Bangkok is a city with many hidden treasures just waiting to be explored, but it is also one of the busiest cities among the cities in the world. Therefore when you plan your vacation to such a location, you might want to spend some extra time planning your stay and a great tour itinerary that will allow you to enjoy the best attractions and things to do during your holidays. To help you out, we have put together some of the top attractions in Bangkok
for Muslims so you can enjoy the best Muslim-friendly visit to Bangkok.
1) The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is one of the most important landmarks every traveller to Bangkok should not miss. Built way back in 1782, this location is historically important as it was the royal residence for several generations and has accommodated several Heads of State. The entire area is made up of a huge complex of the main palace, several places of worship and historical buildings which is open for visitors to explore the magnificent architectural splendor.
2) National Museum & Wang Na Palace
You could also include a visit to the National Museum & Wang Na Palace as part of your Muslim-friendly visit to Bangkok. Another significant location in the history of Bangkok, you would need to dedicate about half a day to be able to complete a sightseeing tour of this fairly large museum complex. Guided tours in English are also available so that you can learn more about the history behind each of the featured artifacts.
3) Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
We also recommend a trip to the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market as one of the top attractions in Bangkok for Muslims. A trip to this location which is about 1.5 hours outside of Bangkok is often featured in many of the tours, as it provides visitors the opportunity to enjoy a very unique floating market experience.
4) Jim Thompson House
Jim Thompson is an American Entrepreneur who has been credited for reviving the Thai silk industry and even received the Order of the White Elephant award as a foreigner who made a significant contribution towards Thailand. His home which has been built in the traditional Thai style, decorated with Teak wood and features a beautifully landscape garden is open for visitors to enjoy its wonderful charm.
5) Lumpini Park
Another great stop to include as part of your Muslim-friendly visit to Bangkok is the central park of Bangkok, Lumpini Park. It’s a great place to spend a relaxing time surrounded by lush greenery which is quite scarce around other busy places of the city. Many flock to this area for various recreational activities like walking, cycling, or practicing Tai Chi among many others.
6) Terminal 21
Terminal 21 is not a busy train station or transport hub, this is actually a massive shopping mall. A key highlight is that the mall features different floors, each designed according to a theme of various international cities like Paris, Tokyo, London and San Francisco to name a few. It also features a great food court where you will be able to find some good Halal food eateries.
7) Chatuchak Market
Taking a break from the high end shopping malls of Bangkok, you could visit the Chatuchak Market which is another of the top attractions in Bangkok for Muslims. This weekend market is one of the largest of its kind in the world and features close to 15000 stalls selling anything from jewelry, handcrafted items, street food and so much more.