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Bangkok Top Attractions

Explore Bangkok top attractions with Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Bangkok city brims with rich history and vibrant culture where the past and present seamless co-exist. The city buzzes with electrifying energy and yet retains its centuries old traditions. Re-discover top tourist attractions in Bangkok with our must-visit list. Stay at the luxurious Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, among the best 5-star hotel in Sukhumvit to explore Bangkok top attractions.



Take a walk-through history at these myriad Bangkok top attractions. Steeped in cultural heritage, the city’s magnificent Grand Palace, Victory Monument, Giant Swing are just a few of the sights you must visit during Bangkok. If you would like to learn more about Thailand’s rich culture, visit the many museums. Among the top tourist attractions in Bangkok – Jim Thompson House, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Rose Garden, and Erawan Museum are just a few.


Bangkok top attractions - Giant Swing
tourist attraction - Victory Monument


No trip to Bangkok is complete without a visit to it’s bustling open air markets. Be it the Chatuchak Weekend Market, one of the largest outdoor markets in Asia or the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market that is unique to Bangkok, the city has much more in store. Stroll through the markets to shop for souvenirs and keepsakes.

Whether you are travelling with family or are a solo traveler there are a plenty of Bangkok top attractions for you to explore.


Bangkok top attractions - floating Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market


Visit centuries old temples that will kindle your faith and awaken your spirituality. Learn more about Buddhism and attend sermons with monks at the various temples during your trip. Emerald Buddha, Wat Saket, Wat Pho, Wat Arun are some of the top tourist attractions in Bangkok. Be sure to add these temples to your Bangkok itinerary.

Read more about 5 temples in Bangkok that you must visit if you need a little help with planning your trip.


Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok
Bangkok top attractions - Emerald



Other than temple visits and bar hopping, Bangkok has much more to offer. Experience the famed nightlife and entertainment of the city that can be easily accessed from Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. If you are travelling with family, then a visit to Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World at the luxury mall Siam Paragon is one way to learn about the underwater world.


Sea life


If you are travelling with friends or are a solo traveler, then a visit to the Observatory deck at the King Power Mahanakhon building is recommended. This is Thailand’s highest observation deck at 314 meters and offers offers a 360o panoramic views of the city, and is a must-see Bangkok top attraction to add to your travel bucket list. Shop at the many malls around Sukhumvit to buy fashionable clothes, shoes accessories and more. When you are tired from all the sight-seeing and shopping, pamper yourself with a relaxing massage at the award winning Le Spa with L’occitane at Sofitel.


top tourist attractions in Bangkok King Power
Bangkok hotel spa


For couples and honeymooners, there are a plenty of top tourist attractions in Bangkok whether you are a first-time visitor or not. Enjoy a romantic cruise along the Chao Phraya River at sunset and take in the beautiful sights around you. If a dinner cruise does not excite you, then a visit to rooftop bar in Bangkok is for you. Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie on the 32nd floor at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit offers authentic Belgian fare along with an extensive list of Belgian beers for you to savor.


Chao Phraya Sunset Cruise
Rooftop Bar in Bangkok



Beyond the skyscrapers and glitzy malls, Bangkok is home to verdant green biodiversity parks that are among Bangkok top attractions. Go for a jog or stroll through Benjakiti Park, only 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. The park has dedicated running tracks, a large lake in the middle, and dedicated trails and walkways. Lumpini in Silom is among the best parks in Bangkok city, it is the perfect place to relax & read or enjoy a picnic. While there are many other parks, Bang Krachao on the outskirts of Bangkok is called the ‘Green Lungs’ and is one of the top tourist attractions. Add this little ecological gem to your travel itinerary so that you have explored all the top tourist attractions in Bangkok.

Be sure to add exploring the many shopping malls and premium outlets while you’re here in Bangkok. These magnificent malls are among the Bangkok top attractions you should not miss.


Bang KraChao Park
Lumpini Park - top attractions in Bangkok
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