When in Bangkok, make sure you don't miss out on these Bangkok highlights:

The National Museum is on Na Phra That Road, a short walk from Khao San Road.

The National Gallery is located opposite the National Museum on Chao Fah Road, a short walk from Khao San Road and displays classic and contemporary Thai art, including paintings of the King.

The Royal Barge Museum is located near the National Museum on the Chao Phraya River at the entrance to Bangkok's Noi Canal. The museum houses the royal barges that are used on ceremonial occasions.

Wat Pho is located next to the Grand Palace and is one of the largest and oldest temples in Bangkok. The temple is home to the famous reclining Buddha, which is 46 m long and 15 m high, making it the largest reclining Buddha in Thailand.

The Grand Palace is located in the old city, a short distance from Khao san Road, and it is a wonderful palace complex of buildings and golden temples where the King used to live. Visitors must be properly dressed in long pants, long skirts and long sleeves to visit the Grand Palace.

Jim Thompson House: Jim Thompson was a famous American who revived the silk trade in Thailand after World War II. In 1967, while on vacation in the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, he went for a walk and mysteriously disappeared and no trace of him was ever found. He built a traditional Thai house on the bank of a canal in Bangkok and that house is now a museum displaying his collection of Asian antiques and crafts.

Siam Ocean World is an aquarium complex located in the Siam Paragon mall in central Bangkok, near the Siam BTS station. Shows include feeding with sharks, rays, sea otters, and penguins. Visitors can take the opportunity of a lifetime and dive with the sharks. https://www.amarnathji.com/%e0%b8%97%e0%b8%b0%e0%b9%80%e0%b8%a5%e0%b9%83...

Dream World is a theme park north of Bangkok on Rangsit Nakornnayok Road on bus 188 from the north bus terminal or bus number 538 at the Victory Monument.

Safari World and Marine Park is located 25 km east of Bangkok and is home to natural habitats for African and Asian animals. There's a wildlife feeding show, an orangutan boxing show, a white tiger show, a waterskiing show, a Hollywood cowboy show, and much more.

Wat Saket (Temple of the Golden Mountain) is an artificial hill with an imposing gold chedi (pagoda), built around 1850, and is located a short distance from Khaosan Road. Visitors can climb the 318 steps to the top and get a great view of the city.

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is a 17th century Buddhist temple named after Aruna, the Indian god of Dawn. The central Khmer-style pagoda is about 80 meters high and symbolizes the legendary Mount Meru, the center of the universe. It is an impressive sight and an important landmark on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River.

Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha) is a temple, on Tramit Road near Hualampong Train Station on the edge of Chinatown, that houses the world's largest 900-year-old solid golden Buddha, nearly 10 feet tall and weighs more than 5 tons.

Wat Suthat is a large 10-acre complex located near the Democracy Monument. It houses a beautiful 13th-century bronze Buddha that is over 8 m (25 ft) tall.

Khaosan Road is north of the old city and within walking distance of the Grand Palace and Wat Po. Khaosan Road and adjacent roads are lined with shops, restaurants, travel agencies, market stalls, and inexpensive accommodations that make the area attractive to backpackers.

Floating Market is a market for boats that float on the canals and the river. The Klong Dao Kanong floating market in Thonburi is the closest to Bangkok. The Damnoen Saduak market in Ratchaburi province is larger and is located 110 km west of Bangkok. It is an attractive place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables, etc., from small boats. Many tour operators are available to take visitors to the floating markets.

Snake Farm is on Rama IV Road and is operated by the Red Cross. Snakes are milked every day so that their venom produces anti-venom serum. Visitors can watch a snake milking demonstration.

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Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha) is a temple, on Tramit Road near Hualampong Train Station on the edge of Chinatown, that houses the world's largest 900-year-old solid golden Buddha, nearly 10 feet tall and weighs more than 5 tons.