Wat Arun – The Temple of Dawn
Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun is one of the greatest monument of Bangkok, fully rebuilt from 1792 to Rama III reigning periode (1824-1851).
With a completely unique architecture design who differs from the others temples, Wat Arun is not to miss !
Built during the era of Ayutthaya, Wat Arun sheltered between 1778 and 1784 the Emerald Bouddha.
Also named the Temple of Dawn, the 70 metre high spire can be climb and offer the best views of Bangkok’s skyline. Teeny pieces of colorful glass and Chinese porcelain covers the spire which sits directly on the river bank and at night, gives off a golden beam of light over the Chao Phraya River.
The Grand Palace
Bangkok’s Grand Palace is one must-see sight, and one world-renowned landmark in the capital.
Built in 1782, the Grand Palace was once the home of the Thai King, the royal court and the administrative seat of government. Nowadays, it’s still used to mark all kinds of other important ceremonial and auspicious happenings.
Today, the complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom. One of his most popular Buddhist sculpture and temple has to be Wat Phra Kaew “ Temple of the Emerald Buddha” which attires a lot of tourists. The impressive Dusit Hall, rates as perhaps the finest architectural building in this style, and a museum of information on the restoration of the Grand Palace, scale models and Buddha images can also be found during your visit.
Floating markets in Bangkok are some of the main attractions of the country. This is one sight you won’t see anywhere else other than in Far Eastern Asia. There, local, fresh tropical fruit and veggies will be served. The 3 most popular floating markets in Bangkok are Amphawa, Damnoen Saduak and Klong Lat Mayom, with all of them easy-going.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
King of all markets in Bangkok, Chatuchak Weekend Market can deliver you anything that you looking for. Covering an area of 35 acres with almost 10 000 markets stalls and more than 200 000 visitors per weekend, this is the largest market in Bangkok.
Famous for the diversity of products on sale, you can find everything from food, beverages, antiques, clothes, handcrafts, furniture, books, art galleries, pets and many others.
A good place to find rare treasures, and local products.
Khao San Road
Khao San Road, is the meeting spot of the backpacker, an intersection where west and east come together. It is also an accommodation hotspot for many as a great variety of cheap accommodation types can be found within the vicinity of the quarter.
Known for it’s cheap store, nightlife, and carefree atmosphere, this is where most of the backpacker, and youngster meet.
At the end of the day, mobile street bar pop up all over the place to offer an animated street throughout the night.