Bangkok is a city of contrast with something to do and see at its every turn. It has the most scintillating mix of magnificent temples, grand architecture, buzzing street markets, raving nightlife, and abundant scenic natural beauty. The humble local people and their warm hospitality make the Capital even more touristic. Catch a tuk-tuk to explore the bustling Chinatown or take a boat and sail through the floating markets, relish local cuisine at street stalls, or enjoy a six-course meal at romantic rooftop restaurants. Whatever activities you have planned in your ‘Things to Do’ list, rest assured that you will not encounter even a second of boredom in this city. To help you plan your perfect vacation here are handpicked 37 places to visit in Bangkok you you to make your life easy/.

1. The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is the magnificent and majestic official home of the Kings of Siam since 1782. The complex contains royal throne halls, government offices and the famous Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It is spread over an area of 218,000 square metres and is surrounded by four walls that are 1900 metres in length.

Ticket Cost in THB

Entry is free for Thai people and the ID cards need to be presented at the entrance to visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew for exemption. Entry tickets to the Grand Palace costs 500 baht for outsiders/foreigners and is inclusive of access to Wat Phra Kaew and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile, both of which are located within The Grand Palace compound. You can buy tickets to The Grand Palace, including Wat Phra Kaew, at the entrance gate of the building or you can also book your tickets online.

How much time is needed to explore: In case you would like to explore the huge premises in depth, you should be prepared for a half-day tour. Otherwise, if you are time crunched, 2 hours are enough to glance through all the attractions and take in a bit of the stories or traditions attached.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Grand Palace is around 7 kilometres and takes around 21 minutes to reach by taxi. The least time to reach via taxi is 7 minutes. The longest route would be about 33 minutes. The distance from Sukhimvit to Grand Palace is around 7 kilometres and by road it is around 9 kilometres.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: You can travel from Pratunam to Grand Palace by bus that involves a bit of walking and reach your destination in about 40 to 50 minutes depending on the bus you catch. Catch a the bus from Pantip Pratunam to Khok Wua Intersection Opposite Lottery 79 Inbound. Alternatively, you may also take the bus from Khok Wua Intersection Opposite Lottery to Opposite Ratcha Woradit Pier 47 Outbound. However, the fastest way to get from Pratunam Market to Grand Palace is to take a taxi which costs 110 – 40 baht. One of the easiest ways to get to the Grand Palace is to commute via the subway system in Bangkok, which is known as the BTS. Take the Silom Line to Saphan Taksin Station, also known as the S6 Station. Take the Exit No. 2, and you need to look for the dock for the Chao Phraya Express Boat. By bus via opposite Ratcha Woradit Pier, 47 Outbound, you spend 20 to 70 baht. By bus and 79 Inbound you spend 10 to 37 baht. By taxi, the fare is 110 to 130 baht.

From Sukhimvit: From Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, the easiest and the most opted option to get to the Grand Palace is via BTS SkyTrain from Asok station to Saphan Taksin station. From there you take a Chao Phraya express boat. If you travel by car, it takes about 30 to 40 minutes to reach depending on the traffic. Bangkok Mass Transit Authority operates bus from Nana BTS Station to the Grand Palace at a frequency of every 15 minutes. Tickets will cost 10 – 35 baht and the journey takes 19 minutes. Alternatively, Bangkok Metro operates trains from Nana BTS Station to Grand Palace at a frequency of every 10 minutes. Tickets will cost 29 – 40 baht and the journey takes around 21 minutes.

Taking a tuk tuk ride is another option to get to Grand Palace from Pratunam or Sukhimvit. Another option could be to hire a rented vehicle at your disposal or go for a guided tour and do a day trip covering together some of the famous attractions of Bangkok such the Grand Palace and Wat Pho and to combine Wat Arun that lies just across the river.

2. Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Wat Phra Kaew is known as the Temple of Emerald Buddha. It is officially known as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram and is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. The Emerald Buddha is housed in the temple on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The Emerald Buddha is deeply revered and venerated in Thailand as the mighty protector of the country.

Ticket Cost in THB

The Entrance Fees for the royal Grand Palace in Bangkok is 500 baht for outsiders/foreigners, which includes fees for Grand Palace Bangkok and Wat Phra Kaew or the Emerald Buddha. Temple of Emerald Buddha is located within The Grand Palace compound. You can buy tickets to The Grand Palace, including Wat Phra Kaew, at the entrance gate of the building or you can also book your tickets online.

How much time is needed to explore: In case you would like to explore the huge premises of the Grand Palace including the Wat Phra Kaew or the Emerald Buddha thoroughly, you should plan for a half-day tour. For casual visit, 2 hours is enough to visit the premises and get to know the stories or traditions attached to each attraction.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Wat Phra Kaew or the Emerald Buddha is around 7 kilometres and takes around 21 minutes to reach by taxi. The least time to reach via taxi is 7 minutes. The longest route would be about 33 minutes. The distance from Sukhimvit to Grand Palace or Wat Phra Kaew or the Emerald Buddha is around 7 kilometres and by road it is around 9 kilometres.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: You can travel from Pratunam to Wat Phra Kaew or the Emerald Buddha by bus that involves a bit of walking and reach your destination in about 40 – 50 minutes depending on the bus you catch. Catch a the bus from Pantip Pratunam to Khok Wua Intersection Opposite Lottery 79 Inbound. Alternatively, you may also take the bus from Khok Wua Intersection Opposite Lottery to Opposite Ratcha Woradit Pier 47 Outbound. However, the fastest way to get from Pratunam Market to Grand Palace is to take a taxi which costs 110 – 40 baht. One of the easiest and fastest ways to get to the Wat Phra Kaew or the Emerald Buddha is to commute via the subway system in Bangkok, which is known as the BTS. Take the Silom Line to Saphan Taksin Station, also known as the S6 Station. Take the Exit No. 2, and you need to look for the dock for the Chao Phraya Express Boat. By bus via opposite Ratcha Woradit Pier, 47 Outbound, you spend 20 to 70 baht. By bus and 79 Inbound you spend 10 to 37 baht. By taxi, the fare is 110 to 130 baht.

From Sukhimvit: From Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, the easiest and the most opted option to get to the Wat Phra Kaew or the Emerald Buddha is via BTS SkyTrain from Asok station to Saphan Taksin station. From there you take a Chao Phraya express boat. If you travel by car, it takes about 30 to 40 minutes to reach depending on the traffic. Bangkok Mass Transit Authority operates bus from Nana BTS Station to Wat Phra Kaew or the Emerald Buddha at a frequency of 15 minutes. Tickets will cost 10 – 35 baht and the journey takes 19 minutes. Alternatively, Bangkok Metro operates trains from Nana BTS Station to Grand Palace or Wat Phra Kaew or the Emerald Buddha at a frequency of 10 minutes. Tickets will cost 29 – 40 baht and the journey takes around 21 minutes.

Taking a tuk tuk ride is another option to get to Wat Phra Kaew or the Emerald Buddha from Pratunam or Sukhimvit. Another option could be to hire a car and go for a guided tour and do a day trip covering together the famous attractions of Bangkok such the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew or the Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho that are located close by and to combine Wat Arun that lies just across the river.

3. Wat Arun Ratchavararam Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun Ratchavararam Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan or Wat Arun is a famous Buddhist temple in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand. It is located on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River and is nicknamed the Temple of the Dawn. The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna, who symbolizes the sun. The temple is locally known as Wat Chaeng and is partially made up of colourfully decorated spires.

Ticket Cost in THB

The Entrance Fees for the Wat Arun in Bangkok is 100 baht.

How much time is needed to explore: A visit of 1 to 1.5 hours should be enough in Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn. But you can spend up to 3 hours in this peaceful complex without feeling bored and taking in every detail.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Wat Arun is around 11.2 kilometres and takes around 30 minutes to reach by road. The maximum time to reach via bus ranges from 50 minutes to a bit more than an hour.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: Wat Arun is located on the opposite bank of Wat Pho. Thus a boat ride across the Chao Pharaya river is the easiest and cheapest way to get to this temple. Another option is to take the nearest BTS station to Saphan Taksin, marked as S6.

From Sukhimvit: From Sukhumvit, the easiest and the most opted option to get to the Wat Arun is via Bangkok Metro. It operates vehicle from Sukhumvit to Wat Arun every 5 minutes and the journey time is 17 minutes. Tickets will cost 26 – 40 baht and this probably the cheapest and fastest way to reach Wat Arun. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sukhumvit to Wat Arun via Khok Wua Intersection Opposite Lottery and Wat Pho and reach your destination in around 37 to 51 minutes. By taxi, the distance is 15 kilometres and takes around 36 minutes.

From Sukhumvit, one cheap option to get to the Wat Arun is the Skytrain to Saphan Taksin in which you have to change at Siam and then walk down to the Central Pier. From there, you can avail a boat to reach Tha Tien Pier and then from the same place you can cross to the other side of the river to visit Wat Arun. The Orange Flag Boat will charge 15 baht and get off at Pier 8. From Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, the easiest and the most opted option to get to the Wat Arun is via BTS SkyTrain from Asok station to Saphan Taksin station. From there you take a Chao Phraya express boat.

One other way is to go to nearest BTS and catch train to Mo Chit. You need to get off at Siam and change trains and travel one stop to the National Stadium. MBK is connected by a walkway link from the station. Another option could be to hire a car and go for a guided tour and do a day trip covering together the famous attractions of Bangkok such the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho and combine with it Wat Arun that lies just across the river.

4. Khaosan Road

Khaosan Road

Khaosan Road or Khao San Road is a short street in central Bangkok, Thailand, which is currently the backpacker’s delight. This street was constructed in 1892 during the reign of Rama V. It is located about 1 kilometre north of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. It is crowded with bars, shops and restaurants.

How much time is needed to explore: You can spend a whole joyful day at Khaosan Road doing various things. Spend some time shopping on Khaosan Road, enjoy a few drinks, look for endless dancing options and drinking at the clubs. As midnight flows, the street turns into a party central with house music blasting at the various night clubs. Enjoy here at Khaosan Road at the various cafes, bars and shopping avenues.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Khaosan Road is around 8 kilometres and takes around 26 minutes to reach by road. The maximum time to reach via bus ranges from 50 minutes to a bit more than an hour.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Khaosan Road is around 12.3 kilometres and takes around 29 minutes to reach by road. The maximum time to reach via bus ranges from 35 to 45 minutes.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: Unfortunately, there is no BTS stop next to Khao San Road. The nearest station is the National Stadium, which is approximately a 4 kilometre walk from Khao San. From that point, take a taxi to Khao San and travel by using the meter. This way you can save considerably on taxi fares. The main benefit of choosing an Uber/Grab over normal taxi or tuk tuk is the comfort of having a set price and not having to haggle for the best deal and still feel cheated.

