Thailand is one of the countries which is most invaded by Indonesian tourists since they do not need any visa to visit this White-Elephant Country. With all the attractions that are unique and attractive, culinary delights and various inexpensive shopping places, traveling to Bangkok Thailand will feel very enjoyable you visit Bangkok, here are some interesting places that are recommended to visit.
Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha
The Grand Palace is a palace area built in 1782. It became the seat of government and residence of the King at that time. The combination of local Thai architecture with a touch of Western style wrapped in gold and jewel ornaments make this palace very luxurious and become the main tourist attraction in Bangkok that always attracts many visitors.
The palace area is very spacious and has many temple and museum buildings. One of the most important temples is Wat Pra Keaw, which was built as the home of the Emerald Buddha, a statue considered sacred in Thai Buddhism.
Wat Arun Temple
The temple has been established since the 17th century. It has a Cambodian-style architecture wrapped in colorful china glittering. It will create a dramatic beauty when exposed to the light of morning dawn. That is why this temple is called the Temple of Dawn.
To get to Wat Arun, you must cross the boat from the dock which will cost around 3-5 baht per person. For an entrance ticket, you should pay only 50 Baht per person.
The Reclining Buddha
Wat Pho – which means the Lying Buddhist Temple – is located not far from the Grand Palace, just behind the Temple of Emerald Buddha. This is the largest temple in Bangkok which is famous for its large and magnificent Lying Buddha statues. This gold-plated statue is more than 45 meters long and 15 meters high, while its eyes and feet are covered with pearl shells.
The Golden Mount
Built on an artificial hill, Wat Saket or the Golden Mount is a place that can be chosen to observe the beauty of Bangkok City from a height. After climbing 300 steps, you will be amazed and suddenly forget about the fatigue of climbing the stairs.
At the top of the hill, a Buddhist temple with golden crowns is shining in the sun. That is the reason why this place is called the Golden Mount. You can pray to make a wish while ringing the bells.
The Vivanmerk Palace
The Vimanmek Palace is the largest building in the world which is made entirely of golden teak wood. For you who like history and antiques, this place is highly recommended to visit, because you can see a variety of antique furniture, porcelain, glassware, old photographs and memorabilia from the previous Thai royal government. Many rooms are still well preserved as they were in the past.
Siam Ancient City
Traveling to Bangkok Thailand will not be complete if you have not visited the Siam Ancient City. The park was built as the geographical replica of Bangkok in the era of Ayutthaya kingdom. More than 116 monuments are located in precise geographical positions, including castles, temples, pavilions, bell towers, halls, and even floating markets. The ticket price is around 400 Baht, and it is worth paying to see the insight of Thai culture and history.