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Christmas in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Christmas in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Christmas in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Christmas in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Christmas in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Christmas in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org

A Guide to Bangkok Christmas Events & Festivals

Royal Barge Procession - amazingthailand.org
Royal Barge Procession - amazingthailand.org
Royal Barge Procession - amazingthailand.org
Royal Barge Procession - amazingthailand.org
Royal Barge Procession - amazingthailand.org
Royal Barge Procession - amazingthailand.org
Royal Barge Procession - amazingthailand.org

Every year the Chao Praya River plays host to the Royal Barge Procession, an ancient tradition revived by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org

What You Need to Know About Bangkok Jay Festival

Moon Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival) - amazingthailand.org
Moon Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival) - amazingthailand.org
Moon Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival) - amazingthailand.org
Moon Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival) - amazingthailand.org
Moon Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival) - amazingthailand.org
Moon Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival) - amazingthailand.org

Originating in China, where the legend of revolutionary heroes on a full moon night was born, the Moon Festival takes on a new meaning here in Bangkok.

Royal Ploughing Ceremony - amazingthailand.org
Royal Ploughing Ceremony - amazingthailand.org
Royal Ploughing Ceremony - amazingthailand.org
Royal Ploughing Ceremony - amazingthailand.org
Royal Ploughing Ceremony - amazingthailand.org
Royal Ploughing Ceremony - amazingthailand.org
Royal Ploughing Ceremony - amazingthailand.org

This highly ceremonial event marks an auspicious beginning to the new planting season every year.

Songkran in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Songkran in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Songkran in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Songkran in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Songkran in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Songkran in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Songkran in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Songkran in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Songkran in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org

The Nationwide Water Fight That Soaks Bangkok Every April

Chinese New Year in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Chinese New Year in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Chinese New Year in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Chinese New Year in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Chinese New Year in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Chinese New Year in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Chinese New Year in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Chinese New Year in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Chinese New Year in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Chinese New Year in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org

Watch Lion Dances and Firecrackers in Chinatown Bangkok

Wangderm Palace - amazingthailand.org
Wangderm Palace - amazingthailand.org
Wangderm Palace - amazingthailand.org
Wangderm Palace - amazingthailand.org
Wangderm Palace - amazingthailand.org
Wangderm Palace - amazingthailand.org

Wangderm Palace, also called Phra Racha Wang Derm, was built to mark the establishment of the new capital in Thonburi.

Trimurti Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Trimurti Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Trimurti Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Trimurti Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Trimurti Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Trimurti Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Trimurti Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org

Trimurti Shrine in Bangkok is where lovelorn singles wearing red turn up every Thursday evening at 9.30pm.

Bangkok Phallic Shrine - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Phallic Shrine - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Phallic Shrine - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Phallic Shrine - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Phallic Shrine - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Phallic Shrine - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Phallic Shrine - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Phallic Shrine - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Phallic Shrine - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Phallic Shrine - amazingthailand.org

The Bangkok Phallic Shrine (also referred to as Tubtim or Tuptim Shrine) is uniquely adorned with hundreds of phalluses ranging from small wooden carvings to 3-metre-tall stone sculptures decorated with ribbons.

Mae Nak Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Mae Nak Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Mae Nak Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Mae Nak Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Mae Nak Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Mae Nak Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Mae Nak Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Mae Nak Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Mae Nak Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org

Mae Nak Shrine in Bangkok is the site of the well-known local folktale, Mae Nak Prakanong or ‘The Mother Nak of Prakanong District’.

Ganesha Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Ganesha Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Ganesha Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Ganesha Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Ganesha Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Ganesha Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Ganesha Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Ganesha Shrine in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org

The Ganesha Shrine in Bangkok is directly adjacent to the Trimurti Shrine in front of CentralWorld shopping mall.

Santa Cruz Church - amazingthailand.org
Santa Cruz Church - amazingthailand.org
Santa Cruz Church - amazingthailand.org
Santa Cruz Church - amazingthailand.org
Santa Cruz Church - amazingthailand.org
Santa Cruz Church - amazingthailand.org
Santa Cruz Church - amazingthailand.org
Santa Cruz Church - amazingthailand.org
Santa Cruz Church - amazingthailand.org

Santa Cruz Church is a Roman Catholic church in Thonburi that offers an impressive sight with its imposing neoclassical architecture.

Bang Pa-In Royal Palace - amazingthailand.org
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace - amazingthailand.org
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace - amazingthailand.org
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace - amazingthailand.org
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace - amazingthailand.org
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace - amazingthailand.org
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace - amazingthailand.org
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace - amazingthailand.org

Bang Pa-In Royal Palace was used as a summer dwelling by the Siamese royalty and their consorts.

