The capital of Thailand, Bangkok, is one of the highly visited cities. Bangkok is a vibrant city having beautiful skyscrapers, temples, market places and shopping malls. If you are planning to take a visit to Bangkok, and if you want to know the best places to visit in the capital city, please have a look at the 7 places to visit in Bangkok

  • Chatuchak Weekend Market

It is the biggest market in Thailand. This market has eight thousands shops selling household items, ceramics, books, clothes, antiques, dishes & drinks, home decor items, footwear, pets, and sportswear. In case you do not have a plan to buy, just go there to see the extraordinary and unique collection of stalls.

  • Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew

Grand Palace is basically a complex of stunning buildings covering 218,400 square meters in the centre of the capital city.  The palace is for hosting official happenings, state ceremonies and royal rituals.

Wat Phra Kaew or The Temple of Emerald Buddha is Thailand’s most significant, religious and a grand temple placed inside the walls of the palace. The palace was home of Thai Kings and comprises many temples, homes & government offices and now is the most popular attraction in the city.

  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

The market is famous for vegetables and fresh and exotic fruits like pomelo, dragon fruit, Pitaya, oranges, grapes, onions, bananas and more. Hollywood movies like James Bond Series: The Man with Golden Gun and Bangkok Dangerous were shot here. The speciality of the market is that the vending and buying of fruits and vegetable is done while boating.

  • Rajadamnern Stadium

Rajadamnern Stadium is basically an arena for Thai boxing or Muay Thai. The stadium hosts Thai boxing or Muay Thai fights on every Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The stadium is famous for hosting fights and gambling.

  • Wat Pho

Wat Pho is the biggest temple in the city, and inhabits the 46 meter / 22-acre long statue of reclining Buddha. The temple is recognized as the source of Thai massage which is as of today instructed and applied here. Here a standard message values approximately 250 Baht. If you want to learn Thai message, please take admission in 10 days massage course offered here.

  • Erawan Shrine

Erawan shrine is a Hindu temple constructed in 1956. The Shrine occupies a statue of Phra Phrom / Lord Brahma.  The shrine was made in the praise of Lord Brahma and his elephant named Erawan and now is a famous worship attraction featuring traditional dance performances by local Thai dance groups. The traditional dances are done in open air.

  • Thewet market

Thewet market is a colourful market famous for offering fish, flowers, plants, pottery, vegetables, and Thai cuisine dishes. It is one of leading plant and garden markets in the city. But, there are additional markets in the area, comprising a flower market, a vegetable market and a fish market. Here you can buy fresh fishes, beautiful flowers, and vegetables.