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#About the City of Bangkok

Locals in Bangkok nickname the city Krungthep, 'City of Angels,' was established in 1782 as the capital of Siam, but King Rama I.

When almost every male man spends a portion of his life as a monk (up to three years of his life), there's no surprise that in Bangkok alone are over 400 monasteries. These holy places operate near luxurious palaces, vibrant and lively markets, water canals that have created interesting life in the city since 1782 and today is the center of the religion, the monarchy and culture.

Bangkok, besides it's religious aspects, is also a business capital, the capital of the modern Thailand, a city with new malls being built, and low prices. This is a big bustling city, loud and hot, has skyscrapers and massive malls, small alleyways and large streets. This city is active and full of life, a place you can fly down south to the white sand islands and the coconut trees, or fly north to the mysterious Thailand.

What to see the hottest places in town? - Click on the tag "Must see in Bangkok". There is also a lot to do with children - Click on the tag "Attractions for children in Bangkok".

#When to Visit?

The recommended season to travel is between November to March, when the temperature is average and comfortable and humidity is relatively low.

Between mid-June to August is the monsoon season, there is high humidity and lots of rain. If you are visiting during this time drink a lot of water, and make sure to have air conditioning. Many times the weather is reasonable, but during this season the weather might make plans difficult.


Fancy hotels are located closer to Riverside, guesthouses and cheaper hotels are closer to the Skytrain line in Siam Square, and backpackers can find accommodation closer to the Chinese district.

Khao San Road, is in the Banglamphu district, not far away from the palace. This area is a main tourist and backpacker area. There are laundry services, restaurants, souvenir shops and travel agencies.

For less busy areas, go towards west Banglamphu, or the alleyways west Th Chakraphong or Th Phra Sumen towards the river where you can sleep in guesthouses.


For a quick why to get across Bangkok - take a motorcycle taxi. Women wearing a skirt or a dress, sit with both legs on one side.

Don't get confused with the Tuk Tuk, the 3-wheel bike, which costs quadruple the price, and is a classic tourist trap. If you are only going for a joy ride, it's not bad, but it's not a form of transportation, because the drivers will take riders to places to offer then tours, that are not so great.

The unique Bangkok experience is the Skytrain. If you are on a shopping day, this form of transportation is recommended because it connects well between all the malls.

SRT is the Thai national train company, and is very efficient. A ticket in second class is similar to prices of a private company bus, and since the train has nice views, you can enjoy your ride and relax with the view.

Trains for far destinations from Bangkok leave from the Hualamphong Station. Because of the long ticket lines, and the popularity of certain line, its best to order tickets in advance at the station or over the phone.

One of the fun attractions outside of Bangkok is pedaling, comfortable and cheap on bicycles. You can hire bicycles in the city and take them by train or bus, at a low price or at no additional cost to the ticket. Just please - ride on the sides of the streets!

#Transportation to the Airport

At the terminal take a taxi from the official stall. Make sure not to pay of 200-300 Baht with the meter. Tolls will also be paid in the end with an additional tip, round the total up. The drive should take about half an hour to an hour, according to traffic.


Bangkok is a heaven for shopping. Teenagers and young people like the MBK mall, Siam Center, Central World, Platinum, Manip Plaza - a whole mall for electronics only. Also, some of these malls have all sorts of entertainment, like Thai wrestling, bowling, movie theaters, and more.

Some buy at the Emporium, and many shop around Khao San Road, Siam Square, and Tokyo Center. There are also the night markets Chatuchak, and the floating market. Malls have big department stores with big discounts.

Shopping tip: in most of the Bangkok malls there are sale at the beginning and end of each month, between 30% and 60% off!

Great recommendations - Click on the tag "Shopping in Bangkok".


Bangkok boasts in the best dance clubs in East Asia, temples of alcohol and music. Most of them crowded around Sukhumvit Road. Some are: Ministry of Sound (Alley 21), Narcissuc (Alley 11), QBar (Alley 23), and Bed Supperclub (Alley 11).

