The temple is in the outer section of the Royal Enclosure west of the Grand Palace . It was built on the orders of King Rama I along with the Grand Palace and Rattanakosin Island , and is built as a temple in a Royal compound like Wat Sri Sanphet in Ayutthaya . It has no resident monks.
The Emerald Buddha (Phra Putta Maha Mani Ratana Patimakorn or Phra Kaeo Morakot): This is a Buddha image in the meditating position in the style of the Lanna school of the north, dating from the 15th century AD. King Rama I brought it from Vientiane , and it is considered to be the most important Buddha image in the country.
Khao San Road is a small road located about a block from the Chao Phraya River at the northern side of Rattanakosin. Backpackers and budget travellers are drawn here by some of the cheapest accommodation and travel deals in Thailand. This article also deals with the wider Banglamphu area that hosts a few interesting temples, as well as lots more places to stay and eat.
Chatuchak (or Jatujak) weekend market in Bangkok is the largest market in Thailand and the world's largest weekend market. Frequently called J.J., it covers over 35 acres (0.14 km²) and contains upwards of 15,000 stalls. It is estimated that the market receives 200,000 visitors each day. Most stalls only open on Saturdays and Sundays though Jatujak Plaza, the western section is open daily. In the north west corner is the J.J. Mall, with three floors of assorted oddments as well as eateries.
The market offers a wide variety of products including household items, clothing, Thai handicrafts, religious artifacts, collectibles, foods, and live animals. For tourists, there are a number of onsite companies who will send purchases abroad. Tourists also find Chatuchak a prominent place to find skilled Thai iced tea makers practicing their trade.
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This tower has an 84th-floor observation deck for vertiginous panoramas of the megalopolis and (on a clear day) the sea. There are also telescopic viewfinders, some drab displays and a bland restaurant.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is a contemporary arts centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Art, music, theatre, film, design and cultural/educational events take place in its exhibition and performance spaces. The centre includes cafes, commercial art galleries, bookshops, craft shops and an art library. It is intended as a venue for cultural exchange in terms of content, curatorial and cultural management, giving Bangkok an operational base on the international art scene.
Siam Square is a shopping and entertainment area in the Siam District of Bangkok, Thailand. The area connects to other shopping centres and links to the other shopping districts by sky bridge, such as Siam Center/Siam Discovery Center, MBK Center, Siam Paragon, Ratchaprasong shopping district and Sukhumvit Road.
Within Siam Square itself, there is a range of shops and services, including tutor schools, restaurants, cafe, designer clothing boutiques, record stores, bookshops, Hard Rock Cafe and banks. The customers vary from young-aged school and college students to office workers and foreign tourists. It is sometimes referred to as the"SoHo" or "Shinjuku of Thailand".
Digital Gateway, A new five-floor parabola-roofed mall squeezed between shophouses. It caters to the digitised lifestyle, with gadgets and cameras, PCs and toys, plus a Mac iStudio, event spaces, eating places and a roof terrace.
The largest lifestyle shopping complexes in Southeast Asia caters for all tastes with an unrivalled mix of shopping, dining and lifestyle experiences. Along with over 500 Thai and international stores, 50 restaurants, two department stores and two state of the art entertainment complexes.
BTS : Siam Station
Siam Discovery Center houses over 200 shops of gifts, souvenirs, audio, home decorations, trendy sport accessories, children products and international restaurants, plus the most exclusive cineplex in town. Located next to Siam Center, the six-storey building offers the latest selection of products and vast varieties of services built around the idea of one theme for each floor to create a unique shopping sensation.
MBK is located on the corner of Phayathai and Rama 1 Roads created for those shoppers who wish to experience market-style shopping in an airconditioned atmosphere. MBK has a mind-boggling variety of items at very cheap prices. You will find such items as clothing, handbags, cosmetics. leather goods, electronics, furniture and art in addition to restaurants and food stalls.
BTS : National Stadium Station
Gaysorn is located on the corner of Ploenchit Road and Rajadai-1 Road (opposite Central World Plaza formerly World Trade Center). Positioning itself as a rival to the luxury retail complexes of Hong Kong and Malaysia, Gaysom's decor houses Bangkok's flagship stores for foreign luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada,Dior and Fendi.
BTS : Chit Lom Station (direct access from skybridge)
Shopping complex features some 300 high-fashion brand boutiques, an exotic car gallery, fancy food outlets, an opera house and Siam Ocean World, the regions largest indoor aquarium. Visitors will find luxury brands like Channel and Italy's Dolce and Gabbana in the range of high-end boutiques. Shopping will even find Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and yachts. A vast food court offers popular international food chains like McDonald's and Pizza Hut as well as gourmet menus from a selection of Bangkok's top restaurant.
BTS : Siam Station
The best place to go for any type computer shopping is the multistory Panthip Plaza located on Petchburi Road iin Pratunam (not far from The Amari Watergate Hotel). Prices are very cheap. Panthip Plaza is most famous for the huge selection of software available. As well as software, all of the top Hollywood movies are also available on DVD or VCD.
This massive wholesale mall is a source for retail shops all around Bangkok, from Khao San Road to Siam Square. You'll find many of the same brands at Chatuchak. Bargain hunters can still pay wholesale prices by purchasing a minimum of three pieces from the same store. If you are lucky you can pay the wholesale price for just two pieces. With more than 1,300 shops, you'll need at least four hours to get through the mall.