Attractions Of Bangkok. What is worth seeing?
Most of the sights of Bangkok are situated in the Ratanakosin island (Rattanakosin), also called old town. Of the hundreds of temples in the city three places to visit stand out: the Royal Palace (Grand Palace) and temple of the emerald Buddha; Wat Po (Wat Pho); Wat Arun (Wat Arun). These places are the top attractions of Bangkok, and perhaps even the entire country and a must to visit. They are not far from each other, and it is possible to get around them all on foot (except Wat Arun, which though very close to him have to swim across the river in a boat that, in General, is not a problem).
After meeting with these major Bangkok attractions is to climb to the observation deck of the tower Baiyoke sky. Access to the site, though paid, but opening from the height the view of Bangkok is worth it. Moreover, the rise is better to make the evening, just before sunset (from 18 to 19 hours) to get day and night views of the capital.
If the tower you've already made or that you are not interested, you can visit some special Metropolitan temple: the Temple of the Golden Buddhawhere you will be able to see the world's largest statue of Buddha made of pure gold; one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok, the Marble Temple, constructed of the finest marble; the Temple of the Golden mount, built on an artificial mountain, which offers a great view of the city from height of bird's flight and a very revered place in Thai; Temple Suthat with the giant swing, known for the biggest and very beautiful room of sermons. But this is not a complete list of the interesting temples of Bangkok, about some of the other temples, see below.
Don't forget that a General rule to visit all the Holy sites, including Royal palaces: pants or a long skirt, closed shoulders, shoes removed at the entrance. If you dressed differently then most likely, when you logon you will be given a rental anything proper, in some places for free (needed Deposit), but more often for money.
When the temples and pagodas of Bangkok, you will see, can take an evening stroll through Chinatown. This is a very interesting and colorful place, especially in the evening, when out of seemingly ordinary urban district by day, he turns into a bustling shopping-diner area. Well, he and Chinatown in Bangkok Chinatown.
Well, while Hiking on countless shopping venues areas Bangkok and Royal don't miss the Erawan Shrine, which is very unusual and has a dramatic shade. Relatively near this Shrine there is another very unusual place – a Shrine of Chao Mae Tuptim fertility, which as gifts bring statues of phalluses.
Well, if you get tired of temples, palaces and shrines, you can take a breather and do in Bangkok is shopping, because the best place for that hard to find. Among the most famous places for shopping, you can highlight the weekend market of Chatuchak and Pratunam area, which is almost all trading is a huge platform many markets, and Siam, consisting of huge shopping centers and malls. Well, there is another place for shopping and at the same time attraction is the floating market of Bangkok.
In addition to the above attractions in Bangkok are still many interesting places that worth a visit. There is also a lot of museums, parks, palaces, monuments and various monuments, and each of these places is worth to visit it.
Group of Russian tourists in the framework of the free group tours usually carry in the same places (including the above mentioned), is not particularly distinguished variety. If you have enough time, you will be able to visit many other wonderful places themselves, which are usually groups of tourists from Russia did not deliver.
Grand Palace (Grand Palace) and temple of the emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
This Palace complex, consisting of many temples and palaces, is the main religious building in Bangkok. The Palace complex was built in 1782 and is not only the actual Royal residence but also the location of many government offices. Of course, a Royal residence and offices are not accessible to tourists, but the most beautiful and interesting part of the complex is open to tourists for a fee. Take a trip to the several palaces and throne halls, which are used by the Royal family for the reception of ambassadors and foreign delegations, many temples and shrines. For the full experience with the "Royal Palace" you need at least half a day.
One of the special attractions of the Royal Palace is the temple of the emerald Buddha – the most revered Buddha statues in Thailand. Read more about Royal Palace of Bangkok and photos here...
Entrance fee: 500 baht (currency of Thailand)- audio player- 100 baht (passport or credit card as collateral).
Hours: daily from 8.30 to 15.30 (the complex is open until 16:30, but visitors are stop start at 15:30). In 10:00, 10:30, 13:30 and 14:00 to start free tour in English.
