Bangkok – one of the international cities in Asia, was established by the first King of the Chakri Dynasty in 1782. Bangkok is a national treasure and a center of spiritual, politics, trade, education and diplomacy of Thailand. Here, we would like to introduce the tourist attractions you should come in Bangkok
Royal Thai Palace
The oval-shaped public park in front of the Grand Palace was used as a venue for various royal ceremonies, including the Royal Groundbreaking Ceremony in May. This land consists of many important works including the Fine Arts Department, Thammasat University, and the National Museum, which showcases a great collection of bronze artifacts and handicrafts.
Royal Palace & Wat Phra Kaeo (Emerald Buddha Temple)
The riverfront location in this intersection contains several buildings with many features of architectural detail. Wat Phra Kaeo on the premises is a treasure trove of Thai art, which houses the most revered Buddha statue in Thailand. In the area of the Grand Palace, there is also the Coin’s House and Royal Decorations, which are a special place to display the King’s clothing, decorations, medals, coins and money units. The currency used in Thailand since the 11th century. Tickets to this complex also include tickets to the Vimanmek Summer Palace located on Ratchathewi Road. The complex is opened daily from 8:30 to 3:30.
Vimanmek Summer Palace
Located behind the Parliament Building in Bangkok, this is the world’s largest teak building. The three-storey palace has 81 rooms, a lobby, a waiting room containing memorable royal events of the late 19th century. It opens daily (except public holidays) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. If having purchased a ticket to visit the Royal Palace, you will be issued a ticket to the Vimanmek Castle free of charge. Please call 0 2628 6300-9, Ext. 5119, 5121 for more information.
Suan Pakkard Palace
Located on Si Ayutthaya Road, the complex consists of four Thai style houses located in a beautiful garden containing an important collection of Asian furniture. The lacquer exhibit is decorated with magnificent gold leaf mosaics at the end of the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767). It opens daily from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Please call 0 2245 4934 for more information.
Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (QSMI)
Situated near the Chulalongkorn Hospital on the corner of Henri Dunant Street and Rama IV Roads, the Solid Snake Institute has a collection of poisonous snakes “milked” daily to collect valuable venom producing the serum for the treatment of snake bites. The snake farm is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays and from 8:30 am to 12:00 on holidays. Tel: (662) 252 0161-4
San Lak Muang (City Stone Column)
Located at the southeast corner of Sanam Luang, Lak Muang is a stone pillar set up by King Rama I as the foundation stone for the new capital of Bangkok. Many believe that the request here will be fulfilled.
The large temple adjacent to the Grand Palace, a giant gilded Buddha statue with a length of 46 meters, a height of 15 meters and the sole of the feet in mother-of-pearl. In addition to being the first public education center, Wat Pho Temple is famous for traditional Thai massage. The temple is opened daily from 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Tel: (662) 222-0933, (662) 221-2974
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
It is one of the tourist attractions in Bangkok on the banks of the Chao Praya River, crosses the Royal Palace, with its 79-meter (74-meter-high) porcelain chapel sparkling under the sun. The temple is opened daily from 7:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m, Tel: 02465 5640
Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha Temple)
This is one of the attractions in Thailand Indochina tours so visit here first when you come to Thailand. Located at the end of Yaowarat Road in Chinatown next to Hualampong Railway Station, the pagoda features a gold-plated three-meter-high Buddha statue and weighs 5.5 tons. The temple is opened daily from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple)
On Si Ayutthaya Road, near Chitralada Castle, this unique marble temple was built during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (1868-1910), using religious details such as stained glass windows. The pagoda has a collection of bronze statues set in rows in the porch. The temple is opened daily from 6:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m, Tel: 02628 7947, 02281 2501
Suthat Temple & Giant Swing
One of the tourist attractions in beautiful Bangkok is Suthat Temple. The highlight of Wat Suthat on Bamrung Muang is the main chapel painting in the 19th century. The temple is opened daily from 8:30 am to 9 pm. The unique giant swing outside the temple was once used in the Brahmanical sacrifice that had long since ceased. Many shops near this giant swing sell a lot of Buddhist offerings. Please call 02224 9845 for more information.
Wat Saket (Golden Hill)
The main feature of the Wat Saket is the Golden Hill, dating back to the 1800s, which offers panoramic views of Ratchadamnoen Avenue. The golden chedi stands on a 79-meter-high gilded pagoda, the relics of the Buddha and here you can see the panorama of Bangkok. It opens daily from 7:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m, Tel 02621 0576
And many other temples in the city worth visiting include Wat Mahathat, a Buddhist university adjacent to the Sanam Luang campus; Wat Ratchabophit, on Ban Mo Road with a mix of local and western; The Wat Intharawihan on Wisutkasat Road is 32 meters high and Wat Rachanatdaram (where the Loha Prasat-temple with 36 meters high metal spiers, with 37 small towers surrounding the pink pyramid) located next to King Rama III Memorial Park.
These are popular tourist destinations in Bangkok. Besides the other tourist attractions in Bangkok are also very interesting. Leave a comment about your favorite place and Indochina vacation packages you want to try!