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Best things to do in Bangkok

Despite its invigorating streetlife, Thailand's capital nevertheless squeezes tranquil temples, palaces, and gardens in amongst the charming chaos. Want to know what to see in Bangkok? Everything! But here are some of its top attractions with which to start!

Golden Buddha

Golden Buddha

Located in Bangkok's Chinatown, the Golden Buddha patiently awaits visitors at the temple of Wat Traimit – all five and a half tons of him!

Wat Arun

Wat Arun

The famous Buddhist temple Wat Arun actually takes its name from the Hindu god Aruna. Early risers can see it transform the reflected rays of the sunrise into a magnificent aura!

Wat Pho

Wat Pho

You might recognize the temple's huge Reclining Buddha statue, but Wat Pho is also notable for being Thailand's first public university and the birthplace of Thai massage!

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew

Complete your tour of Bangkok's most sacred wats at the "Temple of the Emerald Buddha," so-called for its statue carved from a single jade stone. Nobody but the king may touch it!

Grand Palace

Grand Palace

Grand is an understatement! It's the jaw-dropping majesty of the Grand palace that makes it one of Bangkok's top attractions. The aforementioned Wat Phra Kaew lies within its walls too!

Siam Park City

In need of a respite from all this Bangkok sightseeing? Treat your inner-child (or, you know, your actual children) to the city's leading amusement and water park, Siam Park City: open daily!

Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House

This unique home-turned-tourist-attraction was compiled from various old Thai structures by the silk trader Jim Thompson. Jim Thompson House Tours are affordable and frequent!

Planning Your Bangkok Visit

When to go?

The best time to visit Bangkok is from November to January, known to the Thais as the "cool season." The weather is still hot and humid, but it's the only time of year you won't sweat in minimal clothing. Well, at least not as much!

How many days?

You'll need to spend at least 3 nights in Bangkok to make it worth your while, but you should go for a week if you can. It's worth staying even longer to see more of Thailand as a whole!

Where to stay?

Before booking your stay, consider what you want out of your visit. If it's a quick trip, then it might be worth staying in Rattanakosin, or "Old Bangkok," where most of the city's historic sights are located. Sukhumvit is lively and upmarket but still a hub of tourism, and the financial district of Silom becomes the city's party capital by night. For something a little quieter, book a hotel near Banglamphu.

Good to know

  • Language
    Thai
  • Currency
    Thai baht (฿)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+07:00)
  • Country Code
    +66
  • Best time to visit
    The heat is most tolerable from November to January, making it easier to see as much as possible!

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What people are saying about Bangkok

One of the best tours I have ever been on.

Tuk-tuk tour guided by Gimao was one of the best tours I’ve ever been on. We found our tour guide, Gimao, at the designated meeting point and as soon as she greeted us, we knew we were in for a great time. The Tuk Tuk’s arrived and we were on our way. The drivers were all very friendly and great drivers maneuvering the streets and traffic of Bangkok. The restaurants we were taken too had the best foods. We had the full experience of the various food Bangkok has to offer. Visiting the flower market and pagodas was enjoyable. So happy we had Gimao as our guide. She was very personable, knowledgeable and fun. She was the perfect fit for our group!

Bangkok: Midnight Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk Reviewed by Michael, 10/16/2019

very convenient from my hotel, exciting experience

We booked hop on and off bus tour and boat tour together. Because of Bangkok's notorious traffic we didn't enjoy 3day's bus enough but the boat tour was quick and very efficient for us to take to our tour sight.So we bought the ticket again on our last day. All tour was exciting and the night view was amazing too. Just I wish the Boat Tour could have had more redeem places. I stayed in Khaosan Rd, however still cost me 150 Bht to get to Maharaj pier by tuktuk (We were ripped off by tuktuk driver. He left us Chang pier because we didn't understand him when he showed the entrance of Mahrarj pier, and we had to walk back upset)

Chao Phraya River: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Pass Reviewed by Anonymous, 09/15/2019

Excellent tour seeing all the temples at once.

Was a great walking tour taking in all the major temples in Bangkok at once. Unfortunately half way through the heavens opened and it rained terribly! Luckily was still hot. The boat and tuk tuk rides were fun but too short. The temples were anazing and sonething you absolutely must do when in Bangkok. Spectacular! Our guide, Mhom, was excellent. She gave us water throughout for free and even, very kindly arranged free transport back to my hotel because it was raining so terribly. This is not included in the tour usually. Absolutely brilliant of her. Thanks!

An incredible way to see Bangkok's Green Lung

I was looking to do a solo bike tour of Bang Krachao but I'm so happy I went with a group tour instead! Our guide, Nai, was SO friendly and knowledgeable, in addition to setting a good pace and ensuring everyone in the group felt safe in the higher traffic parts of the tour. It was fantastic to get away from the bustle of Bangkok proper and to see a slower pace of life while biking on beautiful roads.

Very good tour - well organised, got exactly what was promised

Very good tour - well organised, got exactly what was promised. Nice balance between history, old capital and river cruise. Tour guide Donna was good, interesting information. Timings exactly as promised. Food on river cruise - average quality, good quantity/variety. Despite indifferent reviews from other customers the pick-up and return to hotel went exactly as planned.

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus & Boat Reviewed by John, 09/02/2019