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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)

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      sondang malau 

      6 years ago

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    • 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. :-)

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      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.

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      hafeezrm 

      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.

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      PETER LUMETTA 

      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.

      Peter

    • 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.

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      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. :-)

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      nifty@50 

      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 :-)

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      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. :-)

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      prasetio30 

      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

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      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.

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      Eiddwen 

      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,

      Eiddwen.

    • 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

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      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.

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