DIY BANGKOK TEMPLES & RIVER TOUR: 6 prominent Attractions

much has been stated about Bangkok being so touristy. however that’s a given. As the world’s many went to city, Bangkok is such a crowd-drawer that it is practically impossible to discover a tourist-less frame whenever you try to take a picture of anything. Bangkok’s map is dotted with a number of traveler areas that many people flock to. spend at least someday checking out the sites punctuating the Chao Phraya River as well as see for yourself. Self-proclaimed traveling elites may wince at you going to the typical traveler areas however go anyway. There just may be a reason they are on everyone’s maps as well as guidebooks.

The finest thing about the Grand palace as well as the fantastic temples of Bangkok is that they stand close to every other. They are likewise quickly available through the Chao Phraya reveal Boat, which is likewise linked to the BTS (Skytrain). Here’s a quick guide to assist you see six of the top traveler areas along the Chao Phraya. (I’m not stating this is the best, many extensive guide there is since it’s not. however this is exactly how I did it provided my restricted time as well as energy.)


Important Reminders
Bangkok Chinatown
Wat Arun – The temple of Dawn
Wat Pho – The temple of the Reclining Buddha
The Grand Palace
Siriraj Forensic Museum
Khao San Road
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Important Reminders

First, right here are some essential tips:

1. Make sure you have breakfast since this walk is going to be a long one.

2. gown appropriately. The Grand palace has a strict gown code. The temples have much more unwinded guidelines however let’s comply with the Grand Palace’s gown code for a smooth tour. The guideline is to have your shoulders, knees, as well as heels covered. The complying with are not allowed:

Shorts, short skirts, mini-skirts, tight fitting trousers,

Torn trousers/pants

Sando, vests, sleeveless shirts

See-through shirts


3. be careful of scams! Even before the trip, I kept reading about the rampant scams that target unsuspecting tourists.  Coincidentally, when I was there, Bangkok was featured on Scam City, a national geographic show that exposes exactly how scammers operate in major cities in the world.

True enough, I was approached by these scammers twice. One at Wat Pho. They would introduce themselves as instructors as well as tell you that the temple is closed since that day is a holiday. They would then tell you of one more temple that is open as well as invite you to trip a tuktuk. Don’t choose them. decline politely as well as go inside inside regardless.

To begin the tour, make your method to Saphan Taksin station (S6) of the BTS Silom Line. Take exit 2, as well as hop onto a Chao Phraya reveal boat at the Sathorn Pier.

Bangkok Chinatown

Leng Buai Ia Shrine, the oldest Chinese shrine in Thailand (built 1658).
Alight at the Ratchawong Pier (N5) as well as make your method on foot from Ratchawong road to Sampeng Lane as well as Yaowarat Road. Chinatown is prominent for its shops, particularly near Charoenkrung Road. however there are likewise temples around the district. To be honest, if you’ve been to other Chinatowns in other parts of Southeast Asia, this may disappoint you, unless you go to during the Chinese new Year, when the district truly concerns life.

(If you’re after a tummy-friendly experience, it would be finest to go to after sunset.)

After costs an hour or two in Chinatown, head back to the river. You may trace your steps back to Ratchawong (N5) or go to Saphan Phut (N6) instead.

Wat Arun – The temple of Dawn

Get off at Tha Tien Pier (N8) as well as take a cross river boat to the other side. You will see Wat Arun from the pier.

Located on the west bank of Chao Phraya, Wat Arun Ratcha Wararam Ratchaworamahawihan is devoted to the second regime of the Chakkri Dynasty. understood to locals at Wat Chaeng or temple of Dawn, it is believed that King Taksin, after escaping Ayutthaya which was connected by the Burmese, reached the location just before sunrise. He then made the location the chief temple as well as when housed the valuable Emeral Buddha as well as the Phra Bang (another essential image) which were moved from the Lao city of Vientiane.

Statue of King Rama next to the prang of Wat Arun
A yaksha as well as the 70m spire of Wat Arun
Wat Arun is most likely the most recognizable landmark in Bangkok. the most captivating function of the wat is its 70m tall spire (called prang) that towers over the Yai district as well as the Chao Phraya River. even from the ferry, it is the very first marvelous sight if you’re coming from the Sapan Taksin BTS Station. Its elaborate design as well as its picturesque place make it one of the most postcard ideal views in the city. It is finest photographed at sunset when it is illuminated, a standout, shining structure at the heart of the city.

After checking outWat Arun’s spires, head back to Tha Thien pier.

Wat Arun
Opening hours: 8:00am-6:30pm
Entrance fee: THB 50

Wat Pho – The temple of the Reclining Buddha

Tha Thien pier (where you’re standing at this point) is in an area called Rattanakosin Island, bordered by the Chao Phraya to the west. A moat stemming from the river flows around the area, an efficient defense in the olden days. The harbors a few of Bangkok’s many prominent wats (temples), shrines, as well as other crowd favorites including Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the emerald Buddha), Wat Mahathat, City Pillar Shrine, the Grand Palace, as well as Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha).

After returning to Tha Thien pier, comply with the method out (you can see it immediately) as well as you’ll discover a street flanked with vendors. just walk up the road as well as it will lead you to a temple at the corner. That’s Wat Pho.

