Bangkok National Museum – Learn more about Thai culture

Thailand is indeed known for its unique ancient architecture throughout the world! The place that highlights this wonderful special art of Thailand is none other than the Bangkok National Museum with the largest collection of antiques in Asia.

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History

This compound was initially found, and the buildings were constructed by King Rama V. The very first buildings that came up were said to be from the year 1782. Each building contains archaic knickknacks from jewellery to everyday items.

The architecture

It’s not only the artefacts inside the buildings that should be marvelled upon but the very design of the structures that house them. All the roofs are embellished with gold on the outside while the inside is adorned with a mix of red and gold, not to mention the lacquered wooden floors.

The awe-inspiring exhibits

For those culture enthusiasts out there, the museum offers a plethora of cultural items, especially relating to the dominant religion, Buddhism, here at the Bangkok National Museum. See with your own eyes the various talismans and what not showcased here.

Location

Situated in the very centre of the city, the place it just a few minutes’ drive away from Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok and many a serviced apartment in Bangkok. There are many restaurants and cafes nearby as well.

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Best things to do in Bangkok – Vibrant, raw and pulsating!

Bangkok is a lively city, full of surprises, adventures, and experiences. Irrespective of your preferences you will find interesting things to see here, like those below.

The beauty of Wat Arun

The towers of Wat Arun create an impressive sight against the night sky. This ancient Khmer style shrine boasts ornate floral patterns and glazed tiles as part of its architecture. Those staying at a hotel in Asoke the likes of AVANI Atrium Bangkok, just 39 minutes from the temple, should plan an early morning visit to the site for a taste of one of Bangkok’s most magical sunrises; you will understand the true meaning of why the place is called the ‘Temple of the Dawn’.

Chinatown

The narrow streets in Chinatown are lined with ancient shop-houses and red lanterns floating in the air while the food kiosks are the main attraction. If you are lucky enough to visit Chinatown during the Chinese New Year, you’ll be able to witness a colourful festival with snapping firecrackers and dancing dragons.

Chao Phraya River

Sailing along the Chao Phraya River is not merely sightseeing and taking pictures, you will have plenty of things to do in this part of Bangkok. The Asiatique is one such place to be if you’re in the mood for touring the city at night. It features some of the most enjoyable street food outlets, beer gardens, and shopping precincts.

Nightlife

Bangkok’s nightlife isn’t all about night shopping and dining. You can listen to good music played by some of the most talented local musicians. If you are not interested in spending time at a bar or a club, have an enjoyable time doing night shopping.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

Wat Chana Songkram Bangkok – An Ancient and Enigmatic Temple

Bangkok, Dystrykt Phra Nakhon, Wat Chana Songkhram

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Thailand has an intriguing and colourful heritage, one that astonishes and baffled millions of tourists on an annual basis. Where her temples are concerned, one of the most enigmatic is this one.

 

Background
This temple is actually a very common sight in Ratanakosin, and many travel through the temple as a shortcut connecting Khaosan Road to the river. The temple however has a fascinating history that would awe anyone lucky enough to discover it.

 

History
The construction of the temple was never documented, and it is widely believed that this temple was built during the time of the Ayuthaya Kingdom. A group of ‘Mon’ priests were tasked with looking after the temple by the king of that time, and it was they who named the temple ‘Wat Tong Pu’, in their native language.

 

Widespread Beliefs Associated with the Temple
Many believe that worshipping three particular statues at the temple, two belonging to the Buddha and one to Prince Maha Surasinghanat, will result in national peace. It is also believed that worshipping these statues can lead to the accomplishment of one’s goals and the overcoming of their obstacles.

 

Getting There
The temple is easily located, and is situated on Chakkraphong Road, Bang-Lamphu Sub District, Phra Nakhon. If you’re staying at a nearby serviced apartment Bangkok has to offer, such as Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok, be sure to explore the temple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+