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25 Famous Places To Visit in Bangkok With Family

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Introduction:

“Two weeks in Bangkok and no island?” If you’re worried about missing out on a beach vacation, rest assured that Bangkok offers much more than just islands and beaches. Bangkok, in particular, is a lively city that meets the needs of all ages. This city gives you a family-friendly experience, promising a vacation that will leave you with lasting memories. Let me be your guide to the most famous places to visit in Bangkok with your family.

From the iconic Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew to the bustling Chatuchak Weekend Market and the serene Lumpini Park, there’s something for everyone on this list. Why wait? Take a virtual tour of Bangkok with this blog.

When coming to Bangkok with your family, the first thing to do is to understand the history and culture through its architectural marvels that speak a volume. So, the first stop for Bangkok to explore is-

The Grand Palace:

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Timings: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (all day)

Ticket Price: 500 Baht (approx. 1200 INR) per person.

The Grand Place is a massive complex on the banks of Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, spread over 218,400 square meters. It has temples, gardens, halls, pavilions and courtyards. From 1782 to 1925, it was the official residence of the Kings of Siam, which later became Thailand. 

Royal ceremonies and state functions are conducted in this complex, and you know the most astonishing fact about this place—every year, more than eight million people visit it, making it one of the best places in Bangkok to visit with family. It is more of a museum to learn Thai culture and architecture. It has several quarters inside it, but there is one best place to see inside the Grand Palace, Bangkok: Wat Phra Kaew.

Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha): 

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Timings: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Ticket Price: No extra charges as it is included in the entrance fee to the Grand Palace.

At the heart of the Wat Phra Kaew temple lies the Emerald Buddha, a statue carved from a semi-precious green gemstone known as jasper. This priceless artifact is a religious icon symbolizing Thailand’s security. It’s the country’s most revered place of worship and a national shrine.

Over the years, every king has made sacred offerings to the statue, turning the temple into a rich depository of history and culture. To get the surreal vibe, visiting this place in Bangkok with your family is recommended. Once you get a glimpse of Thailand’s cultural reflection, next is the time to have fun with kids who long for some sort of amusement. So, the next stop should be a tour of Safari World.

Safari World:

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Show Timings: 10:15 AM, 11: 00 AM, 11:45 AM, 01:30 PM, 02:15 PM, 03:15 PM, 04:15 PM.

Opening Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM

Ticket Price: 

  • Safari Park- Starting at 1719 INR.
  • Marine Park- Starting at 1948  INR.

[Note: Ticket price varies according to the services you take]. 

Safari World is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Bangkok . It combines two worlds: the Marine Park (aquatic life) and the Safari Park(terrestrial life). It is the world’s largest open-air zoo, home to various marine and terrestrial life. In Safari World, the kids see live aquatic and terrestrial animals they read about in books, like sea lions, dolphins, whales, penguins, lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes, elephants etc.

Kids can take a boat ride through the park or walk through the underwater tunnels. Taking a tram tour will double the fun. Also, there are shows they can enjoy overall; it will be a fun learning experience for kids as they can feed giraffes, play frisbee with sea lions and see the dolphins dance and jump. 

Now, what next? Do you need a little break to relax and enjoy what Bangkok offers for you to see with family? Then, head straight to enjoy the Dinner Cruise at Chao Phraya River. 

Dinner Cruise at Chao Phraya River:

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Pickup Location: Click Iconsiam Mall or Asiatique Mall to view location on map.

Duration: 2 hrs (7:30 PM and 9:30 PM)

Ticket Price: Approximately 2200 – 8000 INR per person.

A dinner Cruise is a great way to relax in the evening after a tiring day, thus making it one of the best things to do in Bangkok at night with family. Your enjoyment doubles as you have dinner on a cruise, enjoy the view of the popular sightseeing of the city with live music and hot-cooked food coming to your table. You can also opt for a buffet dinner that comes with cuisines from all over the world, including Thai, Indian, Japanese, European and some International Cuisines.