How to get there: the Entrance to the Royal Palace on a map of Bangkok. If you're staying in Khao San or Chinatown (see areas of Bangkok), to reach the Palace on foot. From other parts of Bangkok to the Royal Palace of Bangkok, you can: take a taxi (the trip to Taxco meter not more than 200 baht); to swim on the river Chao Phraya by Express boat for 15 baht from the pier near BTS Saphan Taksin; take the city buses №1, 3, 9, 15, 25, 30, 32, 33, 39, 43, 44, 47, 53, 64, 80, 82, 91, 201, 203, 501, 503,508, 512 (from 6 to 23 baht).
Temple of the reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Close to the Royal Palace is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) – one of the oldest temples of the Kingdom and the largest in Bangkok, built in 1688-1703. Here is the famous 46-meter high gilded statue of the reclining Buddha. It represents the idle state transition of the Buddha from this world into Nirvana - absolute peace of immortality. Foot statue encrusted with pearls, depicting the 108 auspicious signs of the Buddha. Also here is kept the ancient stone plates with recipes for treatment of different diseases, methods of massage and meditation. On the territory of the temple complex are many chapels and pagodas. Around the reclining Buddha along the wall of the temple has 108 bronze vessels. According to one legend, if you throw each of them at least one coin, you can get a better rebirth and good fortune in the present life. On the other - throwing in every vessel of the coin to make a wish: if you drop coins in all the vessels, all the desires will be fulfilled. By the way, you can buy coins here, in the temple, for a nominal 20 baht. Read more about temple of the reclining Buddha...
Entrance fee: 100 baht
Hours: daily from 8.00 to 17.00.
How to get there: the Temple of the reclining Buddha on a map of Bangkok
The temple of dawn (Wat Arun Wat Arun)
In front of the Temple of the reclining Buddha (Wat Po) across the river Temple of dawn, Wat Arun. You can get there via a river ferry, which costs 3 baht. The Marina is located right next to the temples. You can reach it by taxi will cost very expensive, will have to make a big detour via the bridges. In the evening when the 88 metre temple illuminated by floodlights from the opposite Bank of the river for a view.. This is probably the most beautiful temple of Thailand. In spring and summer every evening at 19.00, 20.00, 21.00 and 21.30 arranged the light show, during which the Thai and English languages, accompanied by traditional Thai music tells about the history of the temple. Read more about Temple of the dawn here...
Entrance fee: 50 baht
Hours: daily from 07:30 to 17:30
How to get there: the Temple of the dawn on a map of Bangkok
Tower 2 Baiyoke sky (Baiyoke sky)
This is a hotel skyscraper located in the Central district of Bangkok — Pratunam (Pratunam). It is the tallest building in Thailand, the tallest hotel in Asia and the third tallest hotel in the world. The height of the building is 304 meters and 84 floors. On the 77th floor there is a public Observatory.
It is interesting that from the observation deck on the top floor offers a breathtaking view over the skyline of Bangkok, but getting there can be anyone, buying a ticket on the first floor of the building in cash. It is best to go up there for twenty minutes before sunset, watch the sunset and watch the flaring lights of Bangkok by night. This is awesome.
Entrance fee: 400 baht and this includes any free drink in the bar at the 83rd floor. However, if you stay at this hotel at least for one night, you can climb to the top for free. It is very reasonable, considering that the two of you will still have to pay 800 baht, and a double room when booking via the Internet costs about 2000 baht. To book a room in hotel Baiyoke sky here.
Hours: Daily from 10.30 to 22.00.
How to get there: the Tower is well seen from any point of the city and if you are located near her near Pratunam or Siam, you can get here on foot, with interest stroll in the streets of Bangkok. Tower Baiyoke sky 2 on the map of Bangkok. Closest to the tower is the BTS Phaya Thai station (15-20 minutes walk) and close proximity (5 min walk) station airport Express Ratchaparok.
Temple Of The Golden Buddha (Wat Trai Mit)
This unremarkable temple could be just one of the thousands of temples, if not the world's largest Golden seated Buddha statue. The Thais say that it consists entirely of gold, but this has not been tested. The statue weighs 5 ½ tons, and the height more than 3 meters. The pupils of the eyes of Buddha represent the black Thai sapphires, and the whites of the eyes are made of pearls. Age of about 700 years.
The story of this statue difficult. In 1976, the statue was hidden from the Burmese attacked Thailand, covered with a layer of plaster and made her a stone statue. Then the statue disappeared, and nobody knew where she was. After almost two centuries one of the stone statues of Buddha were transported to the temple in Bangkok and accidentally damaged. In the resulting crack, the monk saw a flash and found that the statue is made of gold.
