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Tourist Places To Visit In Bangkok
Bangkok is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. With thousands pouring into the capital of Thailand every month, there's never a dearth of good times to be had here. With an exciting nightlife, buzzing markets and an endless option of things to do and explore, Bangkok awaits for the eager and keen tourist. Here's a list of the top tourist places you must visit during your vacation in Bangkok.
Trick 3D Museum
Also known as the ‘Art In Paradise’, this one is quite a fascinating destination in Bangkok. People are often skeptical about 3D, but all that changes as soon as they witness the illusion first hand. The artwork displayed here implores visitors to join in and participate. It’s recommended to buy tickets online to avail heavy discounts and also to bring a friend along to take pictures and spend a few hours playing make-believe with you.
Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
Located under the Siam Paragon Mall, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is home to several species of aquatic creatures making it another star attraction of South East Asia. Tourists can choose the level of interaction they want to engage in – from feeding Penguins and Otters, petting Starfish, diving with Sharks to watching a large Grouper through a 270-degree glass tunnel – whatever suits them. Children are bound to be mesmerised by the ample varieties of interactive and educational shows hosted here.
Jim Thompson’s House
An American born architect’s artistic ingenuity and his fixation with South East Asian culture caused him to go to great lengths to collect the most unique pieces of art, including wall hangings from Buddhist temples depicting the past and present lives of Buddha along with his spiritual journey to achieving enlightenment. Even the 6 authentic Thai teakwood houses comprising Jim Thompson’s residence were sent from Ayutthaya and Bangkok’s Ban Krua community. After a decade of Jim’s mysterious disappearance in 1967, his house was turned into a Museum, and his exquisite collection of artwork is still preserved as part of the art centre. Many architects today consider Jim Thompson, as being ahead of his times since the Museum’s architecture shows a harmonious blend of his western upbringing with the classic vibes of Bangkok. Today, Jim’s residence includes a restaurant, a café, and also a souvenirs boutique.
This Buddhist temple is named after the Hindu God Aruna who is said to symbolise the rising Sun’s rays. The temple’s outer surface is known to refract the first rays of the Sun every morning, hence the alternative name ‘the Temple of the Dawn’. People often reach this place early in the morning – via a boat ride through the Chao Phraya River – so as to beat the crowd, catch the Sunrise and leave early before the climate turns too hot. As the Temple’s steps are too steep, elderly tourists and individuals with joint pains are advised to skip this destination.
Thai Cooking Class With Local Market Visit
A quick master class in local cuisines with experienced chefs, after hand picking your favourite ingredients in the local produce market is something a lot of tourists are opting for these days. Inventing recipes and customising local cuisine to suit one’s taste buds while the chef patiently answers all the endless strings of questions, is something no one gets to do every day. Located near the Khao San Road, the classes last for 4 hours and you can opt for either the morning or the afternoon session.
Chao Phraya River
The Chao Phraya river gives you the chance to witness the hustle-bustle of Bangkok away from the crowd. Snaking right through the center of Bangkok, the river is a perfect spot to spend the evening. You could take one of the many ferries or could hire a long boat with its own sailor. Else, you could even go for a dinner cruise if you are looking for something more elaborate.
Built in traditional Thai architectural styles, the Dusit Palace is the largest teak wood palace in the world, built entirely out of wood. The palace served as the residence of King Rama V who used the place as a summer retreat. Come here for a breezy day. Explore the vast interiors, be in awe with the intricate details of the architecture and take a stroll in the lavish green gardens all around.