Bangkok Attractions

Maybe your time is limited or maybe you just want to check off all the absolutely necessary attractions in Bangkok before moving down the list into the off-the-beaten-path items and disappearing into the labyrinth of the city. Look here for those 10 items you really need to have your photo in front of. From the famous Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and the opulence of the Grand Palace, to the frenetic Chatuchak Weekend Market and the busy Erawan Shrine.

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Bangkok Food Tours

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Bangrak

Bangkok's food tasting and cultural walking tours...
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Co van Kessel Bangkok Tours

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Grand China Princess Hotel, 3rd F, 215 Yaowarat Road

Super Fun Off-the-Path Bike and Boat City Tours...
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Museum of Buddhist Art

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Soi Phatthanakan 40, Suan Luang

An outstanding collection of artful artifacts...
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Khao Yai National Park outside of Bangkok

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Stunning national park with abundant wildlife...
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Wat Saket (Golden Mount)

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Boriphat Road

A large golden chedi and a scenic overlook of Bangkok... read more

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Wat Pho

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2 Sanamchai Road
Phra Borommaharatchawang Sub-District

Temple of the famous Reclining Buddha... read more

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Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha)

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Traimit Road
Chinatown

A solid gold Buddha weighs 5 and a half tons...
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Grand Palace

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Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang
East of the river, on Na Phra Lan Rd., near Sanam Luang

Golden chedis, glittering facades and a rare jade Buddha at the former home of Kings... read more

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Ayutthaya

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72 kilometers north of Bangkok

UNESCO World Heritage Ruins of Ancient Capital...
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Vimanmek Palace

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16 Rajavithi Road
Dusit

The World's Largest Teak Mansion, Beautifully Restored... read more

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Wat Yannawa

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1648 Charoern Krung

A museum of Buddha relics and a unique temple designed like a Chinese junk... read more

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

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Bang Phae-Damnoen Saduak Road
Samut Songkhram

Highly photogenic canal market of tiny boats full of fresh food... read more

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Erawan Shrine

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494 Ratchawithi Road (corner of Ploenchit and Ratchiwithi)
(Next to the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel)

A Busy, Glittering, Incense-infused, Four-Faced Brahma Shrine... read more

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Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)

Chak Phet Street

A night market bursting with colors of fresh flowers... read more

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

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34 Arun Amarin Road
West bank of the Chao Phraya, opposite Tha Thien Pier

Bangkok's Temple of Dawn... read more

San Chao Pho Suea (Tiger God Shrine)

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Tanao Road at the end of Thanon Mahannop

An unusual Taoist shrine with great local respect...
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Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha)

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Na Phralan Road
Phra Borommaharatchawong

A jasper or jadite Buddha, the most revered in Thailand... read more

Chinatown (Yaowarat)

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Yaowarat Road
Sampanthawong District

See (and taste) the Chinese influence on Bangkok...
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Chatuchak Weekend Market

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Phahon Yothin
Chatuchak Park at Mo Chit BTS

Cheap, labyrinthine street market next to a lovely park... read more

Benjasiri Park

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Between Sukhumvit 22/24 Lanes Sukhumvit Road
Klongtan Sub-District

Beautiful park and exercise area right downtown...
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