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Bangkok City Centre Travel Guide
Bangkok City Centre is a noisy and crowded place but at the same time also colorful and exciting. Bangkok City Centre attractions are ranging from ancient historical sites to super modern shopping malls and nightlife venues that offer excitements for its visitors 24/7. Being a city that represents the authenticity of Southeast Asia’s traditions and its passion for development, getting around this city will be a very exciting experience for anyone visiting Bangkok.
Attractions in Bangkok City Centre
Grand Palace – Even if visiting historical sites is not really your style during traveling, this is still a place that you shouldn’t miss. Built in 1782, the Grand Palace used to serve as the royal residence for centuries, and today it’s still used for important national ceremonies. It has spectacular structures with fantastic design.
Wat Pho – Stands on the south of the Grand Palace precinct, this magnificent temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Built by King Rama I to honor to Lord Buddha, the temple features a giant statue of the Buddha. This temple is considered very special to the locals and believed to have the healing power.
Wat Arun – This is not just a house of worship, but also a triumphant complex that relates to the history of the battle between Siam and Burma in ancient time. When the Siam was beaten, Ayutthaya was burned down to ashes, however General Taksin together with other survivals was determined to keep the struggle and build a temple, thus Wat Arun was built.
Wat Traimit – This temple has a very interesting story. The story started when the East Asiatic Company bought the land surrounding the temple in the 1950s. The construction process begun by an attempt to remove a plaster Buddha statue found in the area. But the statue was too heavy and broke the crane, so it dropped and left there overnight. After a heavy rain, the next morning a monk who walked by in front of the statue saw a shimmering gold shine on the statue, and when they removed the coat, underneath was a Budha statue made of pure gold. You can see this statue that’s still in pristine condition inside this temple.
Wat Suthat – One of the oldest temples in Bangkok. Its construction begun during the reign of Rama I, continued by Rama II and finished by Rama III. It has some wonderful wall paintings with great details.
Giant Swing – Located in front of Wat Suthat, this is one of the most eye-catching landmark of teh city. The giant swing is a 27m high teak frame that was used in a religious ceremony during the harvest season.
Bangkok City Centre Hotels
You have a lot of options for hotels in Bangkok City Centre, no matter how much you want to spend for accommodation. If you want luxury, you can stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Chatrium Hotel Riverside, Ariyasomvilla, or other five star hotels in the area. For mid-range hotels, you can choose Sofitel So Bangkok, The Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18 or the Glow Pratunam. If you have a low budget, there are also some decent options, including the Adamaz House, The Phranakorn Nornlen and the Smart Suites.