PLACES OF INTEREST

Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha

It is the most famous place that is a must for all tourists. It is a large compound located near Sanam Luang in the very heart of Bangkok. The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha were built after King Rama I ascended the throne as the founder of the Chakri Dynasty on 6 April 1782 and have undergone several repairs and renovations.

The Grand Palace consists of several buildings with different styles of architecture. Wat Phra Kaeo is renowned as the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It houses Phra Kaeo Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the most highly revered Buddha image carved from a single block of fine jade.

Dusit Zoo

The Dusit Zoo, widely known as Khao Din Wana, was built by King Rama V as part of his personal park and is adjacent to the Royal Palace. After his reign, the park was left unattended for years. In 1938, the government led by Prime Minister Field Marshal Jomphol Por Phibulsongkram asked the King Rama VIII to offer the park to Bangkok City Municipality to be open as a public zoo. Home to over 2,500 species of domestic and international animals, Dusit Zoo serves well a green leisure spot for people from all over the country as well as an outdoor learning venue for students. Dusit Zoo is proud to be the only zoo that houses ‘Chao Petch’, the rare albino barking deer. Artefacts from World War II are also found here.

Bang Krachao

While many might think of Bangkok and nature in the same sentence as being an oxymoron, they probably have never heard of Bang Krachao. Bang Krachao, also known as "the lungs" of Bangkok is a vast area of green space just across the Chao Phraya River from Klong Toey. Originally a settlement for ethnic Burmese Mons, Bang Krachao is made up of orchards and gardens, and a strict local planning code prohibiting high rise buildings and factories has kept the area in a pristine state. The 100 acre Sri Nakhon Kuenkhan Park with its oasis of trees, lakes, and trails is the highlight here, as is renting a bicycle and heading out along the raised embankments that run through villages built on wooden stilts.

Ethnic Enclaves China Town

Bangkok's vibrant Chinatown district runs along Yaowarat Road from Odeon Circle, where a huge ceremonial Chinese gate unmistakably marks the entrance, up to the Ong Ang Canal, which marks the outer boundaries of the royal district. Yaowarat Road itself is lined with many gold shops, and Chinatown is indeed one of the better places to shop for gold

Indian Town Phahurat Market

The market is home to a huge number of fabric and wedding stalls. It’s really the center of a small community of Sikhs and other immigrants from the sub continent.

Arab Street

Little Arabia is hidden between Sukhumvit Soi 3 (Nana) and Soi 5. The community abounds with people in mid-eastern clothing making its hidden location noticeable from afar. Little Arabia caters Midle-east people and tourists with travel services, air-tickets, accommodations, etc. 

For Bangkok people, it is known as the hub of African and Islamic food. The restaurants in this district are open 24 hrs per day to go after a night out, although they do not serve alcohol.

This area is Bangkok's all-in-one place for cuisines like Lebanese, Turkish, Egyptian, Indian, etc. If you want to try these like some Bangkok people do, Little Arabia's vast choices is the best in the city.