Tuk Tuks and motorbikes are exciting, authentic and fun options to travel. But take note that tuk tuks do not have meters and you need to bargain on fares. Tuk tuks are a slightly better option during rush hour traffic because they can weave in and out through crowded streets. Price negotiation is however necessary before you board a tuk tuk.

Bus travel is the best for all who are extremely budget conscious and confident. It might take more time than travelling by taxi. Bus fares can be as low as 20 baht. Buses 2, 3, 15, 53, 511, and 509 all reach near Khao San Road. There are direct buses departing from Pantip Pratunam and arriving at Khok Wua Intersection Opposite Lottery. Bus services operate on a regular/daily basis and departs every 10 minutes. The journey takes approximately 12 minutes.

The cheapest way to get from Pratunam Market to Khaosan Road is to catch a bus which costs 10 – 35 baht with a journey time of about 21 minutes. The quickest way to get from Pratunam Market to Khaosan Road is to board taxi which will costs around 110 – 130 baht and takes around 6 minutes.

From Sukhimvit: There are regular bus services from Sukhimvit to Khaosan Road. There are direct buses departing from Soi Sukhumvit 10 and arriving at Khok Wua Intersection Opposite Lottery. Buses run every 15 minutes on a daily basis. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.

The next best option in to travel by taxi. It takes about 30 minutes and taxi fare will be 90 baht. You can also opt for the waterway and reach Khaosan by boat on the canal Saen Seap. But the canal options involves a lot of walk. Go to the canal boat station near Khaosan, then traverse or sail via canal boat till Nana or Asok stations. Sailing time is about 20 minutes.

The closest BTS Skytrain stations to Khao San Road are Siam Station, Ratchatewi Station and the National Stadium Station. If you reach by BTS, then you can depart on any of three nearby stations and walk the distance between Khao San Road and the stations which is about 5 kilometres.

The cheapest option to travel from Sukhumvit to Khaosan Road is to travel by MRT which costs 25 – 35 baht with a travel time of 40 minutes. The quickest way to get from Sukhumvit to Khaosan Road is via taxi which is expensive costing around 120 – 150 baht and taking around 9 minutes.

5. Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market

The Chatuchak Weekend Market is located on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok. With more than 15,000 stalls and 11,505 vendors Chatuchak Market is the largest market in Thailand and is also known as JJ Market. It is best place to get great deals on housewares, Thai silks, handicrafts, clothing and souvenir shopping. It is a n ideal place to grab street foods too.

How much time is needed to explore: You will need at least 4 or 5 hours to complete your visit to the Chatuchak Weekend Market. You would want to indulge in some gala shopping in this massive market place and also you would want to sit down and eat or drink something, not only once but more. There are innumerable places designed just for that.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Chatuchak Weekend Market is around 11.2 kilometres and takes around 30 minutes to reach by road. The maximum time to reach via bus ranges from 50 minutes to a bit more than an hour.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Chatuchak Weekend Market is around 7 kilometres and it is around 9.3 kilometres by road. You can reach Chatuchak Weekend Market from Sukhimvit by bus, MRT, Taxi, BTS or by taxi.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: One of the cheapest way to get from Pratunam Market to Chatuchak Weekend Market is to board a line 29 bus which costs 10 – 35 baht and takes around 35 minutes. Bangkok Mass Transit Authority operates buses from Pratunam Market to Chatuchak Weekend Market with a frequency of 1 bus every 30 minutes. The direct bus departs from the Department of Livestock Development and arrives at Department of Land Transport. This bus runs every 30 minutes and operate on a daily basis. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes.

BTS also operates vehicle from Pratunam Market to Chatuchak Weekend Market every 10 minutes. Tickets for BTS will cost 16 – 60 baht and the journey time between the two points is around 9 minutes. You need to start from BTS Phaya Thai at Pratunam area or alternatively, you can also start from BTS Ratchadewi which is a bit closer and travel to BTS MoChit. After arriving at BTS MoChit, you should be able to locate Chatuchak Park on your right side. Walk down to the entrance of the Chatuchak Market which is on the left side of the park. BTS via Phaya Thai will take 22 mins and charge you 24-73 baht. BTS will take 29 minutes and charge you 15-60 baht. Taxi will take 5 minutes but will charge you 100-125 baht.

From Sukhimvit: From Sukhumvit, the easiest and the most opted option to get to the Chatuchak Weekend Market is via MRT. From Sukhimvit, walk down to the nearest station, Pleonchit Station and buy a ticket for MoChit. The ticket will cost you around 40 baht. Then after boarding the BTS travel all the way to MoChit get off at Mochit and walk down a few hundred meters and you shall be at Chatuchak Weekend Market to spend as much as you want. If you get on BTS travel to ASOKE, switch to MRT get off at Kamphaeng Phet. You will exit right outside the Chatuchak Weekend Market.

You can also opt for a guided tour to the Chatuchak Weekend Market with lunch inclusive. The private tours often include transfers from your hotel. You can also avail the Siam Hop via Hop On Hop Off bus.

6. Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan

Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan

The Golden Buddha is officially known as the Phra Phuttha Maha Suwanna Patimakon and is commonly known as Phra Sukhothai Traimit in Thai. The 15-feet tall statue is a gold Maravijaya Attitude seated Buddharupa that weighs 5.5 tonnes. This amazing statue is located in the temple of Wat Traimit, Bangkok, Thailand. This statue is made from pure gold and the gold in the statue measured in 18 karats is estimated to be worth 250 million dollars.

Ticket Cost in THB: Entrance fee to see the Golden Buddha is 40 baht or 1.04 USD. The museum will cost an additional 100 baht for adults and 60 baht for children. Tickets can be purchased at a booth near the Wiharn that houses the image of Golden Buddha. The temple remains open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm every day, but the museum remains closed on every Monday.

How much time is needed to explore: Wat Traimit is undoubtedly the number one attraction of Chinatownas it houses the world’s biggest seated golden Buddha. The temple has a mystical aura and is 3-storied. The first floor contains a museum where you can learn about the history of Chinatown and Chinese immigrants in Bangkok. And the second floor contains an exhibition on the history of the Golden Buddha. The top floor contains the Golden Buddha image. At least 2 to 3 hours are needed to visit and go through all the three floors and the exhibits, including clicking some memories.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Wat Traimit is around 5.8 kilometres and takes around 10 minutes to reach by road. The maximum time to reach via bus ranges from 16 minutes by taxi. The maximum time to reach via bus ranges from 25 to 37 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Wat Traimit is around 6.6 kilometres and takes around 15 minutes to reach by road. The maximum time to reach via bus ranges from 28 to 35 minutes.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The distance from Pratunam to Wat Traimit can be reached via 79 Inbound and the travel time is 39 minutes. The bus fare would be 10 – 37 baht. The other options are via BTS or MRT which takes about 40 minutes to reach and the fare would be 42 – 96 baht. Via taxi, it takes 8 minutes to travel the 7.8 kilometres of road distance and taxi fare would be around 115-140 baht. Pratunam Market to Wat Traimit bus services is operated by the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority and the buses depart from the Pantip Pratunam station. There are direct buses departing from Pantip Pratunam at an interval of every 10 minutes and operates daily.

From Sukhumvit: To travel to Wat Traimit from Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, you can take the MRT underground train at Sukhumvit station to arrive at Hua Lamphong railway station. After boarding you need to walk to the temple which is about 500 metres away. The taxi takes 14 minutes approximately to travel 6.6 kilometres. Bus takes 32 to 43 minutes to cover the distance.

Travelling by tuk tuk is another option. But it will involve a bit of bargaining. Another option is to book half-day or full-day tour of Bangkok where several famous attractions such as Ratchavararam Tempal of Dawn, The Grand Palace, the Flower Market and the Pak Khlong Market. You can even try the Motorbike City and Temple Tour that includes the Golden Buddha, Reclining Buddha and the Emerald Buddha. Even if you do not know how to ride a bike, you can be a pillion rider and enjoy the breezy spell of city tour. The Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour can be easily availed that includes several nearby attractions clubbed together.

7. Jim Thompson House Museum

Jim Thompson House Museum

The Jim Thompson House is an interesting museum located in central Bangkok, Thailand. The museum houses a wide range of art collection that was collected by the self-made American entrepreneur and architect Jim Thompson. He is the museum designer and former owner and had built the Jim Thompson House in the year 1959.

Ticket Cost in THB: Entrance to see the Jim Thompson House is 200 baht for adults above 22 years of age. For visitors under 22 years old it is 100 baht. And for children under 10 years old entrance is free when accompanied by an adult. The museum is open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm every day, and is open on all days including public holidays.

How much time is needed to explore: The unique collection of Jim Thompson House exhibits 1600 objects. It includes Asian and Southeast Asian paintings, ceramics, sculpture and object d’art that were acquired by Jim Thompson. The Jim Thompson Art Center, situated in the same compound as Jim Thompson House Museum, is a large gallery housing special exhibitions. Exhibitions in the Art Center are focussed on Asian topics or textiles and range from traditional to modern in theme. It takes about 2 to 3 hours to go through the entire range of exhibits that are carefully restored here.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Jim Thompson House is around 3.2 kilometres and takes around 7 minutes to reach by road. The maximum time to reach via taxi is 10 minutes. The maximum time to reach via bus is 27 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Jim Thompson House is around 3 kilometres and takes barely 4 minutes to reach by road via taxi.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The cheapest way to get from Pratunam Market to Jim Thompson House is to travel by ferry service via Hua Chang Bridge which costs 10 – 20 baht and takes 15 minutes to cover the distance. There is a direct ferry departing from Pratunam Pier and arriving at Hua Chang Bridge in case you choose to ferry across. Ferries depart every 20 minutes and operate on a daily basis. The journey takes approximately 7 minutes. The quickest way to travel from Pratunam Market to Jim Thompson House is to avail a taxi which will cost 80 – 100 baht and takes around 3 to 4 minutes and is of course a comfortable way of travel.

From Sukhumvit: The cheapest way to get from The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, to the famous Jim Thompson House is to take a bus that costs 10 – 35 baht and takes 33 minutes to cross the distance. The quickest way to get from Sukhumvit to Jim Thompson House, however, is to avail a taxi that costs 85 – 110 baht and takes just about 4 minutes to take you comfortably to your destination.

