Top Bangkok Landmarks

Jul 14, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Top Bangkok Landmarks” heading_tag=”h1″ alignment=”center” spacer=”line_with_icon” spacer_position=”bottom” spacer_img_width=”48″ line_style=”solid” line_height=”1″ line_color=”#333333″ icon_type=”selector” icon=”Defaults-circle-blank” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”none” icon_color_border=”#333333″ icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ img_width=”48″ line_icon_fixer=”10″][/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Landmark means a building or site with historical significance, especially one marked for preservation by a municipal or national government. So what is the top Bangkok landmark?  It is hard to say which architecture or building is the most importance landmark of Bangkok. There is no listed in any official documentary and Bangkok has too many highlights.

My Bangkok Landmark lists

There are a few places that if I show people, they will know it is a place located in Bangkok.  You see it very often in the Thai Banknote, signal of government and travel guide book. It is also a must visit place for most visitors as well. The most outstanding architecture of Bangkok consists of Phrapang Wat Aroon (tall tower in the temple of dawn),  the Giant swing, the Grand palace and the stupa of Wat sraket and reclining Buddha of Wat Pho.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3453″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Thai coin and Bangkok landmark” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

Phrapang Wat Aroon (tall tower in temple of dawn)

This tower has been used on one side of the ten Baht coin.  The tall tower in triangle shape looks like the Eifel tower. It is called Prapang in Wat Aroon. Outstanding tower along Choa Praya river. It is made of brick cover with stucco and decorative with Chinese porcelain.  In the old day, foreign visitors traveled to Bangkok by boat and they can see this tower in away direction which is a mark place indicated their arrival in Bangkok.

In my opinion, Wat Aroon is worth visit and possible to go up steep stair to the second tier to view Bangkok River.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3452″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”temple of dawn – Wat Aroon” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

The Giant Swing

The swing is a signal of Bangkok city metropolitan.  It is located in front of Bangkok city governor’s office. The red teak wood columns are about  20 meter highs. The swing was the use of Hindu to compose their ritual to pay respect to Shiwa Gods. The event was abolished around early 1900s and left the swing as a landmark of Bangkok.  The visitor can go take a picture here. There is also a lot to see around this area such as Wat Suthat and Buddha market.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3451″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Giant Swing – Soa Ching Cha – Bangkok Landmark” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

Wat Phrakeaw inside The Grand palace

Many tourists take pictures of panoramic view in the Grand Palace. There are 3 towers connected. That is the building inside Wat Phrakeaw or the Emerald Buddha temple. It is on one side of one Baht coin. So it is definitely a landmark of Bangkok right. Everyone that visits Bangkok should go to the Grand palace and Wat Phrakeaw . The best of Thai architecture is here. To make your visit enjoyable, you can travel around the audio guide or use escort guide for history and more information.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3450″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Grand Palace Bangkok” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

Reclining Buddha Statue

This Buddha statue is located inside Wat Pho. It is huge which is around 15 X 48 meter long. It is the most beautiful Buddha statue with history. Taking picture at the foot of the stature , it is one of perfect shoot.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3449″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Wat Pho- reclining Buddha temple” img_size=”full” img_link_large=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

Golden Mount in Wat Sraket

The half bell shape tower (Chedi) is outstanding in the old city area. You can also see this in the new version of two Thai Baht coin. The tower enshrines relic of the  Lord Buddha which many Thais come to pay respect. This is not in a main temple tour like other place. It is worth visit if you have time to learn about old community as well. Eat Walk Talk Tour has one walking tour which we walk inside this temple. Check it out.

I hope you enjoy this article.  Share our story if you like or comment or leave questions if you have any..[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3448″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” title=”The golden mouth temple – Wat Sraket” img_size=”full” img_link_large=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Have a great day.

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