ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Where you should not miss in Bangkok?

Updated on December 13, 2014

Temple of Jade Buddha & Grand Palace

Top Attractions in Bangkok

Do you have any plan to Bangkok, Thailand? Any special places come to your mind yet. Oh never mind if you don't have any ideas about Bangkok. Let's me show you where to go and why you should visit that places. Be my guess...

In Thai know this temple as "Wat Pra Sri Satsadaram". This is the most beautiful attraction in Bangkok that you can't miss, otherwise you may feel like you are not touch the heart of Thailand. This attraction open daily in the early morning until the end of the end. If you would like to visit this place, dress up politely to show your respect to this sacred places in Thai belief. Wat Prakeaw has many great attractions like Golden Pagoda, Sacred Buddhist Scripture, Religious Wall Painting, Sacred Thai Architecture and the heart of this place is Jade Buddha. This place adjoin to the Grand Place, you can enjoy watching the King's Throne, ancient weapons and the palace decorations and architectures.

The Temple of Reclining (Wat Chetupon) or Wat Pho is the most remarkable of The most beautiful Reclining Buddha Image and Thai Massage school. This attraction is not far away from the Grand Palace. Most of tourists visit this temple to make a wish and sightseeing the Thai - Chinese arts like sacred scriptures, huge golden buddha image and make a merit by dropping a penny coin when making a wish. After browsing around the temple, then you can enjoy and relax yourself at the massage school which located in the temple area. But there are many tourists in the line waiting to use this exotic Thai massage with a very cheap price at 350 - 600 bath or $10 - 20.

The Temple of the Dawn (Wat Dawn) is an ancient temple in Thailand was built in the reign of King Taksin. This temple changed name from "Wat Cheang" to "Wat Arun" in the reign of King Rama II. Well I write too much about the history of this Temple. This temple remarkable of its Pagoda that made by a seashells and porcelain that decorated by some Chinese style. You can visit this temple easily by taking the ferry at the pier opposite to "Wat Pho or Temple of Reclining Buddha" across Chao Praya River. The fee is only 5 bath approximately.

There is only place that you can find good seafood with affordable price at Yaowarat Street or China Town. You may surprise when see the seafood restaurants at the sidewalk. You may think that is the seafood hygienic enough. My answer is "Yes, it is." The food is good and safe enough to eat but I would not recommend you to have fresh seafood like fresh oysters, clams or other uncooked foods. As you know the restaurants place at the roadside, so there are a lot of pollution especially car emission can cause diarrhea. Anyway, there are many choices for you to choose as well - air conditioning seafood restaurant or open-air seafood restaurants around the corner. You will love shark fin soup in the clay pot, stream crabs, fresh lobsters, big prawns and or famous menu - Tum Yum Kung. You also can enjoy sidewalk shopping after great dinner, LOL.

  • Jatujak Market(or JJ Market)

My friends who visit bangkok crazy for this market, they're never ever miss this place whenever they come (They means females friends, LOL). If you love bargaining and cheap products, JJ market will never lets you down. JJ is a weekend market that open only Saturday - Sunday. You can find fashion cloths, fashion shoes, pets, souvenirs, furniture and even exotic Thai food here. If you come to JJ market, don't forget to bring a huge bag with you. One big bag is never enough.

Frankly, I don't want to recommend this place to you but it's a real night life in Bangkok, anyway. Patpong known as the night market where there are many coffee shops, massages and spas and bars around this area. Tourists enjoy visiting this place because they can find some interesting activities or have exciting experience over here. So let's find out.

If you travel with your partner or couple traveler. Chao Praya cruise is considered one of the most romantic place for couple. The cruise will depart from River City Pier in every evening and return to the same origin. There are high quality foods serve on the cruise with romantic atmosphere. You and your partner or friends will enjoy having dinner under the candle light, soft and sweet music, night scenes along the Chao Praya river. Couple don't miss it!!

The main reason I recommend this restaurant as an alternative choice for couple who don't like the cruise. Sirocco is the highest restaurant located on top of Le Bau or State Tower building on Silom Road. You can enjoy dinner with a warm atmosphere under the dome and or open air table with the night view of Bangkok. If you just want to see only the view of Bangkok, you can purchase a ticket only 500 baht or $15 - 20 approximately. I'm not really sure that the restaurant offer welcome drink or not. Once I've been there, I saw many couples have a sweet moment together over there. I guarantee that you will love this place because it makes you feel like almost touching the stars.

  • Branded Lovers don't miss Siam Paragon, Central World, Siam Discovery, MBK, Kasorn Plaza or other shopping centers at Ratchaprasong area. Chinese and Japanese tourist don't forget to visit 4-faces Buddha at Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel. You will get what you ask for.

