Top Sightseeing Attractions in Bangkok – Sites You Can’t Afford to Miss in the Thai capital!

Attractions in Bangkok

Attractions in Bangkok | Photo by Simon on Pixabay

Planning a trip to the Thai capital for the first time? Here are some of the top attractions in Bangkok that should be on your sightseeing itinerary.

 

1. The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace Bangkok

The Grand Palace Bangkok | Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash

True to its name, the Grand Palace is certainly “grand” indeed and this palatial compound will leave you in awe. Intricate architecture, religious iconography and stunning structures aside, it is also home to the famed Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

 

2. Wat Arun

Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok

Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok | Photo by Jonny_Joka on Pixabay

Also known as the Temple of the Dawn, the Wat Arun is an iconic landmark of Bangkok. Located along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this amazing temple features a towering central prang (tower) adorned with colourful porcelain. Tip; dawn, sunset or night are the best times to visit this site.

 

3. Chatuchak Weekend Market

Bangkok Chatuchak Market

Bangkok Chatuchak Market | Photo by Mr.Peerapong Prasutr, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Not just for shopaholics, the colourful and lively Chatuchak Market give one the chance to explore the world’s biggest outdoor weekend market. Easily accessible from a hotel in Asoke such as the centrally located AVANI Atrium Bangkok, the market features thousands of stalls selling just about anything, bargains (and crowds!) galore and yummy street food too.

 

4. Khao San Road

Khao San, Bangkok

Khao San, Bangkok | Photo by TheDigitalWay on Pixabay

Famous amongst backpackers, Khao San Road is well worth a visit, especially at night. Set amidst a bohemian vibe, the locale is packed with stalls, food joints, guesthouses and people from all around the world.

 

5. Chao Phraya River

Thailand River Cruise

Thailand River Cruise | Photo by Jason Hutchens from Sydney, Australia, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

An attraction in its own right, the mighty Chao Phraya River or River of Kings is well worth exploring on a cruise; apart from major tourist attractions, it offers a unique perspective of Bangkok too.

 

 

 

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The Grand Palace in Bangkok – Bangkok’s Most Celebrated Landmark

A vision of gold and a vehicle to the past, The Bangkok Grand Palace is where royalty and religion reigned and continues to reign supreme.

History

Constructed in 1782, the magnificence of the palace is blinding. Its architecture is a study of history and adorns Bangkok with its unparalleled structures. This is one of the best places to visit in Bangkok.

Residence of the Kings of Siam

A sprawling complex that was built for royalty, the Grand Palace was once used as a residence of kings and still possesses a regal aura. Travellers in search of centrally located accommodation in the city from which to head to such attractions can consider Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok.

The Outer Court

For the purposes of administrating the state and commandeering top officials of the military, the outer court was maintained. From the period of its construction until the turn of the twentieth century, the palace was abuzz with life and vigor.

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Today, the complex draws thousands of sightseers who are fascinated by the remarkable architecture and exquisite detail on the facades of these edifices. The complex is still very much a sacred and spiritual site and used to mark many ceremonial and auspicious events.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.

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Chakkri Dynasty in Thailand – The Country’s Ruling House

Thailand is one of the last kingdoms in the world, and even rarer is that it is one of the few that remain influential and significant in the modern era, thanks to the Chakkri Dynasty.

At the Beginning

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The dynasty was founded by Rama I, who was an integral figure in the battle against Burma, where he operated under the name ‘Chao Phraya Chakkri’, which means Chao Phraya’s military commander. The range of places to visit in Bangkok‘s Chao Phraya region has to offer is astounding and features many choices of accommodation such as Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok.

Ascension to the Throne
He obtained the throne in 1782 after his predecessor was executed and his reign was defined by the reorganisation of Siamese defences to fend off a range of Burmese assaults that took place in 1785, 1786, 1787, 1797 and 1801.

100 Years of Isolation
The initial hundred years of the rule of the Chakkri Dynasty was defined by strong isolationist policies that repelled any sort of collaboration with the Europeans due to the Phaulkon-Tachard Conspiracy.

The Chakkri Dynasty Today
Rama VII was the last of the absolute monarchs, and his reign, which was defined by social reforms, ended in 1925, ushering in a constitutional government policy. King Maha Vajiralongkorn is the present constitutional monarch of Thailand.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.

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