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Wat Saket, Bangkok

          Wat Saket is a famous temple. When asked about tourist attractions in Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon district, We can’t go to Wat Saket or the Golden Mountain. It is a well-known Buddhist temple that stands out in the heart of the city. At the temple’s apex is a gleaming golden pagoda that reflects light both day and night. It is located within the territory of Wat Saket Ratchaworawihan and has become one of Bangkok’s most popular tourist destinations. The temple is located next to Khlong Maha Nak in the Ban Bat area of Bangkok’s Pom Prap Sattru Phai District, 300 meters from the Phan Fa Lilat Bridge, 500 meters from Loha Prasat, 700 meters from the Democracy Monument, and 1.5 kilometers from Sanam Luang. Every year, thousands of tourists from all over the world visit the temple. If you have never been to the Golden Mountain, or if you have been on a trip but have never learned about its history, Let’s learn more about this place together today.

Wat Saket

Wat Saket history

          The temple was built in the Ayutthaya era and has the original name “Wat Sakae”, later King Rama I renovated the temple and give the temple name “Wat Saket”. Saket means “Washing Hair” that the name comes from when the king returned from the war. He visited to take a bath and wash his hair here. It has a tail of the temple in the Ayutthaya era in 1820 when the Black Death spread all around Ayutthaya city and It kills more than 30,000 people and the temple used as a place to cremate the dead, therefore, the amount of dead body the temple was not the capability to cremate all dead body. The dead body could not manage in time, the only way is to leave some of them in the open area that made a vultures began coming to devour those bodies and the parts of bodies scatter thought out the temple. These miserable events came to a terror tail to local people, they call “vultures of Wat Saket”, the terrifying of the story still know until the present.

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Wat Saket Vultures

          In 1820, during the reign of King Buddhalertla Naphalai (King Rama II), there was a severe cholera epidemic. There was no cure and no one knew how to protect against the epidemic in Bangkok at the time. The king decided to use a method to encourage Thai citizens by organizing a “death ceremony” to expel this disease. The ceremony was held at the Dusit Maha Prasat throne hall, and Thai artillery was fired throughout the night in Bangkok. The Emerald Buddha had also been summoned, and the Buddha’s relics had been paraded. Furthermore, there was a royal cleric praying the Buddha’s mantra along the city route and making merit by releasing the fish to river. The king declared that people would not kill animals and would instead stay at home. Despite the fact that many precautions were taken to prevent the pandemic, approximately 30,000 people died as a result of it. Because the massive bodies can not be buried or burned in time, they are piled up in the temple. Some bodies were dumped into the river late at night. As a result, the bodies were scattered throughout Bangkok. Fear gripped the city, causing many people to flee Bangkok, despite the fact that many monks abandoned temples. All government jobs and businesses were halted. People believed that if they did not flee, they would perish as a result of the pandemic. When there was no one to manage a thousand bodies, Wat Saket became a haven for thousands of vultures looking for corpses to eat.

Wat Saket

          Cholera appears during the dry season and disappears during the rainy season. In 1849, cholera struck again, this time on Malaysia’s Penang island and spreading to Bangkok. Thais refer to it as “Ha Long Pi Raka.” Only one month after the epidemic began, the death rate was around 15,000-20,000 people, with 40,000 deaths occurring throughout the season. King Rama IV, who was a clergyman at the time, designated three temples as cremation sites: Wat Saket, Wat Bang Lamphu (Wat Sangwet Witsayaram), and Wat Teen Len (Wat Choeng Len or Wat Bophit Phimuk). There is a maximum of 696 bodies cremated per day, but there are still bodies that can not be burned in time. The bodies were gathered in the temples, particularly at Wat Saket. The majority of the bodies were dispatched. As a result, at Wat Saket, vultures swarmed to drown and devour corpses in the temple courtyards, in the trees, on the walls, and on the roofs of the cloisters. Even a staff with a stick can’t stop the vultures from eating corpses. The vultures gorge themselves on corpses. The horrifying behavior of these vultures, dubbed “Wat Saket vultures” by locals, has become a terrifying history that continues to this day.

The Golden Mountain

Wat Saket

         The Golden Mountain began to be built during King Rama IV’s reign, when he had the idea of building twelve large wooden recessed pagodas in the city’s east, but because the area above was muddy soil, it couldn’t support the weight of the structure, and the Phra Prang collapsed. However, he died before the construction was completed. Later, in King Mongkut’s (King Rama 4) reign, he granted permission to rebuild the Golden Mountain by transforming its form into a high mountain replica. Then there’s a pagoda on top, with two spiral staircases going up and down. King Rama 4 proceeded to lay the foundation stone by himself and renamed it Phra Borom Banphot, or Golden Mountain. When King Rama IV died, the construction was not completed.