Taking a direct bus departing from Thailand Life and arriving at Bus Stop BTS National Station is cheap. Buses ply regularly every 15 minutes and operate every day. The journey from point to point takes approximately 14 minutes.

8. Yaowarat Road

Yaowarat Road

Modern Chinatown of Bangkok covers a large area around Yaowarat Road. Yaowarat Road has been the main centre for trading by the Chinese from the time they moved to this place around 200 years ago. Yaowarat Road is famous for its variety of foodstuffs. At night, the area turns into a large food street that attracts a huge number of tourists and locals. Yaowarat Road, the main body of Chinatown, runs parallel to the Chao Phraya River.

How much time is needed to explore: Tourists might plan a whole day in the bustling Yaowarat Road and never regret it. Visit the Wat Traimit to see the largest gold Buddha in the world on the way and also view the ornate Chinatown Gate from the top of the temple. Pick fortunes from the jumble of goods in the Sampeng Lane. Stop to admire the China Gate at the western entrance to the Chinatown Bangkok. Fill your bellies at the largest street food spots along the Yaowarat Road at night with dim sum, oyster omelettes, flat noodles in a pepper broth, lots of fresh seafood, shark fin soup and bird’s nest soup. Get a surprising panoramic view of Chinatown from Sky View 360 at Grand China Hotel and visit Wat Mangkon Kamalawat –Bangkok’s most important and largest Chinese-Buddhist temple and find some peace and solitude at the Romaneenart Park located at the eastern edge of the China Town. Club all amusement and entertaining activities to have a gala full-day tour of Yeorawat Road and its nearby Bangkok attractions.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Yeorawat Road is around 6.5 kilometres and takes around 18 minutes to reach by road. The maximum time to reach via taxi is 21 minutes. The time to reach via bus ranges from 25 to 32 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Jim Thompson House is around 7.4 kilometres and takes barely 16 minutes to reach by road via taxi.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The cheapest way to get from Pratunam Market to Yaowarat Road is to take a bus that will cost you 10 – 35 baht and take 34 minutes. There are direct buses departing from Royal Thai Police and arriving at Wat Phlapphla Chai every 15 minutes operating on a daily basis. The journey time is approximately 10 minutes. There is a direct bus departing from Hua Lamphong Bus Terminal which arrives at Bus Stop BTS Ratchathewi and plies at a frequency of every 15 minutes and operates on an everyday basis. The Bus 511 Outbound takes 32 minutes and charges 35-75 baht. The journey time via this route is approximately 8 minutes. The quickest way to get from Pratunam Market to Yaowarat Road is to hail a taxi service which is a bit more expensive costing 100 – 130 baht and takes merely 5 minutes. The BTS and MRT option from Pratunam Market to Chit Lom by walk and from Chit Lom to Asok via MRT and change and reach Sukhumvit to reach wat Mangkon and then walk down to Yeorawat Road would take around 36 minuets and cost 40 – 94 baht.

From Sukhumvit: The cheapest way to get from The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, to the famous Yeorawat Road or Chinatown is to avail an MRT that costs 25 – 35 baht and takes 17 minutes to cross the distance. The quickest way to get from Sukhumvit to Jim Thompson House, however, is to avail a taxi that costs 110 – 140 baht and takes just about 7 minutes to take you comfortably to your destination. From Sukhumvit a train departs to arrive at Wat Mangkon every 5 minutes and operates every day with a journey time of approximately 14 minutes. If you do not have a car at your disposal, then the most preferred way to travel from Sukhumvit to Yeorawat Road is to opt for the MRT that takes 17 minutes of travel time and costs 25 – 35 baht.

Thus the easiest way to reach Chinatown in case you want to avoid the traffic and travelling by bus or taxi is to travel by boat, also known as the Chao Phraya River Express. You need to get off at the Ratchawong Pier, and walk up from Ratchawong Road to reach Sampeng Lane and Yaowarat Road comfortably. Alternatively, avail the BTS/Skytrain to reach Asok BTS station, and from there walk down to the Sukhumvit MRT station. Then from Hua Lumpong, you need to walk to Chinatown.

9. MBK Center

MBK Center

MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong, is an eight-storied bustling shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. It is notoriously frenzied attracting more than 90,000 shoppers a day. When MBK was opened in the year 1985, it was the largest mall in Asia. MBK gives you opportunity to get your best choice of souvenirs and gifts to carry home among the outrageous 2,300 shops.

How much time is needed to explore: You can spend as much time as you want in this massive glitzy mall, window shopping, eating, shopping and browsing through hundreds of brands. It is very famous for tourists to buy gifts back home. MBK Center offers a wide range of choices, including more than 100 different kinds of high-quality fruits and foods such as squids, dried prawns, Shiitake mushrooms, mangos, durians, bananas. Visiting MBK Center, like visiting the whole of Thailand at one go. Shop for mobile, jewellery, camera, dried fruits, herbal products and exquisite handicrafts. But you can complete glancing around the whole mall in a couple of hours if you want to.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to MBK Center is around 2.9 kilometres and takes around 12 minutes to reach by road. The other bus routes are of 3.6 kilometres and take around 18 minutes. The maximum time to reach via taxi is 21 minutes. The time to reach via bus ranges from 13 to 36 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Jim Thompson House is around 3 kilometres and takes barely 5 minutes to reach by road via taxi. Bus takes around 14 minutes to reach.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The cheapest way to get from Pratunam Market to MBK Center is to travel by train and partially by line 29 bus which costs 19 – 50 baht and takes around 17 minutes. There are There is no direct connection between Pratunam Market and MBK Center. One way is to walk down to the Ratchaprarop, take the train to Phaya Thai, again walk till the Department of Livestock Development and finally take the line 29 bus to reach opposite MBK Center. The quickest way to cross the distance from Pratunam Market to MBK Center is to avail the taxi service which costs 85 – 100 baht and takes 3 minutes. The fitness enthusiasts and backpackers wanting to explore the locality can simply walk down for a little less than 2 kilometres to reach MBK Center in about 23 minutes.

From Sukhumvit: The cheapest way to travel to and fro from MBK Center and The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, is to take the BTS which costs not more than 16 – 60 baht and takes 14 minutes to commute. Another option is to avail the direct bus departing from Thailand Life and arriving at MBK Center. There are buses running every 15 minutes and operating daily. The
fastest way to get from MBK Center to The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, and vice versa is to take a taxi that costs 85 – 110 baht and takes just 5 minutes. There is a direct train departing from Siam and arriving at Asok departing every 10 minutes and operating every day, which takes approximately 5 minutes of travel time.

10. Lumphini

Lumphini Park

Lumpini Park is also called Lumphini Park and it is one of the largest green spaces located in central Bangkok. The park was established in the 1920s and is spread across more than 500,000 square metres. It nurtures various charming flora and fauna which makes a popular haunt for the people of Bangkok who jog, work out, indulge in aerobics and leisure activities throughout the day.

How much time is needed to explore: The best time of the day to visit the Lumpini Park is early morning hours when you can enjoy the relative quietude and the fresh air. Enjoy a walk around the park, along with the sights and sounds of nature away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Carry your camera or go for a picnic if you want, or simply sit back relax and enjoy. Watch the wildlife and go for paddle boating into the lake.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Lumpini Park is around 4.8 kilometres and takes around 18 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 5.5 kilometres and take around 23 minutes. The maximum time to reach via taxi is 28 minutes via yet another route of 7.7 kilometres. The time to reach via bus ranges from 12 to 16 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Lumpini Park is around 4.3 kilometres and takes barely 10 minutes to reach by road via taxi. The other taxi route is of 3.9 kilometres but takes around 15 minutes. Bus takes around 23-31 minutes to reach.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The cheapest way to get from Pratunam Market to Lumphini Park is to travel by bus and which costs 10 – 35 baht and takes around 17 minutes. There is a direct bus departing from Big C Rajdamri and arriving at Lumphini Park. The quickest way to cross the distance from Pratunam Market to Lumpini Park is to avail the taxi service which costs 85 – 110 baht and takes 4 minutes. The fitness enthusiasts and backpackers wanting to explore the locality can simply walk down for a little less than 2.3 kilometres to reach Lumphini Park in about half an hour.

From Sukhumvit: You take the easiest and hassle-free mode of commutation, that is taxi, and reach from Sukhimvit to Lumpini Park in 9-11 minutes by paying 90-110 baht or you can take a bus and reach in 22-36 minutes by paying lesser. Another option to get to Lumpini Park from Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit is by MRT underground from Sukhumvit Station. You can get off at either Lumpini or Silom Station by covering around three or four stops. By BTS SkyTrain at from Asok Station go to Siam Station and change to BTS Silom line then continue to Sala Daeng Station. The cheapest way to get from Sukhumvit to Lumphini Park is the MRT option which costs 22 – 35 baht and takes 14 minutes. Trains connect the two places and operate on a daily basis.

11. ASIATIQUE The Riverfront

ASIATIQUE The Riverfront

Asiatique The Riverfront is a brilliant and joyful combination of a night bazaar and a mall offering a popular shopping experience. It is located around 10 minutes downriver from Saphan Taksin BTS station. Asiatique was once a bustling international trade port. Later, it was reshaped into a huge replica warehouse complex that contains 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants. Food, shopping, Calypso ladyboy cabarets and classic Thai puppet shows form highlights.

Ticket Cost in THB

Admission to Asiatique The Riverfront is free. But for shopping here, you need to bargain a lot. But to enjoy the various attractions there, there would be entrance fees. Muay Thai Boxing Show will cost you 700 baht. Calypso Cabaret costs 900 baht. The 60-metre high Asiatique Sky opens daily from 5 pm and remains open until midnight and charges 300 baht per adult, 200 baht per child (height under 120 cm) for every ride. You can also enjoy a private gondola ride with a fare of 1,000 and 2,000 baht.

