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  • Grand Palace

    1. Grand Palace

    Old City | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This is Thailand's most revered spot and one of its most visited. King Rama I built this walled city in 1782, when he moved the capital across...Read More

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  • Jim Thompson House

    2. Jim Thompson House

    Pathumwan | House/Mansion/Villa

    Formerly an architect in New York City, Jim Thompson ended up in Thailand at the end of World War II after a stint as an officer in the Office...Read More

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  • Wat Arun

    3. Wat Arun

    Thonburi | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    If this riverside spot is inspiring at sunrise, it's even more marvelous toward dusk, when the setting sun throws amber tones over the entire...Read More

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  • Wat Traimit

    4. Wat Traimit

    Pom Prap Sattru Phai | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The temple has little architectural merit, but off to its side is a small chapel containing the world's largest solid-gold Buddha, cast about...Read More

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  • 5. M.R. Kukrit Pramoj Heritage House

    Sathorn | House/Mansion/Villa

    Former Prime Minister Kukrit Pramoj's house reflects his long, influential life. After Thailand became a constitutional monarchy in 1932, he...Read More

  • 6. National Gallery

    Phra Nakhon | Museum/Gallery

    Although it doesn't get nearly as much attention as the National Museum, the gallery has a permanent collection of modern and traditional Thai...Read More

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  • 7. National Museum

    Phra Nakhon | Museum/Gallery

    There's no better place to acquaint yourself with Thai history than the National Museum, which also holds one of the world's best collections...Read More

  • 8. Royal Barge Museum

    Thonburi | Museum/Gallery

    Splendid ceremonial barges are berthed on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River. The boats, carved in the early part of the 19th century...Read More

  • 9. Suan Pakkard Palace

    Phaya Thai | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Eight antique teak houses built high on columns sit amid the undulating lawns and shimmering lotus pools of this engaging complex. The houses...Read More

  • 10. Vimanmek Mansion

    Dusit | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The spacious grounds within Dusit Park include 20 buildings you can visit, but the mansion, considered the largest golden-teak structure in...Read More

  • 11. Wat Benjamabophit

    Dusit | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built in 1899, this wat is a favorite with photographers because of its open spaces and bright, shining marble. Statues of the Buddha line the...Read More

  • Wat Po

    12. Wat Po

    Old City | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The city's largest wat has what is perhaps the most unusual representation of the Buddha in Bangkok. The 150-foot sculpture, covered with gold...Read More

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