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7 Great Attractions to Visit in Bangkok

7 Great Attractions to Visit in Bangkok

Jan 8, 2012

Bangkok is a very busy, congested city. Apart from being noisy, the city is one of the most gorgeous to visit in the entire Asian region. The nightlife is bubbling, clubs paint the streets to life and the hospitable nature of the people is unmatched. In addition, there are numerous attraction sites to visit while in the area. Here are 7 that top the list: 1. Grand Palace   The Grand Palace was constructed in the 17th century. It served as the official residence of the Thailand Kings until 1946 when the then king moved it to Chiltralada Palace. At present, the palace has been remodeled and serves as an attraction site. Part of it is a temple that houses the most sacred sculpture in Thailand—the Jade Buddha.(image by groobster). 2. Wat Pho This is by far the most frequented Buddha temple in Thailand. It was constructed more than two centuries ago. The massive statue of Buddha, in a reclining angle, is kept there. This temple has the most images of the spiritual leader in Thailand. Many followers come there to pray while tourists take the rare opportunity to snap as many photos as they can. 3. Central World This building was built in 1990 and is one of the most popular shopping centers in the area. It offers the much needed contrast since it was designed for middle-class shoppers. Most of the malls there are only frequented by the high society of Bangkok. The Central World was burnt down by protestors in 2010 but was rebuilt to its previous glory months later. 4. Wat Arun Wat Arun is amongst the oldest temples in Bangkok. The architectural design of the temple is borrowed from the Buddhist cosmology. Many enthusiasts and tourists usually visit the place at sun set. This is the best time to get a memorable view of the temple. 5. The Thompson’s House Jim Thompson was a CIA agent who relocated to Bangkok in the 40s. His house is a magnificent piece of art that serves as one of the most popular tourist destinations. Architecture used in building the house is of Thai heritage and it rests above a canal. Guided tours...