Bangkok, the capital and largest city of Thailand is as intoxicating as it is beautiful. It’s a melting jar of exotic fragrances, amazing scenes and visual delights. It's a city of infinite levels, which invites you to explore and reveal its ancient mysteries. In this series we will cover the highlights and most important tourist attractions in Bangkok, Thailand.
1. Royal Palace (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand: Monument – Bangkok)
The most famous tourist attraction in Bangkok is without doubt the Royal Palace. The complex is certainly the most impressive and grandiose area that you could visit in Thailand. Visiting the Royal Palace feels like stepping into the realm of “One Thousand and One Nights”. Despite the fact that the royal family no longer resides here, the palace still hosts various ceremonies. There is a strict dress code for visiting the palace. Shoulders, arms, knees and feet must be covered.
2. Golden Mount (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand: Mountain – Bangkok)
The Golden Mount is an 81-meter high artificial mountain, located at about 2 km south of the Khao-San-Road, with a golden Chedi on top. The Chedi comprises an artifact of Buddha, which is highly valued among Buddhists. You can climb the three hundred eighteen steps between shady trees and thick vegetation. Once you reach the top of the Golden Mount, Bangkok is at your feet and you can enjoy the amazing landscape. A large temple festival used to take place here, every year, in November.
3. Ancient City Muang Boran (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand: Open-Air museum – Samut Prakan)
Founded in the early seventies by a rich Thai man, today’s “Muang Boran” (Ancient City) is one of the world’s largest open-air museums. Here you will find 116 of Thailand’s most famous structures in their original size or reproduced at a scale of 1:3. The large grounds (80 hectares), which resemble the outline of the country, can either be reached by foot or by car. Muang Boran looks like a “shrunken Thailand”. If you have not been able to travel around Thailand completely, this provides a beautiful overview.
4. Wat Suthat (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand: Temple – Bangkok)
The Wat Suthat Buddhist temple is located right within the heart of the historic center. It is renowned for its wonderful murals, which were restored in the 1980s. King Rama I himself laid the foundation stone for this temple. In front of Wat Suthat is the Sao Ching Cha (the Giant Swing), which is regarded as the symbol of Bangkok. A ceremony honoring the Hindu god Shiva used to take place here every year.