The temples in Bangkok are very different from the ones I have seen in India and Myanmar. Many people have been told me they are tired of temples but I’m never getting enough of them. I love their architecture and I like architecture in general, so every temple I see, I need to stop to check it out.
But, many temples in Bangkok are paid. It’s surely not a big amount, but still, there is a lot to visit. I visited the most impressive ones and some of them can take you hours to admire it fully. They are so beautiful and different from each other that I truly advise a visit to this temples in Bangkok.
I haven’t visited them all in the same day, but here is a catch up from all the temples in Bangkok I have visited. Besides not being so rigid with the rules of clothing like in Myanmar, remember to dress properly while visiting the temples in Bangkok. The temples are sacred places to Thai people, so show some respect for the country you are visiting. You need to adapt to them, not them to you.
Here are the temples I have visited in Bangkok:
This was the first temple I have visited in Thailand. It’s such a beautiful and peaceful place! There was almost no one there. It spent at least one hour visiting it. To enter Wat Suthat you need to pay an entrance fee of 20 Baht (0.52 €) The temple is open from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm.
I was just walking around when I crossed this temple. I just saw the outside as it requires a fee to enter and it wasn’t looking so exciting.
At this temple, you have a box demanding a fee. You don’t need to buy a ticket. It is a temple with a nice view of the city as you can climb up the stars. It’s a place full of history to learn.
King Rama III Memorial Park
This is a very clean place with some plants around where you can rest for a while.
Grand Palace Bangkok
This place looks totally awesome outside, but I haven’t visited inside. I think the ticket price is kind of high: 500 Baht (13€) – I paid this to see Taj Mahal– so I decided to skip this place. I just watched it from the outside and the Grand Palace Bangkok it’s an overcrowded place full of Asians everywhere. I guess they were Chinese tourists. There were so many, so many that I could barely move. Besides the price, we gave up on visiting it because it was chaotic. Tickets sold from 8:30 – 15:30.
Bangkok City Pillar Shrine
This is really close to the Grand Palace Bangkok so we decided to have a look. It’s small but it very beautiful!
This place has so much to see inside. I spent around 2 hours here. I haven’t seen a temple like this before so I was amazed. The ticket price is 100 Baht (2,5€) and you have the right of a water bottle. It’s open from 8.00am to 6.30pm. This is a place with lots of tourists.
This temple is so beautiful!!! I found it when I was walking around having no idea of its existence. This one is different from all the others I have seen. It has so much details and colors. It’s truly unique. There are no tourists there and entrance is free.
This is a big complex full of beautiful temples just next to the river. To get there you need to ride one of the many boats that cross the river all day long and they are super cheap. I took hours to visit this place. Entrance fee is 50 Baht ( 1,5€) and it’s open from 8.30am to 5.30pm. By the Night, Wat Arun is totally lighted up and it’s wonderful to see it that way.