Located in the heart of Thailand, Bangkok is the capital and largest urban and administrative city of the island nation. Bangkok or Krung Thep, which means City of Angels, was built in 1782 that is nearly 228 years ago. Currently, its population is about 10 million. The city is considered as one of the biggest city of the world. It's full of historic monuments, museums, monasteries, Cultural Heritage, the Grand Palace, Temples, etc. Bangkok is considered as Shopping Paradise on earth. Exceptional Sea-food and other local cuisines make it the most favorite tourist destination.
Tourist Attractions in Bangkok
Erawan Shrine, popularly referred as the San Phra Phrom by the locals, is the most popular Hindu shrine of the city. The place encompasses of a magnificently sculpted four-headed statue of the divine 'Phra Phrom', the Thai God of creation, considered equivalent to the Hindu God 'Brahma'.
Chao Phraya River
Chao Phraya River, also referred as Mae Nam Chao Phraya, is the most significant river of the country. Its strolls towards south through the nation's Central Plains for more than 220 miles to the Gulf of Thailand. Cruise along the river makes it the most popular tourist's destination. The voyage provides a splendid view to travel around some of the city's most unusual places including the floating markets (Damnoen Saduak, Taling Chan and Wat Sai).
Grand Palace comprises of several astonishing edifices of the city. The place, which is about 60 acres of land, is located on the eastern banks of the Chao Phraya River. It possesses a historical significance. It was the residence of the king of Thailand from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. The construction of the edifice began in 1782, during the regime of Rama I. Incredible palaces, halls and buildings make it a must-visit destination in the entire island nation.
Chinatown is among the oldest places of Bangkok. As the name suggests, the place is mini China in Bangkok. In 1782, during the regime of King Rama I, numerous Chinese immigrants settled in the place, resulting in huge population of Chinese here. Wat Traimit is the most prominent place to visit in the district of Chinatown. A 3m Buddha image, made of 5.5 tones of gold is preserved over there.
Located between the old Grand Palace and the Dusit Palace, Democracy Monument was established in 1939. It is a public monument, which honors the June 1932 revolution. The magnificent architectural details catch the attention of tourist and make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bangkok.
Siam Ocean World
Siam Ocean World, located in Siam Paragon shopping mall is among the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia. The place is spread over an area of 10,000 square meters. It comprises of more than 30,000 marine animals, belonging to 400 different species including sharks, stingrays, pineapple fish, blue-ringed octopus, sea dragons, giant crabs. It provides with an exotic experience of walking under water.
Wat Suthat is among the oldest and largest temples of Bangkok. It was started by King Rama I (1782-1809), founder of the Chakri dynasty, and completed by Rama III (1824-51). The temple is famous for its magnificent roofline, mammoth golden Buddha, and beautiful frescoes. It covers an area of approximately 10 acres.
National Museum boasts of being the largest of its kind in all of South East Asia. It is considered as the best place to explore culture, history and traditions of Thailand. The place also reveals about the significance of Buddhism in Thailand.