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Places to visit in Bangkok

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What to see in Bangkok

People say that Bangkok never sleeps and it is true ! Here is a small list of things to see in Bangkok with the places to visit absolutely like Wat Phra Kaew attached to the Grand Palais, their neighborWat Pho and its magnificent reclining Buddha and Wat Arun on the other bank of Chao Phraya river. i advice you to use the subway and Chao Praya Express boats to get there. And to discover another facet of Bangkok, I recommend you to go discover the klongs. On the weekends id possible when floating markets take place.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Bangkok or from Bangkok. Click here to see them.

Must-visits in Bangkok


Wat Pho

My opinion :
Very pleasant in the late afternoon, just opposite to the Wat Phra Kaew, it is famous for its huge reclining Buddha.

Wat Arun

My opinion :
or Temple of Dawn on the other side of the river in front of Wat Po. The crossing by tray boat is very cheap (3 bahts)

The klongs

My opinion :
These small canals going through Bangkok take you rto a completly different setting : very quiet, rural, almost out of time. You really have the the impression of having left the city.

Wat Phra Kaew

My opinion :
and its many buildings with gilding and refined decorations. No entry after 15:30 is possible. Try schedule the visit in the morning to be sure.

Great Palace

My opinion :
royal residence which is now used only for ceremonies. It is right next to Wat Phra Keo

Golden Mountain

My opinion :
which offers a beautiful view of the city and where you can see the contrast between modernity and the more fragile houses.

Klong Lat Mayom Floating Market

My opinion :
This small floating market on the immediate outskirts of Bangkok is open on weekends only and is a nice place to visit to discover the life on the canals of the Thai capital city. Collective or private boat tours leave. I advise you to combine your visit with a tour on the klongs (canals).
My opinion :
At the top of the Mahanakhon Tower, on the 78th floor, culminating at over 300 meters, it offers the highest and most impressive view over the Thai capital city. Its part with its glass floor above the void is not for those who are subject to vertigo.

Wat Pak Nam Phasi Charoen

My opinion :
This temple, not yet very known to foreign tourists, already attracted some of them thanks to the superb colored vault of its chedi, but it should attract many more once its large Buddha image will be completed.
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Other visits suggestions in Bangkok

  • National Museum
    where you can discover the masterpieces of thai art.
  • Royal Barges Museum
    which houses eight traditional boats decorated.

Tours in Bangkok and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality.

bangkok: luxury buffet dinner cruise with live music

Bangkok: Luxury Buffet Dinner Cruise With Live Music

Offered in Englishenglish guide
End your day in bangkok with a luxury dinner cruise with your loved ones enjoying live music right on the Chao Phraya River. Savor delicious Thai and international cuisine as well as fresh seafood.

bangkok classical bicycle tour
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Bangkok Classical Bicycle Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Discover the unknown Bangkok on a 3-hour bicycle tour that explores Chinatown and the Chao Praya River. Cross the river by pedestrian ferry and continue through backstreets discovering shop houses and the historic neighborhood of Thonburi.

day cycling tour in unseen bangkok and bang krachao
Amazing Bangkok Cyclist

Day cycling tour in unseen Bangkok and Bang Krachao

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Discover Bangkok's small streets and communities and cycle in the Green Lung, a small haven of nature in the Thai capital. This bike tour will make you discover an unseen Bangkok.

bangkok week-end tour with floating market
Amazing Bangkok Cyclist

Bangkok week-end tour with floating market

Offered in Englishenglish guide
The ABC Amazing Bangkok Cyclist weekend / floating market tour we will give you the fullest experience Bangkok has to offer and a unique insight into the lifestyles of the local people living in Bangkok.

from bangkok: damnoen saduak floating market tour

From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market from Bangkok. Experience the colorful scene of vendors selling products from their boats. Enjoy a paddle boat ride around the market. Try some authentic Thai food.

bangkok: 2-hour wonderful pearl candle light dinner cruise

Bangkok: 2-Hour Wonderful Pearl Candle Light Dinner Cruise

Offered in Englishenglish guide
End your evening with a luxury meal on a cruise along the remarkable Chao Phraya River. See Bangkok's beautiful landmarks by night. Watch the traditional Thai dance or listen to live jazz and pop music on the 360-degree deck.

morning cycling tour in unseen bangkok and bang krachao
Amazing Bangkok Cyclist

Morning cycling tour in unseen Bangkok and bang Krachao

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Discover hidden districts and backstreets of Bangkok, and cycle to meet the real local life in the Thai capital. You will also go to Bangkok(s Green Lung.

chilling by the bangkok khlong tour
Bangkok Funride

Chilling By The Bangkok Khlong Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Discover the local life on the banks of Bangkok's small canals that are called the ''klongs''. There you're almost back in the past when klongs were the main way of transport in Bangkok. The rural atmosphere really contrasts with the tumult of the Thai capital city. This tour is offered on electric scooters.

visit bang krachao on a e-scooter
Bangkok Funride

Visit Bang Krachao on a e-scooter

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Discover Bang Krachao, a small haven of nature located right next to the great megalopolis that Bangkok is. Ride an e-scooter on the small raised cement paths through nature and houses for an exotic and relaxing 1 day tour.