How much time is needed to explore: For exploring Asiatique The Riverfront, you can keep aside one evening till night. It is one of the most unique and popular night markets in Bangkok. You can fill your time shopping, explore the open air malls by the river to eat, try the huge variety of food, drinks, relax a little, shop a little, take a boat ride and spend some quality time. Enjoy the free boat cruise from the river front to Asiatique. Get a relaxing massage and take a joy ride on the Giant Wheel.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Asiatique is around 10.9 kilometres and takes around 12 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 12.9 kilometres and take around 15 minutes. The maximum time to reach via taxi is 16 minutes via yet another route of 13.9 kilometres. The time to reach via bus ranges from 37 minutes to 1 hour 27 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Asiatique is around 14 kilometres and takes barely 18 minutes to reach by road via taxi. The other taxi route is of 15.9 kilometres but takes around 17 minutes. Bus takes around 1 hour 20 minutes to reach.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

There are two options to travel to Asiatique, by road and by boat. You can also take a car or a taxi directly but travelling by road is not the most preferred option because the busy traffic can leave you stuck for a long time. You can also avail the Red bus number 15 from Siam Centre. The bus is a free shuttle and stops right in front of Asiatique.

From Pratunam:One option to travel from Pratunam to Asiatique is to take the BTS or Skytrain to Saphan Taxin Station. This station is at the end of the Silom line, which is right next to the Chao Phraya River. After de-boarding, you need to walk about 100 metres, to the pier and avail the free shuttle boats that will take you to Asiatique. Alternatively, you can take a bus for the cheapest mode of travel which costs 10 – 35 baht and takes 26 minutes or a taxi which costs 110 – 140 and takes 7 minutes and is also the fastest way to get to Asiatique from Pratunam. There are direct buses departing from Wat Pathum Wanaram and arriving at Charoen Krung 93 that operates on a daily basis every 15 minutes and takes approximately 23 minutes of journey time.

From Sukhimvit: From Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, take BTS SkyTrain at Asok Station to BTS Siam Station and change to BTS Silom line; continue to BTS Saphan Taksin Station (total nine stops from the hotel). Then, step down to the pier and board a shuttle boat for an enjoyable 10-minute cruise to Asiatique the Riverfront.

12. Safari World

Safari World

Safari World is Thailand’s greatest open zoo and leisure park and it offers a great variety of entertainment for young and old. It offers exciting safari through the picturesque and dense wilderness settings. You can also enjoy some intimate encounter and entertaining moments with the friendly dolphins and the spectacular shows that are brilliant and extremely fast-paced.

Ticket Cost in THB

The entry ticket cost for Safari World, Bangkok, starts from 750 baht. A guided tour to the Safari World that includes Safari Park, Marine Park, Buffet Lunch and Shared Transfer Roundtrip will cost 1,240 baht and also includes pick up and drop off at your hotel in Bangkok. In the lunch, Indian Buffet is available upon request. There are various rates for various tours. The next option will also include private transportation on a 9-seater air-conditioned van with a driver and charges 2,800 baht per van that will carry 1-9 number of passengers. Pick and drop from your hotel, drive inside Safari Park is covered in this tour.

Cost of tickets only for Safari World: Safari Park + Marine Park + Buffet Lunch (Ticket Only): 2,000 baht per adult/1,850 baht per child; Marine Park + Buffet Lunch (Ticket Only): 1,800 baht per adult/1,550 baht per child; Safari Park + Marine Park (Ticket Only): 1,500 baht per adult/1,400 baht per child; Marine Park (Ticket Only): 1,300 baht per adult/1,100 baht per child; Safari Park (Ticket Only): 1,000 baht per adult/900 baht per child. The cost of Giraffe feeding is 100 baht per basket and there is also River Safari Ride the tickets of which cost 400 baht per adult/child.

How much time is needed to explore: Safari world has innumerable attractions. There are shows to entertain throughout the day. Here are some shows that you can enjoy at various time slots: Orang Utan: 10:40 and 15:30; Sea Lion: 10:40 and 14:15; Cowboy Stunt: 12:10; Elephant Show: 11:15 and 15:30; Dolphin Show: 10:00 and 14:00; Spy War: 14:50; Bird Show: 11:15 and 16:00, etc. Safari World needs the whole day to explore. There are various shows and you can enjoy the hundreds of exhibits comprising white tiger, fancy carp garden, tapir kingdom, tropical rain forest aviary, sea lion, crocodile garden, Macaw Island and many more such visual delights. You can also indulge in Giraffe feeding in the safari Park Marine Park

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Safari World is around 28.5 kilometres and takes around 28 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 34.6 kilometres and take around 30 minutes. The maximum time to reach via taxi is 38 minutes via yet another route of 36 kilometres.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Safari World is around 30.9 kilometres and takes barely 31 minutes to reach by road via taxi. The other taxi routes are of 37 kilometres and takes around 34-41 minutes.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The cheapest way to get from Pratunam Market to Safari World is to drive which will costs approximately 80 – 120 baht and will takes around 28 minutes. Alternatively, The fastest way to reach Safari World from Pratunam Market is to board a taxi which will cost 270 – 330 baht and will take 28 minutes. Another option to travel from Pratunam to the Safari World is via ferry which takes 1.5 hours and costs around 212-260 baht.

From Sukhimvit: There are 3 ways to get from Sukhumvit to Safari World by bus, taxi or car. By bus, take the line 185 bus from Yaek Sukhumvit – Asok, Talat Asok to Opposite Thet Ko Lotat Bang Khen 185. Take the line 520 bus from Tesco Lotus Laksi, Bang Communications Regiment Army to Komo 8, Ram In Thra 52, Sun Nit San, Pam Pari to Nat 520. Alternatively, the cheapest way to travel from Sukhumvit to Safari World is to drive which costs 80 – 120 baht and takes 29 minutes. And the quickest way to get from Sukhumvit to Safari World is to take a taxi which costs 270 – 330 baht and takes 29 minutes.

13. Wat Saket

Wat Saket

Wat Saket is located in Bangkok Old Town. The temple dates back to the Ayutthaya era with a gleaming gold chedi. The Golden Mount occupies an 80-metre-tall artificial hill built during the reign of King Rama III. Hundreds of worshippers visit the temple all the year round and the temple remains busiest during its annual temple fair in the month of November.

Ticket Cost in THB

Wat Saket remains open from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm, all days of the week, from Monday to Sunday. The entrance fee to Wat Saket for tourists is 50 baht per person and must be paid before the ascent of the temple.

How much time is needed to explore: Normally, you can keep 30 to 45 minutes as the total time needed to visit the Golden Mount or Wat Saket. But depending on the level of interest in the history of the place and whether one wishes to have a more detailed and thorough tour of the temple premises or not, the time needed to explore Wat Saket can be less or more.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Wat Saket is around 5.5 kilometres and takes around 18 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 7.5 kilometres and takes around 21 minutes and another one is 6.8 kilometres in 24 minutes. The maximum time to reach via bus is 30-42 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Wat Saket is around 10.4 kilometres and takes approximately 23 minutes to reach by road via taxi. The other taxi route is of 7.2 kilometres and take around 26 minutes and yet another one is 7.6 kilometres in 28 minutes. The maximum time to reach via bus is around 34-45 minutes.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions: The cheapest way to travel from Pratunam Market to Wat Saket is to ride the ferry and that costs 10 – 20 baht and takes approximately 33 minutes. The quickest way to travel from Pratunam Market to Wat Saket is to take a taxi which costs 95 – 120 baht and takes about 4 minutes. There is a direct bus that departs from Pantip Pratunam and arrives at Thai Airways Building. The buses run every 10 minutes and operate daily in a regular basis. The journey time is approximately 9 minutes from Pratunam Market to Wat Saket.

From Sukhimvit: To travel from Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit to reach Wat Saket, you can avail the BTS Sky Train from Asoke station to National Stadium station. After de-boarding, take a taxi to travel the rest of the way to the temple which is about 3.5 kilometres away.
Travel by bus is cheap. You can reach from Grande Sukhumvit to Wat Saket by 511 Inbound Bus in 22 minutes by paying 10-40 baht. MRT Blue will charge you 24-40 baht and travel time will be half an hour. Taxi will charge 110-135 baht.

14. Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho)

Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho)

Wat Pho is also commonly known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha or Wat Phra Chetuphon. It is located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and forms a very important tourist attraction. It is a huge temple complex and well known for its giant, reclining, 46-metres tall Buddha that is covered in gold leaf. Wat Pho is also a great place to get a traditional Thai massage.

Ticket Cost in THB

The entry fee to Wat Pho is 100 baht. Apart from the entrance fee to Wat Pho, there are no other charges. Inside the temple premises if you want to experience the authentic Thai massage for one hour, it will cost you around 480 baht. Also, The ferry ride to Wat Arun (in case you want to cover Wat Arun in the same tour) from Wat Pho costs 3 baht. You can also avail the service of the English speaking guides who provide a lot of interesting information by charging around 200 – 400 baht.

How much time is needed to explore: About 2-3 hours should be enough for visiting Wat Pho. Take a relaxing walk around the temple complex. Also, Wat Pho is a great place to try a traditional Thai massage as it is the place of the leading school of massage in Thailand.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho) is around 7.6 kilometres and takes around 22 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 9.5 kilometres and take around 24 minutes and another one is 7.7 kilometres in 27 minutes. The time range to reach Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho) via bus is 39-52 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho) is around 12.5 kilometres and takes approximately 27 minutes to reach by road via taxi. The other taxi route is a bit more busier with a distance of 8 kilometres and take around 31 minutes and another one is 9.6 kilometres to be travelled in 33 minutes. The maximum time to reach via bus is around 43-50 minutes.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: From Pratunam, you can breezily walk to the BTS Skytrain Chidlom or Siam Station through R-Walk. A visit to Wat Pho is easily done from Pratunam. From the hotel, you need to get to the BTS SkyTrain from Asok station to Saphan Taksin station (Silom Line) and then Leave via Exit 2 and take a Chao Phraya express boat at Taksin Pier to Tha Tien Pier (No. 9).

From Sukhimvit: The cheapest way to travel from Sukhumvit to Wat Pho is to take a bus run Bangkok Mass Transit Authority via Thailand Life which costs 10 – 35 baht and takes approximately 46 minutes. The quickest way on the other hand is to take a taxi from Sukhumvit to Wat Pho which costs 120 – 150 baht and takes around 10 minutes. There are direct buses departing from Soi Sukhumvit 10 and arriving at Khok Wua Intersection Opposite Lottery. The buses depart every 15 minutes and operate on a daily basis. The journey takes approximately 19 minutes. Bangkok Metro operates a train from Sukhumvit to Wat Pho every 10 minutes. The tickets will cost 29 – 40 baht and the journey takes 21 minutes.

15. SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Experience the magic of the underwater world in the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is an aquarium located inside Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand. It is the largest of its kind in the whole of South East Asia. This giant aquarium covers approximately 10,000 square meters and exhibits 400 sea species and 30,000 fish species that is contained in about 5,000,000 litres of water.

Ticket Cost in THB

SEA LIFE Bangkok entrance ticket: Adult: 700 baht; Child (3-11 years): 650 baht
SEA LIFE Bangkok entrance ticket + 4D Movie: Adult 800 baht: Child (3-11 years): 750 baht
SEA LIFE Bangkok entrance ticket + Glass Bottom Boat Ride: Adult: 950 baht; Child (3-11 years): 900 baht
SEA LIFE Bangkok entrance ticket + 4D Movie + Glass Bottom Boat Ride: Adult: 1100 baht; Child (3-11 years): 1050 baht
SEA LIFE Bangkok entrance ticket + Madame Tussauds combo: Adult: 1050 baht; Child (3-11 years): 1000 baht

Children under 3 years of age are free of charge for entry into the SEA LIFE Bangkok. Proof of age needs to be submitted at the time of entry. Discounts are available if your book online through the various travel and tour agencies.

How much time is needed to explore: SEA LIFE Bangkok calls for a half-day to full-day tour. You can discover more 400 different water species and 30,000 fishes at the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World Aquarium and go around spending some quality time. You can also happily indulge in Fish pedicure, Glass Bottom Boat ride and enjoy Ocean Walker and 4D Cinema. This place makes for perfect family outing and is immensely kid-friendly. Spend the day watching the various wildlife and animal shows. There are specific show timings for Otter Feeding, Jackass Penguin Feeding, Fresh Water Fish Feeding, Diver’s Communication, Gentoo Penguin Feeding: Shark Feeding Show and Eagle Ray Feeding.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to SEA LIFE Bangkok is around 3.4 kilometres and takes around 14 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 4.1 kilometres and take around 18 minutes and another one is 5 kilometres to be reached in 21 minutes. The time range to reach SEA LIFE Bangkok via bus is 11-20 minutes.

distance from Sukhimvit to SEA LIFE Bangkok is around 3 kilometres and takes approximately 13 minutes to reach by road via taxi.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: To reach SEA LIFE Bangkok by BTS, take Exit 5 from the BTS Siam Station, which provides direct access to Siam Paragon.

From Sukhimvit: The cheapest way to travel from Sukhumvit to Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is to take the BTS that costs 16 – 60 baht and takes around 6 minutes to reach. The fastest way to get from Sukhumvit to Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is to taxi which costs 80 – 100 baht and takes 4 minutes. To reach SEA LIFE Bangkok from Sukhimvit takes 26 baht by bus. Alternatively, there are direct trains departing from Nana and arriving at Siam. Trains depart every 10 minutes and operates daily. The journey time is approximately 3 minutes.

16. Pratunam Market

Pratunam Market

Pratunam Market is a bustling market of Bangkok that sells varied items ranging from clothes and shoes to fashion accessories all at wholesale prices. The crowded narrow alleys and jam-packed streets are all a clothes-maze. Here , you get items at reasonably cheap prices as most shops offer retail prices for even single item. Pratunam market is located at the intersection of Ratchaprop and Petchburi roads beside the Amari Watergate Bangkok hotel.

How much time is needed to explore: Pratunam market is for shopping that comprises mostly clothes, shoes and fashion accessories and should not take you more than 1-2 hours to have a look at the items on display and indulge in a bit of shopping here and there. There is no trying, no refund and no returning. Buy keeping in mind that most probably the brand that you are seeing is not genuine.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The market is located in Pratunam itself. So wherever you are staying in Pratunam, the market will most likely be within a walking distance.

From Sukhimvit: The distance from Sukhimvit to Pratunam Market is around 2 kilometres and takes approximately 13 minutes to reach by road via taxi.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

The cheapest way to reach Pratunam Market from Sukhumvit is to take a bus which costs 10 – 35 baht and takes 12 minutes approximately. The fastest way to get from Sukhumvit to Pratunam Market is to avail a taxi which will costs 80 – 100 baht and will take 3 minutes of journey time. There are direct buses plying from Soi Sukhumvit 10 which connect to Pantip Pratunam and these buses depart at a frequency of every 15 minutes and operate every day with a journey time of approximately 7 minutes. There are also direct trains departing from Asok and arriving at Chit Lom that run at an interval of every 10 minutes and operate on a daily basis with a journey time of approximately 3 minutes.

17. Wat Benchamabophit

Wat Benchamabophit

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram or the Marble Temple is a Buddhist temple in the Dusit District of Bangkok, Thailand. It is a major tourist attraction on account of its typical Bangkok style ornate high gables, stepped-out roofs and elaborate finials. Inside the temple, you can see a Sukhothai-style Buddha statue named Phra Buddhajinaraja which was cast in 1920. In the gallery, surrounding the ordination hall you can also see 52 Buddha statues each depicting a different Mudra.

Ticket Cost in THB: The entrance fee to Wat Benchamabophit is 50 baht for all. It remains open every day from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.

How much time is needed to explore: For visiting Wat Benchamabophit you may be recommended to set aside about a half day to visit the entire temple complex which also includes travel time from most of the locations of central Bangkok. Those who aim to visit the nearby attractions that are located in the vicinity such as the Wat Benchamabophit should consider combining it with a full-day tour to Wat Benchamabophit.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Wat Benchamabophit is around 3.6 kilometres and takes around 11 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 4.1 kilometres and takes around 18 minutes and another one is 5 kilometres to be reached in 21 minutes. The time range to reach SEA LIFE Bangkok via bus is 11-20 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Wat Benchamabophit is around 3 kilometres and takes approximately 13 minutes to reach by road via taxi.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam:The cheapest way to get from Pratunam Market to Wat Benchamabophit is to take the line 503 bus that costs 20 – 70 baht and takes 30 minutes to reach. The quickest way, on the other hand, to get from Pratunam Market to Wat Benchamabophit is to take a taxi that costs 80 – 100 baht and it takes merely 4 minutes.

There is no direct bus from Pratunam Market to Wat Benchamabophit. However, there are connecting bus services departing from Pantip Pratunam and arriving at King Chulalongkorn Statue via Nang Lerng Police Office. The journey involves transfers and takes approximately 30 minutes from Pratunam to Wat Benchamabophit.

From Sukhumvit: Travelling from Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit to Wat Benchamabophit can be done by taking BTS Sky Train from Asok station to Phaya Thai station. After de-boarding, you can avail a taxi directly to the temple which is located about 2.5 kilometres away. You can even walk the way to the temple.

18. Patpong

Patpong

Patpong is a busy and happening night bazaar or market that has innumerable stalls selling a variety of items such as gifts, souvenirs, clothing and street food. It is full-fledged outdoor shopping paradise. You can have a fun time at the bars when you get thirsty. Tourists flock to the stalls to check out interesting items such as binoculars, cameras, ninja styled knives or even weapons and many other quirky things on sale.

How much time is needed to explore: You can spend a fun-filled evening at the Patpong Night Market. Go for a gala shopping as most vendors open their stalls around 6 p.m. and close down the shutters between 10 pm and midnight. You can also enjoy at the pubs and bars and indulge in relaxing massages.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Patpong Night Market is around 5.1 kilometres and takes around 10 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 8.5 kilometres and takes around 12 minutes and another one is 7.5 kilometres to be reached in 13 minutes. The time range to reach Patpong Night Market via bus is 20-46 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Patpong Night Market is around 3 kilometres and takes approximately 13 minutes to reach by road via taxi.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The cheapest means of travel from Pratunam to Patpong is to take a bus which will cost 10 – 35 baht and will take around 9 minutes of travel time. The fastest way to reach Patpong from Pratunam is to avail the taxi service which will cost around 75 – 95 baht and will take approximately 3 minutes. Alternatively, if you take the bus route, there is a direct bus departing from Wat Pathum Wanaram which arrives at Bus Stop BTS Saladaeng and run in an interval of every 15 minutes daily. The journey time would be approximately 9 minutes.

From Sukhumvit: The quickest way to travel from Sukhumvit to Patpong is to avail a taxi that will cost 85 – 110 baht and will take 5 minutes to reach. There is also a direct train departing from Sukhumvit and arriving at Si Lom. Train services depart every 10 minutes and operate on a daily basis. Taxi will charge 100-120 baht. The walking enthusiasts can walk down the 3.4 kilometres in about 40 minutes or so.

19. Erawan Shrine

Erawan Shrine

The Erawan Shrine, formally the Thao Maha Phrom Shrine, is the best-known Hindu shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, that was built way back in 1956. The shrine houses a golden statue of Phra Phrom, which is a four-faced Thai representation of Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. This shrine was originally built to ward off bad luck from a hotel that had just been built nearby.

How much time is needed to explore: The Erawan Shrine is located in the heart of hustling and bustling Pratunam and most of the local commuters go past the shrine after a five-minute prayer on the way to work. For curious visitors who would like to soak in the sights and sounds of the shrine. You can do it all within an hour. According to the belief of the locals, the most powerful time for prayers at Erawan is between 6 and 7 p.m. but you can visit the shrine at any time of the day. Wait for the dance offering, as the Thai dances in the shrine premises is truly mesmerizing.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Erawan Shrine is around 4 kilometres and takes around 8 minutes to reach by road. The time range to reach Erawan Shrine via bus is 10-14 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Erawan Shrine is around 1.9 kilometres and takes approximately 5 minutes to reach by road via taxi.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The most comfortable way to reach Erawan Shrine from Pratunam is by foot. While you enjoy walking the countless malls and restaurants of Pratunam, you can easily walk down to Erawan Shrine. The Platinum/Pratunam is located near Pratunam Intersection and the Erawan Shrine is located at the corner of the Ratchaprasong Intersection. These two intersections are next two each other and the it better to walk down since the roads at this region always remain clogged with intense traffic.

From Sukhumvit: The cheapest way to get to reach Erawan Schrein from Sukhumvit other than walking is to catch the bus which costs 10 – 35 baht and takes merely 7 minutes. The quickest way to get from Sukhumvit to Erawan Schrein is to get a taxi that will cost 80 – 100 baht and will take approximately 3 minutes. There are also direct buses departing from Soi Sukhumvit 10 that arrives at CentralWorld and run at an interval of every 15 minutes on a daily basis. The journey time by bus is roughly 5 minutes.

