Here are the top 103 tourist attractions to see in Bangkok:

1. Khao San Road

3.8 /5 View 5+ photos

1 km
from city center
1 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Khao San Road, famously known as the backpacker's haven, is located in the heart of the city. It is a 410 meter long street in central Bangkok which will cater to every need of yours! Street food stalls, bars, shops, restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and massage parlours are all packed into this one street. This road is one of the most famous night markets in Bangkok. It turns into a shopper's paradise as the sun sets down. You'll find everything here at a reasonable rate. Its cheap food, accommodation and clothes make this place a winning combo for all tourists!

2. Chao Phraya River

3.4 /5

0 km
from city center
2 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

The river of kings, Chao Phraya River, is the prime river and waterway of Thailand, used by an average of 50,000 commuters daily. The fertile plains and abundant fish of the river are the main reasons for the choice of Thailand's capitals in the past, such as Ayutthaya, Thonburi and Bangkok.

3. Wat Pho Bangkok

4.4 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Wat Pho is a famous temple located immediately south of the Grand Palace precinct in Bangkok. The place is renowned for being headquarters for the teaching and preservation of traditional Thai medicine. The temple is largely visited to view the large reclining Buddha within, thus also known as 'Temple of the Reclining Buddha'.

4. Grand Palace

4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

The Grand Palace, the residence of royals for several generations, is the perfect place to begin your historical tour in Bangkok. It houses one of the holiest Buddhist temples, Wat Phra Kaew, built in the year 1782. The Grand Palace stands among the top tourist attractions in Bangkok, Thailand, showcasing the rich history of Bangkok.

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5. Chatuchak Market

3.8 /5

7 km
from city center
5 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

The king of markets in Bangkok, and one of the largest markets in the world, Chatuchak is spread over 35 acres with more than 8,000 stalls. Everything ranging from clothing, accessories, handicrafts, furniture, art, food, books, antiques, and many more interesting souvenirs are is available here. Keep your bargaining skills ready to enhance your shopping experience at this bustling market.

6. Wat Arun

4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

An ancient structure dating back to the battles between the former Siam and Burma, Wat Arun is a place of worship with rich past. Also known as the Temple of Dawn, the site was built by remaining survivors and General Taksin. Later, the temple was renamed as Aruna after the Indian God of dawn to commemorate the founding of a new Ayutthaya, the former capital of the kingdom.

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7. Chinatown

4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Located along the Yaowarat Road, Chinatown is a Chinese cultural and commercial hub. It is majorly known for its exotic culinary experience of street foods, along with several Buddhist temples, and traditional wooden shops selling Chinese goods. It is best to visit Chinatown at night, which is when it is vibrant with neon lights and chaotic fun.

8. Terminal 21

4.2 /5

7 km
from city center
8 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Ever dreamed of travelling the world? This airport inspired mall in Bangkok, Terminal 21, brings all the cities of the world under one roof, letting you shop from Tokyo one minute, and San Fransisco the other. International luxury brands and many local labels are available here. With over 600 shops, a cineplex and all kinds of restaurants, the shopping experience here is emphasised like no other.

9. Soi Cowboy

3.7 /5

7 km
from city center
9 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

One of the popular red light districts, Soi Cowboy is a neon-lit street, filled with Go Go Bars and other bright spaces. With friendly staff members outside each bar, it embodies the true nightlife experience of Bangkok. Located very close to Terminal 21, it is an exciting experience thanks to the unique culture and vibe of the place!

10. Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
10 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Sea Life Bangkok is an underground aquarium located beneath the Siam Paragon mall in the heart of Bangkok. Sprawled over an area of 110,000 sq. ft., Sea Life Bangkok is the largest South-East Asian aquarium. Home to various marine life retrieved from the remotest corners of the world, the aquarium houses species of octopuses, sharks, crabs, penguins and fish.

11. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

3.6 /5

64 km
from city center
11 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Marketed as a major tourist attraction and a marker of Thai culture, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is among the most popular floating markets in the world. Boats swaying on the water are navigated by Thai locals and traders who sell all kinds of farm produce, fruits, souvenirs and freshly prepared local foods, which visitors can enjoy while sailing in their own boats.

