China Town
The China Town is probably Bangkok’s most picturesque quarter, which is very popular among capital’s guests. It is one of the oldest quarters, which became city’s first business center. The Chinese quarter is almost of the same age as Bangkok. The first Chinese were invited by Thai government in the late 18th century. They believed that immigrants from the Celestial Empire will help in the develop

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

Dusit Zoo
Situated in the namesake quarter to the north of the city center, the Dusit Zoo is the oldest one in Bangkok. It occupies the territory of 18 hectares and is one of the most frequently visited places in Thailand’s capital: more than two million people visit it every year. Zoo’s history started in the late 19th century, when the King Rama V decided to lay out a botanical garden near his residence.

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

Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA
Situated in the northern part of the city, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is one of the Bangkok youngest and the most noteworthy museums. It is worth visiting not only for connoisseurs of art, but also for everyone who wants to touch Thailand’s soul: the typical for this country mélange of traditions and modernity, can be best seen in the works of contemporary Thai artists. MOCA was opened

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

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