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Wat Saket

         During the reign of King Chulalongkorn (King Rama 5), the construction continued until it was finished. The total height of the chedi is 77 meters, and the Buddha’s relics were summoned into the pagpda. In 1879, the Buddha’s relics were brought from India to be placed in the pagoda, and the Loy Krathong festival was held for 7 days and 7 nights. It has been practiced to the point where worshiping Buddha’s relics at the Golden Mountain Temple has become a tradition. The Buddha’s relics were enshrined inside the pagpda in a casket with Brahmi or Maurya characters inscribed that these Buddha relics belonged to the Buddha (Somna Gotom) and the Sakyarat family. It was shared during the offering of the Buddha’s body. The Buddha’s relics were discovered in Kapilavastu, India, in 1898. After that, on May 23, 1899, the Indian government gave it to Thailand during King Rama 5’s reign, and the king ordered it to be contained in the Phra Borom Banphot.

Wat Saket

The Golden Mountain festival

          Wat Saket Ratchaworawihan will host the “Wat Phu Khao Thong festival,” also known as the “Golden Mountain festival” or “The Worshiping Relic festival,” in November. There is a large merit event known as “The ceremony to bring the red robes to cover the Phra Borom Banphot” or “the red robes ceremony on the Golden Mountain,” which has been passed down for a long time. Since King Rama 5’s reign, the pagoda has been wrapped in red cloth on the eighth day of the waxing moon of the 12th lunar month. Tourists are welcome to attend the red robe ceremony because the temple is open to all who need to attend the event. Following the ceremony, there will then be a “celebration of the Buddha’s relics” or “Golden Mountain festival.” The Golden Mountain festival will last ten days and ten nights. It is a temple event with an atmosphere and colors reminiscent of the ancient era. Tourists interested in experiencing the old atmosphere In retrospect, don’t pass up an opportunity to attend a once-a-year event. At the event, a wide range of food items will be available for purchase. Traditional Thai desserts in various food styles are available, as well as a Ferris wheel, a carousel, a haunted house, darts, balloon darts, water guns, and fish scooping. or even live music and cultural performances to immerse tourists in the atmosphere of Thai temple fairs. The event begins at 6 p.m. and ends around 10 p.m. The festival is quite popular, and most people attend. Visitors should bring drinking water with them to quench their thirst and cool down.

How to travel

         On the road to the emperor, in front of Wat Saket Ratchaworawihan. There are buses running through the Phu Khao Thong 1 bus stop, including lines 8, 15, 47, and 49. Buses run through the Phu Khao Thong 2 bus stop on the other side of the road: lines 8, 15, 37, 47, and 49.

         Another option is to take a boat down the Maha Nak Canal. You can either come up to Khlong Saen Saep Pier in Pratunam or Bobae Pier. They will disembark at the last stop, the Phan Fa Lilat Bridge. Then walk for approximately 200 meters. If you have a private vehicle, you can park it in the courtyard of Wat Saket Rajawaramahaviharn.

The cost of the Ticket is 50 baths per one, If you would like to visit the temple purchasing a ticket in front of the temple that the only way

Address : Wat Saket Ratchaworawihan 344 Chakraphat Phong Road, Ban Bat Subdistrict, Pom Prap Sattru Phai District, Bangkok

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/XZjHqwvXeeRKMDhx6

Open for viewing: 07.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.

Tel : 0-65010-3131

Website : https://www.facebook.com/watsraket/

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Chinatown yaowarach

Chinatown yaowarach

Chinatown Yaowarach History

    Chinatown Yaowarach was established in 1782, at the same time as Rattanakosin city. The majority of Chinese immigrants to Yaowarach are Chaozhou. They initially settled near the first Grand Palace. Following the completion of the new Grand Palace, the government permitted Chinese residents to relocate to the Sampeng area. The Chinese community began here. Later in King Rama 5’s reign, Yaowarat Road was cut in 1892, and it has remained the main district of the Chinese community to this day. Historically, the Yaowarat district has been a commercial district for the Chinese community, and it is very popular among both Thai and Chinese residents of Bangkok. Because there is such a wide range of products available, and the majority of them are merchandise with shipping vessels from China. Every time a transport ship stops, there will be Chinese people on board who have immigrated to find job at the new land.

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commercial businesses in Chinatown Yaowarach

     There are a variety of commercial businesses in the Yaowarat area, including banking finance, gold shops, restaurants, children’s toys, Chinese Herbs and Herbal Medicines shops, cheongsam, lanterns and auspicious red cloth, jewelry, calendars, dry food, gold malls, various hotel accommodations, and many Chinese temples. From the evening until the night, there will be a street food restaurant on both sides of the road. Noodles, fish balls and Yen Ta Fo, pork leg rice, pork satay, fried clams, Pad Thai, Kuay Chab, goose and duck stew, shark fin and fish maw, bird’s nest, roasted red pork rice, curry and rice shop, restaurant with Thai food cooked to order, fruits shop are all famous for their deliciousness.

Chinatown yaowarach

The best way to travel

The best way traveling to Chinatown yaowarach is MRT and get off Wat Mangkon Station (BL29). Walk to Exist number 2 and notices tag “Soi Charoenkrung 16”, when leave MRT station, you will see Chinatown yaowarach.

