Offbeat Places to Visit in Bangkok
49. Bangkok Ladyboy Shows- There are different Bangkok Ladyboy Shows available at different venues and their timings vary and sometimes change.These include the Calypso Cabaret Show, the Mambo Cabaret Show, the Golden Dome Cabaret Show, and the Playhouse Cabaret Show.
50. Bangkok's Ghost Tower: The Sathorn Unique- The Sathorn Unique was supposed to be a luxury high-rise apartment complex until the 1997 financial crisis in Asia halted constructed. It has since then been abandoned and has become Bangkok's Ghost Tower and a one-of-a-kind tourist attraction.
51. Siriraj Medical Museum- This is the Forensic Museum, also known as the Museum of Death, is of special significance for medical professionals/students. It consists of 5 separate museums, that is, Pathological, Anatomical, Prehistoric, Parasitology, and Forensic Museums respectively.
52. Puppet Show at Aksra Theatre- Among Bangkok tourist places, the Aksra Theatre is highly recommended because of its extraordinary Puppet Show. The mesmerizing puppetry and all other precisely planned and executed aspects through which folktales are conveyed make it incredible.
53. Spend One Night in Prison – Sook Station- Sook Station, a hostel in Bangkok, has a prison-based theme and tourists become ‘inmates’ for the duration of their stay. Each guest is quite literally assigned to a ‘cell’ and given an inmate number’that acts as the key.
Places to Eat and Drink in Bangkok
54. Le Du Restaurant- The Restaurant focuses on fresh seasonal produce available in Thailand and combines traditional Thai culinary tradition with modern cooking methods.Located in Silom, it offers four-course menus and tasting menus and the option to pair them with carefully selected wines.
55. Sky Bar- This is the highest open-air/rooftop bar in the world, which is suspended at about eight hundred and twenty feet. The wonderful atmosphere, food, and drinks along with the incredible views of the city, provide you with an unforgettable experience.
56. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Restaurant- The Restaurant offers the option of two dining experiences, a traditional one or an interactive one with the chef. It serves French cuisine that is prepared with the utmost care and precision and ensures diners have a memorable experience.
57. High Tea at Double Dog Tea Room- The Tea Room located in Bangkok’s bustling Chinatown provides the perfect place and opportunity for a much-needed break and relaxation. You can enjoy a wide variety of teas along with different snacks and baked goods.
58. Cat Cafe- There are a number of Cat Cafes in Bangkok and these provide different but unique experiences. Many of them allow you to interact with the cats and cuddle them while you enjoy your meal.
59. Ce La Vi Club- This is a sophisticated, stylish and glamorous nightclub and lounge, where clients are expected to be “dressed to impress”. If you love the nightlife, then this is definitely one of the places to visit in Bangkok.
60. Issaya Siamese Club- This is one of the best Thai restaurants in Bangkok and is located in Sathon in a hundred-year-old house. It is a hidden gem and diners have the pleasurable experience of a tour of the house before their meal.
61. Eat at Suan Aharn Kraton- Also known as the Flying Chicken, Suan Aharn Kraton provides diners with a quirky and unconventional dining experience.Here, acrobatics play a major role in the serving of the food and simultaneously providing entertainment.
Historical and Religious Places to Visit in Bangkok
62. Wat Saket- Wat Saket, also known as the Phu Khao Thong/the Golden Mount, is one of the most revered Buddhist Temples.On special Thai holidays such as New Year’s Eve and Vesaka Bucha Day, guests can experience grand ceremonies.
63. Wat Suthat- Wat Suthat, a royal Buddhist Temple, is one of the oldest in Bangkok and among the recommended Bangkok attractions.The Temple is known for the “Giant Swing” and contains the Bronze Buddha image “Phra Sri Sakyamuni”.
64. Vimanmek Mansion- This was previously a royal villa and has now become a museum and visitors are provided guided tours. It is made completely of golden teak and is the largest building in the world constructed entirely of this material.
65. Suan Pakkad Palace- This is now a museum that showcases ancient Thai pottery, antiques, pavilions, architecture, and art. There are many sections/areas to visit within the compound such as the Laquer Pavillion and the Ban Chiang Museum.
