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  • 1

    The Grand Palace

    4.5
    154 reviews

    If you have time for only one historical sight in Bangkok, this should be it. The Palace is actually a collection of sights which includes Wat Phra Kaew (the temple of the Emerald Buddha). The complex is absolutely stunning and is a great place to take photographs (at least on the outside). Be forewarned that taxi and tuk tuk drivers ...

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  • 2

    Chatuchak Weekend Market

    4.5
    136 reviews

    Excellent day trip in Bangkok. The Chatuchak Weekend market has everything food, clothing, animals, souvenirs, etc.. Unlike other markets located in south east Asia, the quality of a lot of the items here is fairly good and you will not be harassed by the shop owners. The market is easily accessed by the Bangkok Skytrain (BTS). Take the BTS to ...

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  • 3

    Temple of the Reclining Buddha

    4.5
    95 reviews

    This is one of my favorite places in Bangkok, you will see the reclining buddha, and outside the temple, there are lots of hawkers around to sell the traditional thai snacks.

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  • 4

    Khao San Road

    4
    107 reviews

    A backpacker's ghetto where you're likely to see a whole host of farang from all over the world drunk out of their skulls, scoring fake documents or selling their iPods to extend their trips in Southeast Asia. The locals have long since moved on but occassionaly they pop in to see what kind of aberrant manifestations the foreigners have made ...

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  • 5

    Wat Arun

    4.5
    71 reviews

    worth the boat trip accross the river, remarcable temple with impressive details. Peaceful area. the view from the top is amazing, a challenge for those afraid of heights, steep and narrow.

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  • 6

    Siam Paragon

    4.5
    72 reviews

    High end shops in this mall. Mostly branded goods Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Paul Smith, Ferragamo, Hermes etc. On top floor there are shops selling cars for the well to do. Shops like Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, nice to admire and kinda wondered how they get those cars in these shops on the top floor. The food court is great.

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  • 7

    MBK Shopping Center

    4
    90 reviews

    One of Bangkok's most popular and largest malls, MBK serves as a great air-conditioned oasis. Here, you'll get an idea of the latest teen fashions and movie releases. But my favorite thing is to walk around the bridges connecting MBK and Siam Paragon (another mall nearby). At night, merchants lay out their wares (knick-knacks and clothing, mostly), and—my favorite—breakdancers practice ...

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  • 8

    Wat Pho

    4.5
    65 reviews

    Also known as the place of where the Temple of Reclining Buddha resides, this place is worth the visit. The Buddha statue is the largest in Thailand. It's about a 30 minute walk around the compounds, and it's only a block away from the grand palace.

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  • 9

    Temple of the Emerald Buddha

    4.5
    62 reviews

    The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is an awesome, majestic temple. It's definitely one of the most decadent temples I've ever been to. As an important note, men and women, please dress modestly. Otherwise you'll have to wear an additional layer of clothing and it's not fun walking around in layers when it's hot and humid outside.

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  • 10

    Siam Square

    4
    46 reviews

    Once i bought myself a zippolighter here in Siam sqaure. It was from the vietnamwar and it loked cool. Among zippolighters and other cool things to buy here, you will find Hard Rock Cafe, Pizzahut and some cool cinemas.An afternoon can easily be enjoyed here for almost anyone.

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  • 11

    Patpong Night Market

    3.5
    59 reviews

    For all the no-no spots after dark, patpong is where it's at. Ping Pong Shows, Drag Shows, S/M...you can find it here. Just don't be surprised how desensitizing it is.

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  • 12

    Pratunam Market

    4
    44 reviews

    wholesaler market. canot bargain if you buy 1 item but they will give you wholesaler price if you buy more. very cheap. mainly ladies stuff, no guys stuff.

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  • 13

    Terminal 21

    4.5
    37 reviews

    It's a mall...but it's a mall with an airport theme! They didn't take the theme quite as far as I would've hoped, though the info-desk employees sure wear cute outfits. The real reason I'm giving this four stars, not three, is for the food court. They made an effort to recruit well-known street vendors to open stalls here, so you ...

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  • 14

    Chinatown

    3.5
    46 reviews

    Chinatown a.k.a. Sampeng it’s the only place in all of Thailand to get cotton quilt fabric at cheap prices. Chinatown is packed with traffic, crowded with people, and is hustling and hopping 24 hours a day but there are a lot of chinese resturant with amazing food. You can't leave thailand before eat street food here

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  • 15

    Bangkok River

    4
    29 reviews

    Take a river tour go get a different perspective of Bangkok. There are a few tour operators offering different types of river tour (afternoon cruise is usually better because of the high temperature).

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  • 16

    Safari World

    4
    24 reviews

    It's greatest zoo I've ever been

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  • 17

    Jim Thompson's House and Museum

    4
    25 reviews

    Jim Thompson was an American CIA agent sent to Thailand in 1940's. He help revitalized the Thai silk industry and build Jim Thompson brand which is a well respected brand in Thailand. This is the house he used to live. The complex consists of 6 Thai style houses. They offer guided tours which is not that exciting. The museum store ...

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  • 18

    Erawan Shrine

    4
    20 reviews

    Located on a corner of Bangkok's busiest intersections. Local people come here and pray to the Four-Faced Buddha, blessing for their good and prosperity good future. You can too make a wish of anything, but, when it comes true, you'll have to come back the following year to show appreciation.

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  • 19

    Golden Mount

    4
    19 reviews

    This is a must-go-to location if you're anywhere near Bangkok. Beautiful sights from the top of the temple.

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  • 20

    Ancient City

    4.5
    19 reviews

    Ancient City is great place 2 go good food i was there 15 years ago it was wonderful:)))

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