There are so many cities and provinces in Thailand that are worth visiting at least once in our life; let us start with the capital of the country, Bangkok. Thailand is known for its lovely beaches, cuisines and exquisite sceneries. It is a big country that it is impossible for anyone to go to all the places at one short period of time.
Thailand is a bordering country of Cambodia and Vietnam and four-hour plane ride away from Macau and Hong Kong. Temples, mosques, beaches, river, and high infrastructures welcome us upon arrival. We are greeted with its people’s lovely smiles and from the moment we step foot on Thailand soil we become engrossed with its beauty and exotic nature.
Top Tourist Attraction in Bangkok, Thailand
1. Wat Arun
Getting Here: Skytrain to S6 Saphan Taksin Station (Silom Line) and leave via Exit 2 and take a Chao Phraya Express Boat to Tien Pier (N8) and then take a cross river ferry to Wat Arun.
Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 530pm
Admission Fee: Free of charge for Thais and 50baht for foreigners
2. Grand Palace
Getting Here: Take the Silom Line and get off at Saphan Taksin Station (S6 Station) and go out through Exit No. 2. Then, take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Ta Chang Pier (No.9). A 5-10 minute walk will bring you to the entrance gate of the Grand Palace.
Opening Hours: Daily from 830am to 330pm
Admission Fee: Free of charge for Thais and 500baht for foreigners including Vimanmek Mansion
3. Wat Pho
Getting Here: SkyTrain to Saphan Taksin Station S6 (Silom Line), take Exit 2 and go to Chao Phraya River Express Boat Pier. Take a boat heading to Tien Pier (N.8) and walk straight to Wat Pho.
Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm
Admission Fee: Free of charge for Thais and 100baht for foreigners
4. Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise
Getting Here: Go to River City Shopping Centre and proceed to Pier 2.
Admission Fee: The dinner buffet price varies.
5. Taling Chan Floating Market
Getting Here: Take the Silom Line and get off at Saphan Taksin Station (S6 Station) and go out through Exit No. 2. Then, take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Phra Pinklao Bridge Pier and take a bus. Buses that go there : Bus No.79, 507, 509, and 511
Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm
6. Jim Thompson’s House
Getting Here: SkyTrain to (W1) National Stadium Station (Silom Line) and take Exit 1 and go straight ahead to the end of Soi Kasemsan 2, Jim Thompson’s house is on left side.
Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm
Admission Price: 100 baht for Thais and foreigners, 50 baht for students.
7. Shopping Centers
MBK: SkyTrain to W1 National Stadium Station (Silom Line) and leave via Exit 4 and take the direct link to Tokyu Department Store. MBK shopping center can be accessed via Tokyu.
Terminal 21: Get off the SkyTrain at Asok Station (E4) and take Exit No.1 or 3, then use Skybridge then proceed to Terminal 21.
Siam: SkyTrain to Siam Station (CEN : Interchange Station for both lines) and then take exit 1 for direct link to Siam Discovery and Siam Center and take exit 3 for direct link to Siam Paragon and exit 5 for direct link to Siam Ocean World or cinema complex
1. Thais are generally welcoming and warm, just be mindful of the tuk-tuk drivers who will charge more than what you’re only suppose to pay.
2. It’s not necessary to hire a tuk-tuk for a day for they will bring you to some places of attractions you don’t have to see like jewelry shops, etc.
3. Take the Chao Phraya River Cruise to go to some places, along the river you will see the apparent diversity of people and status of living.
4. Thai foods. I couldn’t stress this enough, their cuisine is to die for.
5. Tom Yum, Pad Thai, sticky rice with mango and coconut milk, spring rolls, and some more are must try.
6. Check the opening hours of each tourist attractions, for there are cases when tuk-tuk drivers tell you that the place is not open until an hour after to get you to take a ride for a tour.
7. Go shopping. Bangkok is the shopping capital for economical shoppers.
8. Wake up very early to go to the floating market.
9. Drink lots of water.
10. It gets really hot so bring umbrella and wear sunblock.
11. As much as possible take the metro system as your mode of transportation.
12. Experience the night-life.
13. Take a rest during the hottest time of the day.
14. Experience the dinner river cruise.
15. If you are travelling to Bangkok, take advantage of the proximity of Cambodia and Vietnam.
16. There is a place in Bangkok where you can buy wholesale goods.
17. Enjoy your stay.
18. Take lots of picture.