By Suzanne Nam
Moon dwelling in a foreign country in Thailand writer and Bangkok resident Suzanne Nam covers the easiest of Bangkok, from exploring the Buddhist temples of The previous urban to discount purchasing in Pratunam. utilizing her insider's wisdom, Nam additionally courses tourists in the course of the ancient constructions of Dusit and alongside the meandering Chao Phraya River. together with specified trip concepts, equivalent to artwork Lovers’ Bangkok and Bangkok’s top Eats, Moon Bangkok offers tourists the instruments they should create a extra own and remarkable event.
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Spend some time in the Senior Artists Room to view works by Silpa Bhirasri, Sawadi Tantisook, and other famous Thai artists. –Sun. M. COST: 200B Just south of the National Gallery and north of Thammasat University is the National Museum, housing the largest collection of Buddhist art in Southeast Asia. Murals and sculpture provide the backdrop to learn about the Buddhist, Hindu, Vedic, and Animist traditions that combine to form Thai Buddhism. Royal collections of palanquins, howdahs, musical instruments, sculpture, masks and puppets, mother-of-pearl inlay, murals, lacquerware, pottery, jewelry, weapons, chariots, and textiles reveal the history of Thai royal diplomacy, ancient court life, and the evolution of Thai arts.
Day 5 If it’s a Saturday or Sunday, take the Skytrain to Mo Chit or subway to Kamphaeng Phet to reach Chatuchak Weekend Market. Grab breakfast on the go from one of the many vendors selling everything from fruit shakes to waffles, then spend a couple of hours wandering around one of the largest outdoor markets in the world. After that, head to the Bangkokian Museum in Silom to see what life was like in the middle of the 20th century. For your final night in Bangkok, head to Sky Bar at Sirocco at the top of State Tower, where you can enjoy a cocktail with a stunning view of the city.
Take your time looking at the different buildings and spend some quiet time at Wat Phra Kaew, home to the Emerald Buddha. For lunch, hop into an air-conditioned taxi and head over to Nakhon Chai Si Road in Dusit for a meal in one of the local restaurants that line the road. After lunch, you might want to try an iced coffee or iced tea from one of the many street vendors. Once you’re refreshed, hail a taxi or a tuk tuk to the Vimanmek Teak Mansion (your ticket to the Grand Palace will give you free admission).