What Draws Tourists to Bangkok? – A List of the City's Top Attractions | Travel Bangkok Now

What Draws Tourists to Bangkok?

A List of the City's Top Attractions

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand is comprised of illuminating streets of lights and markets that are constantly livened up with strangers walking by to get a taste of some good old Thai delicacies or to do some budget shopping. However, the city is not just a hub for foodies and shopaholics but also for those who appreciate the view and adventure that an overseas visit offers them.

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A Glimpse of Royalty

Located only 20 minutes away from Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, the Grand Palace is a historical building which marks significant historical events; the fall of the Ayutthaya and Thonburi kingdom, and Bangkok being officially declared as the capital of Thailand. The palace is easily accessible from most Bangkok resorts and is considered the most visited tourist site in the city, with 100 buildings, palaces and pavilions within the complex.

A Spiritual Journey

Garnering a reputation as the capital of Buddhist Thailand, the city is a specimen of a spiritual devotee, hosting some of the most sacred temples, not only dedicated to Buddhism but other faiths as well. These temples have been some of the top checklist sites for tourists that come in search of Thai heritage and cultural information. Some of the religious sites that have caught the attention of the global audience are Wat Arun, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Wat Pho, Erawan Shrine etc.

Shopping is What Bangkok is Made of

Bangkok is a shopaholic’s Promised Land! The city’s high-end shopping malls, budget-friendly markets and floating markets can cater to all levels of shoppers. If you think you’ve got what it takes to do some expert bargaining, head over to the Chatuchak Weekend Market, Patpong Night Market etc. while luxury shopping awaits you at major malls like the MBK Shopping Centre and Siam Paragon.

A Breezy Dinner Cruise

Conclude your Bangkok getaway with a breezy dinner cruise in the Chao Phraya River by booking a simple cruise that offers a buffet as well. Although the food may not be fit for fancy dining standards, the preparations are decent. However, the highlight of the cruise is the view from the river, an angle from which you have not witnessed the city before.