[Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand] Self-guided itinerary of the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun, a trip to worship Buddha in downtown Bangkok.

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Of course, when you come to Thailand, you should also visit the unique architectural culture and gorgeous temples in downtown Bangkok, such as the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Pho, as well as some famous tourist attractions, such as the backpacker’s paradise-Khao San Road, or Everything is sold, nothing is strange, the largest market in Thailand-Chatuchak Holiday Market, let’s share our Bangkok itinerary!

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Diary of Traveling in Bangkok

On the last day in Bangkok, Jeffy and Allie chose to visit some key temples. They spent half a day visiting the Grand Palace and Temple of the Reclining Buddha. They walked to the pier and took a boat across the Chao Phraya River to reach the Wat Arun on the opposite bank. This article will introduce how we spent half a day walking through these attractions and boarding a plane back to Don Mueang Airport. The route is as follows:

Khao San Road (accommodation) → Grand Palace → Wat Pho → Wat Arun → Chatuchak Market → Airport

Khao San RoadKhao Shan Road

Khao San Road, which is already very touristy, is often referred to as a backpacker’s paradise because of its lower levels of accommodation and food consumption than other commercial districts. There are many bars and restaurants on Khao San Road, whether they are Chinese or Western restaurants, they cover almost all types of food. As the sky gets darker and the music from bars and restaurants will become louder and louder, Jeffy and Allie chose to live next to Khao San Road (about a 2-minute walk from Khao San Road) when they were in Bangkok. Although the accommodation fee is relatively cheap, However, after nightfall, you can faintly hear the music of the nightclub on Khao San Road outside the window. Therefore, if you have a light sleep, you are still advised not to find accommodation nearby, in order to avoid bad sleep and affect the next day's itinerary!

Khao San Road

  • Address: 218 Khaosan Rd, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
  • Opening Hours: Open 24/7

Grand Palace, Bangkok

Come from Khao San Road and follow the directions on the Google map. You can reach the Grand Palace in Bangkok in about 20 minutes. If you want to see the majestic buildings in Bangkok, then the Grand Palace is definitely not to be missed. In addition to its majestic and meticulous appearance, The golden yellow can make people unable to open their eyes! (For the first time I feel the feeling of magnificence XD)

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The Grand Palace is located in Phra Nakhon County, Bangkok, by the Chao Phraya River. As its name suggests, the Grand Palace was the royal palace of the Kingdom of Siam from the 18th to the 20th century. However, in 1946, King Rama IX moved the royal family to After Chitalada Palace, the royal family currently does not live here, so the Grand Palace is open to become a famous tourist attraction. However, the Grand Palace is vast and there are many tourists. Jeffy and Allie often take tourists into the mirror when taking pictures. Therefore, I have been looking for a suitable shooting location in the park. If there are many people crowded together to take pictures, in fact, you can walk around the park more, and you will definitely find a corner that is less crowded and good for shooting!

The Emerald Buddha Temple is one of the three largest Buddhist temples in Thailand. It occupies about a quarter of the internal area of the Grand Palace. The buildings in the temple are decorated with raised white marble bases and mosaic paintings, but what attracts us most is that it is very painted. For the meticulous murals, since the murals are in order, it is recommended to start the tour clockwise from the north gate of the Jade Buddha Temple.

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Tourists who have been to Buddhist temples in Thailand know that tourists should not wear too revealing clothes (must be long sleeves! Sleeveless and shorts are irreverent!) It doesn’t matter if you don’t wear long trousers that day. There are many vendors selling Thai totem trousers nearby. And the jacket, just remember to change it before entering the park, so as not to be turned away after a long queue.

Also pay special attention, you must bring your sun hat and water when you come here! The crowds here are terrible, taking pictures inside, the background is often full of people, and the crowds seem to be walking in the night market. With the invincible hot weather, it is easy to get irritable!

big palace

  • Address: 202 Maha Rat Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
  • Business hours: 08:30-16:30
  • Ticket price: 500 baht (including the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, etc.)


Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

Before coming to Bangkok, you must have seen the famous photo of the huge reclining Buddha! The Reclining Buddha Temple is located near the Grand Palace. It takes about 8 minutes to walk. If you are too tired, you can take a tuk-tuk, but it is more touristy.

In addition to admiring the splendid buildings of the Reclining Buddha Temple, the focus is on its famous Temple of the Reclining Buddha. There is a 46-meter-long Reclining Buddha statue in the Reclining Buddha Hall.

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A bowl of coins can be bought in the Wat Pho, which is a special way of praying in the local area. Along the wall of the Reclining Buddha, throw the coins in the bowl one by one into the bowl to pray for peace and accomplish what you want.

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▲The whole body of the reclining Buddha

Wat Pho

  • Address: 2 Sanam Chai Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
  • Business hours: 08:00-18:30
  • Ticket price: 200 baht (including a bottle of water, remember to exchange it in the park)

Wat Arun

The next stop is the Wat Arun! Before I came here, I saw the photos every net beauty took this beautifully. When the weather is good, the sun is shining, the white background and the colorful tiles appear more detailed. The Wat Arun is located on the other side of the Chao Phraya River. It is usually followed by the Wat Arun itinerary immediately after the Wat Pho. After visiting the Wat Pho, leave from the exit of the Wat Pho and you can see the road to the pier. You can reach the Wat Arun by a boat across the river.

Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn or the Temple of Li Min, is the largest Mahayana stupa in Thailand and enjoys the reputation of the Eiffel Tower in Thailand. The entire temple is based on white, with very detailed porcelain paving. You will be shocked by its architectural style from a distance, and you can see the details of its porcelain appearance when you look up close. In addition to the temple itself, you can also see the beauty of the Chao Phraya River after climbing to the Temple of Arun. It is a very worth visiting attraction!

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Wat Arun

  • Address: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok
  • Business hours: 08:30-17:30
  • Ticket price: 50 baht

Chatuchak weekend market

At the last stop we came to Chatuchak Market! Although Jeffy and Allie are not very good at arranging shopping itineraries when they go abroad, because the fame of Chatuchak Market is so great, we decided to see his fame before returning to Taiwan.

Chatuchak Market is the largest market in Thailand, covering an area of 0.14 square kilometers! In other words, it's actually a huge market that can't be finished no matter how you go! And because Chatuchak Market is relatively close to the airport, it is recommended that Chatuchak be arranged on the first or last day, and it is recommended to arrange it on the last day, because you can come here to spend all the remaining baht~

Due to the flight time, we only arranged about two or three hours to visit the Chatuchak Market. Honestly speaking, we only visited a part of it. Although some shops may appear to be highly homogenous at first glance, we walked slowly. You will still find a difference. Therefore, if you have enough time, you will recommend to spend more time at the Chatuchak Market!

There are more than 10,000 stalls in the Chatuchak Market, including jewelry, handicrafts, leather products, etc., all of which are carefully designed works. However, because of the above mentioned, there are many stores selling homogeneity. Quite high, but the prices are slightly different, readers may wish to compare prices, but if you like the service and introduction of this store, it does not matter to buy directly, after all, the price difference is within an acceptable range! Of course, in such a big market, there are bound to be sore feet. Therefore, there are many massage shops in Qatucha Market. The simpler stalls have foot massage. If the store is larger, you can also have body massage. , As long as you want, there are all in the market! Finally, take the spoils and head to the airport to go home!

Chatuchak weekend market

  • Business hours: Closed on Monday and Tuesday/Wednesday 07:00:00 – 18:00:00/Thursday 07:00:00 – 18:00:00/Friday 18:00:00 – 00:00:00/Saturday 09: 00:00 – 18:00:00/Sunday 09:00:00 – 18:00:00
  • Address: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok

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