Bangkok - Thailand's capital
Bangkok, capital of Thailand is a great, oftenIt left without the attention of tourists from Europe. For them, it is - an intermediate point on the way to a beach holiday. In addition, guests scare skyscrapers, seemingly eternal heat and stuffiness in the streets, terrible traffic and too active nightlife.
But there is another capital, which has its own "big treasure" - the historical center, Chinatown, where products are collected from around the world, and Pratunam, a kind of Thai mecca Russian tourists.
The main shrine of the capital
For any tourist map among Bangkokmajor attractions stand out: the magnificent Royal Palace; Temple of the famous Emerald Buddha; the largest temple complex of Wat Po; Temple of Dawn. In general, the city can count about 400 religious and religious buildings, each of which is striking in its sophisticated architecture and elegant home decor. Locals do not spare money on the decoration of temples, a striking example of this - the gold altar of the most famous in Thailand the Emerald Buddha.
The residence is located in Thailand's monarchsthe magnificent palace complex, built in a traditional style. On the territory there are a wide variety of buildings, and a huge park. Next to the palace you can see Lak Muang - a ceremonial swing, which consist of a gigantic size carved teak pillars and crossbeams connecting them.
The guests of the city there are a thousand opportunitiesspend time in Bangkok, not just walking through the streets, parks and squares, or inspecting Buddhist temples. Many prefer kultpohod theater, familiarity with museums.
Chief among the guardians of Thai historyis the National Museum, which contains genuine masterpieces of local masters of the brush. Another interesting restaurant - it is the silk museum, which is located in the home of Jim Thompson, the architect and part-time spy. Young visitors will be remembered for more than a tour of the Museum of Science, the best in Asia.
Lovely neighborhood of Bangkok
Guests are not limited to the capital of Thailandfamiliarity with the city. In search of monuments and mysterious stories go on a trip in the surrounding area of the metropolis. The first capital of Siam is located to the north of Bangkok, where the ruins of ancient temples and ruins at least the old palaces. Journey to the west of the modern capital of the state will lead to the world's tallest Buddha statue.
Attractions, markets and temples of Bangkok