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Route 1
From Northern to Bangkok, driving along Phahonyothin Road.

Route 2
From Southern to Bangkok, driving along Phetkasem Road.

Route 3
From Eastern to Bangkok, driving along Sukhumvit Road.

Visitors can travel by bus to Bangkok from Thailand's neighboring countries with varying levels of ease.

From Malaysia, one can cross by bus into Thailand through various border checkpoints in Songkhla, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, although most busses will head to the hub of bus travel into, out of, and around southern Thailand, Hat Yai. From Hat Yai there are direct busses to Bangkok.

Most busses from Laos originate in Vientiane and cross the Mekong River to the Thai border town of Nong Khai, where it is possible to arrange for a bus transfer to Bangkok.

The primary route on a Cambodian bus to Thailand is across the border at the respective towns of Poipet and Aranyaprathet. From Aranyaprathet one can easily arrange bus or minibus transport to Bangkok. Timetables

Bangkok serves as a major international hub for air travel, with the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) hosting over 40 million visitors and transit passengers each year. Dozens of domestic and international air carriers bring passengers to Bangkok from most major cities in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia.

In addition to outstanding dining and shopping, the Suvarnabhumi Airport features a transportation center that provides visitors with easy transfer from the airport to destinations throughout the kingdom as well as rail, bus, taxi, and limousine service to all districts in the Bangkok metropolitan area. The city center is only 30 kilometers west of the airport and features a new electric rail line that provides easy access to the city center.

The former primary airport, Don Muang, located 20 kilometers north of the city center, no longer services international flights, functioning as a minor domestic airport and airstrip for charter flights to and from Bangkok. Timetables

At present, the only standard train service to Bangkok is via the Malaysian border town of Butterworth. Travelers from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur can travel by train to Bangkok, but not without stopping to change trains. The journey from Singapore can last up to 48 hours as two changes of trains are required and there are numerous stops along the way to Bangkok.

First class sleeper cars can make a train trip to Bangkok more enjoyable, though comfort and convenience come at a price; one can travel the Eastern & Oriental Express, a throw-back colonial-style luxury train that services Butterworth and Bangkok on a once weekly schedule. Timetables

Attractions in Bangkok

Bangkok has innumerable attractions, including temples, markets, palaces, and museums, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Bangkok holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Bangkok.

Recommended Attractions

1 The Grand Palace

Location : Na Phra Lan Rd., Phra Nakorn District The Grand Palace The Grand Palace is the grandeur architectural style which the Grand Palace has been the major architectural symbol of The Thai Royal Family but now this place is used for ceremonial purposes. The main buildings within the Grand Palace compound were built for King Rama V, who was the first Thai King to travel to Europe. Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat, built in 1877 by King Rama V as his Royal Residence, is the most highly recognized architectural landmark of the Nation. The central Throne Hall, which was formerly used for the reception of foreign envoys, is flanked by reception areas decorated with galleries of portraiture. The central room on the second floor is used as a shrine for the reliquary ashes of Kings Rama IV, Rama V, Rama VI, Rama VII and Rama VIII.Borom Phiman Mansion was also constructed during the reign of King Rama V. When his son, King Rama VI ascended to the throne, he had it improved for use as his residence. The three succeeding Kings also resided here at one time or another.The Siwalai Gardens, where the office of The Royal Household Bureau is located, were used for receptions as well as a recreation area for the royal women and children.Maha Monthien Prasat houses The Audience Hall of Amarin Winitchai where ceremonies of the Court usually take place in front of the throne surmounted by its canopy of nine tiers of white cloth.

Dress Code : Visitors are required to dress appropriately. Thus the following dress - code (applicable to both ladies and gentlemen) is requested:
  1. Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, as well as tights can not be worn as outer garments.
  2. See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers can not be worn.
  3. Sleeveless shirts or vests can not be worn as outer garments.
  4. Sandals (without ankle or heel straps) can not be worn.
  5. All shirt sleeves, whether long or short, can not be rolled up.
  6. Sweat shirts and sweat pants, wind-cheaters, pajamas and fisherman trousers can not be worn.

How to get there
  1. By BTS Sky Train - Take the Silom Line and get off at Saphan Taksin Station (or S6 Station), and go out through Exit No. 2. Then, take Chao Phraya Express Boat to Ta Chang Pier and walk to the temple.
  2. By Car - The most enjoyable route is to take the BTS Skytrain to Taksin Station. From here take a Chao Phraya River Express boat to Tha Chang Wang Luang Pier. It is a short walk from the pier to the entrance to The Grand Palace public entrance.
  3. By Bus - no. 1, 3, 6, 9 15, 19, 25, 30, 32, 33, 39, 43, 44, 47, 53, 59, 60, 64, 65, 70, 80, 82, 91, 123, 201, and 203
Opening Hours Daily from 08:30 am. - 03:30 pm.
Admission Adult 400 Baht. The fee includes admission to Wat Phra Kaew, The Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion in the same compound and to Vimanmek Mansion Museum.
Contact Tel. 0 2623 5500 ext.3100, 0 2224 3273

2 Vimanmek Palace and Vimanmek Mansion Museum

Location : Ratchawithi Rd., Dusit District Vimanmek Palace and Vimanmek Mansion Museum Vimanmek Palace
The mansion was originally his Summer Palace, the Munthaturaltanaroj Residence, on Sri Chang Island. It was dismantled and re-built at the present location under the supervision of HRH Prince Narissaranuwaddhiwongse. The three-storey Vimanmek Mansion is the largest golden teak building in the world, built in an architectural style that reflects European influences. There are two right-angled wings, each 60 metres long and 20 metres high.

Exhibits include a silverware room, ceramic display room, glassware and ivory display. Some of the rooms have been preserved to retain the atmosphere of the earlier era, particularly the bedrooms, bathrooms and the Audience Chamber. Other buildings in the compound also house displays of various artifacts and precious art objects.

Vimanmek Mansion Museum
This is the world's largest golden teak building located in the compound of the Dusit Palace on Ratchawithi Road. The three-storey royal mansion has 81 rooms, halls and ante-chambers containing fin de siecle royal memorabilia. A guided tour in English is provided to visitors.

Other beautiful buildings in the same compound display various items and art objects; for example, H.M. King Bhumibols photography, H.M. Queen Sirikits collection of handicraft masterpieces created by rural people, paraphernalia of rank and portraits, old clocks, ancient cloth, and royal carriages.

