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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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 Temple of Emerald Buddha – The Glorious Wat Phra Kaew

Now popularized by its English name, the Temple of the Emerald Budha, Wat Phra Kaew is considered the most sacred of all the Buddhist temples, known as Wats, in Bangkok.

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The Library

The temple compound is renowned for the spectacular craftsmanship and the exquisite materials of the many structures that are found within it. The library was built at the behest of Rama I and was designed according to traditional Thai styles. The doors are made of Mother of Pearl.

Elephant Statues

One can find beautiful statues of elephants placed throughout the temple complex. The elephant is a sign of power and independence, and it is common for Thai parents to make their children walk around an elephant or elephant statue three times in hopes it will bring them strength.

Hermit Statue

This particular statue is believed to have healing properties, and many visitors offer their respects to the statue and give various offerings in the form of incense sticks, fruit and flowers.

Eight Towers

Each of these towers is of a different colour and represents the eight aspects of Buddhism, which form the noble eightfold path. These structures were also built by Rama I and are spectacular, constantly attracting travellers staying in nearby accommodation such as Adelphi Forty-Nine, one of many providers of serviced apartments in Bangkok.

 

 

 

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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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