Wat Pho

Wat Pho is the oldest temple complex of Bangkok. It was built in the 17th century and was expanded in 1801 as royal temple. Most famous part of the temple is the the 46-meter long reclining Buddha. The central "bot" is also interesting with a meditating bronze Buddha from Ayutthaya. Tip: In the meditation halls, feet should not point towards Buddha.

Wat Arun

The 70 m high Prang of "Wat Arun" is the most visible landmark of Bangkok.  The temple is dressed with colorful fragments of porcelain. The Buddhist temple was completed in 1820 by King Rama II. 

Palast und Wat Phra Kaeo

The Royal Palace was built in 1784 by Rama I, today the palace is a museum. In the palace district you will find the Wat Phra Kaeo temple. It is famous for the 75 cm large emerald Buddha, which was made of jade. Tip: In the palace you have to wear long pants. 

Golden Mount

The approximately 76 m high ''Golden Mount'' was built in 1863. From the wraparound terrace you have an excelent view on Bangkok. Bells and Buddhist chants create a very relaxed mood on the "Golden Mount" especialy in the late afternoon. 

Democracy Monument

The "Democracy Monument" was built in 1939. The occasion was the transition of Thailand into a constitutional monarchy. The Siamese Revolution was a military coup that led to the introduction of democracy in 1932. 

Wat Ratchanatda

The temple complex was built in 1846 by King Rama III for his niece, the future wife of King Rama IV. Famous is the complex for the Loha Prasat Temple. There are 37 iron chedis on the three-tiered temple.    

Baiyoke II Tower

The 304 m high skyscraper is the second tallest building in Thailand. From the observation deck of the "Baiyoke II Tower" you can see the whole city (on a clear day). The tallest skyscraper in Bangkok ist the 313 m high "Maha Nakhon Tower", built in 2016 by german architect Ole Scheeren. 

Jim Thompson House

The American architect Jim Thompson revived the neglected Thai silk weaving mill in 1945. He built teak houses and set up a beautiful garden. He created a charming oasis in the middle of the city.  

Chinatown

Flashing neon signs and food stalls make Sampeng Lane the liveliest mile in the Bangkok. In Chinatown you can look directly into the pots and choose something delicious to eat. Tip: Here you can try something you have never eaten before. But the food stalls are going to be banned in Bangkok soon.

Wat Benchamabophit

The Wat Benchamabophit, also known as the "Marble Temple" because of the white Carrara marble, captivates with its many beautiful Buddha statues. The temple houses one of the most beautiful seated Buddha statues in Thailand. One can sit down in front of the "Golden Buddha" and meditate, which is not possible in the overcrowded temples of the inner city. Tip: Simply add it to the meditators and listen to the sound of the sky. 

Erawan Shrine

The Hindu "Erawan Shrine" was built in 1956, after a series of accidents occurred duringe the construction of Erawan Hotel. The four-faced golden Brahma statue is adorned with flowers and enjoys great popularity. In 2006, Brahma was destroyed by a Muslim with a hammer, he was lynched on the spot. 2015 a bomb detonated at the "Erawan Shrine" and killed 20 people.

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