Looking for a Jazz club? - There is the famous Saxophone Pub in the city, and the intimate Brown Sugar, the exclusive Bamboo Bar in the Oriental Mandarin Hotel.

Many more - Click on the tag "Entertainment in Bangkok".


In Bangkok, not only the most well-known are eaten, like the Pad Thai, Thai wok noodle, or Banana Roti, a Thai banana pancake drenched in sweet milk or chocolate syrup.

The best food will be in stalls around the city. Here you can see octopus tentacle skewers, yams baked in coconut cream, fried and bitter silkworms, fried and glazed grasshoppers and other inventions you've never seen before. Bon appetite!

The Thai kitchen has a lot more to offer, including grilled fish, baked chicken over rice, shimp with noodles, curry dishes and spicy papaya salads. In the dessert section, it's worth it to try the mango sticky rice.

In food stalls and small restaurants, in "noddle shops," and in the night markets you will find noddle bowls, curry bowls with rice called Rath Cao, should cost about 50 Baht per bowl.

Of course with the great food, stall offer the "big mango," a variety of fresh squeeze juices, alongside delicious shakes.

An unforgettable meal? Find the best and more fun restaurants - Click on the tag "Must eat in Bangkok".


It's not typical to leave a tip, even though a tip means gratitude for a service given. Many tourists in recent years leave tips of 10% of the total bill at hotels and restaurants, but tips are not required in taxis.

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The possible plug types are A, B, C, F and O.

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The Dome
The Dome
#About the Bar with the View of Bangkok

The Dome, at the top of the State Tower, is where the restaurants and bars are from the State Tower, located on the river banks and overlooks the city view.

On the 63rd floor of the tall tower, on the southern end of the Silom Road, you can find the Sky Bar, of the largest bars in the world without a roof.

There is a luxury restaurant here called Sirocco, and from here you can see a panoramic 270 degree view of the who city around you, the skyscrapers and river that divides the city. This is the tallest restauarant in the city.


For a table you must book in advance (Phone number: 66-2-624-9555). No need to reserve places for the bar. Prices at Sirocco are expensice, and the Sky Bar prices are reasonable.

You must come to the Dome in proper dress.

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Thang Long
Thang Long
#About the Traditional Chef Restaurant with a Twist

Thang Long Restaurant is an excellent place for fusion, mixing of kitchens, between the best of Thai and Vietnam dishes. You will not be disappointed for a minute from the quality of the seafood, the juiciness of the meat, and the delicious salads.

The pride of the restaurant are the chef dishes, designed by himself for the customers. You can see them in the menu photos. Their beauty is only the exterior of the wonderful flavors that will give you every bite or sip of the wonderful soups that will be served to the table.

Thang Long is located in Lung Suan Lane. From the outside it looks interesting, in its western and modern design and in the very elegant look, which compliments the diners.

Above all, except for the excellent food and the wonderful flavors, there is a great atmosphere, pleasant attitude and service here at Thang Long.

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Taling Pling
Taling Pling
#About the Authentic Local Restaurant

Excellent and cheap, Taling Pling is a restaurant worth finding in Bangkok. This is an authentic Thai restaurant, where lunch is served side by side, office workers of the Silom area, alongside tourists and foreign businessmen, for whom pictures of the dishes were added to the menu.

Leaving restaurants for tourists traps, here are also families of locals, which indicates that the food is authentic and always tasty.

Try the baked duck Panang and beef in green curry sauce. Also baked chicken with pandanus and fish cakes are recommended as well as an excellent catfish salad, if you like being surprised.

The desserts here are not from the Thai or Asian cuisine, but they are also tasty. Worth coming here.

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Pagoda Chinese Restaurant
Pagoda Chinese Restaurant‬
#About a Fantastic Chinese Restuarant in Bangkok

The Pagoda Chinese Restaurant at the Marquis Hotel is an excellent old-fashioned restaurant offering a mix of Chinese and Asian cuisines. Many claim it was the most delicious Chinese restaurant they have ever eaten.

