Bangkok has everything you would expect from the capital of Thailand. Bangkok has its own charm. It is noisy, colorful, crowded, exciting, amusing and smile inducing. It will provide you everything that makes your trip vulnerable. Bangkok is rich in its history and it has many ancient sites to visit specially the temples here are worth mentioning.
1. GRAND PALACE:
As like its name, the place is really grand. This luxurious and glorious palace is one of the major historical tourist attraction in Bangkok. Grand palace is also the home to Wat Phra Kaeo, which houses the Jade Buddha. This palace was built in 1782 and was the royal residency for generations and is still used in important ceremonies and functions. To visit this grand luxury, you want a half day to complete your tour and you obviously need a guide for your trip.
2. WAT PHO:
Wat Pho will give an excellent addition to your trip. This temple was built by King Rama and is the oldest in Bangkok. The place is known as a place of healing and centuries ago, used for its pharmaceutical uses and was Thailand’s first University. Wat Pho is eminent for having a statue so big which is 45 m long and 15 m high.
3. WAT ARUN:
Wat Arun is actually of a triumphant complex. General Taksin built this temple and is known as the temple of the Dawn. It was also the place where later, the new king built his royal palace and a private chapel. Outside of Wat Arun will give you a breathtaking view of sunset that you will love to watch. The view of the sun’s sinking over the river Chao Praya River.
4. WAT TRAIMIT:
Wat Traimit or the Temple of the Golden Buddha is another enchanting must see in Bangkok. The Golden statue had actually a mysterious history. No one knows from where the statue had come from but it is now a sign of admiration and alluring spot for the tourists from all across the world.
5. WAT SUTHAT:
It is one of the oldest and one of the most beautiful Bangkok’s Buddhist temples. The temple was made by three kings. The temple is less notorious in the city than other temples so it will give you a more peaceful and intimate experience.
6. GIANT SWING:
In front of Wat Suthat, this place provides one of the most eye catching site of Bangkok. It is a 27m high teak frame. The place is famous for its religious ceremonies which held over here every year in December after the rice harvest.
7. NATIONAL MUSEUM AND WANG NA PALACE:
Until the 1970’s it was the only museum in Thailand that is the reason for its huge collection. Their exhibits is labeled in Thai as well as in English and also the guided tours are offered in English so it will make your trip very much easier and you will not miss out any one of the country’s fascinating ancient and contemporary history.
8. CHATUCHAK MARKET:
It is the largest weekend market in the world. You can find everything and anything you want to buy here because of the endless variety of products it has. There are 15000 stalls that offer you everything you dream up. To get used to of Thai culture and Thai people, the place is best for the purpose