Chatuchak weekend market is a heaven for shoppers, especially if they are ready to bargain! The plant market is held every Wednesday and Thursday, while on the weekend, Chatuchak becomes the biggest market in Thailand when over 8,000 vendors from all over the country converging in a single area. Read more
Wat Pho is situated behind the Grand Palace, near the Tha Tien Pier. It is a large temple that was originally called Wat Photharam and was built during the Ayutthaya Period. King Rama I ordered its complete restoration in 1789 and installed many Buddha images that were removed from abandoned temples in other parts of the country. Read more
The Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun is name after the Indian god of dawn, Aruna. It is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. King Taksin chose this 17th century Wat for his royal temple and palace. The temple was formerly known as Wat Makok and renamed to Wat Jaeng, literally means Temple of Dawn, when he restored it. Read more
Bangkok's Chinatown is located on Yaowarat Road in the Samphantawong district. The Chinatown is an old business centre covering a large area around Yaowarat and charoen krung Roads. There are many small streets and alleys full of shops and vendors selling all types of goods. It has been the main centre of commerce for the Chinese community since they moved from their old site some 200 year ago. Nearby Phahurat, or the Indian market, is one of the city’s renowned cloth centres. Chinatown is located in one of the oldrest areas of Bangkok. By the end of 1891 , King Rama V had cut many roads, including Yaowarat Road. Chinatown doesn’t consist only of Yaowarat Road, but also covers other areas such as: Charoen Krung Road Songwat Road, Songsawat Road and Chakkrawat Road. Yaowarat is the centre of area. The path of the road is like the dragon’s curvy body, making it an ideal location for business. Yaowarat has 22 chinese temples, some with a history of almost one hundred years. Visitors can find textiles, garments, souvenirs, second- hand parts and equipment, electric goods, computer parts, antiques, imported musical instruments, local delicacies, and leading gold shops here, Due to the numerous gold shops, the road is called “The Road of Gold”, 2003 was the 111th anniversary of this legendary road.