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Things to do in Bangkok Yai

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“There are more than 31,000 Buddhist temples spread out across Thailand and this one is one that you really want to see. The temple is named after Aruna, the God of Dawn. Situated on the bank of the Chao Phraya River is this beautiful temple that stands at 79 metres tall.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“Historic Temple that has the most beautiful outdoor sculpture you have ever seen.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Tha Tian Market, is one of famous historical ordinary community market in the Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, Thailand. It is on Rattanakosin Island, located near the Grand Palace – next to Wat Pho, by Chao Phraya River.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great place for a roof top bar, Wat Arun makes it all worth it to go across town. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Deck by Arun Residence is the great Thai restaurant that you can enjoy view of Wat Arun and ChaoPhraya river. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Right on the river with a wonderful view. Great food and great staff. Stayed in the Arun Suite on the top floor with balcony overlooking the river. Fantastic rooftop bar. Highly recommended”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“This place is a peaceful place, Thai - Chinese mixed architecture. There is The Grand Buddha statue in an elegance Vihara of the temple. There is the largest bell in Thailand. The waterfront pavilion in front of the temple offers a wonderful view along the river.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to shop
“A boutique mall with a variety of different foods and sales. Usually hosts numerous event attractions throughout the year.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
  • 1 local recommends
Intersection
“The artist house or Baan Silapin is a unique riverside house with a nice ambience of old canal and local neighbourhood. The traditional Thai puppet show is performed at 14:00 every day except on Wednesday. On a small wooden stage in front of the white stupa, intricately-made puppets are manipulated by several artists all dressed in black. It's fascinating how the story captures your imagination; your brain erases entirely the performers in black and soon the puppets take on a life of their own. The four rows of chairs are always full and people sit casually on the floor around the stage, just like it used to be long time ago. Each day a different story based on Thai folklore is narrated, inv”
  • 8 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“There are about 1000 temples in Bangkok, Thailand. But if you visit Bangkok, this temple is one of the most important and beautiful temple!”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great place for a roof top bar, Wat Arun makes it all worth it to go across town. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Deck by Arun Residence is the great Thai restaurant that you can enjoy view of Wat Arun and ChaoPhraya river. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Right on the river with a wonderful view. Great food and great staff. Stayed in the Arun Suite on the top floor with balcony overlooking the river. Fantastic rooftop bar. Highly recommended”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Eat Sight Story is a quirky new spot that serves delicious Thai fusion cuisine and an exciting array of cocktails, complete with views of Wat Arun and the Chao Phraya River. It is a delightful surprise hidden down an alleyway, quite unassuming and you might not find it if you didn’t know what you were looking for. It’s the ideal spot to relax and watch the colours of the sunset reflected in the river, then admire the sparkling evening lights of the temples.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“The best Vietnamese in this area. My favorite one. It’s behind the grand palace.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Coffee & tea with other drinks and healthy bakery from organic ingredients. Cafe is close every Fridays and Weekends!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

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