Shopping in Thailand might be tempting due to its low price, but this beautiful country also has no less exciting tourist attractions for you to visit. Starting from temples, museums, enchanting architecture, Buddhist statues to traditional performances, surely it’s hard not to visit this beautiful and culturally rich country.
Here are the five tourist attractions you must visit while traveling to Thailand.
1. Grand Palace
The first must-visit tourist attraction after you land in Thailand is the Grand Palace. Historically, the Royal Grand Palace was built in 1782, and the King of Thailand has been living inside the palace for 150 years. Official events are often held in the Grand Palace, including royal ceremonies in Thailand. The Grand Palace is open at 8:30 and closed at 16:00 every day. To make your trip memorable, you should pay attention to your clothes. We suggest you dress modestly and avoid wearing sandals. Also, the Grand Palace is quite popular among tourists, and therefore to have better enjoyment, you would probably need to arrive early to avoid the long queues to the Grand Palace.
2. Wat Pho
There is one tourist spot you shouldn’t miss in Bangkok, the Wat Pho temple. The most famous icon in Wat Pho is a sleeping Buddha statue covered in 18-carat 336 golds.
3. Wat Arun
Another cultural tourism magnet in Thailand located near Wat Pho is Wat Arun. Wat Arun is the oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. There is one thing that makes this destination unique. Wat Arun was built more than 200 years ago, and it has a unique architecture with almost all the towers of Wat Arun temple are covered in porcelain.
4. Chatuchak Weekend Market
After enjoying historical tours in Bangkok, it’s time to shop at the Chatuchak Weekend Market. This market is the tourists’ leading shopping destination and only opens on weekends with 10,000 outlets selling a variety of unique trinkets. You can find home decoration equipment, plants, antiques, handicrafts, and food and beverages here. For those who like shopping, you should book hotels not far from this market, so you don’t have to walk far to get here. One of the hotels nearby is Bangkok Ibis Styles Ratchada. You can enjoy hotel activities, like the spa, exercising at the gym, or relaxing in the bar and café while waiting for the Chatuchak Weekend Market to open.
5. Khao San Road
Do you want to experience the excitement of Bangkok nightlife? In that case, Khao San Road must be included in your list. The location is very strategic because it is close to tourist sites in Bangkok. In this place, you can find a variety of nightclubs, cheap culinary, and various souvenir stalls at affordable prices.