Things to do in Bangkok

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Jim Thompson House »

A unique collection of art and textiles housed in a beautifully furnished home in Bangkok pays tribute to US expat Jim Thompson. A Western-influenced, Thai-designed house, home to some of the most exquisite examples of Thai art, offers insight into the unique history of the home, and the beloved local... more »

National Museum »

The largest museum in southeast Asia, Bangkok’s National Museum is home to an astounding collection or art and artefacts, some dating back to prehistoric times. The pieces housed in the former palace vividly document the changes in Thai art and history. Opened in 1874, the National Museum covers Thai history... more »

Grand Palace »

In the heart of Bangkok, on the banks of the majestic Chao Phraya River, sits a glorious assembly of halls, pavilions, open lawns, courtyards, forts, gates, throne halls and royal residences. The Grand Palace, former home of the Kings, is a historic and cultural highlight of any visit to Bangkok... more »

Floating Markets »

There’s not much that says ‘Thailand’ more than eating a steaming bowl of noodles while perusing homewares, clothing and tropical fruit piled high on longboat ‘shops’ crammed into a tiny canal. Bangkok’s floating markets should be at the top of every visitors to-do list. It’s one of Thailand’s most sought-after... more »

Wat Phra Kaew »

If you like your Buddhist temples dripping in bling, rather than more austere surroundings, Wat Phra Kaew is the temple or wat for you. Known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, this opulent wat is embellished with glittering gold and houses the eponymous Buddha carved from one single piece... more »

Wat Arun »

In a frenetic-paced modern and international city like Bangkok, pockets of tranquility and calm can still be found. Bangkok's most famous wat or Buddhist temple, Wat Arun, offers a respite from the crowds and the noise in this peaceful space set on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya river... more »