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Bangkok
Bangkok
#About the City of Bangkok

Locals in Bangkok nickname the city Krungthep, 'City of Angels,' was established in 1782 as the capital of Siam, but King Rama I.

When almost every male man spends a portion of his life as a monk (up to three years of his life), there's no surprise that in Bangkok alone are over 400 monasteries. These holy places operate near luxurious palaces, vibrant and lively markets, water canals that have created interesting life in the city since 1782 and today is the center of the religion, the monarchy and culture.

Bangkok, besides its religious aspects, is also a business capital, the capital of modern Thailand, a city with new malls being built, and low prices. This is a big bustling city, loud and hot, has skyscrapers and massive malls, small alleyways and large streets. This city is active and full of life, a place you can fly down south to the white sand islands and the coconut trees, or fly north to mysterious Thailand.

What to see the hottest places in town? - Click on the tag "Must see in Bangkok". There is also a lot to do with children - Click on the tag "Attractions for children in Bangkok".



#When to Visit?

The recommended season to travel is between November to March, when the temperature is average and comfortable and humidity is relatively low.

Between mid-June to August is the monsoon season, there is high humidity and lots of rain. If you are visiting during this time drink a lot of water, and make sure to have air conditioning. Many times the weather is reasonable, but during this season the weather might make plans difficult.



#Accommodation

Fancy hotels are located closer to Riverside, guesthouses and cheaper hotels are closer to the Skytrain line in Siam Square, and backpackers can find accommodation closer to the Chinese district.

Khao San Road, is in the Banglamphu district, not far away from the palace. This area is the main tourist and backpacker area. There are laundry services, restaurants, souvenir shops and travel agencies.

For less busy areas, go towards west Banglamphu, or the alleyways west Th Chakraphong or Th Phra Sumen towards the river where you can sleep in guesthouses.



#Transportation

For a quick way to get across Bangkok - take a motorcycle taxi. Women wearing a skirt or a dress, sit with both legs on one side.

Don't get confused with the Tuk Tuk, the 3-wheel bike, which costs quadruple the price, and is a classic tourist trap. If you are only going for a joy ride, it's not bad, but it's not a form of transportation, because the drivers will take riders to places to offer then tours, that are not so great.

The unique Bangkok experience is the Skytrain. If you are on a shopping day, this form of transportation is recommended because it connects well between all the malls.

SRT is the Thai national train company, and is very efficient. A ticket in second class is similar to the prices of a private company bus, and since the train has nice views, you can enjoy your ride and relax with the view.

Trains for far destinations from Bangkok leave from the Hualamphong Station. Because of the long ticket lines, and the popularity of a certain line, its best to order tickets in advance at the station or over the phone.

One of the fun attractions outside of Bangkok is pedaling, comfortable and cheap on bicycles. You can hire bicycles in the city and take them by train or bus, at a low price or at no additional cost to the ticket. Just please - ride on the sides of the streets!



#Transportation to the Airport

At the terminal take a taxi from the official stall. Make sure not to pay of 200-300 Baht with the meter. Tolls will also be paid in the end with an additional tip, round the total up. The drive should take about half an hour to an hour, according to traffic.



#Shopping

Bangkok is a heaven for shopping. Teenagers and young people like the MBK mall, Siam Center, Central World, Platinum, Manip Plaza - a whole mall for electronics only. Also, some of these malls have all sorts of entertainment, like Thai wrestling, bowling, movie theaters, and more.

Some buy at the Emporium, and many shops around Khao San Road, Siam Square, and Tokyo Center. There are also the night markets Chatuchak, and the floating market. Malls have big department stores with big discounts.

Shopping tip: in most of the Bangkok malls there are sale at the beginning and end of each month, between 30% and 60% off!

Great recommendations - Click on the tag "Shopping in Bangkok".



#Entertainment

Bangkok boasts in the best dance clubs in East Asia, temples of alcohol and music. Most of them crowded around Sukhumvit Road. Some are: Ministry of Sound (Alley 21), Narcissus (Alley 11), QBar (Alley 23), and Bed Supperclub (Alley 11).

Looking for a Jazz club? - There is the famous Saxophone Pub in the city, and the intimate Brown Sugar, the exclusive Bamboo Bar in the Oriental Mandarin Hotel.

