Every year the Chao Praya River plays host to the Royal Barge Procession, an ancient tradition revived by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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.
This highly ceremonial event marks an auspicious beginning to the new planting season every year.
Wangderm Palace, also called Phra Racha Wang Derm, was built to mark the establishment of the new capital in Thonburi.
Trimurti Shrine in Bangkok is where lovelorn singles wearing red turn up every Thursday evening at 9.30pm.
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 is the site of the well-known local folktale, Mae Nak Prakanong or ‘The Mother Nak of Prakanong District’.
The Ganesha Shrine in Bangkok is directly adjacent to the Trimurti Shrine in front of CentralWorld shopping mall.
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 was used as a summer dwelling by the Siamese royalty and their consorts.
Originally called Wat Ban Phraakrai Suanluang, this temple was built between 1836 and 1839 by order of King Rama III.
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.
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.
Both the wiharn (prayer hall) and ubosot (ordination hall) in Wat Ratchabophit have typically Thai exteriors.
An ancient temple located in Thonburi, next to the Chao Phraya River, Wat Rakhang Khositaram was originally built in the Ayutthaya period.
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.
A soaring, 32-metre-high standing Buddha is what defines Wat Intharawihan, which borders Wisut Kasat Road at the northern edge of Banglamphu.
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.
At the time of founding, this area was accessible only by khlong (canal) and was still surrounded by rice fields.
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, 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 is one of the oldest and most impressive Buddhist temples in Bangkok.
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 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 (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 is the smaller sibling of the nearby Damneon Saduak market.
Bang Nam Pheung Market is a riverside market, with several boats parked along the banks and stalls on solid ground.
Khlong Lat Mayom is a traditional floating market around 10 km east of downtown Bangkok.
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.
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