12. Dusit Zoo

3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
12 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

The oldest zoo in Thailand, Dusit Zoo lies in the vicinity of Bangkok's governmental headquarters in the Dusit District. Boasting of a heavy annual footfall, Dusit Zoo exhibits many species, ranging from exotic to rare, such as monkeys, penguins, camels, the albino barking deer and the white Bengal tiger. It also offers tram rides and boating services, which guarantee an uninhibited day of fun.

13. Siam Paragon Mall

3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
13 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Tourists who love high-end international fashion brands should visit Siam Paragon. From Jimmy Choo and Versace to Prada, over 70 globally renowned brands are available here. Besides clothing, brands such as Sony, Samsung, Aston Martin and BMW can be found here too. The mall is also home to one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia, a 16 screen cineplex and restaurants of all the possible cuisines.

14. Art in Paradise, Bangkok

3.5 /5

7 km
from city center
14 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Art in Paradise is an innovative and interactive 3D art museum located at the Esplanade mall, Bangkok. The brainchild of Shin Jae Yol, it has many rooms filled with impressive artwork done by Korean and Thai artists. The primary motive behind this cultural haven was to help the public enjoy the experience of 3D art and illusion art.

15. Muangboran

3.1 /5

27 km
from city center
15 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Ancient Siam, known as Muang Boran in Thai, is the world's largest open-air museum spread over 300 acres is situated 33 kms from Bangkok. With many mini-museums and sculpture gardens inside it, the museum mainly features replicas of some of the most important historical sites of Thailand.

16. Ladyboy Shows

3.0 /5

6 km
from city center
16 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Bangkok boasts some of the best and most entertaining ladyboy shows in the world. The lights, decor of the auditoriums, the makeup and gorgeous dresses of the ladyboys along with the small comedic skits performed by them make these shows professional and fun. Calypso Cabaret, Mambo cabaret and Playhouse cabaret are some of the most popular ones among tourists.

17. Wat Mangkon Kamalawat

2 km
from city center
17 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Besides being the most important, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is also the biggest Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Also called the Dragon Lotus Temple or the Wat Leng Noei Yi in Chinese, it remains extremely crowded during any festivities or occasions in the Chinese calendar, especially the Chinese New Year. Set up in 1871, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat was the first one to be bringing in Mahayana Buddhism in Bangkok.

18. Asiatique The Riverfront

3.5 /5

6 km
from city center
18 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Once an international port, Asiatique The Riverfront is now among the most happening night markets in Bangkok. Neatly divided into four districts, it houses a variety of options for visitors ranging from boutiques, fine dining, a mall, fashion stores and entertainment spaces. With the picturesque backdrop of the Chao Phraya River and a glittering skyline, the Asiatique makes for an exquisite experience in Bangkok.

19. Wat Suthat

3.9 /5

1 km
from city center
19 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

One of the oldest temples of Bangkok, Wat Suthat greets you with its serene aura. Overflowing with peace and tranquillity, Wat Suthat Thepphawararam is an excellent example of architecture and craftsmanship. Its construction began in the year 1782, under the reign of King Rama I, and it was completed in the 1820s, under the reign of King Rama III.

20. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

3 km
from city center
20 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

The centre of Bangkok’s rising art scenario, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) showcases a broad range of the best Thai art, music, design, film and theatre as well as the contemporary art scene from across the globe. The BACC also hosts a plethora of exhibitions of the work of local as well as international artists. Opened in 2008, the BACC is spread over an area of 4000 square metres, housing shops, an exciting art library that is not found in many places, and a handful of cafes along with the large exhibition areas.

21. Jim Thompson House

4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
21 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

With a remarkable collection of art from Burma, China, Cambodia and Thailand, Jim Thompson House is a must-visit for history buffs and art lovers. A historic property, it once served as the residence of an American man named James H W Thompson, a man responsible for reviving the Thai silk industry and one of the most famous Americans in Asia during his time.