Many more - Click on the tag "Entertainment in Bangkok".



#Food

In Bangkok, not only the most well-known are eaten, like the Pad Thai, Thai wok noodle, or Banana Roti, a Thai banana pancake drenched in sweet milk or chocolate syrup.

The best food will be in stalls around the city. Here you can see octopus tentacle skewers, yams baked in coconut cream, fried and bitter silkworms, fried and glazed grasshoppers and other inventions you've never seen before. Bon appetite!

The Thai kitchen has a lot more to offer, including grilled fish, baked chicken over rice, shrimp with noodles, curry dishes and spicy papaya salads. In the dessert section, it's worth it to try the mango sticky rice.

In food stalls and small restaurants, in "noddle shops," and in the night markets you will find noodle bowls, curry bowls with rice called Rath Cao, should cost about 50 Baht per bowl.

Of course with the great food, stall offer the "big mango," a variety of fresh squeezed juices, alongside delicious shakes.

An unforgettable meal? Find the best and more fun restaurants - Click on the tag "Must eat in Bangkok".



#Tips

It's not typical to leave a tip, even though a tip means gratitude for a service given. Many tourists in recent years leave tips of 10% of the total bill at hotels and restaurants, but tips are not required in taxis.



#Thailand Country Code

+66



#Electric Outlets

The possible plug types are A, B, C, F and O.



A Taste of the Upcoming Trip? - Here's a video That Will Show you the City in All its Beauty:

https://youtu.be/z3VPDivHm2s



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/NEpJsZTs-7o



Take it Slow:

https://youtu.be/UREdFi72aww
Bussaracum
Bussaracum
#About the Traditional Thai Restaurant

Let us first say that the meticulous dishes of the Bussaracum restaurant are real works of art. The serving, design and appearance of the trays are presented uniquely.

Bussaracum focuses on traditional Thai food and is very generous and tasty. The intention here is to give an experience of the Royal Thai cuisine and they do a great job of it.

If you order the Set Menu, you will get huge, beautifully designed trays. With the best dishes of Thai cuisine in particular, and the regional kitchen in general, these trays will offer excellent food, generously and in a quantity that will satisfy two diners.



A Closer Look at the Dishes:

https://youtu.be/jfJbQjR4tM4


The Restaurant:

https://youtu.be/zHSC36QFjhE
Wat Prayoon
Wat Prayoon
#About the Temple of the Tiny Chapels of Bangkok

Wat Prayoon is a temple with a variety of miniature prayer houses. It is a complex surrounding a Buddhist temple from the 19th century, located near the Bangkok Memorial Bridge.

The temple itself is considered a temple from on a second level out of the royal temples and therefore it is less luxurious and famous and fewer tourists arrive in groups, but it is very interesting and fun to visit.

The unique collection of small houses of prayer and the tiny sculptures displayed there may not compete with the vast Buddha of Wat Pho or the Emerald Buddha, but they are certainly beautiful and interesting for culture lovers.

Wat Prayoon Temple was built in 1824-1851. This was during the reign of King Rama III, who headed the kingdom of Ratanakosin of Siam. Rama III was the eldest brother of Mongkut, who was the king of Siam after him and in 1851 was King Rama IV. By the way, the same Rama IV, won years later world fame, after his character was shown in the play and the famous film "King and I."



#Tips

Entrance is free.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/pZR6PrNL7pY


The Garden with the Stoves and Ashes of the Dead:

https://youtu.be/VTpHCXbl5L4
Thipsamai
Thipsamai
#About the Best Thai Food Cart in Bangkok

"Thipsamai" is a noisy and pleasant pad thai cart, opened in 1966 and considered by bloggers in Instagram and by many locals as offering the best pad thai in Bangkok.

The kitchen is a cart on the pavement, while diners sit in a covered place inside. From 5:00 pm every day along the street, the long line starts in front of the cooks, indicating that here is the best and cheapest urban hit in the area.

Pad thai is the most popular Thai dish in the world. It is based on rice noodles and sprouts, with lots of small and changing ingredients and a sauce that every cook produces on his own and in secret. All of these make up one of the best street food, the best and the cheapest.

How delicious and how simple this stall is, and does not pretend to be more. They have several styles of pad thai, including pad thai with prawns, shrimp and other delicious meats. What a pleasure!