The price of a Chao Phraya dinner cruise will vary depending on the operator, the length of the cruise, and the type of food and entertainment included. However, 1000-2000 Baht (2300-4600 INR) is expected to be paid. Chao Phraya Princess Cruise, Manohra Cruises, The Wonderful Pearl Cruise, and Chao Phraya Cruise are the operation cruises in Chao Phraya River. And taking one of these dinner cruises is the best way to enjoy nightlife in Bangkok with your family.

“Next day, next show,” is that the zeal? Then, get ready to Visit Bangkok’s Unique Floating Market.

Floating Market of Bangkok:

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Timings: 7 am- 5 pm

Ticket Price: Free

Floating markets existed where water transport played a major role, and goods were sold from boats. However, these markets have decreased because of developments but still exist as tourist attractions. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of the tourist attractions to visit in Bangkok for families.

You will see long-tailed boats decorated with flowers and find stalls or shops selling fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, and souvenirs. You will feel lively as the markets look vibrant and filled with colors. Below mentioned are some of the floating markets in Bangkok, in case you don’t know-

  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Amphawa Floating Market
  • Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

Tired of roaming? Take the evening sunset view, refresh your mind and relax.

Dine-in at Rooftop Sky Bars:

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Dine-in at rooftop bars at golden hour is the top thing to do in Bangkok with your family to relax. Rooftop bars are the best for enjoying the top view of Bangkok city. They offer a 360-degree stunning city view, allowing you to enjoy the pleasant weather, skyline, and perfect dining ambiance.

Spending time chatting and laughing over food is the best way to form bonds with your family. So, check out some of the finest rooftop dining options in Bangkok.

  • Three Sixty(Millennium Hilton Bangkok) 64th
  • Sky Bar (Lebua State Tower) 63rd
  • Vertigo(Banyan Tree Bangkok) 61st
  • Octave Rooftop Bar(Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit) 45th
  • Sirocco, Bangkok
  • The Roof (Rooftop Bar), Bangkok
  • Mojjo Rooftop Lounge Bar
  • Three Sixty Skybar, Bangkok

What’s next after food? Let’s hear the suspense story that Thailand has to offer. So, head out to tour Jim Thompson House to learn his story.

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Jim Thompson House:

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Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Ticket Price: Adult 200 baht (approx. 500 INR)

[Note: Entry is free for children under 10 years].

James Harrison Wilson Thompson was an American whose house was later turned into a museum. He is known for multiple identities, including spy, Thai silk businessman, art lover and collector. Despite having many identities, he is known for contributing to reviving the Thai silk industry when it fell apart.

He was later named the “Silk King.” But in 1967, while hiking in Malaysia, he mysteriously disappeared and could not be found. Many speculations appeared; some thought he died, some thought he started a new life and thus became underground, and some assumed that because he was a spy, his identity and life were kept hidden, and this story remained unsolved. 

Eager to know more, right? then take a virtual tour of Jim Thompson’s House. Now, wondering what to do next in Bangkok with family? Then, let’s shop for ourselves and buy souvenirs for our loved ones.

Shopping Markets in Bangkok:

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Who doesn’t love shopping? Everyone does, right? Whether a housewife, husband, kids, or grandparents. Let me list souvenirs to take home to your homeland. Thai Coconut Oil Products, Malt tea and Drink Sachets, Instant Noodles, Spices and Sauces.

Thai Silk, Jewelry, Handicrafts, Spa Products, Elephant-themed Souvenirs, Traditional Clothing, Artwork and Paintings are some of the authentic things to gift to your loved ones. Listing below some of the best markets and malls to shop in Bangkok  with family where you can get all these products,

  • Chatuchak Weekend Market
  • Pratunam Market
  • Siam Paragon 
  • Central World Plaza
  • Asiatique The Riverfront
  • MBK Mall
  • Terminal 21
  • Indra Market 
  • Pratunam Fashion Mall

Lumpini Park :

