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Culture of Bangkok. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Bangkok Skyline The majority of the attractions of the city have a religious significance. Beautiful temples and ancient monasteries keep a lot of secrets and beautiful legends, and their beautiful inner decoration does not cease to amaze visitors with luxury and elegance. Making a visit to National Museum is a great way to learn the culture and lifestyle of local residents. A part of its exhibition is located under the open sky. Among the artifacts, which are stored in the museum, you will see ancient musical instruments, costumes and jewelry, art objects, and even a collection of medieval carriages.
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Among the architectural highlights of the city we should definitely mention Vimanmek Palace, which is the largest facility built of cane wood. In addition to the beautiful buildings on the territory of the palace complex you will also find a beautiful garden here. This is a great place for hiking. Nature lovers should definitely visit Dusit Zoo. If you enjoy unusual tours and can’t wait to participate in one, you will surely find much interesting in the home of Jim Thompson. A famous American businessman lived in this house in the middle of last century. Today his house has been converted into a museum, where visitors can see a large collection of furniture and art objects. Many of the items were made more than one hundred years ago.
Lak Muang Monastery is one of the main religious attraction of this place. It was named in honor of the scared spirit, which, according to the Thai people, protects the city and its inhabitants from harm. The monastery regularly becomes the location for colorful religious festivals and ceremonies, which main goal is to make gifts to the spirit and gain its protection. Wat Arun Temple is a beautiful old building. The height of its main tower is 79 meters. It is surrounded by four lower towers – the whole architectural complex looks very impressive. The walls and towers of the temple are decorated with amazing mosaic, and the part of the facade is faced with ceramic tiles. You can rise to the top of the central tower using a steep spiral staircase. A large observation deck has been installed here especially for visitors. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Perhaps, floating markets remain the most unusual attraction of Bangkok. The largest ones are located at Damnoen Saduak and Wat Sai channels. Apart from a huge selection of products, visitors are surely attracted by the unusual atmosphere.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bangkok and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Bangkok

Grand Palace
Where: Na Phra Lan Road, Bangkok; Opening hours: 08.30 – 15.30; Tickets: Admission fee; More info: Dress code;
Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)
Where: Na Phra Lan Road, Bangkok; Opening hours: 08.30 – 12.00, 13.00 – 15.30; Tickets: Admission fee; More info: Situated on the grand palace grounds. dress code;
Wat Phra Chettuphon (Wat Pho)
Where: Sanam Chai Road and Maharaj Road, Bangkok; Opening hours: 08.00 – 17.00 daily; More info: Next to the grand palace. dress code;
Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn)
Where: 34 Arun Amarin Road, Bangkok; More info: On the west side of the chao phraya river.;
Wat Saket and Phu Khao Thong (The Golden Mount)
Where: Ratchadamnoen Klong, Bangkok; Opening hours: 9.00 – 17.00; More info: Ratchadamnoen klong (canal) and boripihat road;
Siam Ocean World
Where: 991 Rama I Road, Bangkok; Telephone: +66 (0)2 687 2000; More info: Siam paragon, basement level, 991 rama i road;
Lumphini Park
Where: Rama IV Road, Bangkok; Opening hours: 04.30 (am) – 21.00; Metro: MRT (underground transit train); More info: Rama iv road, wangmai subdistrict, patumwan;
Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall
Where: Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok; Telephone: +66 (0) 2 628 6300; More info: Across from dusit zoo;
Jatujak Weekend Market (also: Chatuchak)
Where: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Bangkok; Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday; Metro: MRT (underground transit train);
Sala Chalermkrung Theatre: Khon Masked Dance
Where: 66 Charoen Krung Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok; Telephone: +66 (0) 2 222 0434;
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Where: Samut Sangkhram Ratchaburi Province, Bangkok; Opening hours: 07.00 – 11.00 (am) daily;
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Bangkok
♥   Palace 'Bang Khun Phrom Palace' , 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Burapha Phirom Palace' , 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Chitralada Palace' , 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Suan Pakard Palace' , 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Dusit Palace' , 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Saranrom Palace' , 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Chakrabongse Palace' , 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art galleries
Art galleries in Bangkok
♥   Gallery 'Bangkok Art and Culture Centre' Bangkok, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Silpakorn University Art Gallery' Bangkok, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'National Gallery of Thailand' Bangkok, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Bangkok National Museum' Bangkok, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Thavibu Gallery' Bangkok, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Bangkok and near

Bang Na Expressway

From the series “The longest bridges in the world”
The impressive sum, more than a billion US dollars was invested in the construction of this wonderful bridge. Traffic congestion has been one of Bangkok's main problems for several years. To solve this problem, Bang Na Magistrale was built. Although traffic on the bridge is chargeable, Bang Na remains very demanding for the drivers since opening. The variant on the bridge instead of the strenuous traffic jam, also attracts the numerous tourists. From the main road, the wonderful panoramas open onto the city. … Read further

Temple of Emerald Buddha

From the series “The most iconic temples in the world”
The beautiful temple is open to the people of any denominations that can see one of the most important Buddhist sanctuaries. The tourists should only observe one important rule - one should only enter into the temple in the reserved and long clothes. At the entrance to the temple the unprepared guests can borrow the long trousers. The history of the appearance of the unique statue is as peculiar as its harmonious shape. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Bangkok

Culture guide to Bangkok. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Bangkok: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Bangkok. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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