Top 3 places to visit in Bangkok, Thailand

Top 3 places to visit in Bangkok, Thailand

Because there are so many things to do when visiting Bangkok, it might be helpful to whittle them down by highlighting the top three places to visit when on holiday there.

Top 3 places to visit in Bangkok, Thailand

  • Both children and adults will love the Siam Ocean World Aquarium, one of the largest in all of Southeast Asia. Known also as Bangkok Sea Life Ocean World, the aquarium is located in the lowest floor of the Siam Paragon shopping mall, at 991 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan.

The aquarium houses a number of unique species, exhibits, and  offer exciting activities. Marine species include seahorses, wolf fish, alligator pipefish, penguins, turtles, sharks, a giant Pacific octopus, giant spider crabs, jellyfish and giant stingrays.

Worth experiencing, are the tropical rainforest exhibit, the shark divers, the 5D movie, the underwater ocean tunnel, and the ocean feeding boat ride.

It can get very crowded, so you might want to time your visit during the week at less popular times of the day.

  • The Grand Palace is a gorgeous complex of buildings that was the official residence of Siam’s kings since 1782. The present king, His Majesty King Rama IX, does not live there, but the buildings are still used for state functions and royal ceremonies.

The architecture is exquisite with the beautifully decorated buildings housing a treasure-trove of historical artifacts and Thai art. The entrance fee covers touring the grounds, the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha, a tour that can take the better part of a day.

Visitors, men and women, must have their legs covered. It is possible to rent appropriate garb, but you can save money and time by wearing appropriate clothing.

  • The Chao Praya River runs through the heart of the city, and offers a nice break from Bangkok’s hot and humid weather.  Tourists can take a river ferry that goes back and forth past landmarks, businesses and hotels, or hire a driver and a longboat that can take you to the exciting canals. A river cruise is recommended as the best way to see Bangkok from the water. An evening dinner cruise is a delight, with all of the temples and buildings lit up, reflecting on the water’s surface.
  • Lupini Park is a huge green area that offers respite from the bustling and noise of Bangkok. Likened to New York City’s Central Park, it is located in the heart of the main business district.

Visitors can rent boats to paddle on the manmade lake, or take a walk on the park’s 2.5-kilometer paths. There are also vendors selling food and handicrafts.

These recommended top three places to visit in Bangkok, Thailand are only the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of other interesting and important places to go in the city while on holiday, but hopefully, these suggestions will help you decide where you may want to begin your sightseeing.