Wat Saket, or the Temple of the Golden Mountain
Although Wat Saket, more widely known as the Temple of Golden Mountain, in not reckoned among Bangkok’s most significant cultic buildings, it is, nevertheless, one of the most popular tourist places in the capital. It is thanks to its observation area, located on the top of the 80-meter-high hill, which reveals a bird’s eye view of Bangkok’s spectacular panoramas. The history of the temple complex

The National Theatre
The National Theatre is situated in the historical center of the city, not far from the National Museum. It is one of the most famous theatrical platforms in the capital. Bangkok’s guests are interested first of all in the opportunity to see classical Thai theater, which helps to better understand Thailand’s people’s multi-layer culture and its national traditions. The National Theatre’s elegant l

Vimanmek Mansion
Situated on the territory of the splendid park complex among lush verdure, Vimanmek Mansion is a former royal residence, which strikes with its elegant beauty, now the same as a hundred years ago. Mansion’s name means “Mansion in the clouds” or “House of Heavenly Beings” in Thai. It is famous as the largest house in the world, built from a valuable teak tree. Today, a very interesting museum, whos

Wat Pho, or the Temple of Reclining Buddha
Wat Pho, or the Temple of Reclining Buddha, is situated in Bangkok’s downtown on the Rattanakosin Island, not far from the Grand Palace. It is reckoned among the most famous and frequently visited temple complexes in the capital. Being built in the 12th century, it is the oldest temple in Thailand. In addition, Wat Pho has a title of the country’s largest cluster of temples: seventeen gates lead t

Jim Thompson House Museum
The creator of the legendary Thai silk empire, former scout and connoisseur of antiques, American Jim Thompson is the most famous and respected foreigner in Thailand, who left a very rich legacy behind. Hidden in the shadow of the succulent-green garden in Bangkok’s center, his original house is filled with works of art and is one of the capital’s most frequently visited places. Jim Thompson was b

The National Museum
Situated not far from the Royal Palace and the Sanam Luang square in the center of Bangkok, the National Museum is one of the largest and the most important museums not only in Thailand, but also in the whole Southeast Asia. It keeps an impressively large and valuable collection of historical artifacts and items of Thai art. Very interesting relicts from the early times to nowadays are gathered th

Wat Ratchanadda (The Loha Prasat)
Situated in the Old Town not far from the Golden Mountain, the Wat Ratchanadda occupies a special place among the variety of Bangkok’s amazing temples. It is rightly considered to be one of the most original and impressive Buddhist temples in the capital and its genuine adornment. Wat Ratchanadda’s construction started in 1846. It was ordered by the King of Thailand Rama III, who dedicated the sa

Baiyoke Sky Tower
Built in the capital’s business center – the Ratchathewi district – in 1997, the Baiyoke Sky Tower is one of the most memorable elements of the city’s silhouette. It is Bangkok’s highest building: the 85-storey tower is 309 meters high. Thanks to its record size and remarkable architecture, it can be seen almost from any point in the capital’s center. Most of skyscraper’s floors – from the 22d to

Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)
Bangkok’s Marble Temple is a gem of the modern Thai architecture. It is city’s youngest and one of its most beautiful temples, which is reckoned among the top five frequently visited capital sights. Its Thai name – the Monastery of the Fifth King (Wat Benchamabophit) – refers to the Rama V who ordered temple’s construction in the late 19th century. He was the most beloved ruler in the country’s hi

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