20. Bangkok National Museum

Bangkok National Museum

The Bangkok National Museum is the main branch of the National Museums in Thailand and displays a huge collection of local art and artefacts. This museum is also one of the largest museums in Southeast Asia with a brilliant array of Thai art and history exhibits. It was founded by King Rama V and occupies the former palace of the vice king, located between Thammasat University and the National Theater.

How much time is needed to explore: Bangkok half-day National Museum tour would do justice to Bangkok National Museum visit. The Exhibits at the Museum are spread over 12 halls and has multimedia displays in English. It also contains relics from King Rama IV’s rule and archaeological and art history collection of items from Thailand’s prehistory, along with decorative arts and ethnological collection of Chinese weapons, precious stones, Khon masks, ceramics, textiles and traditional musical instruments from Southeast Asia. Do not forget to see the funeral chariot hall displaying carriages used for royal cremations.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit:The distance from Pratunam to Bangkok National Museum is around 8.8 kilometres and takes around 16 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 10.8 kilometres and takes around 18 minutes and yet another one is 10 kilometres to be reached in 19 minutes. The time range to reach Bangkok National Museum via bus is 36-55 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Bangkok National Museum is around 9.3 kilometres and takes approximately 20 minutes to reach by road via taxi. By bus, it takes much longer. The journey time would be around an hour or more.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The cheapest way to get to Bangkok National Museum from Pratunam Market is to catch a bus. It will cost you around 10 – 35 baht and will take approximately 24 minutes. There is a direct bus departing from Pantip Pratunam which arrives at Opposite Kong Salak and the buses run at a frequency of every 15 minutes every day. The journey by bus takes approximately 12 minutes. The fastest way to get from Pratunam Market to Bangkok National Museum is to hail a taxi which costs 95 – 120 baht and takes around 6 minutes.

From Sukhumvit:The cheapest way to travel from Sukhumvit to Bangkok National Museum is to avail a bus via Thailand Life which will cost you around 10 – 35 baht and will take around 39 minutes to reach your destination. The quickest way to get from Sukhumvit to Bangkok National Museum is to take a taxi which is a more expensive option costing around 120 – 150 baht and taking around 8 minutes to reach. There is also a direct bus that departs from Soi Sukhumvit 10 and arrives at Khok Wua Intersection Opposite Lottery. These buses run at intervals of every 15 minutes and operate daily. The journey time will be approximately 19 minutes. The Bangkok National Museum is well within walking distance of other major tourist destination such as the Wat Phra Kaew and The Grand Palace. Thus, you can easily combine these spots in a day trip during your stay in Bangkok.

21. Victory Monument

Victory Monument

Victory Monument is an obelisk monument in Bangkok, Thailand, that was built by the military government in 1941 in June 1941 to commemorate the Thai victory in the Franco-Thai War. It is now one of the most busy transportation hubs in Bangkok surrounded by vibrant shopping malls and restaurants. This region pulsates with a happening nightlife. The budget-friendly shops and restaurants at Victory Monument make it a popular hangout for tourists and locals alike.

How much time is needed to explore: Victory Monument is in itself a monument of great historical significance standing in the midst of a busy thoroughfare and you can view it as you pass by. But there are some great restaurants and interesting streets to explore near Victory Monument. This is where you will find King Power, which is Bangkok’s biggest duty-free shopping mall, Bangkok Dolls and Museum, Santiphap Park and a variety of small shopping malls, clothing shops, street food stalls and prominent eating places such as Kuang Seafood, B Resto, Eat Am, Are, Everest Kitchen and many more. Thus it is up to you how much you would like to spend in the Victory Monument area.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Victory Monument is around 2.9 kilometres and takes around 14 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 5 kilometres and takes around 21 minutes. The time range to reach Victory Monument via bus is 17-26 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Victory Monument is around 6.2 kilometres and takes approximately 5 minutes to reach by road via taxi. By bus, it takes around 13 minutes.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam:The cheapest way to travel from Victory Monument to Pratunam is to avail the BTS which costs around 16 – 60 baht and takes approximately 11 minutes from point to point. The quickest way to travel between Victory Monument and Pratunam is to take a taxi which costs 80 – 95 baht and takes 2 minutes. There is, however, no direct bus from Victory Monument to Pratunam. The connecting buses depart from Victory Monument and arrive at CentralWorld via Bus Stop BTS Ratchathewi. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes, including transfers.

From Sukhimvit: The cheapest way to reach Victory Monument from Sukhumvit to is to avail the BTS that costs 7 – 26 baht and takes 13 minutes of travel time. The quickest way to get from Sukhumvit to Victory Monument is to avail a taxi which costs 110 – 140 baht and takes 6 minutes to travel from point to point. There is a direct train departing from Nana Station which arrives at Victory Monument Station and commute every 10 minutes on a daily basis with a journey time of approximately 7 minutes.

You can combine various other important attractions with a visit to the famous Victory Monument. Some remarkable tourist attractions located nearby are Suan Pakkad Palace Museum about 1.08 kilometres away, Baiyoke Sky Tower around 0.68 kilometres away and Indra Square about 1.47 kilometres away.

22. The Erawan Museum

The Erawan Museum

A massive three-headed elephant statue that stands on an equally giant pedestal marks the uniqueness of Erawan Museum which is located in the Samut Prakan Province, Bangkok, Thailand. The statue is cast in pure copper, weighs 250 tonnes and is 29 metres in height and 39 metres in length. The museum has some rare antiquities and priceless collections of religious objects. Erawan Museum has three levels that represent the underworld, earth and heaven.

Ticket Cost in THB

The entrance fee to Erawan Museum is 400 baht per adult and 200 baht for children aged 6-14 years. Children below 6 years are not charged. This rate is for visit between 9 am and 5 pm. The charges are slashed to 200 baht per adult and 100 baht for children aged 6-14 years. Children below 6 years are given free entry. The entry tickets include free audio guide device in English, Chinese, Thai, Russian and Korean.

How much time is needed to explore :
For visiting Erawan Museum, you should keep aside at least a couple of hours. It is wonderful to wander through the elephant-shaped Erawan Museum and stay amazed at the ancient Thai and Asian antiquities and the psychedelic décor. Take a relaxing walk in the outdoor open area of the museum. Go through the huge collection of the museum owner Khun Lek Viriyapant and understand a lot about the fascinating local heritage, customs and craftsmanship.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Erawan Museum is around 21 kilometres and takes around half an hour to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 23 kilometres and takes around 37 minutes and there is a third route of 19.3 kilometres which takes longer of around 44 minutes. The time taken to reach Erawan Museum via bus is a little more than an hour.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Erawan Museum is around 21 kilometres and takes approximately 34 minutes to reach by road via taxi. There is another route 25.5 kilometres long and takes around 46 minutes. The third one is 19.5 kilometres and takes 48 minutes. By bus, it takes around 51 minutes.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam:The cheapest way to travel from Pratunam Market to Erawan Museum is to board a bus which costs merely 10 – 35 baht and takes at least 57 minutes or more. The quickest method of travelling from Pratunam to Erawan Museum is to take a taxi which costs more, around 200 – 240 baht takes only about 16 minutes of journey time. There are direct buses to be availed from Big C Rajdamri which arrives at Khong Kroek and which departs every 15 minutes and operate daily. The journey times by bus is approximately 49 minutes.

From Sukhimvit: The cheapest way to get from Sukhimvit to Erawan Museum is to take the bus 511 Outbound which costs 10 – 40 baht and takes about 1 hour. There are direct buses departing from Sukhumvit Soi 15 which arrives at Khong Kroek. The buses run every 15 minutes and operate every day and takes approximately 43 minutes. BTS will take 15 – 60 baht and will involve a travel time of 50 minutes. The fastest way to get from Sukhimvit to Erawan Museum is to travel by taxi which costs 230 – 280 baht with a journey time of around 17 minutes. There is a direct train departing from Asok and arriving at Pu Chao that runs at a frequency of every 10 minutes and operate every day. The journey time is approximately 22 minutes.

23. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is a prominent centre for contemporary arts in Bangkok, Thailand. This centre with the white curving façade and spiral walkways that evokes the picture of Guggenheim in New York. It is centre nourishing art, music, theatre, film, design and cultural/educational events. The centre also has cafes, commercial art galleries, bookshops, craft shops and an art library where people can explore arts and cultures.

Ticket Cost in THB

Admission to the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is free. It is believed that some exhibitions might require a fee in the future.

How much time is needed to explore:For those curious in history, art and culture, spending 2-3 hours at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is absolutely required in order to have a detailed knowledge of the various exhibits. Here, you can see private art galleries, designer boutiques, music studios and related shops. The building is spacious and hosts interesting exhibitions that seldom requires entry fee. The library at basement level provides free access to a wide range of books and other artistic materials. There is also a kid’s corner zone in the library where the parents can spend a couple of hours easily.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is around 2.7 kilometres and takes around 6 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 4.9 kilometres and takes around 8 minutes. The time taken to reach Erawan Museum via bus is around 27 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is around 3 kilometres and takes approximately 9 minutes to reach by road via taxi.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:
From Pratunam:The cheapest way to travel from Pratunam Market to Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is to take the ferry which costs 10 – 20 baht and takes around 16 minutes of travel time. There is a direct ferry service departing from Pratunam Pier and arriving at Hua Chang Bridge. The ferries depart every 20 minutes and operate daily on a regular basis. The journey time is approximately 7 minutes. On the other hand, the quickest way to reach Bangkok Art and Culture Centre from Pratunam Market is to travel by taxi which costs 75 – 95 baht and takes merely a couple of minutes to reach.

From Sukhimvit: The cheapest way to get from Sukhumvit to Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is to travel comfortably by MRT which will cost you around 21 – 30 baht and takes approximately 6 minutes to reach. The quickest way to reach the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre from Sukhumvit to is to avail a taxi service which costs 90 – 120 baht and takes only about 5 minutes to reach. There is a direct bus departing from Yaek Sukhumvit and reaching Asok, Talat Asok and finally arriving at Bigc Ratchadapisek that run at an interval of every 30 minutes and operate on a daily basis. The travel by bus takes approximately 8 minutes to reach.

24. Rattanakosin Island

Rattanakosin Island

Rattanakosin Island is the main island of Bangkok and is also called Rattanakosin or Old Town. It is famous for housing the ornate Grand Palace and the majestic and sprawling temple complex called Wat Pho, famed for the remarkable and huge reclining Buddha. In its parks such as the Sanam Luang, locals play sepak takraw or kick volleyball game. Boutique hotels often allure visitors with the temptation of riverside dining.

