Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand (II)

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Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand (II)

With over seven million inhabitants, Bangkok is one of the largest cities in the world. Bangkok is loud, hot, chaotic, full of people and noise. At the same time it is a city of temples, friendly people and exotic smells, a melting pot of cultures. Precisely these contrasts represent the diversity and fascination with this beautiful city. Keep reading to discover the most important tourist attractions in Bangkok, Thailand:

 

5. Lumphini Park (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand – Park)

Lumphini Park is also fondly referred to as the “green lung” of Bangkok. The largest park in Bangkok is located directly in the town center. You will be able to take a step back here from the hectic and the traffic. Visitors can ride rowing boats and pedal boats on the artificial lake. Public concerts are held in the palm garden of the park in winter.

 

6. Wat Phra Kaeo (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand – Park)

Wat Phra Kaeo, the most sacred of all Thai temples, is located in the grounds of the royal palace. Its treasures include the sacred Emerald Buddha, which is the most revered Buddha statue in Thailand. The statue, however, is not made of emeralds, as the name suggest, but green jade.

 

7. Wat Arun (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand – Temple)

Without a doubt, the “Temple of the Dawn” is one of the most well known landmarks of Bangkok. It is located directly on the Thonburi bank of the Chao Phraya River. You can enjoy the glorious view of the town in the tower, which is 70 meters high. The temple was developed around 1780. The entire complex is coated with porcelain and seashells. You can take the ferryboat to the temple for Tha Tien Pier. The crossing costs approx. 5 Bahts.

 

8. Vimanmek Palace (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand – Castle)

The Vimanmek Mansion is the world’s largest teak wood villa. Formerly, the 81 rooms were used as the imperial palace, but today a museum is housed here. The ground floor basically comprises brick and cement; King Rama V had the upper floors made of golden teak wood. The museum is home to many art treasures, personal items of the royal family and beautiful historical photographs. Only those wearing the right attire may enter the premises.

Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand (I)

Bangkok, the capital and largest city of Thailand is as intoxicating as it is beautiful. It’s a melting jar of exotic fragrances, amazing scenes and visual delights. It's a city of infinite levels, which invites you to explore and reveal its ancient mysteries. In this series we will cover the highlights and most important tourist attractions in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

1. Royal Palace (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand: Monument – Bangkok)

The most famous tourist attraction in Bangkok is without doubt the Royal Palace. The complex is certainly the most impressive and grandiose area that you could visit in Thailand. Visiting the Royal Palace feels like stepping into the realm of “One Thousand and One Nights”. Despite the fact that the royal family no longer resides here, the palace still hosts various ceremonies. There is a strict dress code for visiting the palace. Shoulders, arms, knees and feet must be covered.

 

2. Golden Mount (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand: Mountain – Bangkok)

The Golden Mount is an 81-meter high artificial mountain, located at about 2 km south of the Khao-San-Road, with a golden Chedi on top. The Chedi comprises an artifact of Buddha, which is highly valued among Buddhists. You can climb the three hundred eighteen steps between shady trees and thick vegetation. Once you reach the top of the Golden Mount, Bangkok is at your feet and you can enjoy the amazing landscape. A large temple festival used to take place here, every year, in November.

 

3. Ancient City Muang Boran (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand: Open-Air museum – Samut Prakan)

Founded in the early seventies by a rich Thai man, today’s “Muang Boran” (Ancient City) is one of the world’s largest open-air museums. Here you will find 116 of Thailand’s most famous structures in their original size or reproduced at a scale of 1:3. The large grounds (80 hectares), which resemble the outline of the country, can either be reached by foot or by car. Muang Boran looks like a “shrunken Thailand”. If you have not been able to travel around Thailand completely, this provides a beautiful overview.

 

4. Wat Suthat (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand: Temple – Bangkok)

The Wat Suthat Buddhist temple is located right within the heart of the historic center. It is renowned for its wonderful murals, which were restored in the 1980s. King Rama I himself laid the foundation stone for this temple. In front of Wat Suthat is the Sao Ching Cha (the Giant Swing), which is regarded as the symbol of Bangkok. A ceremony honoring the Hindu god Shiva used to take place here every year.