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Central Thailand

Central Thailand includes Thailand's capital Bangkok and the surrounding.

World Heritage Site :
Provinces :

Bangkok

Bangkok is Thailand's capital. Bangkok has 50 districts grouped into 12 clusters.

Rattanakosin Cluster :
Thonburi Cluster :
Lumphini Cluster :
Chao Phraya Cluster :
Vibhavadi Cluster :
Mahasawat Cluster :

Phra Nakhon District

Location:
Rattanakosin Cluster

Grand Palace


The Grand Palace construction begin from 1782. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is within the Grand Palace. Only the outer palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha is open to public visit.


Royal Ground





Bangkok City Pillar Shrine

The city pillar was built King Rama I of the Chakri Dynasty when he moved the capital to Bangkok.



Wat Pho

Also known as the Temple of Reclining Buddha. It is one of the ten First Class Royal temples in Bangkok.



Wat Pho

Also known as the Temple of Reclining Buddha. It is one of the ten First Class Royal temples in Bangkok.



Memorial Bridge

The bridge across Chao Phraya River was built in 1932 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Chakri Dynasty.



Yodpiman Flower Market

The market started during rule of Rama I. It is Bangkok's primary flower market and sell other produce. The flowers are sent there from boats and trucks from other provinces.



Sao Ching Cha





Bangkok Wat Suthat

One of the ten First Class Royal temples in Bangkok.



Democracy Monument





King Rama III Memorial

The monument was built in 1990. It is located in front of Wat Ratchanatdaram.

Bangkok Royal Pavilion Mahajetsadabadin

The pavilion is used for the King to meet Royal visitors.

Mahakan Fort

Phan Fa Lilat Bridge

The bridge is a national heritage built during King Rama V's rule. The bridge is built over Rop Krung Canal dug in 1783. It serve as a moat and a transport waterway when King Rama I expanded city.



Fighting Cork





Samphanthawong District

Location:
Rattanakosin Cluster

Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit has a 3m high 5.5 tonnes Golden Buddha statue. The Golden Buddha statue was discovered in 1955 when it fell to the ground while lifting it. The plaster coating cracked and the Golden Buddha was discovered.


Chinatown China Gate

Bangkok's chinatown is one of the largest in the world. It was built in 1999 to signify the chinese community's royalty to King Bhumibol of Thaiand.



Chinatown Kuan Yim Shrine / Thian Fa Foundation

The foundation was founed by chinese immigrants in 1902 to give medical treatment to the poor. It has a Kuan Yim statue carved from teawood during the Song dynasty.



Main street of Chinatown





Main street of Chinatown





Chinatown Zhongshan Street





Chinatown Birdnest and Sharkfins shop





Bangkok Chinatown Sharkfin





Bangkok Chinatown Food





Bangkok Chinatown Food





Dusit District

Location:
Rattanakosin Cluster

Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

A royal reception hall with Italian and neoclassical architectural design.





Dusit Zoo

Thailand's oldest zoo.





Pom Prap Sattru Phai District

Location:
Rattanakosin Cluster

King Prajadhipok Museum

A museum about King Rama VII, Thailand's last absolute monarch.





Bangkok Noi District

Location:
Thonburi Cluster

Royal Barge Museum


Royal Barge Museum seen from Bangkok Noi Canal.


Bangkok Yai District

Location:
Thonburi Cluster

Wat Arun

The world largest prang. It is one of the ten First Class Royal temples in Bangkok.

Wichai Prasit Fort

The fort in the Navy's headquarters seen from Chao Phraya River. It was built in 1600s to control ships sailing to former capital Ayutthaya.

Khlong San District

Location:
Thonburi Cluster

Chee Chin Khor Grand Pagoda

The pagoda was built in 2001 to coincide with King Rama IX's 60th birthday celebration.

Statue of King Taksin



Nearest BTS station: Wongwian Yai station, Silom Line

Pathum Wan District

Location:
Lumphini Cluster

Lumphini Park

The 58 hectare park is Bangkok's first park. It was built by King Rama VI in the 1920s on Royal property.

Nearest BTS station: .



Bangkok King Rama VI Monument

The monument was opened on 7 March 1942. It is located infront of Lumphini Park.

Nearest MRT station: Lumphini MRT Station.



City View and Wat Pamun Wanaram

The temple was founded by King Rama IV in 1857.

Nearest BTS station: .



Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

Aquarium located in Siam Paragon Shoppoing centre and the largest in Southeast Asia.

Nearest BTS station: Siam BTS station, interchange of Silom and Sukhumvit Lines.



Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (Snake Farm)

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Nearest BTS station: Sala Daeng BTS Station, tation .



Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (Snake Museum)

Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute .

Nearest BTS station: Sala Daeng BTS Station, tation .



Bang Rak

Location:
Lumphini Cluster

MahaNakhon

The 314.2m mixed use skyscraper has 77 floors. It was the tallest building in Thailand when completed in 2016.

Nearest BTS station:

Former Russia Embassy

The colonial building is now part of W Hotel Bangkok.
Nearest BTS station: BTS station

Sathon

Location:
Lumphini Cluster

Sathon Skyline

Thai Chine Building

The building houses the Blue Elephant Restaurant serving Thai cuisine. Before that, the building was the headquarter of Thai Chinese Chamber of Commerce since 1930. During the WWII, the building taken over by Imperial Japanese Army and used as their Command Centre.

Nearest BTS station: Surasak BTS station

Wat Yannawa

The temple's wiharn is in the shape of Chinese Junk. It was ordered built by King Rama III who wanted the people to remember the Chinese junks that had brought prosperity to the Kingdom during the time when steam ships are fast replacing Chinese junks .

Nearest BTS station: Taksin Bridge Skytrain station

Zhao Yin Chao Chinese Temple

A temple built by Chinese from Hainan province in China.

Nearest BTS station: Taksin Bridge Skytrain station

Phra Khanong

Location:
Chao Phraya Cluster

Wat Thammamongkhon

A temple with the tallest chedi in Thailand.

Nearest BTS station: Punnawithi Skytrain station

Ratchathewi

Location:
Vibhavadi Cluster

Victory Monument

A landmark in the city bult in 1941 to commemorate Thai victory in the Fraco-Thai War.

Nearest BTS station: Victory Monument Station N3, Sukhumvit Line.

Taling Chan

Location:
Mahasawat Cluster, Bangkok

Taling Chan Floating Market

Floating food stalls.

Nearest BTS station: Bang Wa BTS Station, Silom Line.

Taling Chan Floating Market

Floating food stalls.

Taling Chan Floating Market



Taling Chan Floating Market

Floating food stalls.

Taling Chan Floating Market



Taling Chan Floating Market

Floating food stalls.

Samut Prakan Province

Location:
Central Thailand

Mega Banga Shopping Mall

A large shopping mall claimed as the first low rise super regional shopping mall in Southeast Asia.

Suvarnabhumi Airport



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