Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and it is everything that you’d expect it to be, the busy city has condos, rooftop bars and skyscrapers. However, it has a rich historical background as well that has left beautiful landmarks and sites for us to enjoy today.
Here are some of the historical sites which are worth visiting in Bangkok:
- Grand Palace
If you are restricted by time during your stay in Bangkok, then this has to be your priority. It is also known as the Wat Phra Kaew which literally translates as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Several Buddhist pilgrims come here for making offerings. This highly respected place has a dress code which is extremely strict. You cannot enter the vicinity wearing short or revealing clothes.
- Wat Pho
Temple of the Reclining Buddha or commonly known as Wat Pho by the locals has a gigantic statue which cannot be viewed by tourist in a single form. One of the first universities established in Thailand were in Waa Pho, also considered as a healing place.
- Suan Pakkad Palace
This palace is relatively less famous; it is a memorial of Prince Paribatra’s art collection. It has eight traditional Thai houses built together to showcase the beautiful paintings, pottery, glass and lacquer ware.
- Wat Arun
After the Burma and Siam battle, The Temple of Dawn was built by General Taksin and the survivors who vowed to rebuild it. Try reaching the top before evening to witness the sun sinking in the Chao Praya River.
If you are visiting in April try visiting the hellfire museum, the hellfire pass on Anzac day 2018 is a great end to your trip.