The capital metropolis of Bangkok, or Krung Thep in local circles, is a city that provides a variety of your desires. Starting from palaces, 400 temples, traditional art performances, to the shopping and entertainment extravaganza cosmopolitan. What an exciting place and you must visit when in bangkok?
Various touring Palace in Bangkok
King’s most magnificent palace in thailand also save the Emerald Buddha (Buddha holiest shrine in Thailand). This is the kingdom’s most complex frequented by tourists. Here you can see the unique architecture typical of Thailand, such as chedi and stupa, and ancient paintings depicting the story of Ramayana. The story of Ramayana is also depicted in statues hanuman supporting the stupa. In addition, there is also a Royal Thai Decoration and Coin Pavilion that holds royal medals and coins since the 11th century. You can visit the castle at 8:30 to 15:30, admission 200 baht (includes admission to Vimanmek Mansion and the Coin Pavilion). You are required to dress modestly and not wear sandals. What palace is in Na Phralan Road, near Sanam Luang. For those who use the ferry to get out at the station near the Tha Chang Pier, N9.
Suan Pakkad Palace
Located on Si Ayutthaya Road, the residence of Princess Chumbot of Nagara Svarga is a collection of Asian art and antiques, crystal, ceramics and objects of pre-history. Here you can also see some traditional Thai houses. You can go to this place at 9:00 to 16:00. This palace can be found in 353 Si Ayutthaya Road. BTS: Phaya Thai, exit 4, 250km road.
This is the largest teak building in the world, located in Ratchawithi Road. Built by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in 1901, the palace has a European style design has contributed to dispel European colonization. Here also kept the royal collection of 19th and 20th century, as well as the best crafts from foundations SUPPORT Queen Sirikit. You can also see classical Thai dance performances will be featured every hour 10.30 and 14.00. To reach this location, you can navigate 139/2 Ratchawithi Rd, Dusit. Opening hours: 9:30 to 15:00. You have to wear decent clothes.
Some Historic Shrine that you must visit in Bangkok
The temple is located adjacent to the Grand Palace, the temple holds a giant statue of the Reclining Buddha (the Buddha entering Nirvana) along 46 meters, very impressive. Eyes and legs are made of pearl shell, bearing 108 grand characteristics of a Buddha. Wat Pho is also the first center of public education in Thailand, is now the center of Thai massage education. Temple is located in Wat Phon Chetuphon and Thiwong Road. It is within walking distance of the Grand Palace (900 m). Or if you use the ferry to stop and get out at Tha Tien N8, then walked in Tha Wang Road.
Wat Phra Kaeo
Is the Emerald Buddha Temple of the stores are located in the Grand Palace
At this location there is a statue of Buddha from 5 ½ tons of gold as high as 3m, This place is located at the end of Yaowarat Road (Chinatown). Statue of the 700-year-old was previously closed cement to avoid war looting, then forgotten until rediscovered beauty in this modern age. You can visit this temple in Traimit Road (Chinatown area). MRT: Hua Lampong, 400m road at 08:00 to 17:00
Wat Saket (Golden Mount)
This temple is close to Ratchadamnoen Avenue, the temple holds the relics of the Buddha. The place is also very calm and quiet, while watching the ritual of Buddhists put flowers, candles and worship the Buddha. We can also climb to the top for the panoramic views of the city of Bangkok.
This temple is also called Temple of the Dawn, reflects beautifully when lit dawn and dusk. You can visit at 08:00 to 17:30 every day. Wat Arun Arun Amarin Road is located in, the west bank of the Chao Phraya river. Can also be reached by ferry crossing from Tha Tien pier N8, near Wat Pho.
Wat Suthat & Giant Swing
Being in Bamrung Mueang Road, the temple is famous for its beautiful murals and carvings. The main Buddha statue, Phra Si Sakayamuni made in Sukhothai era (1238 -1438 AD), considered one of the prettiest in the kingdom. Giant Swing Swing is a giant 200-year-old was first used in Brahmanik ceremony in honor of Lord Shiva. Previously, the penalty was held here the courage to swing as high as the bag of money might reach as high as 25 meters. Because it is too dangerous, then this contest is prohibited.
Erawan Shrine (Four Faces Buddha / Shi Fu Mien)
Brahma shrine is located on the corner of Ratchadamri and Phloen Chit magic is famous and visited by many tourists from Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan to ask for blessings and luck. If granted, the applicant usually thanked by organizing dance and music. The way to get there is through BTS Chit Lom, exit 2, then walked to the front of the Grand Hyatt Erawan. Another way is to cross the street from the Skywalk in front of Central World.
