Thailand, an island country floating on Indian Ocean in south-east Asia, is undoubtedly one of the most exciting destinations worldwide. The land blessed with incredible beauty, fascinating culture, rich spiritual heritage and pleasant climate, boasts traditional Buddhist culture, exotic hill tribes, vibrant arts, serene, secluded beaches, lush green forests, tropical cuisine and warm, welcoming people. Bangkok abounds in numerous world famous, quaint Buddhist temples that are frequently visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world.
#Top sacred attractions in Bangkok!
The Grand Palace
Built in 1782 and the home of Thai King, the royal court and the administrative seat of the government for more than 150 years, the palace is the most dazzling attractions in capital city, Bangkok. This lofty building continues to attract visitors from all over the world, for its wonderful architecture and spectacular size. The beautiful architecture of the complex is a reflection of amazing creativity and impressive craftsman of Thai people. The palace houses the Thai war ministry and state departments. The complex is the spiritual essence of the kingdom and a visit to Bangkok is incomplete without seeing the palace. Within the vicinity of the complex are spectacular buildings including Wat Phra Kaew (temple of the Emerald Buddha) which houses various small and highly sacred Emerald Buddha of the 14th century. Since twentieth century when the kings shifted their throne to other place, the palace is used to celebrate all kinds of festivals and auspicious ceremonies. Emerald Buddha is situated on a series of high platforms. No one is allowed to go near the statue, except HM king. Robes on the statue are changed every season only by the king, an important ritual to bring good fortune to the country. The temple of Emerald Buddha is beautifully decorated and has a great sense of peace about it.
There is a strict dress code applies to visitors to the temple. The Grand Palace with The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand's most sacred site. Tourists must be well-dressed before taking an entry to the temple. For men, wearing long pants and shirts with sleeves are compulsory. People with bear feet are not allowed inside the temple. Women too must be properly dressed. See-through clothes and bare shoulders etc are not permitting inside.
Wat Phra Kaew
King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) started the construction of the Temple of Emerald Buddha started when the capital was shifted from Thonburi to Bangkok in 1785. The temple does not provide space for monks to live,unlike other temples. instaed, it houses lofty well-decorated holy buildings, statues and pagodas. The central 'ubosot' (ordination hall) constitutes the main building, which accommodates the famous Emerald Buddha. The it is small in size, it has a significant place in Thai culture and perhaps the most important icon of the country. Som other important, stunning sights at Wat Phra Kaew to visit is a model of Angkor Wat, built during the time of King Rama IV when Cambodia was under Siamese control. You can also enjoy visiting inescapable Balcony, quite similar to the temple wall. The murals inside depicts the Ramayana epic in its entirety.
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