not the touristy Floating Market) and the Grand Palace(get there early)."  See More

"Finish the beach time and head to Bangkok and of course visit the amazing Ayutthaya 9."  See More

Where can I find out more about Bangkok?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Bangkok locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Bangkok.

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