Entrance fee: 20 baht.
Working time: daily from 09:00 to 17:00.
Marble temple (Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple also)
This is one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok. Although it is called "Marble temple", literally translated name sounds like "Temple of King Rama V", by whose order it was built in 1899. At the base of the main Buddha statue of the temple after the death of the king was walled up his ashes.
In accordance with the title, most of the temple is built of marble, including imported from Italy. The temple is also interesting because it is one of the newest temples and combines modern European style and traditional Thai architecture.
Entrance fee: entrance is free.
Hours: daily from 6:00 to 18:00.
How to get there: the Marble temple on the map.
Wat Suthat Thep splash jungle water Park and giant swing (Giant Swing)
This temple, located in the heart of Bangkok, one of the oldest. It is known that it is one of the most beautiful and largest Viharn (sermon hall). The temple began to be built in 1807 by king Rama I and was completed only in 1947 when king Rama III. At the base of the pedestal of the statue is a part of ashes of king Rama VIII. In 2005, the temple listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
Right in front of the temple are the giant swing, which until 1932 was used in the ritual of Tri-yampawai (the birth of a new world and expressing gratitude to God Shiva for the rice harvest). The young people were swinging in the swings and had to grab the money bag hanging at a height of about 25 meters.
How to get there: See the position of the temple and swings on a map of Bangkok.
Hours: daily from 08:30 to 21:00
Entrance fee: 20 baht
Ratchanatdaram Temple (Wat Ratchanaddaram)
This temple was built in 1846 on the orders of king Rama III. The temple is interesting primarily for its unusual, different from other Thai temples architecture. Its five-storey structure topped by spires and roofs made of black metal. That is good, the temple is not too popular among tourists, and once here, you likely will find yourself alone.
How to get there: the Temple is located within walking distance from temple of the Golden mount and Temple of Suthat (the position of the temple on a map of Bangkok. How to get to the Temple of the Golden Mountain here.
Hours: daily from 08:00 to 17:00
Entrance fee: entrance free, donations are welcome
Hindu temple Sri Maha Mariamman (also Wat Khaek, also Wat Kak)
In Bangkok, only two of the Hindu temple and the most beautiful of them. Built in the 1860's, immigrants from India and now it is one of the main places of worship of the Indian community of Bangkok. Entrance is free, but to take photographs inside without permission is impossible. However, to obtain a permit is easy, just leave a donation and ask if someone from the Rangers.
Working time: from 6:00 to 20:00
Entrance fee: admission is free.
How to get there: the temple is a 10-minute walk from BTS Surasak. The position of the temple on the interactive map of Bangkok.
The Temple Of The Golden Mount (Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan)
This Buddhist temple is known for its gilded pagoda, built on a high artificial hill called the Golden mountain. For a long time, until in Bangkok began to build skyscrapers, the pagoda was the tallest structure in the city. At the top is not only the pagoda but also an observation deck from which you can make stunning panoramic images. Among Buddhists, this temple is highly revered as it houses a piece of Buddha's ashes brought from India. Every November the temple is a Grand festival, during which huge procession up the hill. Read more about Wat Saket and the Golden mountain here...
Working time: from 7.30 to 17.30.
Entrance fee: entrance is free trial, you need to donate 10 baht at the entrance.
How to get there: the position of the temple on the interactive map of Bangkok.
Shrine of Penises (fertility) Chao Mae Tuptim
An interesting place to visit, although in the compulsory program to include it is not worth it. You can visit him if you is somewhere not far. The beauty of it is that this place is a very rare and unique, and here are a few of the tourists who happen. Shrine of Penises, Pregnant or Shrine, the Shrine of Fertility is actually no place for admiration of the male reproductive organs, and the place where people come to ask about the offspring and fertility, or to pay tribute for the help of the Buddha. And the temple is a place can not be called, it's just a Shrine.
According to the legend this place appeared after a woman, who for a long time could not get pregnant, a few years ago asked a small temple of the offspring. Once the offspring came, she brought to the temple a figure of a man. Gradually the Church is filled with figures and penises to him now every day women come to get hope of having children. Read more about the Shrine of Penises (fertility) Chao Mae Tuptim here...
