A Glimpse of Bangkok, Thailand

The beauty of Bangkok beckons a traveler and a tourist.

Develop your itinerary for Bangkok depending on what you wish to cover during your stay — culture, architecture, art, food, shopping, etc. Be respectful of norms in the temples. Enjoy the street food and the foot massages.

Guardian Giants

Guardian Giants at the Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. Wat Phra Kaew [Temple of the Emerald Buddha] is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is located within the grounds of the Grand Palace.

The Hermit Doctor

The father of Thai herbal medicine, the Hermit Doctor is believed to have healing powers. People pay respects and make offerings of joss sticks, flowers, and candles.

Phra Mondhop

Phra Mondhop is the library and houses the "Tripitaka" that are the Buddhist scriptures.

Golden Chedi and Mythical Creatures

The Golden Chedi is guarded by mythical creatures.

Royal Chapel of the Emerald Buddha

A Statue of Goddess Kun lam, the Goddess of Mercy, sits in front of the Royal Chapel of the Emerald Buddha.

Amarin Winitchai Throne Hall

Amarin Winitchai Throne Hall is the only structure within the Grand Palace that has exterior decorations.

Amarin Winitchai Throne Hall

Another view of the Amarin Winitchai Throne Hall.

Phra Thinang Dusit Maha Prasat Hall

The Phra Thinang Dusit Maha Prasat Hall is designed in traditional Thai architecture and each element of design inspires an aspect of symbolism in Thai culture.

Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit houses the world's largest seated Buddha in gold, which weighs 5 1/2 tons. Cast in the Sukhothai style, the image of Buddha is said to be 900-years-old.

Wat Pho

Located south of the Grand Palace, Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple and is also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is considered to be the earliest centre for public education in Thailand. Illustrations and inscriptions in the temple have been recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme.

There are four chapels in Wat Pho with 394 gilded Buddha figures in the lotus position. A guidebook will come in handy to appreciate the wonders at Wat Pho.

Wat Pho

Inscriptions on the foot of the reclining Buddha in Wat Pho.

Floating Market

You have to taste the local cuisines from the vendors that ply from their boats. Sumptuous!

The Grand Palace

View of the Grand Palace from the Chao Phraya.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok bustles. It is easy to get around. Taxis and tuk-tuks are abundant. The skytrain is one of the best means of transportation.

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