Bangkok’s top 5 must-visit cultural sites to indulge time tight visitors an all-rounded experience by exploring the culture and history of Bangkok.
Vimanmek Mansion – Summer Palace in Bangkok
Vimanmek Mansion was King Chulalongkorn’s celestial residence. Built according to Thai tradition using golden teak wood and no nails at all, the summer palace is the world largest teak wood building.
The Grand Palace of Bangkok
The Grand Palace or Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang is an exact replica of Thailand’s second capital, Ayutthaya. It houses the Royal Residence, Throne Halls and the renowned Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Wat Arun – Temple of Dawn in Bangkok
Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, stands majestically along the Chao Praya River with its imposing 80 meter high centrepiece tower.
Wat Pho – Oldest Temple in Bangkok
Also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Built in the 16th century during the Ayutthaya period, it is the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok.
Ayutthaya – Ancient City Where Time Stood Still
Ayutthaya is a historical city located in the central part of Thailand, some 85 km away from Bangkok. Unlike the other famous cities of Thailand, Ayutthaya historical park is lesser known to visitors. This has allowed the city to retain its mystical charm.