The starting point: MRT any station

https://metro.bemplc.co.th/Fare-Calculation?lang=en

Hotel nears Chinatown yaowarach

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Chatuchak Weekend Market

          Chatuchak Weekend Market is well-known throughout the world for its low-cost and variety products. This market attracts both Thai and foreign tourists. It is a well-known tourist site in Thailand. Do you have any free time this weekend? I feel that if you ask the general public or people in the Bangkok region where they want to spend the weekend, they would tell you where they want to go. Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the answers we frequently hear from them. This is unsurprising. Because this flea market is Thailand’s largest weekend market, if not the largest in the area. As a result, walking around the market to find the products we require will take a long time. Although Chatuchak is recognised for having everything, you may not be able to find everything you want because you will have to walk a long distance. You can find a shop all across Chatuchak Park till you find something from our benefit information that you like.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

The story of Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market It is Bangkok’s largest flea market. There are almost 8,000 stalls in total, organised into 27 projects, with eight product categories: fruits and vegetables, apparel, pets, plants, cooking food, ready meals, fresh food, and miscellaneous. P. Pibulsongkram, previous Prime Minister, had the policy of establishing a flea market in each province in 1948. In Bangkok, Sanam Luang was chosen as the location for the flea market, but in less than a year, the government shifted the market to Saranrom Royal Park, then to the Sanam Chai district, and finally back to Sanam Luang in 1958. Later that year, in 1978, former Prime Minister General Kriengsak Chamanan was assassinated. Had a strategy of using Sanam Luang for recreation and organised the 200th Anniversary Rattanakosin Festival, then the State Railway of Thailand donated the Phaholyothin area to Bangkok, and the governor of Bangkok arranged the land of Chatuchak Park on the south side of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration for public use. Bangkok has modified the area to allow vendors to sell their wares peacefully, and they have made an attempt to relocate traders from Sanam Luang to the region at the same time. Until 1982, when the Phaholyothin market was successfully launched. Later, the name was changed to “Chatuchak Weekend Market,” and it operated with the nearby Chatuchak Park from 1987 until the present.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market Shopping

At Chatuchak Market, there is nearly no limit to what you can buy – it is truly a shopper’s heaven. You will be able to find what you came in for, and plenty more, if you are willing to look. Searching for what you’re looking for among the thousands of booths is part of the experience, as does being open to all sorts of new and interesting goods that appear along the way. The nicest aspect about shopping at Chatuchak Market is that practically all of the items is available at local cheap prices rather than tourist prices in other parts of the city. It’s an excellent spot to pick up basics and gifts.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market divided into 27 projects

  1. Antiques and collectibles, Arts, Books, Handicrafts
  2. Handicrafts
  3. Plants and garden supplies, clothes and accessories, furniture and home decoration, food, and drinks.
  4. Plants and garden supplies, furniture and home decorations, food, and drinks.
  5. Second-hand clothes and miscellaneous products.
  6. Second-hand clothes and miscellaneous products.
  7. Arts
  8. Handicrafts, Pets and pet equipment, furniture, and home decorations.
  9. Handicrafts, furniture, and home decorations.
  10. Handicrafts, food, and drinks.
  11. Handicrafts, Pets, and pet’s equipment.
  12. clothes and accessories.
  13. Handicrafts, Pottery, and ceramics, Pets, and pet’s equipment.
  14. Clothes and accessories.
  15. Handicrafts, Pottery, and ceramics.
  16. Clothes and accessories.
  17. Handicrafts, Pottery, and ceramics.
  18. Clothes and accessories.
  19. Handicrafts, Pottery, and ceramics.
  20. Clothes and accessories, Handicrafts, Pottery, and ceramics.
  21. Clothes and accessories.
  22. Clothes and accessories.
  23. Clothes and accessories.
  24. Handicrafts
  25. Silks, Handicrafts, Pottery, and ceramics.
  26. Antiques and collectibles, food, and drinks.
  27. Clothes and accessories, books, food, and drinks.

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popular street food

Chatuchak Market is not just Bangkok’s primary shopping district, but it is also one of the best venues to sample traditional Thai street food in all of its exquisite flavours. Food vendors are available throughout the market, both inside and outside, making it easy to find a place to eat when you need to take a break from shopping. There are numerous vendors serving hearty meals at low prices, fast bites to eat on the go, and icy treats to keep you cool on hot days. Chatuchak Market should be on the itinerary of any foodie visiting Bangkok.

Chatuchak Market foods to try

Coconut ice cream

Coconut ice cream at Chatuchak Weekend Market

Coconut ice cream: Easily the most popular Thai street treat, coconut ice cream is sweet, creamy, and can be topped with a variety of ingredients. A bowl costs only 50 baht.

Ice popsicles

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Ice popsicles: Made from various juices and pops, ice popsicles are a quick and pleasant way to beat the heat.

Paella

Paella at Chatuchak Weekend Market

Paella: Yes, this famous Spanish food is a major hit at Chatuchak Market, and you should get a bowl while you’re there.

Grilled honey roasted pork

Grilled honey roasted pork at Chatuchak Weekend Market

Grilled honey roasted pork: For a sweet and savoury snack, nothing beats soft and succulent grilled honey roasted pork.

