What do you consider when choosing a tour destination? Whether your interests are rich culture and cuisines, natural and adventurous sceneries, art and architecture to mention a few, Bangkok has something for everyone. From a relaxed tour with your family, including kids, to a thrilling experience, with a local guide, your tours in Bangkok delivers incredible and memorable moments you will hold forever. With its extensive collection of activities, you can hardly capture all the fun in several weeks. Still, with adequate planning, you can plan your itinerary to fit in as much as possible. For exciting tours in Bangkok, here is a quick look at some of the must-visit sites.
The Grand Palace
Inspired by Thai and European architecture, the Grand Palace is one of the top tourist attractions in Bangkok. Situated on the banks of Chao Phraya River, this monumental building was constructed in 1782. Being the home of Thai Kings and the Royal court for over 100 years, the Grand Palace’s cultural value makes it among the most iconic tour sites, allowing visitors to learn more about the history and how it has shaped the modern era. Its intricate architectural design, moreover, offers an unmatched sight that will more than satisfy your keen eye.
Your tours in Bangkok can’t be complete without exploring the iconic temples such as Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Wat Pho, Temple of Emerald Buddha and Wat Mahathat to mention a few. Each temple has a rich story, and with a knowledgeable local guide, you can conveniently earn their significance in Thai history. For instance, while touring the Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), you will learn that it is considered as the most sacred Buddhists temple in Thailand. The temple also houses Emerald Budha made of green jadeite, an incredible sight that you can hardly take your eyes off.
Safari World is your go-to for an experience of an African wilderness setting. Divided into two parts (Marine Park and Safari Park) Safari World is the top Thailand open and leisure park with a collection of fun activities including exploring hundreds of animals, bird species, and aquatic life. If you brought your kids along, then this is an ideal site as they get to watch fantastic animal shows including dolphins among other trained animals.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
How sharp are you at haggling? Well, Chatuchak Weekend Market is your go-to for a thrilling shopping experience, where you get to haggle and land incredible deals. From Thai traditional handcrafts to any souvenir that completes your tours in Bangkok, the weekend market that attracts massive crowds is your go-to. While some parts are open throughout the week, the market offers the best experience on weekends with over 15000 stalls to explore. Shopping is always on the list of to-dos in Bangkok, and Chatuchak Weekend Market, among the most toured places, lets you do it in style, creating a memorable experience.
Bangkok National Museum
Bangkok National Museum is the largest in Southeast Asia, housing an extensive art collection including Buddhist, devotional art, and Thai royal family pieces. If you are an art lover, then this is a must-visit site that you can spend hours if not the whole day, browsing the breathtaking collections. To make it even better, you can opt for guided tours. While considering the museum experience, other must-visit sites include the Royal Barges National Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), The Museum of Floral Culture, and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles.
Dusit Zoo (Khao Din Wana) features over 1500 domestic and international animals, an impressive lake, educational materials, and children rides as well as boats which you can use to feed fish. Spot animals such as white Bengal tigers and albino barking deer, and to make the tour more comfortable, take the tram for a trip around the park to quickly spot points of interest. As you explore Dusit Zoo, if you fancy history, then you can check out the World War II underground shelter near the hippopotamus habitat.
From striking temples, wildlife, museums, blazing nightlife and cuisines to mention a few, the list of fun things to do in Bangkok can is long. Regardless of your interest, however, you will be spoilt of choice. With local guides, moreover, you can get the most as they provide resourceful information to ease your tour plans.