Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
The same as the Grand Royal Palace, on the grounds of which it is situated, the splendid Temple of the Emerald Buddha is the most visited place in Bangkok. This amazing construction, standing to the north from the royal residence, simultaneously combines two titles: the main Buddhist temple of Thailand (country’s most sacred place) and the most popular tourist center of its capital. It was raised

Patpong Night Market
Situated in Bangkok’s central part not far from Lumpini Park, the Patpong Quarter is one of the most famous and important districts in the capital. It is well-known not only for unthinkable number of varied entertainment facilities, which glitter with neon from evening to dawn, but also for the namesake night market, which is considered to be one of the most popular markets among tourists. Each gu

Situated within 80 kilometers from Bangkok, the city of Ayutthaya is the ancient capital of the Ayuthia kingdom, which preceded Siam. Having existed for a little more than four centuries, it was destroyed by the Burmese. However, even its ruins are a spectacle of unimaginable beauty and value. Its historical center is filled with remnants of grandiose temple complexes, built from unbaked brick in

Ancient City or Mueang Boran
The Ancient City, also known as Ancient Siam, is situated within 30 kilometers from Bangkok. It is one of the biggest and the most impressive outdoor museums in the world. More than a hundred copies and models of the most famous and symbolic buildings of Thailand are gathered on its imposing territory of about 130 hectares. Palaces, temples and monuments represent various styles and epochs. Visiti

Suan Pakkad Palace & Museum
Suan Pakkad Palace & Museum is one of the most symbolic and interesting museums in Bangkok. It gives capital’s guests an opportunity to learn about Thailand’s centuries-old history, very rich culture and unique art. The palace was a residence of Prince Chumbhot and his wife until the middle of the 20th century. The couple was famous as leading collectors of works of art in the country. It was thei

Wat Arun, or Temple of Dawn
Situated on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River, the temple complex Wat Arun, or Temple of Dawn, is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Bangkok. Wat Arun is renowned for its 80-meter-high prang – the tower, built in the style of the legendary temple complex Angkor Wat in Cambodia – and is reckoned among the most famous Buddhist temples in the capital. It is its peculiar silhouette

The Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall
The monumental marble building of the Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall is reckoned among the most imposing and significant constructions of the Dusit royal palatial complex, on par with the Vimanmek Mansion. Raised in the early 20th century, it served as reception hall for international guests and was used for gala events during several decades. Now throne hall’s luxurious interiors are transformed int

Grand Royal Palace
There is no doubt that the Grand Royal Palace is Bangkok’s most famous sight and the center of the tourist pilgrimage. It is a huge complex of stunning buildings, situated on the bank of the river in capital’s historical center. Visiting it is comparable to being in the fairy-tale world of the ancient Siam: multi-level tiled roofs, mosaic pagodas glancing against the sun, colorful stained-glass wi

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

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