Crispy pancakes

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Crispy pancakes: A simple snack made of rice flour and covered with coconut cream, crispy pancakes are a sweet and light treat that you’ll never be able to get enough of.

What is the best way to travel?

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Take the BTS sky train system.

The BTS sky train system is the best way to get to the market. The destination is Mo Chit (N8) station, with exit number 1 leading to the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The cost is determined by the station you choose.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Use the MRT to get about.

Taking the MRT and getting off at Khamphaeng Phet (NL12) station is one of the most convenient ways to travel. The cost is determined by the station you choose.

The point of departure: Any BTS or MRT Station

https://www.bts.co.th/eng/routemap.html

https://metro.bemplc.co.th/MRT-System-Map?lang=en

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Despite the fact that the BTS and MRT are faster and save time than any other transit system in Bangkok, everyone is aware that the fees are exorbitant. Another option for getting to the Chatuchak Weekend Market at a reasonable cost and observing how Thais travel is by bus. You can begin your journey by bus at the busiest stop, “Victory Monument” (or Anu-saowa-ri-chai-samor-ra-pum in Thai).

When you get to the Victory Monument, search for Ko Phahon Yothin if you take the BTS sky rail system and exit the station on the left-hand side. You may stroll through Ko Ratchawithi and across the overpass to Ko Phahon Yothin.

You may get to Chatuchak Weekend Market by bus number 8,26,27,28,29,34,39,59,63,77,108,157,177,502,503,509 or by taxi. If you need additional information, go to the BMTA’s official website for route and time information: http://www.bmta.co.th/en/bus-lines.

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Wat Arun (Wat Chaeng)

          Wat Arun is another thing that springs to mind when we think of Bangkok is its stunning image. Today we will drive you to Wat Arun, Bangkok, which is located beautifully on the Chao Phraya River. Seeing the splendour of the temple and learning about the place’s origins and the mythology of the huge Wat Arun. Thai people believe that coming to Wat Arun to make merit and bringing food to the monks will make their lives “glory every night and day.” Wat Arun is a lovely temple located near the Chao Phraya River. As a result, it is a popular spot to visit in order to pray to Buddha, make merit, and take beautiful photographs. It is well-liked by both Thai and foreign tourists.

Wat Arun

The history of Wat Arun

Wat Arun has a full name as “Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan”, if the English translation of Wat Arun is “Temple of Dawn.” When Taksin the Great constructed his new capital of Thonburi and arrived at the temple in the early morning, the king saw the first light of dawn reflected off the surface of the temple and gave the temple its name. Following that, he gave a new name to the temple, replacing the old name “Wat Makok” with “Wat Arun.” During Taksin’s reign, the temple was located on the grounds of the royal palace before his successor. After that, King Rama I moved the palace to the other side of the river. It has been dormant for a long time. The temple was not renovated until the reign of King Rama II. Later, in the reign of King Rama 3, a big pagoda with a height of 81.85 metres and a width of 234 metres was erected, but the pagoda was completed in the reign of King Rama IV. The temple was renamed “Wat Arun Ratchawararam” by King Rama IV. Later in the Rattanakosin era, King Rama IV was invited to the temple, and the royal ashes of King Rama 2 were packed. As a result, Wat Arun became King Rama II’s temple. Wat Arun has undergone recurrent repairs, the most recent of which began in September 2013 and was finished in 2017.

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Phraprang Wat Arun

Another popular tourist attraction in the temple is the Phra Prang, a massive Thai building consisting of the main pagoda and four secondary pagodas made of brick and stucco and embellished with stained glass, comparable to the large pagoda. The current Prang It was not the original Ayutthaya pagoda, but it was created to replace it during the reign of King Rama II in 1820 and was completed during the reign of King Rama III. It is 81.85 metres from the ground to the peak. Later, under the time of King Rama IV, it was extensively rebuilt, as seen now. The Phra Prang is composed of bricks and cement, and is adorned with shell pieces, glazed tiles, and various coloured benjarong bowls. It has floral, leaf, and other patterns, most of which are from China. The Wat Arun Phraprang It is also one of Thailand’s tourist emblems.

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Wat Arun

The Legend of Wat Arun the Giant

Wat Arun is the home of two giants: the giant above the white body known as “Sahatsadecha” and the giant beneath the green body known as “Tosakan.” They were composed of plaster and embellished with coloured glazed tiles in lovely clothing patterns. They are frequently seen standing watch at the temple’s entrance. People used to believe that the giant protecting the temple had the power to drive away spirits, ghosts, and demons, and so had a duty to preserve the sacred items within the temple. The legends of the Wat Arun and Wat Pho giants, It originated at one of Thailand’s most well-known locations, “Tha Tian.” The word “Tian” means nothing in the area. The territory of Tha Tian became desolate as a result of the struggle between the giants Wat Arun and Wat Pho (Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimonmangkalaram Rajaworawihan). As a result, the two giants trampled the trees in the region until they died, resulting in a completely flat plain.