Ticket Cost in THB

There is no entrance fee for visiting Rattanakosin. But there are fees for visiting Rattanakosin Exhibition hall and it is 100 baht for all foreigner visitors, adult and children.

How much time is needed to explore: A few days should suffice a complete tour of Rattanakosin. The island of Rattanakosin is the historic centre of Bangkok and possesses most of the spectacular jewels or tourist attractions, including the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Visit city pillar shrine is Bangkok is known as San Lak Muang, go shopping at Phahurat Wholesale Market, visit the Bangkok National Museum, take a stroll at the Saranrom Park, visit Chinatown, Mahakan Fort and the Wat Ratchanatdaram next to it to name a few. Spending a few days in this remarkable district of Bangkok will give you an opportunity to soak up the essence of culture, history and religion of the Thai people also give you a chance to stay amazed at the traditional Buddhist temples, palaces, museums, parks and monuments.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Rattanakosin is around 6.3 kilometres and takes around 11 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 8.2 kilometres and takes around 13 minutes and yet another route that is 7.2 kilometres. The time taken to reach Rattanakosin via bus ranges from around 34-52 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Rattanakosin is around 11.2 kilometres and takes approximately 15 minutes to reach by road via taxi. The other taxi route is of 8.2 kilometres and takes around 16 minutes and yet another route that is 8 kilometres takes 17 minutes. Bus on the other hand will take more than an hour.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The cheapest way to reach from Pratunam Market to Rattanakosin Island is to take a bus that will cost 10 – 35 baht and takes 15 minutes to reach. The quickest way, on the other hand, to get from Pratunam Market to Rattanakosin Island is to avail a taxi which costs 90 – 110 baht and takes 5 minutes to transport to the destination. Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pantip Pratunam and arriving at Wat Ratchanatdaram. Buses depart every 10 minutes and operate every day on a regular basis. The journey takes approximately 10 minutes.

From Sukhimvit: The cheapest way to reach Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok from Sukhumvit is to take a bus via Thailand Life which will cost 10 – 35 baht and take approximately 40 minutes to reach. The cheapest way to get from Sukhumvit to Rattanakosin Island is to avail the MRT which will cost around 28 – 33 baht and take 16 minutes to reach. The quickest way, on the other hand, to get from Sukhumvit to Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok is to avail a taxi which will cost 100 – 130 baht and takes 9 minutes to cover the distance. There are direct buses departing from Thailand Life and arriving at Wat Pho in Rattanakosin. Buses depart every 15 minutes and operate every day on a regular basis. The journey time is approximately 38 minutes. There are direct buses departing from Soi Sukhumvit 10 and arriving at Wat Ratchanatdaram at a frequency of every 15 minutes and operating daily. The journey takes approximately 17 minutes.

25. Siam Niramit Bangkok

Siam Niramit Bangkok

Sima Niramit is a scintillating theatre with a lavish show that portrays the cultural history of Thailand in association with mesmerizing dance and music performances. Siam Niramit was listed in the Guinness Book of World records for its brilliance. You can soak the rich culture and heritage of Thailand in the magical world of Siam watching in awe the more than 100 performers, 500 stunning costumes and special effects.

Ticket Cost in THB

The ticket price for Siam Niramit is 1275 baht for the basic seats. Buying from tour and travel operators or agents get you cheaper deals at discounted rates. The tickets include the show and also has combined meal packages. There is Gold Seat, Platinum Seat and Seats plus dinner packages.

How much time is needed to explore:Siam Niramit will keep you engaged for the evening for at least 4-5 hours. Right from the show till dinner and a bit of looking around will call for a few hours of enjoyment and relaxation.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Siam Niramit is around 5.8 kilometres and takes around 12 minutes to reach by road. The two other taxi routes are of about 6 kilometres and takes around 13 minutes. The time taken to reach Siam Niramit via bus is around 34-58 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Siam Niramit is around 8.6 kilometres and takes approximately 15 minutes to reach by road via taxi.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

To travel to Siam Niramit, take MRT/Metro to Thailand Cultural Center Station and de-board and go out through the Exit 1. After exiting, you need to turn right, take the overpass at the next junction and walk to Siam Niramit for about 15 minutes to cover a distance is about 1 kilometre.

The Siam Niramit packages sold by tour and travel operators come with pick-and-drop options. Thus there is no need to think of availing transportation of your own. From Sukhumvit or Asok catch the MRT to Thailand Cultural Center. There you can catch a shuttle van running regularly to reach Siam Niramit.

26. Thon Buri

Thon Buri

Thonburi or Thon Buri is the charming Bangkok neighbourhood located west of Chao Phraya River. Experience the magic of long-tail boats gliding down narrow waterways lined with wooden houses. View the magnificence of the towering pagoda and rows of gilded Buddhas of the iconic Wat Arun temple spread along the riverside. Grab your favourite street-food stalls of the area that serve savoury snacks such as grilled sausages and coconut pancakes.

How much time is needed to explore:Thon Buri calls for a day trip as you lose yourself while exploring the snaking alleys, Thonburi Canal or khlongs and winding roads of this old town and visit Wat Prayoon’s khao mor and Wang Derm Palace, Wang Lang Mrket, Wat Arun, Wat Kalayanamitr, Wat Prayoon, Wat Rakhang Khositaram, Wichaiprasit and also grab some sumptuous meals at the innumerable eateries in the location.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Thon Buri is around 12 kilometres and takes around 21 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 16.2 kilometres but takes around the same time of 21 minutes and yet another one is 17.8 kilometres and takes 26 minutes. The time range to reach Thon Buri via bus is minimum of 51 minutes and maximum of 1 hour 13 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Thon Buri is around 10.5 kilometres and takes approximately 26 minutes to reach by road via taxi. The other taxi route is of 17 kilometres but takes around the same time of 25 minutes and yet another one is 18 kilometres and takes 27 minutes. By bus, it takes much longer. The journey time would be around an hour or more.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The cheapest way to travel from Pratunam to Thon Buri is to take the 79 Inbound bus which charges a fare 10 – 35 baht and takes 39 minutes. Pratunam Market to Thon Buri Station bus services are operated by Bangkok Mass Transit Authority and the buses depart from Pantip Pratunam station and arrive at Opposite Kong Salak station.

Covering the journey partly by bus and partly by ferry will cost you around and will take around 34 minutes. Taxi takes merely 8 minutes but charges more, around 120-160 baht. There is a direct bus departing from Pantip Pratunam and arriving at Opposite Kong Salak. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

From Sukhumvit: The cheapest manner in which you can travel from Sukhumvit to Thon Buri Station is to take a bus via Thailand Life which costs 10 – 35 baht and takes 42 minutes. The fastest way to travel from Sukhumvit to Thon Buri Station is to avail a taxi that charges 140 – 180 baht and takes 11 minutes. It takes approximately 34 minutes to travel from Sukhumvit to Thon Buri Station, including transfers. There are direct buses departing from Soi Sukhumvit 10 and arriving at Phra Pinklao Bridge. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 minutes.

Sukhumvit to Thon Buri Station bus service is operated by Bangkok Mass Transit Authority and departs from Soi Sukhumvit 10 station and arrives at Phra Pinklao Bridge station. Sukhumvit to Thon Buri Station train services are operated by Bangkok Metro and the trains depart from Sukhumvit station and arrives at Sanam Chai at an interval of every 5 minutes on a daily basis with a journey time of approximately 17 minutes. The best way to get from Sukhumvit to Thon Buri Station if you do not have a car at your disposal is to go via MRT and ferry which will take approximately 34 minutes and will cost 40 – 75 baht.

27. Soi Cowboy

Soi Cowboy

Soi Cowboy is a bustling street in Bangkok, Thailand, that has a line of 40 bars, mostly go-go bars, catering to tourists and expatriates. The street was named Soi Cowboy based on the cowboy hat that was worn by the African-American who opened the first bar in the vicinity in the decade of 1970s. The entry to these neon-light flashing colourful streetscape of go-go bars is free with fixed-price drinks.

Ticket Cost in THB: There is no entry fee to the bars lined up along the street and the drinks are available at a fixed price.

How much time is needed to explore: You can spend as much time as you want in Soi Cowboy. Relax and sip your drinks in this pretty easy-going and open-minded locality. Soi Cowboy is located beside the Terminal 21, which is a very popular shopping mall and you can spend some time here. The vibes of this neighbourhood is absolutely unique and should be enjoyed at least once.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Soi Cowboy is around 4.3 kilometres and takes around 8 minutes to reach by road. The other taxi route is of 5.8 kilometres but takes around 10 minutes and yet another one is 4.3 kilometres and takes 14 minutes. The time range to reach Soi Cowboy via bus is minimum of 38 minutes and maximum of 1 hour 8 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Soi Cowboy is around 2.2 kilometres and takes approximately 11 minutes to reach by road via taxi. The other taxi route is of 5.9 kilometres but takes around the same time of 12 minutes. By bus, time taken would be something in between 12-17 minutes via two different routes.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam:The cheapest way to travel from Pratunam Market to Soi Cowboy is to avail the bus which costs 10 – 35 baht and takes 16 minutes approximately to take you to the destination. The quickest way to reach Soi Cowboy from Pratunam Market is to avail a taxi which costs 85 – 110 baht and takes approximately 4 minutes to reach. There are direct buses that depart from Opposite Pantip Pratunam and arrives at Sukhumvit Soi 23. The buses operate at an interval of every 15 minutes and operate every day with a journey time of approximately 9 minutes.

From Sukhumvit: The cheapest way to get from Sukhumvit to Soi Cowboy is to avail the bus, charging 10 – 35 baht and taking 13 minutes and to ease the journey there are direct buses departing from Bus Stop BTS Thonglo and arriving at Soi Sukhumvit 18. Buses run every 15 minutes every day and takes approximately 6 minutes to transfer. The quickest way to reach Soi Cowboy from Bangkok Sukhumvit is to hire a taxi which costs 80 – 100 baht and takes 3 minutes to reach.

28. Siam Amazing Park

Siam Amazing Park

Siam Amazing Park, founded in 1980, is a world-class theme and water park in the Khan Na Yao District of Bangkok, Thailand. It is the oldest amusement and water park complex in Southeast Asia. It is paradise of joy welcoming all adventurers with fantastic rides. It also upholds Bangkok’s cultural heritage. The park is segregated into Water World, X-Zone, Family World, Fantasy World and Small World each of which offers rides to suit various ages.

