The Splendour of a Skyscraper Jungle – Man-made Wonders!

Sathorn, a financial district in Bangkok isn’t boring at all. This skyscraper jungle features many iconic locations and places to check out. Want to know more?

Bangkok CityCity Gallery

If you’re staying at Sathorn Hotel, Bangkok City Gallery is relatively just close by. It is a contemporary art gallery that features work by local artists. Consisting of paintings, videos, live performances and even sculptures it is a must see when visiting this city.

Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park is the physical representation of fresh air, shade, and tranquility. The perfect escape from the bustling city, this park being over half a million square kilometres in size, features a plethora of flora and fauna. It is the place many city dwellers visit for a peaceful evening away from the monotone of the city.

Robot Building

Having first opened its doors back in 1986, the original architect describes the design as inspired by his son’s toy robot. This 20 storey building that features eyes and antennae has quickly gained prominence for its iconic look.

Sathorn Unique

If you’re staying at Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel, not too far away is Sathorn Unique. Abandoned since the year 1997, this 50 storey building was initially supposed to be one of the most luxurious residences in all of Bangkok.

 

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The best of Bangkok – Incredible monuments

The highlight of Thailand is none other than the grand city of Bangkok. The city has both its urban façade as well as historic marvels portraying the rich Thai culture! Here are some places that you simply must visit during your stay here.

Loha Prasat

Loha Prasat| Img by: Ahoerstemeier via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 3.0

Wat Pho

Also referred to as ‘The Temple of the Reclining Buddha’, Wat Pho houses the magnificent golden statue of Lord Buddha which is one of the most iconic monuments one cannot miss! Furthermore, the temple is one of the oldest massage and traditional Thai medicine schools that exists even to date!

Wat Saket

Wat Saket is a man-made hill with approximately 318 steps that take you right up to the chedi clad in gold. The gardens are filled with shady trees that cool the area and also a few Buddha statues here and there. On your way to the peak you will come across age-old prayer bells, once you get there, the view of the city is wonderous. You will find that climbing all those steps were worth it after all!

The Metal Castle

Loha Prasat or The Metal Castle is a unique temple in Bangkok. This is said to be the only building of its kind in the entire world! The 37 steeples embody the 37 virtues that are necessary to reach enlightenment in Buddhism. If you are planning your stay in Bangkok city hotels, the likes of AVANI Atrium Bangkok for example, this site is just minutes away.

Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit is renowned for its solid gold Buddha statue that happens to be 10 feet tall and weighing 5.5 tons. Therefore, Wat Traimit is also called ‘The Temple of the Golden Buddha’. The statue was initially covered in plaster for centuries to avoid it being stolen, the true golden statue was discovered in the late 90s.

 

 

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Quick Bangkok Travel Guide – To See as Much as Possible

Bangkok is a city that has a myriad of possibilities with entertainment for people of any age and this quick guide will cover everything you need to know about Bangkok.

When to go

Bangkok does have a winter; it happens from December and ends in January. Winter is when the tourists flock to Bangkok too and if you want to have lesser crowds at attractions, visiting the city during November or February is a smart thing to do.

Accommodation

Bangkok city hotels can be found in all sizes and styles, from luxury hotels like AVANI Atrium Bangkok to other boutique hotels, the place has everything you will ever need.

Exterior view of Atrium Bangkok Hotel

Image Credit: AVANI Atrium Bangkok

Getting Around

The city has quite a meticulous BTS and MRT system, meaning travelling in and around Bangkok is made easy. Almost every attraction and shopping hub can be reached by getting on a train itself.

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Things to know

If you want to avoid the sweltering tropical heat, plan your trip so that it does not fall in the months from March to August. But, if you are indeed looking for a typical tropical holiday abroad, visiting during these months will be beneficial since most tourist attractions will be open then.

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