Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand (III)
Various styles of architecture clash together in Bangkok. In addition to modern skyscrapers, apartment buildings and glamorous shopping malls, there are beautiful temples and palaces, simple homes and a charming old town. Keep reading to discover the most important tourist attractions in Bangkok, Thailand.
9. Wat Pho – Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand – Temple)
A visit to Wat Pho is an absolute must of every Bangkok trip. Bangkok’s largest temple is home to the famous Reclining Buddha with gold plating. The 4-meter long and 15-meter high statue is reminiscent of Buddha’s Nirvana state. Dropping 25 Satangs in the 108 bronze bowls is supposed to bring good luck. Today the temple is regarded as the most important center of learning the art of traditional Thai massage. Visitors are expected to wear decent clothes and behave properly.
10. Chinatown (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand – Viewpoint)
Chinatown is a small world of its own at the heart of Bangkok. You can expect a maze of narrow lanes with several cook shops, variety stores and buzzing market places with their own flair. This quarter of the town is always teeming with life and action. You should visit Chinatown during the Chinese New Year, which is in the second month after the winter solstice.
11. Wat Yansangwararam (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand – Temple)
Wat Yansangwararam is around 15 km to the South of Pattaya. Thai artists have erected Buddhist temples in a huge area. The entire complex is under the patronage of King Bhumibol. At the heart of hills, nestling among the tropical vegetation, you will find several buildings, parking slots and a spectacular lake. Particularly impressive is the 130-meter-high Buddha statue, which has been recreated on rock walls with laser technology.
12. National Museum (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand – Museum)
Thailand’s oldest and largest National Museum is on Na Phra That Road. The spectacular collection of the works of art provides a good overview of the country’s history. If you want to explore the building and study the collection, please reserve a couple of hours for this trip. A guided tour in German is offered every Thursday at 9:30 am. Also available is a small restaurant, serving drinks and snacks.
13. Sri Guru Singh Sabha (Tourist Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand – Temple)
The Sri Guru Singh Sabha temple is located in the Pahurat district, the “Little India” of the capital city. The Sikh temple protrudes through the sky, simple and elegant. Its construction is supposed to have cost 100 million Bahts. Visitors are welcome to join the breakfast in the temple (approx. 8 am).