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Top 10 places in Bangkok
Our app features the history of 50 monuments and great sites including places to discover Bangkok. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Bangkok
It covers an area of ??8 ha; Its two parts surrounded by walls are separated by a road: the phutthawat to the north is open to visitors, and the sankhawat to the south contains the monk's dwellings. The set includes 91 small chedis, 4 large chedis (stupas or mounds), 2 belfries, a bot (central... Read more
In this room is the sensational element of the complex: an elongated Buddha, 42 m long and 16 m high. It was created during the reign of Rama III in the Ayutthaya style. The feet of the Buddha, 3 m high and 4.5 m long, are of mother-of-pearl and are inlaid with the 108 auspicious symbols by which... Read more
The palace was the residence of the kings from 1782 to 1925: their courts lived there, and their governments held their meetings there. The present king (Rama IX) lives in the Royal Villa Chitralada, in the Dusit Palace, but the official ceremonies are still held at the Grand Palace.... Read more
This temple is in fact not a true temple: it lacks the houses for the monks. It is a royal chapel reserved for the king: this old tradition of building a chapel for the king was already practiced in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya. It is a very beautiful complex whose initial construction dates back to... Read more
You can not enter it but you can revel in their original architecture. The present Royal Pantheon replaced under Rama VI an anterior building destroyed by a fire. Inside are life-size statues of all the kings of the Chakri dynasty. The large tower that seems to rise from the building is original.... Read more
When King Taksin established his capital at Thonburi in 1769, he restored and developed this temple which had existed for a long time, and dedicated it to the god Aruna, a Hindu god associated with the rays of the rising sun. Indeed, the rays of the rising sun are reflected in the water of the Chao... Read more
Jim Thompson was an American industrialist who produced silk in Bankrua, near Bangkok. In 1959 he built a house with parts of six old 19th century houses, mostly brought back from Ayutthaya, in order to showcase the many artisanal objects he had collected between 1950 and 1958. It was a precursor,... Read more
The Chao Phraya River, Tha Chin rivers, Mae Klong rivers and their tributaries are connected by canals that have long constituted a place of life for the inhabitants, a means of transport, a place to refuel, sometimes they have also served sewer. Today, many canals have been filled, especially the... Read more
The construction of this beautiful marble temple began in 1899 under King Rama V. It was designed by the king's brother and is entirely Italian marble. The facade of the ubosot is splendid, with its multiple roofs, its white columns, its lions that guard the facade. The interior is decorated... Read more
This temple was built by King Rama III for his niece Mom Chao Ying, in order to offer her an environment conducive to meditation: she was to become the wife of Rama IV. The Chedi is the most striking element and does not resemble other Chedis of the country; It is 36 m high with 3 levels, it is... Read more
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