Historical attractions in Hong Kong – Explore the Heritage of a Monumental Metropolis

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Hong Kong Tian Tan Buddha | Img credit : Jakub Hałun20091002 Hong Kong Tian Tan Buddha 6329CC BY-SA 4.0



Hong Kong is a place with a captivating story, and there are many places you can visit to discover the historical background of one of the most famous cities in the world.


Murray House
Situated at the tranquil coastal town of Stanley, the Murray House is one of the most beautiful and captivating examples of Hong Kong’s colonial heritage. The house boasts Victorian architectural design, and was built in 1844 and was named after Sir George Murray, who was a politician and British army officer.


The Peak Tram
This is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island, and the best way to tackle it is through the tram system that has been in operation since 1888. Although the trams have received a series of modern modifications, they still have a distinctly vintage feel.


Ride the Star Ferry
This iconic vessel has been operating in Hong Kong waters ever since 1880, and still takes daily tours between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. Pretty much all 5 Star Hotels in Hong Kong would be familiar with the ferry, so if you’re staying at a place such as The Murray, Hong Kong, be sure to inquire about the Star Ferry.


Visit Tao O
With a history of more than three centuries, this fishing village exists entirely on stilts and is the domain of the Tanka People. A visit to the village is like a trip through time allowing people to experience a much simpler time.






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Contemporary Art Scene In Bangkok – A Palette Of Galleries

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Bangkok

Smuconlaw, Thongchai Srisukprasert, Kama (2014), Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Bangkok Thailand – 20161201-01, CC BY-SA 4.0

The contemporary art scene in Bangkok has become a flourishing bustle of activity and by popular demand; here are some contemporary local art galleries for you to spend your time wandering in and out of while in Bangkok

White Space Gallery

White Space Gallery is a non-commercial gallery that was set to help promote local artists through solo exhibitions. This gallery displays forms of conceptual art, new media, photography, painting and sculpture. Look through the best entertainment blogs available online such as My Entertainment Hub to find out more about this art gallery and others in Bangkok!

La Lanta

La Lanta, a popular gallery in the city displays contemporary art by local newcomers and international artists. Projects which include working with artists across borders from Israel, Japan, UK, Vietnam, Denmark, etc. also take place here.

H Gallery

H Gallery focuses on promoting the work of local, Asian and a few international artists. The exhibition displays photography, painting and textiles. The gallery is placed in a colonial mansion that is said to be about 125 years old.

Tang Gallery

Tang Gallery specialises in displaying Chinese contemporary art in the form of sculptures, prints, woodcuts, landscapes, portraits and abstracts. Exhibitions held every month display the brilliant works of Thai and Chinese artists.

Top Sightseeing Attractions in Bangkok – Sites You Can’t Afford to Miss in the Thai capital!

Attractions in Bangkok

Attractions in Bangkok | Photo by Simon on Pixabay

Planning a trip to the Thai capital for the first time? Here are some of the top attractions in Bangkok that should be on your sightseeing itinerary.


1. The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace Bangkok

The Grand Palace Bangkok | Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash

True to its name, the Grand Palace is certainly “grand” indeed and this palatial compound will leave you in awe. Intricate architecture, religious iconography and stunning structures aside, it is also home to the famed Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha.


2. Wat Arun

Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok

Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok | Photo by Jonny_Joka on Pixabay

Also known as the Temple of the Dawn, the Wat Arun is an iconic landmark of Bangkok. Located along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this amazing temple features a towering central prang (tower) adorned with colourful porcelain. Tip; dawn, sunset or night are the best times to visit this site.


3. Chatuchak Weekend Market

Bangkok Chatuchak Market

Bangkok Chatuchak Market | Photo by Mr.Peerapong Prasutr, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Not just for shopaholics, the colourful and lively Chatuchak Market give one the chance to explore the world’s biggest outdoor weekend market. Easily accessible from a hotel in Asoke such as the centrally located AVANI Atrium Bangkok, the market features thousands of stalls selling just about anything, bargains (and crowds!) galore and yummy street food too.


4. Khao San Road

Khao San, Bangkok

Khao San, Bangkok | Photo by TheDigitalWay on Pixabay

Famous amongst backpackers, Khao San Road is well worth a visit, especially at night. Set amidst a bohemian vibe, the locale is packed with stalls, food joints, guesthouses and people from all around the world.


5. Chao Phraya River

Thailand River Cruise

Thailand River Cruise | Photo by Jason Hutchens from Sydney, Australia, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

An attraction in its own right, the mighty Chao Phraya River or River of Kings is well worth exploring on a cruise; apart from major tourist attractions, it offers a unique perspective of Bangkok too.




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