Discover historic and modern marvels
Whether you prefer touring ancient monuments or exploring modern marvels such as multilevel shopping malls, you’ll find something to make your Thailand adventure truly memorable.
Arts & culture
No trip to Bangkok is complete without a visit to the Grand Palace, home of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Camera-worthy opportunities abound in this city landmark consisting of several buildings with highly decorated architectural designs. Within the complex, Wat Phra Kaew enshrines the famed Emerald Buddha.
Discover unique treasures at Chatuchak Weekend Market, Thailand’s largest market covering more than 35 acres and upwards of 5,000 stalls. It’s a bargain-hunter’s paradise with thousands of local products for sale, including food, clothing, handicrafts and more.
For more modern shopping opportunities, visit MBK Center, an eight-story shopping center with 2,300 shops offering everything from mobile phones and electronics to furniture and fashion. Central Chidlom Shopping Center is a one-stop shopping destination with virtually any and everything you can imagine under one roof. It also offers special services for visitors, including interpreters, currency exchange and a shipping service.
When the afternoon Thai temperatures rise, enjoy a refreshing Klong (canal) tour and visit the majestic Royal Barges National Museum on the north bank of the Bangkok Noi Canal. See magnificent barges used in royal river processions, including one more than 50 meters long.
- Tour the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple
- Visit the Royal Barges Museum
- Take a dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya river
- Relax with a traditional Thai massage