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There is nothing to compare with the breeze in your hair and the spray in your face as a boat ferries you to your destination in Bangkok. Life he… Read More
There is nothing to compare with the breeze in your hair and the spray in your face as a boat ferries you to your destination in Bangkok. Life here has always centered around the river and the network of canals spreading through the city. Board an express boat bound for the Grand Palace or charter a longtail and meander up the canals north of the city and you will soon see why Bangkok was once called "Venice of the East." The further upriver you go, the better the scenery becomes with teak houses on stilts, orchid farms, fresh air and greenery. As luck would have it, most of Bangkok's major attractions lie along the river, making it not only easy to get around but a pleasure besides. Read Less
Bamrung Muang Road near Bangkok City Hall and Wat Suthat is the largest center for Buddhist supply shops in the country. Originally an elephant trail, this was one of the first roads to be paved in Bangkok. Here you can pick up a giant Buddha, delivery not included in the price. A variety of shops sell Buddhist paraphernalia: giant orange candles, monks robes, and statues of all sizes.
Dreamworld is an amusement park in Pathum Thani just north of Bangkok. The park is divided into several zones with specific groups of rides such as Dream World Plaza, Dream Gardens, Fantasy Land, and Adventure Land. The interior of this park is filled with over 40 imported thrill rides and family attractions such as Fairy Tale Land where you can enjoy an exotic atmosphere filled with bright colors and ambience. Or how about Love Garden where you can fill your heart with love in the beautifully cultivated and romantically decorated garden complete with Cupid - among hundreds of floral heart creations scattered throughout the garden. Too corny? Try the Witch's Cave - the skull-shaped cave is the place where the wicked witch lives with her pet fire dragon.
The Elephant Building or Chang Building is a high-rise building located on Paholyothin Road & Ratchadaphisek Road in Bangkok. The building is one of the most famous buildings in Bangkok because it has the characteristics of an elephant with 32 floors and is 102 meters high, it was completed in 1997.
Stained Glass at Erawan Museum - Erawan Museum is well known for its giant three-headed elephant and art display. The Elephant of the Universe - the three-headed elephant Airavata was born of Lek Viriyapant's ideas and imagination. It was inspired by his wish to preserve his collection of antiques as a contribution to Thai cultural heritage. Antiquities and collections of ancient religious objects belonging to Viriyapant are displayed inside.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market - is a totally chaotic floating market where small khlongs or canals are filled with flat boats piled high with fresh produce, each jockeying for position and paddled by ladies ready to stop and bargain at a moment’s notice. It's colourful, noisy, and great fun. During the long-tail boat ride to market, you’ll pass orchards, traditional teak houses and local people going about their lives.
The mango is a fleshy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. The mango is native to the Indian subcontinent from where it spread all over the world. It is one of the most cultivated fruits of the tropical world. The mango is generally sweet, although the taste and texture of the flesh varies some having a soft, pulpy texture similar to an overripe plum, while the flesh of others is firmer.
Bangkok Street Food Vendors, with a wok-full of Pad Thai
Thai man having a chat on his cellphone, showing his ornate dragon tattoo. Though temporary tattoos are increasingly popular, the real thing e.g. permanent ones, can be works of art and a form of self-expression.
Wat Phra Kaew, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or by its full official name Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram is considered to be the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is located in the historic center of Bangkok within the grounds of the Grand Palace.