How to get there
By Bus - taking the bus no. 12, 18, 28,56,70, 108, 515 and get off on Ratchawithi Road. or Ratchasima Rd.
Opening Hours Daily from 09:30 am. – 03:30 pm.
Admission Adult 100 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2628 6300-9

3 Suan Pakkad Palace

Location : Sri Ayudhya Rd., Rajathevi District Suan Pakkad Palace Suan Pakkad Palace is the exquisite collection of traditional Thai homes, set in beautiful gardens and combination of fine arts and ancient artifacts from the era of H.R.H. Prince Paribatra Sukhumbandhu, son of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn, Rama V and Her Majesty Queen Sukhumala Marasri.

The compound contains seven traditional houses that display the diverse art collection assembled by these connoisseurs. Images of the Thai Royal Family, model boats, drums and religious artifacts are displayed in House 1.

The reception area of House 2 exhibits personal items such as ivory boxes and bowls inlaid with mother-of pearl. Lovers of Thai musical instruments will be impressed by the collection in House 3 which also has a palanquin, nielloware and ceramics. Princess Chumbhots extensive mineral collection is on show in House 4, while House 5 has examples of Ban Chiang pottery. The Sukhothai era is depicted with ceramics, earthenware utensils and figurines in House 6.

The theatrical aspect of Thailand is on display at the Khon Museum is House 7. This exhibit includes Khon masks, costumes, accessories and a model of a troupe performing the Ramakien.

Other displays and exhibitions are in the Lacquer Pavilion and the Marasi Gallery which also has an information system on Ban Chiang art and culture.

How to get there
  1. By Bus - no. 14, 17, 38, 77, 29, 39, and 36
  2. By BTS Sky Train - take BTS Sky Train to Phaya Thai Station
Opening Hours Daily from 09:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission 100 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2245 4934, 0 2246 1775-6

4 Jim Thompson Museum

Location : Kasemsan Soi 2, Rama I Rd. Jim Thompson Museum Jim Thompson Museum is an exquisite collection of traditional Thai house stands as a museum to the man who revived the Thai silk industry after the Second World War. The story of James H.W. Thompson is one upon legends are made. After serving in the U.S.A. armed forces, Jim Thompson settled in Thailand and found the tremendous opportunity to re-establish the Thai silk industry. In recognition of his services to the country, he was bestowed the royal award of The Order of the White Elephant.

The company he founded, Jim Thompson Thai Silk, is recognized worldwide for its brilliant creations.He was an avid collector of Asian artifacts and antiques and The Jim Thompson’s House is possibly the epitome of his collection. Before his mysterious disappearance in the Cameron Highland in Malaysia in 1967, his house was the talk of the town where he entertained his friends and visitors including the like of Somerset Maugham. The house sits on approximately a half acre of land on Mahanak Canal. Ban Khrua village where his silk weavers lived and worked.

Is just on the other side of the canal to build the house he gathered 6 original traditional teak structure from different parts of the country and brought carpenter from Ayutthaya who completed the house in 1959.The gardens are equally impressive with a lush tropical jungle imitating nature’s haphazard beauty right in the center of the city.Jim Thompsons connoisseur collection of antiques and artifacts is on permanent exhibition, making this a magnificent museum of the lifestyle of the legend.

How to get there
  1. By BTS Sky Train - take BTS Sky Train to National Stadium Station
  2. By Bus - no. 15, 47, 73, and 204
Opening Hours Daily from 09:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Admission Adult 100 Baht, Child 50 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2216 7368

5 Khon Masked Dance at Sala Chalermkrung Theatre

Location : Charoen Krung Rd., Phra Nakhon District Khon Masked Dance In past Khon was originally limited to the royal court but now Khon is one of Thai Art culture that can see at Sala Chalermkrung Theatre. Khon is the classical masked dance that is regarded as one of the most refined of performing arts. Performances are extremely expensive to produce, requiring lavish costumes, elaborate masks and headgear, and stage accessories that require highly skilled craftsmen to create. The scenes performed in the traditional Khon are taken from the Ramakien, a series of significant episodes in Thai literature based on the Indian epic of classical mythology the Ramayana that greatly influenced the literature of almost all nations in Southeast Asia.

How to get there
By Bus - no. 12, 48, and 508
Opening Hours Fri - Sat 07:30 pm. – 12:00 am.
Admission 1,000 Baht and 1,200 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2623 8148-9, 0 2225 8757-8

6 Joe Louis, Traditional Thai Puppet Theatre

Location : Charoenkrung Rd., Bangkorlaem District JoeLouis Joe Louis or Traditional Thai Puppet Theater is the art of popertry and fine classical performing art, beautifully combined into a unique and inimatable Thai art form. Each show has been neatly and elaborately created as a cultural heritage that can be presented at various occasions with pride.

How to get there
By BTS Sky Train - taking bus no. Saphan Thaksin Station and take the boat at Sathorn Pier
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 pm. - 09:15 pm.
Admission Adult 900 Baht, Child 300 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2252 9683-4

7 Siam Niramit

Location : Tiamruammit Rd., Huaykwang District Siam Niramit Siam Niramit has spectacular show of Thai Arts and Culture which one of the largest stage productions in the world! Siam Niramit has 2000-seat theatre presenting an amazing special effects.

Featuring a gigantic stage and state-of-the-art special effects the 80-minute performance is staged in three acts: Journey Back into History, Journey Beyond Imagination, and Journey Through Joyous Festivals.

For access to the onsite restaurant plus pre-show attractions, which include a beautiful traditional Thai Village where you can experience the ambience of rural Thai life in bygone times, and to explore elephant rides & feeding, and enjoy outdoor performances of traditional Thai music and dance.

How to get there
Siam Niramit operates a free round trip shuttle service from Thailand Cultural Centre MRT Station (Exit 1).
Opening Hours Daily from 05:30 pm. – 10:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 2649 9222

8 Museum Siam (Discovery Museum)

Location : Sanam Chai Rd., Phra Nakhon District Museum Siam Museum Siam (Discovery Museum) is a center learning to understanding of the Thai people in their history, nation, culture, and localities, as well as connect relative ties with neighbouring countries.

New methods of a display with modern media have been applied to enable participation of visitors in learning and understanding historical stories of the Thai nation. The contents on display in the form of the ‘Essays on Thailand’ have been divided into 16 rooms in the three-storey building.

