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The Grand Palace
Probably the most visited and remembered landmark of Thailand, The Grand Palace in Bangkok is where every visitor must pay a visit at least once in their lifetime. The construction of the Grand Palace began in 1782 during the reign of King Rama I, the founder of Chakri Dynasty, to become a royal residence, and it has been the utmost architectural symbol of Thailand ever since. The Grand Palace served as a significant royal residence until 1925 and is now used for ceremonial purposes only.
Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram temple (aka. The Marble Temple) is regarded one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand, thanks to its traditional Thai symmetrical architecture designed by Prince Naris, a son of King Rama IV, and fine marble imported from Italy. Inside the main ordination hall sees the sacred Phra Buddha Chinnarat image, reproduced from the original image in Phitsanuloke, which is also considered a Buddha image with the most beautiful figures.
The oldest zoo of Thailand. Before it opened to the public in 1938, it was a private zoo of HM King Rama V, who ordered a construction on 1895 and named it Khao Din Vana. Every year, more than 2,500,000 animal lovers visit Dusit Zoo to inspect more than 3,000 creatures housed in their inhabitant-like environment. The highlighted zones include the Nocturnal Animal Habit and Raptiles and Amphibians Center. It also contains an animal hospital, zoo museum, and educational center.
Bangkok’s Chinatown, Thailand’s largest Chinese community, is commonly known among Thais as Yaowarat, according to the name of the road where it is located. The Chinese community dominated trades between Siam (ancient Thailand) and China since the reign of King Rama I, centered around Ratchawong Pier, while the construction of Yaowarat Road hadn’t begun until 1891 during the reign of King Rama V. Today, Yaowarat is widely known as the kingdom’s largest center of gold trade and a great foodie destination.
ASIATIQUE The Riverfront
ASIATIQUE The Riverfront is the largest waterfront themed retail and new lifestyle night shopping place in Bangkok, Thailand that combined the elements of the Thai history and the modern lifestyle in the fabulous way, under the concept of Festival Market and Living Museum. The total project area is over 12 Acres located adjacent to Chaopraya river with the longest boardwalk over 300 meters. It features 1,500 shops and stalls and 40 restaurants, most of which are housed in the former warehouses.
This world-class shopping center is regarded one of Thailand’s most luxury shopping paradises. The 500,000 sq.m mall contains more than 350 flagship stores of the world’s top brands. Siam Paragon also offers more than 100 selections of international restaurants, plus Exotic Thai where you find the best of Thai arts and crafts. On the basement kids will love to explore the underwater world at Siam Ocean World while the top floor is home to 16 cinemas of Paragon Cineplex where you never miss the latest blockbusters.