Wat Benchamabopit (Marble Temple)
Located on Si Ayutthaya Road, this temple is one of the most beautiful temples in the world, with a collection of stunning bronze statue of Buddha. You can find this temple in 69 Rama V Rd. Near Chitralada Palace, Dusit District.
Jim Thompson’s House
Partner beginning with Oriental Hotel has become legendary for the Thai silk industry developed. His house is located on Ratchadapisek 2, Rama 1 Road is now a beautiful Thai art museum.
Sailing on the Chao Phraya River
Transport is effective when you do the tours in Thailand. From the port of Bangkok near BTS Saphan Taksin station, you can use a boat down the Chao Phraya river and past the famous tourist spots such as Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Chinatown, and the Grand Palace. In addition to regular boats are available Chao Phraya Tourist Boat at a price of 100 baht for a full day up and down the pier at 10, including a handbook and guide. Furthermore, there is a tour of the old Bangkok canals, watch the royal ship (Royal Barge Museum), ancient life such as Bangkok residents in the 19th century, or to the durian orchard (Bang Rak Noi Agricultural Centre through Klong Om Non)
Casual Walking Around Bangkok
Area of Khao San Road
Located near the Democracy Monument, central backpacker tourists from all over the world is crowded with hostels, guesthouses, cafes, nightlife and a wide variety of shops selling everything a tourist needs and requirements, ranging from souvenirs, second book, to tattoos and hair accessories! To get there most easily by ferry (cheaper transportation, down by the harbor Banglampoo N13) or a taxi (though expensive fare).
Rattanakosin area (Bangkok early)
Rich in architectural masterpieces from the time of King Rama V, when Western culture began to affect Thai architecture. Grand Palace, Wat Mahathat, National Museum, Wat Pho, and the National Gallery, it’s all here. An easy way to come here is to use the ferry from out on the Ta chang N9.
Around Chinatown (Yaowaraj)
In addition to a full range of shops, eateries China’s number one dish in bangkok, the busiest trade area in the center of the city also has many attractions such as Wat Traimit, Chinatown Museum, Pahurat Cloth Market, Wat Mangkhon, Sampeng Lane, Taoist Temple Chalao Ben Dou Gung, China Temple Neng Noi Yee (Dragon Flower), Luang Mosque Isharle Kosha, Sri Gurusingh Sabha Sikh Temple. If you use the ferry, you can stop and get out on the pier Ratchawong
The market offers a variety of unique products in Bangkok. You can follow the Chatuchak Weekend Market, or visit the Children’s Discovery Museum and Unilever Family Learning Centre, Chatuchak Park, and Queen Sirikit Park. The easiest way to get to Chatuchak market is using BTS and get off at the station Mochit.
It is the main shopping area in bangkok. Here you can also find a pity to miss such as Erawan Shrine, Jim Thompson’s House, Suan Lum Night Bazaar at Joe Louis Puppet Theatre, Suan Pakkard Palace, Lumpini Park, Thai Red Cross Snake Farm, Museum Photo Imaging Technology. You can use the BTS to get here with out at Siam until Chit Lom.
Some places in the area is very interesting to visit them was Vimanmek Mansion, Anata Samakorn Throne Hall, Royal Elephant Museum, Dusit Zoo. The easiest way to get to Dusitk is using BTS and exit at Victory Monument station, then a taxi to the distance of about 3 miles to Vimanmek. BTS Victory From this we can also walk to the Palace Phyathai.
Relaxing Place In Uptown Neighborhood Bangkok
- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
- Chok Chai farm, cowboy life complete with a comfortable camp.
- Thai Human Imagery Museum, this museum has a collection of wax statue is located in Pinklao-Nakohn Chaisri Road, Km 31. Featuring the Kings and ancient Thai life, legends and stories. Schedule Open 09:00 to 17:30. Entrance is around 200 baht.
- Rose Garden, Here you can visit the Thai Cultural Centre, and every morning there are 12 kinds of activities that can be followed are, such as the manufacture of silk, ceramics, painting umbrellas, painted Khon masks, doll-making, fruit carving, making fabric flowers, etc.. In addition there are various dances performances every night.
- Winery, located not far from the Chok Chai Farm, a premium wine-making Thailand. Available lodging places to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the wineries.
- Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo, Exploring nature with exotic elephant, watch elephants paint, play football and fight!
- Travel to Ayutthaya, Koh Samui, Hua Hin, Kanchanaburi, Pattaya or eat as much fruit in Supattra Land, Rayong.