Tourist attractions in Bangkok are indeed very numerous, so it requires a lot of time to explore everything. Here are five tourist attractions in Bangkok you should visit.
1. Wat Arun, the Oldest Buddhist Temple in Bangkok
Wat Arun is the first place you must visit. This oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok has beautiful architecture. Almost all of the walls are decorated with colorful porcelain and ceramics from China. It is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, which makes this temple visit-able by boat. The best time to visit this temple is in the morning or at sunset when the sun beautifully illuminates Wat Arun.
2. Seeing the Sleeping Buddha Statue at Wat Pho
At Wat Pho, there is an iconic Buddha statue. The residents and tourists call it the Reclining Buddha. The statue is called so because it represents the position of the sleeping Buddha. Reclining Buddha is the longest Buddha statue in Thailand, measuring 15 meters high and 46 meters long.
Not far from Wat Pho, there is one hotel that you can book, the Hotel Bangkok Ibis Styles Ratchada. The hotel has many room choices, ranging from Standard rooms, Superior Rooms, Triple Rooms, and Family Rooms. Ibis Styles Ratchada can be your choice for a place to stay during your vacation in Bangkok.
3. Royal Grand Palace
When you first see the Royal Grand Palace in Bangkok, the visitors’ first impression will be about the vast area of the palace. At the entrance, you will immediately see a crowd of tourists who want to come in. Bangkok tourist attractions are indeed a favorite, so you should go early to avoid jostling with other visitors.
Royal Grand Palace is the home to kings in Thailand. In this region, there are various kinds of historic buildings. It is closed to the public, but visitors can still take pictures in the palace courtyard.
4. Seeing the Buddha Statue at Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew looks luxurious and majestic because the building is coated in gold. In this temple, you can also see the most sacred Buddha statue in Thailand, the Emerald Buddha. This temple is open to the public and is always crowded, both for visitors who want to take pictures or worshiping activities. In this historical temple, there are many paintings or drawings about Thailand’s history. There is also a replica of Angkor Wat Cambodia.
5. Bangkok Art & Culture Center
If you are bored seeing temples and statues, you can visit the Bangkok Art & Culture Center to see a variety of contemporary art from Thai and international artists. Besides painting, you can also see various collections of sculpture, music, theater, and film.