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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.
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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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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Bangkok, Thailand. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Bangkok: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Bangkok.