Attractions of (Old Towns) in Bangkok
Bangkok, the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, is otherwise known as Krung Thep or the City of Angels. The heart of Bangkok is in the so-called Ko Rattanakosin area where this ancient city was first constructed. Much of its historical and cultural heritage was accumulated in this area, and subsequent generations have proudly applied their inherited knowledge for daily life and careers guide-lines through to present time. Bangkok is a mixture of West and East, the ancient and the modern. There are a lot of places to see in Bangkok. But the most famous attractions are in the Rattanakosin area.
It is generally known to the Thais, is mainly famous for the huge Reclining Buddha statue it houses. At 20 acres large, it is the largest Wat in Bangkok, and is technically the oldest too, as it was built around 200 years before Bangkok became Thailand's capital.
Temple of Dawn
Temple of Dawn or it’s called Wat Arun, nother landmark of Bangkok, is attractive in tis striking pagoda which is decorated with millions of pieces of Chinese porcelain. Temple of the Dawn is the most beautiful view. It can be seen from the east side of the river at sunset.
King Rama I appointed a Mon group of monks to look after this Ayutthaya period temple, so it became known in the Mon language as Wat Tong Pu. When Somdet Chao Phraya Maha Surasinghanat moved his troops back to Bangkok after victory in the battle of the Nine Armies, there was a ceremony of ritual bathing and changing of robes before he entered the Grand Palace, so the main temple was restored in 1787. After that, King Rama I gave it the name Wat Chanasongkhram.
Wat Bowonniwet Vihara is a first class Royal Buddhist monastery of the Dhammayut tradition, located on the northeast side of Bangkok's Ratanakosin island, just inside the old city wall bordering Banglumpoo canal, on Pra Sumeru road. The monastery's name comes from the Pali language: Pavara+niwesa and translates as the Excellent Abode Monastery.
Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace
It is famous for its elegant buildings of beautiful architectural styles. Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew, the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand, houses Phra Kaeo Morakot, Thailand’s most highly revered Buddha image. It opens daily at 8.30 am -3.30 pm.