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Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit (Mittaphap Thai-China Rd., Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100) – this temple houses a unique Buddha statue made out of 5.5 tons of solid gold (previously hidden in coatings of plaster – presumably to protect it from robbers). It is assumed that the statue came from the Sukhothai period / 13th century (when bands […]

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Wat Suthat

Wat Suthat (Bamrung Muang Road, Sao Chingcha, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok) – this is one of the oldest and most beautiful of Bangkok’s Buddhist temple – whose construction started in 1782 by King Rama I (with Rama II and III all having a hand in its completion). Apart from its delightful architecture, the temple boasts some […]

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Wat Pho

Wat Pho (2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok) – built by King Rama I, this is reputed to be the oldest temple in Bangkok. Nowadays, Wat Pho is best-known for its Temple of the Reclining Buddha, whose statue runs at 45 meters long and 15 meters high. The soles of the feet, […]

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Wat Arun

Wat Arun (Arun Amarin Road, Bangkok) — this temple was redecorated for the first time when King Taksin relocated the capital city fromAyutthayato Thonburi in 1767, and built a palace near where the temple is. Wat Chaen or Wat Makok was officially renamed in the reign of King Rama II as Wat Arun Ratchatharam (meansTempleofDawn) […]

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Vimanmek Mansion

Vimanmek Mansion (16 Rajvithi Road, Dusit, Bangkok 10300) – originally known as the world’s largest teakwood building, this mansion was originally a royal residence during the early part of the 20th century. It eventually fell into disuse until the 1980s when the Queen of Thailand converted it into a museum displaying historic items & collectibles […]

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Siriraj Medical Museum

Siriraj Medical Museum (2 Prannok Road, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok 10700) — Since the 19th Century, Siriraj hospital has been established as the first ‘western’ medical centre in the Kingdom of Thailand according to the royal legislation and graciousness of King Rama the V of the Chakri Dynasty. Siriraj hospital is also the first medical college of […]

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Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo

Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo (555 moo 7, taiban,Amphur Muang ,Samut Prakan, 10280) — this Zoo is located 45 minutes south of Bangkok. Visitors who come to the crocodile farm can see a wide variety of animals other than crocodiles, including elephants, lions, tigers, monkeys, horses, and hippos. There are frequent crocodile shows, famous for […]

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Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute

Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (1871 Rama 4 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok) — Probably the most famous snake farm in Bangkok. King Rama VI opened Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute on December 7, 1922, which was aimed to become an official institute to conduct researches and develop treatments against rabies (hydrophobia) and venom, which included a production of […]

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Phra Sumen Fort

Phra Sumen Fort (Phra Athit Road, Bangkok) – this fort was built in the reign of King Rama 1. It was made from bricks coated with cement in octagon-shaped. Its front side faces towards Bang Lamphu canal. The basements of the fort and the wall are made to be wide flattened based and are situated […]

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National Museum of Royal Barges

National Museum of Royal Barges (80/1 Arun Amarin Road, Bangkok, Bangkok Noi 10700) — this museum houses a precious collection of historic barges, some of which were built during the reign of King Rama I, more than two hundred years old. These barges are made of high-quality wood and beautifully decorated with vivid colors, mirrors […]