Wat Arun

What is the best way to travel?

Use the BTS sky train system and the Chao Phraya Express Boat to get about.

The BTS sky train system, which can avoid traffic bottlenecks in Bangkok and save you time, is the best way to commute. When you arrive at any BTS station, depart at “Siam” and travel to the other side to wait for the Sukhumvit line, then out at “Saphan Taksin (S6) and walk to exit number 2, where you can discover the Sathorn Pier of the Chao Phraya Express Boat under the BTS station.

Purchasing a ticket for an orange-flag boat, which costs 15 bath per person, and then departing from Tha Tien Pier (N8), Walk from the pier and there are ferries that travel across the river to the Maharaj pier; the charge is 4 bath per person, and the ferries run every 10 – 15 minutes. The temple is close to where you crossed the river. You can find out how much the train and boat will cost by clicking on the website link below.

The starting point: BTS Siam Station

https://www.bts.co.th/eng/routemap.html,

http://www.chaophrayaexpressboat.com/en/services/

How to Behave when visiting a Temple

Short pants, short skirts, tight shirts, thin clothes, tank top, flip-flops, sleeveless shirt, and do not take the shirt outside of the pants are prohibited, as are short pants, short skirts, tight shirts, thin clothes, tank top, flip-flops, sleeveless shirt, and do not take the shirt outside of the pants.

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Additional benefit information

The admission costs 50 baths per person. The only option to see the temple is to purchase a ticket in front of the temple.

The temple is open everyday from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

contact 028912185, 024663167, or 024657742 for additional information.

Address : Wang Doem Road, Wat Arun Subdistrict, Bangkok Yai District, Bangkok

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/AT7UPtGxyrKMs4sr8

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ASIATIQUE The Riverfront, Bangkok

          Asiatique The Riverfront is a nightlife, shopping, and lifestyle destination along the Chao Phraya River that has transformed an abandoned neighbourhood into a tourist magnet in Bangkok. People who come to buy stuff, admire the scenery, locate wonderful food, and snap stunning photos will find the city’s nightlife to be the most charming and full of the aura of happiness. Walking to find wonderful restaurants, shopping, and enjoying a pleasant atmosphere. It has a decorative style that preserves the original aura very well with the structure of the ancient port warehouse, giving the image of a port city full of individuality and a lively nightlife. Sit for a bit and enjoy the cool breeze, then close your eyes for a moment, let go of your troubles, then go out and explore.

ASIATIQUE The Riverfront, Bangkok

          During the reign of King Chulalongkorn, Thailand’s first international port was created in 1884. The European nation was expanding its might towards Asia at the time. King Chulalongkorn recognised Thailand’s potential to become the world’s top country and decided to build links with Denmark. The next step will be the development of a port controlled by the East Asiatic Company. Mr. Hans Nille Anderson, of Danish origin, owns and operates a teak export business. The acquisition of a port firm marks the start of international trade. To this day, it is the key to Siam’s sustained sovereignty and independence between the Kingdom of Thailand and European countries. Today, the East Asiatic Port region is being restored as “Asiatique the Riverfront,” the first tourist attraction and retail style along the Chao Phraya River. It is the city’s newest landmark. For the first time, Asia’s largest riverside lifestyle, located on the Chao Phraya River, is open every day. ASIATIQUE The Riverfront is divided into four sections: the Charoenkrung District, the Town Square District, the Factory District, and the Waterfront District.

Charoenkrung District

           Charoenkrung District: For guests arriving by bus, this district is located in the front zone. The architecture was the first thing that caught people’s attention. It is lit and features a one-of-a-kind design. It has a variety of restaurants, such as KFC, Kimju, and Pizza Company. Each store, on the other hand, can guarantee a distinct and one-of-a-kind design. To record the awe-inspiring ambience, all visitors must raise their phones. In addition, the Charoenkrung district is home to a plethora of businesses selling souvenirs and artisan handicrafts. Charoenkrung was the first district to get a tourist commuter rail.

ASIATIQUE The Riverfront, Bangkok

Town Square District

           Town Square District: There is an outstanding clock tower in the centre of the area, which is suitable for gatherings. Every month, the city centre is divided into different activities. Surrounded by a range of restaurants priced in every style, everyone may choose to sit and observe the activities as a present, while eating great food. Cultural exchange between the east and the west. The number of available restaurants, beer gardens, and outdoor leisure places. On a plot of more than 2,000 square metres.

ASIATIQUE The Riverfront, Bangkok

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Industrial District

          Industrial District: A massive water tank is placed in a 100-year-old sawmill building designed in a new-generation ambience, signifying a factory area designed for fashionable social meetings. The neighbourhood also has fashion and accessories stores.

ASIATIQUE The Riverfront, Bangkok

Waterfront District

            Waterfront District: Another well-known district because it serves as the initial impression for travellers that must traverse the coast. Following that, tourists will come across a lengthy run of European-style warehouse buildings that are home to foreign restaurants and wine bars. They’re ready to be presented with black cocktails in the midst of a never-ending dusk. At the end of the day, visitors can still see the amazing panorama from the shoreline, with gorgeous tall structures in front of us.

