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Architecturally Inspiring And A Fascinating Insight Into Thailand's Rich Culture, Bangkok's Heritage Is Reflected In Its Palaces And Mansions. Bangkok's Number One Attraction, The Grand Palace Is Breathtakingly Exquisite. Shimmering In Gold, Alongside The Temple Of The Emerald Buddha, It Represents The Best In Thai Traditions. After That, Don't Forget To Visit Vimanmek Mansion, The World's Biggest Wooden Building Made From Golden Teak - Fascinating! Take A Closer Look At Some Of The Capital's Other Cultural Gems For An Insight Into This Fascinating City.



King Taksin The Great Monument

This is an equestrian statue situated at Wongwian Yai Circle on Prachathipok Road. The king is portrayed with his right hand holding a sword, measuring approximately 9 meters in height from his horse’s feet to the spire of his hat. The statue rests on a reinforc...

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King's Birthday Celebration Arch

The archway in Bangkok Chinatown was constructed by the Thai-Chinese to celebrate the highly respected Thai King Bhumibol’s 72th birthday and was officially unveiled on 5 December 1999. For this reason, the archway is also known as the “King’s Birthd...

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Pom Mahakan

Bangkok was originally moated and walled with forts at intervals along it (built in 1783 during the reign of King Rama I). The moat was formed by a canal dug at a distance of about 2 kilometres from the Royal Pa...

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Rama VIII Bridge

The Rama VIII Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge crossing the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. It was conceived to alleviate traffic congestion on the nearby Phra Pinklao Bridge. Construction of the bridge took place from 1999 to 2002. The bridge was opened on 7 M...

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The Giant Swing

Giant Swing was formerly used in an old Brahmin ceremony, and is one of Bangkok`s tourist attractions.

The Giant Swing was constructed in 1784 in front of the Devasathan shrine by King Rama I. During the reign of Rama II the swing ceremony was discontinued as the swing had become structur...

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Victory Monument

Constructed in 1941 by military dictator Plaek Pibulsongkhram to commemorate the 59 Thais who lost their lives in the short and inconclusive French Indochina War. However, Pibulsongkhram was kicked out in 1944 and the patch of land gained by the Thais was handed back ...

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Vimanmek Teak Mansion

Billed as the world's largest teakwood building, Vimanmek Mansion was built as a royal residence in the first few years of the twentieth century. It was only used for a few years before it fell into disuse and was practically forgotten until the early eighties. It was...

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