GRAND PALACE AND WAT PHRA KAEW
The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew really are places you must visit while you are in Bangkok. Both have considerable historical significance and are extremely beautiful places to see.
The Grand Palace was built in 1782 by King Rama I who established Bangkok as Thailand’s new capital. The palace was to be bigger and grander than palaces built in the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya eras to underscore the significance of the change of capital. The result was a palace of jewels and gold and splendor like never seen before in Thailand. The Grand Palace remained the Royal Family’s official residence from 1782 to 1946. The last king to live there was King Chulalongkorn.
Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is situated on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location, but also because the design is very different to the other temples you can visit in Bangkok. Wat Arun (or temple of the dawn) is partly made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water.
Wat Saket – The Golden Mount Temple is a royal temple located outside the city wall on Mahanak Canal and Rop Krung Canal, Ban Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok. It is an ancient temple called “Wat Sa Kae” dating back in Ayutthaya period. King Rama I renovated the temple and gave it its present name “Wat Saket”.
The temple grounds feature mature trees and typical Buddhist structures such as the main chapel, ordination hall and library. Its origins can be traced back to the Ayutthaya period (1350- 1767 AD) and it underwent major renovations during King Rama I’s reign (1782-1809).
Enjoy your night at ASIATIQUE with variety of activities…Discovering new perspective of Bangkok at the highest point of ASIATIQUE SKY, the highest Ferris wheel in Thailand, watching the spectacular cabaret show from Calypso Bangkok… More exciting with the 4D cinema at Ymax …relaxing and dining on the river boat with Reur Khun Mae dinner boat.
Siam Square is Bangkok’s main shopping drag and its BTS Skytrain station is often considered as the centre of the city. This article expands the area to include Ratchaprasong, Phloen Chit Road, Hualamphong Train Station and Chulalongkorn University.
Bangkok’s Chinatown is a popular tourist attraction and a food haven for new generation gourmands who flock here after sunset to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. At day time, it’s no less busy, as hordes of shoppers descend upon this 1-km strip and adjacent Charoenkrung Road to get a day’s worth of staple, trade gold, or pay a visit to one of the Chinese temples.
SILOM NIGHT MARKET
Silom RoadisBangkok’s main commercial and financial district by day. By night, the footpath along the road turns into a bustling shopping street you find souvenirs, fashion apparels, and shopping items lining in front of spas, massage venues, restaurants, bars and clubs serving every kind of feasts till late.
KHAO SAN ROAD
The popular book ‘The Beach’ famously described Khao San Road as “the centre of the backpacking universe”. Judging by the truth-seeking travellers who converge here to shop, exchange tales and prepare for their next stint on the backpacker trail, it’s a phrase that sums it up pretty much perfectly.