NOVEMBER 23(WED) – 25(FRI) BANGKOK, THAILAND
Thailand is one of the world’s most popular traveler destinations. With its geography, there are many types of natural places traveler must see in Thailand i.e. mountains, plains, beaches and islands. The mountainous northern Thailand with the valleys filled with fogs and the plains of central, eastern and northeastern Thailand are jungle and agriculture. Southern Thailand is some of the most attractive beaches and islands.
With the long history and traditions that from generations to generations, Thailand has a memorable experience to offer through Thai arts, architecture, handicraft, and also, massage and spa that is unique and admitted. Traveler can see these in the temples, residences, culture, and even Thai foods which are popular from luxurious restaurants to street food.
Visit Thailand once, you will find out why Thailand is the top of traveler destinations in Asia!
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a city of very much entertainment and fun. It has everything the modern traveler enjoys and interests. With wide range of accommodation, traveler can moderate the budget for rent from guesthouses to world-class hotels. Also, the food – Thai cuisine with the base flavors – spicy, sour, sweet and salty on every regional Thai and international dishes, is famous. For instance, Tom Yum Soup (Hot & Sour Soup), Som Tum (Papaya Salad), Pad Thai (Stir fired rice noodle) and Gang Kiew Wan (Green Curry), perhaps Bangkok has got to be one of the best-value dining destinations in the world.
As Thailand is a region hub, Bangkok has become one of the most important cities in the region. Banking, telecommunications, internet services and facilities are efficient and reliable in Bangkok. With the public transportation called BTS (Sky train), MRT (Subway), Airport Rail Link (Express and commuter rail from Suvarnabhumi Airport to central Bangkok) alongside the roads and high ways / express ways, travelling around Bangkok is now as convenient as travelling in any major city.
Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram or Wat Phra Kaew was built under the royal order of King Rama the First. It was built according to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, a temple located in Ayutthaya, when established Rattakosin in 1782 and finish in 1784. The temple sits on the east side and in the outer royal court. Inside sits the Emerald Buddha made in single emerald, 48.0 cm wide 66 cm tall and rest on a golden throne. Around the temple on the outside, there are wall paintings telling a story of Ramayana. Other places of interests include Phra Prang, Phra Sri Rattana Pagoda, a mock of Prasat Nakhonwat, Prasat Phrathepbidorn, etc.
The Grand Palace, located at the heart of Bangkok, has been the major architectural symbol of The Thai Royal family. The Grand Palace was a former residence for King Rama I to King Rama V of the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Today, the place is used for hosting royal ceremonies and welcoming the king’s guests, State guests, and other foreign dignitaries. It is also a place where remains of kings and high-ranked members of the royal family were situated before cremation.
Wat Arun is an ancient Temple dating back to the Ayutthaya period and considered as a Royal Temple of King Rama II, also known as King Buddha Loetla Nabhalai of the Chakri Dynasty. Its stupa was considered as one of the most beautiful and gigantic stupas in that era. With its unique architecture, Wat Arun’s stupas were built by white bricks and decorated by many valuable materials; such as, seashells, porcelain, and many Benjarong dishes, most of which came from China.
The Giant Swing constructed in the reign of Rama I after he had decided to extend the city from the west or Thonburi since King Taksin’s time to the east. There was also a canal excavation surrounded the city. King Rama I then chose the centre of the city and made it the place for shrines, temples for Bramanism and the Giant Swing.Sao Chingcha or the Giant Swing has become an outstanding symbol of Bangkok until now.
Chatuchak a market in Bangkok with more than 8,000 stalls divided into 27 projects that are full of every kind of product, every type, every grade, and every price available. Shopping for various items cannot be done in 1 day whether it’s new and second-hand clothes, miscellaneous products, ready-to-cook Food, fresh food, fruits and vegetables, pottery, ceramics, local products, wicker accessories to pets, etc. In addition, it is one of the largest types of flower shops in Bangkok. Also for those who like antiques and rare items, you will definitely not be disappointed here because it’s a source of antiques and has collections of rare books as well. For those who like to walk around the night market, the atmosphere is cool. It’s recommended to come to the Chatuchak Night Market every Friday from 10 p.m. onwards. So, come here, shop, enjoy, and do not forget to have your money ready.
Bangkok’s Chinatown is known as a bustling Shopping district and a popular street Food destination. Although the busy enclave is usually chaotic during the day, which always frustrates visitors, things get a bit easier in the evening.
After the business hours, Yaowarat turns more vivid when street food vendors set up their stalls and welcome you into the world of street food. Try the iconic dishes like Yen-Ta-Fo, a sweet noodle soup with sweet Red Sauce, Seafood barbeque, sweet noodle of J Muay, Nai-Ek roll noodle, etc. Complete your food excursion with some Chinese dessert at Kia Meng or Sweettime@Chinatown.
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Benchakitti Park first opened 27 years ago in 1994. Over the last two decades, the park has seen slow development, with the first phase of transformation happening in 2004. But it was only 12 years later, in 2016, that the authorities revived the project and introduced a three-phase expansion. Phase 2 was revealed earlier this year. The third phase will see the introduction of more infrastructure alongside the lush greenery, like walkways, running tracks and bicycle routes over ten kilometers long.
Bangkok is one step closer to being less polluted with the completion of the third phase in Benchakitti Park’s development. The Khlong Toei park expanded into a nearly 480,000 square meters, space where a factory run by Tobacco Authority of Thailand once stood (near the Queen Sirikit Convention Center.)
This part of Benchakitti Park will also be the city’s embankment to prevent flooding. The park also feature an indoor sports center, a museum in the old factory and more facilities for recreational activities. All ponds in the garden can hold up to 128,000 cubic meters of water and are utilized during the summer to save water for watering and garden maintenance.
The park is designed to have a large wetland to create a complete mimic ecosystem. The forest relies on moisture from these natural water sources to nourish the plants in the garden. Bangkok's original landscape is also a wetland with a complex biodiversity of many flora and fauna that is being lost due to rapid urbanization. The garden acts like a sponge that absorbs the stagnant and overflowing water to store and help treat wastewater in a natural way. It becomes a water retardation area in case of excess water and causes flooding problems in Bangkok.
The path walks through the marshes to exercise and study the freshwater plants and ecosystems of the aquatic life closely. There are many aquatic animals and birds that live in the freshwater swamp.
One example of urban forestry is the plants such as wildflowers. and in some countries, such as England, that have ties to flower fields There is also a project that invites the city to turn the island in the middle of the road into a flower field. Picture it from the plain grass. that need to be cut frequently Some spots will be transformed into flower fields that change color according to the seasons. In addition to making the city more colorful, it is also being studied for its beneficial effects on biodiversity. It is a space for butterflies and insects. There are also additional effects such as saving on lawn care mowing down.