From glamorous skyscrapers and a vibrant nightlife to awe-inspiring temples and delectable street food, Bangkok is brimming with surprises at every corner. As the capital of Thailand, it is a city of contrasts: ancient temples and rural villages are worlds apart from the climate-controlled megamalls and futuristic buildings – and yet all are found nestled together in one city. To truly appreciate this vivid hive of cultural clashes, add these must-see sights to your holiday agenda…
Buddhism is an important part of life for many people in Bangkok. As such, Buddhist temples – called wats – are a common sight in the city. However, Wat Pho tops the list as the city’s oldest and largest wat, making it a must visit for every traveler. Featuring a 15-meter high supine reclining Buddha statue which is adorned with gold leaf, mother-of-pearl, and intricate carvings, this historic site will add a whole new dimension to your holiday in Bangkok. In addition, the expansive grounds surrounding Wat Pho are studded with stupas, make for a magnificent sight.
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