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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 26901000
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 ‎
Weekend Market
Bangkok, Thailand
Lumpinee Boxing Stadium
Lumphini Pathum Wan Bangkok, Thailand 22514303
Siam Square
138/29 Siam Square 7 Bangkok, Thailand
Reclining Buddha
Bangkok, Thailand

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

"Day 3 Visit Wat Pho in the morning, Chao Phraya in the afternoon and Khao San Road Night Market in the evening"  See More

"Yes, there's plenty of options for your group in Thailand! I remember my first trip to Thailand as I had the most fulfilling, productive time ever! I was on a dental holiday at Thantakit Dental in Bangkok for my dental implants. I had to choose going to Thailand as the price was definitely way cheaper than the ones quoted in TX. I explored the temples (Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Arun), went shopping at MBK, Paragon and Chatuchak. Erawan Shrine is also fascinating. And Khao San's pretty much exicting. I was able to spend a day in Pattaya and also in CM (another time). Depends really on how long you intend to stay there. Happy travels!"  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

"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

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

"The Grand Palace, The Wat Saket (Golden Mount), Khao San Road, Muay Thai at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium etc."  See More

"I prefer to stay near Siam Square - lots of activities around, lots places to eat and very convenient logistics there."  See More

"You could pick a mix of Buddhist temples, (Reclining Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew, and Temple of Dawn are popular choices), take a ferry ride on the Chao Phraya River, something modern like the Museum of Contemporary Art Bangkok, and maybe something weird like the Snake Farm."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Wat Pho
  2. Grand Palace
  3. Khao San Road
  4. Chatuchak Weekend Market
  5. Jim Thompson House
  6. Wat Arun Temple of the Dawn
  7. MBK Center
  8. Siam Paragon
  9. Chao Phraya River
  10. Vertigo Bar
  11. The Temple of The Emerald Buddha
  12. Weekend Market
  13. Lumpinee Boxing Stadium
  14. Siam Square
  15. Reclining Buddha
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.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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