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Travel to Bangkok, Thailand

BANGKOK, one of the most popular and cosmopolitan cities of Asia, is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya river in Thailand.

The city is the capital of Thailand with a population of over 8 000 000 people.

Bangkok is a fascinating and vibrant city, that welcomes millions of visitors every year. It's a place of diversity and big contrasts where you're not going to be bored for sure.

Today, Bangkok is a world financial and business center, also popular in the sphere of fashion and entertainment industry.

The city offers a great diversity of places and attractions to visit - cultural landmarks, golden temples, spectacular palaces, floating markets, shopping complexes, vibrant nightlife.

The city is also known for its heavy traffic and congestions, so organize your time well.

Some of the attractions the city is most popular with include:

  • Bangkok's Temples

Grand Palace - The most popular attraction in Bangkok, the city's major landmark.

The dazzling palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782 and is still used for official events and important ceremonies.

The palace consists of several buildings which include throne halls, royal residences, temples, administration offices, courtyards and gardens.

It's also the home of Wat Phra Kaeo, which houses the Jade (or Emerald) Buddha.

The Emerald Buddha is about 66 cm tall, carved from a single block of fine jade, clothed in gold, and is considered the Palladium of the Kingdom of Thailand.

Note that a very strict dress code is required to enter the temple - no vests or sleeveless tops (even if you're covered with scarf), no short skirts or shorts. There is also a security check and a passport is required at entry.

Grand Palace

Wat Pho - Temple of the Reclining Buddha

It is another popular temple, located very close to Grand palace and is a must-visit place for any first-time visitor in Bangkok. It's one of the largest temple complexes in the city.

The major highlight is the giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 meters long and 15 meters tall and is covered in gold leaf.

As in other Buddha temples you must take your shoes off to enter. Inside there are big bowls where you can drop a coin and make a wish.

Wat Pho is often considered the leading school of massage in Thailand, and you can get a traditional Thai massage here, though the prices are much higher compared to other ordinary massage studios in town.

Wat Pho, The Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho

Wat Traimit - Temple of the Golden Buddha

Wat Traimit is an impressive temple with a golden-white facade with stairs in front.

The temple houses the world's largest massive gold seated Buddha measuring nearly five meters in height and weighing five and a half tons.

Temple of the Golden Buddha

More temples worth visiting are Wat Arun and Wat Suthat.

  • Chao Phraya River Cruise

A great way to see the city from the water and enjoy a lovely time. There are day-time and night-time cruises with dinner served on board. You have the chance to taste a wide range of Thai dishes, with live music and entertainment to keep your spirit high.