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The National Gallery Museum
The National Museum
Suan Pakkad Palace is a complex of five Thai-style houses was once the residence of one of Thailand's leading art collectors,
The Siriraj Medical Museum, located in the Siriraj Hospital on the west bank of the Chao Praya, is a large six-section medical museum
Jim Thompson Museum was constructed by American expatriate Jim Thompson , silk entrepreneur, from several traditional Thai-style houses, dismantled and assembled into one dwelling.
Children's Discovery Museum Bangkok Planetarium & Scientific Museum information on galaxies, astrology and nature
House of Museums
The Royal Barges Museum
The Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall
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The Grand Palace: 218,400 sq. metres and is surrounded by walls built in 1782
The Former Palace (Phra Ratchawang Doem) (affectionately nicknamed Wang Doem) is situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River
Vimanmek Palace built in 1900 by the royal command of King Rama V
Suan Pakkad Palace built in the traditional Thai style opened in 1952
Chitralada Palace stands in about 1 sq. km (247 acres) of grounds incorporating several artificial lakes
Mansions & Pavilions :
The Vimanmek Mansion is the world's largest golden teak. It is completed during the reign of King Rama V in 1901. Architectural style reflects a western influence and is made of golden teak wood.
Towers & fortress :
Phra Sumen Fort in a bustling area of the old city. The fort itself is octagonal with a watchtower in the middle.
Wat Arun: The most prominent feature is a tall chedi built in the 1820s that stands 85 metres . It was the tallest structure in Bangkok until the modern skyscrapers
Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha or Wat Phra Chetuphon, is south of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Grand Palace. It is Bangkok's largest temple and contains a huge reclining Buddha figure that is 46 metres long and is covered with gold leaf. The feet alone are 3 metres in size.
Wat Suthat is one of the oldest temples and the site of the Giant Swing, formerly used in an annual Brahman ceremony. A huge teak arch from which the swing was hung still stands in front of the temple.
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Wat Saket, or the Golden Mount (Phu Khao Thong in Thai), houses relics of the Buddha in a 58-metre-high chedi surmounted by a golden cupola.
Wat Phra Kaew: The temple is in the outer section of the Royal Enclosure west of the Grand Palace. It is a collection of highly decorated holy buildings and monuments.
Wat Arunratchawararam Ratchaworamahawihan (Temple of Dawn): Formerly Known as "Wat Chaeng". This temple has existed since the Ayutthaya period.
Wat Ratchabophit (1869):King Rama V ordered this to be the first temple built after he came to the throne.
Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklaram Ratchaworamahawihan (Wat Pho) King Rama III had royally initiated this holy temple
Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram Ratchaworawihan: Marble Temple, Regarded as a first class royal temple, it is also known worldwide as 'The Marble Temple'. It is constructed of white Carrara marble
Wat Suthatthep Wararam Ratchaworamahawihan and the Giant Swing Ordered by King Rama I , completed during the reign of King Rama III.
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Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha) Golden Buddha weighs 5.5 tons
The Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho): Bangkok's oldest, largest and most famous temple.
Wat Thepthidaram 1840-42 on Mahachai Road
Wat Chanasongkhram Ratchaworawiharn
Wat Traimit Wittayaram Worawihan
Wat Saket Ratchaworamahawihan
Wat Saket (Golden Mount)
Wat Mahabutr canal-side temple
Assalafiyah Mosque, Haroon Mosque, Mideen Mosque, Nurulnasihah Mosque
The Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) 13 th century, 3 meters tall , The second floor is home to the Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center.
King Rama I the Great Memorial built in (1932)
King Rama III Memorial (1990)
King Rama VI Statue (1942)
Monument to the Expeditionary Force (1919)
Victory Monument , situated on Phahonyothin
Suvarnabhumi Airport ,located southeast of the city center in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province, 30km east of Bangkok, became Bangkok's official international airport, replacing Don Mueang.
Don Mueang International Airport, 24km north of Bangkok.
Bangkok Songkran Festival 13-15 April|
Royal Ploughing Ceremony, May
The Queen's Birthday Celebration, (12 August)
Trooping of the Colours, (December) The King's Birthday Celebrations, (5 December)
Loi Krathong. the Festival of Lights, (November)
Chinese New Year (February)
Songkran Festival (April)
Royal Ploughing Ceremony (May)
International Swan Boat Races
Silom Soi 4 Halloween (October)
|Damnoen Saduak Floating Market|
Saranrom park fountain
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Lumphini Park , largest park in central Bangkok
Princess Mother Memorial Park near the Wat Anongkharam
Santichaiprakarn Park is a small and fun park along the Chao Phraya River
Chatuchak Park ,largest flea market in the world, and Rama IX Park are two of Bangkok's largest parks.
Khao Yai National Park (outside of Bangkok) 2,172 square kilometers of forests, jungles and grassland with wild elephants, as well as other rarely seen mammals
Other famous parks:
Queen Sirikit Park near Lat Yao,
Benchasiri Park on Sukhumvit Rd,
Saranrom Park across the Grand Palace,
Cha Am Beach is 160 km south of Bangkok. |
Khao Takiab beach and Khao Takiab Bay in the Hua Hin Thailand area offer a choice of beaches, swimming, sailing, boat trips and fishing at offshore islands.
Pattaya is a lively and busy beach resort area about one and a half hours by expressway from Bangkok City or Bangkok Airport.
Jomtien Beach is about 1.5 hours from Bangkok
Monkey Temple, Lopburi (out of Bangkok is the two and half hour)
Bangkok Planetarium & Scientific Museum information on galaxies, astrology and nature
Siam Ocean World,2005, Thailand's largest aquarium, 30,000 marine animals including Penguins, Octopus, Sharks, Leafy Sea Dragons and Giant Spider Crab
Dusit Zoo built in 1938 collection of mammals, birds and reptiles, nocturnal animals exhibit
Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium located between the Queen Sirikit Gardens and the Children's Discovery Museum,: rockeries, shady ferns, wild flowers, and a cooling waterfall . It comprises feed breeding room, scenic area, insectariums, butterfly garden and Lamphu tree ground.
Safari World wild animals as lions and also underwater world section
Siam Park biggest water amusement park in Asia features seven different zones
Banana Family Park
Lumpini Park Public Library
TK Park (Thailand Knowledge Park) for the kids
Soi Phranang Discovery Learning Public Library
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