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/UJ8RN4ygtPQ



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/B27HjgR-m4Y

Bangkok

The Dome
The Dome
#About the Bar with the View of Bangkok

The Dome, at the top of the State Tower, is where the restaurants and bars of the State Tower are, located on the river banks and overlooks the city view.

On the 63rd floor of the tall tower, on the southern end of the Silom Road, you can find the Sky Bar, one of the largest bars in the world without a roof.

There is a luxury restaurant here called Sirocco, and from here you can see a panoramic 270-degree view of the whole city around you, the skyscrapers and river that divides the city. This is the tallest restaurant in Bangkok.



#Tips

For a table, you must book in advance (Phone number: 66-2-624-9555). No need to reserve places for the bar. Prices at Sirocco are expensive, and the Sky Bar prices are reasonable.

You must come to the Dome in proper dress.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/KcUlT7Ldg0c?t=2m55s&end=5m00s


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/aYVYBlKXQoE


Bloggers

https://youtu.be/acyJx63NLMI
The Emporium
The Emporium
#About Bangkok's High-End Mall

The Emporium is one of Bangkok's luxury malls. It is located in Sukhumvit, and offers six floors with everything you can buy with money, but with an emphasis on high quality and expensive products.

The elegant and rich atmosphere here is a must. Everything is sparkle clean, there are no bargaining here or acting wild.

To the Emporium, since it's attached to the train station, is easy to get to, through a pedestrian bridge. A visit here does not have to end with endless shopping bags as in other popular shopping areas, but is still a must visit.



#What Will You See Here?

The different floors at the malls are divided by categories:

Floor 1 - Mostly international luxury brands, such as Dior, Mont Blanc, Prada, Channel, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Hermes.

Floors 1 & 2 - International popular brands that are more economical, such as H&M, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Paul Smith, Zara, and Armani.

Floor 3 - Consumer goods, such as bookstores, gadget stores, computers and electronics, office supplies, and sporting equipment.

Floor 4 - Expensive decorating products, boutique design shops, lighting products, luxury furniture and high-class home cookware - all designer.

Floor 5 - Luxury food court, expensive and high quality.

Floor 6 - Design bookstores, performance center, high-tech movie theater with temporary exhibits with free entrance.

The Emporium also has a large supermarket, has a section in each of the six floors. There are clothes, shoes, cosmetics, furniture and design. Here you can find all the high-end cosmetic brands, such as Lancome, Estee Lauder and MAC.



#Tips

At the Emporium, as opposed to markets and the MBK, it's not customary to bargain.

In the Emporium is an excellent food court, of the best in the city.



#A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/j5KcbbtID_c



#The Excellent Emporium Food Court:

https://youtu.be/unuorEZJ6Y4
Thang Long
Thang Long
#About the Traditional Chef Restaurant with a Twist

Thang Long Restaurant is an excellent place for fusion, mixing of kitchens, between the best of Thai and Vietnam dishes. You will not be disappointed for a minute from the quality of the seafood, the juiciness of the meat, and the delicious salads.

The pride of the restaurant are the chef dishes, designed for the customers. You can see them in the menu photos. Their beauty is only the exterior, but the wonderful flavors in every bite or sip of the wonderful soups that will be served to the table will explode in your mouth.

Thang Long is located in Lung Suan Lane. From the outside it looks interesting, in its western and modern design and in the very elegant look, which compliments the diners.

Above all, except for the excellent food and the wonderful flavors, there is a great atmosphere, pleasant attitude and service here at Thang Long.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/PAHjosQVYs4
Taling Pling
Taling Pling
#About the Authentic Local Restaurant

Excellent and cheap, Taling Pling is a restaurant worth finding in Bangkok. This is an authentic Thai restaurant, where lunch is served side by side, office workers of the Silom area, alongside tourists and foreign businessmen, for whom pictures of the dishes were added to the menu.

Leaving behind the restaurants for tourists traps, here there are also families of locals, which indicates that the food is authentic and always tasty.

Try the baked duck Panang and beef in green curry sauce. Also baked chicken with pandanus, fish cakes, and an excellent catfish salad if you like being surprised.

The desserts here are not from the Thai or Asian cuisine, but they are also tasty. It's worth coming here!



