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Despite its invigorating streetlife, Thailand's capital nevertheless squeezes tranquil temples, palaces, and gardens in amongst the charming chaos. Want to know what to see in Bangkok? Everything! But here are some of its top attractions with which to start!

Golden Buddha

Golden Buddha

Located in Bangkok's Chinatown, the Golden Buddha patiently awaits visitors at the temple of Wat Traimit – all five and a half tons of him!

Wat Arun

Wat Arun

The famous Buddhist temple Wat Arun actually takes its name from the Hindu god Aruna. Early risers can see it transform the reflected rays of the sunrise into a magnificent aura!

Wat Pho

Wat Pho

You might recognize the temple's huge Reclining Buddha statue, but Wat Pho is also notable for being Thailand's first public university and the birthplace of Thai massage!

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew

Complete your tour of Bangkok's most sacred wats at the "Temple of the Emerald Buddha," so-called for its statue carved from a single jade stone. Nobody but the king may touch it!

Grand Palace

Grand Palace

Grand is an understatement! It's the jaw-dropping majesty of the Grand palace that makes it one of Bangkok's top attractions. The aforementioned Wat Phra Kaew lies within its walls too!

Siam Park City

In need of a respite from all this Bangkok sightseeing? Treat your inner-child (or, you know, your actual children) to the city's leading amusement and water park, Siam Park City: open daily!

Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House

This unique home-turned-tourist-attraction was compiled from various old Thai structures by the silk trader Jim Thompson. Jim Thompson House Tours are affordable and frequent!

Planning Your Bangkok Visit

When to go?

The best time to visit Bangkok is from November to January, known to the Thais as the "cool season." The weather is still hot and humid, but it's the only time of year you won't sweat in minimal clothing. Well, at least not as much!

How many days?

You'll need to spend at least 3 nights in Bangkok to make it worth your while, but you should go for a week if you can. It's worth staying even longer to see more of Thailand as a whole!

Where to stay?

Before booking your stay, consider what you want out of your visit. If it's a quick trip, then it might be worth staying in Rattanakosin, or "Old Bangkok," where most of the city's historic sights are located. Sukhumvit is lively and upmarket but still a hub of tourism, and the financial district of Silom becomes the city's party capital by night. For something a little quieter, book a hotel near Banglamphu.

Good to know

  • Language
    Thai
  • Currency
    Thai baht (฿)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+07:00)
  • Country Code
    +66
  • Best time to visit
    The heat is most tolerable from November to January, making it easier to see as much as possible!

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We booked the tour very shortly via the App. During BK. Perfect

Our guide has a very komprehensive knowledgment of the history of Thailand Her english was like mother tounge. I can recommend GetYour Guide.

Definitely a must do tour while in Bangkok!!

A really great tour!! Noom was so knowledgeable about all of the temples and was able to answer all the questions I had. I’ve never taken a private tour before but it was definitely the way to go!! Getting picked up and having your own tour guide and driver just made the day so wonderful!! The cold towels and water in between stops was a nice touch!! I’ll definitely be recommending Noom to my friends and family!! Thank you so much!! You’ve made my trip to Bangkok a memorable one!! See you next time!!

This was a fantastic experience, and we really enjoyed it!

You need to work on your marketing - everyone would’ve left you at least 300 baht as a contribution. I hope you can find a way to be more organised with your marketing! For example, we would have bought t-shirts, paid for the Elephant poo envelope and we would have signed up for a monthly donation fee going forward. Say $20 per month. This is not an option on your website either. I think you could raise a lot of money this way. I hope these pointers are useful.

Great Tour with a very little small problem......

First of all, everything was perfect organised. The hotel pick-up and drop-off, the bus-ride to the attractions. Professional tourguide and of course to finished the tour the lunch-buffet boat trip back to the startpoint. However there is only one very small but...... During the bus transport to the attraction, in the bus there are a lot of ants. Maybe in the future to clean it off.

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus & Boat Reviewed by Ching, 10/11/2018

Excellent informative personalised tour by our guide Sarah

Our guided arrived early, introduced herself before we set off on the tour. She was full of facts & cultural information that personalised our tour. I would highly recommend this tour.