ASIATIQUE The Riverfront

ASIATIQUE's intriguing landmark The Riverbank

A new landmark on the Chao Phraya River is the Sirimahannop Tall Ship.

             It was created to memorialise and mimic the famous “Thoon Kramom” ship, a 475-ton three-masted ship that was the greatest vessel in Siam and brought riches from the western seas to the Kingdom of Siam. The Thoon Kramom was built during the early commercial period between Siam and western countries, as a result of King Mongkut’s (Rama IV) promotion of free trade, which resulted in the signing of the Bowring Treaty with Great Britain, resulting in trade and bilateral ties. When an attack from the west threatened Siam, the Thoon Kramom, which was already docked and ready to function on the northern side of Phra Chulachomklao Fort, was turned into a warship and played an important role in protecting the Chao Phraya estuary. After being assigned to the naval apprentice school, it was later decommissioned. On March 21, 1923, the Royal Thai Navy utilised its last three-masted ship for warfare, the Thoon Kramom.

Art Festival & Living Museum

             Through the use of innovative, interactive technology, a living museum offers a new way to enjoy and learn about art and culture. To use The Memory Lanes, a set of 36 main attractions that allow visitors to experience the memory journey, to produce augmented reality visuals for presentations. With aspects that reflect the region’s past in the arts, culture, and way of life, which was once a centre of international trade. Through recreations of first-time encounters. It is separated into three key zones: the water zone of connection and relationships, the land zone of wealth, and the cultural heritage zone, which communicates the importance of Thai identity. The Art Festival, on the other hand, takes art immersion to a new level by weaving stories about art, culture, history, and the way of life into diverse kinds of art. Painting, street art, sculpture, and other kinds of art are incorporated throughout the project in various regions. Art and culture are also popular photo spots, inviting tourists to take photos and check-in.

ASIATIQUE The Riverfront, Bangkok

New Riverside Mega F & B Destination

             Sirimahannop welcomes you to a colourful world of food and mixology, overseen by the expert team of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. The ship serves liquors and spirits from throughout the world, with an emphasis on rum and inventive cocktails inspired by Thai woods and tropical fruits. The Sirimahannop invites you to journey on a gastronomic experience with a selection of gourmet meals, including Thai and European seafood, that reflect the ship’s history of globe voyages, in addition to our unique beverage menu. When scheduling in advance, the Captain’s Set Menu is also available to taste the recommended specials. All dishes are prepared with premium ingredients to offer an exceptional gourmet experience.

What is the best way to travel?

Use the BTS sky train system and the Chao Phraya Express Boat to get about.

              The BTS sky train system, which can avoid traffic bottlenecks in Bangkok and save you time, is the best way to commute. When you arrive at any BTS station, depart at “Siam” and travel to the other side to wait for the Sukhumvit line, then out at “Saphan Taksin (S6)”, and walk to exit number 2, where you can discover the Sathorn Pier of the Chao Phraya Express Boat under the BTS station. Then board the shuttle boat to ASIATIQUE The Riverfront Pier and get off at ASIATIQUE The Riverfront Pier. (There are two options: a free boat from ASIATIQUE or the Chao Phraya Express Boat, which costs roughly 40 baths.) The starting point is any BTS station; for further information, see the website listed below.

www.bts.co.th/eng/routemap.html, http://www.chaophrayaexpressboat.com/en/services/

https://www.asiatiquethailand.com/en/home

Every day from 11 a.m. to 00 p.m.

Address: 2194 Charoenkrung Road, Wat Phrayakrai District, Bangkok Laem, Bangkok 10120

Email: info@asiatiquethailand.com

Call 092 246 0812 (Please call between 16.00 and 22.00 hrs) or 02 108 4488. (Please call in time: 10.00a.m-6.00p.m)

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Saiyok Noi Waterfall

            SaiYok Noi waterfall, also known as Nam TokKhaoPung by locals, has long been popular. The name KhaoPung, which means crumbled mountain, comes from the natural occurrence of the waterfall: eroded limestone cliffs became steeps that descended in many levels to the foothills. Water flows down small waterways from the mountain’s crest and eventually reaches the 15-meter-high limestone crag. The sight of water gliding freely on the slopes of a hill under the peaceful shade of various types of trees, with some reeds growing along the waterside and a cool breeze is breathtaking. Overall, the Sai YokNoi waterfall leaves a wonderful impression, especially on nature lovers, and it attracts a large number of tourists each year.

Saiyok Noi Waterfall

            The waterfall is formed by crumbling limestone cliffs, which gave rise to the name “Khao Phang Waterfall.” The upstream falls from the mountain and flows along the 15-meter-high limestone rocks. “Saiyok Noi Waterfall,” also known as “Khao Phang Waterfall,” is a well-known waterfall with falling limestone cliffs, which inspired the name “Khao Phang Waterfall.” The river falls from the mountain and flows along the 15-meter-high limestone cliffs, spreading over the undulating ground in the vicinity. There are big places for swimming in various parts of the waterfall. Saiyok Noi Waterfall falls within the jurisdiction of Saiyok National Park. There are stores and restaurants in front of the waterfall. We climbed to the top to admire the magnificence of the Saiyok Noi Waterfall. During the short stroll, we spotted a World War II steam engine that Saiyok National Park had arranged to memorialize the World War II where the Death Railway was built to Burma. The path was carved through the front of the waterfall. We paused to snap pictures with the steam engine, and the sound of the waterfall drew us closer to find out where it came from.

