Bangkok, Thailand. Attractions, photos, description, what to see in 1-2 days

The capital of Thailand is saturated with the opposites as well as other megalopolises: the rigging skyscrapers are adjacent to the Buddhist temples and dirty markets. To make their own impression of Bangkok and immerse itself in the history of the country, which, unlike other Asian states, has never been colonial, local attractions should be visited.

Aquarium SIAM Ocean World

Thailand offers guests to plunge into the underwater world in an aquarium located in the center of Bangkok right away from the subway. The station is called the National Stadium, which is also one of the sights of the city.

The exposure itself consists of several interconnected rooms in which:

  • oceanic tunnel. On the left, on the right, and even above the head of tourists float a variety of sea creatures, which allows you to consider them in the smallest details. Fish living in a hot climate is distinguished by large sizes and bright colors, and watching them - a pleasure.
  • Coral reef. Hundreds of fish species, including fish-clowns, fish-parrots and butterfly fish. Along with them there are predatory morays, which are hiding in the depths of the reef, waiting for the moment to attack.
  • Rocky cave. Here visitors can observe the life of Galapagos Penguins. Unlike his fellow, in nature, they live just a few kilometers from the equator, so the high temperature and humidity supported in this part of the aquarium are not surprising.

  • Walk with sharks. Interactive stands allow you to learn more about the aquarium sharks. You can watch them there.

Wat Ratchandad

Bangkok, (Thailand) of whose attractions are affected by the imagination, has many temples. One of them called Wat Ratchandad is in the old town, almost at the foot of the Golden Mountain.

For three centuries BC, another (Ceylon) temple was located in this place. And the construction of Wat Ratchandadda began in 1876. The initiator was the king of Rama III. What is interesting, architects and historians believe that this building reflects the characteristic features of the ruler itself: strict straight lines demonstrate its masculinity.

When in 1902. The construction was completed, Rama III called his temple (translated from Thai) "Royal Niece". By name it is clear that the construction has become a gift to his niece.

Loch Parsat, one of the buildings of the complex, is known as the only temple erected from the metal. Outside the Temple of 36 m high. Decorated with 37 spiers that send visitors to the number of virtues standing on a long way to enlightenment.

Inside five towers combines a kind of labyrinth, which leads to premises for meditation. The temple decoration is the statue of Buddha, cast out of copper. On the territory outside you can find many Buddhist souvenir shops selling amulets attracting love, good luck and health.

The following is a detailed table, which will help choose a suitable transport type:

Transport name Cost Time in Details
Tuk-Tuk25 bahtdepending on the distance
taxi23 bahtdepending From distancethe most comfortable way.
Bus6 BATDepending on the distancethe cheapest way. The desired route numbers: No. 159, 5, 8, 37, 56, 27
Boat12 baht14 minBoat stop is located near Pratum Market. The required route is Gold Line.

Wat Saket on the Golden Mountain

Bangkok, (Thailand) whose sights attract many tourists, is a rather noisy and crowded city. If you want to take a break from crowded places and enjoy the view from a bird's eye view, Wat Saket is the best option.

Before the skyscrapers filled the city, the Golden Mountain was the highest point on the ground. Despite the fact that she has already lost this status, the view from her is still mesmerizing. But, unfortunately, you will not be able to admire the city at night - the temple closes for visits at 17:30.

300 steps lead to the temple. To the side of the stairs are figurines, artificial waterfalls, and an endless jungle with its thick green leaves. And at the very end, tourists are waiting for bells, which everyone can ring and make a wish. In several places along the way there are cafes where you can rest for those who have difficulty climbing.

Inside there are no shrines that are very significant for the Thais themselves, but this place is striking in completely different ways. Even in the hottest weather, a cool wind blows on the top of the mountain. If the temperature gets too high, you can hide from the scorching sun in a building and look out the window at Bangkok, a combination of traditional buildings and soaring skyscrapers.

To get to the temple, all buses going to Khaosan Road will fit: No. 2, 59, 157, 171, 201, 509, 511. Tuk-tuk and taxis are also among the best options.

The Royal Palace in Bangkok

The Grand Royal Palace is considered to be the most famous monument of Bangkok. The creator of this palace is usually called Rama I. In 1782, the construction process began, and since then each new ruler has added something of his own to the building to go down in history.

The complex is no longer intended for the royal family, but it still hosts important ceremonial events. The entrance to the royal residence and offices is closed to ordinary tourists, but the pagodas, temples, museums and galleries that are in the public domain are no less attractive and also have a long history behind them.

