5 Unexpected Places To Visit In Bangkok That Aren’t Flea Markets

Bangkok is an eclectic and exciting city. The city is a favorite destination of travelers who yearn for culture explorations, food trips and shopping adventures. But if you’re just a little tired of the endless night markets and floating markets, you don’t have to fear. Bangkok has many things to offer and one can never run out of sights to see or experiences to discover when visiting this bustling city in Thailand.

If you are first time traveler in Bangkok, it will be worth your while to check out some hidden gems that you might not have read on any travel guide before. There are so much things to discover in Bangkok that would totally delight you. Here are five hidden places to visit in Bangkok:

Marvel at modern art pieces at Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok (MOCA)

MOCA in Bangkok
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Art lovers will definitely fall head over heels at the stunning modern artworks at Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok (MOCA). The museum contains art pieces which showcase the progress of Thai art since the adaptation of western concepts. The art pieces were created by artists from different generations which display the rich and colorful culture of Thailand. You can visit the museum from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, on Tuesday to Sunday, at Chatuchak, Bangkok.

Enjoy the greens at Rama IX Park

Rama IX Park
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Amid the bustling city of Bangkok lies this beautiful and spacious destination for travelers who want to relax called Rama IX Park. This beautiful park has a large, lush green space featuring a running path, playground, lake with paddle boats, playground and gardens. There are also a variety of flowers and plants in the park that will surely delight your senses. Rama IX park is just half an hour away from Bangkok’s downtown so make sure you visit it when it opens at 5 am to 7 pm from Monday – Sunday. It is located at Dok Mai, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand.

Discover royalty at Phaya Thai Palace

Phaya Thai Palace
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If your into grand architecture and European-inspired buildings then head off to Phaya Thai Palace. This place was used to be hotel and a radio station during the reign of King Rama VII. The place has preserved its Romanesque and Gothic architectural style. The halls are exquisite and the palace is home to beautiful paintings. The palace is very accessible too for it is located at Phramongkutklao Hospital, on Rajavithee Road, in the Ratchathewi district of Bangkok. It opens on Saturday-Sunday at 9.30 a.m. and 13.30 p.m. with lecturer leading a tour.

Make your childhood dream come true at Unicorn Cafe

Unicorn Cafe
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Have you ever dreamed of seeing a unicorn in real life when you were a kid? Well, you will not see one in this lifetime but you can dine in a cafe inspired by it in Bangkok!  The Unicorn Cafe is painted in pastel colors which gives its customers that warm and exciting feeling. It is is filled with unicorn and ponies items too. The cafe offers a variety of sweet, colorful and delicious treats for it customers. Truly, this cafe will bring back the child in you so make sure to visit is at Soi Sathorn 8 / BTS Chong Nonsi Bangkok, Thailand.

Have a fun-filled day at Fantasia Lagoon

Fantasia Lagoon Waterpark
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Despite its size and its location, Fantasia Lagoon remains to be a hidden gem in Bangkok. Most of those who know the place are only locals. Fantasia Lagoon is a great place to spend a day of fun and relaxation. It has small and giant pools, slides, whirlpools and numerous play areas for kids. The park is located at Address: 275 Moo 1, Petchkasem Rd. Phasicharoen, Bangkok.

You don’t need to follow the same routines that visitors do whenever they visit Bangkok. The city has so much to offer and these best-kept secret locations are truly must-visits especially if it is your first time in Bangkok. Whether you want to marvel at artworks, dine in a colorful cafe or have fun at a waterpark, Bangkok has it all.

Just check out the Bangkok Travel Guide Shopback has prepared for you for more Bangkok travel inspirations!

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