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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Benjasiri Park, Bangkok – An Ideal Spot to Unwind

The Benjasiri Park is quite a popular park with locals and tourists alike who visit to either get some fresh air and exercise or to simply wander through the winding paths.

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Background

The park stretches over almost 11.6 acres of land and was built to commemorate the sixtieth birthday anniversary of Queen Sirikit in 1992. Known also as the Queen’s Park, it features an ornamental lake surrounded by contemporary sculptures by local artists.

Location

The park is located in downtown Bangkok, on Sukhumvit Road between Soi 22 and 24. It can be easily accessed by nearby hotels and serviced apartments in Bangkok including the likes of Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok.

Things to Do

There is no end to the activities one can do while here. From winding tracks for jogging, a swimming pool and basketball courts to a skating rink, this park is quite a popular hangout with youngsters. Water fountain shows can also be watched at various time slots throughout the day. It also happens to be a great place for a picnic with family and friends.

Best Time to Visit

While the park remains a popular place to visit throughout the day, the best times would be early morning or towards the evening as it can get quite hot during the afternoons.

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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+