Wat Arun Ratchawaramahawihan
Watt Arun is one of the most know tourist attractions in Bangkok. Also known as the Temple of Dawn or Temple of Bangkok. For entering the temple, a foreigner has to pay an entrance fee, but for the Thai people entering is free. Watt Arun is a temple which was build in the same area as Ayutthaya was build. After that, multiple Kings changed the name and restored the temple into what it is now. The temple is a big place where buddha is being worshipped. When we entered, we could not believe our eyes. The temple existed out of such details. Very nice. You can enter them with a boat that is crossing the river. Or just by walking. The boat ride only takes ten minutes and coast five bath per person.
Link: Wat Arun
Adress: Wat Arun – Google Maps
Wat Suthatt Thepwararam Ratchaworahawihan
Wat Suthat was our next destination. This is a temple that was less crowded by people but it is one of the six royal temples in Thailand. The build of the temple started with King Rama I and was finished in the reign of King Rama III. That is a total of 40 years. It exists out of multiple pagoda’s, temple itself with a monument of King Rama VIII, a small temple, and a monk residence. The temple itself was as big as the Wat Pho and very quiet. We hope it stays that way.
Link: Wat Suthatt
National museum Bangkok
As you probably find out when you are following us for a while. We like to dive into the history of a country. That also means visiting museums. This museum is called The National Museum of Bangkok. The name is obvious for some reason, but it exists. This National Museum is a place where you can find a lot of information about the history of the royal family. It also has a theme called The Palace of the Front. When we entered, we were surprised by the size. Also, here it was very quiet. There was a lot to see like findings from temples, history and even golden wagons of the king. It is really a shame to miss this.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog as much a we enjoyed visiting the temples, palaces and museums. If you are interested in more informatie about Bangkok. Go and see our last blog Temples and Palaces in Bangkok. See you next time.