Wat Chana Songkram Bangkok – An Ancient and Enigmatic Temple

Bangkok, Dystrykt Phra Nakhon, Wat Chana Songkhram

Bangkok, Dystrykt Phra Nakhon, Wat Chana Songkhram | 

Photo Credit : Marcin Konsek / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.02016 Bangkok, Dystrykt Phra Nakhon, Wat Chana Songkhram (07)CC BY-SA 4.0

 

 

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+

Michelin stars are to shine over Bangkok – The worst kept secret of the restaurant world, finally out.

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A local fine dining restaurant in Bangkok | Photo via Good Free Photos

It was confirmed that the Michelin guide will be launched in Bangkok before the end of the year 2017. Most citizens believe this was a long time coming as the Thai capital is known for its local fine dining experience.

What is the Michelin guide?

This is the oldest European reference guide for hotels and restaurants. This is a set of guide booklets published by the French company, Michelin.

How does it work?

Front cover of the Guide Michelin France 1929

Front cover of the Guide Michelin France 1929

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There is a Michelin red guide, published every year with the relevant guidelines, which awards Michelin stars based on a set criterion. The acquisition of a Michelin star has a great impact on a restaurant, so does the loss of one.

Predictions

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Gaggan Indian restaurant

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Since the big news was announced local food bloggers and dining and restaurant blogs such as The Dine and Wine, have been speculating on the predictions for the restaurants that may be awarded the stars. Gaggan‘, ‘Bo.Lan‘, ‘Mezzaluna‘, ‘Le Normandie and ‘Le Du‘ are some of the predictions suggested by most.

Will it help tourism?

Bangkok is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, mostly known for its vibrant cuisine and the exotic, local places to eat. Thus establishing a renowned fine dining standard will undoubtedly improve the volume of tourist inflow to the country.


Filled with a 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+