With excellent food and excellent service, supreme dim sum, fried shrimp salad and rice with crabs and mango pudding - you're going to enjoy it here for sure!


Order a table ahead of time at 02-0595999

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#About the Restauarant That's Considered the Best in Bangkok

Nahm restaurant, which means "water" in Thailand, is one of the best restaurants in the world and one of the best in Bangkok. It offers a traditional and highly spicy Thai cuisine, combining materials from the surrounding space with creative and extensive thinking.

Led by an Australian food artist and chef named David Thompson, who creates dishes that are masterpieces but whose roots are in the kitchen of Siam. Because the base of the kitchen are the successful dishes of traditional Thai cuisine, food that the Thais usually make in their homes rather than to Western tourists.

Thompson, who came to Bangkok in 1980 and fell in love with it and its kitchen, creates culinary art by combining a variety of cooking techniques, one of the world's leading. He opened his first Nahm in London and was the first to win a Michelin star as a Thai restaurant. Since then he returned to Bangkok and opened the Nahm at the Metropolitan Hotel. Today it ranks among the best restaurants in the world. In 2014 the restaurant even earned the title of Best Restaurant in Asia.

Thompson has become an expert on local raw materials. Among the recommended courses are the curries he likes best to cook, including curry shrimp and oranges with coconut hearts, curry panang with smoked beef and peanuts, shallots and chili leaves, blue crab curry with coconut and turmeric. Try the mackerel salad with the pomelo, lemon grass and lime and the fried and fried egg dish, with shrimp and chicken.


Must order a table in advanace, phone number: 02-6253333.

The restaurant is open for lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. For dinner the restaurant is open from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

There is a set business menu for 1,600 Baht per person. The evening menu is 2,500 Baht per person.

The restaurant is located in the Hotel Metropolin on South Sathorn 27.

Share the dishes, and enjoy the wide variety and enhanced experience.

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Cabbage & Condoms
Cabbage & Condoms
#About the Best Traditional Restaurant in Town

At Sukhumvit 12, popular among foodies, is a restaurant with the curious name, Cabbage & Condoms. With two floors and a large garden in the entrance, this is a very pretty restaurant, with excellent Thai food, with statues of condoms, at various sizes. There is a hard to read message here from the owners...

Either way, Cabbage & Condoms is an old time restaurant, popular among visit tourists, who are a large percent of the customers, mainly foreigners living in Bangkok.

But please don't miss understand, this place is not a tourist trap. Cabbage & Condoms are experts in Siam food, traditional Thai cuisine, and it does a great job. There are those who say this is the best place in town. At the end of your meal you'll receive a condom instead of a mint, what will make this experience unforgettable.

The atmosphere here is nice and prices are not too high.


We recommend the seafood dish in green curry sauce, and the Pad Thai with seafood.

Everyday between 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm a live band plays classic Thai music.

The restaurant is open from 11:00 am - 1:00 am.

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Baan Kanitha
Baan Kanitha
#About the Classic Thai Restaurant

The Thai restaurant Baan Kanitha is one of the best restaurants in Bangkok for authentic and authentic Thai food. It has another branch in the city and both will be excellent to experience and enjoy the classic Thai cooking.

In the restaurant, housed in a renovated building full of beautiful exhibits, the menu offers aesthetic and generous dishes of fish, seafood and meat dishes. Some of these dishes have been adapted to the taste of Western and other tourists, which are used in the Thai kitchen, can be a bit extreme to the international taste.

The successful and recommended dishes include, among others, the cotton fish seasoned with herbs, the crabs in the Tamarindi sauce and the spicy pomelo salad with shrimps.

The excellent service and the waiters are approachable and speak excellent English.

Highly recommended!


Order a table in advance.

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#About the Traditional Thai Restaurant

Let us first say that the meticulous dishes of the Bussaracum restaurant are real works of art. The serving, design and appearance of the trays are presented unique.

Bussaracum focuses on traditional Thai food and is very generous and tasty. The intention here is to give an experience of the Royal Thai cuisine and they do a great job of it.

