Travel Tips : What to do in Bangkok?

Grand Palace - Bangkok
Guards at the Grand Palace
Bangkok … oriental city that doesn’t sleep … as third capital city of Thailand (formerly Siam) is also home of the world famous “Grand Palace” build in 1782 and for 150 years home of the Royal Thai family and the seat of Thai government. It consists of many building and stupa’s and also the Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Out of respect for Buddha and the Royal Thai family a strict dress code applies when visiting the Grand Palace.

And Bangkok is home to the “Wat Pho” (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) probably build around 1788. Of course this temple is famous for the huge Reclining Buddha (sleeping Buddha) but also for its world-wide recognized massage school for Thai massage.

As part of the more modern history Jim Thomson left his house in Bangkok as a museum of Asian art the “Jim Thomson House”. He himself did mysteriously disappear in the High-lands of Malaysia but he left a re-newed world famous Thai silk industry (currently there are still Jim Thomson silk shops).

See Jim Thompson HouseGrand Palace BangkokWat Pho Bangkok or Wat Pho Massage

Of course this are just 3 things of the many thing to visit while in Bangkok. You could spends months in Bangkok and do every day new things!

Foot of Sleeping Buddha

Buddha image at Jim Thomson's House

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