Presenting a picture of thrusting office towers, world-class hotels,glittering shopping plazas andamazing restaurants serving the famous spicyspecialties, Bangkok is Thailand’s premier tourist destination and among Southeast Asia's most popular destinations.This “City of Angels” is also famous for its rich architectural and artistic heritage, andsure to be a place you don’t wanna miss when visiting Thailand.
THE GRAND PALACE
As the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom, the Grand Palace appears in literally every guidebook about Bangkok and is undoubtedly the most famous landmark of the city.
Built in 1782, and for 150 years the home of the Thai King, the Palace has been the symbol of Thailand ever sincefor its outstanding cultural, historic and architectural values.
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This stunning complex of buildings is divided into 3 main zones: the Outer Court – home to royal offices, public buildings and the Temple of Emerald Buddha;the Middle Court - where the most important residential and state buildings are; and the Inner Court, which is reserved exclusively for the king, his queen and his consorts.
The main important attraction of the Outer Court is the Temple of Emerald Buddha, the residence of PhraKaeoMorakot (the Emerald Buddha) – Thailand’s most sacred Buddhist sculpture, which was carved from flawless green jade, amidst fresco paintings, gold-gilded sculptures and ornaments at the main ordination hall.
You can get here by boat, which will allow you to enjoy great views of the Palace from a distance.
Considered as one of the most beautiful temples in Thailandand among the major attractions of the city, Wat Arunis definitely a must-visit onany travellers’ trip to Bangkok.
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Named after the Hindu God, Aruna, locally known as Wat Chaeng, the temple is situated on the westbank of the Chao Phraya River. Its unique, splendid designis very different from other temples in Thailand, with a majestic 70-meter-high spire, beautifully decorated by tiny pieces of colorful glass and Chinese porcelain placed into intricate patterns.In the morning, Wat Aruncatches and reflects the first light of the sun, creating a stunning scene that you won't wanna miss. I guess this is where the name “Temple of Dawn” comes from. The same beauty can be admired at night when the whole temple is lit up with a stunning golden glow.
The best access to Wat Arun is by ferry across the river and when you get there, try to make it to the top becausethe views are spectacular.
Located in front of Siam BTS Sky train station, Siam Paragon is considered as the center of Bangkok city.
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It is a popular shopping mall housing a host of, a 16-screen Cineplex,international high-end fashion brands, a great selection of the world cuisine as well as Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium.The mall contains over 250 shops, with a logical and fairly compact layout.
It provides mainly luxury items soif you are looking for something extra-special, then Siam Paragon is absolutelythe place to find it.Twice a year, there are large end-of-season sales, and monthly promotions are all year round.Even if you don’t intend to buy anything, just wandering around for some window-shopping is sure to beafascinatingthing to do in Bangkok.
As they say, no Bangkok shopping experience is complete without a trip to Siam Paragon.
KHAO SAN ROAD
If you’re travelingin Bangkok and wonderwhere to goin the evening,Khao San Road is the perfect place for you.It is probably the best-known street in Bangkok, a paradise for every shopaholic and the ideal destination for backpackers.
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Khao San Road is kind of a night market street. From the evening, this short street is crowded with people and becomes a lively spot of the city at night. Wandering around here, you can find anything from key chains, handicrafts, and souvenir toall kinds of clothes, and shoes, and accessories.And they are sold at quite a cheap price. So don’t forget to make a bargain before buying.
There are also plenty of food stalls andeateriesfor you to grab some Thai food. And after that,treat yourself toa nice cheap foot massage is definitely an ideal way to end your day.
Sound exciting and appealing, don’t you think! So, what are you waiting for? Come and experience a memorable trip in Bangkok.