A Trip to Bangkok: The 6 Most Popular Attractions

April 27, 2022

Written by AVLCI

If you’re searching for a country to visit right after the COVID-19 travel ban, no need to look far (figuratively and literally!) because Thailand has everything you can ever want in your next travel destination.

We know this country has a long list of attractions to offer, so this definitive guide is focused on the tourist spots that you can visit right in its capital: Bangkok.

Take note, because you will surely want to include all these attractions in your itinerary!

1. Grand Palace

Thailand is teeming with palaces, but the Grand Palace is certainly the most famous one! It once served as the king’s home, as well as the Thai government’s main headquarters. Make sure to allot a few hours because this tourist attraction is more than 200,000 square meters wide!

Photo by Jose Llamas


2. Wat Pho

Wat Pho is the oldest and largest temple complex in Bangkok. Aside from more than 1,000 other Buddha images it houses, this is also where you can find the famous Reclining Buddha. Covered in gold leaf, this 46-meter long and 15-meter tall statue is surely a sight to behold! This attraction is just a 10-minute walk away from the Grand Palace, so make sure to visit this on the same day.


Photo by Taylor Simpson


3. Chatuchak Weekend Market

Believe us when we tell you that you’ll need to allot hours to visit every corner of this market. It’s absolutely massive! With over thousands of stalls selling everything from food and home displays to clothing and accessories, the term “shop till you drop” couldn’t be more accurate!

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Photo by shinko31


4. Siam Paragon

Another place that will capture the hearts of shopaholics and foodies alike is Siam Paragon, one of the largest shopping malls in all of Thailand. It has over 250 stalls inside, a huge cinema, a long strip of cafes and restaurants, and Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium! Bring the kids along because they will surely enjoy seeing the fishes and marine animals!

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Photo by sharonang


5. Chao Phraya River

Taking a boat ride down this river is actually one of the most common ways of transportation in Bangkok! Chao Phraya is considered as the city’s lifeblood and is known as the “Venice of the East.”


Photo by Evan Krause


6. Vertigo and Moon Bar

What better way to end the day than with a nightcap overlooking Bangkok’s skyline? Situated on the 61st floor of Banyan Tree Hotel, Vertigo and Moon Bar offers the best cocktail concoctions paired with a complete 360-degree view of the city.


Photo by Vitalijs Barilo


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