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/d2OjJ9jDx_k


Skytrain
Skytrain
#About the Efficient Train that Rides Above the City

The Skytrain, or its full name, "BTS Skytrain," is a system for transporting many people efficiently in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. The name is short for Bangkok Transit System Skytrain.

Beyond being a great attraction for kids, and in a way the whole family, this is a great system that is above the city, and its fastness is considered a sort of "fiction." The way between Siam Square to the Sathon district, is a world record breaking 10-minute ride!

The Skytrain, which was officially opened on December 5, 1999, has two lines. The Green Line, Sukhumvit Line, leads North and East from the Siam station. The second is the Turquoise Line, leading South and West.


#Tips

The Skytrain will be perfect for a day of shopping, it allows for a quick transportation between malls and central areas in the city.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/4ri_XaX4UYk
Siriraj Medical Museum
#About the Thai Pathological Museum for the Strong of Heart

The Siriraj Medical Museum in Bangkok is one of those places you will not forget so fast. This is one of the bizarre, not to mention harsh, sites that you will be privileged to see during your visit to the city.

The museum is a combination of five small museums dedicated to medicine, anatomy and the human body, pathology and forensic medicine, prehistory of the body, parasites and more.

Naturally, the one that draws the most attention here is the Museum of Forensic Medicine, with all its organs, victims and murderers. There are skulls, skeletons and mummified bodies, including that of Thailand's first serial killer. Rows of horrible jars containing quite a few shredded body parts left by those who have been the victims of horrific murders. Not easy to see.

You have to be very much into the field of forensic medicine or medicine in general, in order to connect with what you see here. It will be fascinating, if you like TV crime series, like CSI, if emergency rooms do not satisfy your curiosity and mystery, you will surely enjoy seeing the real things.

There is also the Medical Museum, which offers a collection of hard-to-watch exhibits, such as embryos with a multitude of distortions, photographs of serious diseases to watch and terrible genetic mutations. And there are other wonders or fears of mutations, genetic defects or environmental diseases throughout the generations. All these, are waiting for you here.

In the medical museum you will also see Siamese twins, who by the way came from here. Why did they come from here? - Because Thailand's former name is Siam, where the connected twins were from, and this is where the name originated.



#Tips

This museum is not for those with a weak heart or high sensitivity, and not for children.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/QM9gCzcDyJg
Siam Park City
#About Bangkok's Amusement and Water Park

The biggest amusement and water park in Thailand, about a half hour drive from the city, is the Siam Park City.

The main advantage of the park, is the combination of an advanced water park, with an entertaining amusement park. There are adrenaline-pumping roller coasters and spiral water slides, slides for infants and slides that will scare you half to death, one of the biggest wave pools in the world, and a large variety of water rides for all ages.

This amusement and water park will allow all family members of all ages to enjoy a fun day in Bangkok. Each age will find its fun facilities here. The turnstiles, the roller coaster and the giant Ferris wheel will enchant children, while the teenagers will spend time in compounds like the X-Zone or the Vortex, the roller coaster that reaches 80 kilometers per hour.

In the summer, Siam Park City will help you cool down from the humidity, and it will be a cool, wet, fun and refreshing activity.




A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/CVSSNq4hVIQ



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/uy1ZlslveXE



And One More:

https://youtu.be/3Df30iqgnzQ
Siam Paragon
#About Bangkok's Luxury Mall

Siam Paragon Mall is one of the largest and most luxurious shopping malls in Bangkok, Thailand and Asia. It is located in a central spot in the city, facing the intersection of the stations of the two lines of the Skytrain, making it the center of Bangkok. This is a shopping mall where those who can afford shop, and tourists visiting the city.

The mall has fashion stores of world-class designers, alongside fashion houses and leading international brands, from Dior, and Prada, to Zara and Mango.

The mall also offers a variety of shops, restaurants, 15 movie theaters, an aquarium and an underwater observatory, one of the most impressive in East Asia, an opera house and the flagship store of Ferrari cars in Thailand.



#What is at the Mall?

The first impressive floor is all fashion stores. There are flagship stores for all the fashion icons and leaders of the fashion industry, like Dior, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Versace, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Rolex, Burberry, and Marc Jacobs. Notice the big fountain out front, a popular photo spot.

