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The capital of Thailand, Bangkok offers all sorts of excitement for adventurous visitors. Gorgeous tropical scenery, rich Buddhist culture and unique folk customs make the city irresistibly attractive for countless tourists. Coupled with a perfect blend of Eastern and Western cultures, a merger of ancient and modern time and space, the city offers an exquisite experience of authentic Thai living. This is a land of long-lasting cultural structures, traditional waterside markets, a veritable paradise for shoppers and nature enthusiasts alike. Come take a stroll through the enticing streets and see why so many countless others have fallen in love with this city.

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Grand Palace
4.4/5
9,851 Reviews
Palace
Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is close to the Chao Phraya River and is a symbol of the Bangkok dynasty. It is also the first choice for tourists to go to Thailand. It is the royal palace of the first to eighth Thai emperors of the Bangkok dynasty and still used for ceremonies such as coronation and celebration. The Grand Palace comprises intermingled building groups totaling 22. The main building group has 4 distinctive palaces and the Jade Buddha Temple. Buildings are in Siamese style and bring together the best of Thai painting, sculpture and decorative art.
Erawan Shrine
4.5/5
4,351 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture
The Four-Faced Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand, is known for its efficacy. For this reason, the Buddha is widely admired and highly sought after by the stars and celebrities of Hong Kong and Taiwan. Because it is located near large shopping malls like the Central World, it has also become a famous tourist attraction in Bangkok. In Thailand and Southeast Asia, the Four-Faced Buddha is considered a benevolent god. The Four-faced Buddha in Bangkok is in the Erawan Shrine amd the statue of the god is about 4 meters high. There are four faces altogether, which represent the four virtues of compassion, empathy, joy and charity. Those who pray for spiritual ascension must work hard to cultivate these four virtues.
Wat Phra Kaew
4.5/5
2,230 Reviews
Temple
Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is located in the northeast corner of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The temple is a must-see site for Thai tourists. The royal family has held important ceremonies here. In Buddhist countries like Thailand, religion has always been inseparable from the monarchy. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is also part of the Grand Palace and a vaunted representative of temples in Thailand. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha occupies a quarter of the Grand Palace. The architecture of the temple is magnificent, the statue of Buddha is adorned with gold, jade, and jewels, and the temple combines many characteristics of Buddhist temples in Thailand. The architecture of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha includes fearsome guardians, the rare jade statue of Buddha, and a towering chedi. This temple is a Bangkok icon.
Wat Arun
4.5/5
1,272 Reviews
Temple
Wat Arun is a prominent Buddhist temple located along the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok Yai District. It is one of the few temples that remain from Thailand’s Chakri dynasty. The temple’s most distinctive feature is the central Khmer-style tower. Glazed porcelain tiles and seashells cover the exterior, giving the entire complex a brilliant shine, particularly in the early morning light. For many years Wat Arun housed the famous Emerald Buddha, before it was moved to Wat Phra Kaew in 1785. As one of Bangkok’s beloved temples, this is certainly an attraction visitors won’t want to miss.

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Travelogue

10 Getaway Ideas for the Hari Raya Puasa Weekend
Festivals
Bangkok
Boracay
Bali
Krabi
Siem Reap
Yangon
Hoi An
Langkawi
Luang Prabang
Batam
With many public holidays landing on Fridays and Mondays this year, 2020 offers exciting opportunities for those looking to plan a holiday. There is ample opportunity for you to plan long-haul vacations, day trips in the region as well as short weekend getaways.
Trip.com   6 Apr 2020
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257
Chinese New Year 2020: Our Guide to a Long Weekend Getaway
Festivals
Bangkok
Ipoh
Phuket
Bali
Holiday Calender
Jakarta
Cameron Highlands
Chinese New Year in 2020 falls on the last weekend of January which makes it perfect for avid travellers planning for a quick getaway. With the 25th recorded as a Public Holiday in lieu of the two-day festivity, all you need to do is apply for leave on the Friday right before Chinese New Year and you are set for a four-day vacation!
Trip.com   31 Dec 2019
2
778
Songkran: Thailand’s Wet and Wild Festival
Thailand
Festivals
Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Phuket
For most people, New Years evokes memories of large celebrations. Perhaps it’s watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square, perhaps it’s the fireworks from Sydney Harbour Bridge. In Thailand and other places throughout Southeast Asia, New Years is an excuse to have a massive water fight. Thailand’s traditional New Years festival, known as Songkran, is observed every year from April 13-15. To understand Songkran is to gain an appreciation of Thailand and Thai culture. In this travelogue, we explore the traditions around Songkran and delve into some recommendations for great places to participate in the festivities. Make sure you’ve got a change of clothes, because we’re going to get wet.
Opps-Snow   13 May 2019
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