Are you planning a short trip with family and looking for a suitable destination? Then Bangkok the capital of Thailand is the most appropriate place to travel. Thailand is a tiny nation surrounded by marvelous beaches and breath-taking views.
Thailand is popular not only for its tropical beaches but also for some spectacular Buddha temples and architects all around the city. A trip to Bangkok is a brilliant idea indeed as your family would fall in love with the crystal clear navy blue ocean waves and with the adventurous water sports at the beach. Some of the worth visiting places in Bangkok has been highlighted below:
1. Grand Palace
Located in the heart of Bangkok Grand Palace is the official residence of Kings of Siam since 1782. This enormous Palace was constructed by King Phutthayotfa Chulalok who is the founder of Chakri Dynasty. This ancient structure is rectangular in shape and covers an area of 218400 square meters.
Rather than being an individual construction, this royal building is made up of numerous buildings. Situated on the bank of Chao Phraya River, this huge building allows you to experience its magnificent royalty. Nowadays this Royal court stands as one of the popular tourist destinations in Bangkok.
2. Safari world
Located at Khlong Sam Wa district Safari World is a striking tourist attraction in Bangkok. This park was inaugurated in the year 1988 covering a total area of 480 acres. This whole park is about 8 km and it takes about 45 min to cover the park by car. This Safari Park has hundreds of animals from various corners of the world.
Animals like giraffes, elephants, zebra, tigers, lions, a variety of reptiles and migratory birds can be seen here. Kids would fall in love with this place for sure. You are advised to enlist this Safari Park in your wish list as this place is perfect for families.
3. Jim Thompson House
Located at Khwaeng Wanh Mai Road Jim Thompson House is a museum in central Bangkok. In this museum, you would get in touch with a wide collection of Southeast Asian Art, a variety of painting work with paper, cloth, wood that depicts the life of Buddha.
The collection of blue and white porcelain from the China which had made its way to Bangkok during 16th and 17th century can be seen at this museum. This museum opens every day from 9: AM to 6: PM. Guides are available to explain the significance of the historical finds. Jim Thompson House is one of the perfect family attractions situated in Bangkok.
4. War Arun
Located at 158 Thanon Wang Doem Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple on the bank of Chao Phraya River. Wat Arun temple is also known as The Temple of Dawn. This temple is considered as one of the most identical landmarks as the first light of the morning falls on the temple and reflects off the surface making a pearly iridescence.
Wat Arun temple is very popular among the Thai people as well as among the tourists. The huge popularity of this temple is not only because of its river side location but for its unique design which is different from other temples in Bangkok.
5. Wat Phra Kaew
Located at Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang Wat Phra Kaew is considered as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Bangkok as well as in Thailand. Wat Phra Kaew or the temple of Emerald Buddha is one of the most important travel destinations in Bangkok as this temple carries noteworthy significance.
At this temple, you would get to experience the revered Buddha image carved from an individual block of Jade. This wonderful place is apt as a family destination as here your family would experience spectacular architecture and designs at the temple premises which would definitely leave you speechless.
6. Wat Saket
Wat Saket or Golden Mount or Phu Khao Thong is also a renowned worth visiting a Buddhist temple in Bangkok. This temple is a little bit different from the other temples as this Buddhist temple organizes annual temple fair in the month of November. This Golden Mount temple is a remarkable landmark in Bangkok as pilgrims and devotees from across the world come here to purify their soul.
To get to the top doorway of the temple you need to climb nearly about 300 steps which encircle the temple like a coiled snake. You would not find the steps difficult if you skip the summer days.
7. Lumphini Park
Located at 139/4 Thanon Witthayu Khwaeng Lumphini Park is a public place surrounded by greenery, playground, and lake where the visitors can hire boats and enjoy the serenity of the park. There is a 2.5 km long path around the park. This calm place is very favored by the local people and tourists.
Cycling is allowed officially between 10:00 to 15:00. Dogs are strictly prohibited inside this park. If you want to avoid a hectic schedule and want to spend some relaxing moment with your family then nothing could be better than this park.
8. SEALIFE Bangkok Ocean World
SEALIFE Ocean World is an aquatic wonderland located two storeys underneath the popular Siam Paragon Shopping mall. This magnificent aquarium is one of the largest aquarium in the Southeast Asia. You must not miss this jaw dropping experience of under water world. This aquatic wonderland is similar to dimension of three Olympic swimming pools.
Encounter a variety of interesting water animals from the ocean deep. This innovative aquarium presents over 30,000 nosy looking creatures from different depths and aquatic zones across the globe. Do not miss the breath taking view of under water world. Also, experience the interesting water animals with your family which you would not be able to see in general.
9. Dusit Zoo
Stationed at IBT No 71 Rama 5 Road is Dusit Zoo. It is the oldest Zoo in Thailand. This old zoo is just next to the Dusit Palace and Parliament House. This place was maintained by King Chulalongkorn as this was his personal garden in the ancient time adjacent to the royal palace.
Later after the king’s death, this garden was left neglected for years, later, after completing some official procedure, the garden was handed over to Bangkok City Municipality to open this park as a Zoo for common people. Now this Zoo is considered as the most popular zoo in Thailand as this place attracts nearly about 2.5 million visitors per year.