Saiyok Noi Waterfall

              National Park of Sai Yok It covers roughly 312,500 rai, or 500 square kilometers. On October 27, 1980, the Wang Yai Forest area Maenam Noi Forest, Huai Khaeng Forest, Khwae Noi River Area both sides to the border of Burma in the area of Lin Tin Subdistrict Thong Pha Phum District, Sai Yok Subdistrict, Wang Krachae Bong Thi and Lum Sum Subdistrict, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Province was designated as the country’s 19th national park. Sai Yok National Park is a national park as well. One of Thailand’s most important historical sites. King Rama V has visited Sai Yok Waterfall since King Chulalongkorn’s reign. until it became a place of relaxation for the people of today, containing vestiges of World War II history in the Sangkhlaburi District Waterfall at Sai Yok Between 1941 and 1945, Japan used this method to recruit prisoners of war.

Saiyok Noi Waterfall

              The Sai Yok National Park’s terrain is largely made up of a complex mountain range. spanning the northern to southern hemispheres the elevation ranges from 300 to 600 metres above sea level. Khao Khwae, the tallest peak in the west, is 1,327 metres high, followed by Mount Rao Raem, which is 1,125 metres above sea level. and is also the source of numerous major streams, including the Khwae Noi River’s main streams as well as a tiny river creek Huai Mae Nam Lo, Huai Tao Dam, Huai Sai Yok, Huai Bong Ti, Huai Bong Teng, and Huai Phlu.

               Sai Yok National Park includes a wide range of forest conditions, with elevations ranging from 100 to 1,327 metres above sea level. The majority of the park’s land is covered by mixed deciduous woods, which can be found on mountain ranges ranging in elevation from 150 to 600 metres. The park’s south side is covered with deciduous forest. At an altitude of 80-400 metres, there is a dry evergreen forest. found in damp areas north of the park, particularly in the Thong Pha Phum district, and in the west, next to the Burmese border, at an altitude of 450-600 metres.

Saiyok Noi Waterfall

               There are additional enjoyable activities at Sai Yok National Park. There are other others to pick from. Both of them are rafting to see the sights on both sides of the Kwai Noi River. I’m looking forward to seeing “Khun Kitti” bats. The world’s tiniest mammal the body measures 2.5-3.0 centimeters in length and weighs 1.5-2.0 grammes. Lives in the park’s forest. Sai Yok is the only place with many activities, such as trekking activities at the National Park Protection Unit, which is approximately 9 kilometers away, and also a river rafting route at Huai Mae Nam Noi stream, which is approximately 20 kilometers away from the National Park Protection Unit, which can provide you with hours of enjoyment.

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The Sai Yok Noi Waterfall can divide into two places.

Saiyok Noi Waterfall
The Sai Yok Noi Waterfall

       The Sai Yok Noi Waterfall, also known as the Khao Phang Waterfall, is located in the Sai Yok National Park. It is another well-known waterfall in Kan, at roughly 15 metres tall. It is not a particularly huge waterfall. Suitable for swimming and resting. in the vicinity of the waterfall and the road facing the waterfall will be lined with businesses and delectable restaurants. There were numerous souvenir shops from which to pick. And don’t forget about the Som Tam restaurant.

Saiyok Noi Waterfall
The Sai Yok Yai Waterfall

       Waterfall at Sai Yok Yai It is a waterfall that feeds the Kwai Noi River. The northern section, which is divided into two intersections, is known as Sai Yok Yai Waterfall. It is a single-tiered waterfall that stands about 8 metres tall. The waterfall’s grandeur can be seen from the Saiyok Suspension Bridge perspective. Alternatively, take a boat cruise to visit a neighboring waterfall.

Sai Yok District is around 37 kilometers from Kanchanaburi's city Centre

            How to Get There: Sai Yok National Park is one of the most appealing parks for visitors. You have the option of taking the train, boarding a boat, or driving oneself. Drive along Highway No. 323 from downtown Kanchanaburi until the 97th kilometer, then turn left into the Sai Yok National Park Office for another 3 kilometers from Kanchanaburi Port. A long-tailed boat is travelling down the Kwai Noi River. till reaching the Sai Yok Waterfall, and from Thonburi Railway Station (Bangkok Noi) until arriving at the Sai Yok Noi Waterfall Station. Then take a minibus on the Kanchanaburi – Thong Pha Phum route for another 34 kilometers to the Sai Yok National Park Office.

            Travel season: All year, although the conclusion of the rainy season to the beginning of winter will be the most beautiful and appealing.