How to get there: the Park, which is a temple located on the territory of the hotel "Nai Lert Bangkok Hotel (Swissotel)" on the street Wireless Road in downtown Bangkok. To get to the temple, you must pass through the lobby or courtyard, then go underground Parking area. The temple will be on the left. Temple of the Penises on the map of Bangkok.
The Shrine Is Erawan Shrine
This is one of the most important places of pilgrimage and worship in Bangkok, despite their Novoselye sizes. The Shrine is a statue of 4-litogo Brahma, a Hindu deity. Every day a huge number of people comes to this place, often there are dance shows and singing.
The statue was installed in 1956 during the construction of the Erawan Hotel to take setbacks in its construction, which took place at the initial stage. After you install the statues of all the trouble was over and the hotel has been successfully completed. But in 2006, a local resident, presumably mad, smashed the statue with a hammer, after which he was beaten to death by the enraged crowd. On the same day in an incredibly short period of gold, bronze, and pieces of old statues were made of a new statue and restored just at the moment when the sun was directly over the statue.
How to get there: Located next to BTS Skytrain station Chidlom Station at the foot of the Grand Hyatt Erawan. See the position of the erawan shrine on a map of Bangkok.
Entrance fee: entrance free
Hours: around the clock
Ancient city (Ancient city, Muang Boran)
This is a huge Park, which follows the contour of Thailand. The Park is located more than one hundred copies of the historical buildings of Thailand (the originals of many of which are already destroyed), part of which was built in full size. Navigate through the temple by Bicycle, which is issued free with the purchase of the ticket. The main purpose of the Park is familiar to the history and culture of the country and therefore in the Park in large numbers and bringing Thai kids so they are familiar with the story as a kind of lesson in the fresh air.
Highly recommend this place to visit, but you have to select for this tour all day.
Entrance fee: 500 baht for adults; 250 baht for children; Bicycle rental in the Park for 50 baht.
Working time: from 8:00 to 17:00
How to get there: the Park is located in the suburbs of Bangkok - Samut Prakan (Samut Prakan), which is located South of Bangkok to 29 kilometers (an ancient city on a map of Bangkok). To reach the Park budget will not be easy. By Skytrain (Skytrain) to get to the station On Nut. Leaving the station, it is necessary to find the stop and take the bus No. 511. At the same time, you should tell the driver that you need in the Park "Mueang Boran" (if you're scared it's wrong to say, write on a piece of paper and just show the driver, you understand). You will be dropped off at the bus stop, where the route taxi №36 will take you to the Park. The cost of the whole trip will cost 50 baht. You can get even cheaper if you take the bus number 511 is right in town on Sukhumvit road, in a southerly direction. On taxi for 250 baht.
Museum of medicine (Siriraj Medical Museum)
This Museum could not be seen by tourists visiting Bangkok, and would not appear on our website, if not for one thing: this Museum was named by Times magazine the most unusual Museum in the world. This is not surprising, because the Museum has its popular name of the Museum of Death (Museum of Death).
Despite the fact that the Museum is intended mainly for medical students, it is open to any interested person. The Museum itself consists of six exhibitions, the most interesting of which for the layman is the Museum of forensic medicine (Forensic Medicine Museum).
But should warn that the species exhibits in the Museum, stand not everyone. In the Windows of the court the exhibition presents the real murder weapon, damaged organs and body parts, the mummy of a serial killer-cannibal and much more.
Working time: from 9:00 to 16:00, Sunday closed
Entrance fee: entrance to all six museums worth 200 baht
How to get there: the Museum is located in the building of the hospital Siriraj (Siriraj Hospital, 2 Prannok road), which is located on the opposite Bank of the chaopraya river, close to the Grand Royal Palace (Museum of medicine on a map of Bangkok). You can get there easily on foot, after climbing to the other side by boat-the ferry for 3 baht
Siam Ocean World
Aquarium Bangkok Siam Ocean World is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. It presents more than 30,000 marine creatures and plants from around the underwater world, among which are the extremely rare representatives. Many of them are virtually impossible to find in natural conditions for ordinary tourists.
In addition to the just inhabitants there are a whole range of exhibitions and interactive entertainment: unusual types of aquariums, fish massage, interactive panels, a 4D cinema and much more. You can see how at certain times the food is great bloodthirsty sharks, ordinary fish, penguins and other inhabitants. For an additional fee, you can by down in the tank and swim with sharks, to observe the inhabitants of the boat with a glass bottom. There is only one drawback in visiting Oceanarium Bangkok – several high cost.
