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Bang Lam Phu Market

This small marketplace has served the community around Wat Chanasongkram since the period of King Rama III. Banglamphu Market spans Phra Sumen and Chakrapong Roads, and is frequented by traders ranging from street vendors, hawkers and stall owners to retail shops and department stores. All kinds of inexpensive items can be found including clothing, leather goods, footwear, cosmetics and curios. It's proximity to Khao San Road makes it easily accessible, and bargaining is recommended.

Temple of Dawn

One of the older temples in Bangkok, Wat Arun is clearly visible across the Chao Phraya river almost opposite the Grand Palace. Wat Arun was the royal temple of King Taksin during the Thonburi period. The pagoda, 79 m high, covered with multi coloured glass and Chinese porcelain embedded in cement, provides a beautiful view of Wat Arun from the Bangkok side of the river at sunset.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

The most spectacular Buddhist architecture is found at Bangkok's
Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which contains more exquisite carving and decoration per square centimeter than any comparable site in the world. The temple is renowned as the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand and houses Phra Kaew Morakot, the highly revered Buddha image carved from a single block of fine jade.

Pak Klong Talad

The 24-hour Pak Klong Talad runs along the Chao Phraya River from the Memorial Bridge to the Pak Klong Talad Pier. It is known mostly as a wholesale flower market serving everyone from flower vendors to florists, but it also has a good selection of fresh vegetables, which are bought in the pre-dawn hours to be transported to neighbourhood markets around Bangkok for sale in the morning. If you really want to see Thai commerce, arrive between 2:00 and 4:00 in the morning!

The Grand Palace

One of the most visited attractions in Bangkok is the Grand Palace, which is a complex of many buildings dating from 1782 to the late 19th century. The huge compound of the Grand Palace, that includes Wat Phra Kaeo, is enclosed by a high fortress

The Golden Mount

Is a major landmark of Bangkok which houses the sacred ashes of Gautama Buddha, which were brought from India in 1899. Wat Saket is situated at the bottom of the Mount. The panoramic view of Bangkok is rewarding after climbing 318 steps.