The enormous reclining Buddha
Wat Pho is famed for the huge reclining Buddha that it shelters. The 15m high as well as 43m long picture rests inside a well-decorated hall. I was provided a little sack to put my shoes in as I was approaching the door. in spite of the huge crowd outside, I was delightfully amazed to see the hall practically empty. as well poor it lasted for only a minute as others flooded in immediately. While I was expecting the picture to be big, I was shocked to stand before a massive, huge figure. Its extremely elaborate feet alone are 3m tall as well as 4.5 m long. (Can you photo that?) The statue itself is covered as well as surrounded with Buddhist as well as Thai symbols.

The wat is house to over 1000 pictures of Buddha, 91 chedis (stupas), 4 viharas (halls), as well as a central shrine (bot). Guarding the site are stone walls with 16 gates, “manned” by statues of Chinese giants.

One hundred as well as eight bronze bowls are lined up against the wall in the area behind the statue, towards the exit. These bowls represent the 108 auspicious characters of Buddha. guests circumambulating the picture may select to decrease a coin on every bowl for great fortune. These donations likewise go to the maintenance funds of the temple.

For great ton of money as well as maintenance of the wat
Just a few of the thousand pictures of Buddha in Wat Pho
Wat Pho
Opening hours: 8:30am-6:30pm
Entrance fee: THB 100

The Grand Palace

Make your method to the corner of Maha Rat as well as Thai Wang Alley. You have been to this corner as this is where the road from the pier satisfies the road adjacent to the temple. If you’re dealing with the pier side, walk down Maha Rat road to your right. It ought to lead you to the entrance to the Grand Palace. You understand you’re on the best track if you see a great deal of stores selling mementos along the way.

To your left you will see an alley leading to one more pier, Tha Chang (N9). This street is congested with several stores as well as restaurants. You may select to get a meal right here as well as find the gourmet high quality of Bangkok’s kerbside cuisine.

Once done, walk to the opposite direction to the entrance of the Grand Palace.

The Grand palace is vast. It is not a singular building however a complex of structures, pavilions, as well as courtyards. The temple of the emerald Buddha is one of the numerous quarters of the palace. other noteworthy sites inside are the Phra Maha Monthien Buildings, the Chakri Maha Prasat Buildings, as well as the Phra Maha Prasat Buildings. There are lots of indications so just comply with them.

Prasat Phra Thep Bidon (The royal Pantheon) was originally developed in 1855 to home the emerald Buddha however was later dropped since it was as well little for such an honor.
Images of garuda (mythical bird-like creatures) wrap Phra Ubosot, the temple’s primary building. Each garuda holds a naga, a snake deity.
Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat, the palace’s central court, combines conventional Thai with 19th century European architectures.
Since its building in 1782, it has been where the King of Thailand resides. However, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), the present king, stays at Chitralada Palace.

After you’ve had sufficient of the grandeur of the palace, time to relocation on as well as walk back to Tha Chang (N9) pier.

veľký palác
Opening hours: 8:30am-3:30pm
Entrance fee: THB 500

Siriraj Forensic Museum

Once at Tha Chang Pier, hop onto the ferry to Siriraj Pier (N10) or Tha Rot Fai Pier, both on the west side of the river. walk a couple of blocks into the medical facility complex. comply with the indications to Adulyadej Vikrom Building. The museum is on the second floor. It is rather difficult to discover as well as the area can get congested particularly during rush hour, however when you reach the medical facility complex, just ask anybody who appears like they work or research study there. tell them you’re searching for the forensic museum as well as they’ll know.

The reception area of the museum
Also understood as the museum of DeATH, Sirirajské lekárske múzeum je rajom pre tých, ktorí sú v temnej cestovnej ruchu. Prevádzkuje nemocnica Siriraj, prvé Western Medical Center v Thajsku, domes veľkú zbierku artefaktov, ktoré sa zhromaždili v 120 rokoch existencie nemocnice, ako aj služba ako priekopník v lekárskej oblasti v krajine. Tieto artefakty sú predstavené v šiestich samostatných dlhodobých exponátoch vo vnútri múzea.

Jednou z najpozoruhodnejších „položiek“ na obrazovke v sekcii forenznej patológie je mumifikované telo Si Ouey Sae Urng (SI Quey). Si Quey, ktorý bol mnohým súčasným Thajským prvým vrahom, bol Cannibal, ktorý v 50. rokoch 20. storočia obeťou detí prenasledoval deti. Bol vykonaný rovnako ako jeho pobyty, pretože boli držané v nemocnici.

Po vašej návšteve sledujte svoje kroky späť k mólu a nastúpte na loď do Phra Arthit (N13).

Lekárske múzeum Siriraj
Otváracie hodiny: pondelok-sobota 9:00-16:00
Vstupný poplatok: THB 200

Khao San Road

Backpacking Central je to, pre čo Khao San Road mnohí chápe. V noci batohovia udržiavajú ulicu, keď zaplavujú do barov, ako aj reštaurácie, ktoré hranú cestu. Je to ako väčší aj Wilder Night Market. Ak ste v tomto bode pripravení na večeru, budete mať tu možnosti Gazillion. Reštaurácie sa môžu pochváliť západnými aj regionálnymi kuchyňami, keď sú vonku, davy sa zhromažďujú okolo stánkov, ktoré ponúkajú typický (grilovanie), ako aj exotické (cvrčky).

Ako začať túto prehliadku: nastúpte na SkyTrain (Silom Line) na stanicu S6 Saphan Taksin, Uskutočnite východ 2.

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