The Vibrant Culture of Bangkok – The apple of Thailand’s eye

Buddha Thai Culture Bangkok Thailand Temple

Buddha Thai Culture Bangkok Thailand Temple 

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Bangkok is a brightly lit city that still holds onto its traditions and cultures no matter how fast its cityscape grows.

 

The city
Luxury hotels in Bangkok are scattered about the city, and the temples in Bangkok still amount to higher numbers. Wherever you are in Bangkok, be it near a city centre or a hotel like Chatrium Hotels & Residences, there will be a cultural heritage site within travelling distance.

 

Culture
Every street or square you go to in Bangkok, the culture is evident in the many Buddhist temples you see. If there isn’t a temple, there would still be art that represents the history and roots of Bangkok.

 

Festivals
The festivals in Thailand happen throughout the year, and of them all, the annual religious festivals are the most popular, with people from all over the country coming in to be a part of.

 

When to go
If you want to be a part of the Songkran festival, April is the time to go. Loi Krathong happens in November, which is closely followed by Golden Mount Fair. Bangkok celebrates New Year in style too and the birth dates of the royal family members are national holidays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

 

Family vacation in Bangkok – Guide to your next holiday


ekeidar, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand – panoramio (19)CC BY-SA 3.0


Asia’s most dynamic tourist destinations the vibrant capital of Thailand is a dream vacation hub for the masses. Home to some of the country’s top cultural points of interest and recreational spaces the city is an especially popular holiday hotspot for families. Consider these tips for your next best vacations with kids!

Enjoy Shopping Sprees

As one of the region’s top shopping Meccas, no trip to Bangkok would be complete without exploring its sky-piercing malls, department stores and maze-like local markets. Providing hours of engaging retail fun for the whole family some of the must-experience highlights for shopaholics include Siam Paragon, CentralWorld, Gaysorn and the MBK Mall.

Hit the Cultural Hotspots

Visiting some of the most coveted landmarks and cultural points of interest is also a must for families vacationing in Bangkok as the city’s riverside and other precincts are home to the country’s finest temples and edifices. Through many travel guides such as The Family Travel Blog, you will discover that Bangkok is one of the good places for family vacations in Thailand

Sample Local Delicacies

Revered as a food lover’s dream destination, discovering Bangkok’s culinary treats is also a must for families touring the city. Street food, in particular, is a highlight for tourists hoping to sample some unique delicacies when in Bangkok.

Explore Madame Tussaud’s

The renowned wax museum will not only be a big hit with the kids but adults, as well as the venue, encompasses lifelike representations of famous personalities from Tom Cruise to The Princess of Wales.

The Grand Palace Thailand – Rich with religion and history

Built for the kings during the Rattanakosin Kingdom, the Grand Palace in Bangkok has been home to many mighty kings throughout the years.

            The Grand Palace of Thailand, via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY 3.0

About

When there were no kings residing in the palace, it was used as a place where the members of the royal families were kept before cremation.

History

After the kingdoms past and royal families left the palace, it became a place for hosting celebrations and royal ceremonies. 5 star hotels in Bangkok are no match for the splendour you will find inside the Grand Palace and if you are curious as to what luxury royalty had back in the days, you should definitely make time for a visit.

Location

Located in the heart of the city, the Grand Palace is a relatively short drive away from hotels like Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, for instance. The palace itself is divided into two parts, one being the temple of Emerald Buddha and the residence for royalty.

Exploring

The second part of the palace has the Outer Court, the Inner Court, and the Middle Court. When you visit the Grand Palace, be in decent and more conservative attire that is preferably black or white as it shows your condolences and respect to the late King Rama IX.

 

 

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+