Also known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha, this wat houses the world's largest solid gold Buddha. Three meters (ten ... More
Also known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha, this wat houses the world's largest solid gold Buddha. Three meters (ten feet) tall and made of five and a half tons of gold, it was re-discovered by accident in 1957. The 13th-century Sukhothai style Buddha had been brought to Bangkok by King Rama III, who had encased it in stucco to protect it. This is an essential part of any Chinatown exploration.
I like the place because its very easy to go there via the skytrain, exit at Hua Lumpong train station and cross the street. The temple is right smack at the entrance of Chinatown. The temple complex is teeming with people last time I was there, it was Chinese New Year , Feb 17 2007, but it was a great experience to be back there after 20 yrs. I would definitely make the temple a part of my future visit in Bangkok.
Established in 1884, making it Thailand's first public museum, the Bangkok National Museum is reputedly the largest of its kind
in Southeast Asia. It is definitely worth spending at least half a day here, particularly if you are heading ...
The spectacular Grand Palace is an example of great architecture. It is one of Bangkok's most impressive collection's of temples
and palaces. Although the Royal Family no longer resides here, the Palace is still used for ceremonial purposes, and ...
This temple, founded by King Mengrai in 1296, is Chiang Mai's oldest and in fact was constructed concurrently with the
old city. The large viharn features massive teak columns and lavish royal red and gold wall paintings. The smaller ...