Being one of the largest cities in the world and lovingly renowned as the ‘City of Angels’, Bangkok, which is the national capital city of Thailand, has the population of more than 9 million inhabitants. Famed as one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Asia with dazzling palaces and temples, extensive canal and many more, this splendid city, which is much renowned among its visitors for vibrant nightlife and great shopping, is home to something or the other for everybody.
The first impressions of this city can be misleading for its visitors because intense heat, heavy traffic congestion and naughty nightlife of this city are not capable of quickly offering them a warm welcome.
Top Tourist Attractions in Bangkok
The description of the top tourist attractions in Bangkok is following:
Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)
Counted among the top tourist attractions in Bangkok, Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew is the complex, which is home to a palace and a royal temple, Wat Phra Kaew, the holiest temple of Thailand and the abode of the renowned Emerald Buddha. A jade statue of Lord Buddha is adorned in good clothing.
When the capital of Siam was shifted from Thonburi to Bangkok, the construction of the Grand Palace began in 1782 A.D. Until the mysterious death of King Ananda Mahidol in 1946 AD, the palace served as the royal residence of the Kings of Thailand. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the brother and the successor of the late king, shifted permanently to the Chitralada Palace.
Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
Also being one of the most ancient temples, built approx 200 years before Bangkok was recognized as the national capital city of Thailand, Wat Pho, which is home to the tremendous statue of Reclining Buddha, is one of the hugest temples in this city. This dazzling temple holds the distinction of being home to both Thailand’s hugest reclining image of Buddha and the most number of Buddha images all over the country. Commemorating the passing of the Lord Buddha into salvation (Nirvana), the gold-plated reclining statue of Buddha has its length of 46 m height of 15 m.
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As opposed to the upper class-marketed Siam Paragon and inaugurated in 1990 AD, the Central World, which has marketed itself as a middle class shopping center, has eight storeys in all. Anti-government protestors set it on fire along with several properties on the 19th of May, 2010. The fire having raged for two days, the Zen Departmental Store burnt to ashes. The shopping complex restarted on the 28th of September with 80% of its retail space open for business after months of renovation.
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
Being one of the most ancient and best renowned tourist attractions in Bangkok, Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), locally called ‘Wat Chaeng’, is located along the west (Thonburi) bank (side) of the river Chao Phraya. This dazzling temple is a representation of architecture of Mount Meru, the center of the universe in the cosmology of the Buddhists. Just opposite its name, the best glimpse of this temple can be enjoyed in the evening with the sun setting behind it.
Jim Thompson House – Thai House & Museum
Now converted into a museum in Bangkok and located at 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan along a canal (Klong) across from Bangkrua – the pre-residence of his weavers, the Jim Thompson House, which has been the home for 25 year stay to James H. W. Thompson, a self-made American entrepreneur and a major collector of Southeast Asian art, who established the world-famous Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company after World War II. This famous house was assembled from 6 traditional houses of Thai style. This house, which is counted among the top tourist attractions in Thailand, consists of a complex of 6 traditional houses of Thai style with teak structures.
Khao San Road
Technically speaking a small road, Khao San Road or Khaosan Road, which offers cheap accommodation, categorizing from dorm style hotels to reasonably priced 3-star hotels as well as food stalls, bars, restaurants, travel agencies, internet cafes, convenience stores, etc., sits in the Banglamphu region of Phra Nakhon district approx 1 km (0.62 mile) to the north of the Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew about a block from the river Chao Phraya in the central part of Bangkok. Translating as ‘milled rice’, Khaosan reminds that the street was a main rice market of Bangkok in the ancient times. For the previous 20 years, somehow, Khaosan Road has grown into a world-renowned backpackers hangout.
Wat Traimit (Temple of the Statue of Golden Buddha)
Situated at the China Town region in Bangkok and itself said to be dating back to the early 13th century, the Wat Traimit is best renowned for its statue of Golden Buddha with its weight of over five tons and the height of over 3 m (10 ft.). Being approx 900 years old, the statue, which was covered in plaster to conceal its value, has been cast in the style of Sukhothai. When the statue was shifted to a new building and slipped from a crane, it was found only in 1957 A.D. that the idol was made of pure gold.
Being a compound of the royal residences in Bangkok, the Dusit Palace, which was erected in European style from 1897 A.D. to 1901 A.D. for King Rama V, is the most famous building – the Vimanmek Mansion, made of golden teak wood. Being the largest wooden mansion in the world, this palace consists of 31 exhibition rooms as well as the throne room, bedrooms and bathrooms. As the entry ticket to the Grand Palace provides the visitors free entry into the mansion, you must make sure to keep your ticket safe with you if you explore the Grand Palace before this one.
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