Holidays To Bangkok: Guide + Hotels

Bangkok Skyline at Night
Bangkok Skyline at Night

Bangkok is a lively metropolis which offers visitors an intoxicating mix of both modernity and tradition. While the Ratchathewi District is home to towering skyscrapers, such as the 85-storey Baiyoke Tower II, the county’s tallest building, the historical sites of the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and the Democracy Monument, can be found in the Phra Nakhon area.

Wat Pho is located near the Chao Phraya River, and is also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, a 46 metre long sight which is awe-inspiring to behold. Wat Phra Kaew, one of the most important temples in Bangkok, is located in the grounds of the Grand Palace. It contains the Emerald Buddha which is carved from a single enormous block of jade.

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