Bangkok in one day
1. Boat Riding Along the Chao Phraya River A longtail boat along the legendary Chao Phraya River, into the canals on the Thon Buri side is the most pleasant way to explore the city “Venice of the East of Siam” The majestic charm of the Chao Phraya adds perspective to your exploration of the city’s premier attractions.
2. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), an ancient temple dating back to the Ayutthaya Period. One important temple in Thailand history, there are many unique attractions in Wat Arun in Bangkok especially the central prang, a stupa-like pagoda encrusted with colorful glazed porcelain tiles and seashells, Giant statues, the Ordination Hall, the Bell Tower, and many Buddha statues.
3. The Grand Palace was a former residence of the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Today, the place is used for hosting royal ceremonies and welcoming the king’s guests, State guests, and other foreign dignitaries. It is also a place where remains of kings and high-ranked members of the royal family were situated before cremation. Divided into two main zones, which are the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the royal residence. The latter is divided into three major areas: the Outer Court, the Middle Court, and the Inner Court.
4 . Wat Phra Kaeo, the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It houses Phra Kaeo Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the most highly revered Buddha image carved from a single block of fine jade. On the inside walls of the temple’s compound, there are extensive mural paintings depicting scenes from the famous epic “Ramayana”. It is the longest wall painting in the world as well as one of the Unseen Bangkoks. The numerous interesting sculptures of artistic value, including the fanciful animals in mythology, the fierce-looking giants standing guard at the gates, the six pairs of Cambodian-style bronze lions and the stone figures from China.
5. Tha Chang Pier , which for many, is the gateway to the Grand Palace from the Chao Praya River. The pier is a stop along the river for many ferries and boats. You will walk through a wooden pier that leads you to a small open air market. There will be an abundance of large number of souvenir shops in order to capitalize on the traffic. Thus, creating a wonderful opportunity for tourists and travelers to sample a large selection of Thai cuisine conveniently.
6. Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha Temple), one of Bangkok’s most attractive temples with oldest and largest temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images which is more than any other Wat in Thailand. Most of the images were brought over from abandoned temples in places as Ayutthaya and Sukhothai by order of King Rama I.
7. Pak Khlong Market (Flower Market), Thailand’s largest cut flower market, Pak Khlong Talad, is at the center of this tradition.
8. Little India (Phahurat Market), a label of ‘little’ is certainly appropriate; the neighbourhood is made up of just one short road with only a few giveaways that it is home to Bangkok’s largest Indian community, such as a prominent golden-domed Sikh temple, some shabby (but very delicious) curry houses and lots of traditional textile shops.
9. Bobae Market, one of Bangkok’s largest and cheapest clothing markets (not many tourists around here!
10. China Town, a popular tourist attraction and a food haven. Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops, Chinatown is an experience not to miss.
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