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Timings: 4:30 am- 10 pm

Ticket Price: Free

Looking back, we find that Lumpini Park was used for ballroom dancing and parties. But now, it has become a multi-functional park where people can do several outdoor activities surrounded by nature, under fresh air and shade. These activities include-

  • Bangkok Elder Citizens Club
  • (Lan Tawan Yim)- Community for disabled people 
  • Home of Hope- a home for homeless children
  • Lumpini Park Library
  • Lumpini Youth Center
  • Sri Thai Derm Food Center
  • Rental swan paddle boats and rowing boats
  • Buddhist Dharma Activities
  • Music in the Park

Isn’t it lovely to spend time with family and friends? Each family member can choose the activities in which their interest lies.

Madame Tussauds Museum:

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Timings: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM daily

Ticket Price – 

  • For Adult: 830 Baht (approx 1900 INR) 
  • For Child: 516 Baht  (approx. 1200 INR) 
  • Note : Free for children under age 2.

Don’t worry; the dream of taking selfies with stars won’t be unattainable because the Madame Tussauds Museum in Bangkok will fulfill your dream. It has wax replicas of famous personalities around the globe. 90 wax figures of the shining stars you admire are placed in 9 theme zones. So, three, two, one, and cheese…….

Sealife Aquarium:

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Timings: 10 am to 8 pm

Sealife Aquarium is located in Siam Paragon Shopping Mall. It houses 400 species of sea creatures. Isn’t it a wonder that humans discovered and are giving habitat to sea creatures inside man-made aquariums?

Sea creatures such as stingrays, turtles, penguins, sharks, Makita, and seahorses are ubiquitous in this aquarium. 11 zones, 4D Cinema, animal feeding, glass boating, VR experience, etc. are there to keep you amazed in this sea life aquarium.

Dream World:

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Timings: 10 am- 6 pm

Ticket Price: Starts from 2200 INR

[Note: This is the entry ticket fee, but prices will vary according to the rides that you take]

Dream World is one of Thailand’s largest amusement parks and one of the best places to visit in Bangkok with family for a fun-filled day. It has a wide range of attractions suitable for visitors of all ages. Also, it features different themed zones like Dream Fairy Tale Land, Adventure Land, 

Dream World’s signature Snow Town etc, which are both for kids and adults. Apart from the theme zones, you get a photo spot where you can take pictures with the world’s seven wonders, love gardens etc. You also watch performances like the Hollywood Action and Parade shows on weekends. Food, fun and entertainment with family is what you get in this amusement park.

Chocolate Ville:Chocolate VilleImage Source

Timings: 3 pm – 12 am

Ticket Price:  100 Baht (approx. 250 INR)

Ticket Price on Peak days: 150 Baht (approx. 350 INR)

[Note: You can also use it for ice cream and drinks]

Chocolate Ville is one of Bangkok’s best theme park restaurants to visit with family. It is a dreamy place for kids, as shown by how they see it in cartoons. This place assures the adults to live their childhood world.

The best thing about this theme park is that you get a chance to have food in the open-air setup, and what adds to its beauty is that it has different shows, such as Bear, Santa, Snow, etc. Here you get food of all types starting from Thai cuisines to European to International cuisine and also, this restaurant serves vegan food as well. 

Bustaurant:

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Timings: 11 am

[Note: Bus departure and Tour Lecture: 11:30 am]

Ticket Price: Starts from 1790 BAHT(Approx. 4500 INR per person)

Have you heard of the Bus Food Tour? It may be known to some, and those who are hearing it for the very first time, let me tell you that we have this unique thing to do in Bangkok with family. 

Having food while roaming the city, doesn’t it sound interesting? 

Surely, it is. For tourists, it is one of the most interesting things to do in Bangkok with family.  Bustaurant offers exceptional feasts prepared by Top-notch food cooks. You can witness over 100 billion views of Bangkok in a period of more than 1.5 hours.” This is what the company assures.

