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Canal tours

Critics' choice
Attractions, Tours

One-hour tours show little canal life as they include Wat Arun and the Royal Barge Museum. So take two or more hours (start from B500/hr) to loop through...

Tha Chang or Tha Tien
Major venue

Democracy Monument

Attractions

Designed by Italian sculptor Corrado Feroci (founder of Silpakorn University; p59), this memorial to the 1932 end of absolutism pointedly sits in a traffic...

Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang
FreeMajor venue

Devasathan & the Giant Swing

Attractions

Standing in City Hall square, the Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha) was originally erected in 1784 as part of the adjacent Devasathan, a Brahmin compound of...

268 Thanon Dinso
FreeMajor venue

Golden Mount & Wat Saket

Attractions

Assembled from canal diggings, the Golden Mount (Phu Khao Thong) was intended by Rama III to be clad as a giant chedi. Proving unstable, the rubble was...

344 Chakkraphatdiphong
FreeMajor venue

Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew

Critics' choice
Attractions

Bangkok's paramount must-see sight is this architectural and spiritual treasure, which is twice as dazzling if you see it on a sunny day. Ignore the gem...

Thanon Na Phra Lan
Major venue

Lak Muang

Attractions

Thais believe the guardian spirits of a Thai town reside at its foundation pillar. Bangkok's birth thus dates from the auspicious time on 22 April 1782 when...

Thanon Sanam Chai
FreeMajor venue

Museum Siam

Critics' choice
Museums

The Museum Siam doesn't mythologise 'Big Man' heroes or mould facts to the nation-building ideology. It presents in plain speaking, 'edutaining' displays,...

Thanon Sanam Chai
Major venue

National Museum

Critics' choice
Museums

Siam's first public museum, and South-east Asia's largest, originated in 1874 as King Rama IV's collection of regalia within the Grand Palace. Opening...

4 Thanon Na Phra That
Major venue

Queen's Gallery

Art

Dedicated to Queen Sirikit, this major multi-floor space offers world-class exhibitions by leading Thai and foreign artists. Selections by top-line alumni...

101 Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang
Major venue

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall

Museums

The old town doesn't yet have its own full museum, but this major new permanent exhibition gives the official version of its heritage. Itssophisticated...

100 Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang
Major venue

Sanam Luang

Attractions

Fringed by tamarind trees, this large oval lawn is one of the city's few truly open spaces. Here elaborate pyres are constructed to resemble sacred Mount...

Thanon Ratchadamnoen Nai
FreeMajor venue

Wat Pho

Critics' choice
Attractions

This vast, mellow temple rewards wandering, despite some touristy aspects. Its popular name derives from the 16th-century Wat Photharam, which was rebuilt...

2 Thanon Sanam Chai
Major venue

Wat Ratchanadda

Attractions

The only version of this step-pyramidal tower style still standing, the Loha Prasat ('Metal Palace') is modelled on a Sri Lankan metal temple from the third...

2 Maha Chai Road
FreeMajor venue

Wat Suthat

Critics' choice
Attractions

Looming behind the Giant Swing, Bangkok's tallest vihaan houses the awe-inducing 8m (26ft) Phra Sri Sakyamuni Buddha. One of the largest surviving...

146 Thanon Bamrung Muang
Major venue