If you order the Set Menu, you will get huge, beautifully designed trays. With the best dishes of Thai cuisine in particular and the regional kitchens in general, these trays will offer excellent food, generously and in a quantity that will satisfy two couples of diners.

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#About the Best Restaurant in Asia

The Gaggan Restaurant by creative Indian chef Anand Gaggan in Bangkok, is a constant title winner as the best restaurant in Asia and one of the leading in the world. This chef is a natural genius, who does not get along with recipes, proven methods and laws for preparing food. He is simply inventing himself and has created a restaurant with two Michelin stars and an exceptional culinary experience.

This is a molecular, progressive kitchen combining science with cuisine and offering an incredible variety, with 25 non-permanent tastings, from the space between India and Japan and a continuous wow. The result is stunning and extraordinary in every sense.

This is an Indian gourmet restaurant, especially impressive, larger than life and modern, full of humor, international and elite in its nature, giving a Michelin-starred culinary experience.

Gaggan's laboratory must be reserved a long time in advance. Make sure to eat here, because the food will be like nothing else you have eaten in the past and you will not want to miss this.


The dish that is a must to try is Magic Mushroom, made up of various mushrooms, a variety of textures and forms of preparation.
With a fixed menu that costs 4000 baht per person, the price per person will reach 5,000 baht, with drinking, tip and tax.

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#About the Best Thai Food Cart in Bangkok

"Thipsamai" is a noisy and pleasant pad thai cart, opened in 1966 and considered by bloggers at Instagram but also by many locals as offering the best pad thai in Bangkok.

The kitchen is a cart on the pavement, while diners sit in a covered place inside. From 17:00 every day along the street, the long line starts in front of the cooks, indicating that here is the best and cheapest urban hit in the area.

Pad thai is the most popular Thai dish in the world. It is based on rice noodles and sprouts, with lots of small and changing ingredients and a sauce that every cook produces on his own and in secret. All of these make up one of the best street food, the best and the cheapest.

How delicious and how simple this stall is, and does not pretend to be more. They have several styles of pad thai, including pad thai with prawns, shrimp and other delicious vermin. What a pleasure!

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Khin Lom Chom Saphan
#About the Open Seafood Restaurant on the River

Located right on the river, in the open air and across from the impressive string bridge across the street, Khin Lom Chom Saphan is one of Bangkok's best fish and seafood restaurants.

In Bangkok, there are no competitors to the crabs and lobsters cooked here on the grill. Even the dishes that accompany them are a thing here and the nicest thing is that it will not happen, which adds points even in the high value money section.

Not only tourists love Khin Lom Chom Saphan, but also the locals. The restaurant also hosts live performances, or pleasant background music and a pleasant and free atmosphere.


Order a Riverfront Table in advance from online or by calling.

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#About Bangkok's Huge Mall Empire

You may not have heard of Ma Boon Krong, but some people when they hear the abbreviation MBK experience an easy tingling of the shopping fever... This is a mall that teenagers in Bangkok like very much, but not only them. When it opened in 1985, it was the largest shopping mall in Asia.

MBK is a huge shopping center in Bangkok with 8 floors and 2,000 shops and restaurants, with about 100,000 visitors a day, half of them Thai youth and most of the rest tourists.

The popular MBK Mall is linked to Siam Square and the Siam Shopping Center via a pedestrian bridge. Its location, at the intersection of the Rama I and Paya Thai streets, guarantees a lot of traffic of buyers and the excellent prices of one of the competitive places in the capital of Thailand and Asia in general.

By the way, the name of the MBK is from the names of the parents of the entrepreneur who founded it, "Ma" and "Boon Krong". If you're in the shopping arcade, look at the ground floor of the huge canyon, you can see the statues of his parents, after which one of the pilgrimage destinations of the consumers visiting Bangkok is named. Here too, as you must have already understood, you are in a kind of temple ...

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Bed Supperclub
#About the Successful Bangkok Club that Close Down

Bed Supperclub used to be a great club, but don't try to look for it now.