22. Wat Benchamabophit

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
22 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Commonly known as the marble temple, Wat Benchamabophit is one of Bangkok's most beautiful attractions. Embodying an impressive, modern style of Thai architecture, Wat Benchamabophit is a royal temple hosting a beautiful Buddha statue. With red carpets, polished marble and stained-glass painted walls - Wat Benchamabophit is a unique, yet beautiful Thai temple!

23. Lumpini Park

4.1 /5

5 km
from city center
23 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Named after the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal, the Lumpini Park was the first public park of Bangkok. The original aim was to exhibit the Thai crafts and flowers. Today, the place is home to a wide range of flora and fauna species attracting locals and tourists to relax and rejuvenate. Lumpini Park is the perfect place to connect with nature away from the crowded Bangkok streets of Bangkok.

24. National Museum, Bangkok

4.0 /5

1 km
from city center
24 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

An ideal place for history lovers, the Bangkok National Museum exhibits some of the most magnificent collection of art and artefacts reflecting the Thai culture.

25. Wat Phrae Kaew

4.1 /5

1 km
from city center
25 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

The temple of the Emerald Buddha, commonly known as Wat Phra Kaew, is the most essential and revered Buddhist temple in Thailand as it enshrines the image of Phra Kaew Morakot carved from a single jade block. Established in 1785, the temple has elaborate carvings, paintings and pagodas, making it a spectacular sight for visitors.

26. Royal Barges National Museum

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
26 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Boats used to be the primary mode of transport for Thai kings, and the National Museum of Royal Barges in Bangkok exhibits traditional Thai barges with intricate designs of Hindu and Buddhist icons. The museum displays information about the customs and history of the royal barges, costumes worn by the crew, and even serves as a dry dock for the boats.

27. Madame Tussauds, Bangkok

4.1 /5

3 km
from city center
27 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Bangkok's Madame Tussauds Wax museum is like no other Wax Museum in Thailand. Here, you can touch anyone from Albert Einstien to Tom Cruise, from Barack Obama to Tiger Woods. However, you are not allowed to touch any figure in the most decorated room housing the Thai royal family. The quality of craftsmanship behind the 70 wax figures will take your breath away.

28. Wat Saket

3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
28 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Popularly known as the Golden Mount, Wat Saket is a picturesque temple with a 58-metre golden chedi which houses a Buddha relic. Established during the Ayutthaya period, this temple is built on a man-made hill, and requires you to climb 300 steps to get to the top of the chedi. A colourful week-long fair is hosted here every November.

29. Wat Traimit

4.1 /5

2 km
from city center
29 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Wat Traimit, nestled at the end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road near Hualampong Railway Station is the perfect place to admire the glittering gold statue of Buddha. One of the best royal temples of Bangkok, it is famous for housing a pure gold statue of Lord Buddha. It is known as 'The Temple of the Golden Buddha', as the world's largest gold statue, which is almost 5 metres tall and 5.5 tonnes heavy, is sheltered here.

30. Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

3.3 /5

4 km
from city center
30 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

The Erawan Shrine was built in 1956 after the Thai government constructed the luxury Erawan hotel at the location. The superstitious labourers and other astrologers decided to honour the Brahma God Thao Mahaprom and hence built this shrine. Ceremonial offerings are made by Thais and tourists to get their wishes fulfilled. Catching a traditional Thai dance performance here is a joyful experience too.

31. Safari World

25 km
from city center
31 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Safari World is one of the most favourite destinations in Bangkok, with both tourists and locals descending on the park to spend quality time amongst the wildlife. Not only a place for gathering knowledge about the ways and lives of wild animals, but it also offers a host of entertaining shows along with activities.

32. Dream world

4.0 /5

32 km
from city center
32 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

The Dream World theme park is located in Thanyaburi, which is an easy 50-minute drive from Bangkok. The amusement park offers a cheerful, bustling ambience, complete with rollercoasters, colourful parades, candy floss, waterworks, flowering gardens, a snow park and entertainment shows. Children and adults can indulge themselves in the vivacity of Dream World.

