Amazing things to do and See in Bangkok – The Vibrant City

Bangkok has been the centre of attention in terms of not only urban development, but also the cultural aspects it has to offer. The uniqueness comes from its unconventionally architectured temples and palaces, the floating markets and many places of interest.

The Grand Palace & Wat Prakaew

The splendour of this monument comes from its detailed architecture the fact that the Grand Palace has been the dwelling place of many Thai Kings and other deities. The palace has been standing for about 150 years, therefore this place is the pride of Bangkok. Wat Prakaew is commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Here lies a statue of Lord Buddha carefully carved out of a block of emerald.

Yaowarat

This is the famous China Town in Bangkok! If you are on a visit to Bangkok and accommodated in a hotel like Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites, this is a place you cannot miss out on! Walk down Charoenkrung Road and you will see an array of colourful stalls selling the best Chinese street food, gold shops and more. China Town is at its best during the Chinese New Year when the atmosphere of the lively festival is contagious to all.

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Wat Pho

With a statue of Buddha that is 15 meters tall and 46 meters long, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is a major tourist attraction in Bangkok. There are also some interesting murals that tell different stories and much more to see. Wat Pho is a traditional massage centre, so how about ending your sightseeing with a relaxing massage?

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Ian Gratton from Sutton-n-Craven, North Yorkshire, England, Wat Pho Bangkok (8281440609)CC BY 2.0

The floating markets

Filled with special boats that are loaded with fresh fruit and vegetables and various kinds of food and drinks. It is a marketplace that attracts many tourists who would like to have an unforgettable retail experience. It is fascinating to see how the boats are steered with skill by lady vendors with their colourful goodies. Bangkok is the holiday highlight in Thailand, speaking about lodging, there are plenty of luxury hotels and serviced apartments in Bangkok with excellent facilities, so plan your visit to Bangkok soon.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art, Bangkok – Appreciate Thai Art!

Thailand is renowned for its culture and traditions world over, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok provides a refined space for premier Thai artists to display their take on it.

The Museum

The museum which was established in 2012, is a sophisticated space filled with lots of natural light and ample space for art lovers to take in the creations which are both beautiful and thought provoking.

Location

The MOCA is located on Vibhavadi Rangsit, Chatuchak and is within easy distance of many a Bangkok apartment hotel in the vicinity including the likes of Adelphi Forty-Nine. The best way to reach the five storied gallery is by a taxi or private vehicle.

Things to See

A must visit destination for art lovers, the MOCA showcases the works of an eclectic mix of Thai Artists of different mediums. A few that stand out would be Prateep Kotchabua’s paintings which are characterised by the bold use of colours and astounding attention to detail. His work often features traditional aspects of the Thai community which are fast disappearing. Other artists include Chelermchai Kositpipat and two of Thailand’s most famous and revered artists, Chalood Nimsamer and the late Paitun Mauangsomboo.

General Information

The museum is open to the public from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. The entrance fee is 180 baht for the public while it is 80 baht for students. For visitors under the age of 15 and over 60, entrance is free.

 

 

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Must See things While in Bangkok – A Wondrous City of Culture to Delve Into

With its metropolitan façade and the rich culture that surrounds it, Bangkok is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world. What better way to enjoy your travels to Bangkok than to visit monumental sights that display the way of the people!

The Temple of Dawn

The Temple of Dawn knows as Wat Arun in Thai is named after the Indian God of Dawn, Aruna. The temple that stands by the riverside of Chao Phraya river is truly a magnificent sight with its rare architecture shrouded with colourful paintings of unique designs. The splendour of Wat Arun can truly be seen at sunset with its iconic structure contouring the skyline.

Grand Palace

Glistening in the light with pillars of gold and tall pinnacles, the Grand Palace in Bangkok is a monument that just can’t escape the eye! The palace built back in 1782 was once home to King Siam. The structure occupies about 218, 400 sqm of Ratanoskin Island and was also seen as the administrative centre of the city. If you are a traveller staying at a hotel in Asoke, let’s say it is AVANI Atrium Bangkok, this place of wonder is a quick ride away.

Wat Phra Kaew

In other words, called the temple of the Emerald Buddha is said to be one of the most sacred places in Thailand. Looking into history, a sage named Nagasena foretold that the Emerald Buddha would bring in glory and prosperity to any country in which it dwells. Since then the Thai people have cherished and respected this monument as the protector of the country.

Lumpini Park

A park is a popular place not only for the lovers who hang out by the lake but also for the elders practising tai chi and for the fitness fanatics taking their morning walk/jog. The park is filled with lush green vegetation that soothes both the eye and the mind. Not to mention the wildlife that can be observed in and about the premised. If you are lucky enough you might just see a lazy lizard stopping by to say hello!

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