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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!
Wat Saket Temple and the Golden Mount are two sights of Bangkok, attracting many tourists. The Golden Mount is an impressive construction of 78 meters of height. Climbing the hill is surely not piece of cake, given the incredible amount of steps and sometimes the unbearable Bangkok heat, so you should plan your visit to Wat Saket in the morning. From the top of the Golden Mount you will admire stunning views of the city.
For the Thai people Wat Saket is a revered place. On the top of the mountain there is a golden sarcophagus that keeps the ashes of a particle of Buddha himself. Access to the sarcophagus is open to all comers, but Buddha's ashes are hidden from prying eyes in a special storage.
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The Marble Temple
The majestic temple of Wat Benchamabophit, made of marble, is considered to be a work of art.2
The Jim Thompson House
The mysteriously missing king of Thai silk left as a legacy to the world his beautiful house, which now accommodates a remarkable museum of antiques.3
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.11
A magnificent 18th century ensemble comprising museums, a library and the temple of the Emerald Buddha — this is a must-see for any visitor to Bangkok.22
Siam Ocean World Aquarium
Immerse in the Little Mermaid fairy-tale in Bangkok’s huge aquarium — here you’ll be surrounded by sea stars and multicolored fish, penguins and otters, rays and sharks.29
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
A quiet lake creates a splendid atmosphere for a romantic evening; running tracks, fitness center and sports props rental are located in the park to help you to stay in good shape.10
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 magnificent view of the city from the 63rd floor of a skyscraper, known to the wide public from the movie "The Hangover, Part 2", cannot leave anyone indifferent.5
Chao Phraya River
The heart of Thailand, or the river of life - that is what Thais, with awe and tenderness, call their "wet nurse" the Chao Phraya River.4
Baiyoke Sky Tower
Feel like an astronaut when getting to the top of one of the highest (309 m) buildings in the city – a high-speed elevator will whisk you almost into the space like a rocket!23
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