Boasting awe-inspiring architecture with intricate detailing to die for, the sprawling Grand Palace was home to the Thai King, Royal Court and government administration for about 150 years before they vacated the complex in 1932 after the monarchy was abolished.
Within its four walls and on its regal grounds are invaluable historical relics and artifacts, numerous buildings, temples, halls and pavilions spread amidst gardens and courtyards, all serving different functions and are divided into 4 main courts.
Another notable appeal for visitors who continue flocking to the Grand Palace is Wat Phra Kaew, an emblematic Buddhist temple enshrining the dazzling Emerald Buddha that is meticulously carved out from a single chunk of jade and adorned with gold – a must-see indeed.
Warranted by its imperial status, the Emerald Buddha, measuring at only 66 centimetres tall, is ceremoniously cloaked in monarchic robes which are solemnly switched out by the King himself at the start of every season.
Discover and experience the beautiful scenery around our Bangkok hotels.
Otherwise known as the River of Kings, the famed Chao Phraya River which covers 12-kilometre banks is deep rooted in Thailand’s history for more reasons than one. Not to mention, some of Bangkok’s most noteworthy sights are best seen by boat through these very banks.
Soak up the good vibes from dawn till dusk as Bangkok’s effervescent nightlife literally has it all. From extremely budget-conscious dives all the way to lavish lounges and taverns, all revelers and movers and shakers have to do is pick their poison.
There are many reasons why this capital city is one of the most visited in the world and besides its irresistible gastronomic offerings, Bangkok extends an out of this world shopping experience at its colossal outdoor markets that run day and night.
Jim Thompson, an American entrepreneur and architect who was integral to the renaissance of the Thai silk industry, mysteriously disappeared with no remains ever found and what was left behind is his ceaseless legacy of textiles, as well as art and other personal belongings.