Visiting Bangkok

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Viewtalay - Jomtien - Pattaya

To get to Bangkok Pattaya, take the bus to Pattaya Nua station (North Pattaya) towards Bangkok Ekamai, this bus station is within 100 meters of a station to the skytrain.

Bangkok was founded in 1782 by the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty. The city is now the spiritual, cultural, commercial and educational Thailand. Bangkok covers an area of ​​over 1,500 km2 and has about ten million inhabitants, more than 10% of the population.

Bangkok attracts tourists with its many attractions. The city has many sumptuous and fascinating Buddhist temples, magnificent palaces, numerous shopping centers and delights visitors with its refinement of classical dances and traditional lifestyle. Nothing beats a boat trip along the canals of "Venice of the East" and the Chao Phraya River, "River of Kings" which crosses the city, before venturing into the channels (klong) adjacent and to admire the old districts of Bangkok.

In the must-include:
The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)
The Grand Palais is home to several monuments and temples adorned with different architectural styles. Gilding, sparkling tiles and Buddha statues adorn the architectural ensemble. The magnificent Wat Phra Kaew, Thai art treasure houses the Emerald Buddha, Buddha representing the most revered in Thailand, is in the heart of the site. Other monuments in the Grand Palais pregnant also worth a visit, including the Royal Pavilion decorations and Thai currencies, which has a permanent exhibition of royal regalia, decorations, medals and coins dating from the early 11th century. The entrance fee is 500 baht and includes access to Vimanmek Palace Pavilion and Thai currencies.
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Vimanmek Palace (The Celestial Residence)
This palace is the largest building in the world golden teak, built in 1901 by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) as a royal residence. It is located behind the National Assembly. This three-storey palace has 81 rooms, halls and vestibules. Renovated and restored at the request of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the palace contains priceless treasures and a collection of royal memorabilia dating from the late 19th century and early 20th century.
www.vimanmek.com

Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
Near the Grand Palace, this temple built in 1688 is considered the largest in Bangkok. The temple houses the famous Reclining Buddha, built in 1832. Adorned with pearl inlays on the eyes and feet, the golden statue of the Reclining Buddha 46 meters long and 15 meters high Buddha evokes accession to nirvana . The soles of his feet is decorated with 108 patterns, characteristics lucky Buddha.
www.watpho.com

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
Located along the Chao Phraya river on Thonburi bank opposite the Grand Palace, this famous site is easily accessible by boat from the shore of Bangkok. Dating back to the Ayutthaya period (1782-1809), the temple was enlarged by Kings Rama II and Rama III, and renovated during the reign of King Rama IV.
www.watarun.net

The National Museum
Near the National Theatre and Sanam Luang, National Museum - one of the largest and richest museums in Southeast Asia - contains a superb collection of artefacts dating from the Bronze Age to the period Bangkok. Once home to a palace, the site consists of several ancient buildings of great beauty.
National Museum

More information about Bangkok at the site of the tourist office Thai