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Tourist attractions


Tourist Attractions



The Grand Palace

Address : Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok

Opening Hour : Open daily from 8:30am to 3:30pm except during special royal ceremonies

Visit website : http://www.palaces.thai.net/

Entrance Fees: 500 Baht, inclusive of access to Wat Phra Kaeo, The Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile, which are located within the Grand Palace compound, and to Vimanmek Mansion Museum on Ratchawithi Road. Additional 100 Baht for a rental personal audio guide in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese or Mandarin.

Dress Code : Visitors are required to dress appropriately. These following clothes are strictly not allowed as outer garments for both ladies and gentlemen: 1) Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, and tights; 2) See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers; 3) Sleeveless shirts or vests; 4) Sandals (without ankle or heel straps); 5) Rolled-up-sleeved shirts; and 6) Sweatshirts and sweatpants, wind-cheaters, pajamas and fisherman trousers.

Attraction Details :

This is Bangkok’s most famous landmark. This not-to-be missed sight offers many photo opportunities outside, and more than 200 years of royal and sacred history inside the palace’s white walls. The complex is home to the much-worshipped Emerald Buddha and many elaborately decorated temples, statues and pagodas. The Grand Palace was built in 1782 under King Rama I, who established Bangkok as Thailand’s capital. Nowadays, the current king still uses it for ceremonies. Today, the Palace blends ornaments and architecture from Thai, Asian and European styles because each royal has added features that suit his taste. Check out the French-style Boromabiman Hall and the golden, bell-shaped 19th-century structure Phra Si Ratana. Visit the audience hall in Dusit Maha Prasat to see an ancient throne inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Next door is Chakri Maha Prasat, a neoclassical building topped with Thai spires.

Getting There by Public Transportation :

• Bus No. 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 25, 32, 44, 47, 48, 53, 82

• Air-conditioned bus No. 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 44, 48

• Chao phraya Express boat. Get off at Tha Chang pier, Tha Tien Pier or Pak Klong Talad Pier, then walk through Thai Wang Road entrance.

Wat Pho

Address : Maharat Road, Phra Nakorn District, Bangkok.

Opening Hour : Open daily from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Visit website : http://www.watpho.com/index.php

Entrance Fees: 100 Baht

Dress Code : Tourists are appreciated to dress politely, no shorts, although trousers are permitted.

Attraction details :

“Temple of the Reclining Buddha” or Wat Pho, as it's commonly known, is famous for its giant Reclining Buddha and has more Buddha statues than any other Thai temple. It is also one of the oldest public universities in the country and the official school of traditional Thai massage. It was built in the 16th century and regarded as the royal temple of the reign of King Rama I.

When you enter the hall where the 150-foot (46-meter) long Reclining Buddha rests, drop a coin into one of the bronze bowls for good fortune. The 108 bowls represent the 108 different positive characters of the Buddha. The resting statue itself is covered in gold leaf and represents the Buddha passing into nirvana. Look for the mother-of-pearl inlays on the soles of his giant feet. After wandering around wall paintings, you can stop by at the massage pavilion to try traditional Thai massage using ancient techniques to release muscle tensions. A selection of Thai massage courses are also available for those who are interested.

Getting There by Public Transportation :

• Bus No. 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 25, 32, 44, 47, 48, 53, 82

• Air-conditioned bus No. 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 44, 48

• Chao phraya Express boat. Get off at Tha Chang pier, Tha Tien Pier or Pak Klong Talad Pier, then walk through Thai Wang Road entrance.

Museum Siam

Address : 4 Sanam Chai Rd., Amphoe Phra Nakhon, Bangkok.

Opening Hour : Tue - Sun from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Visit website : http://www.museumsiam.com/book.php

Entrance Fees: 300 Baht

Attraction details :

Housed in a charming vintage mansion formerly the home of the Ministry of Commerce, MuseumSiam:DiscoveryMuseumis perhaps the first truly interactive museum inThailand. The museum’s permanent exhibition emphasizes on the history of the Thai people and their connections to nearby cultures through 17 rooms of multimedia displays and presentations. It also hosts regularly rotating exhibitions on a variety of topics, from food culture to new science innovations. There is also a series of cultural activities like workshops and free movie screenings. Check out its website for current news, updates and exhibitions.

Getting There by Public Transportation :

Bus no. 3, 6, 9, 12, 47, 53, 82, 524; or get an express boat to Ta Tien Pier, the museum is 500 metres away.

Jim Thompson House

Address : 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok.

Opening Hour : Open dialy from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with the last guided tour at 5 PM

Visit website: http://www.jimthompsonhouse.com/

Entrance Fees: 100 Baht

Attraction details :

The Western- and Eastern-influenced interiors of the Thai-style Jim Thompson house demonstrate its late owner’s knack for fusing opposite styles. Step into the foyer of the house-turned-museum and you immediately sense the exquisite eye for detail and nostalgic flair that defined this American architect, silk entrepreneur and art collector. In its jungle-like setting, the house is a hidden oasis in busy Bangkok. Thirty-five minutes tours are included in the admission price.

Getting There :

The easiest way to go to Jim Thompson House is taxi or BTS. For BTS, get off at the National Stadium station. Take the BTS exit toward Jim Thompson House (opposite the National Stadium). Walk along Rama I Road and toward Kasemsan 2 driveway. The Jim Thompson House is located on your left handed side at the driveway.

Khao San Road

Address : Khao San Road, Banglamphu district, Bangkok.

Attraction details :

Packed into a 1 km long strip are countless budget guesthouses and mid-range hotels, internet cafes, swanky bars and clubs, restaurants, massage parlors, travel agents, bookshops, market stalls, tattoo shops and much, much more. Daytime visits offer pleasant strolls past the shops and food stalls, but expect a sensory overload at night. Sit at a bar and share stories and cold beers or cocktails with other travelers or head to a club for a night of partying. Food is as abundant and multicultural as the crowds that pack the street. You’ll find pad thai (thick noodles), Indian curries and banana pancakes. Just don’t forget to say “mai pet” if you don’t like spicy food.

Getting There :

Getting to Khao San Road is easiest by tuk-tuk or taxi. Alternatively, hop on a ferry or bus.

For more information on What To Do, What To Eat, Where to Shop, please visit Amari Watergate website: http://destination.amari.com/en/bangkok/