Landmarks Walk in Bangkok, Bangkok

Before modern times, Thai sculptors focused exclusively on creating images of Buddha, leading to Thailand being one of the world's best locations for Buddhist art. By the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century, Western fashions had begun to influence classical Thai art forms, particularly architecture and sculpture. Take our tour to see the top landmarks of the Thai capital.
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Landmarks Walk in Bangkok Map

Guide Name: Landmarks Walk in Bangkok
Guide Location: Thailand » Bangkok (See other walking tours in Bangkok)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.0 km
Author: valery
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Chinatown Gate

1) Chinatown Gate (must see)

The history of Chinese community in Bangkok dates back to the time when a group of Chinese traders resided at the land where grand palace stands today. Chinatown is a lively district in Bangkok that runs along Yaowarat Road from Odeon Circle, where a huge ceremonial Chinese gate distinctly marks the entrance, up to the Ong Ang Canal which marks the outer boundaries of the royal district. Chinatown is a place which can easily be explored on foot. It is one of the best places to buy gold as...   view more
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Memorial Bridge

2) Memorial Bridge

The Memorial Bridge connects the Phra Nakhon and Thonburi areas. Construction started in December 1929 and the bridge opened on April 6 1932, marking 150 years of the Chakri Dynasty. The bridge is usually known as Memorial Bridge, although locals also call it Phra Phutta Yodfa Bridge after the emperor of the Chakri...   view more
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King Rama I

3) King Rama I

This large memorial was erected along with the nearby Memorial Bridge to celebrate 150 years of the Chakri Dynasty, an era which is commemorated to this day. Designed by Prince Naris, architect Silpa Bhirasri engraved it in bronze. King Rama I, who is also known as King Puttayodfa, was the first emperor of the Chakri dynasty. Born in March 1736, he ruled Thailand until April...   view more
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October 14 Memorial

4) October 14 Memorial

On October 14, 1973, one of the biggest and most dishonorable demonstrations ever to have happened in Thai history took place in Bangkok when half a million people gathered at the Democracy Monument to demand an end to the autocratic regime of the so-called "Three Tyrants". They were protesting against the arrest of political campaigners and continuing military dictatorship. Military and police attacked this student-led protest killing hundreds of protestors. Ultimately the regime was...   view more
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Democracy Monument

5) Democracy Monument

The Democracy Monument was built in 1939 to commemorate the 1932 coup that changed the face of Thai politics forever. The 150-year-old absolute monarchy came to an end and Thailand changed to a constitutional government. Corrado Feroci, an Italian immigrant invited to Thailand by King Rama VI to develop a Western-style art tradition, designed the Monument in 1924. He stayed in Thailand, became a Thai citizen changing his name to Silpa Bhirasri. The monument has four curved columns arching...   view more
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King Rama V Statue

6) King Rama V Statue

King Chulalongkorn or King Rama V, one of the most legendary figures in the history of Thailand's monarchy, was a generous king. He eradicated various social evils including slavery from the Thai kingdom. Because of his friendly manners, he established amiable relations with the European royalty and other neighboring countries. During his rule of 42 years, he played a revolutionary role in paving the way for a modernized Thailand.

A living memory of this great king is present in Bangkok...   view more
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Chitraladarahotarn Palace

7) Chitraladarahotarn Palace

This striking palace is situated on the Rama V Road in Dusit. Around the building you'll notice some eye-catching man-made lakes enveloped by walls. Every corner has a fountain decorated with baroque stylings drawn from legends, a reflection of the refined taste of Thailand's leaders. Nowadays it's not just a palace but is also home to an agricultural study station and even some farms and...   view more

Walking Tours in Bangkok, Thailand

Create Your Own Walk in Bangkok

Create Your Own Walk in Bangkok

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bangkok is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Wats and Temples of Bangkok

Wats and Temples of Bangkok

Bangkok's shrines are integral to the city's heart and soul. These edifices can impress and overwhelm even the most experienced traveler. In the city you'll find thousands of sites with decorated glass and ceramics and ornamented with complex configurations of painted gold. Take our tour of Wats and Temples to see the best of the many holy shrines Bangkok has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.5 km
Art Galleries Walking Tour in Bangkok

Art Galleries Walking Tour in Bangkok

Bangkok has an appealing selection of art that includes lively modern expressions and beautiful classical representations. Both public galleries and private galleries with artworks for sale are dotted around the city. Don't leave Bangkok without seeing the city's best galleries in our Art Galleries Walking Tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Chinatown Walking Tour in Bangkok

Chinatown Walking Tour in Bangkok

One of the city's brightest, most vibrant and interesting districts, Chinatown is packed with some of the best tourist spots in Bangkok including great museums and amazing temples. See the top sights with our Chinatown Walking Tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Museums Walking Tour in Bangkok

Museums Walking Tour in Bangkok

Bangkok's numerous museums each contribute to a magnificent, weird and wonderful tapestry that offers visitors a keen insight into Thailand's varied traditions. Some of the museums, like the Royal Barge Museum, the National Museum and the Human Imagery Museum are housed in buildings that are as noteworthy in themselves as the exhibits they contain. Take this tour to catch the city's best museums.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Bangkok Old City Walk

Bangkok Old City Walk

The ideal way to start a trip to Bangkok is to get a glimpse of its busy backstreets and to gape at its grandest holy places. Why not start your sightseeing in Krungthep, where you will see pretty squares, thronged streets and impressive temples. Then you can roam the backstreets and get a peep at the local street markets. You can also make a stop at a great local Thai restaurant that's always packed with visitors. Check out our list of the top tourist sights to kick off your trip to Bangkok.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Places of Worship Walk in Bangkok

Places of Worship Walk in Bangkok

Bangkok is an old metropolis that has been home to a diverse population of cultures, nationalities and religious beliefs for centuries. While Buddhism is by far the biggest religion, spiritual tolerance has long facilitated the co-existence of other faiths in the Thai capital. In fact, some of the churches are among the most impressive foreign buildings in all of Bangkok. Take our tour to see the most visited places of worship in the Thai capital.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km

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