Recent gezocht
Wissen

Om de verspreiding van het coronavirus te voorkomen, kunnen attracties gesloten of gedeeltelijk gesloten zijn. Raadpleeg reisadviezen van overheden voordat u boekt. De Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie (WHO) houdt het coronavirus nauwlettend in de gaten en u kunt hier meer informatie vinden.

Bangkok bezienswaardigheden

Categorie

Grand Palace
star-4
155
406 Tours en activiteiten

Een bezoek aan het Koninklijk Paleis in Bangkok staat bovenaan de wensenlijst van elke bezoeker. Het werd gebouwd in 1782 door Koning Rama I, die Bangkok benoemde tot nieuwe hoofdstad van Thailand. Het paleis was vervolgens 150 jaar lang de thuisbasis van het koninklijk huis.

De prachtige gebouwen op het terrein tonen de smaak en de tijdsgeest van de opvolgende koninklijk leiders. Hoewel de huidige (en langst regerende) monarch van Thailand, Koning Bhumibol Adulyadej nooit in het Koninklijk Paleis heeft gewoond, wordt het ook nu nog gebruikt voor officiële en feestelijke gelegenheden. Op het terrein is Phra Kaew Morakot, het grootste heiligdom van Thailand, te vinden met daarbij de tempel Wat Phra Kaeo. Dit intens vereerde Boeddhabeeld is gemaakt uit één stuk jadegesteente en dateert uit de 15de eeuw. Om echt alles uit je bezoek te halen, kun je het best een gids inhuren, die alles kan vertellen over het Koninklijk Paleis en de kleurrijke geschiedenis.

Meer lezen
Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
star-4.5
24
282 Tours en activiteiten
Next door to the Grand Palace you’ll find the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho). It’s the largest and oldest wat (temple) in Bangkok and, as the name suggests, is home to the enormous reclining Buddha. You’ll also find many more Buddha images at Wat Pho, which is said to have more statues of the Buddha than any other Bangkok temple. The Reclining Buddha was crafted to celebrate King Rama III’s restoration (1824 - 51). At 150 ft (46 m) long and 49 ft (15 m) high it is the largest Buddha image in Thailand. The reclining Buddha is decorated with gold leaf and his eyes and foot soles are inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Wat Pho is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage and in 1962 a traditional medicine and massage school was established here. The school is still going strong and you can book massage appointments or apply to study at the school. Its reputation precedes it, so you'll need to book well ahead to get a massage.
Meer lezen
Chao Phraya River (Mae Nam Chao Phraya)
star-4.5
389
280 Tours en activiteiten

The Chao Phraya River (or Mae Nam Chao Phraya) runs north to south through Thailand, whose most notable and densely populated cities lie along the river's main tributary.

In Bangkok, the Chao Phraya is a major transportation artery. A vast network of ferries and water taxis, known as long tails, ferry locals and tourists up and down the river, connecting with the city's main sights. For many, these boats are the preferred way of getting around Bangkok, whose streets are often choked with traffic.

Several boat lines compete for business on the river and its canals and you’ll find variations in price and distance traveled. If you start at Tha Sathon (accessible via sky train at Saphan Taksi), you'll chug sedately past (or be able to disembark at) Chinatown, Wat Arun, Wichai Prasit Fort and the Grand Palace. There’s no denying it - the Chao Phraya is a murky and sometimes smelly river, but even a short boat trip along it gives you a fresh perspective on the city.

Meer lezen
Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabophit)
star-2.5
5
77 Tours en activiteiten

A major destination among travelers in Bangkok, The Marble Palace is aptly named for its design, which is entirely made from Italian marble. Completed in 1911, the temple is the home of the golden Buddhist statue called Phra Buddhajinaraja and is still a live shrine, often filled with patrons who make offerings or light candles inside.

Buried beneath the statue is said to be the ashes of King Chulalongkorn and outside the main shrine in the gallery are more than 50 statues of Buddha depicted by several different cultures and variations of Buddhism in the region.

Located near to the Dusit Palace, the spacious complex on Si Ayudhya Road is built on the site of an older temple and was once used as the headquarters of Thai troops fighting against the Laotian army.

Meer lezen
Madame Tussauds Bangkok
21 Tours en activiteiten

Bij Madam Tussauds kun je altijd de grote sterren als Brad Pitt en Angelina Jolie zien, maar in de vestiging in Bangkok zijn ook een aantal regionale grootheden te zien.