In this zoo, you can come across over 1600 different species of domestic and international animals which include 331 species of mammals, 170 species of reptiles and 849 different species of birds. Dusit remains open from 8 AM to 6 PM and the ticket price to enter the park is 100 Bhat for adults, 20 Bhat for children, 50 Bhat for teachers, students and government officials in uniform and free for monks, elderly persons (above 60) and handicapped people. Else for foreigners, they charge 150 Bhat for adults and 70 Bhat for children.
10. MBK Center
Located at 444 Phayathai Road MBK Centre is an eight storied shopping complex in Thailand. This huge shopping center contains nearly about 2000 shops including restaurants and shopping outlets. This enormous shopping place is highly popular among the local residents as well as among the tourists.
Here you can see a number of stores selling authentic merchandise. Once this mall was considered the largest one in the Asia. This shopping place was inaugurated in the year 1985. Floors are divided according to the products such as 1-3rd floor: clothes, shoes. Cosmetics, hairstyling, jewelry, and toys. 4rth floor: electronics gadgets such as mobiles, mp3 player, camera and so on. 5th floor: food court, restaurants, furniture. 6th floor: souvenir shops. 7th floor: movie, bowling, and karaoke. 8th floor: cinema hall. If you want to buy some gifts for your family members, this place is just perfect as here you would get each and every product under one single roof.
11. Ananta Samakhom Throne Hill
Ananta Samakhom Throne is a ceremonial hall near Dusit Palace in Bangkok. It is a two story structure with a large dome which is approximately 49.5 m high. This large hall is surrounded by 6 smaller domes. The walls of these domes are decorated with the paintings of eminent painter and Professor Galileo Chini and Carlo Rigali.
Those paintings depict the history of first sixth region of Chakri dynasty. This wonderful ancient construction is worth visiting. Explore this splendid Palace with your family and experience the wonderful Renaissance architecture, neoclassical architecture and Renaissance revival architecture.
12. Vimanmek Mansion
Situated at 16 Rajvithi Road Dusit Palace complex, Vimanmek mansion is a former royal villa in Thailand. This place is located near the Dusit Zoo and now is treated as a Museum. This palace was the first permanent construction in the garden.
The interior decoration of this royal palace speaks off European Neo-classical style and traditional Thai architecture along with motifs. The structure of this huge royal palace reflects Victorian style which is an influence of European architecture applied to Thai traditional architecture.
The whole mansion shapes as the English alphabet L. historical places are good to visit. So, ensure to enlist this place in your wish list and must not ignore such magnificent construction that reflects wonderful architecture.
13. Golden Buddha
Stationed at 951 Charoen Krung Road Golden Buddha is a gold statue of Buddha which weighs 5.5 tons. This spectacular statue is situated at the Wat Trimit Temple in Bangkok. This magnificent statue was constructed by Sukhothai Dynasty in 13th-14th
The significance of this statue lies on the head as the head is of egg shaped which signifies the origin of Sukhothai Dynasty. Every year a number of devotees and tourists come to visit this spectacular golden statue of Buddha. You too must not miss the chance to experience the glory of golden Budha with your family in Bangkok.
Located at Ratchadamri Road, Centralworld is a Shopping complex in Bangkok. Visit this amazing shopping center with your family and friends and enjoy the vibrant collection of Bangkok clothes and electronics gadgets. Here you will get each and every necessary product you are looking for. From high branded clothes to high-tech gadgets, designer modern furniture, fashionable outfits and stylish haircuts at renowned beauty salons are also available.
If you visit this gigantic shopping place you would spend half a day easily without even realizing it. So explore Centralworld along with your family and buy some splendid Bangkok products for your people at home.
15. Erawan Shrine
Situated at the Lumphini Pathum Wan Erawan Shrine is a Hindu Shrine in Bangkok. This sacred temple is dedicated to Hindu Lord Brahma. This Hindu temple is widely famous in the world as devotees and tourists come to visit this holy temple from across the world.
This popular worship attraction often features Thai dance performances by Thai dance troops. This grand shrine is situated at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel. Erawan Shrine is one of the most popular tourist’s attractions in Bangkok. You must not miss the elegance of this spectacular Hindu shrine and the splendid Thai dance representation. So experience this wonderful sacred place with your family and friends.
16. Bangkok National Museum
Located at 4 Na Phra That Alley, Bangkok National Museum is the main branch of all the national museums in Bangkok. This Museum is said to be the largest museum in the Southeast Asia. This Museum is occupying the Palace of Vice King.
This Museum was inaugurated in the year 1874 by King Rama V. At this museum, you could experience historical structures, paintings, statues and so on. This museum opens from Wednesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM except for National holidays.
The volunteers of this museum often offer foreign language tours (French, Japanese and German) of the Museums. Such tours start on 9:30 AM (only for Wednesday and Thursday). Visit this globally renowned museum and experience the history with your family.
Bangkok is the best place for honeymoon, leisure, corporate trip or family vacation. It has something special for all age groups. Some noteworthy tourist destinations in Bangkok are highlighted, do visit them and make your trip memorable.