Locally called Wat Chaeng, Wat Arun or the Temple of the Dawn, Bangkok, is an ancient temple dating back to the Ayutthaya Period. It used to be called Wat Makok in the Thonburi Period. When the King of Thonburi had the capital moved from Krung Si Ayutthaya to Krung Thonburi, he also brought the Emerald Buddha from Vientiane to enshrine in Wat Arun, before it was later transferred to Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha). In the Rattanakosin Period, Wat Arun was restored and renamed Wat Arun Ratchatharam by King Rama II. Another restoration finished in the reign of King Rama IV and the temple’s name was changed again to Wat Arun Ratchawararam. As one important temple in Thailand history, there are many unique attractions in Wat Arun in Bangkok especially the central prang, a stupa-like pagoda encrusted with colorful glazed porcelain tiles and seashells, Giant statues, the Ordination Hall, the Bell Tower, and many Buddha statues.
The Grand Palace
Located at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, the Grand Palace was a former residence for King Rama I to King Rama V of the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Today, the place is used for hosting royal ceremonies and welcoming the king’s guests, State guests, and other foreign dignitaries. It is also a place where remains of kings and high-ranked members of the royal family were situated before cremation. The Grand Palace is divided into two main zones, which are the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the royal residence. The latter is divided into three major areas: the Outer Court, the Middle Court, and the Inner Court. The Outer Court starts from Wiset Chai Si Gate to Phiman Chai Si Gate and includes the inner walls of the Grand Palace. It is now the location of several state offices such as the Bureau of the Royal Household, Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary, and the Office of the Royal Institute. The Middle Court starts from Phiman Chai Si Gate to Sanam Ratchakit Gate. The area is where significant royal ceremonies are held such as the Royal Coronation and the Royal Ceremony of Coronation Day. Situated in the Middle Court area are the Phra Maha Monthien Buildings, the Chakri Maha Prasat Buildings, the Phra Maha Prasat Buildings, and the Siwalai Gardens quarter. The Inner Court starts from Sanam Ratchakit Gate to Thaew Teng, the row houses which were formerly palace walls during the reign of King Rama I.
Thailand China Town Located on Yaowarat Road, Bangkok’s Chinatown is the biggest Chinese community in Thailand. Throughout history, many Chinese had come to trade in Thailand since the reign of King Rama I but Yaowarat Road was not yet established. It was later built during in the reign of King Rama V to encourage trade. Yaowarat Road is the largest gold trading market in Thailand and it is also a popular destination for people who love food. In daytime Yaowarat Road is a slew of gold shops, Chinese herb shop, fruit stalls, and Chinese restaurants, but by the evening both sides of the street are lined with incredible food stalls full of mouthwatering Chinese food and seafood. That is what Thailand Chinatown Night Market is famous for.
With over 200,000 visitors each week, Chatuchak Market has grown into a highly successful market with great products for sale. With thousands of items to choose from over 25 acres of shopping, tourists will be delirious with the volume of shopping Chatuchak Market has in store for them. Chatuchakmarket.org is the primary destination on the Internet get all the latest news on the market. Not only this but it has a Tips and FAQs page, gallery (For visitors to share their photos), a Visitors Guide and a How to get there section that are all easily accessible to the general public.
Silom Night Market
The most popular thing to do in Silom is shopping. While Silom, Bangkok is recognized as a large business district in Thailand, it transforms into a shopping heaven for Thais and tourists alike when night falls. From clothes to shoes, bags, make-up, accessories, sportswear, watches and many more, you can pick up some quality goods from this Bangkok night market.