Zo zie je er de Birmese oppositieleider Aung San Suu Kyi, de Dalai Lama en president Mao Zedong, samen met een aantal andere actuele en historische politieke figuren. Als je van kunst en wetenschap houdt vergeet dan vooral Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso en de vader van moderne kunst in Thailand, Silpa Bhirasri, niet. Ook zijn er veel popsterren te zien, zoals Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga en Justin Bieber. Of geef grote sporthelden als Mohammad Ali, Yao Ming of Serena Williams een hand. Madame Tussauds in Bangkok is te vinden op de 6de verdieping van het recent gerenoveerde Siam Discovery in het centrum van de stad.

Meer lezen
Erawan Shrine
19 Tours en activiteiten

Home to the four-faced golden statue of Brahma called Phra Phrom, the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok is one of the top religious destinations in the country. The place of frequent traditional Thai performances and worship, the 20th century shrine was originally built in order to cleanse the area of any bad karma and bring luck to the hotel that commissioned it, but stands today as a monument on its own merits.

The shrine is decorated with seemingly hundreds of floral garlands or fruits and even meats, and pilgrims and followers will light incense on the steps leading up to the shrine or donate money, paying their respects to Brahma around the clock.

Located on Thanon Rama and Thanon Ratchadamn to the north of the Four Seasons Hotel, the shrine also has an interesting history. In 2006, a man was beaten to death by bystanders after he desecrated the statue with a hammer early one morning, leaving most of it in ruins.

Meer lezen
Lumpini Park (Lumphini Park)
star-5
2
15 Tours en activiteiten

This urban oasis in the heart of bustling Bangkok offers travelers and locals a 142-acre escape from the chaos of the city. Towering trees, well-designed playgrounds and an artificial lake where visitors can rent boats and float in peace are part of the draw to popular Lumpini Park. Runners follow worn paths that wind through the grounds and cyclists loop through the park between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. Lumpini Park is the perfect place to relax, unwind and recover before heading back into the street of Bangkok.

Meer lezen
SEA LIFE® Bangkok Ocean World
13 Tours en activiteiten

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, formerly called Siam Ocean World, is one of Southeast Asia’s biggest aquariums, encompassing 110,000 square feet (10,200 square meters) of exhibit space and over a million gallons (5 million liters) of tanks. The aquarium is divided into several themed areas, including the innovative Shark Walk, where instead of passing through an acrylic tunnel, visitors walk above a tank where five species of sharks swim.

Popular aquatic residents include a colony of African penguins at Rocky Shore, an array of colorful and often bizarre seahorses at Seahorse Kingdom, short clawed otters in the Tropical Rainforest and a host of mesmerizing jellies. For an additional fee, guests can participate in feeding boat rides, behind-the-scenes tours, 4D cinema screenings and shark tank dives.

Meer lezen
Taling Chan Floating Market
12 Tours en activiteiten

The Taling Chan Floating Market is one of Bangkok’s top destination spots with a network of vendors selling fresh produce, meats and fish from boats on the canal Khlong Chak Phra. It is only open during the day on the weekends and is popular with both local residents and visitors who come take part in the age-old tradition of the floating markets.

Shoppers who attend the market, which was opened in front of Taling Chan District Office during the 1980’s to commemorate the 60th birthday of King Bhumibol, can enjoy the sounds of traditional music during the mornings to kick off the day as well as even pick up several non-food items including plants, flowers and the odd Thai souvenir very cheaply.

Getting to the market takes a good hour and a half from the main areas of Bangkok and can either be reached by boat or more efficiently by taxi.

Meer lezen
BTS Skytrain (Bangkok Mass Transit System)
star-4
3
8 Tours en activiteiten

The kinetic city of Bangkok has plenty of transportation options. Whether it’s balancing aboard the back of a moto or relaxing in the air-conditioned comfort of a minibus with music blasting, this is a city that’s made to move. Travelers agree that the easiest, safest and cheapest way to traverse the city is aboard the Bangkok Skytrain. This elevated subway system allows visitors to take in the view and skip the traffic jams. More often referred to as “BTS,” the clean and convenient Skytrain fills up during rush hour, but tends to be easy to board all other times of day.