Wat Thepthidaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Thepthidaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Thepthidaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Thepthidaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Thepthidaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Thepthidaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Thepthidaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Thepthidaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Thepthidaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Thepthidaram - amazingthailand.org

Originally called Wat Ban Phraakrai Suanluang, this temple was built between 1836 and 1839 by order of King Rama III.

Wat Suwannaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suwannaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suwannaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suwannaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suwannaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suwannaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suwannaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suwannaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suwannaram - amazingthailand.org

Known for its wonderful original murals, Wat Suwannaram is a little-known and rarely-visited temple in Thonburi, not far from the Royal Barges Museum.

Wat Ratchapradit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchapradit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchapradit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchapradit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchapradit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchapradit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchapradit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchapradit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchapradit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchapradit - amazingthailand.org

Located in Rattanakosin, not far from the Grand Palace, the diminutive and yet striking Wat Ratchapradit dates back to the late-19th century and belongs to the Thammayut Nikai Buddhist sect. King Rama IV had it built on a former coffee plantation.

Wat Ratchabophit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchabophit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchabophit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchabophit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchabophit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchabophit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchabophit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchabophit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Ratchabophit - amazingthailand.org

Both the wiharn (prayer hall) and ubosot (ordination hall) in Wat Ratchabophit have typically Thai exteriors.

Wat Rakhang Khositaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Rakhang Khositaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Rakhang Khositaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Rakhang Khositaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Rakhang Khositaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Rakhang Khositaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Rakhang Khositaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Rakhang Khositaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Rakhang Khositaram - amazingthailand.org

An ancient temple located in Thonburi, next to the Chao Phraya River, Wat Rakhang Khositaram was originally built in the Ayutthaya period.

Wat Kalayanamit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Kalayanamit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Kalayanamit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Kalayanamit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Kalayanamit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Kalayanamit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Kalayanamit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Kalayanamit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Kalayanamit - amazingthailand.org

Despite dominating the western bank of the Chao Phraya River with its giant temple structure, Wat Kalayanamit is often overlooked by tourists, city guides, and even locals.

Wat Intharawihan - amazingthailand.org
Wat Intharawihan - amazingthailand.org
Wat Intharawihan - amazingthailand.org
Wat Intharawihan - amazingthailand.org
Wat Intharawihan - amazingthailand.org
Wat Intharawihan - amazingthailand.org
Wat Intharawihan - amazingthailand.org
Wat Intharawihan - amazingthailand.org

A soaring, 32-metre-high standing Buddha is what defines Wat Intharawihan, which borders Wisut Kasat Road at the northern edge of Banglamphu.

Wat Chana Songkhram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Chana Songkhram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Chana Songkhram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Chana Songkhram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Chana Songkhram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Chana Songkhram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Chana Songkhram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Chana Songkhram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Chana Songkhram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Chana Songkhram - amazingthailand.org

Proof that the sacred can survive amid the profane is Wat Chana Songkhram.

Wat Bowon Niwet - amazingthailand.org
Wat Bowon Niwet - amazingthailand.org
Wat Bowon Niwet - amazingthailand.org
Wat Bowon Niwet - amazingthailand.org
Wat Bowon Niwet - amazingthailand.org
Wat Bowon Niwet - amazingthailand.org
Wat Bowon Niwet - amazingthailand.org
Wat Bowon Niwet - amazingthailand.org
Wat Bowon Niwet - amazingthailand.org
Wat Bowon Niwet - amazingthailand.org

On top of the obvious religious significance, Wat Bowon Niwet has added sacredness due to its long-standing connections with the Thai royal court, making it especially important for Thais.

Wat Pathum Wanaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Pathum Wanaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Pathum Wanaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Pathum Wanaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Pathum Wanaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Pathum Wanaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Pathum Wanaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Pathum Wanaram - amazingthailand.org
Wat Pathum Wanaram - amazingthailand.org

At the time of founding, this area was accessible only by khlong (canal) and was still surrounded by rice fields.

Wat Benjamabhopit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Benjamabhopit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Benjamabhopit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Benjamabhopit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Benjamabhopit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Benjamabhopit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Benjamabhopit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Benjamabhopit - amazingthailand.org
Wat Benjamabhopit - amazingthailand.org

Wat Benjamabhopit, most commonly called Wat Benja, was built by King Rama V in 1900 and is renowned for more than one reason.

