Places To Go
Despite being an ongoing metropolis, this megacity still remains a numerous historical places where a great deal of Thai ancient story is revealed. These are the places you should never miss.
Wat Pra Kaew (The Royal Monastery of the Emerald Buddha) and Grand Palace
One place never to miss, just being there you could feel the energy of the Thai people in creating such a beautiful and elegant Architectural master piece. Be aware of tuk-tuks or taxi drivers trying to scam you that it is close. If you are there before 3pm it is open!
Also known as Temple of the Dawn or Wat Jaeng, it is located on the Thonburi side of Chao Praya River opposite to Wat Po in Bangkok side. This was the royal compound in Taksin dynasty. The temple is influenced from the mix of Thai, Khmer and Chinese art.
Muang Boran (Ancient City)
The Ancient City Gateway to Thailand's Cultural Heritage The Ancient City, MUANG BORAN, is an excellent reflection of Thailand's multi-faceted ancient culture presented in an authentic and visually exciting setting.
This large and extensive temple neighbours the Grand Palace on Thay Wang Road and houses the very impressive gigantic gold plated reclining Buddha which is some 46 metres long and 15 metres high.
Bangkok National Museum
King Rama IV's private museum exhibiting his own antiques collections. This museum compounds 3 exhibition galleries:
- The Gallery of Thai History
- The Archaeologicl and Art History Collections
- The Decorative Arts and Ethnological Gallery