The first floor exhibits rooms of Immersive Theater and Typically Thai.

The second floor displays rooms of the 'Map Room,' 'Bangkok, New Ayutthaya,' 'Village Life,' 'Change,' 'Politics and Communications,' 'Thailand and the World,' 'Thailand Today,' and 'Thailand Tomorrow.'

The third floor includes rooms of 'Introduction to Suvarnabhumi,' 'Suvarnabhumi,' 'Buddhism,' 'Founding of Ayutthaya,' 'Siam,' and the 'War Room.'

Visitors will gain knowledge and enjoy themselves from visiting each exhibition room. In addition, learning activities are organised for youth and aficionados of museums.

How to get there
  1. By Bus - no. 3, 6, 9, 12, 47, 53, 82, and 524
  2. By Boat - to Tha Tien Pier then continue walking for 500 metres
Opening Hours Tue – Sun 10:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 2622 2599

9 Chao Phraya River

Location : Phra Nakhon District Maenam Chao Phraya (Chao Phraya River) Chao Phraya River is the most important waterway of Thailand. There are cross river ferries and the river express boats serving as water-born buses bringing commuters to the city from as far up-river as Nonthaburi.

At Sathon pier there are Chao Phraya River express boat to service tourists by the boat will stop every pier but almost tourists will stop at popular pier such as Tha Tien Pier (Wat Arun, Wat Pho), Maharaj Pier (the Grand Palace and the Temple of The Emerald Buddha)

You'll see a different side of commerce as huge lines of rice barges are towed by a small tugboat and other barges carrying cargo as diverse as sand and gravel, even soft drinks and beer.

There are a number of ways you can experience life on the river. You can take a voyage on a luxuriously converted rice barge leaving from Bangkok on a leisurely journey all the way up to the ancient capital at Ayutthaya. There are also purpose-built luxury cruisers making the same trip. Or you can see the river life the same way the locals do by catching a river express boat.

There are converted rice barges and Chinese junks that offer lunch and dinner cruises. The evening dinner cruise can be particularly romantic, sipping fine wine at a candle-lit table.

For those who want a more budget-priced journey, there are small river boats that are available for hire by the hour.

How to get there
By BTS Sky Train - take BTS Sky Train to Saphan Thaksin Station

10 Khao San Road

Location : Phra Nakhon District Khao San Road Khao San Road is dream destination for teen backpacker around the world because this place is a favourite crossroads for the young travellers on a budget. It has evolved over the last two decades from just one small hostel providing low-budget accommodation become one of the worlds most well-known destinations. It has been featured in many movies and television documentaries.

During the day, Khao San Road is the scene for back-packers looking for a cheap room while others are arranging transport to their next destination in Thailand or overseas. Some will be just chatting with friends over a cup of coffee or a bowl of noodles.

At night, it turns into a lively thoroughfare lined with street stalls selling cheap clothes, handicrafts, souvenirs and thousands of other items. The lights are on at the many bars where the travellers tell tales of the days adventures and discoveries and the plans for tomorrow. Khao San Road is not just for foreign travellers, many young Thai people like to hang out there, including members of the TV and film production industries.

The location is very convenient for visiting the many tourist attractions on Rattanakosin Island. It is just a 10-minute walk to Sanam Luang and The Grand Palace.

During April when Thais celebrate the Songkran Festival, Khao San Road becomes a fun-filled battleground as everyone, Thais and foreigners indulge in splashing each other with water.

The area is also well-known for the wide variety of inexpensive food. This ranges from spicy Thai Tom Yum Gung soup to the ever-popular banana pancake.

How to get there
By Bus - no. 3, 9, 32, 64, 39, 44, 53, 59, 503, 509, and 511
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. – 02:00 am.
Budget Hotels  Hotels in Khao San Road area

11 Yaowarat Chinatown Road

Location : Yaowarat Rd., Samphanthawong District Yaowarat Chinatown Road The largest outside of China Yaowarat Chinatown is a bustling, crowded area where you can buy just about anything day or night.

The main thoroughfare through Chinatown is Yaowarat Road, which is approximately 1.5 kilometres in length. It was built during the reign of King Rama V. On each side of the road, there is a network of streets and alleys lined with shops selling all sorts of things. In many of these streets, you’ll find shops side by side selling the same items.

There is an old fresh food market called Trok Isarnuphap where leading chefs from all over Bangkok shop for the finest and freshest ingredients for their restaurant menus.

A visit at night will take you to a food street where you sit on stools watching your meal being prepared, then enjoying the delicious cuisine washed down by tea or a cold beer which carry on until midnight.

How to get there
  1. By Bus - no. 1, 4, 7, 25, 53, and 501
  2. By MRT Subway - taking MRT Subway to Hua Lamphong Station then continue walking for 700 metres to Yaowarat Road
Opening Hours Daily from 07:00 am. – 12:00 am.
Budget Hotels  Hotels in Chinatown Bangkok area

12Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center

Location : Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bowonniwet, Khet Phra Nakhon Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center A four-storey historical building locates on Ratchadamnoen avenue, it was renovated to commemorate the 84th Royal Birthday Anniversary of King Bhumibol and to be the place for artists to exhibit their creativity and contemporary artworks. In addition, the gallery also serves as knowledge resource and learning center of all contemporary arts’ disciplines at the middle of Bangkok, for youths and general public can learn, admire, absorb, and apply the learning for their fruitful outcomes.

The exhibitions categorized into 3 floors, which are
Floor 1 comprises exhibition rooms and Auditorium
Floor 2 divided into gallery, exhibition and workshop room
Floor 3 divided into exhibition, Asean Cultural Center and The center of Thai Inspiration

How to get there
  1. By Bus - no. 2, 3, 9, 12, 15, 31, 33, 35, 39, 42, 44, 47, 59, 60, 64, 68, 70, 79, 82, 86, 169, 201
  2. By Saen Saep Canal Speed boat disembark at Panfah Leelat pier
Opening Hours Tuesday - Sunday from 10.00 – 19.00 hrs. (Closed on Monday and public holidays)
Admission Free of charge
Contact Tel. 0 2224 8030

13 Safari World

Location : Raminthra Rd., Min Buri District Safari World Safari World is the greatest open zoo and leisure park which located in Min Buri, via Km. 9 on Raminthra Road. The 300-acre complex comprises a Safari Park populated by African and Asian mammals, a Marine Park with amusing performances of well-trained dolphins and seals, a Bird Park and a Games Corner.

