There are 3 tours that you should not miss
when you travel to Bangkok, Thailand.
Hi, fellow traveller.
The year 2022 brings a positive perspective for the tourism industry’s rebound. With international borders gradually reopening, countries all across the world may soon be welcoming tourists back to their airports.
This is great news for travel companies, as it means that bookings may soon rebound to pre-pandemic levels.
Thailand is no exception. Our government and organization concerns have been working hard to unlock all measures that have been announced in order to curb the spread of pandemic COVID-19.
Sooner rather than later, the pandemic COVID-19 will be announced as an endemic as it no longer poses any serious illness or harm.
When you are ready to plan your next trip and really want to travel to Thailand, Bangkok is one of the top keywords that all tourists search for.
It is my pressure, as a native of Thailand and a local tour guide, to recommend the must-see and worthwhile visits of three tours when you are in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Royal Grand Palace and Temple
The Royal Grand Palace, the jewel in Bangkok’s architectural crown, was built in 1782 AD. The former royal residences of King Rama I, II, III, and IV. It is still used for royal and state ceremonies.
In the same compound-located the most frequently visited by foreign tourists and locals, “the Emerald Buddha Temple,” which houses the most highly revered Buddha image carved from one piece of jade.
Inside, it is so richly and intricately decorated that once entering, you will feel as if you were in the “City of Angels”.
As for the temple that is most important and holds the history of the establishment of Bangkok as the 4th Capital, it is as follows:
Wat Benchamabophit: The Marble Temple
Wat Pho is a breathtaking complex that houses the famous and impressive Reclining Buddha and the birthplace of Traditional Thai Massage.
Wat Traimitr is located in China Town. The temple houses the highly revered 5.5 tonne pure solid gold sitting Buddha from 1300AD
the Marble Temple, where the ashes of our beloved King Rama V have been enshrined. It is one of the most modern works of Thai religious architecture, graceful and tranquil. It is famous for its main building, “Ubosot or Chapel,” which was built with the Italian white Carara Marble and houses the replica of the most beautiful Buddha in Thailand, “Phra Buddha Chinnarat.”
Wat Arun is located on the west bank of the Chao Phra Ya River.It is an ancient temple established by King Narai during the Ayutthaya period.Wat Bang Ma Kok and
Wat Chaeng were the temple’s previous names.Wat Chaeng, according to mythology, is named after King Taksin.After pushing the Burmese out of Thailand in 1767, he sought to make Thonburi the new capital.
The king arrived at Wat Bang Makok with his ship just as the sun was rising.He paid his homage to the Buddha’s relics at the temple.
The temple was afterwards renovated and given the name “Wat Chaeng.”King Rama II, who also had it rebuilt, gave it the name Wat Arun Ratchavararam
The area is mostly full of coconut plantations and other fruit orchards, in particular lychees and pomelos, which is why there are elaborate canals connected to the big river named “Mae-Khlong.” The canals are the irrigation canals for all plantations here.
Since the old days, the floating market has been used as the meeting point for locals to exchange and sell their farm products, which were put on small paddle boats. Even now, there are still some locals who paddle their boats to sell things along the canal.
To experience Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where locals in traditional farmer dress and hat paddle their small boat full of varieties of fresh tropical Thai fruits and many other kinds of local ready-to-serve foods.
Here , you can walk to see around or buy a ticket 150 THB for a seat on paddle boat to experience the Market.
Or just relax by sitting & sipping local coffees.
The breathtaking complex was the Royal Temple and Ancient Palace of Ayutthaya and even royal tombs.
It was the 2nd capital of Siam from 1350 AD until 1767 AD, and was ruled by 33 kings from five dynasties.
Most of the buildings were destroyed and burned, but still have their charm and are attractive to visitors.
The Ayutthaya Historical Site Tour is also including the stopover at Bang Pa-In Palace
Those are recommendations from my experience and reviews from my former tourists. If you have time to visit the above-mentioned 3 tours, you will experience many more local things besides the historical background