The Temple of Emerald Buddha – The Glorious Wat Phra Kaew

Now popularized by its English name, the Temple of the Emerald Budha, Wat Phra Kaew is considered the most sacred of all the Buddhist temples, known as Wats, in Bangkok.

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The Library

The temple compound is renowned for the spectacular craftsmanship and the exquisite materials of the many structures that are found within it. The library was built at the behest of Rama I and was designed according to traditional Thai styles. The doors are made of Mother of Pearl.

Elephant Statues

One can find beautiful statues of elephants placed throughout the temple complex. The elephant is a sign of power and independence, and it is common for Thai parents to make their children walk around an elephant or elephant statue three times in hopes it will bring them strength.

Hermit Statue

This particular statue is believed to have healing properties, and many visitors offer their respects to the statue and give various offerings in the form of incense sticks, fruit and flowers.

Eight Towers

Each of these towers is of a different colour and represents the eight aspects of Buddhism, which form the noble eightfold path. These structures were also built by Rama I and are spectacular, constantly attracting travellers staying in nearby accommodation such as Adelphi Forty-Nine, one of many providers of serviced apartments in Bangkok.

 

 

 

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Best River Cruises in Bangkok – An Exciting Glimpse of the City Banks

A shimmering golden palace, historical monuments and exquisite modern architecture line the banks of the Chao Phraya River; the best way to take in all the sights is on a serene ride along the water.

Apsara Dinner Cruise

The Apsara is a beautiful riverboat which offers sweeping vistas of the city. A two-hour-long cruise, it offers the most intimate and romantic setting to take in the sights whilst experiencing Thai culinary delights.

Bangkok Rice Barge Afternoon Cruise

A relaxed cruise down the cool waters of the Chao Phraya River during a hot afternoon is amongst the most pleasant things to do around Bangkok. The beautifully restored rice barge meanders along the river and allows passengers the perfect opportunity to get a look at the bustling locale.

Chao Phraya Princess Cruise

A cruise down the “River of Kings” is the perfect way to get a glamorous glimpse of the dazzling skyline, shaped by towering skyscrapers and hotels such as AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel. The stunning views are complemented with an equally extravagant buffet of Thai and international cuisines.

Loy Nava Dinner Cruises Bangkok

The Grand Palace and Wat Pho set alight with pulsing colours, are only some of the many spectacular sights you will see onboard the antique teakwood rice barge; all the while, enjoying a decadent Thai feast and traditional entertainment.

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Complete Travel Guide when Visiting Bangkok – Entertainment Hub

Bangkok is known for being a place that has something for all kinds of its visitors; let’s take a look at a few things about Bangkok ahead of your next trip there.

About

Bangkok is famed mainly because of its well-developed road and rail network and the amount of opulence and amusement it has to offer to its residents and visitors alike.

Places to see

There are many cultural and religious monuments all around Bangkok, and some of the places you can visit are the Wat Arun and Wat Prayoon. Staying in a Bangkok city hotel lets you also include shopping and places like Asiatique and the River City Shopping Mall in your itinerary.

Foodie destinations

For authentic meals or international cuisines, head over to any local food stall or luxury hotel respectively. For a romantic night out, there are dinner cruises too. You can also find quite a lot of oriental hotels in most resorts and they offer great meals that cater to every type of foodie.

Image Credit: AVANI Atrium Bangkok

Where to stay

Being a high-end tourist destination, Riverside is not short of places to stay at. Be it a budget hotel or a stay like AVANI Atrium Bangkok, you have a variety of choices and stays that fit your every need.

Image Credit: AVANI Atrium Bangkok

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