So, you already figured out how to get one of those cheap flights to Bangkok. In order to fully enjoy the cultural highlights of Bangkok on a budget, it is essential to have a plan of the best and most affordable places to go to, which you can do without ever having to leave the Bangkok area!
1. The Grand Palace
Located conveniently right in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful and ornate palaces on the planet. Next to the palace is a breathtaking Buddhist temple that contains a statue of Buddha carved from a single piece of jade constructed over two centuries ago. The palace has served as the official residence of the king from the 18th century onwards (and still does today) so make sure to take a free tour and learn about the country’s royal history.
2. Wat Pho
While in Bangkok, it is imperative to check out Wat Pho, the most splendid Buddhist temple that Thailand has to offer! Built over 200 years ago, it houses the largest Buddha statue in the whole country! Come enjoy the meditative atmosphere of this masterpiece of classical Thai architecture.
3. The Royal Barges
This is home to the largest floating market in the world and is also a museum! It has been an important historical site for hundreds of years and is the place where a very special ceremony takes place every few years involving the royal family. Come enjoy the amazing sights of authentic Thai culture and art and maybe even buy a souvenir or two–all for incredibly cheap!
4. Wiman Mek Palace
This palace is the largest building in the world made from entirely golden teak. Its classic Thai design makes it a unique and stunning sight and thus represents one of the top tourist highlights in all of Thailand. Surrounded by bodies of water on all sides, spending the day at this palace is sure to create a sense of serenity and inner peace unmatched by any location you have ever been to.
5. Wat Saket
Wat Saket is built into a natural rock outcropping and thus offers the most amazing panoramic view of Bangkok available. Come enjoy the natural beauty of this temple and make sure to come during sunset so that you can see the mountain reflect the sun’s rays and appear as though it was made of gold.