Maeklong Railway Market (Train Market):

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Timings: 6 am – 6 pm

Train Arrival times: 8.30 am, 11.10 am., 2.30 pm, and 5.40 pm

Train Departure times: 6.20 am, 9.00 am, 11.30 am. and 3.30 pm

This railway market is known as the Siang Tai (life-risking) Market. It is a local market situated in Samut Songkhram Province. Now, let me tell you that tourists find this market attractive because the train passes through it. Vendors at the market put out parasols or shade to protect themselves against the sun and sell seafood, vegetables, fruits, fresh and dried food, meat and other miscellaneous goods.

When the train arrives, the vendors shut their shades or parasols and reopen when the train departs. So, it is one interesting thing you can see in Bangkok with your family as many countries don’t have this market. According to them, it’s risky but in Bangkok, it is a tourist attraction.

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TrueLove at Neverland (Husky Cafe):

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Timings: 10.30 am to 5 pm 

Ticket Price: 500 Baht (approx. 1150 INR)

[Note: This entry fee includes one drink, one small bottle of water and a band to get inside the kennel]

From the cafe name, you must have guessed that this cafe deals with the dog breed Siberian Huskies. If that’s your guess, I must tell you you are right. This cafe allows its guests to interact with Huskies. Not just Huskies, they too have other breeds like Japanese Akitas and Australian Shepherds.

This cafe has designated time allocated for playing with pets. Before entering the cafe, they will ask you to wash your hands, watch a video, and follow instructions. So, if you are a dog lover, do visit this place in Bangkok with your family.

King Power Mahanakhon:

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Timings: 10:00 am – 12:00 am (daily)

For King Power Mahanakhon SkyWalk –

  • Entry Fee: 850 Baht (approx. 2000) for adults
  • Timings: 10:00 AM – to 7:00 PM (daily)

[Note : last admission 6:30 hrs]

This impressive architectural complex is one of the best places to visit in Bangkok with family. It is located in the central business district. With 78 floors, it is one of the tallest buildings in Thailand and is mostly known for its skywalks.

Many floors are planned for various purposes, such as Mahanakhon Residence for accommodation, Firster by King Power for shopping, lifestyle and beauty, The Mahanakhon Cube for dining spa treatments and a high-end gym.

The King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk is the center of attraction of this building for its Sky Deck & Rooftop Bar

Let me add the cherry on the top! The video-themed lift takes you to the 74th floor within 50 seconds! Also, this building has the world’s first self-controlled ParadropVRTM City flyer. 

Hurry up, take your kids to this wonder in Bangkok.

Enough fun and entertainment, now it turns to exploring Thailand’s cultural and spiritual aspects. So, let’s visit the Buddhist temples in Bangkok.

Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan (Golden Buddha):

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Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (daily).

Ticket Price: 40 Baht (approx. 100 INR) per person 

Do you know the mystery of this temple? The Buddha’s golden identity remained unknown until the stucco material coating on Buddha was chipped off. In 1955, people got to know this secret. For 200 years, it remained a mystery for everyone. Visit to feel the serene whip of spirituality in this temple. 

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram (Marble Buddha):

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Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (all day)

Ticket Price: 100 Baht (approx. 230) per person.

This temple’s architecture combines Thai and European styles. Italian Carrara marble was used to build it, which is why it is named Marble Buddha. The chapel is entirely decorated with marble, adding to its beauty. This temple looks royal because of its white, golden and red paint and slanting roof structure.

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn):

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Timings: Everyday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Ticket Price: 100 baht (approx. 230 INR).

The temple takes its name from the Hindu God Arun, often depicted as the ray of the rising sun. Wat Arun is one of the temples to be visited in Bangkok, Thailand with family. As the name suggests, “Temple of Dawn ” this temple looks praiseworthy at dawn when the sunrays fall on the mosaic, making it shine even brighter.

It is decorated with millions of broken, colorful Chinese porcelain tiles and crystal mosaics, making it an absolute attraction next to the Chao Phraya River. The Entrance to the Ordination Hall, the Ordination Hall and Phra Prang are the eye-catching points of this temple.

