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Wat Arun – Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun - Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun, or better known as the Temple of Dawn, is named after the Indian God of dawn, Aruna, and belongs to Bangkok’s most famous and sacred landmarks. It consists of a massive phra prang (Khmer-style tower) and is surrounded by four smaller ones on each corner of the tower. …

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Wat Suthat & The Giang Swing

Wat Suthat & The Giant Swing

Wat Suthat belongs to one of Thailand’s six most important temples. The construction began in 1807 during the reign of King Rama I who wished to make it the central temple of Bangkok, and was completed 27 years later by King Rama III. It is mainly famous for the Phra …

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Wat Saket – The Golden Mount Temple

Wat Saket in Bangkok

Wat Saket is a well-known tourist destination in Bangkok, and is famous for its 260 feet tall Golden Mount, the towering gold chedi, which once used to be the highest point of the capital. The temple itself belongs originally to the Ayutthaya era, when it was called Wat Sakae. Like …

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Grand Palace Bangkok

Grand Palace in Bangkok

The Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang) is situated on the east side of the Chao Phraya river and covers a total surface area of 218 400 square meters with over 1900 meters of concrete wall protecting the compound. It was constructed in 1782-1785 by King Rama I after …

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