How to get there
By Bus - no. 26, 60, 71, 96, 115, and 501
Opening Hours Daily from 09:00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission Adult 600 Baht, Child 360 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2518 1000-19

14 Siam Ocean World

Location : Siam Paragon Siam Ocean World Siam Ocean World is largest aquarium in Southeast Asia which located inside Siam Paragon shopping mall. Siam Ocean World is a new attractions in downtown Bangkok by open in December 2005. With world-standard exhibits and features, the aqaruim comprises a 270-degree acrylic under ocean tunnel, a panoramic oceanarium with a 360-degree view through a 10.5 metre diametre fishbowl, an 8-metre deep reef tank and a rainforest display. More than 400 species or 30,000 marine animals including Penguins, Blue Ring Octopus, Gray Nurse Sharks, Elephant Nose Sharks, Leafy Sea Dragons and Giant Spider Crab can be seen.

How to get there
  1. By BTS Sky Train - take BTS Sky Train to Siam Station
  2. By Bus - no. 73, 16, 15, 79, 40, 54, and 204
Opening Hours Daily from 09:00 am. - 10:00 pm.
Admission Adult 450 Baht, Child 280 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2687 2000

15 Bangkok National Museum

Location : Na Phra That Rd., near the Grand Palace Bangkok National Museum Bangkok National Museum located on the opposite side of Sanam Luang to The Grand Palace, was established in 1887 by King Rama V. A visit to the National Museum reveals the history of Thailand and how people lived during the different periods which it gives you a view through the windows of the past.

The foundation collection was previously stored at The Grand Palace. The original building was formerly the palace of a vice-ruler. King Rama VII placed it under the administration of the Royal Institute of Literature, Archeology and Fine Arts which has evolved to be the Fine Arts Department.New buildings were constructed in 1967 and other historical buildings relocated to the museum grounds. The Buddhaisawan Chapel was built in 1787 to enshrine a revered northern Buddha image called Phra Buddha Si Hing. The interior has exceptional murals, while the building itself is a fine example of Rattanakosin religious architecture.

Tamnak Daeng is another building that has been moved to the Museum. This Red House was originally the residence of an elder sister of King Rama I. Furniture and other items from early Bangkok times. The National Museum collection encompasses a wide range of religious and secular art found throughout the country. Items from pre-historic times, through the Srivijaya, Dvaravati, Khmer Kingdoms and the Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods of Thai history. These include Neolithic tools, painted pots and bronze objects unearthed in the northeast. Thai Buddhist art exhibits feature images in stone, bronze and terracotta as well as illustrated scripture books manuscript cabinets and votive plaques. The Museum also has a large collection of miscellaneous items such as Thai and Chinese ceramics, theatrical costumes, palanquins, weapons and assorted items used in royal households. Guided tours are given free by volunteers in English and French starting at 9.30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tours are also given in German on Thursdays and in Japanese on Wednesdays of the first & the third week of each month. Guided tours in some other languages can be arranged.

How to get there
  1. By BTS Sky Train - the most enjoyable route is to take the BTS Skytrain to Taksin Station. From here take a Chao Phraya River Express boat to Tha Phrachan Pier. Walk straight from the pier to Sanam Luang Park and turn left past Thammasat University to the museum.
  2. By Bus - no. 3, 6, 9, 15, 19, 30, 32, 33, 43, 53, 59, 64, 65, 70, 80, 84 and Air Condition Bus no. 3, 6, 7, 38, 39, 80, 82, 91 and Airport Bus no. A2
Opening Hours Wed - Sun 09:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission Adult 40 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2224 1333, 0 2224 1370

16 Sanam Luang or Thung Phra Men

Location : Near the northern wall of the Grand Palace Sanam Luang or Thung Phra Men Sanam Luang or Thung Phra Men a vast open ground situated near the northern wall of the Grand Palace and the eastern wall of the former Viceroy Palace or Wang Na. At the time when Bangkok was first established, the ground was a rice field and was sometimes used as a location for a royal crematorium, Phra Men in Thai. The ground was, thus, otherwise called as Thung Phra Men which means the crematorium ground. In considering that the name was inauspicious, King Rama IV had the ground renamed as Thong Sanam Luang, or the Royal Ground, and the rice farming there cancelled. Later, King Rama V had the Wang Nas eastern wall demolished and the area of Sanam Luang enlarged to cover a total of 78 rai as it does nowadays. The place has been used as the crematorium ground for kings, members of the royal family and nobility, in addition, to being a royal sporting ground. The king also had 365 tamarind trees planted around it.

How to get there
  1. By Bus – no. 1, 3, 6, 9, 15, 19, 25, 30, 32, 33, 39, 43, 44, 47, 53, 59, 60, 64, 65, 70, 80, 82, 91, 123, 201, and 203
Opening Hours Daily 24 hrs

17 The Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall closed to tourists from October 2017

Location : U-Thong Nai Road, Dusit District The Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall It is situated on U-Thong Nai Road, or ending of Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue, near Dusit Zoo. The Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall is the beautiful white building facing the Royal Plaza where the statue of H.M. King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) stands. It is designed in Italian Renaissance style and was supervised by Chao Phraya Yommaraj, with a team of Italian architects, engineers and painters. The exterior is decorated with marble imported from Carrara in Italy. As beautiful as the exterior is, it is the exquisite paintings painted by Italian artists inside the Dome of the Throne Hall which trace the history of the Chakri Dynasty from Kings Rama I to Rama VI.

At the present, it displays the exhibition "Arts of the Kingdom V" which consists of Masterpieces of Thai craftsmen created with utmost skill by Sirikit Institute at Chitralada Villa. All masterpieces were made in auspicious Occasions of the present reign.

How to get there
Taxi is probably the best way to go
Contact Tel. 0 2283 9411, 0 2283 9185

18 Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Location : Rama 1 Rd., Pathumwan District Madame Tussauds Bangkok The worldwide chain museum, Madame Tussauds brings the world famous and Thai important figures that you can meet in the lifelike sculptures such as Queen Elizabeth, Barack Obama, David Beckham, Michael Jackson, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Dr. Phonthip Rotchanasunan, Maj. Gen M.R. Kukrit Pramoj, teen super model Pancake-Khemanit Jamikorn, Television superstar Anne Thongprasom, Pop singer Tata Young, martial artist Tony Jaa and many more.

