(MENAFN - NewsBytes) Five hidden gems of Bangkok you need to visit
04 Aug 2019
With over 20 million annual visitors, the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok was rated as the world's most popular destination among travelers in 2018.
The city has an amazing appeal, given the splendid mix of historical sites and modern hot-spots.
However, know that there's more to Bangkok than the overcrowded Grand Palace and Wat Arun temple.
Here are five must-visit hidden gems of Bangkok.
Golden Buddha: The world's largest statue made from pure gold
Measuring three meters tall and weighing five and a half tonnes, the Golden Buddha, laid inside the Wat Traimit Temple of Bangkok is the world's largest ever statue constructed from pure gold.
Placed in the city's Chinatown district, the statue is in itself an amazing sight to witness.
Once you are done marveling at the Buddha, you can assemble your offerings alongside the locals.
#2: Bangkok Forensic Museum: Not for the faint-hearted
If morbid exhibitions interest you, the Bangkok Forensic Museum is the place you need to be at. This is a place for curious minds to observe plenty of ancient pathological remains that have been safeguarded for centuries. However, the place isn't suitable for the faint-hearted.
Pak Khlong Talad and Erawan Museum
Pak Khlong Talad: For a beautiful floral experience, step inside Bangkok's biggest flower market, Pak Khlong Talad. Situated in Old City, the market stretches across the Chak Phet Road near Memorial Bridge. Do collect some floral items and souvenirs from the market.
Erawan Museum: Situated in Samut Prakan, the Erawan Museum features West-inspired psychedelic décor, a gigantic three-headed elephant, and other exquisite art collections.
Artist's House: One of the most unique attractions in Bangkok
One of the most quaint and unique tourist attractions in Bangkok is the Baan Silapin or the Artist's House.
The place comprises an old wooden hut accessible only though a canal.
What makes this place special is that while most Thai traditions are wearing out, the foundation recollects and showcases a wide range of exhibits.
What's more? Traditional puppetry shows and galleries.