Who has never heard Bangkok? It’s a city with numerous beauties. Bangkok is one of Southeast Asia’s most popular travel destination. Millions of tourists from abroad come every year to this capital city of Thailand. Bangkok must visit places involved historical and religious sites, street food to shopping street. So many places to visit sometimes give tourists hard time to manage their time, especially when they only have limited time. Here are 5 iconic places in Bangkok that you have to include in your Bangkok itinerary.
1. THE ERAWAN MUSEUM & ANCIENT SIAM
The museum is located in the Sukhumvit Road area, Samut Prakan Province, Thailand. This place is also famous for its 3-headed elephant statue made of bronze weighing 250 tons and a height of 29 meters. It has 3 floors where each floor represents of the universe. The first floor represents hell, second floor is earth and third floor is heaven. Many locals come to the museum to pray, but foreigners are here to enjoy the beauty of this museum. This museum will spoil your eyes right from when you enter the place with its heavy emphasis on its beautiful architecture.
2. Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew is the most famous Buddhist temple in Thailand. Wat Phra Kaew is located in Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok. Different from most Buddhist temples, it’s surrounded with sacred buildings, statues, and pagodas. Not complete if you are travel to Bangkok without visiting this sacred temple. One thing you have to pay attention is the dress code, you should not use short pants and sandals. You have to dress politely to enter this sacred place. Although, there it provides a place for tourist who wants to rent trouser pants but it’s good if you bring your own pants. The price of admission ticket Wat Phra Kaew is quite cheap, that is 125 Bath or equivalent to $4 only.
3. MADAME TUSSAUDS, BANGKOK MUST VISIT!
Who doesn’t know this popular museum? Madame Tussauds is one of the most famous museums and popular tourist attraction in the world. The museum is located in various major cities in the world such as Las Vegas, New York, London, Berlin, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and also in Bangkok. Even though you may have visited Madame Tussauds in other city, but there is no harm if you come to the one in Bangkok as well. It’s because the wax figure displayed in every Madame Tussauds is different in each country. For Madame Tussauds Bangkok, we can find the locally popular stars such as Kpop singer Nichkhun, actor Mario Maurer besides worldwide star like Madonna, Cristiano Ronaldo, Brad Pitt etc. Come here and take pictures with your favorite star!
4. SIAM NIRAMIT (Bangkok Siam Niramit)
Siam Niramit Bangkok is Thailand’s most famous colossal performing arts scene in Thailand. It tells a story of culture, religion and history of Thailand. It is one of most famous Bangkok must visit. The magnificent stage performances, the lighting, and the big capacity of 1,000 spectators made the show appointed as Thailand’s Best Performance by Guinness Book of World Records. It can’t be denied again how amazing this show is. You should not miss this show when visiting Bangkok as it won’t disappoint you. When watching the show, no recording in any form is allowed.
5. CHAO PHRAYA PRINCESS CRUISE
A very famous and one of Bangkok must visit tour is Chao Phraya Princess Cruise. It presents a sensation of sailing with the beauty of Wat Arun temple views. This cruise also serves variety of delicious food, where we can enjoy dinner with live music and Thai dance. Our eyes will feel be pampered with 2 hours long travel from Chao Praya River to River City Shopping Pier.