From the most famous and popular club in Bangkok, nothing is left today. From a place that offered the hottest club in town and famous international DJ's and endless dancers, there are only a private Party company now, happening every so often, under this name.

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Khao San Road
#About the Backpacker Road in Bangkok

Imagine a short street crowded with taxis and tuk-tuks, which are a kind of three-wheeled taxis, lots of billboards and backpackers moving on their way to their guesthouses. This is not India - it is Khao San, or Qawasan, a short street in the center of Bangkok, which is the backpacker center of the city.

Its convenient location, in the district of Bangalampu, about a kilometer from the King's Palace, makes Kao San the perfect place in Bangkok for cheap accommodation. That's why this is Bangkok's bustling backpacker center. Here, those who travel in the budget are sleepy and limited and ready for their hustle and love of the endless activity 24 hours a day, when something happens here all the time.

But even for those who do not sleep here, it is worth visiting this lively and young street and experiencing the shock of the guesthouses, hostels and various guest houses, along with an unbelievable abundance of food stalls, restaurants, bars, clubs, shops for everything possible, Thai women wearing braiding hair or dreadlocks and Thai massage facilities.

Because beyond the cheap lodging neighborhood, many here will note that the word "khao-san" has long become a kind of mantra in backpackers in Thailand. For many of them is a kind of paradise for backpackers, no less. This is a street that is a recreation center for young people, artists, art students, tourists with backpacks and young people from Bangkok who come here to listen to music, drink and dance in clubs along the street.

Incidentally, the Thai language "Khao San" means "delicate rice." Here was once the central rice market of Bangkok. Even today, the streets are full of incredible variety of Pad Thai stalls and a variety of Thai delicacies, at ridiculous prices. Next to them are countless restaurants, with food from all over the world and spices. There's everything here, from Indian food to Italian, Chinese, Japanese, American and more.



From Khao San Road many tours depart, and transportation to many tourist destinations around Thailand. There are many travel agencies who offer deals to places like Chiang Mai in the north, Koh Phangan in the south and also to nearby countries, visas and transportation.

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Erawan Museum
#About the Museum Shaped Like an Elephant with Three Heads

The Erawan Museum is already recognizable from afar, thanks to the huge three-headed elephant flying above it. In fact, the 3-headed elephant (Chang Sam Sean) is a huge building with a small museum and temple, incredible and stunning.

Incidentally, this elephant is not an elephant at all, but the Hindu god Aravan, or Airavata, shaped like a three-headed elephant.

The museum was started as a private collection by a Thai businessman, Lek Viriyapant. The man, a traditional art collector, wanted to build a proper boardinghouse for the ancient artifacts he had accumulated and display them to the public, while illustrating the spiritual wealth of Southeast Asian religions. But he, too, did not realize how much the place would gain religious importance and how many would come to pray.

At a height of 29 meters and a width of 39 meters, this huge building has 250 tons of pure bronze. It offers a perfect encounter between the religious tranquility of the Buddhist temple and the artistic and colorful surrealism.

The Arwen Museum has a concentration of exhibits, which is so spectacular and religiously important that it has become a prayer temple with religious significance for Thais. The elevator in the building ensures that no physical effort will be required to move between its various floors. It is also air-conditioned and has a pleasant stay in any weather.

The three floors of the Temple of Arawan represent the three worlds of Thai Buddhist belief. The first floor represents the underworld, the second the human world, and the upper heavenly world.

At the end of the visit, go to the beautiful garden of the museum, where exotic plants, small pools, sculptures, waterfalls, canals and benches. Want to be excited? - Float a lotus flower in the water, as is the custom, in one of the pools on the spot and make a wish, hoping it will come true.

Do not miss the visit here, which many tourists have noted as an unforgettable experience for anyone interested in religion and world culture.

#What Will you See Here?

The Erawan Museum is devoted entirely to Buddhist mythology. On its three floors you will see a wealth of religious objects, faith and historical tradition. These are wonderful and special items that have been assembled here from all corners of Thailand and have been collected for many years and with great money. The concentration here is so spectacular and religiously important that it becomes a prayer temple with religious significance for Thais.

