Thailand is most famous for its temples and their remarkable architecture, and it’s rare that you’ll hear of tourists visiting the country for framed arts. But if you’re an art connoisseur or a serious lover of art with a discriminating taste, you won’t leave the National Gallery of Thailand disappointed.
The Jim Thompson’s House, home of James H.W. Thompson, is located in King Rama I Road. It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok showcasing its owner’s art collection. It’s also a perfect example of a traditional Thai house.
About the Jim Thompson’s House.
The Jim Thompson’s house was the most celebrated social center in the early days and continues to be one of the best-preserved houses in the country today. It became the talk of the town in 1967, the year Jim Thompson died. [Read more…]
Whether you’re in Bangkok for business or vacation, you will want your days full of the most popular activities in Bangkok. Even though Thailand is a hot country and staying indoors and within the air-conditioned room of your hotel will be tempting, Thailand’s exotic charm will beckon you outdoors. And you will not run out of things to do either. Here are the top six most famous activities among tourists that are worth looking into. Squeeze some in between your busy business schedule or make sure your time-limited vacation includes all of them. The choice is up to you!
- Sight-seeing. Thailand boasts of many beautiful temples that draw thousands of tourists worldwide every year. Whether it’s your first time in Bangkok or not, chances are you’ve already heard about Thailand’s temples. If you want to go see the [Read more…]
The Wat Ratchanadda temple is located in Phra Nakhon district in Bangkok. The temple was said to be built by the King Rama III for his beloved nephew Prince Mom Chao Ying. The construction began in the King’s reign around 1846 and was only completed thirteen years ago in 1998. The finished Wat Ratchanadda is 36 meters high and renowned throughout the world for its uniqueness. The following are the notable parts of the temple that you should see:
- The Loha Prasat. The temple is most famous for its multi-tiered structure spires called Loha Prasat, which literally translates to metal castle. It has 37 cast-iron spires which represent the 37 virtues toward enlightenment. The architectural style looks [Read more…]
Planning a safe holiday in Thailand? You need not worry about your health in Bangkok while you’re having your vacation. Bangkok is not only famous for its colorful shrines and temples, it is also fast becoming a top medical tourist spot in the world.
Hospitals and clinics can be found all throughout the country, although there are considerably more in Bangkok than in any other city. Thailand hospitals have world-class facilities and medical equipment. Tourists can expect a high standard of healthcare at par with other progressive countries of the world. Even surprising is that their healthcare services are not as expensive as those offered in five-star hospitals of more economically stable countries. Thus, medical tourism is popular in the country. [Read more…]
The Grand Palace in Bangkok is probably the most popular tourist landmark in the country. In fact, locals often claim that a Bangkok tour is not complete without a tour of the European-Thai-inspired architectural achievement that is the Grand Palace. It used to be the home of Thailand’s Kings, with the Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha as their private place of worship. It was constructed in 1782 during the reign of King Rama I, and has served as the monarch’s residence and seat of the government for 150 years. Today, the Kings of Thailand no longer do live in the Palace, but it’s still the venue for most official celebrations, ceremonies, state banquets and other formal royal rituals including deaths, marriages and coronations.
For sure, it’s a great place to witness Thailand’s rich culture and glorious past. And except for the inner areas of the Palace, it is open to [Read more…]