What to see in Bangkok, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest in the capital of Thailand, including the Grand Palace, Buddhist temples and House Museum.
Capital of Thailand, Bangkok is located on the eastern embankment of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of Thailand, its construction dates back to the second half of the eighteenth century.
King Rama I called the city with the name Krung Thep, which means City of Angels, even today the inhabitants many times call it with this name, even if now the city is known all over the world with the name of Bangkok, which would be the name of the first village from where the construction of the city then began.
The Royal family is much loved in this country, in fact there are photos of the King and Queen everywhere.
This city has experienced rapid industrial development and has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world tourism scene.
The busiest areas of the city are Chinatown and the Indian area Paurat.
There are various universities, the Academy of Fine Arts, the National Theater and the National Museum.
In Bangkok there are many Buddhist temples, including Wat Pho, where traditional massage is taught, Wat Phra, which is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, both located near the Royal Palace.
In the Jim Thompson House Museum where various artistic collections are kept, as well as examples of houses and traditional furnishings.
The large Royal Palace, whose construction dates back to 1782, is a remarkable example of Thai art and architecture, consisting of a complex of royal and religious buildings, including Wat Phra Kaew, a marble temple erected in honor of the Emerald Buddha.
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Wat Pho is a temple dedicated to the reclining Buddha, with images and objects installed under the Kingdom of Rama III, which served for the education of the people, in fact it is considered the first University of Thailand.
Today it is a national center for the teaching of traditional Thai medicine, where some monks dedicated to the teaching of natural medicine and massage live, as well as an association of Thai doctors, specialized in practicing acupuncture and homeopathic medicine.
Wat Traimit is a statue of the seated Buddha, made of solid gold according to the Sukotai style.
Ayutthaya is the ancient capital of the country, destroyed in the past by the Burmese, located a short distance from Bangkok.
The ruins of this city testify to past periods of great splendor.