On the first floor, which represents the "lower world," there is a small antiquities museum that displays precious antiquities and special artifacts collected over the years.

On the second floor, which represents the center of the world according to Buddhism, you will see a magnificent hall with four bronze pillars representing the four major religions in the world. On the pillars are a variety of religious symbols, each page and the religion it represents.

The top floor is actually a colorful temple in shades of gold and blue, which is in the belly of the elephant above the building. Here you are in a kind of "paradise", according to Buddhism (Tavatimsa Heaven). Observe the roof of the world, the solar system, the stars and the zodiac, painted on its vaulted glass ceiling.


The visit takes 45 minutes to an hour.

If it rains, you'll be allowed bring in your umbrellas.

You can also enjoy Muang Boran in the area, and Bang Poo Beach,

The Temple for the Laying Buddha in Thailand is 54 meters. There is crocodile farm and a zoo in the area.

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Lumphini Park
#About Bangkok's Central Park

Lumpini Park is the breath of fresh air of Thailand's capital, and a magical place in the middle of the city. This park, the largest in Bangkok, was founded by King Rama VI, who also gave it the name "Lompini" after Lumbini in Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha.

In Lompini Park, known by many here as Bangkok's Central Park, one can sit in one of the few places in town where you can breathe relatively clean air. The 576-acre park is considered 'the green lung' of the city. It is close to the business center of Bangkok, near the central boulevard Thunam Rama 4th Avenue, and close to the well-known shopping centers of Bangkok. This makes it a perfect escape from the bustle of the city and the long lines at the malls.

The park has shaded walkways, green lawns, impressive trees and numerous walking paths. There is an artificial lake where visitors can sail in pedal boats.

In the early hours of the morning, the park is used by many athlets and sports enthusiasts, especially as a gym and Tai Chi area, but also for sports activities such as jogging, walking, aerobics and basketball. During these hours, visitors can also see many booths to buy snake blood and gall bladder juice, which are considered healthy and important by the Thai and Chinese people.

In the afternoon and towards evening, many families and couples come for a quiet picnic, and during winter evenings there are classical and Thai music concerts, sometimes performed by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.


Come in the morning - watch the people who practice Tai Chi in the park. It's also more pleasant in terms of the air, which has not yet filled with Bangkok's heavy traffic smoke.

If not in the morning, then arrived at the park in the late afternoon, when the sun is not beating too hard and it's too hot.

In the afternoons, bicycles are not permitted here - riding on the park's routes is permitted only in the early morning and early afternoon hours, and the trails are reserved for runners only.

The park has a handicapped playground and a municipal library.

Winter concerts are held in the Palm Garden every Sunday, February through April, between 4:30 pm and 8 pm.

During kite season you will see a variety of colorful designs above you. It's a charming view!

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Siriraj Medical Museum
#About the Thai Pathological Museum for the Strong of Heart

The Siriraj Medical Museum in Bangkok is one of those places you will not forget so fast. This is one of the bizarre, not to mention harsh, sites that you will be privileged to see during your visit to the city.

The museum is a combination of five small museums dedicated to medicine, anatomy and the human body, pathology and forensic medicine, prehistory of the body, parasites and more.

Naturally, the one that draws the most attention here is the Museum of Forensic Medicine, with all its organs, victims and murderers. There are skulls, skeletons and mummified bodies, including that of Thailand's first serial killer. Rows of horrible jars contain quite a few shredded body parts left by those who have been the victims of horrific murders. Not easy to see.

You have to be very much into the field of forensic medicine or medicine in general, in order to connect with what you see here. It will be fascinating, if you like TV crime series, like CSI, if emergency rooms do not satisfy your curiosity and mystery, you will surely enjoy seeing the real things.

There is also the Medical Museum, which offers a collection of hard-to-watch exhibits, such as embryos with a multitude of distortions, photographs of serious diseases to watch and terrible genetic mutations. And there are other wonders or fears of mutations, genetic defects or environmental diseases throughout the generations. All these, are waiting for you here.

