Bangkok

Things to do

Discover the best things to do in Bangkok including all the top attractions and incredible sights.  There are lots of things to do in Bangkok including a visit to the Grand Palace, Khao San Road, Wat Arun Temple and more.

								
		                
  • Khao San Road
    Khao San Road
    Frequently branded as “backpackers haven” Khao San Road comprises of bars, clubs, restaurants, food vendors, massage parlours, travel agents, budget-mid range guesthouses and so much more.  A must thing to do in Bangkok, the 1km strip is a “go-to” destination for young backpackers/travellers.
    Get There
    The closest BTS Skytrain stations to Khao San Road are Siam Station, Ratchatewi Station, and National Stadium Station. The distance between Khao San Road and these three stations are about 5 kilometers so it is advised to take a taxi or tuk tuk to the strip. Taxi’s should cost around 60 THB with tuk tuk’s costing a little less – but this of course depends on traffic.
  • Wat Arun Temple
    Wat Arun Temple
    Also known as the Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun Temple is situated on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is said to be one of Bangkok’s iconic temples, not solely because of it’s stunning riverside location, but also because of it’s distinctive temples features. Entry is 100 THB to the temple and as with many Temples situated in Thailand it is a must to cover up as a respect to the religious ground.
    Get There
    Wat Arun is almost directly opposite Wat Pho, another popular temple in Bangkok, so it is very easy to get to. From Sapphan Taksin boat pier you can take a river boat that stops at pier 8. From here a small shuttle boat takes you from one side of the river to the other for only 3 THB.
  • Grand Palace
    Grand Palace
    One of Bangkok’s most visited tourist destinations, The Grand Palace is a beautiful complex of buildings which once housed Thai kings. Today the palace is used for a number of Royal rituals, state banquets and other official functions.
    Get There
    The Grand Palace is on the riverside. The closest metro station (BTS skytrain line) is Saphan Taksin station. For local boats get on the Chao Phraya Express Boat and get off at “Tha Chang” (pier N9) where you can walk (and literally follow the crowds) to the palace. The boat fare is between 10-15 THB so do not pay more and beware of potential tourist scammers in the area.
    Added by movewithdoyin
    Last updated on the 18 July 2018
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