Top tourist attractions in Bangkok for medical travelers
Alongside Malaysia and Singapore, Thailand has long been one of the most well-known medical tourism destination countries in Southeast Asia. Reasons for Thailand becoming a medical travel hub include high-quality medical technologies and affordable medical costs.
For those who are planning to perform treatment in Thailand, it is advisable that they spend time visiting the following top tourist attractions in Bangkok.
1. Lumphini Park
Lumphini Park is a city park with a large artificial lake. Located in the middle of the city, this park is very easy to find. The name “Lumphini” is inspired by the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal.
At Lumphini Park, you may enjoy the natural atmosphere in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city while walking, jogging, playing basketball, reading books, biking, picnicking, riding a small boat, etc. Among the top tourist attractions in Bangkok, this one is suitable for those who want to get some fresh air in the midst of tired treatment procedures.
Opening hours: 5.30-21.00 local time
Entrance fee: Free
2. Bangkok Art and Culture Center
For those who are connoisseurs of art, Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) is a nice place to visit. BACC is one of the top tourist attractions in Bangkok, where visitors can enjoy contemporary-style art exhibitions.
At BACC, visitors may observe numerous creative artworks, which they can freely touch and interact with. For information about what you can expect here, please visit the official BACC website.
Opening hours: 10:00 to 21:00 (Tuesday-Saturday)
Entrance fee: Free
3. Grand Palace
It is truly a pity if you fail to visit one of the top tourist attractions in Bangkok, the Grand Palace. Grand Palace is a magnificent palace that was built in 1782. Before the tourists can enjoy the building’s beauty as it is now, this place served as a royal palace and the government’s center.
If you want to visit the Grand Palace, make sure to dress modestly. Men must wear long pants, while women’s skirts and pants must cover the knee. Meanwhile, do not wear clothes that show your arms and shoulders. You may wear sandals in combination with socks. If the clothes you wear while visiting are still considered inappropriate, there are stalls that rent out sarong in the Grand Palace area.
Opening hours: 8.30-15.30 local time.
Entrance fee: 15 USD.
4. Wat Phra Kaew
This place is also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The temple is located in the complex of The Grand Palace. The entrance fee you pay for The Grand Palace includes permission to enter Wat Phra Kaew.
While walking in the temple complex, you are free to enjoy the temple’s beautiful architecture. For those who haven’t had the chance to see Angkor Wat in Cambodia, you will see a replica at Wat Phra Kaew. Just like at the Grand Palace, make sure to dress modestly here.
5. Wat Arun
Wat Arun is also one of the top tourist attractions in Bangkok. At the top of Wat Arun Temple, you may be able to have a magnificent view of the Chao Phraya River, the Grand Palace, and Wat Pho – which are located opposite to the Wat Arun.
To get here, you can take a boat that crosses the Chao Phraya River. Wat Arun Temple is also known as the Temple of Dawn. However, it’s not a bad idea to visit it at sunset – the landscape that time is truly eye-catching.
Opening hours: 08:00 to 18:00 local time
6. Chatuchak Weekend Market
According to Bangkok.com, the Chatuchak Weekend Market is home to 8,000 sales stalls. As one of the largest traditional markets in the world, it is estimated that about 200,000 people visit this place every weekend.
Visitors can find virtually anything at Chatuchak, from clothes to pets. The large variety of items sold makes this place suitable for those who want to buy souvenirs for family members or relatives. By the way, don’t forget to bid on the items you want to buy.
-Friday (6:00 PM-midnight).
-Saturday and Sunday (9: 00-18: 00).
-Wednesday and Thursday (7: 00-18: 00 – only sell plants).
7. Chao Phraya River & Waterways
When exploring the top tourist attractions in Bangkok, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Thai capital by boat on the Chao Phraya River. By traveling the Chao Phraya River, you can visit a variety of top tourist attractions in Bangkok, including The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and Wat Arun.
To travel along the Chao Phraya river, medical tourists may take the Chao Phraya tourist boat. Simply buy a one-day pass ticket to have unlimited access to a tourist boat ride on the same day. That way, you can freely go up and down at 8 docks in the Chao Phraya river path. Just for information, this tour boat only operates at 09:30 to 19:00 local time.
At night, you can enjoy a much more luxurious experience along this river by trying out the Dinner Cruise provided by several dinner operators on board.
8. Bangkokian Museum
For those who are happy with historical tourism, the Bangkokian Museum is one of the top tourist attractions in Bangkok. Bangkokian Museum consists of three different buildings that present a variety of historic collections.
The first building was a Western-style house founded in 1937. The house features original furniture and equipment that was used in the 1940s. Then, the second building is a two-story house that was built in 1929. The third building is an ancient kitchen where travelers may find small farms, various artifacts, and the historical objects of Thailand from time to time.
Opening hours: 10:00 to 16:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)
Entrance fee: Free
9. Asiatique The Riverfront
For those who want to enjoy the Chao Praya River in the afternoon, you should visit Asiatique The Riverfront. Here, you can enjoy the sunset and Bangkok’s atmosphere in the evening. Various Thai foods, drinks, and souvenirs are sold here at very affordable prices.
Opening hours: 16.00 local time
Well, these are a few among the top tourist attractions in Bangkok that you definitely should visit while performing medical treatment in Thailand. For those who are interested in treatment provided by the best hospitals in Thailand, please contact GO.CARE to get the best medical services at the most affordable prices.
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