What you can see:

  • Emerald Buddha. Despite the beautiful name, this statue was made of jadeite. The Emerald Buddha is considered the main protector of Thailand, and many locals turn to him with their requests and prayers.
  • Chakri Maha Pasat Hall. The building combines both elements inherent in European architecture and purely Thai national symbols. The roof stands out in particular, so for the sake of a joke, the locals call him a European in a Thai hat. The guard of honor in a solemn white uniform guards the palace. For all their strictness, they are not at all opposed to taking a selfie with one of the visitors. And on weekdays, an exhibition of weapons is held here.
  • Dusit Maha Prasat Hall. The first throne room in the complex attracts tourists with a carved throne inlaid with mother-of-pearl. You can also see the bed on which Rama I once slept between work.

The best option is to get to the complex by bus. These buses follow to the Royal Palace: No. 1, 3, 9, 15, 25, 30, 32, 33, 39, 43, 44, 47, 53, 64, 80, 82, 91, 201, 203, 501, 503,508, 512.

The Marble Temple of Bangkok

Bangkok, (Thailand) whose attractions are famous for their luxury, is famous for the Marble Temple. This building was laid out from expensive Carrara marble specially brought from Italy in the 16th century.

Monks live on the temple grounds and daily services are held, Thais come here to light incense and pray. The Marble Temple holds the ashes of the one with whose name the building is associated, Rama V.

Numerous Buddha statues, which are copies of the most famous statues, can be found among the paths and gardens. There is also a place to relax and enjoy the view: gazebos are located along the river, and a little further there is a lake with turtles swimming in it.

The drums encountered along the way were intended for the monks to keep track of time. Different signals could mean getting up or hanging up, an invitation to breakfast and lunch. The temple is only closed at night. You can get there by buses number 72, 503.

Bangkok National Museum

The collection presented in this museum is considered one of the richest in all of Southeast Asia. The room it occupies was once a royal palace built in the 18th century. However, it was originally built to store valuable art objects collected by Rama IV.

3 halls reflect 3 periods of Thai history. They will show:

  • National Thai weapons.
  • Gold items.
  • Ritual masks and costumes.
  • Everyday clothes.
  • Musical instruments.

The museum is located in the historical center of the city, so it will not be a problem to get to it even on foot.

Temple of the Golden Buddha

From the mass of other temples, this one is distinguished by the statue of Buddha located inside. Cast of solid gold (or so the Thais themselves say), God weighs about 6,000 kg and is 4 meters tall. He watches visitors with pupils made of black sapphires. Since 1991, this Buddha statue has been inscribed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest and most expensive object of religious worship.

The statue survived protracted wars with Burma, although it was then in immediate danger - when raiding, opponents often went on a robbery, so the Golden Buddha was covered with plaster for disguise and transported to a monastery located in the north.

Later, many of the monasteries in this part were abandoned, and the statue ended up in Wat Trai Mit. Then no one knew about its true value, and the true composition became clear when a piece of gypsum fell off the Buddha during transportation. News of the all-gold statue quickly spread throughout Thailand, and the temple became so popular that it was renamed.

The easiest way to get to the temple in Chinatown is by subway. The nearest station is called Hua Lamphong.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Bangkok (Thailand), whose sights have a long history, conceals many secrets and cultural traditions. Wat Phra Kaew began to be built in 1782, but the statue itself was created much earlier, historians attribute it to about the 15th century. Since then, the statue has managed to acquire incredible legends.

According to the most popular version among Thais, it was found in a mortar that broke during a thunderstorm. Under the clay coating, the green layer was not noticed immediately, but only after the transportation of the Emerald Buddha to the temple. The amazed monk, seeing the green color, called the statue emerald, and this name was remembered by everyone, despite the fact that in fact it was made of jadeite.


The Buddha traveled widely throughout Thailand and even stayed for two centuries in Laos, which is next door. But in 1778 he successfully returned to his native lands to be erected in the personal temple of Chakri. To get to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, you first need to get to the complex in which it is located. This has been discussed in detail above.

Wat Pho temple complex

The complex is famous for the largest collection of Buddha images and his sleeping statue. You should visit it early in the morning, because the territory of the complex is really huge, and when exploring it, you can simply forget about time. Previously, the temple taught medicine, namely the famous Thai massage and traditional medicine of the country.

A huge statue of the Sleeping Buddha in Wat Pho Temple Complex (Bangkok, Thailand)

It is very convenient to get to this cultural monument by water. Having reached the Saphan Taksin station along the dark green line, you need to find a pier and from there go to Tha Tien. Such a pleasure will cost 15 baht.

The Temple of Dawn

It is also called the Temple of Dawn, and all because the god of dawn Arun is considered to be its patron. The building is located on the right bank of the Chao Phrai, which flows throughout Bangkok. Decorated with Chinese porcelain, the temple was for some time a haven for the already famous Emerald Buddha, and members of the royal family also lived in it.