Erawan Shrine:

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Timings:  6:00 AM to 10:00 PM (all days)

[Note: There is no entry fee, but you can buy offerings for 50 Baht if you wish.]

The Erawan Shrine, or Thao Maha Phrom Shrine, is a popular temple in Bangkok. It has a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu god of Creation, i.e., Brahma.

The Erawan Shrine is a small but significant landmark in Bangkok. It is a popular spot for Thai people and tourists to pay their respects and make offerings. The shrine is always busy with people coming to pray and give thanks.  It’s a great place to experience Thai culture and religion up close.

Siam Amazing Park:

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Timings: 10 AM – 6 PM (all day)

Ticket Price:

  • For Adult – Starts from INR 1606
  • For Child – Starts from INR 1262

Siam Park City, or Suansiam, has the world’s largest wave pool, and that’s why it holds the Guinness World Record. It is also the oldest amusement and water park complex in Southeast Asia. Siam Amazing Park has a large area for the waterpark, a separate amusement park with thrilling rides, and another part boasting Bangkok’s cultural heritage. So, isn’t it the best place to visit with family where each member can have fun in Bangkok?

Thai Cooking Class:

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Duration of the Class: 3-5 hrs

Ticket Price: 1300 BAHT (Approx. 3000 INR)

Learning a new cuisine is the best way to feed your children nutritious food, isn’t it? No doubt, cooking is a skill and is required for everyone to know, but don’t you think learning to cook different cuisines is an art? So, if you are in Bangkok with your family, try learning and cooking Thai cuisine. Tingly Thai Cooking School, House of Taste Thai Cooking School, and Silom Thai Cooking School are some of Bangkok’s best Thai cooking classes.

They are known for their fun, professional, and authentic classes. They offer beginner classes, vegetarian options, private classes, and professional chef courses. They also offer a one-day cooking class for tourists. They take their visitors to local markets in the morning, not just cooking classes, to give them an idea about basic ingredients used in dishes. In Bangkok, this is one best things to do with family. So, learn this art and be the superchef of your family.

Children’s Discovery Museum:

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Timings: 10 am – 4 pm

Days: Tuesday – Sunday

Ticket Price: Free

The first museum and learning center opened for Southeast Asian children. As it is for children, it is designed to give them a fun learning experience. There are different zones for science, arts, culture and technology. An archeological dig ground is also there, where kids can search for dinosaur bones.

Isn’t it an amazing way to teach through play? Also, for their fun-filled day, many activities exist, such as a giant water playground, a bubble-blowing station, and a kids’ town for role play where they can pretend to be different professionals like doctors, shopkeepers, firefighters etc. so, taking your kids to these kinds of best places will definitely grow their interest towards the acquisition of knowledge.

Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium:

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Timings: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Days: Tuesday – Sunday

Ticket Price: Free

Butterflies symbolize happiness. Whether kids or grown-ups, everyone loves it as it is the most colorful and beautiful creature. Bangkok has set up this Butterfly Garden and Insectarium to learn more about them, which exhibits different species of butterflies and insects. The focal point of this place is the butterfly exhibition greenhouse, a huge netted covering habitat with hundreds of butterflies flying around.

The artificial habitat consists of plants, flowers, waterfalls and streams. The insect exhibition has beetles, spiders, scorpions, and many other insects. This is one of the most unique places to explore after having all the fun, adventure, spiritual and cultural tours.

Things to Remember While visiting Temples:

  • When paying a visit to temples in Bangkok with your family, dress carefully. To maintain the decorum of the temple, wear covered clothes from arms to toe.
  • Avoid contact with monks.
  • Maintain silence and discipline inside the temple.
  • Respect the instructions given by the temple authorities and follow them.

Conclusion

Bangkok challenges you to view the world from a different perspective as it has so many interesting places to visit and things to do in Bangkok with family, appreciate the beauty in the unexpected, and embrace life’s ever-evolving nature. It will leave you wanting more, and its alluring energy persuades people to visit more. Taking a family trip to Bangkok will renew your sense of wonder and thirst for exploration.

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