Bang Krachao is a green, scarcely inhabited island on the Chao Praya River in southern Bangkok. Despite being situated close to downtown Bangkok, this island is a great contrast to the rest of the city. It's calm and green, consisting mostly of forests and farmland, while the inhabited areas of the island resemble a quiet fisherman's village.
Khaosan Road is one of Bangkok's famous party and entertainment areas and is well known for being a mecca for Western backpackers since several decades.
This places distinguishes from other party destinations in Bangkok in such, that people can show up here in their casual dress and don't need to care about status. There are no uptied people around here.
Kho Kret is an island on the Chao Praya river in Nonthaburi, Bangkok's northern suburb. Being a great contrast to Bangkok's hustle and bustle, this island is more like an idyllic, traditional fisherman's village. It's a green spot on the map and an ideal place to take a breath and rest your head.
Asiatique "The Riverfront" is a modern night market & dining place located at the Chao Praya river. Dating back to 1907, the docks and warehouses that can be seen at Asiatique today, were used by the East Asiatic Company as a trading and shipping hub. In 1954 the company ceased its operations and the site became obsolete and abandoned for many years.
Ratchada Night Market that is also known as Rodfai Night Market or Train Night Market, is a very popular night market, located at Bangkok's Ratchada District. Covering a large area, this place has numerous food stalls, pubs, salons and vendors selling clothes and accessoirs.
Wat Pho is an impressive, large temple complex located on Rattanakosin Island, south of the Grand Palace. Being one of the oldest and largest temple compounds in the city, this place is home to the popular Golden Reclining Buddha, a 46 m long Buddha statue 'laying' in a special hall.
Dusit Palace (also known as Suan Dusit) is a large compound consisting of royal palaces, mansions, throne halls and several museums. Home to the deceased King Bhumibol Aduljadeh and his wife Queen Sirikitt, this site plays an important role to the royal family and is one of the main landmarks of Bangkok.
The Jim Thompson House is a unique museum in Bangkok's Phatumwan District – not far from MBK Mall. It’s the former residence of ex-OSS agent (Office of Strategic Services - predecessor of the CIA), businessman and art-collector Jim Thompson, who played an important role in reviving Thailand’s silk industry.
Bangkok is a vibrant and culturally diverse city that emerged from a small fisherman's village to a world metropole. Also known as the "City of Angels" , this metropole is home to numerous sightseeing spots worth visiting. Here is a list of the top 19 attractions and places to visit in Bangkok.