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Banner.WhatUDontKnowBoutWatAs a city over 200 years old (and still growing,) Bangkok is a combination of ancient and modern times. Meaning, there are 200+ years old temples versus the 20th century skyscrapers all in one city.

If you divide Bangkok into 3 zones, old Bangkok, new Bangkok, and Chinatown; you can easily explore the different sights of the city. Old Bangkok is a preserved area concentrated with old buildings, temples, and palaces. New Bangkok is packed with skyscrapers, world class shopping malls, night markets, etc. Chinatown, sandwiched between the 2 zones, is mixed with old and new Bangkok in a Chinese environment.

It is recommended to sight-see Bangkok by zone so as to save your time from run around here and there. (Not to mention the heat and traffic.)

Rank Attractions Rating
1 Wat Phra Kaew
Symbol of Thailand, the most beautiful temple
The Grand Palace
The most elegant Thai-Euro renaissance palace
5/55/5
2* Wat Po
Temple of the reclining Buddha, school of original Thai massage
4/5
3* Erawan shrine
Buddhists’ most respected Hindu god, free traditional Thai dance
3.5/5
4* Wat Traimit*
world’s biggest solid gold Buddha (Guinness world record,) modern style temple
3/5
5 Wat Arun
“The Temple of Dawn”-handmade of china(Mentioned in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not)
4.5/5
6 Baiyoke
Thailand’s tallest building, mega clothing market
3.5/5

* Thais / specific ethnics’ hidden attractions

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