Wat Prayoon in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Prayoon in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Prayoon in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Prayoon in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Prayoon in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Prayoon in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Prayoon in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Prayoon in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Prayoon in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Prayoon in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org

Wat Prayoon, or Wat Rua Lek, sits on the western side of the Chao Praya river. Built during King Rama III’s reign, the temple’s outstanding features include a large inverted bell-shaped chedi (pagoda), turtle ‘mountain’ housing spirit houses and a pond where visitors can feed the turtles.

Wat Suthat Thepwararam in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suthat Thepwararam in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suthat Thepwararam in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suthat Thepwararam in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suthat Thepwararam in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suthat Thepwararam in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suthat Thepwararam in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suthat Thepwararam in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suthat Thepwararam in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Suthat Thepwararam in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org

Wat Suthat Thepwararam is one of the oldest and most impressive Buddhist temples in Bangkok.

Loha Prasat Temple - amazingthailand.org
Loha Prasat Temple - amazingthailand.org
Loha Prasat Temple - amazingthailand.org
Loha Prasat Temple - amazingthailand.org
Loha Prasat Temple - amazingthailand.org
Loha Prasat Temple - amazingthailand.org
Loha Prasat Temple - amazingthailand.org
Loha Prasat Temple - amazingthailand.org
Loha Prasat Temple - amazingthailand.org

Loha Prasat Temple in Bangkok Old Town is just next to the well-known Wat Saket (the Golden Mount), but it's not often talked about.

Wat Traimit in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Traimit in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Traimit in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Traimit in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Traimit in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Traimit in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Traimit in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Traimit in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Traimit in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Traimit in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org

Wat Traimit in Bangkok is known for housing a 5.5-tonne statue of a seated Buddha. The gold sculpture dates back to the 13th century and measures at nearly 5 metres in height. Located in Chinatown Bangkok, this ornate temple is about 450 metres west of the Hualampong Railway Station.

Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org
Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok - amazingthailand.org

Wat Phra Kaew (known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or locally as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand.

Tha Kha Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Tha Kha Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Tha Kha Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Tha Kha Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Tha Kha Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Tha Kha Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Tha Kha Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Tha Kha Floating Market - amazingthailand.org

Tha Kha Floating Market is the smaller sibling of the nearby Damneon Saduak market.

Bang Nam Pheung Market - amazingthailand.org
Bang Nam Pheung Market - amazingthailand.org
Bang Nam Pheung Market - amazingthailand.org
Bang Nam Pheung Market - amazingthailand.org
Bang Nam Pheung Market - amazingthailand.org
Bang Nam Pheung Market - amazingthailand.org
Bang Nam Pheung Market - amazingthailand.org
Bang Nam Pheung Market - amazingthailand.org
Bang Nam Pheung Market - amazingthailand.org

Bang Nam Pheung Market is a riverside market, with several boats parked along the banks and stalls on solid ground.

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - amazingthailand.org

Khlong Lat Mayom is a traditional floating market around 10 km east of downtown Bangkok.

Taling Chan Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Taling Chan Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Taling Chan Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Taling Chan Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Taling Chan Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Taling Chan Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Taling Chan Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Taling Chan Floating Market - amazingthailand.org
Taling Chan Floating Market - amazingthailand.org

Taling Chan Floating Market is a weekend market about 14 km west of central Bangkok. Also called Khlong Lad Mayom Floating Market, it’s far more genuine than most floating markets near the Thai capital.

Bangkok Street Art - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Street Art - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Street Art - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Street Art - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Street Art - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Street Art - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Street Art - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Street Art - amazingthailand.org
Bangkok Street Art - amazingthailand.org

The Bangkok street art scene occasionally invites artists from around the world to join the best Thai talent in leaving their colourful messages around town. Not everyone likes graffiti, but this is a popular art that's open to everyone and there's no doubt the artists involved are extremely tale...

Thailand Creative and Design Centre - amazingthailand.org
Thailand Creative and Design Centre - amazingthailand.org
Thailand Creative and Design Centre - amazingthailand.org
Thailand Creative and Design Centre - amazingthailand.org
Thailand Creative and Design Centre - amazingthailand.org
Thailand Creative and Design Centre - amazingthailand.org
Thailand Creative and Design Centre - amazingthailand.org
Thailand Creative and Design Centre - amazingthailand.org
Thailand Creative and Design Centre - amazingthailand.org

The Thailand Creative and Design Centre (TCDC) is a trendy design learning and resource facility, which was created to give functional designers and entrepreneurs a platform to display their innovative ideas.

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