33. Snake Farm

4 km
from city center
33 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Opened to the public in the year 1923, the snake farm in Bangkok, part of the Thai Red Cross Institute (formerly the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) has large pits and mesh enclosures to host its reptile residents. Also called “Suan Nguu”, the snake farm hosts a variety of venomous and non-venomous snakes. It’s the second oldest such snake farm in the world after a snake farm in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

34. Museum of Contemporary Art

3.7 /5

12 km
from city center
34 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

The museum of contemporary art (MOCA) is a world-class art gallery built in 2012 to showcase some of the best Thai art. The museum contains five storeys, housing 800 beautiful and refreshing art pieces. A must for art lovers, MOCA is no less than any modern museum abroad, giving its artists freedom to work on themes like corruption, prostitution, religion, and many others.

35. Suan Pakkad Palace

15 km
from city center
35 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

The name 'Suan Pakkad' translating to 'cabbage patch', is quite unfitting for this private residence turned museum. It's a one of a kind palace museum, as it once used to be the private residence of the Prince and Princess of Chumbhot, and the houses date back to over 100 years. Before being converted into a private collection of homes by the royal family, the land used to be nothing more than a cabbage patch.

36. Siam Niramit

2.6 /5

8 km
from city center
36 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

The Siam Niramit Cultural Show is a definite experience while you are here. Showcasing authentic Thai culture, this jaw-dropping performance would leave you in complete awe. A beautiful, yummy and authentic Thai dinner organised post the show provides for a whole entertainment package. While the prices may seem to be on the higher end, it's undoubtedly a pure delight!

37. Sathorn Unique Tower

5 km
from city center
37 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Standing with a whopping 49 storeys (including two dungeon dark underground levels), the Sathorn Unique Tower is one of those skyscraper buildings in Bangkok which never got completed due to the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997. The views of the city from the floors of the Sathorn Unique Towers intensify as you ascend them one by one. But be careful while you do so since there have been incidents which regard the place as “Haunted”!

38. CentralWorld

4.1 /5

4 km
from city center
38 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

CentralWorld is the eleventh largest shopping complex in the world, and effectively the largest in Thailand. Sprawled over 7 levels, all embellished with artistic installations, it grazes the zenith of the ultimate retail experience, with hundreds of fashion, entertainment, electronic, wellness and culinary destinations, as well as Hindu shrines and a 5-star hotel.

39. MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center)

4.1 /5

3 km
from city center
39 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

From top branded to local products in clothing, furniture, accessories, luggage, electronics, stationery, and many other things, one can find it all at the MBK Center. Besides shopping, you can dig into scrumptious food at two large food courts. They also have an entire floor dedicated to entertainment, with a cinema and a 3D art museum as well.

40. Giant Swing

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
40 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Located right in front of Wat Suthat is a striking Giant Swing towering at the height of 21.15 meters. Nestled in the heart of busy square between Wat Suthat and Bangkok City Hall is a Giant Swing making for a remarkable sight even from a distance. Initially established in the year 1784, the swing went under renovation to be replaced in 2004 with a newly crafted frame made of golden teak.

41. Siriraj medical museum

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
41 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

The Siriraj Medical Museum is a treat to medical professionals, students and of course, the public as well. Part of the famous Siriraj Hospital, Thailand's oldest hospital, this fascinating musuem combines five mini-museums, exploring the fields of pathology, anatomy, the history of medicine in Thailand, parasitology, forensic medicine, and a prehistoric museum. Its exhibits of bones, organs, corpses, fetuses and so on have earned it the nickname 'Museum of Death'.

42. Artist's House

5 km
from city center
42 out of 103
places to visit in Bangkok

Also known as Baan Silapin and Khlong Bang Luang, the Artist's House as it is popularly called, is an age-old building that has now been transformed into a beautiful art gallery. It is both a favourite among the locals and a great hit among tourists. The art gallery is at least 200 years old as it sits and shines in its creativity, along the canal. It is s also famous for the extremely entertaining Thai Puppet Show.

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