Bangkok: what to see in the capital of Thailand in two days

royal palace bangkok
royal palace bangkok

What to do in Bangkok, capital of Thailand in the fascinating, rich in history and with many attractions and places of interest to visit.

Visiting Bangkok

Capital of Thailand, Bangkok is located on the east of the Chao Phraya River near the Gulf of Thailand. It was built in the second half of the eighteenth century. King Rama I called the city with the name Krung Thep, which means City of Angels, even today the people often call it by that name, but now the city is known throughout the world under the name of Bangkok, which would be the name the first village from where they began the construction of the city.

The royal family is very popular in this country, in fact lie at photo of the King and Queen. This city has experienced rapid industrial development and has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world tourism industry.

What to do in Bangkok in two days

The urban areas are the most popular Chinatown and the area Indian Paurat. There are several universities, the Academy of Fine Arts, the National Theatre and the National Museum. In Bangkok there are many Buddhist temples, including the most famous are the Wat Pho, where are taught the traditional massage, Wat Phra, which is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which are close to the Royal Palace.

– Jim Thompson House Museum which houses art collections and examples of houses and traditional furnishings.

– Royal Palace, which dates back to 1782, is a fine example of art and architecture of Thai, consists of a complex of royal buildings and religious, including Wat Phra Kaew, which is a Marble temple in honor of the Buddha Emerald, this sacred place is the most famous throughout Thailand. Current residence is the Palazzo Reale Chitlada is located in the northern part of the city and is not open to the public.

– Wat Pho is a temple of the Reclining Buddha, with images and objects installed under the reign of Rama III, which were used for the education of the people, it is considered the first university in Thailand. Today is the national center for the teaching of Thai traditional medicine, there live monks who are dedicated to the teaching of natural medicine and massage, you also operates an association of Thai doctors who practice acupuncture and homeopathic medicine.

– Wat Traimit is dedicated to the seated Buddha, the statue is made ​​of solid gold style Sukotai.

– Ayutthaya is the ancient capital of the country, destroyed by the Burmese in the past, located a short distance from Bangkok. The ruins of this city we witness periods of great splendor.