Bangkok’s Grand Palace – The pride of the Bangkok

The rich piece of brilliance that stands at the heart of the city of Bangkok was once the dwelling of kings for 150 years. The Grand Palace is a place that you must visit when in Thailand and here’s why.

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The palace compound

The Central Court was the king’s residence. It entails halls to hold state business. The king’s royal consorts and daughter lived in the Inner Court, this was like a miniature village with women and children. The area is still closed off to the public. The monument is located a short drive away from Emporium Suites by Chatrium and many a 5-star Bangkok hotel.

Wat Phra Kaew

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha lies deep within the palace. Held in the temple is an emerald statue of Buddha that is greatly adored by Buddhists in Thailand. The ceremonial robes on the Buddha are changed by the king according to the seasons.

Royal reception halls

The reception hall known as the Chakri Maha Prasat is used for occasions like coronations today. This hall holds the antique throne in addition to the throne that is used currently. Next is the Dusit Hall which is unrivalled in architecture and acts as a museum too.

Things to remember

The Grand Palace in which the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is built is considered a sacred place by the locals. Therefore, is essential that you dress appropriately, there is a booth at the entrance that will provide clothing if necessary.

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Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre Thailand – One of the most impressive theatres in Thailand

Among the many visually stunning performance venues in the world, Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre stands out as one of the most renowned theatres. Read on and know why.

About

Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre is well known as the first “Broadway Standard Theatre” in Thailand. It has a total space of 6500 sq.m featuring 1455 comfortable seats. In addition, this theatre is popular as an international cultural centre hosting stage performances from all over the world.

A “Multi-Function Theatre”

The theatre provides a wide range of live event services such as concerts, talk shows, musical performances, seminars, product launches and press conferences. This modern attraction is one of the hot spots among tourists since the plays are of the same standards as those you can find on Broadway.

Location

Many a 5 star Bangkok hotel can be found around the Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre, for example, the Emporium Suites by Chatrium is not too far from the venue. You will only take less than 20 minutes to reach the theatre from your place of accommodation.

Design

The interior design of the theatre is one of the country’s finest. It showcases the contemporary Thai style, lilac purple seats and wooden walls which make the theatre a striking and luxurious attraction for spectators. Moreover, the auditorium has been designed carefully, paying attention to size, ceiling height, seating arrangement, hydraulics, and lighting to meet Broadway standards.

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Sky Bar Rooftop at Lebua Read – A cocktail with a view

Perched amongst the city’s towering skyscrapers and surrounded by rich culture and history, the Sky Bar is one of the most popular bars in Bangkok. The Sky Bar is at the world’s highest open bar located in the second tallest tower in Bangkok. If you’ve seen Hangover II, you’ll be able to identify the famous Sky Bar rooftop at Lebua State Tower, that was the setting for one of the most iconic scenes in the movie. Lebua State Tower is at the corner of Charon Krung and Silom roads and about 5 minutes away from the Saphan Taksin BTS station.The rooftop that’s located 63 floors up the tower offers mesmerizing views of the river and the city and is ideal for a sundowner. The bar generally opens around 6pm and closes at 1 am every day. The movie made the bar even more popular than it already was, and fans of the movie should definitely try the Hangovertini, in honour of the movie, which is a delicious blend of green tea liquor, Martini Rosso, apple juice and rosemary honey which makes for a great cocktail to enjoy at the peak of your night. The bar also features a good list of beers and wines.

For those staying looking to stay at a luxury hotel in Bangkok, hotels in the city such as Emporium Suites by Chatrium provide for great dining and bar facilities. The Sky Bar plays a good dose of jazz music each night which suits rather well with the atmosphere of the bar and the surrounding panoramic views of the city. Although the bar can get quite crowded with locals, the place is gaining popularity with tourists at an alarming rate.
Visitors to the bar are advised that the dress code to follow is “smart casual”, therefore you might want to change out of your island flip flops and shorts!

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