Located in the heart of Bangkok, on the banks of Chao Phraya River, the Grand Palace is a magnificent building and one of the most popular tourist attractions of Bangkok. A combination of Thai and European architecture, the Grand Palace was the erstwhile residence of the Kings of Siam and is used till date for royal ceremonies. It is a complex of several buildings, halls, gardens and courtyards and is a must-visit when touring Bangkok.
An American-style theme park, Dream World is the ultimate entertainment zone for kids. The Super Splash and White Water Rapids at this famous amusement park are a hit with the little ones. Other much-loved rides include Corkscrew, Bumping Cars, Swinging Viking Boat and Rollercoaster. Besides rides, it features a Hollywood Action Show. Also, get to meet your favourite cartoon characters in The Colors of the World Parade. Special mention to Snow Town which is a regulated sub-zero temperature zone for some fun in the snow. You cannot afford to miss this extravaganza if you're travelling with your kids.
Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is regarded as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. The reclining statue of Buddha is the major attraction of this temple and is a must-visit when in Bangkok. It is also the largest temple in Bangkok where the majestic statue of Buddha is 46 metres long.
A fantastic zoo in Bangkok, Safari World is divided into two parts. The first part, Safari Park is Thailand's greatest open zoo and leisure park, and has something for everyone! It offers the ultimate safari experience through an African wilderness setting, which is home to hundreds of animals from all across the world. Some of the major attractions here are Jungle Cruise, CDV War, Eggs World, Bollywood Cowboy Stunt Show and Orangutan Boxing Show. There is also a Marine Park that houses a rich variety of marine animals. You can also catch dolphins, birds and other trained animals putting up a delightful show. Safari World is a must visit, especially if you have kids in tow.
The size of three Olympic swimming pools and two storeys underneath the Siam Paragon Shopping Mall, the Siam Ocean World is an aquatic wonderland. It is the largest aquarium in Thailand and features some rare species from marine life and a 4D theatre. A must-visit when in Bangkok, its tour is both educational and entertaining especially if you are travelling with kids. Watch the deadliest predators in the 270-degree underwater tunnel, dive in and enjoy a swim amongst sharks and explore the beauty of the ocean from a glass bottom boat. Siam Ocean World will leave you mesmerized!
The Temple of Emerald Buddha or the Wat Phra Kaew is considered as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. The temple houses the statue of Emerald Buddha made of green jadeite and the beautiful, glittering structure of the temple is sure to leave you in awe. Protocol expects visitors to cover their knees and shoulders and also take their shoes off before entering.