Friday, December 23, 2011

Bangkok, Integrating Traditional and Modern World

Sa Dee Kah Wah. Welcome to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Located on the Chao Praya River, the city successfully combines traditional side in the modern world. Lots of things to make tourists busy, from visiting the various temples, explore the shopping, to fill the stomach with special food. Here are the places of interest to visit:
The Grand Palace
This place was founded in 1782 during the reign of Chao Phraya Chakri (Rama I), and became the most famous palace in Thailand. Inside were various buildings, including Wat Pra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and Wat Phra Keo (The Royal Chapel).

Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha)
Sleeping Buddha Temple is the oldest temple in Bangkok and the largest. Inside was a statue of Buddha 45 meters long. Before getting everyone should take off shoes, and dress modestly.

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
Here you can see buildings like the five-tiered temple is made of porcelain variety of colors that are designed as a representative of Mount Mehru, home of the gods. Wat Arun is located on the opposite Wat Pho.

Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak is a huge market, and sell what is needed to fill household needs, from food, handicrafts, furniture, until the pet. This open market is only held every Saturday and Sunday, from 08.30 hours until 07.30 am that night. Although the prices of goods on offer are not quite expensive, you still have to bid each time to buy goods at Chatuchak.

Suan Lum Night Bazaar
Although this market is much smaller when compared to Chatuchak, but the Suan Lum night market is very attractive for tourists. Many goods sold here, clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, antiques, and items of household. In addition, the Suan Lum Food Court also found that providing a variety of Thai cuisine.

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