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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

Wat Pho (locally called Wat Phra Chetuphon) is a royal Buddhist temple complex, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, located in Bangkok, Thailand. The temple hosts the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand. Wat Pho is also a great spot for one to get a traditional Thai massage.

BTS Skytrain

BTS Skytrain is the Mass Transit System in Bangkok. It is an elevated rapid transit system, which is a famous attraction in the city. It started its services in 1980. The system has two lines, Sukhumvit Line and Silom Line . They contain 35 stations. The lines have a length of 37.6 kilometers.

The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace has been the residence of the kings since 1782. It’s a fascinating royal complex in the heart of Bangkok. The area of the Palace is 218,400 square metres and it is rectangular in shape. It is a working palace but also currently has a partially open museum.

Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok. In translation the name means Temple of Dawn. Temple of Dawn is situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Wat Arun was built in 17th century. The temple takes its name from the Hindu God “Aruna”, God of Sun.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

Wat Phra Kaew is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok. It is one of the most famous Buddhist temple in Bangkok. The area of the temple is over 94.5 hectares. The architectural style is named as Rattanakosin style and the whole construction is originally and gently decorated.

Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House is an art museum in Bangkok, housing the personal collection of American businessman Jim Thompson. The collection of the museum includes ancient Buddhist paintings on wood and a large group of Buddha statue from different ages, with different design.

MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center)

MBK Center is a shopping mall in Bangkok. With its sizes and varieties of shops it is the largest shopping center in the city. It’s an 8 storey building, which contains over 2000 shops, restaurants and service outlets.

Khao San Road

Khao San Road is a street in the center of Bangkok. It has a length of 410 meter and is situated in the Banglamphu area. In the past the street was a large rice market. However during the recent years Khaosan Road has become a popular area for budget travelers and backpacker.

Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon is a shopping center in Bangkok. Situated in Pathum Wan District, it is the 3rd largest mall in Thailand. It has an area of 50,000 square metres. Siam Paragon contains a large multiplex movie theater Ocean World aquarium, Opera concert hall, Bowling arena, karaoke center and Art Gallery.

Asiatique The Riverfront

Asiatique The Riverfront is an open-air mall in Bangkok. The complex opened in 2012 and is is equipped with high technologies. The difference of the Asiatique The Riverfront mall and other malls is in the fact that Asiatique is a night-open mall and is open till 00:00.

Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River is the largest river in Thailand, which crosses its capital Bangkok. Many major bridges are set on the river. This gives the river an additional charm and makes it a popular attraction in Bangkok. The famous bridges are Rama VI railroad bridge, Phra Pin-klao and Mega Bridge.

Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

Temple of the Golden Buddha or Wat Traimit is a historical temple in Chinatown, Bangkok. It is a home to the world's largest gold seated Buddha. The statue of Buddha is 5 metres in height and weighs five and a half tons. The temple has also museums on the Chinatown's and Golden Buddha's history.

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