Meer lezen

Meer dingen om te doen in Bangkok

Siam Niramit Bangkok

Siam Niramit Bangkok

Open to the public each and every day, the 2,000 seat Siam Niramit, or the Enchanted Kingdom, is a state-of-the art theatre yielding one of the largest stage productions on the planet. The show, a captivating 80-minute adventure through the history and culture of Thailand in high-flying fashion, with live elephants, acrobatics, pyrotechnics and stunts—all performed by a troupe made up of thousands of performers adorned in great costumes. Aside from the show and dinner, the theater’s facilities also contains a number of other attractions as well, including outdoor performances, souvenir shops, a traditional Thai massage parlor and even an opportunity to feed the elephants and enjoy a few rides.
Meer informatie
Bridge on the River Kwai

Brug over de Kwai

star-4.5
134
125 Tours en activiteiten

Bij de Thaise plaats Kanchanaburi ligt de bekende brug over de rivier de Kwai. Dit is het begin van de Dodenspoorlijn. Beide zijn schrille getuigen van de duizenden krijgsgevangenen en gedwongen arbeiders die het leven lieten tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. De bouw van de brug, bekend uit de gelijknamige film van David Lean uit 1957, begon in 1943 en was onderdeel van een groot Japans oorlogsproject waarbij Thaise en Birmese spoorlijnen met elkaar moesten worden verbonden om een directe route vanuit Bangkok te maken.

Door ziekte, ondervoeding en verwaarlozing verloren duizenden hun leven tijdens de aanleg van de spoorlijn en de brug. De graven van bijna 7.000 oorlogsgevangenen zijn terug te vinden op de nabijgelegen oorlogsbegraafplaats van Kanchanaburi. Delen van de originele brug worden nu tentoongesteld in het oorlogsmuseum. U kunt over de gerestaureerde brug wandelen of een treinrit, speciaal voor toeristen, maken.

Meer informatie
Ayutthaya

Ayuthaya

star-4
161
75 Tours en activiteiten

Voordat Bangkok de hoofdstad van Thailand werd, was Ayutthaya het hart van het Siamese Koninkrijk, van 1351 tot 1787. Dit koninkrijk was wereldwijd beroemd vanwege de rijkdom en open houding ten opzichte van vreemde kooplui. De bloeiperiode duurde 400 jaar, voordat het in handen viel van de Birmezen na een oorlog van 15 maanden.

Tijdens de strijd met de Birmezen werd de stad grotendeels verwoest. Dit betekende het einde van drie paleizen, 400 tempels, de regeerperiode van 33 koningen en talloze dynastieën. Bovendien ging ook veel kunst, literatuur en historie verloren. Bezoekers kunnen nog steeds een beeld krijgen van de voormalige glorie van Ayutthaya in de ruïnes van de oude stad en de restanten van het keizerlijk paleis.

Liefhebbers van architectuur en geschiedenis zullen de intrigerende mix van bouwkundige stijlen kunnen waarderen, die duidelijk de invloed van de Cambodjaanse Khmer laten zien. De stad en zijn omgeving staan op de Werelderfgoedlijst van UNESCO.

Meer informatie
Tha Kha Floating Market

Tha Kha Floating Market

star-5
7
11 Tours en activiteiten

The Tha Kha Floating Market offers a peaceful respite from the crowds of Bangkok and the throng of tourists attracted to the larger floating markets closer to the capital. The market takes place each weekend in a tranquil, rural setting amid the canals and fruit plantations of the Samut Songkhram province.

Among the rural scenes and local traditions, visitors to Tha Kha will find locals punting along the waterways in wooden boats filled with fragrant flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, colorful spices, and dried fish. Despite being only 10 kilometers from the larger and more famous Amphawa Floating Market, this is a wholly relaxing affair, where you can get an insight into rural village life and drift along the sugar-palm-lined waterways with a friendly local guide.

Meer informatie
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Floating Markets

star-4
210
7 Tours en activiteiten

Having now been replaced by supermarkets and shopping malls, Thailand's remaining floating markets are an enduring symbol of what life was like in days gone by.

The popular floating market in Ratchaburi, known as Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, is one of Thailand’s largest. Sellers arrive early in their boats laden with tropical fruits, flowers and other fresh produce, creating an exuberant and vividly colorful scene that has been captured by photographers the world over.

Meer informatie
Suan Sampran (Sampran Riverside)

Suan Sampran (Sampran Riverside)

star-4
7
1 tour en activiteit

The Rose Garden is a worthwhile day trip from the capital. Not a botanical garden as the name suggests (although there are roses in a well-maintained and beautiful garden), it's a cultural center that provides a one-stop shop for learning and experiencing all things Thai.

If you visit the center on a tour, your visit will be timed to take in the daily show at 2:45pm in the Thai Cultural Village. You'll see Thai folk dancing, Thai boxing, sword fighting and an elephant show.

If the show doesn't sound like your thing, there are plenty of hands-on art and craft activities to engage in throughout the Rose Garden. If you've ever wanted to plant rice or make a lantern out of palm leaves then this is the place to do just that.

Meer informatie

icon_solid_phone
Boek online of bel
+31 85 888 1845
+31 85 888 1845