Fascinating, amazing, explosion of light and colour,
the Thailand capital city represents all these and
even more. It’s a true metropolis, a happy marriage
of the past with the present, a crucible from which
haughty glass and steel columns come up along with
temples and pagodas, omnipresent in the entire city.
Situated in the South East’s heart, Thailand means
‘the land of the frees’, because over the 800 years
of history of the kingdom, known in past with the
name of Siam, the Thai ethnics can be proud to be
the only people from this part of Asia which has
never been vanquished to the colonization.
capital of Thailand from 1872, Bangkok is considered
one of the most cosmopolite cities of Asia,
being the cultural, spiritual, diplomatic and
commercial centre of the kingdom.
Often called ‘the City of Angels’ of the ‘Orient’s
Venice’, Bangkok is a true metropolis, having over 10
million people, over 400 temples, 800 hotels and scratching
clouds with futuristic architecture and no less than 22 area
which deserve the title of ‘city’s centre’. Full of life,
exotic and fascinating, Bangkok is a happy mix of the past
with the present.
to the Thailand city capital and not visit the Big
Palace is like visiting Paris without seeing the
Eiffel Tower. With the multicoloured roofs, with the
shiny towers, the buildings of the Big Palace are
From the huge complex which serves
today to the official ceremonies, the most visited
is the Buddha’s Temple.
In the temple’s hall, on a
11 meters high altar, is the Buddha’s statue,
sculpted not in emerald but in a superb green jade.
The statue, which has only 75 centimetres in height,
is one of the most venerated objects of cult from
The palace is open every day between 8.30
and 15.30 and the price of the ticket is $3, the
decent clothing being mandatory. As famous as the
Big Palace is Wat Arun, situated on the Chao Praya
River’s shore, which is a pagoda in khmer style,
tall of 79 meters and covered with multicoloured
Temple or Wat Benchamabophit, which was built during the
king Chulalongkorn’s reign and accommodates an impressive
collection of Buddha’s bronze images.
Pho Temple, which was one of the firsts laic schools
on Bangkok is situated close to the Big Palace and
accommodates a gigantic statue of Buddha, which has
49 meters and a famous school of traditional
temple is daily open between 8 and 17 and the ticket
costs around $0.5. Vimanmek is the biggest teck wood
building in the world.
building of 3 floors has 81 rooms with an impressive
collection of art objects from the end of the
Pathom Chedi which is a huge pagoda situated at the
city’s entrance, is 1000 years old and has a height
of 120 metres.
point is the National Museum, considered the biggest museum
from the South-East Asia.