On the first floor, which is also dedicated to fashion, there are international fashion brands, very popular and less expensive than the prestigious entrance. Here are notable brands such as Gap, Armani, H & M, Zara, Mango, Hugo Boss and others.

On the second and third floors are leisure and lifestyle stores. Here you will meet a variety of beauty shops, cosmetics and hair styling. Alongside them are design stores, furniture, technology products and showrooms for luxury cars such as Ferrari.

On the fourth floor is the restaurant complex, with the floor centering a variety of computer and technology stores, of Bangkok's quality. Even if it is possible to buy cheaper computer equipment in other malls in Bangkok, here they are careful about the quality of the products, the service and the professional advice, so that they will not sell you anything fake. On the floor are also fabric stores, textiles and handicrafts, alongside souvenirs, essential oils and more.

On the fifth floor, the entertainment floor, there are 15 movie theaters. Some offer huge screens, one of the largest in Asia. Others offer VIP halls - a great experience of a pampering cinema, with double seating on large comfortable leather armchairs, blankets for cuddling and free refreshments and entertainments. After the movie you will also find a bowling alley and other entertainment experiences on the floor.

The basement floor is Bangkok's Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, which has a great underwater observatory.



#Tips

At information on the ground floor, as for a tourist discount card, gives 5% percent off at all stores.

Twice a year are end of the season sales. Try shopping during these times.

On the second store is a huge spice store, where you can buy spices from all over the world.

If you are all done here and want to keep shopping, the famous MBK is only 5 minutes away.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/eF-eJawTOCg
Sea Life Bangkok
#About Bangkok's Aquarium

Siam Ocean World, located in the Siam Paragon mall, is an underwater world, where in 10,000 square meters there are sea attractions, and other fun things to do for adults and children.

In this aquarium, of the largest in Asia, you can go into a vast and fascinating world. You can see hundreds of fish and other sea life, like sharks, octopuses, swordfish, sea turtles, jellyfish, penguins, seals, and large crabs - more than 400 animals and 30,000 items waiting for your curiosity.

These are all normal activities, because at Sea Life Bangkok, you can feed and swim with sharks. Yes, imagine diving with a local guide, in a big aquarium, with 2.8 million liters of water. This is the best and safest way to meet exotic fish...like sharks. If you want to stay dry, you can sail in a glass-bottomed boat, letting you view the fish from above.

The aquarium allows for a modern viewing experience, like 3D movies, with the possibility to listen to explanations from local guides and lectures by experts.

The aquarium offers children attractions like watching the feeding of otters and penguins, or screening of VR movies, virtual reality, of sea life in the corals, under and above water.



#Tips

If you purchase a ticket online, there is a discount - click on the link below.

Kids under 3 enter for free.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/nzX1QxICNTY



Some of the Amazing Creatures:

https://youtu.be/W_m73fKfAnU
Royal Barges Museum
#About the Museum for the King's Boats in Bangkok

The Royal Barges Museum, on the banks of the Bangkok Noi canal, shows visitors wonderful wooden boats, that in the past were used to give the king and his wife tours around the river, along war ships, and royal barges that were used for ceremonies.

Every barge in the museum is characterized in the Thai traditional decorations. The Royal Barges Museum, is a small peak into the magnificent and flourishing past of Siam.

One of the more impressive boats here is the Suphannahong. This boat was used for the king, when he personally led the parade during the Kathin. This ancient ceremony in Buddhism is for donating robes to monks.

These days, the king uses ground transportation for his trips, but the royal boats here are decorated with sculptures and colored red and gold, showing the beauty and grandeur that the kings of Thailand once glorified as they sailed in their boats, across rivers and canals, into all the corners of their kingdom.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/D5PY0HpoA24



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/xonWIuwyChI
Nahm
#About the Restaurant That is Considered the Best in Bangkok

Nahm restaurant, which means "water" in Thailand, is one of the best restaurants in the world and one of the best in Bangkok. It offers a traditional and highly spicy Thai cuisine, combining materials from the surrounding space with creative and extensive thinking.

Led by an Australian food artist and chef named David Thompson, who creates dishes that are masterpieces but whose roots are in the kitchen of Siam. The base of the kitchen are the successful dishes of traditional Thai cuisine, food that the Thais usually make in their homes.

