Culture & History

THE TEMPLE OF EMERALD BUDDHA AND THE GRAND PALACE

The temple of Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew is officially known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram. This temple is the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is regarded as the most sacred and most significant venue for Thai people. The Emerald Buddha carries the legend and history dated back around 14th – 15th century. It was craved from one single block of Jade. This place is located inside the ground of the Grand Palace which required all tourist to dress much properly. Those who wears sleeveless shirts and shorts are not allowed to enter this attraction.

 

Entrance Fee :  THB 500

Location : about 30 min – 45 min from Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel  
Opening hours : daily from 08.00 - 15.00 hr.

Transportation : Get on the Express Boat with Orange Flag at Si Pha ya Pier. Then get off at Tha Tien Pier. Take a 6-minute                                       walk to The Grand Palace.

Further information : https://www.tourismthailand.org/ , http://www.chaophrayaexpressboat.com/th/home/

WHAT ARUN

This magnificent temple is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. It is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River and is quite different from most temples due to its unique architecture

 

Entrance Fee :  THB 500

Location : about 30 min – 45 min from Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel  
Opening hours : daily from 08.00 - 15.00 hr.

Transportation : Get on the Express Boat with Orange Flag at Si Pha ya Pier. Then get off at Tha Tien Pier. Take a 6-minute                                       walk to The Grand Palace.

Further information : https://www.tourismthailand.org/ , http://www.chaophrayaexpressboat.com/th/home/

WAT PHO

Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmanglaram is the official name of Wat Pho.  This temple is most famous for the giant 46- meter long statue of a gold-covered reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is also one of the leading schools for massage in Thailand, so a great place to enjoy one.

Location : about 45 min – 1 hour by boat from Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel
Entrance Fee :  THB 200

Opening hours : daily from 07.00 - 22.00 hrs.

Transportation : Get on the Express Boat with Orange Flag at Si Pha ya Pier. Then get off at Tha Tian Pier. Take a 2-minute                                       walk to Wat Pho.

Further information:  http://www.watpho.com/index.php, http://www.chaophrayaexpressboat.com/th/home/

BANGKOKIAN MUSEUM

This museum represents the Thai way of life of the middle class before and after the world war II (1937 – 1957). Formerly, it was the house of Ms. Varaporn Surawadee, who donated her own house to be a museum after she passed away.  The atmosphere here is full of trees giving a nature scent and feeling to visitors. This house is surrounded by the high-rise building. There is an officer, who will explain the history and some legend of this museum.

 

Entrance Fee :  Free of Charge

Location : About 10-minutes walking from Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel
                  https://goo.gl/maps/1eJsMneeHDB2 (13.728378, 100.518188)

Opening hours : Tuesday – Sunday from 10.00 - 16.00 hr.

Distance :  650m from Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel

Further information :  https://www.facebook.com/BkkMuseum

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