visit koh kret island
Bangkok Funride

Visit Koh Kret island

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Discover the small island of Koh Kret and its community of potters. Located on the Chao Phraya River, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Ko Kret offers a pleasant and exotic getaway from Bangkok and its permanent tumult.

bangkok: 3 must visit temples and market walking tour

Bangkok: 3 must visit Temples and Market Walking Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical heritage of Bangkok by visiting the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple, Reclining Buddha Temple, local markets, and Wat Arun. Trip with a local tour guide.

chef-designed bangkok food tour

Chef-Designed Bangkok Food Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
This Thai Food Tour concocted by a Chef from Bangkok will take you to discover the flavors and diversity of Thai cuisine. Thai Street Food but also Thai popular restaurants. ''Delicious ''will be the word you will say the most during this tour!

michelin guide street food tour by tuk tuk in bangkok

Michelin Guide Street Food Tour by Tuk Tuk in Bangkok

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Explore Bangkok's bustling Chinatown by Tuk Tuk to savor food from street stalls recommended in the Michelin Guide. Learn more about the stalls you visit from your informative guide.

king power mahanakhon skywalk discounted admission ticket

King Power MahaNakhon SkyWalk Discounted Admission Ticket

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Get a discount price to Mahanakhon SkyWalk that offers spectacular views over Bangkok. Walk across one of the world's largest glass floors and scope 360-degree panoramic views of Bangkok from Thailand’s highest observation deck.

afternoon bike tour in unseen bangkok and bang krachao
Amazing Bangkok Cyclist

Afternoon bike tour in unseen Bangkok and Bang Krachao

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Discover Bangkok's small streets and local communities and go to its Green Lung, a large piece of nature almost in the heart of the city. An exotic bike ride that will show you another image of Bangkok.

bangkok classic & historic tour
Bangkok Funride

Bangkok Classic & Historic Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Depart from Wat Arun to discover the Thonburi district, the Kundeejeen community, the Chao Phraya riverside, Buddhist and Chinese temples and a church.

bangkok old city tour
Bangkok Funride

Bangkok Old City Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Discover the soul of the old Rattanakosin island in Bangkok by riding a escooter through the hidden alleys along the canals near Wat Saket (Golden Mountain), the Phra Athit fort and the Chao Phraya river, to then end the visit by the famous Khao San Road.

explore the temples on thai baht coins in bangkok

Explore the Temples on Thai Baht Coins in Bangkok

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Flip the coins together with us, and let's discover more behind the temples on our coins! These remarkable temples are some of Bangkok's most historically significant, and it's all the more better when you can learn about them from our Local Experts!

khlong lat mayom floating market tour: food & paddle boat ride

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market Tour: Food & Paddle Boat Ride

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Private Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market tour, you'll get the experience one of Bangkok's most authentic floating markets and a foodie's paradise at the same time. Take a paddle boat ride along the leafy canal at the back of locals' houses. Shop fresh produce from local boat vendors. Sample tasty Thai food around the market. Our Local Experts have a lot of stories to tell about this Bangkokian's favorite weekend hangout.

let's shop like a local at chatuchak weekend market

Let's Shop Like a Local at Chatuchak Weekend Market

Offered in Englishenglish guide
The popular weekend market (Chatuchak) for tourists, you will enjoy shopping and eating. Thousand of shops which many kind of products : Thai style, fantastic handcraft

bangkok tuk tuk night tour: food, markets & temples

Bangkok Tuk Tuk Night Tour: Food, Markets & Temples

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Go on a private Bangkok night Tuk Tuk tour and I'll share with you about Bangkok nightlife through a local's perspective. We'll go to local night markets and dine at a local's favorite restaurant, visit Bangkok's top temples after dark, and see the biggest flower market in Bangkok.

apprenez à cuisienr les nouilles thaïes avec un chef

Apprenez à cuisienr les nouilles thaïes avec un chef

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Le chef d'un restaurant de nouilles vous emmènera faire des emplettes dans un marché local le matin pour préparer le déjeuner ensemble ! Il vous apprendra à cuisiner une soupe de nouilles chaude à la thaïlandaise !

thonburi boat trip : explore local communities and savor delicious thai lunch

Thonburi Boat Trip : Explore Local Communities and Savor Delicious Thai Lunch

Offered in Englishenglish guide
In this trip, you will experience local culture among suburban atmosphere along the Thonburi canal. You will shop like locals at Bangkhunsri Fresh Market. Then, we will prepare and cook lunch together at my house in a local townhome community.

chinatown walking from past to present

Chinatown Walking from Past to Present

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Bangkok Chinatown has been the biggest trading district in Thailand more than 200 years. It is the place where you can see local lives during business hours, supply chain & Chinese influences through the foods & architectures in the hidden alleys.

chatuchak market shopping & happiness sharing

Chatuchak Market Shopping & Happiness Sharing

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Want to be a volunteer for a day? Come along with me and I will let you enjoy the voluntary activities that will fulfill your heart and fulfill the happiness to others.

