Sightseeing in Bangkok

Find the right spot in Bangkok and you can see some truly impressive sights. Ask your guide where you can go to see the city at its best and you will not be disappointed.

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Sightseeing spots in Bangkok

Baiyoke Tower II

As the highest hotel in all of South East Asia, the Baiyoke Tower II soars over everything else in the city. At nearly 1 KM tall the tower dominates the Bangkok skyline, and from such a height you get some of the best sightseeing in Bangkok that can be found anywhere in the city.

For an evening out with a difference, why not ask your host to join you on the rooftop bar and music lounge where you can relax with a tipple while drinking in the magnificent views. Being so high up with the rest of the city so far below offers vistas that will stay in your memory for a long, long time.

Riverside Tour

Sometimes, to really appreciate the beauty of something, you need to step back. A River Cruise offers the chance to do just that. Cruising along the middle of the river puts some distance between you and the city, offering some of the best sightseeing opportunities in Bangkok.

To truly appreciate such a metropolis, the cruise is best done at night when the city is lit up and the major landmarks begin to, quite literally, shine. Your local host will join you on a cruise so you’ll have a personal guide who will be happy to tell you all about the sights.

Rooftop bars

With so many hotels, there are many hotel rooftops, but how to make the most of the rooftop space in a tropical metropolis like Bangkok? One of the most popular solutions in Bangkok appears to be to build a bar on the top, and it’s a solution that creates some of the best spots for sightseeing in Bangkok.

Your host can advise you on which rooftops have the best bars and which have the best views and don’t forget to invite them along. While relaxing and taking in the views with your host, you can also chat along about local traditions, lifestyle and the best things to do in Bangkok.

Wat Arun

An iconic image of Bangkok, Wat Arun always catches the eye. Although very striking in appearance, it is often obscured by the concrete jungle surrounding it, but there are some Bangkok sightseeing spots where you can see it in all its glory. You could choose to visit the temple up close, although a more distant viewpoint may be best to really appreciate its beauty.

As all the locals, your host will know all about the temple and will be more than happy to go with you to see its splendour. You could choose to see it lit up at night with powerful spotlights, or maybe lit up in the morning by the rising sun. Or maybe you could choose both?

Take an elevated Tour over the City Centre

One of the best Bangkok sightseeing opportunities of all is often overlooked, even though thousands of people use it every day. The BTS sky train system takes an elevated route right in the centre of Bangkok, giving you a chance to see the city from a different perspective.

Go there with your host, so they can point out the landmarks and attractions and you might end up visiting a place which would not otherwise be on your agenda. The sky train also runs at night when the views are often more impressive, and don’t forget that you can get off at any stop if you see something intriguing.

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Beth Tuangtip
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Bangkok's Highlights on a Long Tail Boat & Tuk Tuk

We had the best day ever with Tuangtip. This trip is a must. We saw so much that we wouldn’t have seen unless on this trip. Tuangtip Is just so very lovely and she spoke amazing English. My favourite part was the boat ride and the artists house. You won’t be disappointed. Great value for money.

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Christian Piyaporn
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Beautiful Ayutthaya Private Tour With a Local

Piyaporn has a wealth of knowledge for Thai history and culture that made the day trip to Ayutthaya all the more rewarding.

We learnt a lot about an important place in Thai history while exploring the sites. Piyaporn is an excellent host and made sure we were well looked after.

It’s well worth the drive out of Bangkok with Piyaporn as your guide.

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Jonathan Sudarat
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A customized trip with Sudarat

Sudarat organised a truly unforgettable day. My wife and I had an amazing experience receiving a marriage blessing from a Buddhist monk at the Golden Temple. We even had the opportunity to spend some time with the monk afterwards to learn more about the Buddhist religion.

Thank you Sudarat for organising such a special moment.