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What to see – Sightseeing in Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, has so many things to see and experience that can’t be listed in short.

We have listed the most attractive and impressive sights which you have to see. Bangkok sightseeing’s experience is amazing and full of marvels.

Temples in Bangkok

Among all the attractions, the top pick would be the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

This more than 200-year old complex of buildings used to be the official residence of the king of Thailand until the middle of the last century.

The one square-mile fascinating palace is on the east bank of the Chao Phraya river.

The other sides of the palace are protected by defensive walls which are also surrounded by a defensive canal making the whole compound look like an island.

You can also explore several other temples of the city like the Wat Mahathat (offers meditation classes), Wat Pho (displays a 46-meter long reclining gold plated Buddha with soles inlaid with mother of pearl), Wat Arun (temple of the dawn) and the Wat Traimit (possess an impressive 5 and a half ton solid gold Buddha).

Samut Prakarn’s Reptile Farm

Another not-to-be-missed attraction is the Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm and the Dusit Zoo in the Taiban Sub-District.

There are more than 60,000 crocodiles in this world’s largest crocodile farm.

If you enjoy reptiles, you shouldn’t miss the Snake Farm at the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute situated in the Lumpini sub-district.

In this interesting place you can learn more about this feared reptile and see live displays of snakes being fed or the venom being collected.

At the end of the show, don’t forget to take a snap with the big snake round your neck, no worries; this shot is a tourists’ favorite.

Anciant Siam – visit the past at Muang Boran

Another close to the city attraction is the Ancient City (Muang Boran).

This is actually a heritage park of 320 acres of land.

The compound is outlined roughly in the shape of Thailand. You can call it the Mini Thailand, as all the important monuments, both existing and demolished; are on display in miniature here.

There are over 100 structures, most of them constructed in details and to the scale.

There are also traditional Thai houses and structures reviving the tradition. The park is just at the outskirts of Bangkok, on Sukumvit Road heading to the Pattaya beach resort.

Bangkok Nightlife

Bangkok is of course a highly sought destination also due to its nightlife. The Patpong Night Market is an interesting place broadcasting many go-go bars (Bangkok’s red light district) as well as a night market.

One can go shopping or enjoy a drink while watching the dancers.

Bangkok City

Bangkok City at Night

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Grand Palace Bangkok

Grand Palace in Bangkok

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Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

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Temples in Bangkok

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Ancient Siam – Muang Boran

Ancient Siam - Muang Boran in Samut Prakan

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Khao San Road

Khao Sarn Road in Bangkok

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