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You can not only stare at the 46-meter golden Buddha and lots of little buddhas at the temple, but also thoroughly cleanse your karma and attract luck.
Wat Pho is one of Bangkok’s most ancient and biggest temples. It draws in many tourists that, apart from everything else, want to see the temple’s major highlight – the statue of the Reclining Buddha. This is a remarkable sight indeed. The Buddha’s figure is covered in leaf gold and strikes with its imposing dimensions – 46 meters in length vs 15 meters in height.
Included in the entry fee are a bottle of cool water and a shoe storage bag for rent, as you only may walk there barefooted. Also beware of the dress-code that is in force throughout the temple complex – no bare body parts or ragged jeans are allowed.
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daily from 08:00 to 17:00
Phone: +66 2 226 0335
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National Theater of Thailand
You may not understand a word of the classical plays in the Thai language, but the actors’ ornate costumes and the beautiful setting will speak for themselves.9
The Golden Mount is a fabulous islet of peace in the heart of the bustling metropolis. The way along a winding path is not less beautiful than the temple on the top!15
Temple of Dawn Wat Arun
The magnificent pagoda, elegantly decorated with porcelain, is quite difficult to get to – your reward will be a stunning panoramic view of Bangkok!14
Baiyoke Sky Tower
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Chao Phraya River
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Amusement park Dream World
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It is rather small in size, but one of the most popular zoos in Bangkok. There are more than 1,600 species of different animals.20