Ticket Cost in THB : The entry ticket price for walk-in rates that apply for Cash Payment upon arrival, stands at 1150 baht per person, including entrance to water park, all rides and buffet lunch. Hefty discounts are sometimes available on booking the entry tickets to Siam Amazing Park through the various travel and tour operators.

How much time is needed to explore: The Siam Amazing Park is open from 10 am to 6 pm and you need to set aside a whole day to be spent enjoying the various attractions of Siam Amazing Park. It is a massive attraction of Bangkok that displays authentic replicas of charming old buildings and temples, markets selling pretty souvenirs, clothes, Thai street food and organic produce. You can also enjoy dinner with a traditional dance show in the evenings at the park and have a packed and fun-filled family day out here.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit: The distance from Pratunam to Siam Amazing Park is around 26.1 kilometres, 28.5 kilometres and 27 kilometres via three different routes and all three routes take around 24 minutes to reach by taxi. The time range to reach Siam Amazing Park via bus is minimum of 1 hour 50 minutes and maximum of 2 hours 20 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Siam Amazing Park is around 28.5 kilometres and another route is 30.9 kilometres and takes approximately 27 minutes to reach by road via taxi via these two routes. The other taxi route is of 29.3 kilometres but takes around the same time of 28 minutes. By bus, time taken would be approximately 2 hours via four different routes.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The cheapest way to reach Siam Amazing Park from Pratunam Market is to board a line 34 bus and line 520 bus that will charge a bus fare of 20 – 70 baht and will take approximately 2 hours to reach. The quickest way to get from Pratunam Market to Siam Amazing Park is to take a taxi that will cost higher of around 220 – 270 baht and takes 24 minutes to reach. Though there are no direct buses from Pratunam Market to Siam Park City, however, there are services departing from Ratchathewi District Office and arriving at Makmai Restaurant via Tesco Lotus Laksi, Bang Communications Regiment Army and the journey, inclusive of transfers, takes approximately 1 hour 55 minutes.

From Sukhumvit: The cheapest way to travel from Sukhumvit to Siam Amazing Park is to avail the line 185 bus and line 520 bus that will cost 20 – 70 baht and take at least 1 hour 38 minutes. On the other hand, the quickest way to reach Siam Amazing Park from Sukhumvit is to avail the taxi that will cost higher around 220 – 270 baht but will take just around 25 minutes. There are, however, no direct bus from Sukhumvit to Siam Amazing Park. The buses depart from Yaek Sukhumvit to Asok, Talat Asok and arrives at Makmai Restaurant via Tesco Lotus Laksi, Bang Communications Regiment Army. The journey, including transfers, takes around 1 hour 38 minutes.

29. Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market

Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market

Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market is Thailand’s largest wholesale flower market located in Bangkok that remains open 24 hours a day, all 7 days a week. The market sells flowers, fruits and even vegetables. It is the main flower market of Bangkok and is often cited as a ‘place of symbolic value’ for the residents of Bangkok. This bustling and authentic outdoor market, located on Chak Phet Road, makes for a fascinating place to visit.

How much time is needed to explore: Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market of Thailand can be explored in an hour or at the max a couple of hours. The powerhouse of flowers operate round the clock procuring flowers from the nearby provinces and further reaches and selling them to the wholesale traders and consumers.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit:The distance from Pratunam to Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market is around 7.3 kilometres, 21 kilometres and 8.4 kilometres via three different routes and takes around 19 minutes to reach by road. And the third route takes 22 minutes via 7.5 kilometres. The time range to reach Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market via bus is a minimum of 29 minutes and maximum of 41 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market is around 7.8 kilometres and other routes being 12.2 kilometres and 9.2 kilometres take approximately 23 minutes to reach by road via taxi. By bus, time taken would be approximately 41-47 minutes via four different routes. By taxi, it takes 110-135 baht and is the fastest mode of reaching.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

If you are reaching via Chao Phraya boat route, just turn left from Memorial Bridge dock and walk straight. If you are reaching via bus/MRT, you should take 511 Outbound You should reach in 36 minutes by paying a fare of 35-170 baht. Board the 79 Inbound bus and reach by paying 10-35 baht, which is the cheapest way to reach from Pratunam to Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market. The 79 Inbound and 47 Outbound Bus via Prarachawang Police Station takes 37 minutes and charges 20-160 baht. If you reach by BTS and MRT, you will have a journey time of 40 minutes from Chit Lom and Asok and then from Sukhumvit to Sanam Chai and then about 5 minutes of walk. By direct bus you can reach from Prantip Pratunam to Democracy Monument by 11 minutes of bus travel paying 10-35 baht. By ferry and bus, it takes 54 minutes Pratunam Pier to Talad Bo Bae by ferry and then Bo Bae Market to Pak Klong Talad by 53 Inbound.

30. Giant Swing

Giant Swing

The Giant Swing was established by King Rama I (1737–1809), the founder of the Chakri dynasty and is to be still seen in the roundabout of the majestic Wat Suthat temple of Bangkok. It is towering red swing outside its grand entrance. In the ancient period, in a religious ceremony, Thai men used to swing from the 21-metre tall Giant Swing (Sao Chingcha) of Bangkok in 1919 to grab a suspended bag of coins with their teeth.

Ticket Cost in THB: The Giant Swing charges a price of 100 Baht per person. And for the entry to the temple of Wat Suthat the charges are 200 baht per person with free entry for children under 120 centimetres.

How much time is needed to explore: Wat Suthat Thepwararam is located in Bangkok’s Old Town and you can easily enjoy the Giant Swing while during a visit to the Temple. This massive swing now serves as nice photo option for Wat Suthat Thepwararam’s visitors. The entire visit to the temple and swing should be over in 1-2 hours.

Distance from Pratunam & Sukhimvit:The distance from Pratunam to the Giant Swing is around 5.9 kilometres that is reached in 15 minutes and 7.9 kilometres to be reached in 17 minutes and also via another route which is 6.4 kilometres and takes around 18 minutes to reach by road. And the third route takes 22 minutes via 7.5 kilometres. The time range to reach the Giant Swing via bus is a minimum of 29 minutes and maximum of 41 minutes.

The distance from Sukhimvit to the Giant Swing is around 7.8 kilometres and other routes being 12.2 kilometres and 9.2 kilometres take approximately 23 minutes to reach by road via taxi. By bus, time taken would be approximately 41-47 minutes via four different routes. By taxi, it takes 110-135 baht and is the fastest mode of reaching.

How to Reach (Bus, Taxi, Included in City Tour), Any Tips & Suggestions:

From Pratunam: The cheapest way to travel from Pratunam Market to Giant Swing is to take a ferry which costs 10 – 20 baht and takes 39 minutes of travel time. The quickest way to get from Pratunam Market to Giant Swing, on the other hand, is to take a taxi which costs 100 – 130 baht and takes 5 minutes to reach. There are direct buses departing from Pantip Pratunam and that arrives at Wat Ratchanatdaram and runs every 10 minutes daily with a journey time of approximately 10 minutes.

From Sukhumvit:The cheapest way to get from Sukhumvit to Giant Swing is to take an MRT which costs 28 – 33 baht and takes 24 minutes to reach. And the quickest way to get from Giant Swing to Sukhumvit is to avail a taxi that will cost 110 – 140 baht and will take 9 minutes. There is a direct bus running from Democracy Monument and arriving at Sukhumvit Soi 15 every 15 minutes operating every day with a journey time of approximately 20 minutes.

You can easily book a cab/taxi for a half day tour of Bangkok Old Town sightseeing and combine Wat Suthat Thepwararam temple also located in Bangkok’s Old Town with a visit to the other temples of the Emerald Buddha, The Grand Palace and Wat Pho.

31. Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

nanta Samakhom Throne Hall

The centerpiece of the world’s most beautiful avenue, Champs-Élysées. Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall is a two-story structure built-in 1915. The white marble palace is situated comfortably at the end of Dustin’s long Royal Plaza which is often a seat of royal celebrations. The Royal Reception Hall is known for its unique neoclassical architecture. Its walls contain fresco depicting the Chakri Dynasty Monarchs. Located on the U-Thong Nai Road, it is surrounded by lush green gardens that are to be found at the entrance. A visit to this hall is a must for history lovers and those who would love to take a journey back in time. This hall occupies a significant social place in being the chosen destination of important ceremonies.

32. Chinatown

Chinatown

A paradise for food lovers it is a bustling hub selling mouth-watering cuisines. The market is a continuous length of food shops, filled up to its brim with tourists and locals who come here to explore vibrant street-side cuisine. Chinatown lures you with its smells of exotic dishes and sights of yummy street food being prepared and served. This is your chance to relish authentic Thai cuisine.

33. Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River

Nothing can match up to the feeling of a luxurious and romantic river cruise along the Chao Phraya River watching the main attractions as you sail. The night view of the Grand Palace and Wat Arun is awe-inspiring from the river. Dinner cruise engages the guests with feasts and buffet comprising mouth-watering authentic Thai dishes and irresistible desserts. Enjoying the panoramic view of the city while relishing a delicious five-course meal is an experience you will never forget.

34. Floating Market

Floating Market

One of the major attractions in the whole of Thailand is its unique floating stalls. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of the oldest and most popular floating markets in Thailand. It leaves you speechless with its diverse colors and range of merchandise on sale. being offered for selling in boats loaded with an infinite variety of articles, both fancy and useful. It is about a two-hour drive in the southwest direction of the capital. The market is a great place to visit even when shopping is not your main agenda. The market offers a closer look into the local lifestyle of the people of the country.

35. Central World

Central World

Originally known as the World Trade Centre, the mall has a tragic past similar to the original one. Unfortunately, on 19th May 2010, Central World was set on fire by anti-government personnel. It took months to repair the shopping complex and get it up and running. It is now the 11th largest shopping mall in the world.

36. Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon

Bangkok is heaven for shopaholics. The city has a never-ending array of trendy street markets and high-tech malls. One of the most popular shopping malls in the Siam Paragon. It is a great place to stack up some high-end brands. The mall also houses Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium and 16-screen Cineplex. The mall has over 250 shops with brands ranging from Jimmy Choo, Versace, Rolex, and more.

37. Terminal 21

Terminal 21

The interesting concept of the mall makes it a top favorite among all tourists. The mall brings several world-famous cities under one roof. You can wander in the maze of shops in Tokyo City, London’s Carnaby Street, Istanbul zouk, Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, and so many more. This can be your chance to shop from all the major fashion capitals in the world that you could have dreamt of.