To visit is to allocate 2 hours.
The website http://siamoceanworld.co.th/
Entrance fee: admission tickets to the aquarium are of different types. The cheapest standard ticket that includes only a visit to the Oceanarium is 900 baht for adults and 700 baht for children. The same ticket can be purchased via the Internet at the office.the website http://www.siamoceanworld.co.th over 675 baht for adults and 525 baht for children, it will be possible only from Monday to Friday until noon. There are also double tickets to visit the aquarium and the wax Museum Madame Tussauds for 1360/1040 (located next to Siam Discovery). Tickets of other types, including a visit to the 4D cinema that can only be purchased on the spot.
Hours: daily from 10:00 to 21:00, Last entry at 20:00. Feeding animals: http://www.siamoceanworld.co.th
How to get there: the aquarium is in Siam Paragon shopping Mall in the Siam area (the aquarium on a map of Bangkok). To get there most convenient to the BTS to Siam station. From the Baiyoke sky tower can be reached in 20 minutes.
National Museum of science
Very interesting and informative place to visit, especially with children. The exterior of the building, consisting of three cubes, looks modern and impressive. The Museum itself is six stories and contains diverse and rich collection of scientific achievements over the last two centuries. The Museum exhibition is divided thematically into many exhibition halls, which represented robotics; technology used in everyday life; space; separate exhibition dedicated to the history and culture of Thailand; ecology; structure of the person, etc. In cinema 4D demonstrates scientific films on various topics. All demonstrative materials we have translated into English. Periodically the Museum hosts exhibitions of modern scientific developments, among which we can see the works of the king of Thailand.
How to get there: unfortunately, the national Museum is quite far out of town, and you can get there only by taxi or bus (Museum on a map of Bangkok). Address: Technopolis, Klong 5, Klong Luang, Pathumthani. Bus : 23, 25, 38, 40, 48, 72, 98. Air-con bus : 1 Sai, 2, 8, 23, 25, 38, 511, 513, 6 Mb
Hours: 8.30 – 16.30, closed Monday, Saturday, Sunday
Entrance fee: 60 baht
admin 08 Feb 2015, 06:49
Always in the Palace of many people, even pictures can't do that without crowds in the frame. Incidentally, not only the Chinese, but the local and from around the country a lot. ...
Michaels 07 Feb 2015, 21:20
Royal Palace-we loved it! But it is not like the flocks of Chinese people there! Endless crowds of the ubiquitous Chinese... I Wonder if it's just us, since they were not lucky?! ...
Michaels 07 Feb 2015, 07:21
Although, if we talk about a water Park in Pattaya (the hotel Pattaya Park) it sucks! Don't even waste time on it! here there is certainly nothing to do! ...
Michaels 07 Feb 2015, 07:19
In vain You so adamantly! We were at Siam Park! It is with great pleasure spent the day. It's a decent water Park and a lot more often. ...
Kateluck 21 Oct 2014, 00:21
Hello. If you want to take a little walk about the Chao Phraya river in one of the most favorite places of tourists from Asia and Europe, and also for free, I advise you to visit Asiatique on the banks of the Chao Praya river, which runs every 15 minutes free Shuttle boat from the pier near the upper station of the BTS Saphan Taksin.By taxi to reach not suggest, again because of traffic jams. Suggest to go in the evening, near sunset to have time to do a lot of beautiful pictures on the background of the Ferris wheel. Also there is a small market and a 4D cinema.
TindrumGM 19 Sep 2014, 06:34
With children in Bangkok you can visit the parks with various rides, an Aqua Park, planetarium and museums. Near the city is the crocodile farm - it is interesting not only for children ...
admin 28 Jun 2014, 14:21
The emerald Buddha, not the malachite, and it is made of jadeite. About the traffic in Bangkok, I would argue with you. ...
alenakrutova 28 Jun 2014, 14:03
No more mysterious city in the world, a city of contrasts, the city that never sleeps, the city where the tube is a hundred times worse than in Moscow))
First, be sure to be sure to go to the Royal Palace! It's exciting to see all this beauty there are no words to convey how it looks live! Potresaushe! Immediately the most valuable relic of Buddhism - malachite Buddha which is actually made of jade ...