How to get there
  1. By BTS Sky Train - Madame Tussauds is a five minutes walk from BTS Siam station. BTS Siam station is right in the middle of the city and easy journey from anywhere in Bangkok
  2. By MRT Subway - take MRT Subway to Silom or Sukhumvit or Chatuchak Park Station transfer to BTS Sky train; BTS Siam station
  3. By Bus - no. 15, 16, 25 (Paknam-Thachang), 40, 48, 54, 73, 73ก, 79, 141, 159, 162, 183, 204, 501, and 508
  4. By Car - Siam Paragon entrance 2 and turn left to Siam Center car park
  5. By Taxi - stopable in fornt of Siam Tower building and then go to Siam Discovery 6th Floor
Opening Hours Daily from 10:00 am. – 09:00 pm.
Admission Adult 800 Baht, Child 600 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2658 0060

19 Thai Cooking Course

Thai Cooking Course Thai Cooking School caters to people with keen interests in food and culture. Learn to cook famous Thai dishes in a relaxed and friendly environment. Small classes are conducted in a traditional open kitchen, and led by certified Thai cooks, making for a highly personalized and rewarding experience. It’s also perfect for the serious home cook who wants to learn how to cook authentic Thai food For their next dinner party, For spouses accompanying husband or wife on a business trip, or the adventurous traveler wanting to explore more than just the sights of our great City.
Amita Thai Cooking Class
Location : Soi Wutthakat 14, Wutthakat Rd., Thonburi District
Tel.: 0 2466 8966
Manohra Cooking Class
Location : Anantara Riverside Resort & Spa, Charoennakorn Rd., Thonburi District
Tel.: 0 2476 0022
Baipai Thai Cooking School
Location : Soi 54, Ngam Wongwan Rd., Chatuchak District
Tel.: 0 2561 1404
Silom Thai Cooking School
Location : Silom Soi 13 , Silom Rd., Bangrak District
Tel.: 08 4726 5669
Blue Elephant Cooking School
Location : South Sathorn Rd., Sathorn District
Tel.: 0 2673 9353, 0 2673 9354
The V School By Venturetec
Location : Ladprao Soi 1 (Yaek 14)
Tel: 0 2939 2172, 08 5483 0238

20 Thai Boxing / Muay Thai

Thai Boxing / Muay Thai The modern sport of Thai boxing, known as “the art of eight limbs” since fighters use eight points of contact – hands, feet, elbows, and knees – has evolved from the ancient form of close, hand-to-hand combat that was necessary to defend oneself in battle hundreds of years ago. With the constant threat of war from Thailand’s neighbors, training centers slowly began to appear throughout the kingdom, these being essentially the country’s first Muay Thai camps.

For many years, travelers seeking to enjoy Thai boxing matches had to go a bit native, and either catch fights in small villages upcountry, or at throw-down "stables" in larger towns.

Those seeking more excitement and adventure eventually made their way to the great stadium in Bangkok, the dream venue for thousands of hungry young fighters: Lumpini and Ratchadamnoen. These modern coliseums remain fascinating cultural experiences for tourists, far beyond the fighting itself, given the rambunctious atmosphere, the loud traditional music, and all the shouting and betting.
Channel 7 Stadium
Location : Behind the old Northern Bus Terminal (Mo-chit), opp. Chatuchak Park
Tel.: 0 2272 0201
Ratchadamnoen Stadium
Location : Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue
Tel.: 0 2281 4205, 0 2280 1684-6
Lumpinee Boxing Stadium
Location : Ramintra Rd., Anusawaree,Bang Khen District
Tel.: 0 2252 8765, 0 2251 4303

21 Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

Location : Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) Erawan Shrine is one of the Thai capital’s most visited shrines, revered by local devotees and also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok. Thousands of the faithful congregate at the shrine to perform religious rites and attend prayers. Of particular interest to tourists are the vibrant dances performed at the site by accomplished dance troupes, which are hired by local devotees as a show of gratitude to the deities for granting their prayers.

How to get there
By BTS Sky Train - take BTS Sky Train by the Sukhumvit Line to Chidlom Station (or E1 Station), and go out through Exit No.8 and then walk about 100 meters to Rajprasong Intersection
Contact Tel. 0 2252 8750

22 Bangkok Seashell Museum

Location : Silom Soi 23, Bang Rak District Bangkok Seashell Museum A place with a large collection of beautiful Shell around the world, selected and obtained to show their never-ending range of colors and forms. More than 3000 specimens of 600 selected species from the world are exhibited here!

Our legacy from many generation to show the visitors “Knowledge for little creatures” to understand the world and its background history through enormous fossils, cute vivid snails, colorful pectens, poisonous cones and much more.

This Museum will be another colorful experience for your Bangkok destination!

A place where knowledge and art are combined in harmony.

Buildings where huge outdoor Ammonite-like decorate are seen just a zoometer walk from Surasak sky train station, at the corner of Silom 23 Road, near Leardsin Hospital.

How to get there
By BTS Sky Train - take BTS Sky Train to Sala Daeng station and walk for about 20 minutes along the Silom Road west. The Bangkok Seashell museum will be on your left
Opening Hours Daily from 10:00 am. – 07:00 pm.
Admission Adult 200 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2234 0291

23 Flow House Bangkok

Location : A-square Sukhumvit Soi 26 Flow House Bangkok The FlowRider generates a thin sheet of water which flows over a hill like shape in the form of a flawless ocean wave. The resulting wavelike shape and fast running water gives athletes of all ages the thrill of surfing. The FlowRider is a unique innovation in water rides that is fun for everyone from kids to adults, but especially for that 13-29 age group; those who are so historically hard to impress, but who become addicted to the thrill and challenge of riding the FlowRider.

The FlowRider appeals to a variety of board-sports athletes-surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skimboarding, skateboarding-and the learning curve takes time, but is steep as riders progress from riding in a prone position on bodyboards, to standing up on flowboards, to doing ollies and flip tricks. The first ride on a FlowRider can turn into a life-time addiction, as first-time riders become repeat riders, and repeat riders become lifetime loyalists.

