The Top 3 Landmark Attractions in Bangkok

Known for its grand historical attractions, Bangkok is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. If you are visiting the “City of Angels” for the first time, these top three landmarks are a must-see on your travel list and can be seen in one day since they are so close in proximity — Explore, Embark and Enjoy Bangkok!

1# The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is a stunning architectural landmark built in 1782 and features several magnificent buildings including Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), that is home to a beautiful Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.

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Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok.
Phone Number: +66 2623 5500 ext.3100, +66 2224 3273
Opening Times: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Price: 500 Baht, inclusive of access to Wat Phra Kaeo, The Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion and Queen Sirikit, Museum of Textile, all located within the Grand Palace compound, and Vimanmek Mansion Museum on Ratchawithi Road. Additional 100 Baht to rent a personal audio guide in: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese or Mandarin.

How to Get There: Orange Flag Express Boat from Oriental Pier (public) N1 to Tha Chang Pier N9, and then a short walk to the Grand Palace’s main entrance.
Dress code: Casual summer wear with proper sleeved shirt /long trousers or skirt. You may rent appropriate clothing items outside the palace if you are dressed otherwise.

 

 #2 The Temple of Dawn – Wat Arun

The Wat Arun, The Temple of Dawn is considered to be the most photographed landmark in Bangkok, with a soaring 70-meter-high spire decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass and Chinese porcelain. This beautiful and unique temple is situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River (The River of Kings).

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Address: 158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai
Phone Number: +66 2891 2185
Opening Times: Monday – Sunday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Price: 50 Baht or more.

How to Get There: Orange Flag Express Boat from Oriental Pier (public) N1 to Tha Tien Pier N8, then take the ferry to cross the river.
Dress code: Casual summer wear with proper sleeved shirt / long trousers or skirt only.

 

 #3 Temple of the Reclining Buddha – Wat Pho

One of the largest and oldest temples in Bangkok features the Reclining Buddha, measuring more than 160 feet in length, as well includes extensive collections of Buddha statues, Murals of the Great Disciples and Ramakien Stone Reliefs. After seeing the majestic Wat Pho, you might be interested in relaxing. Schedule a traditional Thai massage at the school on site as a perfect way to end the day.

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Address:  2 Sanamchai Road. | Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok 10200,Thailand
Phone Number: +66 2 226 0335
Opening Times: Monday – Sunday 8:30am – 6:30pm
Price: 100 Baht for entrance fee.

How to Get There:  Orange Flag Express Boat from Oriental Pier (public) N1 to Tha Tien Pier N8.
Dress code: Casual summer wear with proper sleeved shirt / long trousers or skirt only.

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