Wat Suthat and Giant swing

Wat Suthat is one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok. Explore the territory of the temple complex that is divided into two parts: the temple complex itself and the monks’ dwellings. In this beautiful place, you will find a wonderful architecture, the restored murals, stone carvings, bronze animals, and Buddha statues. The complex area covers 40 800 sq. m, the total length of the surrounding walls is 949 m.

In front of the Wat Suthat Temple, you will find a monumental 21 meters red frame. Two pillars connected by a crossbar were used in an ancient Brahmans harvest ceremony. In November or December when rice was harvested from the fields, people thanked Shiva for his fertility. Men climbed up and swayed, trying to grab with their teeth the hanging bags filled with silver coins. The ritual often ended up with injuries and death of the participants; therefore it was banned in the country in the 30s of the twentieth century.

Wat Saket and Golden Mount

At the end of the 18th century, Wat Saket served as a capital crematorium and a mass burial place for more than 60 thousand victims of the plague that broke out in the renewed Kingdom of Thailand.

Now it’s a popular tourist attraction and a romantic place to view the panorama of the city.

At the foot of the mountain, you will see numerous bells. Ring them and invoke good luck. To get to the top, you will need to climb up about 300 stairs. On the top you will find a Temple where you can pray, meditate or just enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of Bangkok, overlooking the Khao San area and the Chao Phraya River.

Baiyoke Sky Tower

Baiyoke Sky is the second tallest building in the country. The 309 meters skyscraper has 88 floors occupied by a hotel, restaurants, and parking. Most tourists come here to visit its observation decks, with its amazing view of the city. Restaurants are located on the 75th – 82nd floors of the skyscraper. Observation decks offering a panoramic view of the sights of Bangkok are located on the 77 –84 floors of the tower.

Lumphini park

Bangkok’s “Central park” surrounded by skyscrapers located in the very heart of the metropolis. Here in the area of 57 hectares, you will be able to immerse into the beautiful nature with its wide alleys, green lawns, ponds, fresh air, and peaceful ambiance.

Smoking, drinking, littering, walking of dogs are prohibited in the park. Food is not sold here; you can have a snack at the main entrance.