Tourism in Bangkok, The City of Angels

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand also known as ‘Krung Thep Mahanakhon‘ (กรุงเทพมหานคร) meaning ‘The City of Angels’, is ranked as the best city in the world by ‘Travel and Leisure Magazine’. Bangkok is famous for its temples like the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaeo, the Temple of Down or Wat Arun, and Wat Pho or Wat Phra Chetuphon world’s top 25 landmarks by TripAdvisor. 

Wat Arun the Temple of the Dawn shines across the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok Thailand
Wat Arun ‘the Temple of the Dawn’ shines across the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand
The Erawan Shrine 'San Phra Phrom' a Hindu Shrine in Siam Square Bangkok, Thailand
The Erawan Shrine ‘San Phra Phrom’ a Hindu Shrine in Siam Square Bangkok, Thailand

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782, The Grand Palace in the old part of Bangkok hosts some of the most sacred places of Thailand is a must see for everyone who comes to Bangkok and features several magnificent buildings including Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). 

Milllennium condominiums Lake Ratchada Skyline towards the Asoke intersection in Bangkok, Thailand
Milllennium condominiums Lake Ratchada Skyline towards the Asoke intersection in Bangkok, Thailand

As well as some of Asia’s largest shopping centers and Asia’s largest outdoor week-end market (Chatuchak). Jim Thompson House, former home of an American named Jim Thompson, who started the Thai silk industry after World War II, now Jim Thompson House is a museum in central Bangkok, Thailand, housing the art collection of American businessman and architect Jim Thompson, the museum designer and former owner. The Erawan Shrine, formally the Thao Maha Phrom Shrine, is a major landmark in the very centre of the Thai Capital, BangkokThailand, that houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu god of creation Lord Brahma. Erawan Shrine or Thao Mahaprom Shrine yet attracts more visitors than many of the city’s more famous temples for people coming from ChinaHong KongMacaoTaiwanSouth KoreaJapan and South East Asia like SingaporeMalaysia in particular, as well as locals. Every day, thousands visit the shrine and return with gifts when they believe their wishes have been granted.

Bangkok Night Skyline and Chao Phraya River view from the State Tower Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok Night Skyline and Chao Phraya River view from the State Tower Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok City All sites can comfortably be reached by Skytrain (BTS) or Underground (MRT). Bangkok is highly appreciated for its wide choice of restaurants, from authentic street-side eateries to a number of fine dining establishments. In addition to probably the best nightlife in Asia. The wide choice of accommodation, from high end international hotels to guesthouses meets the demands of all travelers. In terms of relaxation – Bangkok has seen a huge development of Spas and wellness centers as well as medical facilities of Western standards.

Jim Thompson House Thai House Museum - James H W Thompson Foundation
Jim Thompson House Thai House Museum – James H W Thompson Foundation
Sunset in Bangkok City CBD Central Business District Skyline Bangkok Thailand
Sunset in Bangkok City CBD Central Business District Skyline Bangkok, Thailand

Photo by Mark FischerNinara, Mith Huang, Twang_Dunga and Pietro Motta on Flickr