bangkok hidden walk with a historian

Bangkok Hidden Walk with a Historian

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Thonburi was the capital city of Siam. Along this serene Thonburi canal, Kudi-Chin is the old community hidden just near the Temple of Dawn. Both places are the icon of Thonburi, and we will give them (and many more places) a visit! I am also a history teacher, so you will be getting some cool insights about this local community and the past of Thailand :)

bangkok floating market & boat ride

Bangkok Floating Market & Boat Ride

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Khlong Lat Mayom floating market is not big and crowded like Damnoen Saduak or Amphawa but really has the charm and authenticity of a local market.

alms offering & boat ride to temples

Alms Offering & Boat Ride to Temples

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Thonburi was the previous capital before Bangkok, located on the west site of Chao Phraya river. This trip will take you to see the ancient temple which brings alive back by maintaining the memories of the past and traditional ways of life. We'll also hop on a local boat rides and see what are there along the river.

chinatown street food night tour with a local

Chinatown Street Food Night Tour with a Local

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Looking to spend a great evening time with deliciously local Thai street food, this trip is for you! Enjoy a secret street food stall follow by a great dessert at Chinatown. End the night at one-and-only Thai culture bar. Definitely a must in BKK!

pottery making & chilled riverside lunch at koh kret with a local

Pottery Making & Chilled Riverside Lunch at Koh Kret with a Local

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Koh Kret is the only one island in the Chao Phraya River. Just a couple minutes taking ferry to this small island and you will be stunned with the variety of Thai local foods, desserts, fruits and snacks! Koh Kret is one of the must-visit places when you come to Thailand. The highlight here is you’re going to make your own pottery in a workshop!

thai cooking class with market tour in bangkok's biggest fresh market

Thai Cooking Class with Market Tour in Bangkok's Biggest Fresh Market

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Explore Khlong Toei, the biggest fresh market in Bangkok, to shop for daily fresh ingredients. Take Tuk-Tuk to the air-conditioned cooking class where you will be introduced to Thai exotic ingredients including rice, spices, herbs and vegetables.

half-day authentic thai cooking class with pimmy

Half-Day Authentic Thai Cooking Class with Pimmy

Offered in Englishenglish guide
With Pink Chili Thai Cooking Class, go even further in your discovery of the Thai culture by learning basics of Thai cuisine with our professional and friendly teachers. Small group, authenticity and fun guaranty.

bang krachao bike tour: green lung & adventure

Bang Krachao Bike Tour: Green Lung & Adventure

Offered in Englishenglish guide
This private Bang Krachao bike tour starts in the morning. Let's get away from Bangkok's busy streets and crowds for a day and go cycling at a large park in Bang Krachao, also known as Bangkok's Green Lung. We'll also visit an old local temple and Siamese Fighting Fish Gallery, try local food, and have a sweet time at a tree house cafe.

Tours from Bangkok

damnoen saduak and mae klong from bangkok

Damnoen Saduak and Mae Klong from Bangkok

Day trip from Bangkok to discover 2 emblematic Thai markets: the Mae Klong Railway Market, a market located on the railway, and Damnoen Saduak, the most famous floating market in Thailand.

visit the largest buddha sculpture and enjoy cooking at local shrimp farm
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Visit the Largest Buddha Sculpture and Enjoy Cooking at Local Shrimp Farm

Learn how do shrimp farm and enjoy cooking class with fresh shrimp and fish menus. Take the paddle boat to see local life and Lotus farm. Moreover, you will have a chance to pray the largest Buddha sculpture in the world.

visit ayutthaya & ang thong: two ancient cities in one day
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Visit Ayutthaya & Ang Thong: Two Ancient Cities in One Day

You will see the main ancien temples in Ayutthaya historical park and the biggest Buddha image in Thailand in Ang Thong.

explore ayutthaya with a history teacher
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Explore Ayutthaya with a History Teacher

Join the trip with me for exploring Ayutthaya both the Glory and their way of life which relates to the water, the temple and the wood house through the woven carp center, the historical study center, 3 old temples and taking the boat to survey the city.

ratchaburi from bkk: limestone cave, hot spring & lunch
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Ratchaburi from BKK: Limestone Cave, Hot Spring & Lunch

Explore the cave, taste the yummy food, put your tired feet in the hot pool and make you own wool from candle.

Places to see elsewhere in Thailand

Amphawa Chaipattananurak Foundation

amphawa chaipattananurak foundation

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Chiang Khan Skywalk

chiang khan skywalk

Open since the end of 2020, this glass footbridge which culminates at 80 meters on the banks of the Mekong River has quickly become a very popular attraction with Thais. It is half an hour's drive...

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Amphawa Floating Market

amphawa floating market

Amphawa is 9 km away from Samut Songkhram. It is really easy to go discover its floating market. It takes place from Friday to Sunday at noon and is particularly interesting to see at night. At...

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Wat Niwet Thammaprawat

wat niwet thammaprawat

This temple located in Bang Pa In 25 kilometers in the South from Ayutthaya is unique and surprising for two reasons: it is a Buddhist temple with a neo-Gothic church architecture and the way to...

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