Bangkok is one of the world top tourist destinations places. The city is a paradise for the tourist proved by every year growing number of travelers. Bangkok is surrounded by many interesting provinces. In the northern borders Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani Provinces where attractions like Koh Kret and Lotus Museum. In the east, a small province called Chachoengsao. Some of the best places to visit in Bangkok are here. Buddha Image at Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan, flying foxes, fruit bats at Wat Pho, the golden church at Wat Paknam.There are also old markets to visit such as Ban Mai Market, Nuang Khet Market, and Khlong Suan Market. The southern borders Samut Prakan Province and the Gulf of Thailand, attractions like Bang Pu and Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo. The west part of the city is close to Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom Provinces. Tourist attractions like Don Kai Dee Benjarong Village, Phra Pathom Chedi, Sanam Chandra Palace, Don Wai Floating Market.
Things To Do In Bangkok
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There are a variety of tourist places in Bangkok, the maximum is a historical place and temples. Popular temples are Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Bowon, and Wat Sutat. There are also palaces, museums, parks, and shopping places, from luxury malls to street markets like Chatuchak Weekend Market and Sampeng Market. Nightlife in Bangkok is another highlight that attracted tourists from all over the world.
The Grand Palace
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Located at the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace was a former residence for King Rama I of the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Today, the place used for hosting royal ceremonies, State guests and other foreign delegates. The Grand Palace is divided into two main part, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the royal residence. It is subdivided into three major areas: the Outer Court, the Middle Court, and the Inner Court. The Outer Court includes the inner walls of the Grand Palace. The Middle Court is the area is where royal ceremonies are held, such as the Royal Coronation. The Inner Court is the row houses which were palace walls during the time of King Rama I. Inside the Grand Palace area the Pavilion of Regalia, Royal Decorations and Coins on display.
King Prajadhipok Museum
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King Prajadhipok Museum was built during 1906 with the architecture style in the era of King Rama 7th. Visiting this museum is one of the places to visit in Bangkok. The King restored as a museum to keep his personal properties and documents. This museum uses the new technology to describe all the displays. It consists of three levels each level has its own story about the King and the Queen. At the first level consist of the Queen’s portray, her biography and her private properties. In the second level, the biography of the King, his coronation and his death display. At the third level, there are the King’s private properties such as his clothes. This museum remains open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Queen’s Gallery
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The Queen’s Gallery was officially opened on August 9, 2003, from the initiation of the Queen Sirikit in order to display the work of Thai artists. The new Thai artists whose works have not known and the work of senior artists. The Queen has contributed her money to fund them. The money received from HM used as a fund to establish The Queen’s Gallery. The Queen, with an honor of the art gallery, gave a name to be used as ‘’ the Queen SirikitGallery” or called as ‘’The Queen’s Gallery”. There are four floors for displaying artwork.
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Wat Pho is one of the most visited Buddhist temples in Bangkok. It is the combination of medical science and educational institute. Officially known as Wat Prachetuphon Vimon Mangkararam. Wat Pho was found during the 16th century, as the Royal Temple of King Rama I of Chakri Dynasty. Inside the main hall, there is a sacred 46-meter Reclining Buddha. The feet are beautifully decorated with mother-of-pearl and carved with holy signs. Wat Pho is known as the first national public university. There are total 1,360 marble inscriptions about medical, historical and sciences all around the temple. This inscriptions about medical sciences are the origins of Wat Pho Thai traditional massage principles. The traditional service is also available at the near the pavilion. In the year 2008, Wat Pho was listed UNESCO as a Memory of the World (MOW) in form of documentary heritage for Asia-Pacific Region.
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Aksra Theatre is house to the world’s famous show Aksra Hoon Lakorn Lek that means Aksra Thai Puppet Show. Every day all 600 seats are filled with an audience who want to experience the Ramayana epic told through a performance of haute-art puppets, complement with the cutting-edge light, effective sound system and live orchestra music. On Tuesday and Friday, the Show timing is from 7 pm and on Saturday and Sunday timing is 1 pm and 7 pm.
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Chatuchak Market is a famous place for the local people as well as the foreign tourist. Chatuchak market opens on Wednesday and Thursday. Chatuchak Flower Market sells only flower, plant and agricultural equipment. Near the Chatuchak Market, there is a park known as Chatuchak Park, which is a public park suit for outdoor activity such as a picnic and relaxing. The fish market is on the back of Chatuchak market it a market for trading beautiful fish.
Khlong Lat Mayom
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Khlong Lat Mayom is one of the three floating markets located in Bangkok. Khlong Lat Mayom floating market tourist can enjoy the authentic flavor of the local market. Taling Chan floating market is another floating market close to Khlong Lat Mayom. Local market culture has deep roots in Thai and Thai food has so many variations on its own. The largest part of the market is built in a ground. One side is dedicated to the fresh market, beautiful veggies and fruits, the other side of the market sells all kinds of snacks, sweets and cooked food. You can find familiar tropical fruits such as huge papayas, large green and ripe mangoes, chompoo and sapodillas, pomelos like grapefruits.