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.
Also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon, or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, this 200 year old Wat is Bangkok's
largest. Bursting with history, its highlight is the fantastic gold plated reclining Buddha. At 46 meters long and 15 ...
The Jim Thompson House is a key spot for tourists and locals who are aware of the legendary entrepreneur Jim
Thompson and his role in setting up the Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company in Thailand. Constructed from six different ...
The New Empire Hotel offers the very finest warm Thai and Chinese hospitality to all visitors who come to Bangkok.
High standard of services and value for money are our priority commitment and we still preserve this tradition.We are ...
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