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Most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok

Wat Arun attraction


If you are reading this, it means you are already in Bangkok and are looking for the popular attractions in the city or are planning a trip to the best city in Thailand.

Either ways, you will love our list of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok. Bangkok is one of the leading tourist destinations of the world because of some of the coolest tourist attractions it boasts of.

This city appeals to all kinds of travellers – the business traveller, the leisure traveller, the serious traveller and the casual traveller – you name it and Bangkok has something for them. In the upcoming year of 2016 more tourist attractions will be opening up, but for now here is the list of most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok:

Bangkok Tourist Attraction # 10 – Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

Ananta Samakhom Throne attraction
Ananta Samakhom Throne in Bangkok is one of the most beautiful Italian Renaissance architectures outside Italy.

Designed to impress and host its foreign guests, Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is former reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok. Now it’s a museum and serves during several state occasions. This stunning white Neo Classical building is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia.com

Bangkok Tourist Attraction # 9 – Golden Buddha

Golden Buddha Attraction
This Golden Buddha in Bangkok measures nearly five metres in height and weighs five and a half tons.

Golden Buddha is world’s largest solid gold statue. This 700 years old statue was believed to be made of plaster until 40 years back an accident revealed that it is made of Gold. Since then it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia.com

Bangkok Tourist Attraction # 8 – Bangkok National Museum

Bangkok National Museum attraction
This attraction in Bangkok houses the largest collection of Thai art and artifacts in the country.

Bangkok National Museum is the largest museum in Southeast Asia. Opened in 1874 this museum is the perfect place to explore Thai art and history. Here you will get to see gold treasures, clothing and textiles, precious stones, puppets and many more things from around Southeast Asia. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia.com

Bangkok Tourist Attraction # 7 – Safari World

Safari World Bangkok attraction
This most popular zoo of Bangkok has two sections – the Marine Park and Safari Park.

Safari World is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok. There are two parks named Safari Park and Marine Park and these places have a lot of wild animals including lions and tigers, various shows and not to mention fun, adventure and thrill in abundance. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia.com

Bangkok Tourist Attraction # 6 – Lumphini Park

Lumphini Park Bangkok attraction
This large green square within Bangkok is one of the few remaining open spaces in the city.

Named after the birthplace of Buddha, Lumphini Park is the only park in Southeast Asia, which offers this much of greenery and plenty of free activities at a single place. Best time to visit this park is around dusk or in the early morning. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia.com

Bangkok Tourist Attraction # 5 – Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House Museum
American businessman Jim Thompson ended up creating Bangkok’s finest museum.

Jim Thompson House is now a museum and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok. It is a complex of tasteful collection of art and antique by self-made American businessman Jim Thompson who also known as Bangkok’s best-adapted foreigner. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia.com

Bangkok Tourist Attraction # 4 – Wat Arun

Wat Arun attraction
Wat Arun in Bangkok is locally known as Wat Chaeng, and is situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River

Wat Arun is the most stunning Buddhist temple of Bangkok. Built in 17th century this temple is situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Though it’s also called ‘Temple of Dawn’, its riverside location makes it look breathtakingly beautiful in the night. Image Courtesy: Mark Fischer’s Flickr Feed. Follow Here

Bangkok Tourist Attraction # 3 – Grand Palace

Grand Palace Bangkok Attraction
This attraction in Bangkok was home of the King as well as seat of the Government for over 150 years.

Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok which was home of kings for 150 years. This dazzling palace is City’s famous landmark and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok. Your trip to Bangkok is incomplete without visiting this palace. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia.com

Bangkok Tourist Attraction # 2 – Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew attraction
Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok is also known as Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

Wat Phra Kaew, commonly known as the Temple of Emerald Buddha is regarded as one of the most sacred places in Thailand. It is located in the Grand Palace of Bangkok. This 14th century temple has its own rules and regulations, which you must follow on your visit. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia.com

Bangkok Tourist Attraction # 1 – Wat Pho

Wat Pho attraction
What Pho, Bangkok is also known as Temple of the reclining Buddha.

Wat Pho, the temple of reclining Buddha is one of the biggest temples in Bangkok. It’s ten minutes of walking distance from Grand palace and it is a must do attraction on your Bangkok visit. It’s also famous for being the leading school of massage in Thailand. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia.com

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