         Facility: The Sai Yok National Park has both detached and independent dwellings. on the incline House on the Kwai Noi River with a close-up view of nature There is a camping area for campers here. and a variety of tents with bedding for rent, as well as an outdoor stage nature trail the vista at Sai Yok Waterfall, where the river flows into the river, is also stunning. In terms of food, there is a welfare restaurant operating from the morning till the evening.

Address: Sai Yok Sai Yok Kanchanaburi 71150

Telephone No. 034-686024

E-mail: saiyok_np23@hotmail.com

Website: www.dnp.go.th

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaiYokNationalPark/

Open: 8am – 6pm.

Admission: 300 baht for adults, 200 baht for children

Google location of Sai Yok Noi: https://goo.gl/maps/LiqhWYEhTUfRyVD89

Google location of Sai Yok Yai:  https://goo.gl/maps/WcXjtosJi2N2Aqfw6

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Tham Krasae, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Tham Krasae story

         Tham Krasae is a well-known and famous perspective because it is regarded the most beautiful and dangerous viewpoint of the Bangkok – Namtok railway line, often known as “the Death Railway.” You can step out of the cave and photograph the train. If you gaze down on the railway, you will notice the Kwai Noi River running below, where you must exercise extreme caution. Every day, a large number of Thai and international tourists visit the Death Railway at Tham Krasae. Tham Krasae Railway Stop, often known as the Death Railway, is a popular train station. On Saturdays and Sundays, visitors typically wait for a train to pass. It is a train designed specifically for tourists. This station is only a short distance away from the cave. It is situated on the cliffs beside the railway and was once used as a prisoner of war shelter during the construction of the Thai-Burma Death Railway.

Tham Krasae

        During WWII, the Japanese Army arranged for the building of this Death Railway, which was built by prisoners of war and Asian laborers, to serve as a strategic route across Myanmar. Currently, the service terminates at Ban Tha Sao or Namtok Station. The distance between Kanchanaburi Station and the waterfall is approximately 77 kilometers. The Thai-Burma Railway’s story begins, “The more railroad sleepers, the more laborers – prisoners of war who were compelled to build this railway were killed.” The distance of 415 kilometers shows the brutality and hardship of prisoners of war, which is why this railway is known as “the Death Railway.”

Address: Lum Sum Sai Yok Kanchanaburi 71150

Telephone No. 034 513 654

Google Location: https://goo.gl/maps/QLdoftrpNv9kF8sc8

Open: 7 am – 6 pm

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Tham Krasae

Travel to Tham Krasae

There are two ways to see the scenery in Tham Krasae.

Route 1 is approximately 4 kilometers past the coffee shop. Tham Krasae Bridge is the name of the entryway. Go for a 12-kilometer run. It’s the area next to Suan Sai Yok Resort. This place is far from Tham Krasae’s mouth, yet the train station is acceptable.

Route 2 is for individuals who want to enter Krasae Cave and observe the death railway perspective. It is necessary to travel to Tham Krasae Railway Station, which is roughly 10 kilometers distant.

The distance between Kanchanaburi and Tham Krasae Station is 47 kilometers.

By private vehicle: from Kanchanaburi’s downtown area Sangchuto Road is followed till it reaches the Kaeng Sian Intersection. When passing Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, turn left at the Amphoe Sai Yok – Thong Pha Phum (Highway No. 323) sign. There will be a left turn to Sai Yok District. Turn left into Highway 3343 (there is a sign marking the way to Tham Krasae) and follow the main road. Turn right in front of Saiyok Hospital. and take the left fork to cross the railroad. Then make another left. and run parallel to the railway all the way to the finish

By train: You can go by train on the Bangkok – Nam Tok Line.

The tourist train on the Nam Tok Line costs only 120 baht to and from Bangkok. Train from Bangkok to Muang Kan Waterfall – Sai Yok Noi Waterfall (Kanchanaburi).

Special train

The Sai Yok Noi Waterfall Tour Train has a schedule.

Every Saturday, Sunday, and public holiday. Departure leaves Bangkok Station at 6:00 a.m. Train number 909 travels to the waterfall on a special train. 07.40 a.m.: Arrive at Nakhon Pathom Station and worship the Phra Pathom Chedi or walk for 40 minutes.

At 8:20 a.m., a special train leaves Nakhon Pathom Station.

09.35 a.m.: Arrive at the River Kwai Bridge Let us observe and photograph the Bridge across the River Kwai.

Exit the River Kwai Bridge at 10:00 a.m.

Arrive at Krasae Cave around 11:00 a.m. See how major historic railway lines that are still in use today were constructed. by prisoners of war from allies It is one of the most stunning lines that runs along the cliff.

Arrive at Sai Yok Noi Waterfall at 11.30 a.m. For around 3 hours, relax and play in the waterfall.

Depart from Sai Yok Noi Waterfall at 14.25 hours. Pay a visit to the Allied War Cemetery.

19.25 hrs.: Arrive safely in Bangkok.

For further information, contact the State Railway of Thailand at Tel: 1690.

Website address: https://www.railway.co.th/Home/Index

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