The commercial and cultural center of Thailand, Bangkok is rich in history and tradition. There are thousands of high-rise buildings and mesmerizing temples on both sides of the holy Chao Phraya River. A certain type of energy and madness and energy surrounds the city. Here you’ll observe a heady mix of refinement and chaos including hushed golden temples, frenzied markets and streets packed with people and food-stalls.
The Grand Palace
This is the place which is most included in everyone Bangkok holiday. Constructed in 1782, the Grand Palace was home to the Thai King for around 150 years and is now used for state functions and royal ceremonies. It combines the traditional Thai architecture with European designs and is undoubtedly one of Thailand’s major tourist highlights.
You should not forget visiting Wat Pho being on Bangkok tour. It is home to Thailand’s remarkable reclining Buddha which is 15 meter high and a 46 meter long statue. It explains Buddha’s passing and entry into nirvana. You could easily spend the whole day wandering the sprawling temple complex admiring the beautifully tended gardens and compelling architecture.
You can’t stop yourself from including Wat Arun in your tour to Bangkok. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, it is one of the city’s most dramatic temples. Wat Arun, also known as the ‘Temple of Dawn’, is at its best when glistening in the rising sun’s light. If you are not afraid of heights, brave the steep set of stairs up and be rewarded with stunning views of the area.