The Grand Palace : is a place where the former kings used to live. It is a spiritual centre, a centre of Thai Art. It is the landmark of the city. The Grand Palace includes the Royal Chapel, the Royal Collection of Weapons, the Coin Pavilion, and a small museum with the artifacts from the Grand Palace. For sightseeing in Bangkok, it is the one place you must visit.
Bangkok temples : There are over 400 temples in Bangkok. The most splendid temples are the royal temples which were fully supported and renovated by the King. For instance, Wat Pho (reclining Buddha temple), Wat Aroon (temple of Dawn), Wat Trimirt (Golden Buddha temple), Wat Pukoatong (the golden mountain temple), Wat Benchamaborpit (the Marble temple) and Wat Ratchaborpit, Wat Intrararam (standing Buddha), Wat Bawornniwet and Wat Sutat Wararam.
Bangkok Canal : Bangkok is renowned as the Venice of the East. Canals in and around Bangkok are an important method of transport ation and help to facilitate communication between different areas of the city. The branching network of canals from the main Chao Phraya River still follows an old living style that leaves the modern face of Bangkok behind. The old houses, traditional Thai houses, old temples, royal barge museum and old community are the places where you can visit.
There used to be numerous Royal Palaces in and around Bangkok in the old days. Many of these royal places have now turned into government offices, universities, private residen cies and royal properties.
Thailand National Museum : located in the heart of Bangkok. The museum used to be the royal residence of te viceking.
Vimanmek mansion : owned by royal regime, which is made of golden teak wood in Victorian style, is an artistic palace worthwhile to visit. Suan Pakkad Palace is a wonderful Thai house and traditional Bible hall reassembly. National museum used to be the crown prince’s palace with numerous traditional Thai buildings.
Jim Thomson’s House : a masterpiece of modern history. It is a museum and was founded by Mr. Jim Thomson, who recalled Thai silk to become a world famous product. Bangkok Folk Museum is a place which will turn the clock back and reflect the history of Bangkok.
Prasart Museum : One of the best private museums in Bangkok . Mr. Prasart, the owner of the museum, spent many decades collecting Thai and Asian antiques. He placed all of his collection there.
Choa Por Sua Shrine : is the most famous shrine for the Chinese. The shrine attracts Thai and Asian visitors, who come to offer flowers, oil, food and fruits all day long.
Praprom Shrine at Erawan hotel was built for worship of the spirit during construction. This place is busy with Asian visitors, who come to worship the shrine with their offerings, and sometimes they hire dancers to perform traditional Thai dance.
Ta Prachan Pier is a teen and old fashioned market, such as Buddha Amulet Market. Then ext interesting area is Soa Shing Cha, where the Buddha Image is built and retail shops are located. The Baan Bath community is where handmade arm bowls are produced. Baan Mor is a lively electronic market and an old area of jewelry producers. At the Chinese Market you will be able to see the Chinese way of living, with many golden shops and Chinese restaurants around. Paklong Talad is a 24 – hour wholesale and retail market, where flowers and vegetables are for sale.
Chinatown : Chinatown or Yoawarat has the Old Chinese market and Chinese temples, which are worth while to explore. Yoawarat is a fantastic place to visit at both day time and night time. If traveling at night, most of the shops will be closed, and only food vendors will be on Yaowarat Road.
Beside sightseeing and shopping in Bangkok, there are other activities which you can do for fun during your visit. For example, you can visit Thai massage shops or spa for the relaxation of your body; you can visit Buddhist temples to study about meditation ; you can go to golfing to a nice golf club ; you can visit some elephants farm close to town ; you can visit the Theme Park (Bangkok Dream Wolrd), ancient city, crocodile farm and the zoo (Safari World). Well, spend time at Thai cooking school is also a valid option.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market : The Damnoen Saduak Floating market is situated around 109 km south of Bangkok. The Floating Market is one of the most famous tourist destination s in Thailand. It is a market on a small canal where buyers and sellers interact and exchange commodities from their paddle boat. The picture, which you may have seen in magazines and postcards, of Thai people selling their fruits and vegetables on a boat is from this market. The boats are piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables, fresh, ready-to-drink coconut juice and local food cooked from floating kitchens located right on the boat
Lampraya Floating Market : The Lampraya Floating Market is located in the Nakhorn Prathom province. It is a floating market on Nakornchaisri River. This market operates every weekend and on holidays. Many Thai tourists from the central region come here for good food, fresh vegetable and fruits. It is a scenic site that also provides a ride on a rolling boat.
Pra Phathom Chedi : This is the highest Chedi in Thailand, which was founded before the Thai nation was established. The latest renovation was conducted by King Rama IV. It is the pride of the nation and one of the supreme Buddhist buildings to which the Thai people always want to come and worship at least once in their lifetime.
Rose Garden : The Rose Garden, the home of traditional show, is located next to Nakhon Chaise River. From here, you will be able to observe the Thai ways of living within an hour. There are ordination ceremony, wedding ceremony, demonstration of Thai boxing and martial art, and dances and entertainment.
Crocodile Farm : The Crocodile Farm is home to the thousands of crocodiles raised here. Here, you will get a chance to see the talent performed by the crocodile farmers. This will include the demonstration of Thai traditional knowledge to deal with this beast , such open ing the crocodiles’ mouth , feeding them, and crocodile wrestling. The highlight of this farm is a phenomenal show about the battle by using elephant as a vehicle of the king or the high commander. This show can bring you back to the power is rule the kingdom.
Ayutthaya : the former capital city of Siam, is located to north of Bangkok. Ayutthaya was ruined by the Burmese in 1767 and today only ruined temples are left. In 1991, Ayutthaya was declared as a World Heritage Site.
Lopburi : which lies 153 km north of Bangkok , is one of the oldest capitals of the Khmers, who ruled over the area until the Thai people fought back and declared their independence. Lopburi is famous for temples which were built by the Khmers.
Kanchanaburi : The bridge over the River Kwai lies here. This bridge, which was built by World War II prisoners, was used as an invasion route by the Burmese while entering into the Thai Kingdom. The magnificent landscape and the charming beauty of the place have made Kanchana Buri an attractive tourist destination, which includes several well-known waterfalls and caves.
The most well known national park in Thailand is Khao Yai. Khao Yai enjoys the mountainous terrain surrounding the northeast plateau forming the central plain of Thailand. This park is for nature lovers, and contains abundant wildlife, refreshing waterfalls and overall serenity.