Are you a really big adrenaline junkie? Check out this list of the 4 most extreme and exhilarating things to do in Bangkok!
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Did you know that Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is the most visited city in the world? It ranks higher than London, Paris, Dubai, New York, Singapore, and 157 other popular cities on the globe.
For the third year in a row, this Thai capital has proven to be the top international destination. In 2017, the city welcomed an astounding 20.5 million visitors.
Travelers and tourists are a significant driver of the area’s economic activity. As you can see from these numbers, it’s got no problem hosting them.
Are you planning a visit yourself? What are the best things to do in Bangkok?
Here, we highlight some of the most exciting (and exhilarating) things this Thai capital has to offer its guests. Keep reading to see what you should be adding to your itinerary.
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1. Enjoy the Temple of Dawn
Wat Arun, otherwise known as the Temple of Dawn, is a landmark temple on the Chao Phraya river. The temple is one of many fascinating examples of unique architecture that Bangkok has to offer, with its design partly made up of colorful, noticeable spires.
It’s also worth noting that the temple’s construction includes over a million ceramic tiles that were salvaged from a British shipwreck. This building, one of the oldest temples in Thailand, sits at 80 meters tall.
2. Awe at the Grand Palace
The Grand Palace, established in 1782, is an inspiring array of buildings with unique and gorgeous architecture housed within four large walls.
This 218,000-square meter expanse consists of royal halls, government offices, and the famous Temple of the Emerald Buddha (another must-visit sight). These gorgeous buildings were erected for a King, and you won’t doubt it when staring up at them.
3. Visit the Mahanakhon SkyWalk
If you want to see Bangkok from an impressive, panoramic perspective, the Mahanakhon SkyWalk is where you’ve got to go.
You’ll find this skywalk at the King Power Mahanakhon Tower on the top floor, otherwise known as the Sky Deck and Rooftop. Here, you’ll get to enjoy a 360-degree view of this hustling, bustling city.
If you’re an adventure junkie, take a stroll over its glass tray that sits at 310 meters. Don’t look down!
4. Explore Khao Yai National Park
This national park, established in 1962, is Thailand’s first national park and the third-largest in its region.
Expect to see some fascinating animals, such as elephants, barking deer (yes, that’s a thing!), gibbons, porcupines, sun bears, and Asian black bears—to name a few. There are also about 445 various bird species, including an impressive population of hornbills.
If you’re an animal or nature lover, spend a day exploring this gorgeous, expansive national park. See if you can spot the bright green pit viper while you’re there!
There Are So Many Things to Do in Bangkok
Perhaps that’s one of many reasons why this city is so beloved. As a tourist or a resident, you’ll never run out of fun and exciting activities.
Of all the things to do in Bangkok, what will you choose?
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