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10 of Bangkok’s best-kept secrets

Bangkok is truly an interesting place to visit, offering a myriad of sightseeing attractions that will satisfy even the most demanding traveler.

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Bangkok is truly an interesting place to visit, offering a myriad of sightseeing attractions. Irrespective of your preferences you will find interesting things to see here, like those below.

1. The Golden Buddha

The Golden Buddha

This iconic monument in Bangkok is the largest statue in the world made from pure gold. The statue is three meters tall and weighs almost six tons. The Golden Buddha is known as the hidden glory of Chinatown in Bangkok. To visit the statue you have to walk on a beaten path off Bangkok’s China Town.

2. Pathology Medicine Museum

Pathology Medicine Museum

This is a macabre yet interesting exhibition in Bangkok. The museum showcases pathological remains that were preserved for centuries. The museum is not for the weak at heart. You will find preserved genetically impaired babies, the embalmed body of well-known criminals in Thailand and a collection of parasites.

3. Pak Khlong Talad

Pak Khlong Talad flower market

This is the largest flower market in the city of Bangkok. Pak Khlong Talad is in the Old City and the market spreads to the Memorial Bridge. Once you enter the market you will be awestruck with the aesthetic the flowers create. This is one of the places you must visit if you want to indulge in the sweet aroma of flowers.

4. Amphawa

Amphawa floating village

This is a floating village in Bangkok that is often missed by the eye of the travelers. If you’re looking for a tour rich with culture and yet stick to your budget, this is the place for you. You will get a chance to taste the seafood made into delicious delicacies when you visit Amphawa. Don’t forget to visit the Amphawa floating market at the pier.

5. Erawan Museum

Erawan Museum

This is an iconic museum in Bangkok with a magnificent three-headed elephant at the entrance to welcome you in. The building is almost 30 meters high and is cast in green-hued copper. The museum has artifacts from the East and West. The ancient Eastern antiques paired with the psychedelic decorations give the museum a unique vibe.

6. Artists House

Baan Silpan

Baan Silpan, which is called the Artists House is one of the most unique places in Bangkok. This is the one place in Thailand where the ancient Thai traditions are preserved. The House is a traditional Thai hut which can be accessed only by a Khlong. Many travelers find it hard to locate the House. There are traditional puppet shows happening here regularly.

7. Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm

The entrance of the Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm

This is the most thrilling zoo in all of Bangkok. This was established back in 1950 and it is the world’s largest crocodile farm. More than 100,000 crocodiles are taken care of on the farm. The highlight of the visit to Samutprakan Crocodile Farm is the live shows that are hosted. The crocodiles are taken to an arena and they showcase various antics.

8. High-tea at Double Dog Tea Room

The Double Dog Tea Room

Bangkok is a city for foodies. There are all kinds of food available at any time of the day, all year round. After long shopping sprees or sightseeing tours, step into the Double Dog Tea Room to taste exotic teas that will give you a unique feeling. The Tea Room is in China Town and drop in for fresh homemade buns and warm tea served in beautiful ceramic pots.

9. Amulet Market

Amulets displayed at an amulet market in Bangkok

If you’re a believer in the magic of the universe, the amulet market is the place for you. You can find many charms, amulets, and exotic talismans from here. Collect your good-luck charms from the amulet market before you head home.

10. Ko Kret

Mu Tao Chedi, part of Wat Paramaiyikawat, Ko Kret, Nonthaburi, Thailand

This is a mysterious island in Bangkok. Ko Kret is around 20 km from the city center of Bangkok. There are temples that are centuries old and on the island, there is a native community who has mastered the craft of pottery. Any luxury city hotel In Bangkok the likes of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel would take you on a tour on Ko Kret as it is gaining popularity among tourists.