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About Bangkok

The capital of Thailand, Bangkok offers all sorts of excitement for adventurous visitors. Gorgeous tropical scenery, rich Buddhist culture and unique folk customs make the city irresistibly attractive for countless tourists. Coupled with a perfect blend of Eastern and Western cultures, a merger of ancient and modern time and space, the city offers an exquisite experience of authentic Thai living. This is a land of long-lasting cultural structures, traditional waterside markets, a veritable paradise for shoppers and nature enthusiasts alike. Come take a stroll through the enticing streets and see why so many countless others have fallen in love with this city.

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Grand Palace
4.4/5
9,401 Reviews
Palace
Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is close to the Chao Phraya River and is a symbol of the Bangkok dynasty. It is also the first choice for tourists to go to Thailand. It is the royal palace of the first to eighth Thai emperors of the Bangkok dynasty and still used for ceremonies such as coronation and celebration. The Grand Palace comprises intermingled building groups totaling 22. The main building group has 4 distinctive palaces and the Jade Buddha Temple. Buildings are in Siamese style and bring together the best of Thai painting, sculpture and decorative art.
Erawan Shrine
4.5/5
4,260 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture
The Four-Faced Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand, is known for its efficacy. For this reason, the Buddha is widely admired and highly sought after by the stars and celebrities of Hong Kong and Taiwan. Because it is located near large shopping malls like the Central World, it has also become a famous tourist attraction in Bangkok. In Thailand and Southeast Asia, the Four-Faced Buddha is considered a benevolent god. The Four-faced Buddha in Bangkok is in the Erawan Shrine amd the statue of the god is about 4 meters high. There are four faces altogether, which represent the four virtues of compassion, empathy, joy and charity. Those who pray for spiritual ascension must work hard to cultivate these four virtues.
Chao Phraya
4.4/5
2,579 Reviews
River
The Chao Phraya River is known as the “Mother River” in Thailand and is also called the “Venice of the East”. Spanning a total of 1,352 kilometers, the Chao Phraya River runs through the southeastern part of Thailand and flows through the Bangkok city. It plays an important role in urban transport and the lives of the shore residents. The water transport on the Chao Phraya River is very convenient. The Chao Phraya Express Boat is one of the main domestic transport vehicles in the daily lives of Bangkok citizens. It is also a frequent means of transport for tourists. Sitting on a boat and watching the scenery on both sides of the river is pleasant, while taking a night tour of the Chao Phraya River is both romantic and comfortable. These two are definitely worth experiencing.
Wat Phra Kaew
4.5/5
2,145 Reviews
Temple
Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is located in the northeast corner of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The temple is a must-see site for Thai tourists. The royal family has held important ceremonies here. In Buddhist countries like Thailand, religion has always been inseparable from the monarchy. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is also part of the Grand Palace and a vaunted representative of temples in Thailand. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha occupies a quarter of the Grand Palace. The architecture of the temple is magnificent, the statue of Buddha is adorned with gold, jade, and jewels, and the temple combines many characteristics of Buddhist temples in Thailand. The architecture of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha includes fearsome guardians, the rare jade statue of Buddha, and a towering chedi. This temple is a Bangkok icon.

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Songkran: Thailand’s Wet and Wild Festival
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For most people, New Years evokes memories of large celebrations. Perhaps it’s watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square, perhaps it’s the fireworks from Sydney Harbour Bridge. In Thailand and other places throughout Southeast Asia, New Years is an excuse to have a massive water fight. Thailand’s traditional New Years festival, known as Songkran, is observed every year from April 13-15. To understand Songkran is to gain an appreciation of Thailand and Thai culture. In this travelogue, we explore the traditions around Songkran and delve into some recommendations for great places to participate in the festivities. Make sure you’ve got a change of clothes, because we’re going to get wet.
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