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The capital of Thailand, Bangkok offers all sorts of excitement for adventurous visitors. Gorgeous tropical scenery, rich Buddhist culture and unique folk customs make the city irresistibly attractive for countless tourists. Coupled with a perfect blend of Eastern and Western cultures, a merger of ancient and modern time and space, the city offers an exquisite experience of authentic Thai living. This is a land of long-lasting cultural structures, traditional waterside markets, a veritable paradise for shoppers and nature enthusiasts alike. Come take a stroll through the enticing streets and see why so many countless others have fallen in love with this city.

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Grand Palace
4.5/5
9,230 Reviews
Palace

Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is close to the Chao Phraya River and is a symbol of the Bangkok dynasty. It is also the first choice for tourists to go to Thailand. It is the royal palace of the first to eighth Thai emperors of the Bangkok dynasty and still used for ceremonies such as coronation and celebration. The Grand Palace comprises intermingled building groups totaling 22. The main building group has 4 distinctive palaces and the Jade Buddha Temple. Buildings are in Siamese style and bring together the best of Thai painting, sculpture and decorative art.

Erawan Shrine
4.5/5
4,180 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture

The Four-Faced Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand, is known for its efficacy. For this reason, the Buddha is widely admired and highly sought after by the stars and celebrities of Hong Kong and Taiwan. Because it is located near large shopping malls like the Central World, it has also become a famous tourist attraction in Bangkok. In Thailand and Southeast Asia, the Four-Faced Buddha is considered a benevolent god. The Four-faced Buddha in Bangkok is in the Erawan Shrine amd the statue of the god is about 4 meters high. There are four faces altogether, which represent the four virtues of compassion, empathy, joy and charity. Those who pray for spiritual ascension must work hard to cultivate these four virtues.

Wat Phra Kaew
4.5/5
2,087 Reviews
Temple

Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is located in the northeast corner of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The temple is a must-see site for Thai tourists. The royal family has held important ceremonies here. In Buddhist countries like Thailand, religion has always been inseparable from the monarchy. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is also part of the Grand Palace and a vaunted representative of temples in Thailand. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha occupies a quarter of the Grand Palace. The architecture of the temple is magnificent, the statue of Buddha is adorned with gold, jade, and jewels, and the temple combines many characteristics of Buddhist temples in Thailand. The architecture of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha includes fearsome guardians, the rare jade statue of Buddha, and a towering chedi. This temple is a Bangkok icon.

Chao Phraya
4.4/5
2,480 Reviews
River

The Chao Phraya River is known as the “Mother River” in Thailand and is also called the “Venice of the East”. Spanning a total of 1,352 kilometers, the Chao Phraya River runs through the southeastern part of Thailand and flows through the Bangkok city. It plays an important role in urban transport and the lives of the shore residents. The water transport on the Chao Phraya River is very convenient. The Chao Phraya Express Boat is one of the main domestic transport vehicles in the daily lives of Bangkok citizens. It is also a frequent means of transport for tourists. Sitting on a boat and watching the scenery on both sides of the river is pleasant, while taking a night tour of the Chao Phraya River is both romantic and comfortable. These two are definitely worth experiencing.

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Floating Markets Day Trip from Bangkok
5/5
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Chao Phraya Princess Cruise Ticket
4.9/5
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Bangkok Weather

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Oct 18, 2019
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Oct 19, 2019
25 °
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26 °
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27 °
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There are obviously numerous places in the world where you can see a Buddha statue, most probably inside a Buddha temple. Temples in Buddhism are said to be representations of pure land and pure environment and are designed to inspire peace both inwards and outwards. It is understandable that the architecture of these temples varies from region to region due to cultural intermixing and other impacts. A Buddhist temple is not just the main building however; rather it is the complete surrounding environment around it. The design of the temple is to symbolize the five elements of nature; fire, water, air, earth, and the fifth one being wisdom. The following guide will help you know about 10 amazing places around the world where you can see a magnificent Buddha statue.
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Bangkok attracts the most number of tourists for any city in the world and with so many places of interest to visit in the city, it is a tough task to prepare a Bangkok local guide to help you out in such a versatile city. It is a place with an extremely vibrant, thriving sex industry, and at the same time a well developed modern city with huge malls, high-end luxury hotels, alongside with smaller boutiques and street-side markets, cheaper roadside eateries, a large number of temples alongside with a huge number of nightclubs and bars, you will thus find Bangkok a city full of contrasts.
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A journey to Bangkok is only complete with the best of street food. Bangkok street food is revered across the globe and several top chefs including the likes of Gordon Ramsay have toured around the town in pursuit of finding the nuanced delicacies that the place celebrates. It is iconized in traditional recipes; grill, barbecue or stir-fry dishes – the choices are aplenty. As street food is a way of life for the locals, you may have some difficulty understanding the menu and its best to be prepared with as much Bangkok street food knowledge as you possibly can. Read on to make things easier to find your way around the streets.
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Frequently Asked Questions

I recommended Lumphini Park, Khao Yai National Park, Koh Kred, Khlong Saen Saep, Supanniga Cruise on the South of Mekong River.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Bangkok: Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Issaya Siamese Club, Mae Varee Fruit Shop, Krua Apsorn, La Table de Tee.
Here are the best places to visit in Bangkok, including: Khao San Road, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, Train Night Market Ratchada, Calypso Cabaret, Jim Thompson House.
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