If you have planned to visit Bangkok with your kids, there are literally a hundred things you can do in this city to make your visit unforgettable. It is one of Asia’s cosmopolitan cities which have tourist attractions like temples, ancient sites, palaces, museums, architectural buildings, canals and shopping centers.
Like other cities Bangkok never sleeps, people have various professions that work till nights. It is a fascinating and exciting place to wander, eat and explore new things. It is one of the biggest city in the world with a population of nine million residents. Travelers can enjoy the nightlife in various clubs, pubs, and casinos. You can make your kid’s tour more memorable by going for a boat ride on the canals. It is more than just visiting parks and temples, is all about making moments.
Let’s have a look at the top 20 tourist attractions in Bangkok that you can visit with your kids. The list is mentioned below:
You definitely can’t miss visiting the Grand Palace which is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Built in the year 1782, it was the palace and home of the Thai King and his administrates. After touring around the palace, kids will be left in awe of its beautiful architecture and unique detailing of the building. When you roam the entire palace you will come across WatPhraKaew that is a temple of Emerald Buddha. It has small emerald Buddha which was made in the 14th century. The palace complex is very similar to the palaces of Ayutthaya.
Wat Arun temple is also known as the “Temple of Dawn” which is located in the west of Thonburi in Chao Phraya River. The temple name is derived from the Hindu god named Aruna, his name means morning glow in the sky. The view of first rays of sun falling on the top of the temple sparkles up the whole place. The Wat Arun temple stands more than 219 feet tall which is portrayed as a stupa-like pagoda. You see the statue of god Indra riding Erawan on the second terrace. You can travel by river via ferries to Chao Phraya River.
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew or Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram is considered as the most important temple in all over the country. You will find peace after visiting the Emerald Buddha. The king had only developed this temple for holy buildings, pagoda, and statues. The Main building is ordination hall referred as the central “ubosot”. One can also visit Angkor Wat developed under King Rama IV. You will find murals written on the balcony which tells the story of Ramayana. Balcony is protected by Zyaksa Tavarnbal, they were the giant gatekeepers.
Safari world offers a great variety of entertainment for children and adults. Kids can watch various animals’ shows like Sea Lion show where they pull up mischief and entertain the crowd. There are also several other shows such as bird show, feeding show, dolphin show and many more. Kids can explore safari park where they will find hundreds of wild animals. Kids can enjoy water rides through the jungle with the help of special effects in Marine Park. There are good restaurants in safari world which has a variety of dishes to offer.
It was considered the largest shopping mall in Asia when it was inaugurated in 1985. Developer Sirichai Bulakul kept MBK name after his parents and their statues are displayed on the ground floor. The Mahboonkrong mall contains more than two thousand shops, restaurants and service outlets. Located in suburbs of Pathum Wan, Bangkok, it is an eight-story building that attracts visitors and tourists from all over the country. You can buy toys and Thailand traditional wear for your kids.
Many tourists from different parts of the world come to visit Lumphini Park which has so many things to discover. Visitors can ride rented boats in the artificial lakes. It becomes a jogger’s park in the morning and evening. This is an urban and multi-purpose park located in Pathum Wan, Bangkok that has 142 acres of land. There are lakes, animals, flora and fauna and the statue of King Rama IV. The park has become a home for many bird species since past few years. Don’t forget to take your kids to Lumphini Lake and Lumphini park library where they can grasp knowledge about the flora and fauna.
Jim Thompson House
This foundation has been welcoming visitors from all around the world 1976. They want the kids to inspire and appreciate the creativity of Jim Thompson. It is a non-profit organization which depends on its own funds.
You will find different kinds of clothes from the different country so overall it’s a great place for shopping. From discounted clothes to the luxurious brand, you will find everything to shop at this shopper’s paradise. The name of the mall is inspired by the airport where you will visit Rome, Paris, and Tokyo by just making a trip to Terminal 21. Its uniqueness attracts the visitors to explore this place. After choosing a particular level you will be led by an escalator to your destination. For example, if you have chosen level 1 Tokyo then you will be taken to Tokyo clothing store which has some of the best clothing in the entire mall. The ambiance of the store will make you feel like you have traveled to Japan.
Sea life Bangkok Ocean World
Siam Ocean World is the largest aquarium in South East Asia where you will discover hundreds of Aquatic fishes such as giant spider crabs, giant Pacific octopus, stingray sharks, African penguins, starfishes, seahorses, and Jellyfishes. Kids can meet 400 fish species and feed cute penguins. It will be educational as well as huge entertainment for the kids. Sea life Ocean world is among one of the places where kids won’t get bored.
Siam Park City
It is an amusement water park opened since 1980. The area is 119 acres wide which accommodates 30 water rides and dry rides. Kids can enjoy Vortex, Boomerang, Giant Drop, topspin, twin dragon and the list goes on. With parental advice, kids can try water rides like a lazy river which is suitable for small aged kids.
It is the tenth largest shopping complex in the world which has hotels and office towers. It has 7 floors and there are 495 numbers of stores and services in the shopping complex. Central world square is part of the shopping center which is located outside the building.
Dusit zoo is also known as “Khao Fin” has educational centers, canteen, animal museum and animal hospital. It is a home for some native animals as well as international animals. If your kids love to discover new species then there is no other better place than Dusit Zoo. Animals like monkeys, hippopotamus, alligators, tigers, penguins, camels, wallabies, and kangaroos are displayed here. Playland has many children rides that will make your kids giggle with joy.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Bangkok is famous for its contemporary art like music, art, theater, film, and some cultural events. Make your kids learn about different cultures and arts if they love to craft. It is located at 939 Rama 1 Road opposite to MBK mall.
Siriraj Medical Museum
Kids who love science and love to reason and question the nature can have a good scope in future. Take your kids Siriraj Medical Museum and let them uncover scientific facts about humankind and other beings. You decide a day trip to the museum and it is located opposite to the Grand Palace.
Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo
Other than crocodiles, you can also see animals like monkeys, lion, tigers, elephants, horses, and hippos. Kids can get really attached to animals so you can take them to elephant ride or boat rides to the dinosaur museum. Crocodile shows are also famous in this zoo.
Children’s Discovery Museum
Indoor and outdoor educational activities can keep your kids occupied the whole day. They will learn new things with the help of interactive displays rather than getting bored. Kids are left to learn by themselves via discovery learning process.
Asiatique the Riverfront
Asiatique riverfront is the largest themed waterfront in Thailand. It has become an attraction for locals as well as tourists that offer sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
Madame Tussauds Museum Bangkok
One of the branches of Madame Tussauds is situated in Bangkok, Thailand. It is a wax museum located in Siam Discovery Center. You will find wax figures of famous Hollywood celebs like Bruce Lee, George Clooney, Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein and pop sensations like Michael Jackson, Madonna and Britney Spears.
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
This exhibition hall is based on Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok. You can learn and experience many things from films and music. One has to visit the real beauty of Island to experience it live. Kids will love to walk through artificial Bangkok streets and learn new things about living in this city.
This place is one of the suggested theme parks where you can turn your kid’s fantasies into reality. It is a fun-filled theme park especially for kids where they can take their rollercoasters to space and meet Cinderella or other roller coasters where it twists and turns gives a shower of some water on kids that makes the ride more fun.