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+

Bangkok International Fashion Week – Fabulously fashionable

Every year, the greatest fashionistas and iconic divas from many nations gather at Bangkok to celebrate the world of fashion in style.

About

The Bangkok International Fashion Week is a coveted event among the famous festivals and you can find updates on the event on blogs like Events and Festivals Blog, for instance.

What its famous for

Known as Thailand’s premier events for fashion, you can expect to see a unique lineup of displays, varying from fashion exhibitions, fashion talks, fashion shows and platforms for the younger talents to showcase their eccentric and creative fashion senses.

The fashion week is a glitzy, glamorous affair with live music, cocktails, sparkling diamonds and famous names sporting designer outfits.

Why you should go

If you are an aspiring fashion designer or just someone who is awe inspired by the world of fashion, getting yourself a seat at the Bangkok International Fashion Week might be a good idea.

For all types of shopaholics, this event will surely be a surreal experience, while they watch the best clothes and fashion icons being paraded about.

Thailand is never far behind when it comes to fashion and this event in Bangkok is no exception to that. The trendiest, most coveted designs and outfits can be seen here, and if you’re lucky, you might even be able to afford to grab some clothes on your way out!


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+