Time is short, time is money. For those in a hurry and having no time time to spend, here is a quick overview of 7 attractions in Bangkok.
The three temples
Bangkok has hundreds of temples, but three of them stand out from the others. A trip to at least one of them is almost obligatory. Wat Phra Kaew is the main attraction in Bangkok and considered the most holiest temple of them all. It stands in a large temple complex where the Grand Palace is also located.
Not far from Wat Phra Kaew stands Wat Pho, famous for the large reclining Buddha.
Wat Arun is located on the other side of the river from Wat Phra Kaew. A short ferry ride will take you to the temple and you can climb the temple which will give you a good view over the river and surrounding area.
Siam Niramit Show
Thailand’s history and culture is depicted through dance and songs. With over 100 performances and more than 500 costumes , this colorful spectacle is one of the most highlighted attractions in Thailand.
Chao Phraya River Diner Cruise
What better way to enjoy the Bangkok landscape than to enjoy it with diner and a cruise along the river.
A trip to China Town is a trip of color and taste. Go in the evening when the streets become the liveliest with hundreds of foodstalls.
Jim Thompson House
Jim Thompson House was the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company and was one of the key players for the development of the Thai Silk industry. He disappeared in 1967 but his house still stands and has been converted into a museum and art gallery about the silk trade.
You can arrange a canal trip from almost any of the piers of the Chao Phraya river. The canal tours will take you away from the river and into the small canals. You will get a different view of the lifestyle of the locals and is a strong contrast with the much more luxurious city center.
Bangkok has several shopping locations, but the most popular one is the one at Siam Paragon. Inside the mall you will find restaurants, cinemas, shops selling clothes, phones, and all kinds of accessories. Outside the mall are street vendors and within a few minutes walk you can be at the MBK mall or the Central World mall. Both Siam Paragon and the MBK shopping mall are easily accessible by skytrain.