Thailand has many attractive destinations that not everyone knows them. If you come to Thailand for the first time or want to travel around this country, here are some suggestions for places to visit.
The Grand Palace is one of the most cultural attractions in Bangkok. The Palace is a magnificent complex structure which is composed of three main areas: the Royal Palace, Royal Office and temples with 3 typical towers, curved roofs and pointed peaks. This place has a special feature so it is not easy to fade in the minds of visitors. At any time, especially the sunset, the Palace illuminates the skyline by the light of gold in the tower. At the main gate is a large guard with numerous of loyal soldiers.
Vimanmek Palace was originally a Royal Palace of Thailand built by King Rama V in 1901. It is the largest and the most beautiful yellow teak building in the world and it is also the ideal place to stay to avoid hot summer in Bangkok. Vimanmek has three floors, including 81 rooms, hall and living room. Near the entrance, there is a unique collection of thirteen royal chariots from the reign of King Rama V. The Vimanmek Palace was built in 1901. Now, it has been carefully preserved to promote the splendor and popularize the prosperity of a golden age.
Emerald Buddha Temple
Emerald Buddha Temple is the largest temple in Bangkok. It is located in the historical center in Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok capital. This is the place where has the most outstanding features of Buddhist temple architecture in Thailand with many statues and shrines. However, Emerald Buddha Temple is the largest because it is covered the religious atmosphere. In outside, the statue holding the door is higher than the real person. The pedestal of Emerald Buddha was made of gold with the height of 2 meters. Next, the altar was carved from a pure jade block and its height is 66 centimeters The Emerald Buddha statue is the most important statue of Thai people and the supreme symbol of the King Thailand.
Golden Buddha Temple
The Golden Buddha is located in Chinatown. It is known as the largest gold Buddha statue in the world. In Thai people’s thought, Golden Buddha is a symbol of prosperity and purity as well as strength and power. Golden Buddha statue is 3 meters in height and 5.5 tons in weight. It was made in from 13th to 15th century under Sukhothai. The best time to visit the temple is in the morning because it has few people. It is so convenient for sightseeing and taking pictures.
Safari World Zoo
Safari World is the most famous natural zoo in Thailand and it is also the largest open zoo in the world with many wildlife animals and rare species. There are about 75 species of mammals, 300 species of birds from Africa and Asia, along with typical animals all over the world such as giraffes, lions, tigers, zebras, kangaroos, hippos, camels, bears and so on. Especially, you can see the performances of dolphin and seals or the performance of Western European cowboys. It attracts not only children but also the attention of adults. Safari World is a fascinating destination that travelers cannot miss when coming to Bangkok.
National Museum of Thailand
National Museum was built in 1782 and is the pride of the Thai people. This is a great place to learn about the culture and history of Thailand through thousands of exhibitions. It shows you the formation and the development from the Stone Age to the present day of the country. The museum was also voted the most practical and understandable museum in the Southeast Asia.
Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC)
BITEC is a trade and exhibition building in Bangkok, Thailand. The center was opened in 1997 and had a total area of 50,400 m². It is the largest exhibition center in Thailand and Asia and it is often used for meetings, seminars, and conferences. BITEC is considered as one of the most friendly centers in Asia.
Chao Phraya River
From Wat That Ratchasingkhon harbor, you can travel by boat on the river. This is also the best way to visit the Chao Phraya River and enjoy all the beautiful scenery along the river. Sitting on the scenic boat, you will see the wooden houses built on the water and see the children swimming and playing. Moreover, you are also able to feel the taste, image, and cuisine of Bangkok people.
The floating market in Damnoen Saduak is suitable for those who like shopping and sailing. you can describe the market by some adjectives such as colorful, noisy and crowded. However, it is extremely fun and interesting. Today, you will see more and more tourists in the market than the local residents. The boats are full of delicious and special local fruits. The food is prepared on the boat and sold on the spot. If you just miss breakfast or want to eat early, this is the ideal destination for you.
Jim Thompson House Museum
Jim Thompson is a businessman who contributes to the reputation of silk all over the world. Bangkok was the place that he lived after being enigmatically disappeared in 1967 on a trip to the Cameron Plateau in Malaysia. To remember Jim Thompson, Thai people kept and built his house into a small museum with his old things. The Jim Thompson House is one of the teak houses that still holds valuable antique collections.
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