Today we wanted to get to know the most important sights of Bangkok. Our first stop was the Grand Palace, which is located serh centrally in Bangkok.
Table of contents
The Royal Palace
The GrandPalacewas the official residence of the kings of Siam (now Thailand) in Bangkok from the end of the 18th century to the middle of the 20th century. The complex of the palace is modelled on the old royal palace in Ayutthaya, which was destroyed by the Burmese shortly before the palace was planned in Bangkok. The present palace consists of four parts, the Outer Courtyard, the Central Courtyard, the Inner Courtyard and Wat Phra Kaeo.
The Buddhist temple Wat Pho
Our next stop was Wat Pho. Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple located in the centre of Bangkok’s historic Old Town, just south of the Royal Palace. This group of four chedis, one each 42 meters high and covered with different coloured mosaics of tiles, is visible from afar. The main attraction today is the famous 46-metre-long and 15-metre-high gilded reclining Buddha statue.
Wat Arun – The Temple of Dawn
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is located on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River. The centre of Wat Arun is the 70-metre-high Phra Prang. Four steep stairs on the four sides connect a total of four levels on which the Phra Prang can be circled. The entire complex is covered with a mosaic of colorful Chinese porcelain and shells, a total of about one million pieces that arrange themselves to flower patterns.
The Lebua Sky Bar In Bangkok
Towards the end of the day we went to the Sky Bar, which is also called Hangover Bar (known from the film of the same name). You have a great view of Bangkok here, but unfortunately photography is not officially allowed. So we had to take some pictures in secret.
Starbucks Global Icon City Mug of BangkokSeit einiger Zeit sammeln wir die Starbucks Tassen der Städte (City Mugs) und Inseln, die wir auf unseren Reisen besuchen. Die großen Tassen gibt es leider nicht von jeder Stadt, in der es auch eine Starbucks Filiale gibt. Aber wenn es eine solche Tasse gibt, dann finden wir diese ein wirklich schönes Andenken. Hierbei sammeln wir allerdings (fast) nur Städtetassen der 2008 erschienenen “Global Icon Serie”. Unsere komplette Sammlung könnt Ihr Euch hier ansehen: Starbucks – Unsere Tassensammlung der Global Icon Serie
Bangkok has several Starbucks stores and also its own nice cup 🙂