Thompson, who came to Bangkok in 1980 and fell in love with it and its kitchen, creates culinary art by combining a variety of cooking techniques, one of the world's leading. He opened his first Nahm in London and was the first to win a Michelin star as a Thai restaurant. Since then he returned to Bangkok and opened the Nahm at the Metropolitan Hotel. Today it ranks among the best restaurants in the world. In 2014 the restaurant even earned the title of Best Restaurant in Asia.

Thompson has become an expert on local raw materials. Among the recommended courses are the curries he likes best to cook, including curry shrimp and oranges with coconut hearts, curry panang with smoked beef and peanuts, shallots and chili leaves, blue crab curry with coconut and turmeric. Try the mackerel salad with the pomelo, lemongrass and lime and the fried egg dish, with shrimp and chicken.



#Tips

Must order a table in advance, phone number: 02-6253333.

The restaurant is open for lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. For dinner the restaurant is open from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

There is a set business menu for 1,600 Baht per person. The evening menu is 2,500 Baht per person.

The restaurant is located in the Hotel Metropolitan on South Sathorn 27.

Share the dishes, and enjoy the wide variety and enhanced experience.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/gqFPZ19IWbU


Most Dishes from Nahm:

https://youtu.be/FoSFMLYnBIM
Pagoda Chinese Restaurant‬
#About a Fantastic Chinese Restuarant in Bangkok

The Pagoda Chinese Restaurant at the Marquis Hotel is an excellent old-fashioned restaurant offering a mix of Chinese and Asian cuisines. Many claim it was the most delicious Chinese restaurant they have ever eaten at.

With excellent food and excellent service, supreme dim sum, fried shrimp salad and rice with crabs and mango pudding - you're going to enjoy it here for sure!



#Tips

Order a table ahead of time at 02-0595999



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/Iv-8Ow5r61g#
MBK
#About Bangkok's Huge Mall Empire

You may not have heard of Ma Boon Krong, but some people when they hear the abbreviation MBK experience an easy tingling of the shopping fever... This is a mall that teenagers in Bangkok like very much, but not only them. When it opened in 1985, it was the largest shopping mall in Asia.

MBK is a huge shopping center in Bangkok with 8 floors and 2,000 shops and restaurants, with about 100,000 visitors a day, half of them Thai and most of the rest tourists.

The popular MBK Mall is linked to Siam Square and the Siam Shopping Center via a pedestrian bridge. Its location, at the intersection of the Rama I and Paya Thai streets, guarantees a lot of traffic for buyers and the excellent prices as one of the competitive places in the capital of Thailand and Asia in general.

By the way, the name of the MBK is from the names of the parents of the entrepreneur who founded it, "Ma" and "Boon Krong". If you're in the shopping arcade, look at the ground floor of the huge canyon, you can see the statues of his parents, after which one of the pilgrimage destinations of the consumers visiting Bangkok is named. Here too, as you must have already understood, you are in a kind of temple ...



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/kJmwkoGjZaU



Merchandise:

https://youtu.be/Iy-EkpB7NzM



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/TOC3oN1j3d0


Marble Temple
#About Bangkok's Fancy Temple

Wat Benchamabophit, or the Marble Temple, is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Thailand. The Marble Temple received its name for its expensive Italian marble, which decorates the entire temple.

The temple began being built in 1899, by order of King Rama V. Benchamabophit means the temple of the fifth king. It is no coincidence that the king of Thailand wanted a temple here. After building his new palace in the area, and building the nearby Dusit district, the king wanted a temple for himself and his family.

In the Buddist monastery adjacent to the temple, is a religious school for Buddhist monks, learning and educating themselves about Buddhism. The current Thai king also received his education here before being crowned king.



#The Temple's Architecture

The temple is influenced by European architecture, and was built for King Rama V, whose ashes are buried here. The architect was the king's half brother, Prince Narai. There is a collection of bronze Buddha statues, and European clergy items.

The modern exterior of the temple is influenced by European architecture of the 19th century, by using marble and big stained-glass windows. All these were combined with many traditional elements of classical Thai buildings.

At Benchamabophit, the white marble walls are not the only things that sparkle. It seems that marble here is everywhere, the impressive columns, the lion gateway that protects the entrances, and the marble garden.

