Bangkok attractions guide
The very best Bangkok attractions and tours
With so many attractions and tours to choose from you could quiet easily spend a year in the city and still not make it round them all. We know many of the 15 million visitors to the city each year are only here for a few days at a time either on their way to other Thailand destinations or further afield. With this in mind we have set about to guide you through the many sights on offer.
With such a diverse selection of attractions, Bangkok caters for all manner of travelers. If your the cultural tourist then the cities many temples, shrines and museums will satisfy your needs. If your looking for the weird and wonderful then check these museums out!
Traveling families need not worry Bangkok has attractions to cater for you. If your a more relaxed traveler then a cruise along the Chao Phraya river may suit. It really doesn’t matter what type of traveler you are there is a Bangkok attraction or tour for you.
Bangkok has a great transport system which means getting around the city is fairly easy, navigating the BTS and MRT is a simple process and won’t take many people long to work it out. Traffic in the city is notoriously bad and getting from one side of the city to the other can take what seems like an age. If your an independent traveler then getting to grips with the BTS and MRT is the way to go.
For those who prefer to see Bangkok attractions on a guided tour, then you have many places with which to organize your tours. All the larger hotels have tour desks and virtually every taxi driver in the city is an unofficial guide. If your hotel has a tour desk we recommend using it , even if it costs a few baht more the piece of mind is worth it.
But we recommend booking in advance through a reputable agent such as Expedia for peace of mind
Cultural Bangkok attractions
Thailand is famous for mixing the old with the new, and Bangkok is the perfect example of this from the century old temples sitting in perfect harmony next to a modern glass skyscraper.
Part of the joy of travelling is experiences different cultures and ways of life, and for those travelers from the west, the Asian cultures are a true eye opener. Vastly different to what you are used to back home.
Any visitor to Bangkok will surely want to gain some experience of the city’s vibrant culture, whether this be visiting one of the many temples, the floating market, or learning the art of cooking Thai food. No matter what brings here make sure you make time to soak up some of the amazing cultural attractions when in Bangkok.
One must see sight for any visitor to this amazing city is the Grand Palace or Wat Phra Kaew in Thai, even if your no a cultural enthusiast it would be a shame not visit whilst you are here.
Family Bangkok attractions
Bangkok has many attractions suitable for the whole family, many of which are air-conditioned, safe and easily accessible making them perfect for kids of all ages.
Not matter what entertains your kids, you are very likely to find something to entertain them in Bangkok. For the energetic children there’s the opportunity to learn to surf ( in a safe pool), go kart or even a giant indoor playground.
For those parents who believe the learning shouldn’t stop even when on holiday, the discovery and science museum will be perfect. Or why not visit the Sea Life ocean world or safari park? For the slightly older children and maybe even the adults why not learn to fly on Bangkok’s full size flight simulator.
For any family there is Bangkok attraction for you.
Bangkok has lots of museums showcasing all sorts of cultural exhibits, as well as a few museums dedicated to bringing you the weird and wonderful. Spread right across the city no matter which part you decide to stay there will be a museum for you.
The biggest and best museum has to be the Bangkok National Museum, the museum houses the largest collection of Thai cultural artifacts and historical items in Thailand. The museum has multi lingual descriptions of all exhibits making it perfect for travelers of all nationalities. The museum is suitable for all ages and is very reasonably priced at 200 baht for foreign visitors.