After you come here Bangkok, Thailand, you will change your perception on this country - prostitue country is totally bad reputation for this beautiful country and people. This article delicates to my country with love!! :-)

Sirocco, Le Bau

If Singapore has Marina Bay Sand, Thailand has Sirocco that provides you superior service quality even Marina Bay Sand cannot defeat. (Sound arrogrant, isn't it. LOL)
If Singapore has Marina Bay Sand, Thailand has Sirocco that provides you superior service quality even Marina Bay Sand cannot defeat. (Sound arrogrant, isn't it. LOL) | Source

Temple of Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho or Wat Chetupon)


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      sondang malau 

      6 years ago


    • kesinee profile imageAUTHOR

      Sranunta Lamduan 

      7 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Hi Prisana,

      Thank you for sharing the best time to go up Sirocco. It must be great to see the sunset overthere. :-)

    • Prisana profile image

      Prisana Nuechterlein 

      7 years ago from Thailand and Colorado

      Hi Kesinee,

      Excellent list of places to see in Bangkok. I love the view from Sirocco, but not the prices! I didn't eat there but the drinks cost a fortune. If you want to splurge, the best time to go up there is about an hour before sunset. I am eagerly awaiting your list of great restaurants in Bangkok!

    • kesinee profile imageAUTHOR

      Sranunta Lamduan 

      7 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Hi Hafeezrm and Peter, you're most welcome to Bangkok again in the near future.

      @Hafeezrm, Sirocco is a restaurant on top of LeBua or State Tower where you should not miss in your next visit to Bangkok. It's not expensive if you will go up there without dinner at its restaurant. The ticket is around 500 - 700 baht approximately, and you probably get one free welcome drink. Optional top high restaurant is at Baiyok Tower. ;-)

      Anyway, if you need more information about Bangkok, please feel free to ask me because I'm willing to let you have further.

    • hafeezrm profile image


      7 years ago from Pakistan

      I have been to Bangkok many a times and can vouch for what you have described. However,I never went to Sirocco. Either it is something new or too costly but certainly would see it on my next visit probably in December this year.

    • PETER LUMETTA profile image


      7 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      Hi kesinee, I live in Bangkok and think you hit the highlights. Good choices, and of course there are many more. Thanks for the rundown.


    • kesinee profile imageAUTHOR

      Sranunta Lamduan 

      7 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Hi Apostle Jack, in each country has black and white like a coin has 2 sides. There are many negative reputations on Bangkok as well as beautiful and unique cultures presented in this hub. I prefer to hearing a positive feedback from tourists or foreigners who visit Bangkok or Thailand. Hope one day you will comes to this country.

    • Apostle Jack profile image

      Apostle Jack 

      7 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      Thanks for sharing.It is a most wonderful place to see,seemingly above the world.

    • kesinee profile imageAUTHOR

      Sranunta Lamduan 

      7 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Thank you nifty. You are most welcome to Bangkok. I hope you will have an opportunity to visit this city one day. :-)

    • nifty@50 profile image


      7 years ago

      Looks like a fascinating place to visit. A very beautiful and informative hub!

    • kesinee profile imageAUTHOR

      Sranunta Lamduan 

      7 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Hi Cheeky Girl, i hope you will visit Bangkok oneday. There are many beautiful places like Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui, Trang, Meahongson etc in TH that you can miss & you will love it eventually. // kesinee :-)

    • Cheeky Girl profile image

      Cassandra Mantis 

      7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Wow, what a great hub! Thailand is a magical country! I will be checking out more of your hubs too! Thanks for the follow, kesinee. :)

    • kesinee profile imageAUTHOR

      Sranunta Lamduan 

      7 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Thank you so much prasetio30. You are so sweet. :-)

    • prasetio30 profile image


      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Excellent and very well written about many beautiful places in Bangkok. You are great tourism ambassador. Nice review and I give my vote to you. Thanks for writing this. Vote up. God bless you.

      Love and peace,

    • kesinee profile imageAUTHOR

      Sranunta Lamduan 

      7 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Hi Eiddwen, Thank you for your compliment

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, kesinee. Your have hit most of the highlights in Bangkok with your article. I would only add that that weekend market is unbelievable - so many vendors and so much "stuff" for sale. The Floating Market for sure and the spot along the river where the King keeps his royal barges. And the Night Market in Chiang Mai if tourists get that far. And riding on an elephant - that was a spectacle. Me, not the elephant.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      7 years ago from Wales

      Another of my favourite hub ie Travelling and foreign places.

      A very well presented and informative hub.

      Thanks for sharing and take care,


    • kesinee profile imageAUTHOR

      Sranunta Lamduan 

      7 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Thank you drbj, most of the places in my article based on my friends & self experience. So which places do you think I should add on my article? Floating market or hi-class pubs, restaurants etc. Your comments value to my writing skill. :-) I bet you love my country, don't you./ kesinee

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      You can't tell me enough about interesting places in Thailand, kesinee. I have visited Bangkok four times and God willing, hope to visit there again. Fascinating, enchanting place with beautiful people.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)