Many interesting sights lie outside central Bangkok. Extending eastward is Sukhumvit Road, with a plethora of shops, restaurants, small galleries, and museums. Shopaholics will also not want to miss the superb Chatuchak Market or the spectacle of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, west of the city. To the south and east are a clutch of theme and amusement parks, including the Erawan Museum and the Ancient City, a tranquil park with replicas of Thai monuments. At the Crocodile Farm reptile wrestling is the major attraction, and Safari World offers further wildlife encounters. Culture lovers will enjoy the art and antiques in the Prasart Museum. Pleasant day trips include the green suburb of Nonthaburi and, to the west, the relaxed provincial towns of Ratchaburi and Nakhon Pathom. The latter is the site of the world’s tallest Buddhist monument, Phra Pathom Chedi. Another popular excursion is west to the Thai culture shows at the Sampran Riverside.
Sights at a Glance
Museums and Cultural Theme Parks
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market