Bangkok Old City

Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Canal

Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, Phadung Krung Kasem Canal

King Rama IV ordered the canal dug in 1852, starting from Chao Phraya River, south of Wat Thewarat Kungchorn, passing Mahanak Canal to reach Chao Phraya River again at Talat…

Wat Pho Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho Temple of the Reclining BuddhaWat Pho Temple of the Reclining Buddha

This large and extensive temple neighbours the Grand Palace enclave on Thai Wang Road and contains a gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha some 46 meters long and 15 meters high…

Wat Mahathat Temple of Great Relic

Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit Temple of Great Relic

The first class Royal Monastery of Ratchaworamahawiharn, Maha Nikai Sect. Initially called Wat Salak, this temple was founded since Ayutthaya period. It was a royal temple in Thonburi period, then…

Wat Suthat Bangkok’s Oldest Temple

Wat Suthat Bangkok's Oldest Temple

Located on Bamrung Muang Road, this temple is noted for its superb 19th century murals in the main chapel.┬áKing Rama I founded the temple at the central area of the…

Devasathan (Brahmin Temple)

Devasathan (Brahmin Temple)

Commonly called Brahmin Temple, King Rama I ordered the Dhevasathan built in 1784 to be used for holding Brahmin rites and ceremonies. This temple comprises of 3 Thai-styled brick and…

Museum of Siam

Museum of Siam

Located at Sanamchai road in Bangkok Rattanakosin Island, very close to Wat Pho the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.          

Drum Tower in Rattanakosin Island

Drum Tower in Rattanakosin Island

King Rama I had the drum tower built in 1782. The three-storeyed tower features a wooden red structure replicating the style of the tower in ayutthaya period. Each storey houses…

Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha)

Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha)

The Giant Swing was built on April 8, 1784 from the command of King Rama I, advised by Naliwan Brahmin from Sukhothai City called Phra Khru Sittichai (Kratai). It was…

Wat Bowon Niwet

Wat Bowon Niwet

This temple is located on Phra Sumen Road in the Bang Lamphu area. Built in 1829, it is the shrine-hall of Phra Phutthachinnasi, a very beautiful Buddha image which was…

Thammasat University

Thammasat University

The Bhodi Court at Thammasat University is inextricably linked to the fight for democracy in Thailand. It has come to symbolize not only the university’s legacy of political freedom, but…

Silpakorn University, Wang Tha Phra Campus

Silpakorn University, Wang Tha Phra Campus

Silpakorn University, Wang Tha Phra Campus, is located on land which used to be the grounds of two palace, Western Na Phra Lan Palace or Wang Tha Phra and Central…

Sanam Luang Park

Sanam Luang Park

A vast open ground situated near the northern wall of the Grand Palace and the eastern wall of the former Viceroy Palace or Wang Na. At the time when Bangkok…

Suan Romaninart Park

Suan Romaninart Park

This is a public park built on the old prison grounds on Mahachai Road near Wat Suthat.

Suan Saranrom Park

Suan Saranrom Park

Located near the Wat Pho between Rachini and Charoenkrung roads. This park was originally a royal garden in the Saranrom Palace.          

Old Building at Tha Tian Area

Old Building at Tha Tian Area

Buildings on Maharat Road was build in the reign of King Rama VI. The buildings start from Tha Tian Market to Tha Tian Pier. The two stories European style building…

Mahatthai U Thit Bridge

Mahatthai U Thit Bridge

The bridge was built across Mahanak Canal in King Rama VI’s reign. The construction budget came from contribution by Somdet Krom Phraya Damrong Rachanuphap and officials of Mahatthai (interior) ministry….