Bangkok is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The city itself is a true tourist paradise, proved by the growing number of travelers coming each year.
A side of the city itself, Bangkok is also surrounded by many interesting provinces that are worth visiting.
In the north of Bangkok are Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani Provinces. They have many attractions such as Koh Kret and Lotus Museum.
In the east of Bangkok is Chachoengsao. A small province many interesting attractions and activities. Tourists can pay homage to Luang Pho Sothon Buddha Image at Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan, watch flying foxes also known as fruit bat at Wat Pho, see the golden church at Wat Paknam Jolo, and pray to the giant reclining of Ganesh statue at Wat Saman Rattanaram. There are also old markets for you to visit and shop such as Ban Mai Market, Nakhon Nuang Khet Market, and Khlong Suan Market.
In the south of Bangkok is Samut Prakan Province and the Gulf of Thailand. There are many tourist attractions such as Bang Pu, Ancient City, and Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo.
In the west Bangkok are Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom Provinces. Tourist attractions include Don Kai Dee Benjarong Village, Phra Pathom Chedi, Sanam Chandra Palace, Don Wai Floating Market, Sampran Riverside, and Thai Human Imagery Museum.
Things to do in Bangkok
There are great varieties of tourist attractions in Bangkok, mostly historical attractions and temples with elaborate architectures and arts. The most famous temples include Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Phu Khao Thong, Wat Ratchanadda, Wat Traimit, Wat Benchamabophit, Wat Bowon, and Wat Sutat.
There are palaces, museums, parks, and a wide array of shopping centers, from luxury malls to flea markets and street markets such as Chatuchak Weekend Market, Sampeng Market, and Pahurat Textile Market.
Bangkok nightlife is another highlight that has attracted many tourists from all over the world.