How to get there
  1. By BTS Sky Train or MRT Subway - only 5 minutes from the BTS Phrom Phong Station (E5) Only 10 minutes from the MRT Sukhumvit Station (Interchange 21 exit)
  2. By Taxi or TukTuk - take a Taxi or TukTuk up Sukhumvit Soi 26 until you see A-Square community mall, Flow House Bangkok is Plot F
  3. By Car or Bus - easy access from Sukhumvit Road Soi 26 and Rama 4 Road, and from the Expressway network via the Port Exit
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. – 12:00 am.
Admission Adult 550 Baht per hour (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2108 5211-16, 0 2108 5210

24 Siam Park City

Location : Suan Siam Rd., Kannayao District Siam Park City Siam Park is located on Sukhaphiban 2 Road. Siam Park is the biggest leisure park in Thailand, in 300 rai. It is equipped with world class rides, exciting adventures, variety of entertainment and the most refreshing water park. It contains a man-made sea with towering slide, Vortex : 1of 2 largest suspened looping coasters with 33 m. high and 765 m.long and speed at 80 km/h., Boomerang,; a roller coaster at speed 80 km/h before twisting upside down, Condor; which will fly you 50 meter above ground with soaring and dipping the sky, Aladdin; a great excitement of centrifugal spin, Si-Am Tower; viewing Bangkok at 100 m.high with Gian Drop; drop to the ground from 75 meter high.

How to get there
  1. By Car or Taxi - along Serithai rd. heading forward Minburi, turn left to Siam Park Avenue (Serithai soi 75 , 7 km. from Bangkapi junction). Along Ramindra rd. heading forward Minburi, turn right to Siam Park Avenue opposite to Nopparat Rajadhani Hospital ( Ramindra km.12)

    From Ardnarong-Ramindra Expressway, take Ramindra exit heading Minburi. Go straight forward passing km.8 bridge. Fashion Island Department Store will be on your left, go straight. 1 km from Fashion Island, there will be Nopparat Rajadhani Hospital on the same side. Turn right to Siam Park Avenue at the traffic light opposite to the hospital, Amorini Mall is located at the junction.

    From Eastern Outer Ring Rd. (from Bangna), take Serithai exit heading Minburi. Go straight forward for 1 km. Turn left to Siam Park Avenue.

    From Srirach Express Way connecting to Motorway (Highway no.7) heading to Chonburi. Keep left to Eastern Outer Ring Rd. (Highway no.9) heading to Bang Pa-In. Take "Serithai" exit heading Minburi. Go straight forward for 1 km. Turn left to Siam Park Avenue.
  2. By Bus - no. 60, 71, 96, 115 (buses stop at the park's gate) and Air-conditioned buses no. 168, 519 (buses stop at the park's gate)
Opening Hours Daily from 10:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Admission Adult 900 Baht, Child 750 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2919 7200

25Nanta Show in Bangkok

Location : RCA Plaza Building, Rama 9 Rd. Nanta Show Nanta Show is the world best comedy musical show, which was successful story in Broadway in New York since 1999. Cookin' Nanta Show conveys the message through the body Acting, facial expression, and music rhythms. Then, no matter where in the world you are from, you can enjoy the show. Nanta story contain kitchen happening and performers make amazing live sound with kitchen utilities with power & comic performance.

How to get there
Nanta Show is located at RCA Plaza Building. Free shuttle service from MRT Petchaburi must be required in advance.
Pick up time: 07.30 pm. (MRT to Nanta Theatre)
Drop off time: 09.30 pm. (Nanta Theatre to MRT)
Opening Hours Daily 20:00 pm. (close every first Monday of the month)
Admission Royal seat (VIP) 1,300 Baht and Standard Seat 1,100 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Seats 500
Contact Tel. 0 2641 4407-9

26 Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Location : Kamphaengphet 6 Road, Chatuchak Nanta Show MOCA BANGKOK displays the work of art inspired by traditional Thai artwork and also the work that has been influenced by Western artistic styles and techniques. Over 800 works selected from Boonchai’s private collection are exhibited in the 20,000 square meters of well-lit open space. The artwork exhibit stands as a statement of Thai creativity, religious beliefs, and thought processes. The permanent collection comprises a large quantity of what is considered to be the best work of Thai artists and a testament to its overall quality. Thus, MOCA BANGKOK provides an insightful view into Thailand and its people.

How to get there
1. BTS - Take "Mo Chit" exit then transit to public transportation or taxi.
2. MRT - Take "Paholyothin" exit then transit to public transportation or taxi.
3. Bus - number 29, 52, 69, 134, 187, 191, 504, 510, 555
4. Car - From Vibhavadi-Rangsit Rd. heading north, turn left at Wat Samien Naree temple, then turn right and drive along with the railway (local road), passing one traffic light. MOCA is on your left
Opening Hours Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 - 17.00 hrs. All year.
Saturday – Sunday from 11.00-18.00 hrs. (Closed on Mondays)
Admission Adults 180 Baht
Student With ID 80 Baht * Up to Bachelor degree * For age 15 yrs. and above
Contact Tel. 0 2016 5666

1 Wat Arun - Temple of the Dawn

Location : The Chao Phraya Riverside Wat Arun Wat Arun known as the temple of dawn located on the Chao Phraya riverside which the temple was built during the Ayutthaya period and was originally called Wat Makok after the name of the local village Tambol Bangmakok. It means "Village of Olives". Wat Arun gets its name from Aruna, the Indian god of the dawn, hence its common name The Temple of Dawn. The location of the temple is in the area that used to be occupied by the palace of King Taksin who re-established the Siamese Kingdom after the fall of Ayuttaya more than two hundred years ago. The main Buddha image is believed to have been designed by King Rama II. Wat Arun, often called The Temple of Dawn, is one of the most remarkable visual identities of Bangkok. The imposing Khmer-style prang or tower is 67 metres tall and decorated with bits of porcelain that was used as ballast by boats coming from China. It is surrounded by four smaller prangs.

Construction of the prangs were started by King Rama II and completed by King Rama II.The central balcony is an ideal spot for looking across the river to The Grand Palace and The Temple of The Emerald Buddha. Each year at the end of the three-month lent period for Buddhist monks, H. M. The King or his appointed representative travels down river in a Royal Barge Procession to present new robes to the monks. This ceremony is called Royal Tod Kathin.

How to get there
By Bus - no. 19, 57, and 83
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Admission 50 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2891 1149

2 Wat Phra Kaew - Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Location : Na Phra Lan Rd., Phra Nakorn District Wat Phra Kaew Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha well known in Thai is Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram (the official name of Wat Phra Kaew), the royal monastery situated on the northwestern corner of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It houses the statue of Phra Phuttha Maha Mani Rattana Patimakon (Emerald Buddha) and is the place where significant religious ceremonies are conducted. The construction of the temple was completed in 1784 and there have been constant renovations during every reign from King Rama I to IX. The interior of the Ubosoth and the entire compound walls are decorated with mural paintings. Apart from these, other highlights within the temple include the eight stupas, Phra Si Ratana Chedi, the model of Angor Wat, etc.