In the medical museum you will also see Siamese twins, who by the way came from here. Why did they come from here? - Because Thailand's former name is Siam, where the connected twins were from, and this is where the name originated.


This museum is not for those with a weak heart or high sensitivity, and not for children.

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Marble Temple
#About Bangkok's Fancy Temple

Wat Benchamabophit, or the Marble Temple, is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Thailand. The Marble Temple received its name for its expensive Italian marble, which decorates the entire temple.

The temple began being built in 1899, by order of King Rama V. Benchamabophit means, temple of the fifth king." It is no coincidence that the king of Thailand wanted a temple here. After building his new palace in the area, and building the nearby Dusit district, the king wanted a temple for himself and his family.

In the Buddist monastery adjacent to the temple, is a religious school for Buddhist monks, learning and educating themselves about Buddhism. The current Thai king also received his education here before being crowned king.

#The Temple's Architecture

The temple is influenced by European architecture, and was built for King Rama V, whose ashes are buried here. The architect was the king's half brother, Prince Narai. There is a collection of bronze Buddha statues, and European clergy items.

The modern exterior of the temple is influenced by European architecture of the 19th century, by using marble and big stained-glass windows. All these were combined with many traditional elements of classical Thai buildings.

At Benchamabophit, the white marble walls are not the only things that sparkles. It seems that marble here is everywhere, the impressive columns, the lion gateway that protect the entrances, and the marble garden.

The inside of the temple offers a very luxurious feeling, enhanced by the golden columns that support the roof. Within many niches you can see important monks' paintings throughout the history of Buddhism in Thailand. In the courtyard are over 50 portraits of the Buddha.

In addition, there are many relaxation and relaxation areas in the garden and the surrounding area.


Dress - make sure to come here in modest dress.

Best to come here by tuk tuk or by taxi. Buses in Bangkok are not organized enough, and are very confusing for tourists, and you may get very lost coming here by bus.

Don't believe the people outside the temple selling rare gems, it's a trick!

Opening hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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#Great Night Market for the Whole Family

Asiatique The Riverfront is a great and beloved night market for the whole family. The market opens every afternoon, towards the evening.

At the Asiatique are many attractions. The complex is suitable for families with children and for couples in a romantic evening. In the hundreds of shops here you will find a variety of products and souvenirs of all kinds. Children have stalls and shops where dolls, toys, children's clothing and ducks are sold, along with popular "Hello Kitty" products and a variety of cakes.

The children will also encounter exciting facilities including a carousel, a huge wheel with views of the city of Bangkok, driving directions, walking robots that the children sit right inside and more.

From the restaurants along the promenade you will see a beautiful city landscape. For a romantic evening, chose a nice restaurant near the pier. A meal at sunset is one of the most pleasant and romantic pleasures in the city.


It is easy and fun to get here with a boat taken from Sphan Taskin BTS Station.

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Children's Discovery Museum
#About Bangkok's Children' Science Museum

Children's Discovery Museum is a science museum where children are invited, as in similar science museums around the world, to experiment and learn for themselves. The children can touch, explore, and experience every facility and operating space in front of them and learn actively about the laws of science, nature and the surrounding world.

The range of topics in the eight galleries of the museum is very wide. It includes familiarity with the human brain, the pulse of the heart and experience it through cycling, a music room where laws and related subjects are taught, familiarity with life forms and houses of different materials, a tunnel of mirrors and more.

There are also coordination games, along with familiarity with the adult world. For example, children can learn how to broadcast a radio program, or host a TV show, or how to prepare Thai food.

In the huge playground outside, the children meet robotic animals, or animal robots. So they can understand and learn the roles of each organ in the animal's body and how it serves it. This study is active and the children can actually experiment with organs with different characteristics. Velcro tapes glued to the legs, for example, allow them to experiment with the sticky legs of the bee and so on.


The museum is excellent for ages 3-14.

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#Fun for Young Children:

Dinosaur Planet Theme Park
Madame Tussauds
Royal Barges Museum
Sea Life Bangkok
Siam Park City