Steep steps lead to the top of the pagoda, located at a height of 80m, overlooking the raging river. This very river gives the answer to the question of how to get to this part of the city.

Baiyoke Sky Tower

To view the city in all its glory, you need an observation deck. Two of these are located in the Bayoke Sky tower, which reaches a height of 309 m. On 85 floors there is a hotel, and many bars, cafes, and leisure halls. The skyscraper was erected in 1997 and is now considered the second tallest.

Sky Walk is located 205 m above the ground. Rotating, it allows you to view the city from all angles and sides.

Vimanmek Palace

This majestic building was erected in the early 20th century for the royal family of Rama V. life of the king, you can plunge into the then atmosphere.

Of particular interest are the reception and ballrooms, because they are the face of the palace, which means they are decorated on a grand scale and more luxuriously than the rest of the premises. It was here that the first elevator in the country was installed and successfully operated, which traveled from the first to the fourth floor.

Jim Thompson House Museum

The American architect lived in Bangkok for some time, and a whole house decorated as a museum remains in his memory. Here everything is left as it was when the premises were inhabited. In addition, this house is interesting for the personal collection of Jim Thompson.

During his life, this researcher was fond of Thai culture, she was restored by cultural monuments, therefore, respect for his person was clearly understood by the country's authorities.

Dusit Zoo

This may be unclear, but this zoo is one of the most visited places of the city. Initially, it was created as a Botanical Garden, designed to visit only members of the royal family.

Now this zoo misses more than 2 million visitors for the year. In aviaries for animals, the best conditions have been created, because this place is a guarded nature reserve and management takes care of its inhabitants.

Numerous cafes are located on the territory, as well as a whole museum telling the history of the zoo. Some animals are allowed to feed, and in a special zone they even let small children even be allowed. And the most bold can ride in elephants.

Siam Museum

This museum is relatively young - it opened in 2008, and since then in it, with the help of modern technologies, interactives are held, which makes the place attractive even for those who are not interested in stories.

In the halls of the museum, the entire Thai story from antiquity to the present day is traced. All aspects are highlighted, whether it is the development of a movie or war with Burma. Television screens offer visitors various game methods of knowledge of history, for example, you can shoot from a gun on the enemy army appearing on the screen or become a few minutes to become a trader of another country.

Museum of death in Bangkok

The exposition of the Bangkok forensic medical museum can be called ominous and frightening. If earlier the exhibition was intended for doctors, now the entrance is open to everyone who is interested in life processes and what happens to the body after death.

Disabled bodies of embryos with pronounced deviations or a killer corpse is unlikely to become a pleasant spectacle for traveling family, so it is worth thinking well before Go to this museum.

Museum Eravan

What could be the spectacular museum, on the roof of which is the giant three-headed elephant? The purpose of the construction of this building was to acquaint all foreigners with Thai culture and history, as well as remind local youth about the importance of the history of their homeland.

The three halls of the museum are told about the device of the universe from the point of view of four religions: the two branches of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity. In one of the legs of the elephant, the architect hid the screw staircase, leading up, and in another elevator, descending to the lower levels.

In the basement there is an underground world, at the level above - the world of ordinary mortals, and in the body of the elephant is presented the Buddhist paradise decorated with Buddha statues.

The National Museum of the Royal Barge

to give an idea of ​​how thai monarchs lived on a broad leg can give this museum.

In times, when boat transport was the most affordable, see the royal ships brought a little, and it was considered a happy admission. Now anyone who acquires a ticket for 100 baht can enjoy this spectacle.

Khauai National Park

Another park is located in the province, on the territory of the jungle. There, literally did not step by the leg of a person - there are no traces of his life, and Nature is absolutely wild. See exotic animals listed in the Red Book is a very rare opportunity.

Pedestrian trails are stretched by 300 km, allowing you to see:

  • elephants;
  • birds;
  • insects;
  • Reptiles;
  • dickerage;
  • Bears.

Park "Lympini"

In the heart of Bangkok, a fragrant oasis is located. Palm trees and other trees are rapidly scattered along the shores of the lake, giving a resting shadow. Even in the season, drought vegetation does not change its color, so closely followed the state of the park. Local uses long tracks for running, and on the shores are satisfied with picnics.

Route for tourists: What to visit for 1-2 days

Select a list of attractions that should be visited, depending on where the hotel is located. Also, much depends on whether the tourist travels one or with a group of compatriots.

For what excursions it is worth visiting Bangkok: Cost

Often, excursions in Bangkok includes several attractions at once. For example, historical Bangkok + the Morning Dawn temple will cost 2500 baht, and the world of Thailand safari is only 700 baht per person.

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