66. Wat Benchamabophit- Wat Benchamabophit or the Marble Temple is very well known and one of the recommended Bangkok tourist places. It is a beautifully ornate Buddhist Temple where visitors can see the replica of the “Phra Buddhachinarat” image.
67. Wat Mathat- The Wat Mahathat is a royal Buddhist Temple and the headquarters of the largest monastic order in Thailand.It has numerous idols of the Buddha as well as the Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University and Vipassana Meditation Center.
68. Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine- This is a phallic shrine and a symbol of fertility and good luck.It attracts women from Thailand and other Asian countries.It is believed to bestow blessings upon worshippers and is named after the tree-spirit Chao Mae Tuptim.
69. Erawan Museum- The Museum is well known for the enormous and exquisitely made three-headed elephant statue that towers over the compound. The inside of the Museum is incredible with a beautiful ceiling, ornate carvings, iconography, and a vast collection of antiques.
70. Bang Pa In Royal Palace- Also known as the Summer Palace/Bang Pa In Summer Palace, it has a number of buildings situated around a park. These include the “Phra Thinang Wehart Chamrun”, the “Ho Withun Thasana”, the “Aisawan Thiphya”, and the Queen Sunanda Kumariratana Memorial.
71. Chitralada Horn Palace- The Palace is His Majesty the King’s residence and occasional tours are granted inside. The grounds are mostly dedicated to a school and agricultural projects, while outside the gates beautiful fountains surround the Palace.
72. Sanam Chandra Palace- The Sanam Chandra Palace is located in Nakhon Pathom within beautifully maintained grounds surrounded by trees, lakes, and lawns. It has several buildings including the “Chaleemonglolasana Residence”, which is a castle that stands in the center of the grounds.
73. Pathum Wanaram Temple- This beautiful serene Temple, situated in the middle of Bangkok’s bustling and lively shopping area, is also a royal temple. It has an ubosot/ordination hall, a white chedi/Buddhist stupa, and a wiharn/building that houses important Buddha images.
74. Kamthieng House Museum- This is one of the Bangkok tourist places that preserves and showcases Lanna Traditions and Cultural Heritage. It gives visitors an insight into Lanna architecture, artefacts, art, culture, beliefs and rituals, and their lifestyle.
Other Places to Visit in Bangkok
75. Royal Thai Air Force Museum- The Museum, displaying numerous aircraft, is among the places to visit in Bangkok especially if you are an aviation enthusiast. The Museum’s main objective is collecting, preserving and restoring airplanes and aviation equipment used by the Royal Thai Air Force.
76. Smell Roses in Pak Klong Flower Market- This is one of the largest flower markets in the world with a vast array of flowers and open 24*7. It is an incredible experience as you see seemingly endless rows of different flowers including a variety of roses.
77. Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall- As part of the Royal Plaza in Dusit, the Hall is open to tourists as a Museum displaying different artworks. The artworks of both national artists and Chitralada Vocational Center’s students are showcased here. But rules of strict dress code and no photography do apply to all visitors.
78. Siam Park City- An amusement park and a water park, this is one of the perfect Bangkok attractions especially for families with children. The Park has various areas/zones including the Water Park, the X-Zone, the Small, the Fantasy, and the Family Worlds.
79. David Beckham Buddha- The David Beckham Buddha is located at the Wat Pariwat, which is also called the David Beckham Temple. It is a gold-leaf-covered David Beckham image that has been positioned at the base of the main Buddha image.
80. King Prajadhipok Museum- The King Prajadhipok Museum, which has three levels, exhibits the life story of the King Prajadhipok and his Queen. Level one portrays the story of the Queen while levels two and three portrays the story of the King.
81. Visit Khao San Road- Khao San Road is the ultimate favourite place for backpackers and this place is well worth a visit. Literally, a one-kilometre-long strip has reasonably inexpensive hotels, guestrooms, restaurants, markets, shops, and all other amenities, facilities, and services.
82. Visit Patpong- Patpong, a night market, is definitely one of the places to visit in Bangkok if you especially love shopping. But tourists are asked to take their time, check all items carefully and bargain hard before buying them.
83. Rattanakosin Island- Several well-known and recommended Bangkok attractions are located on Rattanakosin Island including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun. Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Kaew, the National Gallery and Sanam Luang (historic park) are also located here.
