Suburbs of Bangkok
The largest metropolis in Southeast Asia, Bangkok amazes anyone who first came to this region. The huge city is interesting for fans of history, and for lovers of oriental exoticism, and for those who admire the modern achievements of mankind. Here you can enjoy exotic cuisine, enjoy pleasant and profitable shopping and explore Buddhist shrines found at every turn. A considerable number of interesting buildings, markets, temples and other attractions are concentrated in the suburbs of Bangkok, for the sake of which it makes sense to fly across half the world.
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The metropolitan area of Greater Bangkok includes the province of Nakonpatom, where even the most sophisticated traveler will find it interesting. For example, not a single lover of oriental exotic will refuse to see the world's largest Buddhist stupa. Phra Pathom Chedi rises into the sky at a height of 127 meters and is a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of Buddhists from all over the world. Its construction began in the 4th century, and today the grandiose structure is not only a sacred place, but also a museum with a significant exposition..
An important attraction in this suburb of Bangkok is one of the world's tallest free-standing Buddha statues. The sculpture is almost sixteen meters high and is located in a beautiful park in the east of the province.
Taste fresh oysters
Less than thirty kilometers separate the Thai capital from the city of Samut Sakhon. This suburb of Bangkok is famous for the largest seafood market in the country. On Makhachai, every morning begins with the fact that fishermen unload and sell fresh fish, shrimp, shellfish and other seafood, from one species of which a true gourmet is dizzy.
You can taste simple but delicious local cuisine right at the market, where they are cooked over an open fire with the addition of Thai spices. In February, Samut Sakhon receives many guests at the seafood festival, and in May - at the honey festival, during which a colorful procession takes place along the city streets and along the embankment of the Gulf of Thailand..
In addition to seafood, this suburb of Bangkok is famous for the Wichian Chodok fortress, built to defend the city from external enemies in the early 19th century. But the temples of Yai Chom Prasat and Chong Som appeared on these lands back in the XIV century during the existence of the Ayutthaya kingdom.