This royal monastery in the precincts of the Grand Palace was one of Thailand’s first attractions introduced to the world when the tourism promotion began 50 years ago. In addition to the importance as the home of the Emerald Buddha, the architecture of various different eras is an enchanting characteristic. One of the majestic embellishments here is the world’s longest mural painting portraying the enthralling epic of Ramayana on the compound walls.

According to the Bangkok poll conducted by Bangkok University in 2010, the highest vote from tourists for their most favorite destination in Thailand went to Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram. Both local Thais and foreigners are unanimous in their opinion. The temple truly deserves 'the best of the best' tourist attraction in Thailand.

The Royal Thai Decorations and Coins Pavilion is also located within the Grand Palace compound on the right hand side before entering the palace’s inner gate. This place displays a collection of coins and other monetary exchange units used in Thailand, as well as Royal regalia.

How to get there
By BTS Sky Train - take BTS Sky Train by Silom Line to Saphan Taksin Station (or S6 Station), and go out through Exit No. 2 and then take Chao Phraya Express Boat to Ta Chang Pier and walk to the temple
Opening Hours Daily from 08:30 am. - 03:30 pm.
Admission Adult 350 Baht. The fee includes admission to Vimanmek Mansion and Sanam Chandra Palace (Nakhon Pathom)
Contact Tel. 0 2222 0094, 0 2222 6889

3 Wat Pho (Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn)

Location : Maharat Rd., Phra Nakorn District Wat Pho Wat Pho is most interesting and most famous temple in Bangkok for the golden reclining Buddha that measues 46 metres and has feet inlaid with mother-of pearl. The temple was combined history, medical science and is a center for meditation and traditional massage training. Wat Pho official name is Wat Phrachetuphon Vimon Mangkararam Ratchaworamahawihan. The temple was founded during the 16th century and in more modern times, Wat Pho has gained international recognition as a meditation centre and for the traditional Thai massage that is both practiced and taught here. Bas reliefs around one of the main buildings depict the story of the Ramakian. The walls have marble tablets describing basic anatomy and treatments. In the late afternoon, traditional medicine practitioners are there to dispense herbal mixtures. Nearby, there is a cloister where you can have a traditional Thai massage for a very small payment.

In 2008, the historic marble inscriptions in Wat Pho have been registered with UNESCO’s Memory of the World (MOW) as MOW documentary heritage for Asia and Pacific Region.

How to get there
Wat Pho is located on Sanam Chai road and Maharaj road next to the Grand Palace.
  1. By Bus - no. 1, 3, 12, 25, 44, 47, 53, 60, 82, 91, 501, and 508
  2. By Boat - Chao phraya Express Boat, get off at Tha Chang pier, Tha Tien Pier or Pak Klong Talad Pier, then walk through Thai Wang Road entrance
Opening Hours Daily from 08:30 am. - 06:00 pm.
Admission 100 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2222 1969, Thai Massage School: 0 2221 3686, 0 2622 3550-3

4 Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing

Location : Bamrung Mueang Rd., Phra Nakorn District Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing Wat Suthat or well-known as Wat Suthat Thep Wararam is one of the first-class Royal temples which you can see the beautiful of Giant Swing view. The temple situated almost in the center of old Bangkok and the surrounding area is also worth exploring as there are many shops selling religious items.

The building of the temple was commissioned by King Rama I, the founder of Bangkok, in 1807. Its location in the center of Rattanakosin Island. This was in keeping with the Buddhist belief that it is like Mount Phra Sumeru being the center of the universe. Phra Sri Sakayamunee, the principal Buddha image, was moved from Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai to be placed in Phra Wihan Luang in Wat Suthat in 1808. Wat Suthat is surrounded by an impressive wall 1.94 metres high and 0.85 metres thick. There are a total of 15 doorways leading into the temple compound. Within the temple grounds the most important building is the Phra Wihan Luang which is the Royal Temple. The mural paintings, covering all the interior walls are some of the finest to be seen anywhere. Each has stone inscriptions describing the pictures.

Surrounding the Royal Temple is Phra Wihan Khot terrace which is really impressive with 156 Buddha statues, mostly in the seated meditative attitude called Smathi. The chapel, Phra Ubosot at Wat Suthat is possibly the most beautiful in Thailand and is also the largest measuring 72.25 metres in length and 22.60 metres in width. There are four pavilions (sala) within the compound that are elevated to the height of the temples walls. These are used for various royal functions and for viewing the previous functions at the Giant Swing in front of the temple.The annual ceremony was held up until the 1930s but was discontinued to the high fatality rate as young men tried to swing high enough to grab a sack of gold on a pole about 25 metres in the air.

How to get there
By Bus - no. 12, 15, 42, 73, 96, and 508
Opening Hours Daily from 08:30 am. - 09:00 pm.
Admission 20 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2221 4026, 0 2224 9845

5 Wat Ratchanatdaram

Location : Ratchadamnoen Klang and Mahachai Rd. Wat Ratchanatdaram Wat Ratchanatdaram was built in the reign of King Rama III in 1846 and Loha Prasat standing 36 metres high with 37 surrounding spires, is the only one of its kind left in the world. Next to the temple is the area for welcoming an important foreign guest and a memorial statue of King Rama III.

How to get there
By Bus - no. 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 39, 44, 68, 79, 503, 511, 512, and 516
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am.- 05:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 2224 8807, 0 2225 5749

6 Wat Benchamabophit

Location : Rama 5 Rd., Dusit District Wat Benchamabophit Wat Benchamabophit is known to foreigners as The Marble Temple as its exterior is clad in Carrara marble. Very talented The Prince Naris, a son of King Rama IV, designed the main building which was completed during the reign of King Rama V.

The interior crossbeams are decorated with lacquer and gold. The walls of the spacious inner courtyard are lined with a large collection of bronze Buddha images. The canal in front and to the left hand side has ornate bridges.

It is advisable to come in the early morning to see local people offering alms to the monks as they do not go outside as monks at other temple do. Stand at the main entrance to the compound and watch the pigeons take flight. If you cant be there at this time, go at sunset when the main doors are illuminated. This is another sight well worth witnessing.