84. Maeklong Umbrella Market- This is also known as the Maeklong Railway Market and is a place where you find different types of produce. These include fish, meat, vegetables, herbs and spices and even flowers. Here,low-hanging umbrellas cover the busy Market shops, protecting the sellers and produce against the burning sun.
85. Ziplining through the Rain Forests- This is the Flight of the Gibbon ziplining adventure through the Rain Forests that provides a unique and wonderful experience. The adventure package includes zip lines, forest walks, abseiling, sky bridges, forest/wildlife conservation, and Khao Kheow Open Safari Park Tour.
86. Baiyoke Tower II- Baiyoke Tower II is a skyscraper-hotel located in the Pratunam area and is the second tallest building in Bangkok. It has a revolving 360° roof deck as well as an observation deck that provides extraordinary views of the city.
87. The Queen's Gallery- The Gallery displays a variety of art including paintings, sculptures, and embroidery designs, by national and contemporary artists and masters. In addition, art made by young artists and members of the royal family are also displayed here.
88. Ride the Sky Train- The Sky Train/BTS has two Lines (north-east/south-west) and is the best, fastest, and cheapest way to travel around Bangkok.Practically all tourist places, as well as shopping areas, are connected and accessible by the Sky Train.
89. Benjakitti Park- Benjakitti Park located in Sukhumvit provides a welcome and much-needed relief from busy city life. It has a beautiful and tranquil lake, well-maintained grounds and separate tracks around the perimeter for cycling and jogging.
90. Enjoy Bangkok Night Lights Tuk Tuk Ride- This consists of a night tour that includes visits to popular tourist locations, night markets, and nighttime street food vendors.It usually lasts for about four hours and tourists have the option of choosing either a group or private tour.
91. Chang Chui Market - Dine in a Plane- Chang Chui Market is specifically a creative space that allows artists of various genres to express themselves fully without restraints. The iconic Airplane in the centre is a fine dining restaurant that has a quirky and fun décor.
92. The Human Body Museum- Located in Siam Square the Human Body Museum displays several carefully and differently dissected human bodies and body parts. The Museum, situated inside the Chulalongkorn Medical University Building, is an educational exhibition that teaches you about the human body.
93. Bangkok Airplane Graveyard- This is a Graveyard for planes that are no longer in commission and a place where plane parts are stored.There are many small and large planes here with the Boeing 747 being the dominant feature.
94. Wang Na Palace - Bangkok National Museum- The Museum, located on former grounds of Wang Na Palace, has the largest collection of art and artefacts in Thailand.It is divided into sections, that is, “Thai History Gallery”, “Archeological and Art History Collections”, “Decorative Arts and Ethnological Collections”.
95. Butterfly Garden & Insectarium- The Butterfly Garden & Insectarium is located near the Chatuchak Market, is one of the places to visit in Bangkok. Here visitors can learn about them through a combination of exhibition rooms, activity centres, and their naturally recreated habitat.
96. Papaya Studio- At Papaya Studio you can see a variety of vintage items on display, including toys, cars, scooters, and television sets. This is also a place that is favoured by professional photographers because of the creative sets and backdrops.
97. Amulet Market- This is a market that has sacred Buddhist Amulets of different kinds with each providing protection for a different purpose.They are meant to ward off evil spirits and are specially bought by those in dangerous professions.
98. King Rama IX Park- This is the largest park in Bangkok that is open to the public and is a perfect place to relax. It has wonderful gardens through which you can take a stroll and a beautiful lake with boating facilities.
99. Western Canal System Boat Ride- A boat ride through the Western Canal System is a wonderful way for you to explore the city. It gives an indication of how the canal systems are connected and form an integral part of peoples’ lives.
100. Batman Toy Museum- Also known as the Batcat, the Batman Toy Museum in Bangkok is Thailand’s biggest toy museum. It has extensive collections of memorabilia and collector’s items related to Batman, Superman, and other comic-book-related characters and other characters.
101. Cycle Bangkok’s Green Lung- Bang Krachao, Bangkok’s Green Lung, is a park that is literally a tranquil lush green forest in the bustling city. There are provisions for cycling and a cycle stand is there from where you can rent them for a day.