The inside of the temple offers a very luxurious feeling, enhanced by the golden columns that support the roof. Within many niches, you can see important monks' paintings throughout the history of Buddhism in Thailand. In the courtyard are over 50 portraits of Buddha.

In addition, there are many relaxation areas in the garden and the surrounding area.




#Tips

Dress - make sure to come here in modest dress.

Best to come here by tuk-tuk or by taxi. Buses in Bangkok are not organized enough, and are very confusing for tourists, and you may get very lost coming here by bus.

Don't believe the people outside the temple selling rare gems, it's a trick!

Opening hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.




A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/l4-gCEBYmrA
Madame Tussauds
#About Bangkok's Madame Tussauds

Like its other branches in other cities around the world, Bangkok's Madame Tussauds Museum offers a variety of meticulous wax sculptures of celebrities from history and world entertainment in recent years. The characters in the museum are realistic and as in the famous meticulousness of the Tussauds Museum network, including all the small details.

In the museum, at the Siam Discovery Center, there are various exhibition rooms, with statues of celebrities and leaders, kings and celebrities from all over the world. Along with the royal family and familiar figures from Thailand, most of us will probably not recognize, there are a wide variety of sculptures of personalities from different fields and are much more familiar from around the world. From leaders such as Barack Obama or Donald Trump to admired sports stars, actors and singers such as Angelina Jolie and Justin Bieber and many others - this is your chance for an exciting selfie with world-renowned people who will not resist.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/xbe-RRaKC1I
Lumphini Park
#About Bangkok's Central Park

Lumphini Park is the breath of fresh air of Thailand's capital, and a magical place in the middle of the city. This park, the largest in Bangkok, was founded by King Rama VI, who also gave it the name "Lumphini" after Lumphini in Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha.

In Lumphini Park, known by many here as Bangkok's Central Park, one can sit in one of the few places in town where you can breathe relatively clean air. The 576-acre park is considered 'the green lung' of the city. It is close to the business center of Bangkok, near the central boulevard Thunam Rama 4th Avenue, and close to the well-known shopping centers of Bangkok. This makes it a perfect escape from the bustle of the city and the long lines at the malls.

The park has shaded walkways, green lawns, impressive trees and numerous walking paths. There is an artificial lake where visitors can sail in pedal boats.

In the early hours of the morning, the park is used by many athletes and sports enthusiasts, especially as a gym and Tai Chi area, but also for sports activities such as jogging, walking, aerobics and basketball. During these hours, visitors can also see many booths to buy snake blood and gall bladder juice, which are considered healthy and important by the Thai and Chinese people.

In the afternoon and towards evening, many families and couples come for a quiet picnic, and during winter evenings there are classical and Thai music concerts, sometimes performed by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.



#Tips

Come in the morning - watch the people who practice Tai Chi in the park. It's also more pleasant in terms of the air, which has not yet filled with Bangkok's heavy traffic smoke.

If not in the morning, then arrived at the park in the late afternoon, when the sun is not beating too hard and it's too hot.

In the afternoons, bicycles are not permitted here - riding on the park's routes is permitted only in the early morning and early afternoon hours, and the trails are reserved for runners only.

The park has a handicapped playground and a municipal library.

Winter concerts are held in the Palm Garden every Sunday, February through April, between 4:30 pm and 8 pm.

During kite season you will see a variety of colorful designs above you. It's a charming view!



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/2Mkr9dPdMCA


Lizards at the Park:

https://youtu.be/BGX4fnwnrR8
Khin Lom Chom Saphan
#About the Open Seafood Restaurant on the River

Located right on the river, in the open air and across from the impressive string bridge across the street, Khin Lom Chom Saphan is one of Bangkok's best fish and seafood restaurants.

In Bangkok, there are no competitors to the crab and lobster cooked here on the grill here. Even the dishes that accompany them are incredible, and the best part is that it's not expensive, which adds points to the place's value for money.

Not only tourists love Khin Lom Chom Saphan, but also the locals. The restaurant also hosts live performances, or pleasant background music and a pleasant and free atmosphere.



#Tips

Order a Riverfront Table in advance from online or by calling.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/PkhV1zY1tTE


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/hx9kJTyMFmg
Khao San Road
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Gaggan
Erawan Museum
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