How to get there
By Bus - no. 72 and 503
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Admission 20 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2281 2501, 0 2628 7947

7 Wat Saket - Temple of the Golden Mount

Location : Chakkraphatdiphong Rd., Pom Prap Sattru Pha District Wat Saket Wat Saket and the Golden Mount located on the hill of Bangkok which is of great significance for all followers of The Lord Buddha. With 320 stairs take you up to the top for panoramic views of the Rattanakosin Island.

The Golden Mount is on a man-made hill with a diameter of 500 metres and soars 100 metres to the sky. There was a small chedi on this site and after it collapsed, King Rama III commissioned the constructed of a much larger one which was completed during the reign of King Rama V.

In 1877, King Rama V brought the Buddha relic in the custody of the Royal Chakri family from the Grand Palace to the Royal Pavilion at Wat Saket. It was then enshrined in the in the pagoda on top of the Golden Mount.

Two decades later, Marquis Curzon, the British Viceroy of India, presented more Buddha relics near the Nepalese border to King Rama V. These were enshrined in a bronze pagoda in 1899 and installed on the top of the Golden Mount.

The temple, Wat Saket, was built during the reign of King Rama I and is the location for a festival each November that includes a climb to the top of the Golden Mount.

How to get there
By Bus - no. 15, 37, 47, and 49
Opening Hours Daily from 07:30 am. – 05:30 pm.
Admission 10 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact Tel. 0 2621 0576

8 Wat Mahathat Bangkok

Location : Na Phrathat Rd., Phra Nakhon District Wat Mahathat This old temple was built in the reign of King Rama I. Located on Na Phrathat Road near Thammasat University, the temple houses Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University, one of the two highest seats of Buddhist learning in Thailand and also offers meditation classes for foreigners.
Opening Hours Daily from 07:00 am. – 05:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 2222 6011, 0 2623 5613 and 0 2623 6326 (Meditation Centre)

9 Wat Ratchabophit

Location : Fuang Nakhon Rd. (near Wat Pho Fueang Nakhon Rd.), Phra Nakhon District Wat Ratchabophit The temple is located on Fuang Nakhon Road near Wat Pho. Built by King Rama V in 1869, it was in keeping with tradition that each monarch constructed a temple to mark his reign. The temple is a mixture of local and western styles, showing an awakening interest in new ideas and a desire to experiment with them. The exterior of the chapel is in the Thai style, but the interior is decorated in the European style.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. – 05:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 2222 3930, 0 2221 0904

10 Wat Thepthidaram

Location : Mahachai Rd., Phra Nakhon District Wat Thepthidaram The temple was built in the reign of King Rama III with a mixture of Chinese architectural styles. Sunthon Phu, one of Thailand's greatest poets, had resided in this temple during his monk hood from 1840-1842. His residence is now open to the public.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. – 05:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 2222 5067

11 Wat Indraviharn

Location : Wisutkasat Rd., Bang Khun Phrom District Wat Indraviharn This temple is well known for a huge standing Buddha image called Luang Pho To. The image, built in the reign of King Rama IV, is 32 meters tall and 11 meters wide. The topknot of the Buddha image contains a relic of Lord Buddha brought from Sri Lanka.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:30 am. – 08:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 2628 5550-2

12 Wat Bowon Niwet

Location : Phra Sumen Rd., Phra Nakhon District Wat Bowon Niwet This temple is located on Phra Sumen Road in the Bang Lamphu area. Built in 1829, it is the shrine-hall of Phra Phutthachinnasi, a very beautiful Buddha image which was molded in about 1357. This is one of the most important temples of Bangkok, whose one-time chief abbot was King Rama IV before he ascended the throne. King Rama IV and King Rama VII, as well as His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej had resided here during their monkshood.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. – 05:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 2281 2831-3

13 Wat Trai Mit

Location : Charoen Krung Rd., Samphanthawong District Wat Trai Mit Have you ever seen five and a half tons of goldω Wat Trai Mit, near the Bangkok Railway Station at Hua Lamphong, is home to the famous Golden Buddha which is 3 metres high.

The Golden Buddha is believed to be 700 to 800 years old as it is in the Mara attitude, typical of the Sukhothai era. It was installed at Wat Phrayakrai in the Yannawa area of Bangkok during the reign of King Rama III where it stayed until 1931.

The temple had fallen out of use and was abandoned so the Ecclesiastical Commission had it relocated at Wat Trai Mit. At this time, no one seemed to know that it was made of pure gold.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. – 05:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 2225 9775

14 Wat Ratchaburana

Location : Rama I Memorial Bridge, Chakkaphet Rd., Phra Nakhon District Wat Ratchaburana This temple is located at the foot of the Rama I Memorial Bridge on the Bangkok side. Built in the late Ayutthaya period by a Chinese merchant, it is otherwise known as Wat Liap and is one of the 3 principal temples of the capital which include Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Ratchapradit and Wat Mahathat. It had been regularly restored since the reign of King Rama I through to the reign of King Rama VII, except in the sixth reign. Some of the temples principal buildings, especially Phra Ubosot the ordination hall which houses mural paintings by Khrua In Khong, were badly damaged by bombing during World War II. The buildings were later restored to their good condition as they appear today.

How to get there
Wat Ratchaburana is located just opposite to Wat Mahathat. After visiting Wat Mahathat, tourists simply cross Naresuan road to reach it.
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 am. – 06:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 2225 1595

15 Wat Ratchapradit Sathitmahasimaram

Location : Saran Rom Park, Mahachai Rd., Phra Nakhon District Wat Ratchapradit Sathitmahasimaram Situated to the north of Saran Rom Park, the temple is relatively small and covers a total area of approximately 2 rai. It was built in the reign of King Rama IV who intended it to be a temple in the Dhammayutika Sect as well as to be one of the 3 major temples as required by an old tradition to be situated within the capital. The place was originally a royal coffee plantation in the reign of King Rama III. With his personal donation, King Rama IV bought the plantation and had a small temple constructed there, naming it Wat Ratchapradit Sathitthammayutikaram. Later, he had the name changed to Wat Ratchapradit Sathitmahasimaram. A place of interest in this temple is Phra Wihan Luang - the royal image hall - which houses mural paintings depicting The Royal Ceremonies over 12 Months and legend of the solar eclipse phenomenon.
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. – 06:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 2222 0855